Aerospace & Defence
Opp. Karnavati Club,
Ahmedabad – 380 015
AADI has always been a leader in supplying evolving technologies to Indian Government. In our endeavor to constantly support our Indian Government and our Defence forces, AADI group has diversified in providing Strategic Electronics systems to our Indian Intelligence agencies, paramilitary organization and Defence Agencies.
AADI brings to you world class indigenously designed and developed Systems and technologies to support our country’s fight against terrorism, Perform Superior intelligence collection and support Homeland Security. These systems have been Co-Designed and Co-Developed along with our international partners who have solid experience in these fields.
AADI offers Diversified solutions in the Field of Communication and Signal Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, Avionics, Space Technologies, Cyber Warfare and Encryption, having its headquarters in Ahmedabad, Gujarat for indigenous Defence Technology Production and has a reputed R&D base in Gujarat, India.
ADA, Department of Defence R&D is the nodal agency for the design & development of LCA. HAL is the principal partner in LCA Programme with participation of DRDO & CSIR Laboratories, Public & Private sector industries and academic institutions.
Airnetz.com has added a new dimension to Global Business and Leisure Aviation Industry with innovation in distribution channels and service offerings. Premium Business travel is one of the upcoming travel destinations and our plan is to make this even more enjoyable with the chartered private jets and helicopters. We continually strive to bring world class experience to our customers. All our management team members are easily reachable over phone or emails for customer suggestions or complaints if any.
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Alligator Designs is an International supplier, with sales worldwide, of Rugged Systems for the avionic/aerospace, military, navy and heavy industrial markets. This includes supplying parts to build systems such as backplanes, power supplies, storage modules, Ethernet switches, development platforms and rugged standard (ATR) and custom based enclosures. We have a series of fully-loaded Embedded – SFF (Small Form-Factor) COTS computers based on 3U VPX called Rhino, hybrid SFF computers called Falcon and a VNX (VITA-74) based computers called Raptor. We adhere to all the relevant military grade form-factors such as VPX, VME, cPCI, VXS, COMe as well as the latest SFF standard VITA-74 also termed VNX.
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India Supply Chain
Developing a supply chain in India is key to our vision to develop technologies and solutions in India for both the home market and for export.
BAE Systems has a long and successful history of working closely with suppliers in its home markets to open up both local and international opportunities. For businesses interested in developing mutually beneficial and efficient business relationships for the future, the first step is to contact us.
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Manufacture of magnetic and optical media
In 1954, in a newly independent India, the need was utmost to develop indigenous industry. The dream of a self-reliant India gave birth to many Public Sector Undertakings. Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) was one such dream, which has come a long way since then with the far-sighted vision of its pioneers, the dedication and hard work of its employees, support and faith of its customers and the Government of India. The Government’s clarion call for ‘Make in India’ resonates with what BEL has been successfully doing for over 6 decades.
From humble beginnings in 1954, when BEL was set up in association with CSF, France (now, Thales), to manufacture basic communication equipment, BEL now produces a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment in fields such as Defence Communication, Radars, Naval Systems, C4I Systems, Weapon Systems, Homeland Security, Telecom & Broadcast Systems, Electronic Warfare, Tank Electronics, Electro Optics, Professional Electronic Components and Solar Photovoltaic Systems, BEL also provides turnkey system solutions. Civilian products from BEL include Electronic Voting Machines, Tablet PC, solar-powered traffic signal systems and Access Control Systems.
Starting from a single Unit in Jalahalli, Bangalore, BEL has established its presence across the country by setting up eight other Units – in Ghaziabad, Pune, Machilipatnam, Panchkula, Kotdwara, Navi Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad. Each Unit has a specific product mix and customer focus. BEL has also set up a wide network of offices and service centres countrywide as well as two overseas offices – at New York and Singapore.
BEL was established to meet the specialized electronic equipment requirements of the Indian Defence Services. While this continues to be its prime focus, the Company has a significant presence in the civilian market, too. BEL exports some of its products and services to a number of countries as well.
BEL has been laying great emphasis on Research and Development right from the early years. It has also been able to successfully partner as production agency with many DRDO labs. From a meagre turnover of Rs.2 lakhs in 1956-57, BEL has grown manifold to record a turnover of Rs.7,510 crores (provisional) in 2015-16.
BEL is not only a successful business story but also an organization which cares for people and society. Even before the term ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ gained currency, BEL has undertaken innumerable CSR activities and continues to do them with a lot of passion and commitment. BEL has set up educational institutions, including a special school for the mentally challenged. It has also set up hospitals, fine arts clubs and sports facilities. These and other welfare initiatives ensure a good quality of life for employees and their dependents. Some of these facilities also serve the local community. BEL is currently concentrating on promoting education, sanitation, health care, rural development, employment and enhancing vocational skills, while ensuring environmental sustainability.
‘Clean and green’ is true of every Unit of BEL. Concern for the environment is visible in the profuse greenery in all the Units. Afforestation, effluent treatment, used water recycling, generation and use of bio gas, rainwater harvesting, green buildings, setting up and using wind energy and solar energy power plants, to name a few, are some of the activities in this direction.
Awards galore have come BEL’s way, recognizing its emphasis on excellence. Recent accolades include India Today PSU Awards for ‘Best Global Presence Award’, ‘Eco Friendly Award’ and ‘Best R&D Innovation Award; Digital India PSE of the Year Award; Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) Meritorious Award (Gold Trophy) for HR Excellence for Best Practices in Human Resource Management; Mentor Graphics Silicon India Leadership Award for ‘Best VLSI/Embedded Design in Defence/Aerospace Sector’; International Aerospace Award for ‘Innovation’; SAP Award for Customer Excellence; SODET Gold Award for ‘Technology Innovation’; Government of Karnataka ‘State Export Excellence Award’ in the Electronics & Communications (excluding IT/BT & ITES sector) Medium/Large Industries sector; and Raksha Mantri’s Awards for Excellence
The web Site for sharing views of Pension matters relating to Army, Navy & Air Force veterans, Pay Commission related suggestions, DA and the latest News.Service and Armed Forces Veterans are invited to share with this site. This web site has been conceived by Capt KS Ramaswamy(Veteran)
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Headquartered in Delhi, Boeing’s India operations include an office and a Boeing Research & Technology Center in Bangalore, field service offices in Mumbai, Hindan, Rajali and New Delhi. Boeing subsidiary, Jeppesen—a provider of flight navigation solutions—is well established in Hyderabad. Another subsidiary, Continental Data Graphics (CDG) in Chennai, is also expanding its footprint in the country.
A JV Company developing and manufacturing Hypersonic Cruise Missiles
Broadsword is a blog maintained by Col Ajai Shukla; A Known Defence Expert
We provide critical solutions on land, at sea, and in the air and space
www.DefenceNews.in is a dedicated online Indian Defence News portal.
The website is dedicated to give a complete, swift and day-to-day coverage of all the latest happenings in the world of Indian Defence and Aerospace in an accurate, objective, credible and comprehensive manner.
www.DefenceNews.in is India’s first & foremost dedicated Defence News Website.
We throughly cover all three services of the Indian Armed Forces and bring to you the latest news on Indian Defence.
Directorate of Industry Interface & Technology Management
R No 447, DRDO Bhawan, DRDO HQrs,
Rajaji Marg, N. Delhi
Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) works under Department of Defence Research and Development of Ministry of Defence. DRDO dedicatedly working towards enhancing self-reliance in Defence Systems and undertakes design & development leading to production of world class weapon systems and equipment in accordance with the expressed needs and the qualitative requirements laid down by the three services.
DRDO is working in various areas of military technology which include aeronautics, armaments, combat vehicles, electronics, instrumentation engineering systems, missiles, materials, naval systems, advanced computing, simulation and life sciences. DRDO while striving to meet the Cutting edge weapons technology requirements provides ample spinoff benefits to the society at large thereby contributing to the nation buliding.
Spaze IT Park, Sector 49,Sohna Road,
Delta Guards Pvt Ltd is a ISO : 9001-2008 Certified Company incorporated in 1998 and has grown today to become India’s most recognized and professionally qualified “Total Quality Service Solutions” provider. It has surpassed all growth expectations and very rightly, has been adjudged as the trendsetter in the fields of Security, Electronic Security Systems, Housekeeping, Manpower Sourcing, Traffic Management, Horticulture and various other aspects Facilities Management. We have earned an unflinching faith among services planners & establishment managers, thereby enabling us to grow across the country with a work force over 4000 personnel at our disposal.
CMD Col (Retd) R P Suhag after completion of extremely distinguished Military career, founded and established “ Delta Guards” in 1998. A visionary, he foresaw the need of providing dedicated, high quality and responsive security in private / Civil Sectors. One of the pioneers , he holds the distinction of being first private security entrepreneur to recruit and successfully deploy mounted guards to provide security in the mafia infested coal fields of Chattisgarh. He continues to be the leading figure in the national private security industry and regularly shares his vision and ideas at various forums
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General Ved Prakash Malik PVSM, AVSM (born 1 November 1939) served as the 19th Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army from 30 September 1997 till 30 September 2000. He was the Army Chief during the Kargil War.
A soft spoken, honest and upright General
General Vijay Kumar Singh(Retired), PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC (born 10 May 1951) is an Indian politician and a retired four star general in the Indian Army. In May 2014, he was appointed as the Minister of State of External Affairs and Minister of state (independent charge) for North East Region in the NDA-led Indian Government. On 10 November 2014, the Development of North Eastern Region ministry was passed to Jitendra Singh.
During his military career, Singh served as the 24th Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army from 2010 to 2012. He became the first serving Indian military chief to take the Government of India to court.
In 2014, after his retirement from the military, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and was elected as the Member of Parliament of the Lok Sabha in the Indian general elections, 2014, from the Ghaziabad constituency of Uttar Pradesh.
He has written his autobiographical book, Courage and Conviction.
General Dalbir Singh Suhag, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC (born 28 December 1954) was the 25th Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) of the Indian Army, who assumed office on 31 July 2014, following the retirement of General Bikram Singh. He served as the Vice Chief of the Army Staff (VCOAS) before taking charge as Chief of the Army Staff. He retired on 31 December 2016.
Greater Noida, GB Nagar
AWHO Colony in Greater Noida
Spaze ITECH Park, Sector 49, Sohna Road, Gurugram, Haryana, India,
Gyrox Aviation is an Indian company and the brainchild of Col. R.P Suhag, a veteran from the armed forces and chairman of the nearly two decade old services logistics and aviation companies under, Delta Group of Companies.
15/1 Cubbon Road
Bangalore 560 001
The history and growth of the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is synonymous with the growth of Aeronautical industry in India over the past 70 years.
The Company which had its origin as the Hindustan Aircraft Company was incorporated on 23 Dec 1940 at Bangalore by Shri Walchand Hirachand a farsighted visionary in association with the Government of Mysore with an Authorised Capital of Rs.4 crores (Paid up capital Rs.40 lakhs) and with the aim of manufacturing aircraft in India. In March 1941, the Government of India became one of the shareholders in the Company holding 1/3 of its paid-up capital and subsequently took over its management in 1942. In collaboration with the Inter Continental Aircraft Company of USA, Hindustan Aircraft Company commenced its business of manufacturing of Harlow Trainer, Curtiss Hawk Fighter and Vultee Bomber Aircraft.
In Dec 1945,the company was placed under the administrative control of Min. of Industry & Supply. In January 1951, Hindustan Aircraft Private Limited was placed under the Administrative control of Ministry of Defence.
The Company had built aircraft and engines of foreign design under licence, such as Prentice, Vampire and Gnat aircraft. It also undertook the design and development of aircraft indigenously. In August 1951, the HT-2 Trainer aircraft, designed and produced by the company under the able leadership of Dr. V.M.Ghatge flew for the first time. Nearly 200 Trainers were manufactured and supplied to the Indian Air Force and other customers. With the gradual building up of its design capability, the company successfully designed and developed four other aircraft i.e. two seater ‘Pushpak’ suitable for flying clubs, ‘Krishak’ for Air Observatory Post(AOP) role, HF-24 Jet Fighter ‘(Marut)’ and the HJT-16 Basic Jet Trainer ‘(Kiran)’.
Meanwhile, in August 1963, Aeronautics India Limited (AIL) was incorporated as a Company wholly owned by the Government of India to undertake the manufacture of the MiG-21 aircraft under licence. In June 1964, the Aircraft Manufacturing Depot which was set up in 1960 as an Air Force unit to produce the Airframe for the HS-748 transport aircraft was transferred to AIL. Soon thereafter, the Government decided to amalgamate Hindustan Aircraft Limited, with AIL so as to conserve resources in the field of aviation where the technical talent in the country was limited and to enable the activities of all the aircraft manufacturing units to be planned and co-ordinated in the most efficient and economical manner.
Amalgamation of the two companies i.e. Hindustan Aircraft Limited and Aeronautics India Limited was brought about on 1st Oct 1964 by an Amalgamation order issued by the Government of India and the Company after the amalgamation was named as “Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)” with its principal business being design, development, manufacture, repair and overhaul of aircraft, helicopter, engines and related systems like avionics, instruments and accessories.
Growth & Consolidation:
In 1970, a separate division was set up exclusively for manufacture of ‘Chetak’ and ‘Cheetah’ Helicopters in Bangalore under licence from M/s SNIAS, France. A new division was also established to manufacture aircraft instruments and accessories at Lucknow. Licence agreements were entered into with M/s Dunlop of U.K. for Wheels and Brakes, Dowty for under carriages and Hydraulic equipment, and Normal air Garret for cabin air pressurisation and air-conditioning equipment, Smiths of UK, SFENA and SFIM of France for panel instruments and Gyros, Martin Baker of UK for ejection seats and Lucas for engine fuel systems, for fitment on Marut, Kiran, Ajeet, Chetak, Cheetah and Jaguar. Similar type of arrangements was agreed with USSR authorities for manufacture of accessories for MiG-21 series of aircraft.
Design and Development of Basant agricultural aircraft was undertaken between 1970 and 1974 and design and development of Ajeet, an improved version of Gnat was undertaken between 1972 and 1980. In 1976 projects were sanctioned for design & development of the HPT-32 elementary piston engine trainer, Kiran MK II (an improved version of Kiran MK I / IA) and Ajeet Trainer as well as for Advanced Light Helicopter.
In 1971, Avionics Design Bureau at Hyderabad was formed for the development and manufacture of IFF, UHF, HF, Radio components, Radio Altimeter, Ground Radars etc.,
During 1973, a Design wing was set up at Lucknow for design and development of accessories such as under-carriage and hydraulic systems, air-conditioning and pressurization systems, fuel control/gauging systems, generator control and protection units, static inverters etc.,
In 1979, after seeking a licence agreement with British Aerospace, the Company started manufacture of ‘Jaguar’ aircraft and with Rolls Royce-Turbomeca for Adour engines. Licence agreements were also signed with different firms for manufacture of Avionics and accessories.
In 1982, the Company entered into an agreement with USSR and started production of Swing-wing MiG-27M aircraft as a follow on project for MiG-21 BIS at Nasik Division of the Company.
During 1982, Korwa Division of HAL in District Sultanpur (U.P.) was established for manufacture of Inertial Navigation System (INS), Head Up Display and Weapon Aiming Computer (HUDWAC), Combined Map and Electronics Display (COMED), Laser Ranger and Marked Target Seeker (LRMTS), Auto Stabiliser and Flight Data Recorder for Jaguar and similar advanced systems for MiG-27M.
HAL is actively engaged and is contributing to the space programmes of the country. A separate Aerospace division was established in 1988. This Division is dedicated to space programme to meet the growing requirement of Indian Space Research Organisation.
In order to capture the growing market in the industrial gas turbine engines, a new Division called the Industrial & Marine Gas Turbine Division, was formed in 1998. Currently the Division is undertaking Repair and Overhaul work related with Industrial Avon Engines and Allison 501K and 571K series. In addition to this manufacture of LM 2500 engine is also being undertaken. The Division is doing the overhaul of various existing gas turbines in the country, thus providing cost-effective services to users such as ONGC, GAIL, TNEB, RSEB etc., for upkeep of their gas turbine.
An independent profit centre for providing Airport related services was created in May 2000 with a view to synergize the operation of HAL Bangalore Airport. The main aim of creation of this Airport Service Centre is to restructure the existing resources to provide focused attention in relation with the exacting market needs of service segment related to airlines operations and commercially exploit the available infrastructure of the Company at Bengaluru.
With the signing of agreement with Russian partners to take up licence manufacture of SUKHOI 30 MKI Aircraft the Nasik Division which had been engaged in manufacture & overhaul of MiG series Aircraft and lately upgrade of MiGB is aircraft, had to be expanded. Accordingly it was decided in February, 2002 to have two Divisions at Nasik i.e. Aircraft Manufacturing Division for Su-30 MKI production and Aircraft Overhaul Division for overhaul and upgrade of existing MiG Series aircraft.
Consequent on decision to manufacture AL 31 FP Engine for SU 30 MK1 Aircraft, under licence from Russian Manufacturer, it was decided to establish a new Division at Koraput to take up the project in February, 2002. The project activities under the new Division have accordingly commenced.
In order to facilitate Helicopter Division to dedicate itself exclusively for ALH manufacture and related activities,the manufacturing and repair / overhaul activities of Chetakand Cheetah helicopters and their variants where transferred to the Barrackpore Branch Factory and Barrackpore Division was formed and a new MRO Division created to carry out ALH Overhaul activities in 2006
Composites material is being used extensively in aircraft manufacturing for its low weight. A new Composite Manufacturing Division was formed in Mar 2007 with a dedicated manufacturing facility for composite materials for in-house projects such as ALH, LCA etc.
Facilities Management Division was created in Dec 2007 for effective and focused attention towards the common services at Bangalore.
In order to boost R & D activities in-house, Mission & Combat System R & D Center was formed to concentrate on Mission systems, Aircraft upgrades and technology development in Nov 2008.
Additionally, Strategic electronics Factory at Kasaragod, Kerala, a unit of HAL Hyderabad, was established Nov 2012.
The in house development of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) will give major boost to the modernization program of our Defence Services. For production of LCA, a separate Division was established at Bangalore for production of Light Combat Aircraft in Mar 2014.
R & D center:
The Company has a comprehensive Design organisation in its divisions. Out of 29 types of aircraft produced so far, 15 have been of indigenous design. The Company has long experience in design and manufacture of a diversified range of aircraft and its systems. For further growth of the Company it was considered necessary for HAL to strengthen its R&D capability and accordingly the erstwhile Design Bureaus have been restructured and reorganised into the following R&D Centers :
idrw.org ( Indian Defence Research Wing ) was launched in 2006, when Reporting on Defence related issues was not considered much prominence in Mainstream Indian Media. Idea behind was to bring all coverage from mainstream media to one stop destination that lead to the creation of idrw.org, our focus was also to counter Biased and Negative reporting done by certain section of National and International agencies
The Indian Ex Servicemen Movement — hereafter referred to as IESM — is an All India Federation of Ex Servicemen’s organizations and also, any individual Military Veterans who wish to join it. The term ‘Military Veterans’ refers to retired personnel of the Indian Army, Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force.
We, the Ex Servicemen of India, resolve to come under one umbrella in a unified federal structure at National, State and District levels in order to:
Promote intellectual and knowledge-based growth of ESM fraternity.
Actively promote and support welfare and interest of ESM to ensure that they get a just and fair place in IESM.
Provide a unified voice to all ESM of India on issues of national interest.
Act as a forum of discussions of problems and vital needs of ESM, which may arise from time to time.
Ensure welfare of ESM Widows, as also those ESM who are injured or carry any war-wounds.
Bring all Ex Servicemen of India under one umbrella through a spirit of camaraderie and fraternity to make them a strong and influential segment of Indian society.
Play a constructive role in nation building activities
Lieutenant General Harcharanjit Singh Panag, PVSM, AVSM, (Retired) was born on 4 December 1948 at Patiala, Punjab. He is a defence analyst and an ordinary member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Panag was previously an Indian Army officer. He was GOC-in-C, Northern Command and GOC-in-C, Central Command. He retired on 31 December 2008. On 22 June 2009, after his retirement from the Indian Army, he was appointed as an Administrative Member of the Armed Forces Tribunal, Chandigarh Bench. He retired from Armed Forces Tribunal on 4 December 2013. He actively supported the India Against Corruption movement and later joined the Aaam Aadmi Party in January 2014.
Life of Soldiers is an online website covering the defence sector of the country. Besides the website, a monthly online magazine is also published.
Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM (Bar) is a retired Three-Star General of the Indian Army. His last assignment in service was as the Military Secretary of the Indian Army. Prior to that, he commanded an Army Corps in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, amongst other appointments.
Presently General is advising on matters of defence and geo-politics and writing blogs and articles.
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Directorate of Planning and Coordination
Department of Defence Production
Ministry of Defence
Make in India Defence Program
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Chandigarh 160008 UT
Punjab has borne the brunt of ruthless invaders since times immemorable. History has it that the people of this land were subjected to untold horrors and deprivations over the ages. Repeated wars gave birth to a hardy population that brought forth some of the finest warriors who walked the earth. With war came sacrifices that spurred great tales of heroism and valor. The great Mahabharata, the world’s longest poem, is set in this very region.
To honour and commemorate the legendary bravery and sacrifices of our ancestors from this great land, we bring for you, India’s First Military Literature Festival.
The festival is set on the shores of the picturesque Sukhna Lake, amidst stately groves of ancient trees, teeming with birdlife.
The ‘Greatest Literature Show in India’
Here will gather the greatest military leaders, thinkers, authors, writers, poets, artists, journalists and war correspondents from national and International shores, They will set the stage for the most valuable dialogue and discussions.
To pamper you at this conclave of the brave, we have a variety of entertainment and enriching events that are sure to take your breath away. So please come one, come all to the Inaugural Military Literature Festival 2017.
Saab is a global defence and security company, founded in Sweden in 1937. Saab brings to India a wide portfolio of cutting-edge technologies and systems, across the Air, Land, Naval and Civil domains.
We have been a trusted supplier to the Indian armed forces since the 1970s, when India acquired the Carl Gustaf Anti-Tank defence system. In 2014, Saab invested one fourth of sales in research and development. Saab could build products and solutions here in India, by Indians, for India and even for export.
Today, we work with Indian companies and partners in R&D, aerospace technologies, and defence systems across all domains, to develop cutting-edge products and solutions that will serve India and the rest of the world for generations to come. We are doing this in partnership with the Indian ambition to Make In India – the ambition to develop an indigenous defence industry of global dimensions.
The Foundation is working for the betterment of the marginalised strata of the society – for those who have the will, but lack resources & opportunities, We focus on people who are highly vulnerable while in the pursuit of fulfillment of their basic human needs.
Stated Objectives – Women & Child Welfare, Youth Development, Health Programs & Elder Care, Ex-Servicemen & Veer-Nari Welfare and Safety & Disaster Management
Stryker provides high quality security guarding and housekeeping services to ensure offices, factories, schools or hospitals stay safe and clean. We leverage our three generations of armed forces experience and discipline, to get your work done efficiently. Our clients include JLL, Zomato and S. Chand. Connect us to business owners and admin or procurement heads who need these services.
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Post Bag No 8, Vasant Vihar PO, New Delhi –
The United Service Institution of India was founded in 1870 by a soldier scholar, Colonel (later Major General) Sir Charles MacGregor. The story of its growth is the story of the growth of the Indian Armed Forces. It was founded for ‘furtherance of interest and knowledge in the art, science and literature of the Defence Services.’
First housed in the old Town Hall at Shimla, in the foot hills of the Himalayas, the Institution moved to the then Army Headquarters. In 1908 its own building was erected at a cost of Rs. 26,000/- near Cumbermere Post Office in the Shimla Hills. As the partition of the sub continent approached, the Council decided that the USI and its Journal should continue as before; but that was not to be. Four issues of the Journal (January, April, July and October 1948) did go out as that of the United Service Institution of India and Pakistan, with flags of both the countries on the cover. In the event, the Institution remained a purely Indian one.
The post Independence years were financially a testing time for the Institution. The property in Shimla had to be sold off for Rs. 18,000/- and the Institution was moved to Delhi in 1953, where it was located, till mid 1996, in Kashmir House on Rajaji Marg ( the premises of the Engineer-in-Chief’s Branch, among others). Notwithstanding the difficulties, the Institution pulled through by the sheer dedication and selflessness of the then Secretary, Colonel Pyara Lal, who managed it from 1957 to 1987. Amongst the distinguished officers who have been the Secretary, the name of Field Marshal W J Slim, MC stands out (early thirties). Since 1987, the designation of the Secretary has been changed to that of Director. Major General S C Sinha, PVSM (Retd) was the Director from November 1987 to 30 June 1996. Lt Gen Satish Nambiar PVSM, AVSM, VrC (Retd) was the Director from 01 July 1996 to 31 Dec 2008.
The foundation stone for the new premises was laid on 26 April 1993 by the then Chief of the Army Staff and Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee, General S F Rodrigues, PVSM, VSM, ADC, in the presence of the then Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral L Ramdas, PVSM, AVSM, VrC, VSM, ADC and Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal N C Suri, PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC.
Lieutenant General P K Singh, PVSM, AVSM, (Retd), Former GOC-in-C South Western Commanded assumed Charge as Director on 01 Jan 2009
The Institution began with a membership of 215 members. When it moved to its present premises, the number stood at about 3500, and now it is over 13,300 as on 01 Aug 2015.
A “History of USI” from 1870 to 2008 has been written by Col V K Singh. VSM (Retd) Dy Director (ADM): It is being updated every year.
Risala Bazar, Bolarum
Few self-less Ex-Servicemen on 14 Jun 2015 decided to form an Ex-Servicemen Association in Secunderabad to work for improvement of quality of life of Ex-Servicemen and family pensioners.
The Ex-Servicemen formed an Executive Committee comprising of few office bearers. Memorandum of Association and Bye laws were formulated for conduct of the Association. The name Tri Services Ex-Servicemen Welfare Association (TSEWA) was selected and Registrar of Societies, Hyderabad gave his approval for formation of our association with Registration No: 495/2015.
Three hon’ble MPs were contacted to impress upon hon’ble Raksh Mantri for an early sanction of One Rank One Pension (OROP). A relay hunger strike from 1 to 6 Sept 2015 was undertaken to express our anguish on delay in implementation of OROP in Dharna Chowk opposite Indira Park, Hyderabad.
In short span of time we have got members from all over India and from countries like USA, Canada, Norway, UK, Australia and New Zealand. Our membership as on May 2016 stands at 3,500.