Defence

Odia Jawan Conferred Posthumous Kirti Chakra

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Kirti Chakra, the second highest peacetime gallantry medal, on Odia CRPF jawan Pradeep Kumar Panda at a function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan today. The posthumous gallantry medal was received by Panda’s wife. A native of Rajgangpur in Sundargarh district, Panda was martyred while fighting heavily armed terrorists in Jammu […]

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“HELINA” Successfully Test Fired from Odisha Coast

Bhubaneswar/Balasore: India successfully test-fired its helicopter-launched version of one of the most-advanced anti-tank weapons from the Odisha coast today. Helina, the helicopter-launched version of the Nag anti-tank guided missile with a hit range of 7-8 km, was launched from an Army chopper. The weapon system was tested for its full range at 12.55 pm near […]


Government Clears Rs 40,000 Crore Project For Constructing 6 Submarines

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Defence Ministry yesterday approved for the indigenous construction of six submarines for the Indian Navy which will be costing  over Rs 40,000 crore, officials said. This decision came after a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), which is the ministry’s highest decision-making body on procurement. The DAC, was presided over by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, […]


DRDO Successfully Test Fires AGNI-IV from Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), successfully test fired AGNI-IV, a nuclear ballistic missile in the Agni series, today, from the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Island (previously Wheeler Island) on the coast of Odisha at 8:35 am. This was the seventh test trial of Agni-IV. The last trial conducted by the Strategic Force […]


DRDO Defers Pralay Test due to Pethai

Bhubaneswar: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) deferred the test of Pralay, a short-range ballistic missile which was to be held at Abdul Kalam Island of Odisha, on Monday and Tuesday. Blustery weather conditions and rough sea due to cyclone Pethai were the reasons for it. Though all preparations were made for the test, but […]


India Test-Fires N-capable Agni-V

Bhubaneswar: India successfully test-fired nuke-capable ballistic missile Agni-V from Dr Abdul Kalam Island off Balasore coast yesterday. This is the seventh trial of the indigenously developed missile. This nuclear capable 3-stage missile has a Length of 17 meters and Width of 2 meters. It’s Nuclear warhead is of 1.5 tonne. It has advance features with higher reliability, longer shelf life, less […]


Army Band Show at IG Park Becomes a Crowd Puller

Bhubaneswar: The Army Band show at Indira Gandhi Park of Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) by the Pipe Bands of Panjab Regimental Centre, Ramgarhin Jharkhand and 120 Battalion Bhubaneswar, inspired hundreds of youth and general public on careers in Indian Army. The unique show was organized by the Indian Army on the eve of 72nd Independence Day. […]


Odisha’s Bermuda Triangle

Anil Dhir: The Crash of the fighter trainer Hawk aircraft of Indian Air Force made breaking news in July 2015, however few know that there have been at least a dozen crashes in the small area in the last few decades. The triangle from Piarboda near Bankura to Chakulia in Jharkhand and Amarda Road Airfield […]


Lt. Chandrakant Gets a Rousing Welcome at Bhubaneswar Airport

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Son of the soil IMA Sword of Honour winner Lt. Chandrakant Acharya arrives in the city The welcome banner of Air Force Association Odisha Branch, Armed Forces Veterans of Odisha and Indian Ex-Services League Odisha waited at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) much before the Indigo flight 6E 211 landed at […]