Category: Defence

Twitter, twitter everywhere….what to read what not to read

Lalit Shastri Manmohan Bahadur, Additional Director General, Centre for Air Power Studies, Delhi, who retired as Air Vice Marshal of IAF, and has been an ace helicopter pilot, UN soldier and dabbles in Security and strategic issues, has expressed surprise over an opinion column published by ThePrint questioning Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, the

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Rajnath Singh joins Rafale fighter aircraft handing over ceremony

Newsroom24x7 Network Paris: India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday, 8 October 2019, participated in the Rafale fighter aircraft handing over ceremony, coinciding with Vijayadashami festival which symbolises the victory of good over evil and marking the Indian Air Force Day, at Merignac in Bordeaux along with French Minister of Armed Forces Ms Florence Parly.

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Rajnath Singh becomes first Defence Minister to fly ‘LCA Tejas’

Newsroom24x7 Network Bengaluru: Defence Minister of India Rajnath Singh has scripted history by becoming the first “Raksha Mantri” (Defence Minister) to fly the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) ‘Tejas’. Singh undertook a 30-minute sortie in the indigenously-built multi-role fighter aircraft with Air Vice Marshal Narmdeshwar Tiwari, at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Airport in Bengaluru this morning.

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Post-Pulwama airstrikes: After losing much ground Pakistan Air Force top brass is using Youtube to play game of one-upmanship with India

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman

Lalit Shastri There are Congress party members and sympathisers in India who are forwarding a despicable link of a video published on Youtube by ARY News, a Pakistani news channel with the heading: ” Exclusive: How Indian jets were shot down by Pakistan Air Force on 27th Feb 2019″. One expected gun camera and radar

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DRDO successfully test fires Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missiles

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) on Sunday, 4 August 2019, successfully flight-tested its state-of-the-art Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missiles (QRSAM) against live aerial targets from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur. Two missiles, developed by DRDO, were tested against two live targets meeting complete mission objectives of engaging the targets. QRSAM, with many

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20 years of Kargil Victory: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays homage to martyrs at the National War Memorial

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid homage to the martyrs at the National War Memorial (NWM) on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas (Kargil Victory Day) here today. To commemorate the occasion, the Defence Minister wrote in the visitors’ book: “Homage to the brave soldiers of Kargil War

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Status, relative seniority of Armed Forces Officers: Delhi High Court issues notice to Defence, Home Ministries

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has issued notice to the Defence and Home ministries in a PIL titled Maj. PK Dharmani and others VS Union of India and others. The petition relates to the Status, relative seniority, equivalence levels of Armed Forces Officers, along with their Pay, Perks, Pensions–including disability Pension, and

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Why speculate when Whispersinthecorridors is always first to tell you who goes where

Newsroom24x7 Network   New Delhi: Its not only in the case of the Bureaucracy, Corporate world, Banking sector and the Defence forces that always hits the bulls eye everytime it makes a forecaste but what’s amazing is that this platform is also a concrete source of credible information when it comes to projecting political developments well

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Fire breaks out on under construction warship INS Visakhapatnam, 1 worker killed

Newsroom24x7 Network Mumbai: One worker was killed when fire broke out on INS Visakhapatnam, the warship being built at Mazgaon Dock on Friday evening. The first call to inform about the fire was received by the fire department at 5.44 p.m. Friday. According to available reports, the fire had spread to the 2nd and 3rd

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Kargil Victory Day celebrations from 25 to 27 July this year

Kargil Vijay Diwas

20TH Anniversary of the Victory at Kargil Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The year 2019, marks the 20th anniversary of victory in ‘Operation VIJAY’ popularly known as the ‘Kargil War’. The Kargil War is a saga of strong political, military and diplomatic actions. The Nation shall be celebrating the 20th anniversary of victory this year in

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Cloudy weather and Balakot airstrike: Space scientist validates PM Modi’s stated position

Lalit Shastri       On the hot debate that has overflown across media on certain confusion created after a television interview of Prime Minister Narendra Modi where he spoke about cloudy weather and radar technology vis-a-vis the Balakot airstrike,  Tapan Misra, former Director Space Application Centre, ISRO, has set the record straight when it

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Justice Katju comes under attack for “attempt to divide Army on caste and religious lines”

Lalit Shastri Justice Markandey Katju, former Chairman, Press Council of India and an ex-judge at the Supreme Court of India, has come under severe attack for his latest utterances being described as an attempt to break the cohesion in the Army by bringing in caste and religious factors. Addressing high ranking Generals of the Indian

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Indian Air Force: The first batch of the Apache Guardian Attack Helicopters to arrive in July

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Indian Air Force has Tweeted: The first batch of the (Apache Guardian Attack) helicopters is scheduled to be shipped to India by July this year. Selected aircrew & ground crew have undergone training at the training facilities at US Army base Fort Rucker, Alabama. Read more on

Close watch: As journalism goes for a nosedive, India calls the US officials’ bluff on count of Pakistan’s F-16 fighter jets

Lalit Shastri A Correspondent of The Hindu, who did a piece with the heading “U.S. count of Pakistan’s F-16 fighter jets found none missing, claims American magazine” on April 5 relied upon a report published by “Foreign Policy” to give wider coverage to the “Foreign Policy” story and join in casting serious doubt on the

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