When God of Cricket asked to help with Friend’s Illegal construction, but God of Honesty Mr Parrikar Rejected

Cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar had sought Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s help to rescue a plush holiday retreat he frequents in Landour, Mussoorie, from a security dispute with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Such was the urgency of the matter that Tendulkar, a Rajya Sabha member, even cut short a trip to Australia last year just to meet Parrikar with this request, senior defence ministry officials familiar with the matter told ET. The property in question is his famed summer den Dahlia Bank in the Landour cantonment area thatRead More

India set to approve manufacturing facility for US F-16 Fighter Jets

India is likely to approve the setting up of a manufacturing facility for the F-16 aircrafts or the F/A18 super hornet jet fighters early next week, top government sources have told DefenceAviationPost. “Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will once again strike a tough bargain for India during the ongoing three day visit of the US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter, a bargain that will see the country benefitng on both the economic and strategic front besides gaining immensely on the technical front…. setting up of a manufacturing line in India for eitherRead More

Real Story: NRI Scientist wrote to PMO of his Idea to help Siachin Soldiers, What happened next?

An NRI scientist, after witnessing helpless soldiers sacrifice their lives in Siachen glacier avalanche, including that of Naik Hanumantappa Koppad, wrote a detailed letter in february to the Prime Minister’s Office criticizing anti-intellectual approach of the scientific institutions, and DRDO in particular, who have not developed any simple technology to locate a buried soldier for more than 6 days. In the letter, He briefly wrote 3 ideas by which we could implement technology probably costing Rs.500 per soldier. Within few weeks, he was invited by the Director of Defence Bio-engineeringRead More

After 43 Years of apathy by Congress Govt, Defense pensioners get’s OROP due to Modi: Get’s 1st installment

MUMBAI: In 1973, the Indira Gandhi led Congress (I) Government, terminated ‘One Rank One Pension’ the basis for deciding pension of Indian Armed Forces Personnel ‘which had been in vogue for 26 years since independence’ through an ex parte administrative order. Current BJP Government led by Narendra Modi, decided to start the OROP scheme to all the defense pensioners. Top public sector lender State Bank of India today released arrears worth Rs 1,465 crore to 7.75 lakh defence pensioners under One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme, as per the governmentRead More