In an unprecedented move, the Indian Army has posted out all the officers of the Technical Support Division, leaving the controversial intelligence unit without any leadership after year-long allegations of unauthorized phone taps and financial impropriety.
The inquiry into the crash of the Sukhoir Superjet 100 aircraft in Indonesia last May has reported that the crew were distracted by conversation in the cockpit and unfamiliar with the terrain, leading them to ignore Terrain Awareness Warning System alerts.
Six Indian Army soldiers were killed when an avalanche hit their movement early Sunday morning in Sub Sector Hanif, Turtuk. One soldier is still missing.
In hindsight, some officials are relieved that the boiler problems with the Gorshkov came up at this time, and not at a stage after the Indian Navy took charge of it.
The order, placed in October-end, is only for eight GE F-414 engines meant for design, development and integration onto the Light Combat Aircraft Mk II airframe. India had decided to order 99 of these engines in 2010.
Defense Minister A.K. Antony directed orders to be issued by the end of this month for the payment of increased pensions for personnel who retired before 2006 at a cost of INR 2,300 crore, by March 31, 2013, which is expected to affected over two million veterans.
Reservist Colonel Eli Alfassi has earlier served as Israeli military attaché in India as well as the head of the Israeli Ministry of Defense delegation to India.