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 17, 2018
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Army Conducts Anaemia Awareness Campaign

March 2017

New Delhi. Anaemia is a common ailment among women which effects up to 60 per cent of women and 80-90 per cent preschool children in our country but a majority of these cases are preventable or can be treated easily, improving the quality of life of the women and children in the society.

With this aim, an Anaemia Awareness Campaign was organised by the Army in the Army Hospital on the occasion of the International Women’s Day which was attended by Mrs Madhulika Rawat, President AWWA and many medical experts from the Services.

During the media interaction, Lt Gen Velu Nair, DGMS (Army) highlighted the efforts taken towards monitoring and maintenance of health in the Army. He dwelled upon various issues including the research to study the vulnerability of non pregnant, non lactating ladies.

While answering the questions from the media, he praised the efforts of the medical fraternity in extending a helpful hand to ailing civilians in the remote areas of India & the bordering Nepal through Op SADBHAVNA in addition to serving 1.3 million strong Army through 200 hospitals.

He also answered questions on the robust system of stress management & scientifically evaluated nutritional diet in the Army which is meant for different climatic conditions that the Jawan faces today.

Lt Gen Nair was upbeat about the very high standards of medical practices & facilities in the Army and remarked that modernization & up-gradation is the ongoing process in the Army Medical Corps.




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