Centers of Excellance, Publications & Blogs
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)
Broadsword is a blog maintained by Col Ajai Shukla; A Known Defence Expert
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.
Welfare Blogs about Ex Servicemen
Blog Maintained by Fauji Magazine. Editor At Large- Maroof Raza
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
Life of Soldiers is an online website covering the defence sector of the country. Besides the website, a monthly online magazine is also published.
SCO 183-184 (2nd Floor) Sector – 8 C
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.
Rao Tula Ram Marg (Opposite Signals Enclave)
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.