HEADLINES:
Indian Army successfully test fires Agni-II IRBM for the third time। Agni-II is nuclear capable। The firing on February 20 in full operational configuration। DAC clears proposals worth Rs 15,935 Cr (approx $2.2b) । The approval covers purchae of Rifles, Carbines and Light Machine Guns for the Army, Navy and Air Force । New weapons are required by the Indian Army’s for effective engagement of Pakistani infiltrations । Leading Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jahangir passes away । Globally respected for her liberal views, she was a strong pro-democracy activist । SpaceX Launches the World’s Most Powerful Rocket, and aboard it, Mr Musk’s electric red sports Car । “It’s kind of silly and fun, but silly and fun things are important,” he said Feb 6। Mr Elon Musk owns both SpaceX, the world’s biggest space company, as well as Tesla cars। SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has ferried payload to Space Station but this time, rocket is turbocharged। For the first time, NASA was not involved in launching such a heavy rocket। Singapore Airshow Opens Feb 6 । Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Airbus, Sikorsky, and the global biggies are taking part । Honeywell Provides Fuel Made From Mustard Seeds For Trans-Pacific Flight । Russia views India as a Privileged Partner, says Rostec CEO Chemezov । US Carrier Carl Vinson to make first ever visit to Vietnam in March । Carl Vinson woll dock at Da Nang, apparently boosting bilateral military cooperation । Happy Republic Day to All Indians । Emirates signs agreement for up to 36 additional A380s । India successfully test fires 5000-Km A380s ICBM। Defexpo to be held April 11-15 in Tamil Nadu, India’s southern state। HAL receives RfP for 83 LCA Tejas from IAF। The new LCAs will have AESA combat Radar। IAF had announced the decision for new LCAs sometime back। INS Kalvari commissioned into Indian Navy December 14। Prime Minister Modi ceremonially inducted the Scorpene class boat in Mumbai। Built by state-run MDL with French collaboration, Kalvari is the first submarine inducted after 2000। Modi described the Kalvari as a fine example of Make in India। Five more Kalvari Class submarines are to be commissioned over the next couple of years।
February 23, 2018
Follow us on

India Celebrates the Army Day with Pride

The Indian Army is symbolic of the country’s pride and strength, and the contributions of its officers and soldiers and their bravery inspire every Indian, be it a grown up citizen or a child. As a little boy, I used to instinctively salute every uniformed person and so does my grandson.

gulshan_luthra

To watch a parade, on Republic Day or Army Day, is a matter of inspiration, and if you are actually there, at a venue, then a matter of pride and privilege. Our Army, Navy and Air Force personnel do so much for the country, operating from difficult border terrains to guard us, and God forbid, if there is a calamity, then they are there to help us, be it the snowy mountains, the riverine terrains or the stormy waters of the Indian Ocean.

On this Army Day, the new Chief of the Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, reassured the nation of the Army’s commitment to all the good and brave and difficult things that we expect from our Army. Most of all, to maintain the secular fabric of the country and its integrity, from the Himalayan borders to the oceanic coasts. India wants peace, and a message in this regard had also been conveyed to Pakistan during a periodic telechat between the Directors General of Military Operations but he rightly cautioned, “Let’s wait and watch.”

Pakistan is internationally known as the fountain of terrorism, and for doing everything wrong, denying it and putting the blame on others. Its record with its neighbours, India and Afghanistan, has been terrible due to its hunger for snatching Kashmir from India and creating a strategic depth in Afghanistan by installing stooges in Kabul. It is the Pakistani army, and its sabotage agency ISI, which unnecessarily keep creating troubles here and there. In fact, the loss of East Pakistan and its conversion into an independent Bangladesh was exactly due to its misadventures.

General Rawat was right in assuring that while a hand of peace had been extended, the Army would not hesitate to apply power to ensure India’s interests in peace and stability.

In the Chief’s annual Press Conference, and on the Army Day, he also addressed the pending issues of equipment modernisation and welfare of the Army Officers, Men and Women and their Families. On the top of the list are the assault rifles for the Infantry personnel and their protection gear, from vest to helmets, and then of course, everything from tanks to artillery, long range precision missiles, air defence systems and aerial assets. The technological revolution around the world in military systems wasn’t going unnoticed in India. We hope so.

One notable thing he mentioned was that personnel of the Indian Army are its heart and soul. If somebody had a grievance, he or she could address him directly and confidentially through a mechanism he had set up immediately after taking over.

General Rawat was appointed as the Army Chief by the Government superseding two senior officers. He has made a gracious effort, reached out to them and sought their cooperation.

We wish the Chief, all Army Personnel and their Families Happy Times, Peace and Stability.

Gulshan Rai Luthra

Email*

SPOTLIGHT

dgmo

Indian Army Strikes Terrorist Camps in POK

New Delhi. India struck seven terrorists camps in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir on September 28, ten...

spotlight4

India Successfully Launches 20 Satellites in Single Flight

Sriharikota/New Delhi. In its 36th flight ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C34 successfully launched the...

UPCOMING EVENTS

SECURE
EVENT LOGO
WA_logo

Our Archive