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The practice of deploying ‘Suraksha Sahayaks’ with the officers of Central Armed Police Forces like CRPF and BSF has been discontinued, Rajya Sabha was informed today. The ‘Suraksha Sahayaks’ practice has been discontinued through an order by the Ministry of Home Affairs on March 6, 2014, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said in […]

DRDO Laboratories And Their Research Activities

DRDO Laboratories And Their Research Activities

Details of laboratories/establishments/units functioning under Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) alongwith their areas of research and locations are given below: Areas of Research of DRDO Laboratories/Establishments/Units and their locations: S. No. Laboratories/Establishments/Units Location Area of Research   Cluster Laboratories/Establishments: 1 Advanced Numerical Research & Analysis Group (ANURAG) Hyderabad Computational System 2 Advanced Systems Laboratory […]

After Viraat, Navy to bid adieu to iconic patrol aircraft

After Viraat, Navy to bid adieu to iconic patrol aircraft

 Another iconic naval platform is set for reti-rement after aircraft carrier INS Viraat. The Soviet – Origin Tupolev -142M aircraft, which helped the force keep a hawk -eye on enemy warships and submarines in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) for almost 30 years , will be decom missioned later this month. The Navy and inducted […]

AFTER 23 yrs of service, Indian Navy to de-induct long-range patrol aircraft TU 142M

AFTER 23 yrs of service, Indian Navy to de-induct long-range patrol aircraft TU 142M

The Indian Navy is preparing for de-induction of TU142M Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft after its 29 years of dedicated service to the nation. The aircraft would be formally de-inducted by Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chief of the Naval Staff at a special ceremony scheduled to be held at INS Rajali, India’s premiere Naval Air Station in Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu on 29 March 17.

India to acquire at least 60 Airbus C-295 transport aircraft: Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa

India to acquire at least 60 Airbus C-295 transport aircraft: Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to begin contract negotiations for acquiring 56 Airbus C-295 transport aircraft as replacements for its ageing Avro HS-748 aircraft.

Government receives proposals for setting up new airlines

Government receives proposals for setting up new airlines

The government has received proposals from four entities for setting up new airlines, the Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said on Thursday.

Air safety violations by cabin crew triple

Air safety violations by cabin crew triple

Air safety violation by pilots and cabin crew tripled last year compared to 2015 with SpiceJet accounting for 40% of the 176 violations reported, the Ministry of Civil Aviation said. While there were 49 such incidents in 2015, they rose to 176 last year mainly due to reporting of violations of regulations regarding rest and […]

The changing face of maritime terrorism

The changing face of maritime terrorism

Maritime terrorism has reared its ugly head again—this time in Southeast Asia where a Vietnamese cargo ship was attacked by supposed members of the dreaded Filipino terrorist outfit, Abu Sayyaf. Days later, Jürgen Kantner, a German national captured off the coast of southern Philippines in November 2016, was beheaded by members of the same group, sparking international outrage and all-round condemnation.

Govt denies Air India privatisation plans

Govt denies Air India privatisation plans

Earlier Tuesday morning, a Bloomberg news report revealed that India is planning to sell 51% equity stake in Air India, the country’s national carrier, to a strategic partner. But the Indian government denied the news and said that that there is no such proposal and the government is not planning to sell any stake in the PSU giant.

Defence Forces train in Co Wicklow ahead of Syria deployment

Defence Forces train in Co Wicklow ahead of Syria deployment

The 130 men and women of the 55th Infantry Group poised to deploy next month to the Golan Heights in Syria as part of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (Undof) there are nearing the end of their pre-mission training.