“It (Suez Canal) is a really significant issue. We as military men and anybody worth their salt should be talking about it. It is a serious issue. I can see doomsday scenarios,” Admiral Stanhope, who is on a five-day visit to India, told a group of Indian journalists here.
French Army chief General Elrick Irastorza Monday arrived here on a two-day visit, seeking to ramp up defense cooperation and relations between India and France and initiate joint training programs.
Two Sri Lankan fishermen were killed and three taken hostage by Somali pirates after their vessel went adrift, the Sri Lankan Ministry of Fisheries said Monday.
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) will triple its fleet size from the existing 100 vessels to 300 ships by 2020, ICG Director General Vice Admiral Anil Chopra said on Monday.
For the first time, an Ethiopian and 14 Somalian pirates will face charges under Indian law for attempting to hijack a foreign ship and attacking an Indian naval warship near the Minicoy Isles, off the south-west coast of the country, a police official said Monday.
Indian Defense Minister Arackaparambil Kurian Antony said on Monday that the $10-billion tender process for 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) for the Indian Air Force (IAF) remains unhindered as no secret relating to the deal was compromised due to a file, which went missing recently.
Pakistan has banned BlackBerry services for all foreign diplomats working in the country with immediate effect, a media report said Monday.
Indian Defense Minister Arackaparambil Kurian Antony said on Monday that the government has taken serious note of clandestine activities of Chinese nationals in India and that the investigating agencies were conducting inquiries in the matter.
Three Indian Air Force pilots will be awarded the Vayu Sena Medal for Gallantry while one will be conferred the Shaurya Chakra on the occasion of Republic Day on Wednesday.
The list of army personnel to be awarded gallantry awards on Republic Day on Wednesday.
Major Laishram Jyotin Singh (MR-08609) is to be awarded India’s highest peace-time gallantry award, the Ashoka Chakra, posthumously, by President Pratibha Devisingh Patil at the start of the Republic Day Parade on Wednesday.
Company sources said that the Eurofighter Typhoon Helmet Mounted Symbology System was part of its bid to win the 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) tender. The helmet can enable a pilot to lock-on target and shoot by voice command, merely after looking at the target.
Lockheed Martin is also planning to fly in a WC-130 weather reconnaissance aircraft for Aero India 2011, next month.
28 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and army will overfly the Republic Day parade next Wednesday in New Delhi including 13 fighters and five transport aircraft. Ten helicopters, including three Indian Army Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) will also be part of the flypast.
The South Portal, where these photographs were taken, is 15 kilometers from Manali in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh.