INDIAN ARMED FORCES

  • Aerobatic display marks the conclusion of Aero India 2013 February 11, 2013

    Bangalore: Aerobatic display by metal birds enthralled tens of thousands of aviation enthusiasts at Yelahanka airbase in Bangalore on Sunday as the curtains came down on the fiveday Aero India 2013, Asia's premier airshow. 'Sarang', the helicopter display team of Indian Air Force, 'Flying Bulls' of Czech Rupublic and valiant 'Russian...
  • Asia's biggest air show kicks off in Bangalore February 6, 2013

    Bangalore: Kicking off Asia's biggest aerospace exposition here, Defence Minister AK Antony on February 6 said the focus of the country is achieving self reliance in the defence sector. Aero India 2013 showcases the latest international technology in military and civil aircraft, avionics and subsystems, as well as radars in...
  • Army unit movement story wrong: Defence Secretary April 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma told the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence on Monday that 'The Indian Express' story on the movement of two Army units towards New Delhi was wrong inference, conjectures, and no permission was required from Ministry of Defence for such routine exercise. Sharma, who appeared...
  • Allow foreign investment in defence: IAF ViceChief November 19, 2009

    New Delhi: Procurement for Indias defence forces is hampered by politics and the country must be bold enough to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in the sector, said Indian Air Force ViceChief Air Marshal P K Barbora on Thursday. "We have to take stepswe need to be bold enough to invite...
  • Army wins wage war, gets separate pay panel January 2, 2009

    New Delhi: The Indian Armed Forces scored a rare victory over the politicobureaucratic establishment with the Government on Thursday conceding an exclusive Military Pay Commission for the military. Deeply embarrassed by the very public rejection of the Sixth Pay Commission report by the Service Chiefs, the Government was also forced...
  • MoD deputes counsellors at forward posts March 19, 2008

    Rajouri, J&K: With the high levels of suicide rates in the Indian Armed Forces the Defence Ministry decided to depute counsellors at forward posts and unit levels, to fight the growing stress levels in soldiers. The battle against stress among the Indian Armed Forces has reached the field with mobile counsellors...