The IndianArmy observed the 36th Siachen day to pay tribute to the brave soldiers who laid down their lives while protecting the frontiers of the country in Ladakh at the Corps Headquarters in Leh and Siachen base camp, the world’s highest and coldest battlefield.
Indian Army observes 36th Siachen day on April 13, 2020
Indian Army postpones six-day conference of top commanders
The Indian Army has postponed a six-day conference of its top commanders next week in view of rising cases of coronavirus in the country The conference was to be held from April 13 to 18. In the conference, the Army commanders were set to carry out overall review of India's security challenges, particularly along the borders with Pakistan and China.
Larsen & Toubro gets big contract from Indian Army to install state-of-the-art IT enabled network
The Smart World and Communication Business Unit (SW&C BU) of Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T), an Indian multinational conglomerate company, has received a large order from the Indian Armyto install state-of-the-art IT(Information Technology) based state-of-the-art systems, which will be used to operate the armed force network under the ‘Network of Spectrum (NFS)’. About Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T): Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra CMD– SN Subrahmanyan About Indian Army: Headquarters– New Delhi
Indian Army launches Operation Namaste: COVID-19
Army Chief of Indian Army General Manoj Mukund Naravanelaunched ‘Operation Namaste’initiative to protect 3 million strong forces from coronavirus and provide all possible assistance to the government to control the pandemic. Key Points Under ‘Operation Namaste’, the army has issued a series of directives to all its bases to protect the force from the coronavirus & the army headquarters issued a number of suggestions to deal with the situation over the past few weeks.
India-UK joint Military EX: Ajeya Warrior to be conducted in Salisbury plains, UK
Fifth Edition of Joint Military Exercise between Indian Army and United Kingdom (UK)Arm AJEYA WARRIOR -2020 will be conducted at Salisbury Plains, United Kingdom(UK) from February (13 to 26) 2020. 120Army Individuals each from Indian and United Kingdom Armies will participate in this Exercise and the Next Edition will be conducted in India, vice-versa.
Indian Army & Private firm developed the World’s Cheapest Gun Shot Locator “Parth”
The Indian Army’s College of Military Engineering (CME), Pune, Maharashtra, jointly with a private firm developed gunshot locators named as “Parth”. The device is much cheaper than the imported ones. Major Anoop Mishra displayed the Parth gunshot locator at DefExpo 2020 held in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (UP). Major Mishra had developed a bulletproof jacket for protection against sniper bullets & a helmet which is claimed first in the world that can stop AK-47(Automatic Kalashnikov- 47) bullets from a distance of 10 meters. About Indian Army: Founded- April1,
Army open to giving pension for women officer litigants
The Army is open to giving pension to women officers who have finished the pensionable service limit, defence sources announced. The limit for officers is 20 years and for Junior Commissioned Officersand Other Ranks 15 years. On Permanent Commission (PC), sources announced the Army has already opened several areas recently and prospectively but that cannot be applied retrospectively to the women officers who have taken the legal route on Permanent Commission.
Indian Army Major Anoop mishra develops world’s 1st bulletproof helmet that can stop AK-47 firing
In a vital development, a Major in the Indian Army, Anoop Mishrahas developed the world’s 1st bulletproof helmet which can stop an AK-47 bullet round from a distance of as less as 10 meters. The helmet is developed under the Indian Army’s “Abhedya” project.
Upgrade 155mm artillery gun handed over to Army
The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) handed over Sharang, the first 130mm M-46 artillery gun upgraded to 155mm to the Indian Army. The gun’s range has now gone from 27km to over 36km with the upgrade. It also has more explosive capability and hence and more damage potential, the official stated. In all, OFB will upgrade 300 130mm guns to 155mm and the contract will be completed in four years. The Army inducted its first modern artillery guns system in November 2018. These include M-777 Ultra Light Howitzers (ULH) from the U.S. and K9 Vajra-T.
Army sign deal for six Apache attack helicopters
The deal for six AH-64E Apache attack helicoptersfor the Indian Army, estimated to cost around $930 million, is likely to be signed early next year. These are in addition to 22 Apaches being inducted by the Indian Air force (IAF). For this, India is exercising the optional clause in the original deal for 22 Apaches, that has a provision for 11 helicopters. The Army had made a pitch for all of them, but the government had limited it to six. The IAF has recently inducted the first batch of eight Apaches based in Pathankot. All the 22 Apaches are expected to be delivered by 2020 and will replace the ageing Russian Mi-35 attack helicopters in service.
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