Friday, 30 December 2016

Army ro set up R&D cell at IIT Gandhinagar

When: 27-Dec-2016

What: The Indian Army has entered into an agreement with the IIT-Gandhinagar (IITGN) to set up a research and development (R&D) cell on the campus.

Where: IIT-Gandhinagar Campus

Admiral Sunil Lanba Appointed Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee

Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba took over the ceremonial baton of the chairman of chiefs of staff committee (CoSC) from out-going IAF chief Air Marshal Arup Raha.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Lt. Gen. Vinod Vashish Takes Over as DG NCC

When: 23-Dec-2016

What: Lt. Gen Vinod Vashisht took over the reins of National Cadet Corps (NCC) as its Director General.

India successfully test fires AGNI-5

When: 26-Dec-2016

What: India successfully test fires nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-5.

Where: Abdul Kalam Wheeler Island off Odisha Coast.

Monday, 26 December 2016

Long Range nuclear-capable subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay tested.

When: 21 December 216

What: India's cruise missile Nirbhay has failed again in its test flight.

Where: Abdul Kalam Island, off the coast of Odisha

DRDO successfully flight tests Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon

When: 23 Dec 2016

What: The Defence and Research Development Organization (DRDO) successfully flight tested the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW), from an Indain Air Force (IAF) aircraft.

Where: Chandipur, Odisha

Lt. Gen Bipin Rawat Appointed Chief of Indian Army

The Government of India on 17th Dec’16, appointed Lt. Gen Bipin Rawat as the new Army Chief. He succeeds General Dalbir Singh who is going to retire on 31st Dec’16.

Air Marshal B.S.Dhanoa Appointed Air Chief of IAF

The Government on 17th December 2016 appointed Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa as the new Chief of Indian Air Force (IAF) on 01 Jan 2016 succeeding Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

India becomes world's fourth largest defence spender

News: Following a 13.1% increase in its 2016-17 defence budget, India has become the world's fourth largest spender.

India-Russia Naval Exercise

When: 14 Dec 2016

What: Ninth edition of an annual bilateral maritime exercise between Indian Navy and Russian Navy began.

Where: Visakhapatnam and Bay of Bengal

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Laser walls on India - Pak border in Punjab by Dec 18

What: Indo-Pak international border in Punjab will be sealed with laser walls.

When: 18-Dec-2016

India, Indonesia sign three agreements to enhance strategic partnership

When: 12 Dec 2016

What: India and Indonesia signed three agreements to enhance strategic partnership.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

IAF to get 'eye in the sky' to snoop on Pakistani and Chinese Airforce

What: Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEWC) aircraft will be inducted in IAF.

When: 23-Dec-2016

Where: Chitradurga Range at Karnataka.

KONKAN 16 - Joint Maritime Exercise

When: 05-Dec-2016

What: Joint Maritime Exercise 'Konkan 16' between India and UK begins.

Where: Mumbai.

Monday, 5 December 2016

India inks Rs 5000 crore defence deal with US to buy 145 M777 howitzers.

When: 30-Nov-2016

What: India inks Rs 5,000 crore deal with US for 145 M777 howitzers.

Where: MCD, New Delhi

43rd Indian Navy Day

When: 04-Dec-2016

What: 43rd Indian Navy Day Celebration