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Notable obituaries during 2015

Retired Air Chief Marshal Hrushikesh Moolgaonkar passed away on 9 April 2015 in Pune, Maharashtra. He was 95.He was recipient of the prestigious Param Vishisht Seva medal and Mahaveer Chakra. Lieutenant General Hanut Singh (retd) on 12 April 2015 passed away in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. He was 82. He was a 1971 Indo-Pak war hero and one of the most famous officers of the Indian Army. He was a recipient of the Maha Vir Chakra Punjab’s World War 2 hero Retd colonel Harwant singh passed away in Patiala, Punjab on 6th august. During the first Independence Day celebration of 1947, he was the officer in charge of the flag hoisting ceremony. Former inter services intelligence chief Lt.colonel (retd) Hamid Gul passed away. 11TH chief of naval staff, Ati vishisht seva medal and Param vishisht seva medal awardee Admiral Radhakrishna Hariram Tahiliani passed away in October. Air chief Marshall and former chief of air staff Om Prakash Mehra passed away in November. Former chief of India’s RAW(RESEARCH &am…

Awards and Honors in Indian Defense - Army, Navy and Air Force for the year 2015

Highest peacetime gallantry awards were given to defence personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty at a Defence Investiture Ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi .They are

ASHOK CHAKRA      (presented on 26 Jan, 2015)KIRTI CHAKRA       (presented on 21 mar, 2015)SHAURYA CHAKRA (presented on 21  mar,2015)
Shri Pranab Mukherjee conferred
Ashok chakra           -          1. Major Mukund Varadharajan (posthumous)                      2. Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh
                                    (Army personnel who laid down their lives  
                                             Combating militants in Kashmir valley)

Kirti chakra              -           Captain Jaidev (Parachute Regiment)
Shaurya chakra       -            1. Subedar Prakash Chand
(Posthumous)                       2. Lt. Commander Manoranjan Kumar
                                            3. Major Abhijai (Corps of Engineers)


 Shaurya Chakra   …

Major Rescue operations by Indian Army during 2015

OPERATION ALL OUT
Indian army led for flushing out bodo militants in Assam.

OPERATION MAITRI
Indian Army aided Nepal which got struck after 7.8 magnitude earthquakes. This operation involved number of Indian military aircraft and choppers along with bus services through road route. Along with them more than 1000 trained personnel of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will also take part in this operation. Since the launch of operation more than 1000 Indian citizens have been safely flown from Nepal. It should be noted that India was the first nation to respond to the earthquake crisis in Nepal, by launching a full-fledged rescue and relief.

OPERATION RAAHAT
Indian armed forces evacuated 4000 Indian citizens and other foreign nationals from Yemen during the 2015 military intervention by Saudi Arabia and its allies in that country during the Yemeni crisis.

OPERATION SHIVA
Indian army launched the operation to provide security to the devotees who took part in the 59 day long amaranth y…

What is one rank and one pension - OROP in India ?

Union government appointed former chief justice of Patna high court L.NARASIMHA REDDY as head of the judicial committee on ONE RANK ONE PENSION (OROP) scheme  to look into the implementation of scheme for retired defence personnel.

OROP scheme will provide ex-serviceman of the same rank and same length of service uniform pension regardless of date of retirement. It will benefit over 25 lakh veterans and war widows from all three services- Army, Navy and Air Force.

Pension would be re-fixed every five years and future enhancements in rates of pension would be automatically passed to the past pensioners. It would be re-fixed on the basis of the average of minimum and maximum pension of personnel retiring in 2013 in the same rank and with the same length of service.

In case of past pensioners, it will be re-fixed on the basis of pension of retirees of 2013 and the benefit will be from 1st July 2014. All arrears will be paid in four half-yearly instalments and all widows will be paid arr…

Defense pacts signed by India with other countries during 2015

India and Spain have signed an agreement on Mutual Protection of Classified Information. This agreement provides the framework for enhanced cooperation in the defence sector between both countries. Mutual Protection of Classified Information is a primary pact that a country agrees to before embarking on deeper talks on defence cooperation.

India and Vietnam signed joint vision statement on defence cooperation (2015-2010),on may. Both nations also had held delegation level talks and discussed wide ranging issues concerning defence cooperation, including cooperation in the area of maritime security.This agreement was signed by union defence minister Manohar parrikar and general phung thanh gaung, Vietnamese minister of national defence.

India and United States (US) have signed a new strategically important 10-year defence framework agreement on 3 June 2015. The agreement was signed between Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and visiting US Defence Secretary Dr. Ashton Carter in New D…

India's bilateral defense exercises with other countries list for 2015

S.no COUNTRIES EXERCISE TYPE NAME OF EXERCISE PLACE HELD 1 INDIA ARMY AKRAMAN    II RAJASTHAN 2 INDIA-U.K ROYAL AIRFORCE INDRA- DHANUSH BRITIAN 3 INDIA-NEPAL

Indian defense appointment 2015

POST CHARGE HELD BY DEFENCE  MINISTRY MANOHAR PARRIKAR CHIEF OF THE INDIAN ARMY STAFF DALBIR SINGH SUHAG CHIEF OF THE INDIAN AIR FORCE STAFF ARUP RAHA CHIEF OF THE INDIAN NAVAL STAFF R.K DHOWAN DEFENCE  SECRETARY MOHAN KUMAR(from may 23) SCIENTIFIC  ADVISOR TO DEFENCE MINISTER G.SATHEESH REDDY NATONAL  SECURITY ADVISOR(NSA) AJITH DOVAL NATONAL  SECURITY GUARD(NSG)