Thursday, May 31, 2012

Air Marshal Arup Raha AoC-in-C Central Air Command To Take Over Command Of Western Air Command

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Air Marshal DC Kumaria Hands Over Charge Of IAF's Western Air Command





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The Wronged Man!!

His parting shot : Army is on track and if the new Chief wants to take it further ahead, good for the army.

Bikram Singh Is 25th Indian Army Chief, Kali-chindi Paltan In Full Attendance To Bid Farewell To V K Singh!!

I was there today morning outside South Block's gate no. 2, braving the scorching heat and sun, and also not to forget the auto-cab strike due to Bharat Bandh, all of which made the day memorable for me.  I had a sense of deja vu, as I was there when Gen V K Singh took over on April 1, 2010, from Gen Deepak Kapoor. pril 1, 2010 was also a thursday and that day too was auto strike, today when Gen V K Singh demitted office, it was again a thursday and auto/cab-strike!! Kalichindi was in full attendance.

There were lots of promises made on April 1, 2010, which Gen V K today said that they have been fulfilled or are on the way of being fulfilled. Transparency, hollowness, changing mindsets of the army, etc, were spoken by V K Singh today as well. No word so far officially from Bikram Singh, but tough road ahead. V K dodged questions directly concerning Bikram. 

Well body language reminded me of April 1, 2010, quite the same between VK-Bikram as was between Deepak-VK!! Discomfort, uneasiness.

V K Singh took all the questions, as now he's  quite an expert on interviews, all mugged-up answers were given.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

WAC Commanders Focus On Mission Readiness & Quality Life To People

The two day Commanders Conference of the New Delhi based Western Air Command began today. The conference is being attended by Commanders of all formations under Western Air Command and the Principal Staff Officers of the Command. The underlying theme of the conference is - 'Mission Readiness and Quality Life to People.'

Addressing the Commanders, Air Marshal DC Kumaria, Air Officer Commanding-­in-Chief, Western Air Command said, "The main thrust at present is on the development' of operational capability, infrastructure and security to ensure mission readiness at all times. Western Air Command is the sword arm of IAF and mans the first line of air defence of the country. The induction of the formidable      Su-30 aircraft and the impregnable Mi-17V5 helicopters in the Command gives us phenomenal firepower, reach and endurance. The inductions are going to continue as our plans for modernisation start bearing fruit. Concurrent with the rapid technological advancement of our fleet, the network to connect and manage all these data centric equipment is also steadily taking shape bringing us ever closer to our aim of a complete network centric force."

While praising the performance of all the stations and units of Western Air Command in putting their best to maintain the operational edge, he said, "While mission readiness and accomplishment is our primary aim, it's the people who are the real engines of our capability. The thrust on operational capability should always keep the people who are effecting it, in sight. With the progress of our nation, the aspirations of people are going up. The quality of leadership must rise up to these aspirations by empowering the people at the same time making them responsible and accountable."

In the course of this Conference the Commanders will focus on key issues such as operations, infrastructure development, induction, aerospace safety and human resource development. Jointmanship with the three affiliated Army Commands would also be discussed and reviewed to bring synergy in air-land operational plans and concepts.
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VVIP Copters Were Cleared By Government With Deviations




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Pak MSA To Come to India first Time To Frame Guidelines For Trespassing Fishermen


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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sea Trials Of INS Vikramaditya Postponed Until June : Agency Reports

INS Vikramaditya was supposed to begin her sea-trials on May 25, but due to Russian staff changes, its got delayed by a week.

Air Chief Flies In Rafale



Photo 1 : Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, Chief of the Air Staff after a one hour sortie in the Rafale Aircraft at St. Dizier  Airbase. Also seen in the picture are commandant (Squadron Leader) Kubiak Thierry, Commander of the Rafale Squadron and  General Jean-Paul Paloméros, Chief of Staff of the French Air Force.


Photo 2 Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, Chief of the Air Staff after a one hour sortie in the Rafale Aircraft at St. Dizier  Airbase. Also seen in the picture are commandant (Squadron Leader) Kubiak Thierry, Commander of the Rafale Squadron and  General Jean-Paul Paloméros, Chief of Staff of the French Air Force.


Photo 3 Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, Chief of the Air Staff along with the Commander of the Rafale Squadron (Squadron Leader) Kubiak Thierry, General Jean-Paul Paloméros, Chief of Staff of the French Air Force and Col Jean- Pierre Moontegu, Base Commander St. Dizier Airbase, after a one hour sortie in the Rafale Aircraft.

Eurofighter Typhoons Replace F-16s in Italian Air Force


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Inshore Patrol Vessel (IPV) ICGS Rajtarang Commissioned

Indian Coast Guard ship RAJTARANG the second of the series of eight inshore patrol vessel (IPVs), designed and built by M/s Garden Reach Shipbuilders and engineers Ltd. (GRSE), Kolkata was commissioned at Chennai by Dr MM Pallam Raju, Raksha Rajya Mantri on 19 May 2012 in the presence of Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan,  Director General, Indian Coast Guard and other senior dignitaries of the central and State Govt.

The 50 meter inshore patrol vessel is equipped with advanced and sophisticated navigational and communication sensors and equipment, at this economical speed of 16 Knots, it has as endurance of 1500 nautical miles.  The special features of the ship include an integrated bridge system (IBS), integrated machinery control system (IMCS) and an indigenously built gun mount with fire control system.  The ship is designed to carry one rigid inflatable boat and tow Geminis for search and rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol.

ICGS ‘RAJ TARANG’ literally meaning `Royal Musical Note’ will be based at Chennai and will be under administrative and operational control of the commander, Coast Guard Region (East).

The ship will enhance the Indian Coast Guards capability to undertake operation to further maritime safety and security and coastal security on the eastern seaboard.

With the commissioning of ICGS RAJTARANG, the force level of ICG has gone upto to 71 ships and boats and would reach 150 surface platform by 2018.

The ship is commanded by Commandant JI Jose who is a specialist in logistics management.  The ship has a crew of 05 officers and 30 enrolled personnel.
 

Monday, May 14, 2012

MoD Clarifies Thinning Of Troops At Indo-Pak Border, As Baseless

The report published in Express Tribune, Islamabad edition, dated 14 May 2012, that “India may move troops to peace time locations” is completely incorrect and without any basis. There are no such plans.

Sitanshu Kar