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Navy Day 2015

Navy Day 2015

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 'At Home' reception, organised by the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral RK Dhowan, on the occasion of Navy Day, in New Delhi on December 04, 2015.

Israeli Commander of Air and Space Forces meets Chief of the Air Staff, IAF

Israeli Commander of Air and Space Forces meets Chief of the Air Staff, IAF

Major General Amir Eshel, Commander of Israeli Air & Space forces called on Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha at Air Headquarters, today. India-Israel relations have grown steadily. In the recent years, India-Israel defence co-operation has grown into multifaceted defence level exchanges in diverse areas of defence co-operation. On its part, Israel views India as a strategic ally and has displayed willingness to co-operate on all fronts. The Indo-Israel defence relations comprise mainly of purchase of military equipment, MoD level dialogue, technology collaboration and service to service defence co-operation through service level staff talks. India-Israel defence co-operation has improved rapidly in the last few years with Israel providing state-of-the-art military hardware to India at reasonable cost. Israelis have been at the cutting-edge of R&D in advanced technologies in a wide range of fields such as telecom, software, biotechnology, medical, electronics, agriculture and defence. Israel undertakes joint industrial R&D projects with several advanced countries including India.

President’s Standard Presentation Ceremony

President’s Standard Presentation Ceremony

The President Pranab Mukherjee releasing a souvenir, at the President’s Standard presentation ceremony, at Hasimara, in West Bengal on November 28, 2015. The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha is also seen.

Reviewed Passing Out Parade of 129th NDA Course at the National Defence Academy

Reviewed Passing Out Parade of 129th NDA Course at the National Defence Academy

The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral RK Dhowan reviewing the Guard of Honour at the Passing-out parade, at National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, in Pune on November 28, 2015.

Narendra Modi with the soldiers at the Dograi War Memorial

Narendra Modi with the soldiers at the Dograi War Memorial

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the soldiers at the Dograi War Memorial, in Khasa, Amritsar, Punjab on November 11, 2015.

The President Pranab Mukherjee with the members of NDC

The President Pranab Mukherjee with the members of NDC

The President Pranab Mukherjee with the members of NDC course & faculty of National Defence College, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on November 04, 2015.

Chief of the Naval Staff, Bangladesh Navy, Vice Admiral Muhammad Farid Habib, in New Delhi

Chief of the Naval Staff, Bangladesh Navy, Vice Admiral Muhammad Farid Habib, in New Delhi

The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral R.K. Dhowan receiving the Chief of the Naval Staff, Bangladesh Navy, Vice Admiral Muhammad Farid Habib, in New Delhi on November 02, 2015.

Air Force Commanders’ Conference

Air Force Commanders’ Conference

The Union Minister for Defence Manohar Parrikar addressing the Air Force Commanders at the commencement of the Air Force Commanders’ Conference, in New Delhi on October 13, 2015. The Minister of State for Planning (Independent Charge) and Defence Rao Inderjit Singh, the Defence Secretary G Mohan Kumar and the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha are also seen.

“Mitra Shakti-2015”: India-Sri Lanka Joint Training

“Mitra Shakti-2015”: India-Sri Lanka Joint Training Exercise

The third India-Sri Lanka Joint Training Exercise “Mitra Shakti-2015” culminated today, 12th October, 2015 after a grand closing ceremony held at Aundh Military Camp, Pune. The 14-day joint training included understanding of transnational terrorism, developing interoperability and conduct of joint tactical operations controlled by a Joint Command Post. Brigadier Tapan Lal Sah of the Indian Army & Brigadier KP Aruna Jayasekera of Sri Lankan Army jointly reviewed the parade commanded by Major Ashish Kumar, of Indian Army. The Reviewing Officers as well as the Sri Lankan participating contingent were amazed when Major Ashish Kumar gave the report and sought permission to commence the proceedings from Brigadier KP Aruna Jayasekera in chaste Sinhalese. Martial skill display by Indian Army added colour to the impressive parade displayed by the joint contingent. Brigadier KP Aruna Jayasekera of the Sri Lankan Army after addressing the parade, declared the joint training closed. Observers of both the nations which included senior military officials, were unanimous in their praise for the professionally conducted training which has resulted in instilling confidence in each other’s capability to counter the common threat of terror. The exercise demonstrated the determination of the two Armies in working closely with each other to eradicate the menace of terrorism in all its forms.

66th Anniversary of the Territorial Army Day Parade

66th Anniversary of the Territorial Army Day Parade

The Union Minister for Defence Manohar Parrikar addressing the gathering on the occasion of 66th Anniversary of the Territorial Army Day Parade, in New Delhi on October 09, 2015.

83rd Anniversary of Indian Air Force

83rd Anniversary of Indian Air Force

The President Pranab Mukherjee and the Vice President Mohd. Hamid Ansari at the 'At Home' hosted by the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, on the occasion of 83rd Anniversary of Indian Air Force, at Air House, in New Delhi on October 08, 2015.

Parrikar Commissions INS Kochi

Parrikar Commissions INS Kochi

The Union Minister for Defence Manohar Parrikar commissioning the INS Kochi, at Naval Dockyard, in Mumbai on September 30, 2015. The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral RK Dhowan and other dignitaries are also seen.

NCC Enters Limca Book of Records

NCC Enters Limca Book of Records

The Union Minister for Defence Manohar Parrikar presenting the certificate given by the Limca Book of Records to the Director General, NCC, Lt. Gen. A. Chakravarty for the largest Yoga performance simultaneously by a single uniformed youth organisation (NCC), in New Delhi on September 24, 2015.

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the Golden Jubilee to commemorate the victory and sacrifice of Indian soldiers in the 1965 war

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the Golden Jubilee to commemorate the victory and sacrifice of Indian soldiers in the 1965 war

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today paid homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate in New Delhi, on the Golden Jubilee to commemorate the victory and sacrifice of Indian soldiers in the India-Pak War of 1965. The Prime Minister laid a wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti. The Prime Minister wrote in the Visitor’s Book. He met war veterans and their families.

Golden Jubilee of 1965 War

Golden Jubilee of 1965 War

The President Pranab Mukherjee being presented a memento by the Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh and the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral R.K. Dhowan, at ‘Shauryanjali’, a commemorative exhibition on Golden Jubilee of 1965 war, at India Gate, in New Delhi on September 19, 2015.

PM visits 'Shauryanjali' a commemorative exhibition on 1965 war

PM visits 'Shauryanjali' a commemorative exhibition on 1965 war

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the ‘Shauryanjali’, a commemorative exhibition on Golden Jubilee of 1965 war, at India Gate, in New Delhi on September 17, 2015.

Indian Air Force Benevolent Association (IAFBA) completes 75 years

Indian Air Force Benevolent Association (IAFBA) completes 75 years

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha releasing the ‘First Day Cover’, as the Indian Air Force Benevolent Association (IAFBA) completes 75 years of its existence, during the combined annual meet of Air Force Group Insurance Society (AFGIS) and Indian Air Force Benevolent Association (IAFBA), in New Delhi on September 17, 2015.

'Shauryanjali': Special Exhibition on 1965 Indo-Pak War

'Shauryanjali': Special Exhibition on 1965 Indo-Pak War

The Union Minister for Defence Manohar Parrikar unveiling the Wall of Fame, at the Special Exhibition on 1965 Indo-Pak War, at India Gate, in New Delhi on September 15, 2015. The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha is also seen

The Golden Jubilee of India's Victory in Indo-Pak War of 1965

The Golden Jubilee of India's Victory in Indo-Pak War of 1965

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee paying tributes to martyrs, on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of India's Victory in Indo-Pak War of 1965, at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, in New Delhi on August 28, 2015. Three Service Chiefs, General Dalbir Singh, Admiral R.K. Dhowan and Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha are also seen.

Vice Admiral Ram Rutberg, Commander-In-Chief of Israeli Navy is on an official visit to India

Vice Admiral Ram Rutberg, Commander-In-Chief of Israeli Navy is on an official visit to India

Vice Admiral Ram Rutberg, Commander-In-Chief of Israeli Navy is on an official visit to India from 24 to 27 Aug 15. The Admiral paid homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti earlier in the day and was thereafter received by Admiral RK Dhowan, Chief of the Naval Staff at South Block lawns, New Delhi and accorded a 50 men Guard of Honour. During the day, Vice Admiral Ram Rutberg had discussions with Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral RK Dhowan to explore avenues for greater cooperation between the two navies. Vice Admiral Ram Rutberg also met the Chief of Army Staff and Chief of Air Staff in addition to other MoD officials. Vice Admiral Rutberg is also scheduled to travel to Mumbai and Kochi to visit various ships and shore establishments in Headquarters, Western and Southern Naval Command respectively. The visit by Vice Admiral Ram Rutberg will further consolidate Indian Navy – Israeli Navy cooperation especially with respect to India acquiring high end technology through the recently launched ‘Make in India’ initiative. Both the countries can benefit and reap strategic advantages through such cooperation. India-Israel relations date back to 17 Sep 1950, when India recognised formation of Israel. Since the up-gradation of relations in 1992, the defence cooperation has been one of the main pillars of bilateral engagement between the two nations. India imports critical defence technologies from Israel. In addition, there are regular exchanges between the Armed Forces and defence personnel. The visit to India by Vice Admiral Ram Rutberg is in continuation of such high level defence exchanges.

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