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An Indian Air Force (IAF) Mirage -2000 lands at Yamuna Expressway

An Indian Air Force (IAF) Mirage -2000 lands at Yamuna Expressway

IAF's Mirage -2000 lands at Yamuna Expressway. The IAF has been considering the use of national highways for emergency landing by fighter aircraft. This capability was demonstrated by IAF on May 21, 2015 by a Mirage-2000 aircraft which got airborne from one of the IAF bases in Central India. All facilities like make shift Air Traffic Control, safety services, rescue vehicles, bird clearance parties and other requirements were set up by IAF personnel from Air Force Station Agra. Thereafter, in coordination with the District Magistrate and SP of Agra and Mathura, necessary tie up was carried out for activation of the selected stretch. The aircraft made a practice approach on the highway, coming down to a height of 100 mtrs before landing off the next approach. The operations were conducted with active support from the government of Uttar Pradesh, Yamuna Expressway Authority, Toll authorities of JP Infratech and Civil Police. The IAF has plans to activate more such stretches on highways in the future.

Victory Day Parade at Moscow

Victory Day Parade at Moscow

The Indian Army Contingent from the Grenadiers participating in the Victory Day Parade, at Moscow, in Russia on May 09, 2015.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit to Airbus Facility

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit to Airbus Facility

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the Airbus Facility, in Toulouse, France on April 11, 2015.

Indian Army Everest Massif Expedition 2015

Indian Army Everest Massif Expedition 2015

The Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh with the Indian Army Everest Massif expedition members, at the Flag-off ceremony, in New Delhi on April, 01, 2015.

Defence Investiture Ceremony–I

Defence Investiture Ceremony–I

The President Pranab Mukherjee, the Vice President Mohd. Hamid Ansari, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Minister for Defence Manohar Parrikar and other dignitaries at the Defence Investiture Ceremony–I, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on March 21, 2015.

Centenary of First World War, at Manekshaw Centre

Centenary of First World War, at Manekshaw Centre

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a group photograph at the commemorative exhibition on centenary of First World War, at Manekshaw Centre, in New Delhi on March 15, 2015.

Centenary Commemoration of World War – I

Centenary Commemoration of World War – I

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of the Centenary commemoration of World War –I, in New Delhi on March 10, 2015. The Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha and the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral R.K. Dhowan are also seen.

Lt Gen JS Bajwa, Editor presenting the Special Issue of IDR to Gen D S Suhag at Aero India

Lt Gen JS Bajwa, Editor presenting the Special Issue of IDR to Gen D S Suhag at Aero India

During Aero India 2015, Lt Gen JS Bajwa, Editor Indian Defence Review, presents the Special Issue of Indian Defence Review (Jan-Mar 2015) to the serving chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Aero India-2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Aero India-2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Aero India-2015. Mr Modi during inaugural speech said: "Our security challenges are well known. Our international responsibilities are evident. We do need to increase our defence preparedness. We do have to modernize our defence forces".

Chief of Gen Staff, UK, Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter in New Delhi

Chief of Gen Staff, UK, Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter in New Delhi

The Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh exchanging memento with the Chief of Gen Staff, UK, Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter in New Delhi on February 09, 2015.

 Prime Minister's NCC Rally

Prime Minister's NCC Rally

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with the awardees of the best cadets in different categories, during the Prime Minister's NCC Rally, in New Delhi on January 28, 2015.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arriving at the Amar Jawan Jyoti

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arriving at the Amar Jawan Jyoti

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi arriving at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, on the occasion of the 66th Republic Day Parade 2015, in New Delhi on January 26, 2015.

 66th Republic Day Parade 2015

66th Republic Day Parade 2015

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee arrives at Raj Path, meets the US President, Mr. Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama, at the 66th Republic Day Parade 2015, in New Delhi on January 26, 2015. The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi is also seen.

Tank T- 90 (Bhishma) passes through the Rajpath

Tank T- 90 (Bhishma) passes through the Rajpath

Tank T- 90 (Bhishma) passes through the Rajpath during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day Parade-2015, in New Delhi on January 23, 2015.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar inspecting the flag area, during his visit to the DG NCC Republic Day Camp – 2015

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar inspecting the flag area, during his visit to the DG NCC Republic Day Camp – 2015

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar inspecting the flag area, during his visit to the DG NCC Republic Day Camp – 2015, in New Delhi on January 21, 2015. The DG NCC, Lt. Gen. Aniruddha Chakravarty is also seen.

HAL Chairman Urges Steps to Bridge Skill Gap; Aerospace University

HAL Chairman Urges Steps to Bridge Skill Gap; Aerospace University

HAL Chairman Urges Steps to Bridge Skill Gap; Aerospace University. “The issues related to human resources must be handled with utmost care, sensitivity and if required with firmness”, said Mr. Ashwani Dutt, Member, Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) in his keynote address at the 2nd Aerospace HR Round Table held here today under the auspices of HAL and University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES). The theme of the conference attended by aerospace HR professionals was “Human Capital – A Source of Business and Competitive Advantage”. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. R.K. Tyagi, Chairman HAL, pointed out that the aerospace sector lacked the much needed skills to meet its current and future demands. “What we need is around 10 lakh skilled people, and we must get them as crores of investment would be made in India in next few years”, he said. “HAL on its part is planning to create an aerospace university with initial investment of Rs. 100 crore. This will ensure academia and industry linkage. Having a degree is not enough as we need people who are in tune with the industry”, he added. Mr. V.M. Chamola, Director, HR (HAL) in his address stressed on the need to bring down man-hour rates in PSUs and concentrate on efficiency of the workforce. “Labour productivity must enhanced with right planning”, he felt. Prof Utpal Ghosh, Pro-Vice Chancellor of UPES, focused on various issued related to airline industry and HR challenges of the industry.

Guard of Honour at the DGNCC Republic Day Camp 2015

Guard of Honour at the DGNCC Republic Day Camp 2015

The Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh inspecting the Guard of Honour at the DGNCC Republic Day Camp 2015, in New Delhi on January 09, 2015.

Defence Minister visits Hindan Air Base

Defence Minister visits Hindan Air Base

Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar accompanied by Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha and Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief , Western Air Command, Air Marshal SS Soman, during his visit to Air Force Station Hindan.

Paying homage to the Martyrs of 1971 War, at Amar Jawan Jyoti

Paying homage to the Martyrs of 1971 War, at Amar Jawan Jyoti

The Union Minister for Defence, Shri Manohar Parrikar and three Services Chiefs the Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh, the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral R.K. Dhowan, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha paying homage to the Martyrs of 1971 War, at Amar Jawan Jyoti, to mark Vijay Diwas, in New Delhi on December 16, 2014.

Indian Air Force launches the Phase-II of 3D Air Combat Mobile Game 'Guardians of the Skies'

Indian Air Force launches the Phase-II of 3D Air Combat Mobile Game 'Guardians of the Skies'

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel (AOP) Air Marshal S Sukumar (right) and Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Personnel Officers) Air Vice Marshal (AVM) NK Tandon (left) at the launch of phase II of the 3D Air Combat Mobile Game 'Guardians of the Skies'at Air Force Auditorium, Subroto Park, New Delhi, 11 Dec 2014.

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