Category: Defence

Indo-Bangladesh Exercise ‘SAMPRITI 2017’ comes to an end

  Closing ceremony for the seventh Indo-Bangladesh joint exercise SAMPRITI was held at Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte in Mizoram. Exercise SAMPRITI is an important bilateral defence cooperation endeavour between India and Bangladesh. The exercise is aimed at strengthening and broadening the aspects of interoperability and cooperation between the Indian and Bangladesh Armies

Army launches joint training node in Meghalaya

  Aiming to host foreign armies in joint exercises, the Indian Army launched an independent and fully-integrated Joint Training Node (JTN) at Umroi cantonment in Shillong. The JTN is the first of its kind in eastern command and is different from other joint training centres in Belgaum, Varangte and Bakloh. The concept was envisaged keeping

Successful Flight Test of Guided Bombs

  Indigenously developed light weight Glide Bomb, SAAW (Smart Anti Airfield Weapon) was successfully tested from Indian Air Force aircraft in the ranges at ITR, Chandipur, Odisha. The guided bomb released from the aircraft and guided through precision navigation system, reached the targets at greater than 70 km range, with high accuracies. A total of

4th JWGACTC meeting in India

  The 4th meeting of the Joint Working Group on Aircraft Carrier Technology Co-operation (JWGACTC), constituted under the auspices of the Indo – US Defence Trade and Technology Initiative, was organised in India from 29 Oct to 03 Nov 17.   A 13 member US delegation visited the Shore Based Test Facility at Goa, Naval Base

Indo – Kazakhstan Joint Exercise “PRABAL DOSTYK 2017” Begins

  A fourteen day joint training exercise “PRABAL DOSTYK – 2017” between the Indian Army and the Kazakhstan Army commenced with the Opening Ceremony at Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh. The joint exercise is aimed at enhancing the military ties between the two countries as also at achieving interoperability between the two armies. The training contingents comprise

Indian Navy to get 111 utility helicopters worth Rs 21,738 crore

  The defence Ministry approved procurement of 111 utility helicopters for the Indian Navy at a cost of 21,738 crore rupees under strategic partnership model. The proposal was cleared at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi. 16 helicopters will be procured at a fly

India, Kazakhstan armies’ joint exercise from Nov 2 in HP

  Troops of Indian and Kazakhstan armies will engage in a 14-day joint exercise from November 2 in Himachal Pradesh to strengthen bilateral relations and exchange skills and experiences. This is second joint military exercise between the two countries. The first edition of ‘Prabal Dostyk’ was held in Kazakhstan in 2016. Indo-Kazakhstan joint army exercise ‘Prabal