Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicDefence forces

Topic: defence forces

3 Indian start-ups win IAF swarm drone competition, at least 2 in line for defence contracts

IAF's 3-year-long Mehar Baba Swarm Drone Competition was conceptualised to encourage the development of swarm drones, and was open to indigenous talent and firms.

Polyclinics for defence veterans get more medical staff so they can run 24×7 amid Covid surge

Defence ministry has sanctioned additional staff, including a medical officer, a nursing assistant & a pharmacist, for 51 'high pressure' ECHS polyclinics for 3 months.

PM Modi to address Combined Commanders’ Conference in Gujarat’s Kevadia in March

Modi is also expected to be briefed on the restructuring of the Army formations at the event, in view of the recent Chinese aggression in the Ladakh sector.

Airbus in talks with Indian Navy to lease out Panther helicopters

The Navy has been desperate to replace its Chetak helicopters of 1960s vintage with NUH but the procurement process for 111 such choppers has been stuck.

Polo, touch of royalty & chivalry, WW-I — 61st cavalry’s new role snaps link with history

The 61st cavalry regiment, one of the last mounted cavalry units in the world, is about to be mechanised, with tanks set to replace its horses. It’s a move that has upset many.

Karabi Gogoi – Navy’s first woman defence attache lives her dream

For her friends & family, Karabi’s appointment only reaffirms what she always told them – that she wanted to do something different in life.

This is how more Army jawans can become officers under new Bipin Rawat plan

Special training will be given to selected junior commissioned officers and non-commissioned officers to ensure they crack Army’s tough promotion race.

Badluram ka badan: How military music keeps recruits bang on the beat

A video of the Nagaland police marching to the 70s hit 'Dhal gaya din, ho gayi shaam’, has gone viral but armed forces have songs of their own such as the iconic Badluram ka badan.

Army chief’s new experiment — Major General is CEO of AK-203 rifle factory in Amethi

Major General Sanjeev Sengar has been appointed CEO for 4 years, the first time in decades that a uniformed officer will head an ordnance factory.

Ministry of indefensible

The 4th largest army in the world cannot be run by the CBI and motivated leaks from all sides, but that is where UPA's spineless leadership has brought us to.

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Can you lose weight by not eating after 8 pm? What the diet industry doesn’t tell you

The list of myths goes on—don't eat fruits before bed, eat small meals to increase metabolism. But does science support these claims?
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Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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