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Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne flew Jaguar
During his two day visit to Rajasthan Gujarat Sector, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne Chief of the Air Staff flew Jaguar aircraft based at Bhuj airbase. He had commanded this Squadron, called ‘The Cobras’, from 1990 to 1992 as a Wing Commander and is now the Commodore Commandant of ‘The Cobras’.
INS Tarkash Arrives In India
The Indian Navy's brand new Krivak-II class stealth frigate arrived off the coast of Mumbai today to join the Western fleet. The ship sailed from Russia to the UK and back via Oman. The first of the follow-on three frigates, INS Teg, was commissioned in April this year.
Boeing used potatoes to improve Wi-Fi
Boeing engineers have managed to improve the Wi-Fi signal in their plane cabins with the help of 20,000 pounds (more than 9,000 kilos) of potatoes. The sacks of spuds took the place of human volunteers in the signal tests as the way they physically interacted with the electronic signals proved very similar to their human counterparts (to say nothing of the fact that potatoes can be kept cooped up in a grounded plane for days on end without becoming irate). The tests were designed to investigate wireless signal behaviour which can be problematic in the enclosed space of an airplane cabin as it deviates as passengers get up and move about. This then leads to weak and strong patches of signal, disrupting connectivity in some seats. "Inside the aircraft it's a very complex electromagnetic environment," said metrology engineer, Dennis Lewis. "Some seats might have very strong signal and some might have very weak signal. As things move around -- as people move and the galley carts are pushed up and down the aisles -- then those signal levels can change." But using a combination of specially developed measuring and analysis tools and lots of potatoes, the Boeing engineers have been able to better understand the distribution of these hot and cold spots and safely tweak the Wi-Fi setup accordingly. "Every day we work to ensure that Boeing passengers are travelling on the safest and most advanced airplanes in the world," said Dennis O'Donoghue, the vice president of Boeing's Test and Evaluation sector. "This is a perfect example of how our innovations in safety can make the entire flying experience better." The substitution project was known by the researchers as Synthetic Personnel Using Dielectric Substitution.
Indian Navy receives first P-8I
Indian Navy receives its on-site delivery of the first P-8I aircraft from Boeing in Seattle, in accordance with the contract. India will receive this aircraft and two more of its eight contracted P-8Is in 2013. The program is progressing on schedule as Boeing assembles the fourth and fifth P-8Is, which are designed for long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare. The photo (left to right) depicts the P-8I being used for weapons testing, the P-8I delivered on-site, and the third P-8I aircraft, which recently entered the company’s mission systems installation facility.
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
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
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 (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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Siege of Kedah
Depiction of the siege of Kedah, the battle between Beemasenan’s Chola naval infantry and the defenders of Kedah fort (Malaysia).
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
• 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.