Month: June 2013

INS Trikand stealth frigate joins navy

The Trikand is the 2nd-last foreign surface ship acquisition by the Indian Navy. The induction of the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya (nee Admiral Gorshkov) will be the last surface ship acquired by the Indian Navy from abroad.

Pak denies visa extension to only Indian reporter

After The Hindu‘s Anita Joshua, the PTI reporter in Islamabad, Rezaul Hasan Laskar, has been denied a visa extension by Pakistan, which said he has spent seven years there when the usual tenure is three years. With this, neither country will now have any reporter based in each others’ capital. The last Pakistani journalist to have worked in India was Javed Jadoon of Radio Pakistan, who left in 2011.

1st IAF C-17 lands in India

The aircraft took off from the company’s manufacturing plant at Long Beach, California on June 11 and made several stops, including one at Barcelona, before it arrived in India.

Riding the Atlas

StratPost was invited to the annual Airbus Military Trade Media Briefing in Spain last week and, as it turned out, ended up getting a ride on the A400M. Read about the experience and check out all the pictures.

Reform of Indian Military Justice

A lecturer at Yale Law School gives perspective on the administration of military justice in India and the role and impact of the Armed Forces Tribunal, suggesting interesting new measures to improve the justice delivery system.