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COAS Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa flies the LCA Tejas at Aero India 2017

COAS Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa flies the LCA Tejas at Aero India 2017

COAS Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa flies the LCA Tejas at Aero India 2017. Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC took to the skies in Yelahanka over Bengaluru city in the indigenously designed and developed aircraft LCA Mk I (Tejas) at 1645 hrs today. The Air Chief Marshal flew with the Principal Director Test Flight of the National Flight Test Centre Air Vice Marshal AP Singh. During the sortie the Chief of Air Staff was demonstrated the operational capability of the aircraft which included agility, manoeuvrability and advanced interface of avionics. The profile included general handling, air to air and ground attack patterns. The Air Chief Marshal was impressed by its capability expressing his faith in the programme. The Tejas aircraft has achieved Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) and has been inducted into the Indian Air Force.

68th Republic Day

68th Republic Day

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.

'Guard of Honour’, at the War Memorial in Indian Military Academy, Dehradun

'Guard of Honour’, at the War Memorial in Indian Military Academy, Dehradun

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspecting the Tri-services ‘Guard of Honour’, at the War Memorial in Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, ahead of the Combined Commanders Conference, on January 21, 2017.

NCC Republic Day Parade 2017

NCC Republic Day Parade 2017

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat reviewing the NCC Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 17, 2017.

 Army Day

Army Day

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents certificates to innovators in the Indian Army, on the occasion of the Army Day, in New Delhi on January 15, 2017. The Union Minister for Defence Manohar Parrikar is also seen.

The Chief of Army Staff visiting Jammu & Kashmir

The Chief of Army Staff visiting Jammu & Kashmir

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat visiting Jammu & Kashmir on a three-day tour, on January 05, 2017.

Vijay Diwas

Vijay Diwas

The Union Minister for Defence Manohar Parrikar along with the Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh, the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba and the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha paying homage to the Martyrs of 1971 War, at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, to mark the ‘Vijay Diwas’, in New Delhi on December 16, 2016.

Armed Forces Flag Day

Armed Forces Flag Day

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Officers of the Kendriya Sainik Board, on the occasion of the Armed Forces Flag Day, in New Delhi on December 07, 2016.

Occasion of Navy Day

Occasion of Navy Day

The President Pranab Mukherjee, the Vice President M. Hamid Ansari, the Speaker, Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justicei Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha and other dignitaries during the 'At Home' reception, organised by the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba, on the occasion of Navy Day, in New Delhi on December 04, 2016.

Guard of Honour

Guard of Honour

The Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh inspecting the Guard of Honour, at the Bayi Building, in Beijing, China on November 21, 2016.

Award of President's Standard to 501 Signal Unit and 30 Squadron

Award of President's Standard to 501 Signal Unit and 30 Squadron

The Hon’ble President of India and the Supreme Commander of Indian Armed Forces Pranab Mukherjee reviewing the ceremonial parade during President’s Standard Presentation at Air Force Station Ambala.

COAS, VCAS and CNS call on the Prime Minister

COAS, VCAS and CNS call on the Prime Minister

The Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh, the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba and the Vice Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa call on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on November 08, 2016. The National Security Adviser Ajit Doval is also seen.

Indian Army Briefs Defence Diplomats

Indian Army Briefs Defence Diplomats

Annual Foreign Service Attachés’ (FSAs) briefing on military subjects of common interest was conducted by Indian Army on 07 Nov at Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi. General Dalbir Singh, COAS and Senior Military officers were present on the occasion.

Infantry Day

Infantry Day

The Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh, Gen. (Retired) J.J. Singh and the DG, Infantry, Lt. Gen. J.S. Cheema paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, on the occasion of Infantry Day, in New Delhi on October 27, 2016.

Naval Commanders’ Conference

Naval Commanders’ Conference

The Union Minister for Defence Manohar Parrikar at the inaugural session of the Naval Commanders’ Conference, in New Delhi on October 25, 2016. The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba is also seen.

Gen Dalbir Singh, COAS Flags in Indian Army Mount Everest Expedition

Gen Dalbir Singh, COAS Flags in Indian Army Mount Everest Expedition

The Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh in a group photograph with the team members of the Indian Army Mount Everest Expedition 2016, in New Delhi on July 05, 2016.

Shaurya Smarak

Shaurya Smarak

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the museum at Shaurya Smarak, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on October 14, 2016.

 Mount Kamet Expedition 2016

Mount Kamet Expedition 2016

The Vice Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Bipin Rawat with the team members of the MAHAR Regiment Mount Kamet Expedition 2016, at the flag-in ceremony, in New Delhi on September 19, 2016.

Awards for the Best Performance in Various Fields to the Cadets of OTA

Awards for the Best Performance in Various Fields to the Cadets of OTA

The President Pranab Mukherjee presented the awards for the best performance in various fields to the cadets of Officers Training Academy (OTA) Chennai, in Tamil Nadu on September 10, 2016.

Inauguration of the Army Skill Training Centre (ASTC)

Inauguration of the Army Skill Training Centre (ASTC)

The Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy lighting the lamp at the inauguration of the Army Skill Training Centre (ASTC), in New Delhi on August 22, 2016. The Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh is also seen.