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Anjali Singh becomes India`s first female military diplomat:

  • Anjali Singh became India`s first female military diplomat to be posted in any of the Indian missions abroad.
  • Singh joined the Indian Embassy in Russia as the Deputy Air Attache. Singh is trained on MiG-29 fighter aircraft, joined her new assignment on September 10.
  • She is the first female Indian Armed Forces Officer to be posted as a military diplomat in any of the Indian missions abroad.
  • Singh is an AE(L) officer with 17 years of service. She is trained on MiG-29 aircraft,
  • Air Force officer who is part of a diplomatic mission; this post is normally filled by a high-ranking officer. The air attache typically represents the chief of his home air force in the foreign country.
  • He typically represents the chief of his home air force.

IAF LCA Tejas to have a special pilot to fly in the fighter in Bengaluru:

  • India`s indigenous defence sector, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be flying in the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas in Bengaluru. The skies in a twin-seater version of the Tejas combat aircraft.
  • Tejas designed and developed by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Aeronautical Development Agency is India`s home-grown single-engine multirole light fighter to replace the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Bison aircraft. Tejas, the soon-to-be-inducted French Rafale and Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs will be the backbone of IAF for the next several years.
  • The IAF had in December 2017 issued a request for proposal (RFP) to HAL for the 83 Tejas jets at an estimated cost of almost Rs 50,000 crore. The 83 Tejas aircraft, 10 are likely to the twin-seater version to be used for training the pilots.
  • The Final Operational Clearance (FOC) standard certification the aircraft is combat-ready, was issued by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  • The Aero India show in Bengaluru. Tejas been equipped with mid-air refuelling, active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, electronic warfare suites, several different types of bombs, missiles and weapons.
  • T Suvarna Raju, the HAL Chairman and Managing Director already pointed out that Tejas is a four-and-half generation fighter and can be modified to make it a much more lethal jet.
  • The naval version of Tejas achieved a major landmark when the plane was successful in making a wire-arrested landing at Goa`s Shore-based Test Facility (SBTF) INS Hansa. The DRDO called the wire-arrested landing by Tejas flown by Chief Test Pilot Commodore Jaideep A Maolankar a golden letter day in the history of Indian Naval Aviation.
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Rajnath Singh becomes first Defence Minister to fly in Tejas fighter aircraft:

Union minister Rajnath Singh became the first defence minister to fly in the indigenously-built light combat aircraft Tejas from the HAL airport in Bengaluru. He was accompanied by Air Vice Marshal N Tiwari, who is also the Project Director, National Flight Test Centre, ADA (Aeronautical Development Agency) in Bengaluru. The minister flew a sortie in the twin-seater version of Tejas. Rajnath Singh was wearing a G-suite, a white helmet and an oxygen mask.

The Indian Aircraft Flying on Tejas an Indigenous Light Combat Aircraft from Bengaluru HAL Airport was an amazing and exhilarating experience.

Tejas successfully carried out an arrested landing a key performance, demonstrating its ability to land on board an aircraft carrier, making it a major milestone in the development of the naval variant of the fighter jet.

The IAF placed an order with the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for 40 Tejas aircraft.

The IAF issued the request for proposal (RFP) to HAL for the procurement of another batch of 83 Tejas at a cost of over ?50,000 crores.

Tejas is a multi-role fighter with several critical capabilities.

 

It is meant to strengthen India’s air defence capabilities. The IAF already inducted a batch of Tejas aircraft. The Tejas is designed to carry a veritable plethora of air-to-air, air-to- surface, precision guided and standoff weaponry.

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Indian Army conducted rare exercise in Eastern Ladakh:

Indian Army conducted Exercise Changthang Prahar, a rare exercise in Eastern Ladakh bordering China. Such massive exercise is held for the first time in the region. It was conducted at an altitude of 12,000 feet.

Military drills:

The exercise involved the use of infantry, mechanized forces, T-72 tanks, with force multipliers such as artillery guns and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. The army`s aviation assets were used. Para jumping of troops was also included in the exercise. Indian Army has recently inducted new weapon systems and high-tech equipment. The Indian air force also roped in the exercise.

The military drill saw the massive deployment of soldiers in Eastern Ladakh. The drill also included war-waging techniques to prepare for any threat in the region. 

 

As part of Exercise Changthang Prahar, the code name for the massive military drill, Indian Army`s infantry, mechanized infantry, artillery, armoured regiments and paratroopers gave a display of their capabilities.

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