Year: 2012

Army removes all TSD intel officers

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.

Sukhoi Superjet 100 airliner crash blamed on crew

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.

GE finally gets LCA engine order

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 Ministry moves to overhaul pensions

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.

The Victoria Cross: A Love Story

Ashali Varma, talks about her book, The Victoria Cross: A Love Story, an account of the life of her parents, Mohini and Lt. General Prem Singh Bhagat, the first Indian to win the Victoria Cross in the Second World War, and co-author of the Henderson Brooks-Bhagat report on India’s defeat in the war with China.

IAF looks to replace crashed Mirage fighter jets

Although the case for the acquisition of the two single-engine trainers is still at a preliminary stage, the IAF is ‘desirous’ of getting their ‘numbers up from 49 to 51’ again and is planning to make a pitch for the aircraft to the Ministry of Defense.