Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Deinduction Of Indian Navy's TU-142M Aircraft & Induction Of Boeing P8i Into INAS 312











After having served the Indian Navy with pride and élan for 29 years, during which it accomplished 30,000 hrs of accident free flying, the TU142M aircraft were given a befitting farewell in a special ceremony organised today (29 Mar 2017) at INS Rajali, India’s premiere Naval Air Station in Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu. The ceremony was attended by Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, Flag Officer Commanding­in­Chief, Eastern Naval Command, serving and retired officers and men, who have served in the INAS 312 and other senior officials from the Navy as well as from civil administration.

Speaking on the occasion, Admiral Sunil Lanba lauded the stellar role played by TU142M aircraft in the defence of the country as a Maritime Reconnaissance and Airborne ASW aircraft. He recollected the crucial role played by the Squadron in Operation Cactus in Maldives, where fleeing mercenaries were detected and tracked till they were apprehended by Indian warships. The Admiral also mentioned the maiden participation by TU’s as the first Indian Naval Aircraft in the Republic Day flypast at New Delhi on 26 Jan 1999. He also acknowledged the professionalism of the pilots, the maintainers and all those personnel associated with flying and maintaining the aircraft in peak efficiency during their service. The rich legacy of the Squadron would continue as the baton is being passed on to the proud crew of the worthy successors viz. the P­8 I Squadron, said the Admiral.   With the imposing looks and a lethal punch to match, the TU14M aircraft which have been nothing short of a ‘ Flyin g D e s t r o y e r’ , were given an impressive farewell as they flew for one last time today along with three Chetak helicopters, two Dorniers, one each IL­38 and the Boeing P­8I. In appreciation of the stellar service of the TU142M aircraft, a TU Static Display was also inaugurated by the Chief of Naval Staff at lNS Rajali. 

INAS 312 was commissioned on 18 Nov 1976 at INS Hansa, Goa with five Lockheed L1049G Super Constellation aircraft acquired from No. 6 Squadron of the IAF. After de­induction of Super Constellation from the squadron in 1983, TU­142M LRMR ASW aircraft was inducted into INAS 312 on 16 Apr 88 by the then Defence Minister, Mr KC Pant at INS Hansa. The squadron later shifted its base to the East Coast of India in Apr 92 and has since then been based at INS Rajali, Arakkonam (Tamil Nadu). In fact, the first TU142M landed at Rajali on 07 Mar 92 and from here started a glorious chapter of Long Range Maritime Air Operations of the Indian Navy. The TU142M truly brought in the era of dominant Maritime Reconnaissance and Airborne ASW for the Indian Navy and has always been counted as amongst the best and the most feared LRMR platforms in the world.
INAS 312 has the unique distinction of operating the heaviest, fastest and highest flying turbo prop in the world namely the TU­142M which has been the mainstay of LRMR and ASW operations of the Indian Navy for close to three decades. Over the years, the TU­142M has rendered yeomen service to the nation and has taken part in all major exercises and operations including Operation Cactus in Maldives, Op Vijay in 1998, Op Parakram in 2002 and Anti­piracy Operations from 2011 till date. The Squadron was awarded Unit Citation by the Chief of Naval Staff in the year 2002 for outstanding professionalism and momentous contribution to the Service and adjudged the Best Frontline Squadron on numerous occasions over the years.

After 29 years of dedicated service, the TU­142M LRMR ASW aircraft was drawn down today (29 Mar 17). Commander Yogender Mair, the last Commanding officer of the squadron with TU142M aircraft handed over the reins to Commander V Ranganathan, who will be the first Commanding Officer of the Squadron with the Boeing P­8I aircraft. The Boeing P­8I aircraft dedicated to the nation by the erstwhile Defence Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar on 13 Nov 15, is the third type of aircraft, after the Lockheed L1049G Super Constellation and the TU­142M aircraft, to be operated by INAS 312. The P­8I aircraft has proven all its systems and has been fully integrated into the operational grid of the Indian Navy.

The other event of milestone proportion was the celebration of Silver Jubilee of INS Rajali the air station which was synonymous with the TU’s, and its home for the last 29 years. A special cover was also released by the Postal department to mark the occasion.  

Major Forest Fire Fighting Operation By Indian Army & IAF In Udaipur








Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Army Chief Visits Nepal and Bangladesh


General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) is visiting Nepal and Bangladesh from 28 March to 02 April 2017 on his first foreign visit after assuming office.  COAS will be visiting important military installations and meeting high ranking dignitaries including the Prime Minister, Defence Minister and the Chief of Army Staff. The delegation will also visit Nepalese Army Mountain Warfare School at Jomsom and the Pension Paying office at Pokhra where the COAS will address the Indian Army ex-servicemen of Nepalese origin.

The visit to Nepal assumes importance as the President of Nepal will confer the title of “Honorary General of the Nepalese Army” to the COAS at a special investiture ceremony on 29 March 2017. This historic tradition is a reciprocal arrangement that is continuing uninterrupted since its inception in 1969 and has been a hallmark of the special relationship between the Indian and the Nepalese Army. General Rajendra Chettri, the Chief of Army Staff of Nepalese Army was conferred the title of “Honorary General of the Indian Army” on 03 February 2016, during his first visit to India after assuming office.

Nepal visit will be followed by a visit to Bangladesh, where COAS will be meeting the President, the Prime Minister and the Chief of Army Staff of Bangladesh Army. The delegation will also visit Headquarters of an Infantry Division and Armoured Corps Centre at Bogra.

This visit will help strengthen mutual trust with immediate neighbourhood particularly in the field of defence cooperation.

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa Formally Launches ‘Aviation Turbine Fuel Digital Issue and Payment’ (ATF DIP)



The Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC has formally launched the e-billing system 'ATF DIP' at New Delhi on 28 Mar 17. The new Digital Issue and Payment system will be implemented from 01 Apr 17.

The Aviation Fuel Management in the Indian Air Force involves over two lakh transactions and a substantial portion of the Air Force revenue budget per year. The IAF has embarked upon an e-billing system in line with the Government of India's flagship programme of Digital India.

A web based e-billing module christened as `ATF DIP' or the `Aviation Turbine Fuel Digital Issue and Payment' has been developed for the speedy accounting and clearance of Aviation Fuel bills of Oil PSUs.

During the formal launch, the CAS highlighted that this was a milestone achievement for the IAF and complimented all stake holders, especially CGDA and Chairman of M/s IOCL for their whole hearted association with the IAF in completing the project within a short span of time.

He also complimented the PSU for their commitment and unstinted support in ensuring robust supply chain management of Aviation Fuel, especially at the high altitude locations and during natural calamities. The Indian Oil Corporation was specially lauded for their initiative in developing new designs for Bulk Petroleum Installation and Rubberised Fuel Tanks for ATF supplies at Advance Landing Grounds (ALGs)/Helipads to support various contingencies.

Inauguration of ‘Test Bed’ of Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological Systems (IAAMS) at INS Rajali


Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC Chief of the Naval Staff, inaugurated the first ever
‘Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological System (IAAMS)’ at INS Rajali today on 28 March 2017. The IAAMS is an ambitious project of the Indian Navy to modernise the meteorological infrastructure of the nine Naval Air Stations (NAS). INS Rajali at Arakkonam was identified for setting up this sophisticated system on a ‘Test Bed’ site, where the complete integrated system has been tested for its reliability, performance and functioning. The IAAMS project will give a major fillip to aviation safety, through automation of weather monitoring process.

Equipped with the state of the art Meteorological Sensors viz., Radar Vertical Wind Profiler, Transmissometer, Ceilometer and Automatic Weather Observation System, IAAMS undertakes automatic and continuous recording of relevant weather parameters that are vital for accurate weather forecasting. It has a special alarm feature that alerts the duty staff during abnormal change of weather parameters that may affect safe flying operations. The system can also provide automatic dissemination of routine weather reports as per World Meteorological Organisation standards to other air stations and Air Traffic Controller towers without human intervention.

Installation at remaining eight NAS would be undertaken by the system integrator M/s SGS Weather and Environmental Systems Private Limited, New Delhi and is expected to be completed by March 2019.    

Commissioning of INLCU L51 by Vice Admiral Bimal Verma,Commander-in-Chief Andaman And Nicobar Command

INLCU L51 was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 28 Mar 2017 by Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, AVSM, Commander-in-Chief, Andaman and Nicobar Command at Port Blair. The commissioning ceremony was attended by Vice Admiral Dilip Deshpande, Controller of Warship Production and Acquisition, Rear Admiral VK Saxena (Retd), CMD, GRSE and other senior officers from Indian Navy.

LCU 51 IS First of the Eight ships of the LCU Mk IV Class. It has been built by M/s Garden Reach Ship Builders & Engineers Ltd, Kolkata, it is the first of the eight ships of the LCU MK IV Class. Conceived and designed indigenously, the commissioning of the ship adds a feather to the glorious chapter in the nation’s ‘Make in India’ initiatives & indigenisation efforts in the field of warship design and construction. With a displacement of 900 tons the magnificent ship spans 62.8 m in length and 11 m in breadth.

The ship is propelled by 02 MTU diesel engines of 1840 Kw rating and can sustain speeds up to 15 knots. The ship has been built to assist in amphibious operations by carrying out beaching operations and has an endurance of 1500 nm. The ship will also play a key role in carrying out maritime surveillance of Andaman & Nicobar Islands for preventing anti-poaching, illegal fishing, drug trafficking, human trafficking, poaching and other illegal activities. It will also enhance the capabilities of the Andaman and Nicobar Command in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations.

The armament onboard the ship consists of two 30 mm CRN -91 guns manufactured by Ordnance Factory, Medak. The gun is controlled by an electrical day-night fire control system namely Stabilised Optronic Pedestal (SOP) manufactured by Bharat Electronic Limited (BEL). The ship is also equipped with 12.7 mm Heavy Machine Guns and 7.62 mm Medium Machine Guns. In addition, the ship is fitted with state-of-the art Electronic Warfare suite for early detection of adversaries.
 
The ship is also equipped with Integrated Platform Management System and Integrated Bridge System for automated controls and quick functioning. INLCU L51 is commanded by Cdr Vishwesh S Nadkarni

Indian Army Releases Book on Rashtriya Rifles

General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), on 27 March 2017 at South Block, New Delhi, released the book ‘Home of the Brave’ on the history of Indian Army’s Counter Insurgency Force, the Rashtriya Rifles (RR). The book is authored by Mr Nitin A Gokhale, Defence & Security Analyst and Brig S K Chatterji (Retired). The event of release of the book was attended by the COAS, Director General of the Rashtriya Rifles, other senior officers from Directorate General of the Rashtriya Rifles along with the authors.

Home of the Brave traces the early history of the RR, its organization, including its raising and subsequent deployment in Punjab, the North East and in Jammu & Kashmir. The RR, a formidable Counter Insurgency Force, has won many laurels in the operations. In addition to fulfilling its primary mandate of securing the Nation, the Force has also conducted several softer measures to win hearts and minds of the people- a critical and valuable practice that the Indian Army has embraced. The book also reflects upon the role of the RR in strengthening the professionalism of the Indian Army and military ethics and values throughout its rank and file.

Home of the Brave will serve as an authentic record of achievements of the RR for all the Army units and Army training institutions. For defence policy planners, research scholars and military historians, this book provides factual and well chronicled information.

Chadoora Budgam Encounter Ends, Indian Army Kills Two Hizbul Mujahideen Terrorists, One Soldier Injured

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 Zahid Rashid Ganai S/o Abdul Rashid Ganai,hit by a bullet in neck during protest.
Hizbul Mujahideen , Tauseef

The encounter in Durbugh village of Chadoora in Budgam district that raged in the wee hours on Tuesday ended after ten hours, with two terrorists killed and a soldier injured.
The encounter started at around 6 am in the morning and ended after the house terrorists were hiding in was razed to ground. Weapons were recovered.
The Indian Army soldier sustained injuries when he attempted to enter the house in which the terrorists were hiding.




Telangana & Andhra Sub Area Felicitate Injured Brave Indian Army Soldiers



The Telangana and Andhra Sub Area (TASA) organised a function to honour and felicitate brave soldiers of the Indian Army who had sustained injuries in their line of duty at the Jeet Singh Auditorium in Secunderabad today.

During the event, Major General Sharabh Pachory, General Officer Commanding, TASA on behalf of Adjutant General’s Branch (Rehabilitation & Welfare section) in a formal ceremony handed over modified scooters and wheel chairs to seven soldiers (including four veterans) who were present along with their family members.

The event was marked by the presence of a large gathering of serving and retired Army personnel and families and was reflective of the sense of commitment of the military fraternity towards their veteran brethren and former comrades at Arms.
 

Monday, March 27, 2017

BDL , L&T Sign MoU For Export Of Torpedoes

Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), a Defence PSU under the Govt. of India, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) for export of Torpedoes (LWT- XP), designed and developed at NSTL, Visakhaptnam and manufactured by BDL. Shri V. Udaya Bhaskar, CMD, BDL and Shri Jayanth Patil, Head of Defence, L&T exchanged the MoU documents in the presence of Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Union Minister of Defence and Finance and Dr Subhash Bhamre, Hon’ble Raksha Rajya Mantri, Govt. of India on 24 March, 2017 at New Delhi.

Dr S. Christopher, Chairman, DRDO and Secretary, Department of Defence R&D, Dr SC Sati, Outstanding Scientist and Director General, Naval Systems & Materials, DRDO, Shri K. Divakar, Director (Technical), BDL,  Shri Arun T. Ramchandani, Head of Guns, Missiles and Armoured Vehicles, L&T were  present on the occasion.

Health Awareness Car Rally Of Army Medical Corps



A team of nine officers, led by Colonel Prashant Pandit and Colonel (Mrs) Pradhi Nambiar are on a “Health Awareness Car Rally” received by Brigadier K Satyanand, Commandant at Military Hospital (MH) in Secunderabad yesterday. It’s a part of 12th Army Medical Corps Reunion and 54th Biennial Conference. The rally has been organized under the aegis of Director General Medical Services (Army) and was initially flagged off on 14th Mar 2017 from Delhi. This will culminate in Lucknow on 7th Apr 2017 (“World Health Day”) covering a distance of 6,500 km by road, in five Gypsy vehicles.

Today, the team delivered a series of lectures on “Beat Diabetes and Organ Donation Awareness” for the troops and families. The programme was graced by Lieutenant General KK Agarwal, Commandant, Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering. The General officer felicitated all the members with mementoes. Their endeavour to bring about health awareness was fully supported by MH Secunderabad. Additionally, a highly informative Health Exhibition and a Screening Camp for Diabetes and other Life style Diseases was organised. In response to the lectures a large number of Troops and families came forward to register for the noble cause of “Organ Donation”. Notes were exchanged and great bonhomie was expressed by all troops of the station and finally the “Health Awareness Car Rally” was wished good luck for their remaining journey. They will be flagged off by Major General Sharabh Pachory, General Officer Commanding, Telangana and Andhra Sub Area from MH Secunderabad tomorrow.

So far they have covered the cities of Chandigarh, Udhampur, Sri Ganganagar, Jodhpur, Ahmedabad and Pune by travelling a cumulative distance of 3500 km. Their next destination will be Kamptee and Nagpur. They are brimming with energy to cover the remaining cities of Sambalpur, Kolkata, Gaya and Lucknow before the team touch base at Delhi.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Indian Navy's Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft - TU-142M, To Be De-Inducted After 29 Yrs Of Service





CURTAIN RAISER : DE-INDUCTION OF 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. To commemorate the stellar service of the TU142M, a TU Static Display Aircraft would also be inaugurated by the Chief of Naval Staff at INS Rajali.
           
The TU142M Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft was inducted into Indian Navy at Dabolim Goa from erstwhile USSR in 1988. The aircraft subsequently shifted base permanently to INS Rajali in 1992 and became the most formidable LRMR ASW aircraft of the Indian Navy. The aircraft has done the Indian Navy proud by participating in all major naval exercises and operations with distinction. The aircraft saw action during operation ‘Cactus’ in Maldives and participated in operational missions off Sri Lanka to provide airborne surveillance. TU142M aircraft with its 04 powerful engines, contra rotating, slender fuselage and swept wings is the fastest turboprop aircraft in the world and reportedly has been difficult to intercept by fighters. With its enhanced endurance, speed, long range weapons and sensors the aircraft transformed the aspects of Maritime Reconnaissance and airborne ASW for the Indian Navy and was one of the most formidable platforms around the world. 

TU142M aircraft operations over the years stand testament to the skill, courage and professionalism of the men and women who have been entrusted with the responsibility to fly and maintain this vital aviation asset of the Indian Navy. The aircraft has had a distinguished service with over 30,000 hours of accident free flying. During its service life, the aircraft has undergone several modifications and retro fitments to keep up with evolving technology and changing requirements of Indian Navy. As a result, the aircraft has throughout its service life, been participating in and has been a major factor during all Naval operations. Despite being in its twilight year, the aircraft performed exceptionally well during the recently conducted Naval Exercise TROPEX in Mar 2017. 

The other event of milestone proportion would be the Silver Jubilee of INS Rajali, the naval air station which was synonymous with the TU and its home for the last 29 years. The role of TU142M will now be taken on by the newly inducted P-8l aircraft. The P-8I aircraft has proven all its systems and has been fully integrated into the operational grid of the Indian Navy. Commander Yogender Mair, the last Commanding officer of the squadron with TU142M aircraft will hand over the reins to Commander V Ranganathan, who will be the first Squadron Commanding Officer with the P-8l.

Background Information 

INAS 312 was commissioned on 18 Nov 1976 at INS Hansa, Goa with five Lockheed L1049G Super Constellation aircraft acquired from No. 6 Squadron of the IAF. After de-induction of Super Constellation from the squadron in 1983, TU-142M LRMR ASW aircraft was inducted into  INAS 312 on 16 Apr 88 by the then Defence Minister, Mr KC Pant at  INS Hansa. The squadron later shifted its base to the East Coast of India in Apr 92 and has since then been based at INS Rajali, Arakkonam (Tamil Nadu).

INAS 312 has the unique distinction of operating the heaviest, fastest and highest flying turbo prop in the world namely the TU-142M which has been the mainstay of LRMR and ASW operations of the Indian Navy for close to three decades. Over the years, the TU-142M has rendered yeomen service to the nation and has taken part in all major exercises and operations including Operation Cactus in Maldives, Op Vijay in 1998, Op Parakram in 2002 and Anti-piracy Operations from 2011 till date. For its outstanding professionalism and momentous contribution to the Navy, the Squadron was awarded Unit Citation by the Chief of Naval Staff in the year 2002 and adjudged the Best Frontline Squadron on numerous occasions over the years. After 29 years of dedicated service, the TU-142M LRMR ASW aircraft was drawn down on 29 Mar 17.

The Boeing P-8I aircraft, dedicated to the nation by the erstwhile Defence Minister  Mr. Manohar Parrikar on 13 Nov 15, is the third aircraft after the Lockheed L1049G Super Constellation and the TU-142M aircraft to be operated by INAS 312.

On 29 Mar 17, Commander Yogendra Mair shall hand over the Command of INAS 312 to Commander V Ranganathan (an ex-TU pilot himself) with the induction of Boeing P8I in a ceremony at INS Rajali, Arakkonam. Admiral Sunil Lamba, AVSM, PVSM, ADC, Chief of the Naval Staff, along with other dignitaries, would preside over the function. The ceremony also coincides with Silver Jubilee of INS Rajali, home to the TU-142M aircraft for nearly three decades. The ‘heritage display’ of TU-142M would also be inaugurated as part of the ceremony. The event shall conclude with a fly-past comprising fixed and rotary wing aircraft of the Indian Naval Air Arm.

Friday, March 24, 2017

'Can You Give us What We Need’ Asks Army Chief


General Bipin Rawat chaired a combined session of ‘the user and the provider’ attended by renowned industrialists, academicians as well as the decision making hierarchy of the Army and released the ‘Compendium of Problem Statements Vol II’, which has been prepared by Army Design Bureau (ADB) after detailed interaction with all stake holders including soldiers deployed in field.

The first volume, with 50 problem statements released on 5th December 2016, was received with tremendous amount of enthusiasm, 28 new problem statements have now been added which will enable industry and academia to understand the ‘Felt Needs’ and come up with indigenous solutions incorporating the latest technology trends for India’s military power.

Giving feedback on the first vol, industrialists and academicians expressed keenness to step up R&D for solutions to Army’s problems and deeply appreciated Army’s efforts calling the raising of ADB as a path breaking step. Mr RS Bhatia pointed that India is probably the only great nation where Industrial might of the country is not yet reflected in its Defence Forces.

General Rawat took the opportunity to challenge the industry and academia by asking them to align the solutions to the stated problems. ‘We want to fight next war with technology on our side and not like the past’, he said. He sought efforts towards the most important need to bring in transparency of the battlefield to allow better decision making. Pointing out the drawbacks in trial equipment, he asked the industry and academia to focus on the fact that Indian Army will fight its wars in varied terrain and weather conditions seeking them to come up with robust, rugged, miniaturised yet technologically compatible solutions. He further nudged them to come up with a ‘Society for Defence Manufacture’ as the next step.

Industry leaders and the academicians who seemed greatly ‘fired up’ committed to work towards ensuring that ‘Indian Army Will Win India’s Wars with Indian Solutions’.
 

Defence Minister Hands Over Indigenous DRDO Naval Systems








The Minister of Defence, Finance and Corporate Affairs Shri Arun Jaitley handed over three Naval Systems indigenously developedby Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to the Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba here today. The Minister also released two other products developed by DRDO namelyIP-based Secure Phone and the Gallium Nitride Technology. Speaking on the occasion Shri Jaitley remarked that DRDO is becoming an important instrument for self-reliance of the nation. He stated that some of the best innovations have come from the pool of scientists of DRDO.  The Defence Minister also said that great societies and nations are made through people working on important tasks in anonymity, like the DRDO scientists who were honoured today.  Shri Jaitley also said that in the modern world, societies that invent and innovate will make faster progress.

The Minister gave away the annual DRDO awards in various categories during the function. Apart from the scientists and teams who won awards in various vistas of technological excellence, the Advanced Systems Laboratory, Hyderabad and the Microwave Tube Research & Development Centre, Bangalore won the coveted Silicon Trophy and Titanium Trophy respectively.

The Naval Systems handed over to the Indian Navy are USHUS-II Submarine Sonar, Directing Gear for Hull Mounted Sonar Array, and RLG based Inertial Navigation System for Ship Applications (INS-SA). The export potential of DRDO technologies also received due recognition during the function, with the announcement of the bagging of export order for DRDO-developed torpedo to Myanmar.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Subhash Bhamre, Minister of State for Defence said DRDO is playing an important role in self-reliance of Defence Forces and the export potential of the Organisation is finding a place in the global Defence market. He congratulated all the awardees and their families. 

Chairman, DRDO and Secretary, Department of Defence (R&D)Dr. S Christopher in his address said the Defence Acquisition Council cleared order value of DRDO products has gone uptoRs. 2.56 lakh crore out of which about Rs. 1 lakh crore was in the last two years alone.

Sonars are the eyes and ears of a submarine under water. DRDO has developed the State-of-the-Art submarine sonar suite, USHUS-II, a highly evolved compendium of multiple sensors. The constituent sonars in the suite include passive sonar, active sonar, intercept sonar, obstacle avoidance sonar and underwater telephony.

Directing Gear is an electro-mechanical system that supports the transducer array of hull-mounted ship sonar systems and rotates it at a controlled speed for in-situ acoustic calibration at Harbour and Sea.

The Inertial Navigation System, based on indigenous Ring Laser Gyroscopes, provides vital information on the ship's position coordinates and heading for steering it to its destination accurately. It features high speed processor, multi-constellation Sat Nav receiver, ship specific interfaces and innovative algorithms.

With the emergence of Gallium Nitride as a state-of-the-art material for MMIC applications, DRDO has established this futuristic technology, which will substantially help in the development of next generation radars, seekers and communication systems, for application in Light Combat Aircraft.
The Secure IP Phone incorporates an indigenous encryption algorithm on a trustworthy hardware platform to provide a high level of secrecy to voice and data, for communication of strategic and tactical plans of the Armed Forces. 

The function was also attended by senior functionaries of the Ministry of Defence, Indian Navy, DRDO and industry partners.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Govt's 7th CPC Letter To Armed Forces Appears 'Fake', Contains Errors

1.  Service No 4 is missing.
2.  No stamp.
3.  Signature block unusual...... no letter will repeat MOD again if it is typed above.
4.  Letter not added to AHQ ..... not even for info. How can CDA achieve implementation without directions from AGs branch?
5.  No reference to anomalies or acceptance or resolution etc

12th Indian Navy - Republic of Singapore Navy Staff Talks




12th Indian Navy - Republic of Singapore Navy Staff Talks 21-23 March 2017, New Delhi, India
The 12th ‘Navy-to-Navy Staff Talks’ between the Indian Navy (IN) and the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) were held at Kota House, New Delhi, India, from 21 to 23 March 2017.

The Staff Talks were co-chaired by Rear Admiral Dhiren Vig, ACNS (FCI) from the IN side and Rear Admiral Timothy Lo, Head Naval Operations from the RSN side. Seeking to broaden the scope of constructive engagement, the staff talks resulted in meaningful discussions and an exchange of ideas on a number of issues which included IN participation in the MSP, Inclusion of Maritime aspect in Joint Military training (JMT), RSN 50 & IMDEX 17, SIMBEX 17, Training Cooperation, Exchange of White Shipping information and SME exchanges in the field of Special Forces.

In addition to the Staff Talks, the RSN delegation also called on the DCNS on 21 March 2017 and held discussions on the future of Navy-to-Navy cooperation between the IN and RSN.