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India will surely teach a lesson to the masterming of the Pathankot terror attack: Parrikar

Feb 05, 2016

India will surely teach a lesson to the masterming of the Pathankot terror attack: Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said India will "surely" teach a lesson to the mastermind of the Pathankot air base attack. #India #Terrorism #Pakistan #TheySaidIt #Defence minister #Manohar Parrikar #Pathankot terror attack
Siachen avalanche: Govt releases names of 10 soldiers killed at icy heights in treacherous terrain

Feb 05, 2016

Siachen avalanche: Govt releases names of 10 soldiers killed at icy heights in treacherous terrain

The graveness of the situation can be gauged from the fact that the Army is even having difficulties in contacting the rescue team which had gone to trace the bodies. #Defence #NewsTracker #Siachen Glacier #Indian Army #IAF #Avalanche
Frozen in conflict: Here's a look at the protracted battle over Siachen

Feb 05, 2016

Frozen in conflict: Here's a look at the protracted battle over Siachen

The avalanche at the Siachen glacier, in which ten army soliders were killed, is the latest chapter of a three-decade old saga of a frozen conflict. #NewsTracker #Kashmir #Siachen Glacier #J&K #Indian Army #LoC #Defence forces #Indo-Pak conflict #Siachen avalanche
OROP to cost exchequer Rs 7,500 cr per year, says defence ministry

Feb 04, 2016

OROP to cost exchequer Rs 7,500 cr per year, says defence ministry

The annual expenditure on the 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP) scheme has been estimated at around Rs.7,500 crore, the defence ministry said in a statement. #NewsTracker #Defence minister #Ex-servicemen #Armed forces #One Rank One Pension #OROP
Govt issues detailed instructions, tables for OROP

Feb 03, 2016

Govt issues detailed instructions, tables for OROP

The total increase in the defence budget for pensions is estimated to go up from Rs 54,000 crore (BE 2015-16) to around Rs 65,000 crore (proposed BE 2016-17), thereby increasing the defence pension outlay by about 20 percent. #Economy #Defence #NewsTracker #One Rank One Pension #OROP Tables #Pension Disbursing Authorities
Union cabinet approves post to promote IAF officer with retrospective effect

Feb 03, 2016

Union cabinet approves post to promote IAF officer with retrospective effect

The Bench had last year directed the defence ministry and the Air Force to reconsider the petitioner's case for promotion after deleting the review carried out by the Senior Reviewing Officer. #NewsTracker #IAF #defence ministry #Armed Forces Tribunal #Air Vice Marshal Sanjay Sharma
IAF issues shoot-at-sight orders to deter perpetrators from scaling walls of airbases

Feb 03, 2016

IAF issues shoot-at-sight orders to deter perpetrators from scaling walls of airbases

IAF has also asked the government to strictly impose the ban against construction within 100 metres of any air base and within 900 metres of its ammunition depot. #Defence #IAF #Western Air Command #Defence Security Corps #Garud commandos #Nwsracker
Russia delivers final batch of Mi-17V-5 military transport choppers to India

Feb 03, 2016

Russia delivers final batch of Mi-17V-5 military transport choppers to India

Mi-17V-5, supplied to India, are among the most technically advanced helicopters of the Mi-8/17 type. Each Indian Mi-17V-5 has a complex navigation and electronic display KNEI-8. #Defence #NewsTracker #Rosoboronexport #Rostec State Corporation #Kazan Helicopter Plant #X Mi-17V-5 transport helicopters
IAF learns from Pathankot terror attack, seeks to raise 10 more Garud squadrons

Feb 02, 2016

IAF learns from Pathankot terror attack, seeks to raise 10 more Garud squadrons

Electric fences have already been set up at bases in northern areas and as per the plan earlier, Pathankot air base would have been the first in the western sector to get it, sources said. #Defence #NewsTracker #IAF #Defence Security Corps #Pathankot terror attack #Garud commandos