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General Bikram Singh taking charge as the new Chief of the Army Staff from his predecessor Gen. V.K. Singh, in New Delhi on May 31, 2012.
General Bikram Singh assumes charge as the Chief of Army Staff on May 31, 2012. He becomes the 25th chief of the world's second-largest army. He was commissioned on March 31, 1972, into the Sikh Light Infantry (SIKHLI) Regiment.
Air Marshal DC Kumaria reviewing the Guard of Honour.
Air Marshal DC Kumaria reviewing the Guard of Honour on taking over as the Vice Chief of the Air Staff at Air Headquarters Vayu Bhawan New Delhi on 01 June 2012.
Vice Admiral Satish Soni inspecting the Parade accompanied by Vice Admiral KN Sushil
Vice Admiral Satish Soni assumed office as the Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Southern Naval Command at Kochi today. He succeeds Vice Admiral KN Sushil, who retired from the Naval service today after nearly forty years of distinguished service. Vice Admiral Satish Soni was commissioned into the Navy in July 1976. A winner of the “Sword of Honour” and a specialist in Navigation and Aircraft Direction, the Admiral’s important sea commands include commands of Stealth Frigate INS Talwar, Guided Missile Destroyer INS Delhi, Missile Corvette INS Kirpan and Eastern Fleet. Vice Admiral Soni has also been Chief of Staff of Eastern Naval Command and Commandant of the prestigious National Defence Academy at Kahadakwasla, Pune. The Admiral has been honoured with Ati Vishisht Sena Medal and Nao Sena Medal.
Vice Admiral Pradeep K Chatterjee takes over as Dy Chief of Naval Staff
Vice Admiral Pradeep K Chatterjee, AVSM, NM, took over as the Deputy Chief of Naval Staff at the Integrated Headquarters Ministry of Defence (Navy). Vice Admiral Chatterjee becomes the first ever submariner to be at the helm of the Operations Branch of the Indian Navy at the Integrated Headquarters Ministry of Defence (Navy)at New Delhi. This at a time when the Indian Navy stands at the threshold of integrating a nuclear attack submarine INS Chakra and inducting a nuclear ballistic missile submarine viz the indigenously built ‘Arihant’.
Rafale Aircraft Sortie by IAF Chief
Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, Chief of the Air Staff after a one hour sortie in the Rafale Aircraft at St. Dizier Airbase. Also seen in the picture are commandant (Squadron Leader) Kubiak Thierry, Commander of the Rafale Squadron and General Jean-Paul Paloméros, Chief of Staff of the French Air Force.
IAF Chief visit to France
Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, Chief of the Air Staff and General Jean-Paul Paloméros, Chief of Staff of the French Air Force during the Guard of Honor in Paris.
India's new stealth frigate INS Teg
INS Teg, is a modern and contemporary Warship with advanced technologies incorporated in every facet of design to make her stable, stealthy, fast and formidable. A versatile and capable vessel, she is an icon of Indo-Russian Military co-operation and heralds a new dimension in this strategic partnership.
Brahmos Supersonic Cruise missile
BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land. It is a joint venture between India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Russia's NPO Mashinostroeyenia who have together formed the BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited.