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11 army personnel cited for gallantry

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Eleven army personnel have been awarded for gallantry this Republic Day, including five posthumous awardees.

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2 IAF personnel awarded Vayu Sena Medal

Wing Commander Nirmal Kumar Bakshi, Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) | Photo: IAF

Two Mi-17V5 pilots, Wing Commander Nirmal Kumar Bakshi and Wing Commander Rajiv Dobhal have been awarded the Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) for their actions during the Nepal earthquake relief operations.

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4 navy personnel up for gallantry awards

Thongbam Prakash Singh, NA I (Aircrew Man Diver) | Photo: Indian Navy

A helicopter pilot and three divers have been recommended for the award of the Nao Sena Medal for Gallantry this Republic Day.

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Complete list of army awards

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The following is the complete list of army personnel being conferred awards for gallantry and distinguished service on the occasion of Republic Day 2016.

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So what’s different in the new DPP?

Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar | Photo: PIB

StratPost goes through the revisions in the Defense Procurement Procedure announced by the defense ministry and tells you exactly what’s changed from DPP 2013.

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Navy commissions 2nd Kamorta-class ASW corvette

Admiral R.K. Dhowan unveiling the plaque onboard the INS Kadmatt in Visakhapatnam | Photo: Indian Navy

The INS Kadmatt is commanded by Commander Mahesh Chandra Moudgil and will be part of the Eastern Fleet under the Eastern Naval Command.

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Intelligence alert on LeT intrusion in J&K

Arms and ammunition recovered from terrorists killed at the Indian Air Force base at Pathankot.

A recent intelligence alert has warned of terror attacks by Laskhar e Toiba in Jammu and Kashmir in the coming days, putting the sputtering dialogue between India and Pakistan under pressure.

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HAL to partner on Ka-226T helo manufacture

Ka-226T | Photo: Russian Helicopters

HAL will be the Indian partner for the manufacture of Russian Ka-226T helicopters after months of speculation that Indian private company Reliance Defence could be selected as partner to Rostec.

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India, Japan defense agreements to boost US-2i sale


The two defense agreements signed by India and Japan on Saturday will enable the faster processing of a deal for the sale of US-2i amphibious aircraft to India.

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Why India, not Russia, is supplying Russian-built helicopters to Afghanistan

Afghan Air Force Mi-17V5 | Photo: Russian Helicopters

Why isn’t Afghanistan getting the Mi-25 attack helicopters from Russia, which is the original manufacturer? Answer: Ukraine, Syria, sanctions, defense lobby

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Video: Kawasaki MCH-101 maritime helicopter at Dubai Airshow 2015


Listen to Kawasaki’s Tekehiro Yamamoto describe the capabilities of the MCH-101 maritime helicopter at the Dubai Airshow 2015.

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Video: UAE Air Force Airbus A330 MRTT at Dubai Airshow 2015


Take a walk around a UAE Air Force Airbus A330 MRTT at the Dubai Airshow 2015 with Airbus’ MRTT Pilot Instructor Pedro Arjona as explains the capabilities of the aircraft.

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Video: US Marine Corps Bell Boeing MV-22 Osprey at Dubai Airshow 2015

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Here’s a chance at a good look at a US Marine Corps Bell Boeing MV-22 Osprey as Boeing’s Dave Palm takes us around the ‘transformer’ at the Dubai Airshow 2015.

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Video: US Army CH-47 Chinook at Dubai Airshow 2015


Check out the Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter ordered by the Indian Air Force (IAF) as Boeing’s Dave Palm takes us around a US Army CH-47 at the Dubai Airshow 2015.

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Video: UAE Air Force AH-64 Apache at Dubai Airshow 2015


The Indian Air Force (IAF) has ordered 22 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters. Take a look at a UAE Air Force model as Boeing’s Dave Palm takes us around the aircraft at the Dubai Airshow 2015.

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Video: US Navy Boeing P-8A at Dubai Airshow 2015


Check out the US Navy Boeing P-8A Poseidon at the Dubai Airshow as Boeing’s James Detwiler takes us around the Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance (LRMR) aircraft, similar to the one operated by the Indian Navy.

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Tata to supply Dornier airframes to RUAG

The Dornier 228NG.

Tata Advanced Systems Limited is expected to deliver the first of eight airframes for the Dornier 228 NG to RUAG early next year from a facility in Hyderabad in a tie-up announced in June 2014.

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Video: Eurofighter Typhoon at Dubai Airshow 2015

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Check out the latest capabilities of the Eurofighter Typhoon as pilot Paul Smith takes us around the aircraft at the Dubai Airshow 2015.

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Year 01: Positive Scorecard for Defence Minister Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar | Photo: DPR

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has completed one year in office but defence preparedness and military modernisation continue to require his urgent attention, says Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd) in an annual report card.

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Boeing, Tata JV for helicopter production

Boeing India President Pratyush Kumar, Boeing International President, Marc Allen, Tata Advanced Systems Chairman S. Ramadorai and Tom Bell, senior vice president, Global Sales & Marketing, Boeing Defense, Space & Security and Tata Advanced Systems CEO Sukaran Singh at the signing ceremony.

Boeing and Tata plan for the joint venture to manufacture the fuselage of the Apache AH-64E attack helicopter for global customers at a new facility to be set up in Hyderabad.

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