For the very first time, Rafale fighter jets will participate in the Republic Day parade 2021. IAF spokesperson Wing Commander Indranil Nandi said, "Total 42 aircrafts will participate in Republic Day parade 2021 in New Delhi.We'll have Rudra formation, Sudarshan formation, Garuda formation will be formed this year. Rafale fighter jet will also participate in the Republic Day parade 2021 for the first time." Republic Day is celebrated on January 26, every year.
This bittersweet collection of vintage photographs show how U.S. Military Service men and women found solace in Christmas celebrations at the height of World War Two. Mostly pictured in far-flung locations, the brave members of the Navy, Army, Marine, & Air Force are seen making the best of their situations with turkey meals and the festooning of any available trees with decorations.
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The Indian Air Force has expressed objections against the trailer of an upcoming Netflix movie, AK vs AK. IAF is miffed at how actor Anil Kapoor 'inaccurately' wore Air Force uniform in the film. IAF also took objection to the 'inappropriate' language used in the trailer of the film. The Air Force has tweeted about the film, asking for the scenes to be removed. In the trailer, Anil is seen shooting for a film while wearing an IAF officer's costume. The actor later took to Twitter to share a video and explain his stance on the matter. In the video, Anil said it was never his or the makers' intention to hurt anyone's feelings. Anil explained how he plays a distraught actor in the film, wearing an IAF uniform.
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Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh on Thursday said his force is alive to various threats in the maritime domain including from China and is fully ready to deal with them. Addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day, he said the Navy has a standard operating procedure in case there is any infringement in the Indian Ocean region, in a veiled reference to the Chinese challenge. Referring to the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, the Navy chief said the Indian Navy's surveillance aircraft P-8I and Heron drones are deployed in the region. "Whatever we are doing is in close coordination with the Army and the Indian Air Force," he said. Watch the full video for more details.
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The Army Day celebrations began in Delhi. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, Army Chief General MM Naravane, IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria and Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh paid tributes at National War Memorial. Army Day is celebrated on Jan 15 every year. On this day in 1949, Field Marshal KM Cariappa became the first Indian to take charge of the Indian Army.
The Indian Armed forces celebrated Veterans’ Day 2021. A wreath-laying ceremony was held at the newly created Victory at Sea Monument ‘Gaurav Stambh’ in Mumbai. All three service chiefs lauded the contribution of veterans and said that they are committed to protecting their interests. ‘Some of our veterans have expressed disappointment that 50 years celebration of the 1971 war is not being given importance. This year will be celebrated as 'Golden Victory Year' to mark 1971 war victory and various programmes would be organised across the country like exhibition, parade among other things,’ Army Chief general MM Naravane said. IAF Chief Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria and Navy Chief Karambir Singh also expressed gratitude to veterans for the service to the nation. The day was chosen as recognition of the services rendered by the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Armed Forces, Field Marshal KM Cariappa, OBE who retired on this day in 1953. Watch the full video for all the details.
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While addressing at the event in the national capital on the occasion of 'Veterans' Day', Chief of the Naval Staff in Indian Navy, Admiral Karambir Singh said, "It is a matter of great pride and honour for me to get an opportunity to speak to our veterans on the occasion of Armed Forces Veterans' Day and at the very outset I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all veterans for their service to the nation." "All of us who are in uniform and service today gratefully acknowledge that the multidimensional and credible force that we are today is due to the vision, perseverance and fortitude of our veterans," Indian Navy Chief added.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh laid foundation stone of new Army Hospital of Central Command in Lucknow on January 16. He was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Army Chief General MM Naravane. This 'Super Specialty' hospital equip with about 900 beds capacity to server Army jawans. Soldiers and ex-servicemen and their families will be able to get better treatment facilities in Lucknow.
Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane lashed out at Pakistan over its continued support to terrorists. Speaking at the Army Day celebration, the Army Chief said that Indian forces have been giving a stern response to provocations at the border and added that around 300 to 400 terrorists are waiting across the border to infiltrate into India. He also added that forces have thwarted numerous infiltration attempts by terrorists into Kashmir. The Army Chief also added that there has been a 44% rise in ceasefire violations by Pakistan. Watch the full video for all the details.
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The Army Day celebrations held at Delhi's parade ground. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and Army Chief General MM Naravane arrived at parade ground. The felicitation ceremony was held during the celebrations. For the first time ever, Indian Army demonstrated combat swarm drones at the parade. Army Day is celebrated on Jan 15 every year. On this day in 1949, Field Marshal KM Cariappa became the first Indian to take charge of the Indian Army.
Asserting that the made in India light combat aircraft Tejas is far better and advanced than the Chinese-Pakistani JF-17 fighter jets, Air Force chief RKS Bhadauria on Thursday said the latest Indian jet would be better equipped to carry out Balakot-type airstrikes. the Air Chief said the 83 indigenous fighter jets to be inducted into the force would also be equipped with homegrown weapons such as the Astra beyond visual range air to air missiles and other standoff weapons. "Indian aircraft Tejas is far better and advanced than the Chinese and Pakistan joint venture JF-17 fighter," Bhadauria said when asked to compare the Indian fighter with the JF-17. Watch the full video for more details.
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Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on being asked if Tejas aircraft would able to carry out Balakot type airstrike if required in future said that it will have the capability of a standoff weapon which will be even beyond the capability we used that time. "The most potent BVR weapon that we have today is getting developed, and there will be other lot of air weapons which are currently on, some of the weapons are from our current inventory. And stand-off weapons that get developed by DRDO and will go into this aircraft," added IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria while speaking to ANI on January 15.
Dense fog gripped Delhi-NCR with visibility dropping to zero at most places. The IMD said that minimum temperatures are likely to fall by 2-4 °C over parts of northwest India. Flight services from Delhi were hit due to heavy fog enveloping the city-state. Meanwhile, air quality remained in 'severe' category in several parts of Delhi-NCR. Air quality index (AQI) of the national capital on Saturday morning was 441. Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida and Noida also recorded 'severe' air quality. This happens mainly due to low wind speed not allowing dispersal of pollutants in the air. Dense fog at isolated pockets is likely over many north Indian states during the next three days. Cold wave conditions are also likely to prevail over the northern states during the next two days.
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The temperature has further dipped in Delhi-NCR. A low visibility was witnessed at Singh border. The border area was reeling under thick layer of fog. The area near India Gate was also under cold weather. Cold waves have tightened its grip in Delhi and adjoining cities. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi's minimum temperature recorded at 4 degrees and maximum temperature was at 18 degrees today. Meanwhile, locals were seen using bonfire to keep themselves warm in UP's Ghaziabad.
On Jan 15, President Ram Nath Kovind made the first contribution towards the construction of Ram Mandir, which is to be built in UP's Ayodhya. Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) working president, Alok Kumar said, "He is the first citizen of the country so we went to him to initiate this drive. He donated a sum of Rs 5,01,000." Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also made the contribution for construction of Ram Mandir. He handed over a cheque of Rs 1 lakh to a leader of Vishva Hindu Parishad. He said, "I am grateful to be part of such mission." Ram Mandir is to be built at the site of Ram Janmabhoomi in UP's Ayodhya.
India successfully test fired a new generation anti-radiation missile Rudram-1. The missile was test-fired at the integrated test range at Balasore in Odisha around 10:30 AM. The missile is likely to..
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IAF chief RKS Bhadauria commends air warriors for quick response in Ladakh standoff against China; Rafale jets are the highlight on Indian Air Force Day 2020; Mamata Banerjee govt denies permission for..