The India Air Force formally commissioned its first three women fighter pilots at the Air Force Academy at Dundigal on the outskirts of Hyderabad on June 18. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who was chief guest at the combined graduation ceremony at Air Force Academy, Dundigal on the city outskirts, termed the event as a “milestone” wherein for the first time three women pilots are commissioned in combat role
The territorial row in South China Sea has further escalated with an incident where Chinese coast guard vessels prevented members of a Filipino nationalist youth group from planting a Philippine flag on a rocky outcrop at the Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal last Sunday. The incident between the Chinese and the Kalayaan Atin Ito movement (Freedom Its Ours) took place as the country was commemorating Independence Day and just as foreign ministers from Southeast Asian countries and China were preparing for a meeting in Kunming to discuss territorial rows in the hotly contested South China Sea, The Philippine Star reported
Chinas land-based armed forces published the first edition of a new military newspaper on Saturday. People's Liberation Army Ground Forces Renminlujun will be published from Tuesday to Saturday every week, Xinhua reported
India will discuss the deal to produce ammunitions for UAE during the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikars visit to the country for the first-ever joint military exercise on May 24. Sources in the Defence Ministry told Tribune India that the UAE was looking to source its ammunition needs from India
South Korea will do away with a special rule that exempts science and engineering majors from the compulsory military service to make up for the drop in military manpower. "Because of a shortage of active-duty soldiers
The Iranian parliament approved a bill on Sunday to increase the countrys missile power with the aim of boosting the Islamic Republics deterrent and defense capability. According to FARS News Agency (FNA), the bill approved within the framework of Irans 5-year development plan, calls for enhancement of the countrys deterrence power by developing and boosting its missile production capability, strengthening the air defense power at different short-, mid- and long-range levels
Indias Ministry of Defence has decided to appoint a committee to suggest reforms in the armed forces. The purpose of setting up a committee is to bring in major structural changes in the Army, IAF and the Navy and to do away with posts that may have become redundant and ensuring modernization or addition of new equipment shouldnt mean a corresponding rise in numbers for the forces,
The Chinese army has piloted a new health assessment project centering on "combat capacity", a newspaper of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) said Thursday. The new system includes separate standards for physical and mental health examinations, including nine practical guidelines on bodybuilding, injury recovery, diet and nutrition, weight control, mental health training and rehabilitation, Xinhua cited a report by the PLA Daily
The US Navy is reviving its rules on the body fat restrictions by allowing sailors to be retested who had failed the test earlier. This week, the force said that the 2,400 people will be allowed one more chance to be tested this spring, under the new limits, The Telegraph reported
The US Air Force announced that the Minot B-52 aircrew and munition members successfully performed during a combat exercise last week. Dubbed ‘Combat Hammer, the ground combat training exercise which took place from February 8-10, was to evaluate the reliability and efficiency of existing combat weapons systems while also assessing the Air Force's air-to-ground munitions program
The US Department of Defense has awarded a $975 million US Air Force contract to 15 companies for counter narcotics and global threats operations and logistics support. The winners are: Atlantic Diving Supply Inc
DynCorp International has been awarded a $7 million foreign military sales contract for aviation field maintenance services for the US Army Aviation and Missile Command operations in Afghanistan. Work will be performed in Afghanistan with an estimated completion date of Dec
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