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First Upgraded MiG-29s for IAF

First Upgraded MiG-29s for IAF

JSC Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (part of the United Aircraft Corporation) began to supply upgraded MiG-29 fighters to the Indian Air Force. The first three aircraft are delivered to India by An-124 transport aircraft. Modernization significantly extends the range of tasks performed by MiG-29. The upgraded aircraft, along with increased capability to fight air targets, acquire the ability to strike ground (surface) moving and stationary targets with precision weapons by day and night and in any weather conditions.

Chiefs paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti

Chiefs paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti

Tri Service Chiefs paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate on 04 Dec 2012 on the occasion of Navy Day.

Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne presenting memento to General Haruhiko Kataoka, Chief of Staff, Japan Air Self Defence Force

Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne presenting memento to General Haruhiko Kataoka, Chief of Staff, Japan Air Self Defence Force

General Haruhiko Kataoka, Chief of Staff, Japan Air Self Defence Force is on a three day goodwill visit to India from 19-21 Nov 12. The visit assumes special significance in the light of improving military cooperation between the two countries in consonance with India’s growing relationship with Japan. Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne presenting memento to General Haruhiko Kataoka, Chief of Staff, Japan Air Self Defence Force during his visit to India

INS Tarkash

INS Tarkash

INS Tarkash (F46) is a Talwar-class frigate constructed for the Indian Navy. She is part of the second batch of Talwar-class frigates ordered by the Indian Navy. She was built by the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad, Russia.

Indian Navy Food Relief Operation in Andhra Pradesh

Indian Navy Food Relief Operation in Andhra Pradesh

Aftermath of cyclone ‘Neelam’, several districts in North and Central Andhra Pradesh, especially in the coastal areas, have been experiencing incessant rains, resulting in floods in many parts of the state. The Indian Navy responded speedily to assist the states administration in rendering relief and undertook rescue operations in affected areas in the state. The support operations are being coordinated by the Eastern Naval Command, based at Visakhapatnam.

Commander of the Turkish Naval Force visiting India

Commander of the Turkish Naval Force visiting India

Admiral E Murat Bilgel, Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces visiting India from 04-08 Nov 12.

Learning the Art of War on a Sand Model

Learning the Art of War on a Sand Model

The character and mode of warfare changes with time and region. The Indian Army is currently fighting proxy wars, insurgency and terrorism, even while it maintains the utmost level of vigil, preparation and readiness for a conventional war that may be forced upon by its adversaries. Soldiers must therefore be physically and mentally robust to meet the demands and operational challenges of difficult terrain.

Ma?jor General Ng Chee Meng, Chief of Air Force, RSAF, calls on Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, Chief of IAF

Major General Ng Chee Meng, Chief of Air Force, RSAF, calls on Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, Chief of IAF

Major General Ng Chee Meng, Chief of Air Force, Republic of Singapore Air Force calls on Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, Chief of the Air Force, Indian Air Force at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan), New Delhi on 31 October 2012.

On the firing range

On the firing range

The training of young recruits introduces new entrants to the profession of arms. It makes them physically fit, mentally robust and adept in use of their personal weapons.

Grooming of Gentleman Cadets

Grooming of Gentleman Cadets

The Armed Forces expect high standards from their personnel in respect of their turnout in military uniform, in civilian attire, as also in their appearance.

War Wounded participated in the Delhi Half-Marathon

War Wounded participated in the Delhi Half-Marathon

The War Wounded Foundation had participated in the Delhi Half-Marathon on Sunday 30 September 2012. A total of three officers, 1 JCO and 12 jawans, all disabled, ran in the Great Delhi Run, as a group and completed the full race. The distance was approximately seven km.

P-8I for India completes first flight

P-8I for India completes first flight

The second Boeing P-8I aircraft for the Indian Navy completed its initial flight on July 12, taking off from Renton Field at 3:29 p.m. and landing two hours and 14 minutes later at Boeing Field in Seattle. The P-8I, a derivative of the Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 commercial airplane, is the second of eight long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft Boeing is building for India.

Soldierly Pride!

Soldierly Pride!

A final look at himself by the Commandant's stick orderly - 11 GRRC

siege of Kedah

Siege of Kedah

Depiction of the siege of Kedah, the battle between Beemasenan’s Chola naval infantry and the defenders of Kedah fort (Malaysia).

Khaki Drill

Khaki Drill

Towards the middle of the nineteenth century, while fighting in the northwest, the British realized that the red-jacketed dress then in use was too conspicuous in the rocky and barren countryside. Soon most of the Indian and British Infantry units were using coarse white drill, died Khaki drab locally, using many innovative pigments. The practice continued. Much later, in 1883, a representative of a cotton mill in Manchester, while on a visit to India, recognized the commercial potential of fast dyed Khaki that could take rough washings and the scorching Indian sun. Whereas the firm patented the cloth and the colour in 1884, it was only in 1902 that Khaki became the official dress for the Army in India. Olive green came in use with the campaign in Burma and continues to be the colour of the summer uniform in our Army.

British Indian Army: A Fact File

British Indian Army: A Fact File

• Till as late as 1747 native sepoys of the Madras Presidency were called peons. • East India Company started giving commission to Indian officers in 1763. • Trousers were first issued to infantry soldiers in 1817. • The rank of Subedar Major came about in 1818. • From the time the Victoria Cross (VC) was instituted in 1856 till 1943 it was struck from the metal of the guns captured at Sebastopol in the Crimean war. • Right to receive VC was extended to the Indian soldiers in 1911. • Till 1918 Indians were not eligible for the King’s Commission.

IAF: Independence Day, 2012

IAF: Independence Day, 2012

Hats off to the dedicated team and Pilots of IAF, no one else can do it…

The Brass Bell

Brass Bell captured during Op Chindits

This brass bell weighing about 40 Kgs was captured by 3/4 GR as part of 30 Column on 22 June 1944 in Burma during Operation Chindits.

Battle of Basantar 1971

Battle of Basantar 1971

Clearance of Gazipur Forest by Mechanised Infantry - Battle of Basantar 1971

First ever Field Marshal

First Field Marshal of Indian Army

Sam Manekshaw was one of the greatest soldiers and war hero that India has ever had. His long military career is studded with achievements including the successful campaign of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 that led to the creation of Bangladesh. He became the 8th Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of the Indian Army in 1969 and though the Indian army had limited resources he crafted them to become brave soldiers and tasted victory on each occasion. After four years as COAS he was awarded the honorary rank of Field Marshal in 1973.