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Admiral RK Dhowan, PVSM, AVSM, YSM takes over as new Chief of the Naval Staff

Admiral RK Dhowan PVSM, AVSM, YSM takes over as new Chief of the Naval Staff

Admiral RK Dhowan, PVSM, AVSM, YSM the CNS paying tributes to the Unknown Soldier at Amar Jawan Jyoti at New Delhi.

The statue of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw

The statue of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw

The statue of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. The statue of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw was inaugurated by Gen Bikram Singh COAS at the Manekshaw Center on the 100th Birth Anniversary of Field Marshal. Brig Pantaki, who was ADC to Field Marshal, and his family members were also present during the ceremony.

Guard of Honour to Air Vice Marshal of The Royal Air Force of Oman (CRAFO)

Guard of Honour to Air Vice Marshal of The Royal Air Force of Oman (CRAFO)

Air Vice Marshal Matar Ali Matar Al-Abaidani, Commander, The Royal Air Force of Oman (CRAFO) reviewing the guard of honour during call on at Air HQ (VB), New Delhi on 01 Apr 2014

Last respects to the Crews of C-130J

Last respects to the Crews of C-130J

Last respects to the Crews of C-130J. Last respects to the Crews of C-130J. Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha paying his last respects to the Crews of C-130J at ceremonial function held at Air Force Station Hindan on 29 Mar 2014.

Last respects to the Crews of C-130J

Last respects to the Crews of C-130J

Last respects to the Crews of C-130J. Family members paying their last respects to the Crews of C-130J at ceremonial function held at Air Force Station Hindan on 29 Mar 2014.

Wreath Laying Ceremony.

Wreath Laying Ceremony.

Wreath Laying Ceremony. Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Commandlaid wreath on Wreath Laying Ceremony was conducted at Indian Naval Hospital Ship ‘Asvini’ in honour of Lieutenant Commander Kapish Singh Muwal and Lieutenant Commander Manoranjan Kumar on 28 February 2014.

TROPEX 2014

TROPEX 2014

Admiral DK Joshi, Chief of the Naval Staff and Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, FOCINC East witnessing flying operations onboard INS Viraat during the ongoing month long major exercise of the combined Eastern and Western Fleets in the Bay of Bengal.

AW189 Achieves EASA Certification

AW189 Achieves EASA Certification

AW189 Achieves EASA Certification. AgustaWestland’s new generation AW189 medium twin engine helicopter has been issued with type certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on 7th February 2014. After successfully completing the Type Board Meeting last September, EASA completed the final validation activities of the first fully representative production aircraft. Delivery of the first two AW189s in offshore configuration to Bristow Group is imminent.

Indian Army saves life of a pregnant woman in J&K...

Indian Army saves life of a pregnant woman in J&K...

Indian Army saves life of a pregnant woman in J&K... This picture was taken during heavy snowfall in J&K. More there 60cm of snow fall in single night that blocked all roads in J&K…There comes our brave Jawan to save a pregnant woman in extreme conditions. Yasmeen Beguam wife of Parvez Ahmed Naiku of village Walkul, in remote Lolab Valley, in North Kupwara district will never forget the nightmare which almost brought her and yet to be born child’s life to peril. With fresh snow rendering interior roads, un-trafficable and no vehicles plying, had it not been for the troops of 28 Rashitriya Rifles, she would have lost her and the would be baby’s life. During the day, the lady developed extreme labour pain.. In this conditions the ward member of the village contacted the Army post for assistance. The troops immediately swung into action. Quick Reaction Medical team was moblised, snow clearing activity undertaken and Yaseen Begum with two ASHA activist were successfully evacuated to Bock Hospital Sogam. This saved the life of the mother and the baby.

Eurocopter’s EC175 sets new climb records

Eurocopter’s EC175 sets new climb records

Eurocopter’s EC175 which opens new standards for the medium-sized twin-engine helicopter market. The two records for the EC175 are: time-to-climb to an altitude of 6,000 meters, performed in 6 minutes, 54 seconds; and time-to-climb to 3,000 meters, achieved in 3 minutes 10 seconds.

Secretary General of Defence Ministry of Defence, Oman discussing during the meeting with Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of the Air Staff

Secretary General of Defence Ministry of Defence, Oman discussing during the meeting with Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of the Air Staff

Further progressing the Indo - Oman Air Force to Air Force Defence co-operation, a meeting was held in the office of Chief of Air Staff at Vayu Bhavan between HE Mohamed Bin Basser Al-Rasby, Secretary General of Defence Ministry of Defence, Oman and Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of Air Staff (CAS).

President's Bodyguards assembled in the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

President's Bodyguards assembled in the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

President's Bodyguards assembled in the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Courtesy: Sumit Walia

Col Tej K Tikoo presents a copy of his book to Narendra Modi

Col Tej K Tikoo presents a copy of his book to Narendra Modi

Col Tej K Tikoo presents a copy of his book to Narendra Modi. Narendra Modi met a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits on the morning of 19th January, 2014 at Delhi. Mr Modi spoke about his concern for Kashmiri Pandits and the injustice meted out to them. The delegation presented Lancer Publishers book “Kashmir: Its Aborigines and their Exodus” written by Col Tej K Tikoo.

Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha paying tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti. on 01 Jan 2014

Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha paying tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti. on 01 Jan 2014

Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha paying tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti on 01 Jan 2014 after taking over the charge of the Chief of the Air Staff

Multi Activity Display at OTA Gaya

Multi Activity Display at OTA Gaya

Multi Activity Display at OTA Gaya. As a prelude to the Passing Out Parade on 14 Dec 13, a Multi Activity Display showcasing various aspects of military training imparted to the Gentlemen Cadets, coupled with interesting and awe inspiring acts of combat skills and adventure, was staged in the Rajyavardhan Stadium of Officers Training Academy, Gaya. A key aim of training at the Academy is to inculcate a sense of adventure, in addition to developing physical fitness. The display showcased the skills that the Gentlemen Cadets learnt during the course of their training.

Eurocopter delivers two EC225 aircraft to Waypoint Leasing

Eurocopter delivers two EC225 aircraft to Waypoint Leasing

Eurocopter delivers two EC225 aircraft to Waypoint Leasing. Waypoint executes sale and lease back transaction with Bond Helicopters Australia for the two EC225s

Paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti on occasion of Navy Day

Paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti on occasion of Navy Day

On the occasion of the Navy Day, in a solemn homage ceremony at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate, wreath's were laid by Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshall NAK Browne, Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral DK Joshi and Vice Chief of the Army Lt Gen SK Singh .

Eurocopter demonstrates EC225 helicopter’s capabilities for the offshore oil and gas industry

Eurocopter demonstrates EC225 helicopter’s capabilities for the offshore oil and gas industry

Eurocopter Canada Ltd. is showcasing the EC225 helicopter in St. John’s this week to demonstrate the rotorcraft’s features and capabilities for the offshore oil and gas community in Canada’s Newfoundland and Labrador province. The helicopter is in St. John’s for three days to highlight its ideal suitability for use as a crew transport aircraft, and in search and rescue missions for offshore operations. Flight opportunities will be provided for more than 30 representatives of the oil and gas sector, along with members of key industry associations. The EC225 is the latest evolution of the company’s Super Puma rotorcraft family and benefits from the experience accumulated by almost 1,000 aircraft of this family delivered to some 100 operators. The EC225 came to Canada (Iqaluit) for extreme cold weather testing in winter 2004 and 2007.

Life in the Army

Life in the Army

Water, Water everywhere but not a drop to drink. Troops heating snow in a barrel to make water in a high altitude post.

AW189 Helicopter?s

Gulf Helicopters Signs Orders for AW189 Helicopters

Gulf Helicopters Signs Firm Orders for 15 AW189 Helicopters. Gulf Helicopter, an already prime operator to the AW139 in the region, will also become the first customer introducing the Family concept into operational service in the Middle East.