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Divyachakshu Through Barrier Imaging Radar

Divyachakshu is a Through Barrier Imaging Radar, developed by Electronics and Radar Development Establishment, a bengaluru-based DRDO laboratory, India. Divyachakshu is designed to be capable of scanning through walls and is expected to help the ...

DRDO Abhyas

DRDO Abhyas is a high-speed expendable aerial target being built by the Aeronautical Development Establishment of the Defence Research and Development Organisation for the Indian Armed Forces.

DRDO AEW&CS

The DRDO Airborne Early Warning and Control System is a project of Indias Defence Research and Development Organisation to develop an airborne early warning and control system for the Indian Air Force. It is also referred to as NETRA Airborne Ear ...

DRDO Daksh

Daksh is a battery-operated remote-controlled robot on wheels that was created with a primary function of bomb recovery. Developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation, it is fully automated. It can navigate staircases, negotiate stee ...

DRDO Kapothaka

Kapothaka was a technology demonstrator mini-UAV for reconnaissance. The Kapothaka which means" dove” is believed to be a preceder of Nishant UAV system.

DRDO Lakshya

Lakshya is an Indian remotely piloted high speed target drone system developed by the Aeronautical Development Establishment of DRDO. A variant Lakshya-1 is used to perform discreet aerial reconnaissance of battlefield and target acquisition. The ...

DRDO Netra

The DRDO Netra is an Indian, light-weight, autonomous UAV for surveillance and reconnaissance operations. It has been jointly developed by the Research and Development Establishment, and IdeaForge, a Mumbai-based private firm.

CAD camp

CAD Camp or Central Ammunition Depot Camp is a military area and the second largest ammunition depot in Asia. It is located near Pulgaon in Wardha district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

INHS Patanjali

INHS Patanjali is the naval hospital of the Indian Navy at Karwar, Karnataka which was commissioned on 26 December 2006. INHS Patanjali is the second naval establishment commissioned at Karwar. It has an initial capacity of 141 beds upgradeable t ...

INS Trata

The word Trata in Sanskrit means The Protector’. The unit was commissioned on 12 December 1964 when the Indian Navy took over the coastal battery at Colaba point, from the army, which is presently INS Kunjali. The then Chief of Naval Staff, Vice ...

Military Hospital, Hisar

Military Hospital, Hisar at Hisar Military Station, Haryana, India is a 250-bed multi-specialty hospital with Intensive care unit, 9 medical specialties, physiotherapy, and blood bank for the free treatment of Army and ex-army personnel and their ...

Ahom Army

The Ahom Army consisted of cavalry, infantry as well as naval units based on the Paik system militia of the Ahom kingdom. The kingdom did not have standing army units of professional soldiers till late 18th and early 19th centuries, when Purnanda ...

Army of the Mughal Empire

The Army of the Mughal Empire was the force by which the Mughal emperors established their empire in the 15th century and expanded it to its greatest extent at the beginning of the 18th century. Although its origins, like the Mughals themselves, ...

Bachhawali Tope

Bacchawali Tope is a gun, rather cannon which lies in the Nizamat Fort Campus on the garden space between the Nizamat Imambara and the Hazarduari Palace and to the east of the old Madina Mosque in the city of Murshidabad in the Indian state of We ...

Chola military

The Chola military was a well-organised and effective fighting force during medieval times. The imperial Cholas of the Vijayalaya dynasty who ruled parts of South India and Lanka between the tenth and the thirteenth centuries CE were dependent on ...

Elephant sword

An elephant sword, also called a tusk sword, is an edged weapon designed to be attached to the tip of an elephants tusk, normally used in pairs. War elephants were used for centuries, primarily from India to the Middle East, and were often armore ...

Gunfoundry

The Gunfoundry also known as Top ka Sancha was a cannonball factory set up by the second Nizam of Hyderabad, Nawab Mir Nizam Ali Khan at Fateh Maidan in Hyderabad, India. The historic Aliya High School for Boys.

Indian armour

Armour in the Indian subcontinent was used since antiquity. Its earlier reference is found in the vedic period. Armour has been described in religious texts; including the Itihasa epics Ramayana and Mahabharat, as well as in the Puranas.

Indian campaign of Ahmad Shah Durrani

Ahmad Shah Durrani raided India eight times between 1748 and 1767. After the assassination of Nadir Shah, Ahmad Shah Durrani succeeded the throne of Afghanistan and started plundering wealth from nearby regions.In the Chota Ghalughara and Vada Gh ...

List of cross LOC military operations

The line of control which lies between the Indian and Pakistani controlled parts of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir is the de facto boundary which is generally respected by both sides. Indian and Pakistani troops have on occasion t ...

Maratha Army

Maratha Army refers to the land-based armed forces of the Maratha Empire, which existed from the late 17th to the early 19th centuries in India. The formation, rise, and decline of the armies of the Maratha Empire can be broadly divided into two eras

Military of Vijayanagara

The Military of Vijayanagara supported the Vijayanagara Empire in particular with regard to the empires long-lasting rivalry with the Bahmani Sultanate. Besides a large standing army, the Vijayanagara rulers also maintained a powerful navy. This ...

Nair Brigade

The Nair Brigade was the army of the erstwhile kingdom of Travancore in India. Nairs were a community of the region. The personal bodyguard of the king Marthanda Varma was called Thiruvithamkoor Nair Pattalam. The Travancore army was officially r ...

Political warfare in British colonial India

Political warfare in British colonial India aided a British minority in maintaining control over large parts of present-day India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Burma. The East India Company obtained a foothold in India in 1695 and from that start exp ...

Purbiya

Purbiya was a common term used in medieval India for Rajput-led mercenaries and soldiers from the eastern Gangetic Plain - areas corresponding to present-day western Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh. Purbiya Rajputs translates as Eastern Rajputs. ...

Rajput resistance to Muslim conquests

Before the Muslim conquests in the Indian subcontinent, much of northern and western India was being ruled by Rajput dynasties. The Rajput kingdoms contended with the rising and expansionist empires of the Muslim world, be they Arabs, Turks, Pash ...

Shiledar

Shiledar was a term used for a soldiers position, particularly in Indias Maratha Empire, and especially during the reign of Shivaji. The word shiledar means "a soldier who possesses his own sword and horse for taking active part in combat/war". D ...

Battle of Vijaydurg

The Battle of Vijaydurg, also known as the siege of Vijaydurg, was fought between Tulaji Angre, a Maratha Sardar and joint forces of the East India Company and Peshwa. After the death of Kanhoji Angre, there were two short reigns by Sarfoji and S ...

Aviation in India

Aviation in India, broadly divided into military and civil aviation, is the fastest-growing aviation market in the world according to the International Air Transport Association. The hub of the nations aviation manufacturing industry is at Bangal ...

Bidar Air Force Station

Air Force Station, Bidar is one of the Premier Flying Training establishments of the Indian Air Force. It was established during World War II, has been a training centre for budding pilots of the IAF since 1963. The air base had trainer aircraft ...

Centre for Air Power Studies (India)

Centre for Air Power Studies is an autonomous defence research and analysis body for studies, research and focused analyses of issues related to national security, defence, and aerospace issues in the evolving strategic and international security ...

Helicopter Training School

Helicopter Training School or HTS is an institution of Indian Air Force located at Hyderabad. It was established at Air Force Station Palam on 2 April 1962. It is one of the largest helicopter unit of IAF.

History of the Indian Air Force

The Indian Air Force was established in British India as an auxiliary air force of the Royal Air Force with the enactment of the Indian Air Force Act 1932 on 8 October that year and adopted the Royal Air Force uniforms, badges, brevets and insign ...

Indian Air Force Test Pilot School

The Indian Air Force Test Pilot School is a unit of the Indian Air Force that evaluates aircraft and systems for induction into user organisations. Most new aircraft types and major airborne systems must have ASTEs stamp of approval to be conside ...

Indian basic trainer aircraft competition

The Basic trainer aircraft procurement process started during the last quarter of 2009 when Indian air force issued a Request for proposal on 16 December 2009, based on input received in response to a request for information issued earlier. Reque ...

Indian microlight aircraft competition

The Indian Microlight aircraft procurement process started when Ministry of Defence issued a Request for Information to procure Microlight aircraft for bird surveys and adventure activities during the late 2000s. The Request for Information RFI c ...

Indian MRCA competition

The Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft competition in India, also known as the MRCA tender, was a competition to supply 126 multi-role combat aircraft to the Indian Air Force. The Defence Ministry had allocated ₹ 55.000 crore at 2008 prices for th ...

Jorhat Airport

Jorhat Airport also known as Rowriah Airport is located at Rowriah, 7 Kilometres South-West of Jorhat city, Assam, India. The civil enclave, run by the Airports Authority of India is the 4th major airport in Assam, by number of passengers carried ...

Paratrooper Training School

The history of Paratroopers Training School also called as Sky Hawks is more than half century old. During second world war - in Oct 1941, the 50th Indian Parachute Brigade was formed headquartered at Delhi and simultaneously an AirLanding School ...

Surya Kiran

Surya Kiran is an aerobatics demonstration team of the Indian Air Force. The Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team was formed in 1996 and are a part of the 52nd Squadron of the IAF. The team has since performed numerous demonstrations usually with nine airc ...

Vice Chief of the Air Staff (India)

The Vice Chief of the Air Staff is the second-highest ranking Officer in the Indian Air Force. The VCAS is a PSO at Air Headquarters at New Delhi. He is responsible for operation and flying related tasks. In the event that the Chief of Air Staff ...

Air officer commanding

Air Officer Commanding is a title given in the air forces of Commonwealth nations to an air officer who holds a command appointment which typically comprises a large, organized collection of air force assets. Thus, an air vice marshal might be th ...

Chief of the Naval Staff (India)

The Chief of the Naval Staff is the commander and the highest-ranking officer in the Indian Navy. The position is abbreviated CNS in Indian Navy cables and communication, and is always held by a full Admiral. The current CNS is Admiral Karambir S ...

Chief of the Air Staff (India)

Chief of the Air Staff is the professional head and the commander of the Indian Air Force. The position is abbreviated CAS in the Indian Air Force cables and communication, and is always held by the highest-ranking air officer, an Air Chief Marsh ...

Chief of the Army Staff (India)

The Chief of the Army Staff is the professional head, commander, and usually the highest-ranking military officer of the Indian Army. The position is abbreviated as COAS in Indian Army, and is always held by a full General. The current COAS is Ge ...

Commandant of the National Defence Academy

The Commandant of the National Defence Academy is the head and overall in-charge of the National Defence Academy. The Commandant of the Academy is a Three-star rank officer from the three Services in rotation. He is supported by the Deputy Comman ...

National War Memorial Southern Command

The National War Memorial Southern Command is a war memorial in Pune Cantonment, India, dedicated to post-Independence war martyrs. This is the only war memorial in South Asia which has been erected by citizens contributions. The memorial was unv ...

Palashi Monument

Palashi Monument is a monument in Palashi, Nadia district, in the state of West Bengal. This was erected in memory of the Battle of Plassey fought between Sir Robert Clive, commander of the British East India Company and Nawab Siraj ud-Daulah on ...

Shaheed Minar, Kolkata

The Shaheed Minar, formerly known as the Ochterlony Monument, is a monument in Kolkata that was erected in 1828 in memory of Major-general Sir David Ochterlony, commander of the British East India Company, to commemorate both his successful defen ...

Victory at Sea Memorial

The Victory at Sea Memorial is an Indian memorial constructed after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 which is dedicated to the Indian Navy and the Eastern Naval Command sailors. It was constructed in 1996. It is located on Beach Road, Visakhapatnam.