Lockheed YF-12 is an interceptor designed for the US Air Force. Its overall design was based on the top secret Lockheed A-12 reconnaissance aircraft. What made this an amazing aircraft was its ability to go over 2,000 miles per hour. It was only later that it was surpassed by the Lockheed SR-71. This prototype never…Details
10 Of The Most Dangerous And Remote Postings Of The Indian Armed Forces: 4. Tawang India-China border, Arunachal Pradesh
Due to the constant friction between India and China over China’s claim over Arunachal Pradesh, the Indian Army has always had a strong presence in Tawang. The ill-defined border and constant clashes between the two countries’ security forces, make Tawang a one of the most dangerous postings in the country.
10 Of The Most Dangerous And Remote Postings Of The Indian Armed Forces: 5. Bharati Research Centre The freezing embrace of Antarctica
Battling weather conditions as harsh as -89 Degrees, the Indian Army is to be credited for the organization and accumulation of data support for the Indian Research Centre, Maitri and is now doing the same for India’s third Research Centre in Antarctica, Bharati.
10 Of The Most Dangerous And Remote Postings Of The Indian Armed Forces: 6. The Submarine Arm One of the most dangerous arms in the Navy
Ironically the dangers of submarine postings are often overlooked by most people. Submarine crews often go weeks (sometimes months) in cramped conditions without surfacing, along with the added danger of an almost certain fall to the depths should anything go wrong.
Germany is one of the strongest economic forces in the world, but despite spending around $45 million every year, the army’s condition seems to have deteriorated in the past few years. This is perhaps because, the generation born and growing up in the 1950-60s were against war and its atrocities, and the fear of being…Details
It was perhaps the struggle of the other countries sharing borders with the regions where the Islamic State has a strong presence, the struggle in Syria or the probability of clashes with the Kurdish separatist organization, PKK, which made Turkey realize that it needs to prepare itself to face danger head on, if and when…Details
South Korea shares its border with North Korea which has an extremely powerful army at its disposal, and hence, is a constant threat to South Korea. But, its offensive neighbour is not its only problem. To meet the increasing armament of China and Japan, South Korea has been increasing its defence expenditure, which is now…Details
10 Of The Most Dangerous And Remote Postings Of The Indian Armed Forces: 1. Siachen The world’s highest battlefield
Situated 19,000 feet above the sea level, and with temperatures plummeting as low as -50 degrees, Siachen is the highest and coldest battleground in the world. The glacier is guarded by 3,000 men and has seen a loss of 2,000 lives till date. While the threat of war is very real, most soldiers have lost…Details
10 Of The Most Dangerous And Remote Postings Of The Indian Armed Forces: 2. The LOC One of the most volatile borders in the world
The LOC is the de-facto border that separates India from Pakistan and runs from Gilgit-Baltisan to Dras. Soldiers posted at the LOC are trained to withstand mortars, artillery shelling and bullets at a very frequent basis. The LOC witnessed the death of over 500 Indian soldiers when India fought the Kargil War against Pakistan.
10 Of The Most Dangerous And Remote Postings Of The Indian Armed Forces: 3. The temporary base-camp at Kathmandu The epicentre of the Nepal earthquake
After the major aftershock of the 7.3 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, the Indian Armed Forces were one of the first ones to help and rescue the victims of this natural calamity.