Monday, December 4, 2017

Brahmos Flight test from IAF’s Su-30MKI fighter aircraft

Brahmos Flight test from IAF’s Su-30MKI fighter aircraft

Brahmos, the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile created history on 22nd Nov 2017 after it was successfully flight-tested first time from the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) frontline fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30MKI against a sea based target in the Bay of Bengal. The missile was gravity dropped from the Su-30 from fuselage, and the two stage missile’s engine fired up and straightway propelled towards the intended target at the sea in Bay of Bengal.

The successful maiden test firing of Brahmos Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) from Su-30MKI will significantly bolster the IAF’s air combat operations capability from stand-off ranges. Brahmos ALCM weighing 2.5 ton is the heaviest weapon to be deployed on India’s Su-30 fighter aircraft modified by HAL to carry weapons. Brahmos, the world-class weapon with multi-platform, multi-mission role is now capable of being launched from Land, Sea and Air, completing the tactical cruise missile triad for India. Brahmos is a joint venture between DRDO of India and NPOM of Russia.

Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated DRDO and BrahMos for the outstanding accomplishment.

Dr S Christopher, Chairman DRDO & Secretary, Department of Defence R&D congratulated the Scientists and Engineers for this excellent text book kind of flight test.

The missile test was witnessed by Dr Sudhir Mishra, DG (BrahMos) & CEO & MD, BrahMos Aerospace along with senior IAF officials, Scientists and Officials from DRDO and BrahMos.

Passing Out Parade Held At AOC Centre

An impressive Passing out Parade (PoP) for 168 recruits of Army Ordnance Corps was held at Re-Union ground of AOC Centre in Secunderabad Cantonment today. Brigadier Pramod Kumar Sharma,
Commandant, AOC Centre reviewed the spectacular parade and felicitated the best soldiers.

The smartly turned out parade was commanded by Soldier Badruddin Ali Ahmed who also received the Commandant’s medal for best recruit (Drill). The coveted Brigadier SS Brar medal for most talented recruit and Commandant’s medal for best recruit (Firing) were bagged by Soldier Dharmendra Kumar. Commandant’s medal for best recruit (Sportsman) was awarded to Soldier Pankaj Rawat and Soldier Ankit Chokiyal was adjudged the best recruit in Endurance & BPET.

Addressing the parade, the reviewing officer, Brigadier PK Sharma congratulated the soldiers on their successful completion of training and said that it is time to utilize what the soldiers had learnt during the training at the Centre to serve the nation.  A masterly display of drill movements synchronized with the accompanied band conducted in blossoming marigold flower beds made long-lasting memories for the students of Army Public School, RK Puram who also witnessed the parade along with the Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers, Other Ranks and their families.

Brig Vivekanand is the New Commandant Of Military Hospital, Hyderabad

Brigadier Vivekanand has taken over the Command of Military Hospital Secunderabad from Brigadier K Satyanand yesterday. Brigadier K Satyanand was transferred to the Command Hospital, Pune as Consultant (Medicine). Brigadier Vivekanand is a post graduate of the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) Pune and was a Professor of Anesthesiology at the same college prior to the present assignment. Both the incoming and outgoing Commandants called on the GOC of Telangana and Andhra Sub Area Major General N Srinivas Rao. GOC congratulated the new Commandant and wished him a professionally successful tenure.

They also discussed issues pertaining to improvement of infrastructure in MH and enhanced availability of medicines in the ECHS polyclinics across the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Indo-Russian Joint Exercise INDRA-2017


In a glittering opening ceremony at Vladivostok, Russia this morning Indian Task Force Commander Maj Gen ND Prasad and Chief of Staff, Eastern Military District of the Russian Federation Lt Gen Solomatin declared the tri-service Exercise INDRA 2017 open.
The opening ceremony witnessed Maj Gen ND Prasad and Lt Gen Solomatin inspecting the smartly turned out contingents, which was followed by a march past by the tri-service contingents of both sides. The opening ceremony also witnessed an astounding display of traditional martial arts and folk dances by the Indian troops and a flypast by four fighter aircraft of Russian Federation Air Force.
In his opening address, Maj Gen ND Prasad, the Indian Task Force Commander said that the initiative taken for the first ever tri-service exercise between both countries reflects the vibrancy of the continued Indo-Russian strategic partnership and that with the rich operational experience of both Russian and Indian armies in counter insurgency operations, both sides will gain immensely from each other and further develop their capabilities. Lt Gen Solomatin, Chief of Staff, Eastern Military District of the Russian Federation stated that the tri-service exercise will further strengthen the relationship between the two defence forces and lead to enhanced mutual cooperation between the two great countries. 
Lt Gen JS Negi, leader of the tri-services Observer delegation, during his media interaction, said that the conduct of the first ever tri-service exercise between the two countries is a significant step in mutual cooperation and marks an important milestone in the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. He expressed his confidence that the joint training between the two defence forces over the next ten days will result in gaining from the experience and best practices of each other and would further enhance mutual confidence.
The opening ceremony was followed by a ceremonial banquet hosted by the Russian side, where both sides interacted in an informal atmosphere and expressed their common intent and strong resolve to conduct the exercise in a professional manner, so as to achieve the overall objectives of Exercise INDRA 2017

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