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Army Aviation to get 1st DG

Major General P.K. Bhairali, Additional Director General, Army Aviation was approved for promotion to the rank of lieutenant general last Monday.

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Navy’s US-2i amphibian order to move to DAC

After confusion over who would decide the commercial aspects of the order, the case is set to move to the Defense Acquisitions Council (DAC), headed by the defense minister, for Acceptance of Necessity (AoN).

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How the military has blocked doctors’ pay hikes

The Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) has been forced to summon Defense Secretary R.K. Mathur over his ministry’s non-compliance with AFT and Supreme Court rulings to implement DACP pay rises for military doctors.

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Veterans protest re-appointment of ‘adversarial’ official

The Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement is protesting the re-appointment of an official in the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare perceived to have a history of antipathy towards veterans’ interests.

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Russian no-show at VSHORAD trials

Rosoboronexport wrote to Indian evaluators saying that they did not feel it necessary to conduct a proper summer demonstration of their Igla-S VSHORAD system.

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APKWS: How to make a dumb rocket smarter

BAE Systems has figured out a way to convert unguided 70 mm rockets into guided weapons, typically onboard attack helicopters, with a component that has a tongue-twisting acronym.

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India, US to hold defense panel meet

The Indo-US Defense Policy Group meet to be held in Washington DC this week comes shortly after a perceived snub to the US offer to co-produce Javelin ATGMs with the Indian order for Israeli Spike ATGMs.

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Navy loses pioneering aviator

Captain HS Jhajj was the first navy pilot to be trained on the Boeing P-8I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft and would have been the first CO of the P-8I Sqn.

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Army to investigate cadet beating video, hold enquiry

“It is clarified that any form of corporal punishment or ragging is unacceptable in any Army training institution and we have a zero tolerance policy towards such behaviour,” said Major General Shokin Chauhan.

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Video: Military cadet gets beating

Is corporal punishment an acceptable way to discipline juniors in the military? Watch this video and tell us what you think.

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