Lt Gen Pranab Kumar Bharali has been appointed as the Director General of Army Aviation Corps at the Indian Army headquarters, New Delhi.
Bharali was commissioned as an officer in the Army in June 1977 and is the first Army officer from Assam to rise to the rank of Lt General.
He held the post of the General Staff Officer (Operations) of a Counter Insurgency Force Headquarter, Colonel Administration of a Division Headquarter and Brigadier Aviation in a command Headquarter in Jammu and Kashmir before assuming the post of Head of Army Aviation Corps in his capacity as the Additional Director General.
Army Aviation Corps operates the army's helicopter fleet which comprises more than 280 Cheetah, Chetak, Dhruv and Rudra helicopters.
The Indian Army has plans to equip this corps with attack helicopters, larger transport helicopters and replace the existing light helicopters which will give a boost to the military capability of the nation, according to Zee News.
Officers and men of the Indian army have developed several high tech gadgets including a delivery robot, a gun ring kit for the 155mm Bofors gun, an unattended ground sensor. The innovators were facilitated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of the Army day on January 15 which is a first in India
The Indian government approves a first set of mobile biometric security devices for navy and coast guard as a measure to strengthen coastal security. The Resident Identity Card (RIC) readers developed by domestic firms Ms ITI and Ms Electronics Corporation of India, is designed to check the identity cards of the residents in coastal areas
An Indian delegation is currently in Paris to iron out differences between Indian and French positions concerning the potential sale of 126 Dassault Rafale fighters to the Indian Air Force. The Indian Secretary of Defense Radha Krishna Mathur and a senior from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) reached France on Monday for two days meeting to meet with their French counterparts
Indias Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) chief, Avinash Chander was terminated by the government on Tuesday abruptly 15 months before his contract was to end. The Cabinet committee for Appointments headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the termination of the contract with effect from January 31, an official note said
The Indian Army has decided to junk the Future Infantry Soldier As a System (F-INSAS) program in favor of two separate projects. The new program will have two components: one arming the modern infantry soldier with the best available assault rifle, carbines and personal equipment such as the helmet and bulletproof vests and the second component is the Battlefield Management Systems (BMS)
Indias long range sub sonic cruise missile, Nirbhay I will have a new small Turbo-Fan engine manufactured by the Gar Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE). “GTRE is presently ground testing an engine for the cruise missile and has not yet come up with its nomenclature
Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, who heads the Western Naval Command, has been appointed the next Indian Navy Chief. Sunil Lanba will replace Admiral RK Dhowan, who superannuates on May 31, Tribune India reported
India and the US are likely to expedite discussion on joint production of electromagnetic system to smoothen takeoff and landing of fighter jets on board. India is keen to jointly develop Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) with the US for the aircraft carrier that is under production in Kochi, officials were quoted as saying by The Economic Times
India is seeking to lease a Russian K-322 Kashalot (sperm whale), Project 971 Shchuka-B class nuclear submarine; Russia and India Report (rbth) reported Tuesday. The report says if the parties sign an agreement before end of 2015, the ship will be delivered to India by 2018
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