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NCC Girls’ Expedition Flagged in after Scaling Mt Deo-Tibba
Officiating Director General NCC Maj Gen C Prakash flagged-in the NCC Girl Expedition team to Mount Deo-Tibba (19688 ft) in Himachal Pradesh at HQ DG NCC, here today. He congratulated the 31 girl cadets and 19 support staff for their successful ascent to the peak on 13 & 14 Jun 15. The Team Leader Col Gaurav Karki handed over the Expedition Flag to the DG during the ceremony. The all girls’ expedition was the first expedition to climb the mount in the current year. The weather conditions made the climb challenging and tough. The successful climb to Mount Deo-Tibba (which in Hindu mythology means the assembly place of the Gods) by the 50 member team, through difficult terrain, inclement and unpredictable weather conditions, was a splendid success. In his address, the officiating DG NCC congratulated the Cadets and NCC Staff and mentioned that this is a precursor to the next Expedition to Mount Trishul in Aug-Sep 2015. He said this exposure would hold the team in good stead for the ultimate mission of scaling Mount Everest scheduled in May next year.
Indian Army Recruitment Goes Online
Lt Gen Philip Campose, Vice Chief of Army Staff launched a new website, www.joinindianarmy.nic.in, of the Directorate General of Recruiting for selection of Officers, Junior Commission Officers (JCOs) & Other Ranks (OR) from the precincts of the South Block today. This dynamic website is keeping in pace with the automation of Recruitment in the Army and will synergise and enhance the selection procedures. Candidates from all across India will have access to information about career options in the Army, make suitable choices and apply online. Kiosks based Central Govt and State Govt Common Service Centres (CSC) will enable candidates to apply from the remotest areas. The facilities of the website for applying as Officers, JCOs and OR will be available with effect from 01 Jul 2015.
French Naval Ships Dixmude and Aconit Visit Visakhapatnam
French Naval Ships Dixmude (Landing Platform Dock) and Aconit (Frigate) are on a visit to Visakhapatnam from 16 to 22 Jun 15. Rear Admiral Antoine Beaussant, ALINDIEN (Admiral-in-charge of the Maritime Zone of the Indian Ocean), Captain Pierre de Briancon Commanding Officer FNS Dixmude and Captain Jean-Pierre Helluy, Commanding Officer FNS Aconit called on Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command on 16 Jun 15. During the visit, various operational and social interactions with Eastern Naval Command have been planned. These include amphibious demonstration, sharing of expertise on Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief (HADR), exchange of Non-Combatant Evacuation procedures, mutual ship visits, industry exhibition and sports fixtures.
US Secretary of Defence Visits Eastern Naval Command
Dr. Ashton Carter, the US Secretary of Defence, accompanied by Mrs Stephanie Carter and a thirteen member US delegation, visited Visakhapatnam today, 02 June 15. During the visit, the Secretary of Defence interacted with Vice Admiral BK Verma, Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command and held discussions on issues of common interest. On completion, crest and gifts were exchanged with the visiting dignitary. Later, the Secretary accompanied by the US delegation visited the indigenous stealth frigate, INS Sahyadri, prior to their departure to New Delhi. During the visit, Mrs Stephanie Carter also interacted with the members of Naval Wives Welfare Association (NWWA) and was apprised on various welfare activities undertaken by NWWA for the Naval Community.
Raksha Mantri Visits Army Posts in Rajouri Area
On the second day of his official visit to the State of Jammu & Kashmir, the Honorable Raksha Mantri Shri Manohar Parrikar visited the forward areas in the Rajouri Sector, today. The Minister was accompanied by Gen Dalbir Singh, COAS and Lt Gen DS Hooda, Northern Army Commander. During his visit to the forward posts, the Minister was briefed by Lt Gen KH Singh, Corps Commander of the White Knight Corps on the overall security situation and other important issues pertaining to strategy for the coming months. He also interacted with the local Commanders and troops deployed in the area who apprised him on the prevailing security dynamics on the Line of Control.
Advantages of Sikorsky's S-92 VVIP helicopters
Advantages of Sikorsky's S-92 VVIP helicopters. Air Vice Marshal (Retd) Arvind Walia, Regional Executive-India & South Asia (2nd from left), Sikorsky? explaining the advantages of Sikorsky?'s S-92 VVIP helicopters to US Ambassador to India (4th from left) Richard Rahul Verma. Cabin's for Sikorsky's S-92 VVIP helicopter are 100% indigenously manufactured in India at Sikorsky's Hyderabad facility. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Connecticut, is a world leader in aircraft design, manufacture and service. It is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp
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
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 visiting the Airbus Facility, in Toulouse, France on April 11, 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
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
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
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
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. 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
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
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
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
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.