Defence Minister of Kazakhstan, Lieutenant General Nurlan Yermekbayev was accorded with the Guard of Honour at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi on April 09. Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was also present. Lt General Yermekbayev is on an official visit to India from April 7 to 10.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on April 02 inaugurated the 2.2 km Tedhipulia flyover in Lucknow. Talking about the details of the flyover, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh informed that the four-lane flyover built on a single pillar using modern technology aimed to provide relief from the daily traffic is worth Rs. 88 crore. Rajnath Singh said, "Today 1,830 metre long and four-lane flyover was inaugurated on April 02. The budget for the construction of the flyover is 88 crore. The daily traffic on this route was found to be up to 42 thousand and is continuously increasing. In June 2019, the work started and even during the COVID regime the assigned task was completed. The importance of the flyover is that it is built on a single pillar using modern technology."
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh slammed Congress and DMK in Tamil Nadu ahead of Assembly polls in the state. Singh said that BJP does not do politics of caste, creed, and religion like Congress and DMK. Singh added that BJP does politics of humanity and justice. The defence minister added that BJP will take steps to empower the weaker sections of society. Watch the full video for more details.
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Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat on said that China is capable of launching cyber attacks against India and that there is a capability gap between the two countries when it comes to technology. Rawat said that a ‘capability differential’ has come between the two countries over the years. "We know that China is capable of launching cyber attacks on us and that it can disrupt a large amount of our systems. What we are trying to do is to create a system which would ensure cyber defence," he said. He added, “We should be able to overcome cyber-attacks and continue with our systems either through an alternative or preventive means through firewalls.” Watch the full video for more.
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Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on April 07 said China is capable of launching cyber attacks against India and disrupt large amount of our systems. "Over years, a capability differential has come in (b/w India and China). China has invested a lot of funds to imbibe technology and they have a lead over us. We're evolving technologies to come at par but the biggest differential lies in field of cyber," said Rawat in an address at the Vivekananda International Foundation. "China is capable of launching cyber attacks and disrupting large amount of our systems. We've created cyber agency within armed forces to ensure effect doesn't last long during cyber attack. We can overcome tech difference only if we integrate our 3 services' resources," he added.
An Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on routine training sortie carried out a precautionary landing 30 km short of Ahmedabad while returning from Kevadia on March 06. The pilot, Colonel Nambiar displayed immense situational awareness and immediately carried out a precautionary landing on a civil road at Nadiad in Kheda district. Army training Command head Lt. General Raj Shukla and Air Force South-Western Air Command Chief Air Marshal Sk Ghotia were onboard. All the passengers, crew members onboard are safe.
Amid a controversy over a cricket stadium in Gujarat being renamed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government on Wednesday said the name change involves only the Motera stadium and the entire sports complex continues to be named after Sardar Patel. Asked about the allegations, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, however, told reporters that only the Motera stadium has been renamed and the complex continues to be named after Vallabhbhai Patel. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who was present alongside Javadekar at the media briefing after a cabinet meeting, also took a swipe at the Congress leaders, asking whether party chief Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi have so far praised the world's tallest statue of Sardar Patel erected at Kevadiya in Gujarat. Watch the full video for more details.
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Indian Air Force participated in celebrating Sri Lankan Air Force’s 70th anniversary. On the occasion, IAF Sarang and Suryakiran Aerobatic Team performed the air show. Celebrations to mark SLAF’s anniversary took place at Galle Face in Colombo. IAF Sarang and Suryakiran Aerobatic Team staged a flypast and aerobatic display. IAF Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria also reached Colombo to mark his presence at the event. Bhadauria is on a two-day visit to the island nation on an invitation from SLAF Commander. The Sri Lankan Air Force celebrated its 70th anniversary on March 2, 2021. SLAF is conducting an air show from March 3-5 to commemorate the occasion.
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Indian Air Force participated in the Sri Lankan Air Force's 70th anniversary. On the occasion, IAF Sarang and Suryakiran Aerobatic Team performed the air show at Galle Face in Colombo. They staged a flypast and aerobatic display. Indian Air Force Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria also reached Colombo to mark his presence in the event.
The third Scorpene-class submarine INS Karanj was commissioned into the Indian Navy in Mumbai. The ceremony happened in the presence of Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh. ‘The impetus on atmanirbharta or indigenisation is a fundamental tenet of Indian Navy's growth story and future trajectory. This submarine will further enhance the combat capabilities of the Indian Navy,’ Admiral Karambir Singh said. This is the third Scorpene-class submarine which the Navy has received. INS Kalavari was the first such submarine which was commissioned into the Indian Navy in October 2017. INS Khanderi was the second in line and was commissioned in September 2019.
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Scorpene-class submarine INS Karanj commissioned into Indian Navy in Mumbai on March 10. It was commissioned in presence of Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Karambir Singh and Admiral (Retired) Vijay Singh Shekhawat. The submarine has been constructed at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited under the 'Make in India' programme. The Indian Navy has already inducted two submarines of the class named INS Kalvari and INS Khanderi from the same shipyard. While addressing at the event, Admiral Karambir Singh said, "Indian Navy has been a strong proponent of indigenization and self-reliance in defence over past 7 decades." "At present, out of 42 ships and submarines on order, 40 are being constructed in Indian shipyards," he added.
The Indian Air Force deployed a chopper for fire-fighting operation in Uttarakhand. It carried out the operation in forests of Koti Colony area of Tehri Garhwal. The water collected from Tehri lake was sprinkled with a 5000-litre capacity bucket. The IAF has also sent another chopper for the fire-fighting operation. Uttarakhand is witnessing unprecedented forest fires, officials informed. Forest fire activity is generally reported in Uttarakhand from February to June. Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat on Sunday called an emergency meeting. Home Minister Amit shah assured all help to the Uttarakhand govt. Watch the full video for more.
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Indian Air Force's helicopter participates in fire fighting operations in nearby jungles in Koti Colony area of Tehri Garhwal. With the help of a 5000-litre capacity bucket, water from Tehri Lake is being sprinkled to douse off the fire.
Army Chief General MM Naravane, speaking on the India-China disengagement at Ladakh, on Tuesday said that India has not lost out on any territory and the situation was where it was before the border dispute started. "We have not lost out on any territory, we are where we were before this whole thing started...Not an inch of land has been lost," he told ANI when asked about the disengagement process between the two countries.
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Indian Army chief spoke on ceasefire agreement between India & Pakistan. General MM Naravane said that terror camps still exist on the other side of the Line of Control (LoC). Naravane said that recent attacks are acts of desperation to spoil atmosphere. “Terror camps and infrastructure still exist on the other side of the LoC. For terrorism to come down, those camps have to get dismantled. Only when the snows melt, we will come to know how serious Pakistan is about dismantling this terror infrastructure. We also have some local terrorists who increasingly feel marginalised.” He added, “They are trying to spoil the atmosphere with random acts of terror.” Watch the full video for more.
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Army Chief General MM Naravane in an exclusive interview to ANI said that terror camps and infrastructure still exist on other side of LoC. He said that for terrorism to come down, the camps have to get dismantled and it's only possible when snow melts. "We will come to know how serious Pakistan is about dismantling terror infrastructure for putting people across," he said.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on March 28 took a pot shot at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's sea dive in Kerala during campaigning, by saying that he sinks others with himself. Singh added that Rahul's..
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lashed out at United Democratic Front (UDF) Left Democratic Front (LDF) by saying that both the parties are kicking people of Kerala like football. He said that LDF and..