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22-Mar-2017 Agartala

India-Bangladesh joint army cycling expedition flagged off

The joint cycling expedition of India and Bangladesh armies aimed at reinforcing friendship among the two armed forces was flagged off in Agartala on Wednesday.The 11-day joint cycling expedition, which was flagged off by Gajraj Corps commander Lt. Gen....

13-Mar-2017 Kolhapur (Maharashtra)

Armyman vents ire against politicians in video and banner

Angry over certain derogatory remarks made by a Maharashtra politician targetting army men, an Indian Army soldier has vented public ire at politicians and bureaucrats in a video and a large banner in his home village on Monday.The soldier, Ranjit Gawde, a...

09-Mar-2017 Kolkata

INS Tillanchang commissioned at Karwar

INS Tillanchang, a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command, at Karwar today.INS Tillanchang is the third ship of four follow-on WJFAC...

07-Mar-2017 Jaisalmer (Rajasthan)

Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi meet BSF troopers

Actors Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta met Border Security Force (BSF) personnel here.The actors are currently shooting for Milan Luthria's action-thriller film "Baadshaho" in this Rajasthan city. On Sunday, they visited the troopers.After having an...

06-Mar-2017 Mumbai

INS Viraat Decommissioned

Today, a glorious era of INS Viraat being the flag ship of the Indian Navy came to an end. INS Viraat, the second Centaur-Class aircraft carrier in service which has spent 30 years in the Indian Navy and 27 years in the Royal Navy, was decommissioned on the...

02-Mar-2017 New Delhi

DRDO Hands Over its Developed Products to Indian Army

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) handed over three of its products for induction into the Indian Army in a formal function here today. The products are namely (i) Weapon Locating Radar (WLR), SWATHI, (ii) NBC Recce vehicle and (iii) NBC Drugs....

02-Mar-2017 New Delhi

We must be ready for chemical, biological warfare : Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday expressed concern over possible use of biological and chemical weapons in warfare.They were speaking at an event where the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) handed...

25-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Navy Chief to visit UAE, Oman

Indian Navy chief Sunil Lanba will on Sunday begin a five day official visit to United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman, an official release said."The visit aims to consolidate bilateral naval relations with UAE and Oman, as also to explore new avenues for naval...

25-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Defence Security Corps Celebrates 70th Raising Day

Defence Security Corps (DSC), which was raised on 25 February 1947 as ‘Defence Department Constabulary’, celebrated its 70th Raising Day on 25 February 2017. DSC troops have been providing security to various sensitive defence and civil installations across...

24-Feb-2017 Kolkata

Chinese Army delegation visits Indian Army's Eastern Command

A 15-member delegation of the Chinese People's Liberation Army visited the headquarters here of the Eastern Command of the Indian Army, an official said.The visit is intended to enhance the bilateral defence cooperation mechanism between the Armed Forces...

24-Feb-2017 Srinagar

Martyrs Bid Farewell- Army Chief Pays Homage

As the entire nation salutes the martyrs who made the supreme sacrifice in yesterday’s terrorist attack in Shopian, the Army gave a befitting farewell to its brave hearts today in a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Srinagar.Chief of the Army Staff, General...

24-Feb-2017 New Delhi

61 CAVALRY Bags the Army Polo Championship

The famous Army Polo Championship that commenced on 31 Jan 2017 saw a thrilling final match on Friday between 61 CAVALRY and Army Service Corps after tough round of league matches which also saw participation from Corps of Artillery, Remount and Veterinary...

24-Feb-2017 Srinagar

Army chief lays wreaths on soldiers killed in Kashmir

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday paid tributes to the three soldiers killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.The solemn function took place at the Badami Bagh cantonment headquarters of the 15th Corps here.Militants ambushed and killed on Thursday...

23-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Salvaging Betwa involved complex calculations, rigging

INS Betwa was salvaged to its upright position using complex hydrodynamic calculations and rigging, the Indian Navy said on Thursday.The guided missile frigate slipped while undocking at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai on December 5, 2016 and, according to...

22-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Chinese, Indian Army officers hold discussions

A 15-member delegation of the People's Liberation Army of China met senior Indian Army officers and both sides agreed that peace at border is important for "development" and "bilateral relations", an official statement said on Wednesday.the delegation...

18-Feb-2017 Bengaluru

Aerobatics, flying display boost waning air show

Daring feats by roaring fighters and stunning aerobatics by jet trainers and helicopters delighted people at the air show that has waned over time, with lesser participation in the 11th Aero India expo here on Saturday.Touted to be Asia's premier aerospace...

17-Feb-2017 Jammu

Governor presented “Ladakh & Nanak Rinpoche”

Cmde. Dalbir Singh Sodhi presented a copy of his book titled “Ladakh & Nanak Rinpoche”, to Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.This book gives insight into the historical connections of Sikhs with Ladakh, life of Guru Padmasambhava, travels...

14-Feb-2017 Bengaluru

Chief of Army Staff witnesses Aero India 2017, appreciates Synergy

General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), witnessed the eleventh biennial edition of Aerospace and Defence Exhibition – Aero India 2017 at Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru on 14 February 2017. Aero India 2017 is being held from 14 to 18 February...

14-Feb-2017 Bengaluru

IAF chief flies Tejas

A month after he flew a solo sortie in single engine MiG-21 fighter, Indian Air Force chief B.S. Dhanoa flew indigenous LCA Tejas on the first day of Aero India 2017.Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa flew a trainer version of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) with...

14-Feb-2017 Bengaluru

Indigenous AEW system handed over to Air force

The Indian Air Force on Tuesday received the first of the three indigenously developed Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&C) 'Netra' at the Aero India show here in the presence Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.The Defence Research and Development...

14-Feb-2017 Bengaluru

Aero India kicks off with Make in India in focus

With Make in India as its focus, and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar wooing global aerospace firms to make their products in India, Aero India 2017 kicked off here on Tuesday, with a flypast of the indigenous-built LCA Tejas, Light Combat Helicopter, and...

14-Feb-2017 Bengaluru

Aero India off to high-flying start in Bengaluru

Asia's biennial Aero India premier air show took off in this aerospace hub on Tuesday with a spectacular flying display of fighters and helicopeters in various formations, including breath-taking aerobatics.Being held at the Yelahanka base of the Indian Air...

13-Feb-2017 Srinagar

Army pays tribute to soldiers killed in Kulgam firefight

Army Monday paid homage to two soldiers-Lance Naik Bhandoriya Gopal Sinh Munimsinh and Sepoy Raghubeer Singh -- who died in a gunbattle with militants in Fraesal area of Kulgam district in north Kashmir yesterday.Major General KK Pant, Chief of Staff Chinar...

10-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Whistle-blower trooper in Samba: BSF

The BSF on Friday said trooper Tej Bahadur Yadav was moved to another battalion in Jammu and Kashmir to face a departmental enquiry after his video over "sub-standard" food caused an uproar."Before the controversy over Yadav's video on social media, he was...

07-Feb-2017 Jammu

GOC 9 Corps calls on Governor

Lt. Gen. S. K. Saini, GOC 9 Corps, called on Governor N. N. Vohra, at Raj Bhavan here today and briefed him about the security situation in the area of responsibility of his Command.The Governor discussed with Lt. Gen. Saini various issues relating to the...

06-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Navy, Army chiefs witness naval war exercise

Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and Army chief Bipin Rawat on Monday saw the firing of Brahmos missile from INS Chennai, surface-to-air missile engagement and gunnery shoot at Indian Navy's war exercise Tropex 2017."Tropex 17 assumes special significance in...

01-Feb-2017 Srinagar

Army chief visits Kashmir

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday reviewed the security situation in the Kashmir Valley and visited the Line of Control (LoC) where he met field commanders.He was accompanied by the General Officer Commanding of Northern Command. He "reviewed security...

31-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Army pays tribute to 19 soldiers killed in snow furry

Army Tuesday paid rich farewell floral tributes to 19 of its men who were killed in snow furry in Gurez and Machil sectors of North Kashmir from past couple of days.Srinagar based Defense spokesman said that a ceremony in this regard was held in Srinagar...

30-Jan-2017 Jammu

Deputy Chief of Army Staff calls on Governor

Lt. Gen. Subrata Saha, Deputy Chief of Army Staff (Planning and Systems), called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.The Governor discussed with Lt. Gen. Saha various important issues relating to the indigenisation and making in India of...

29-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Pakistan shelling, climate change causing avalanches: Army chief

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Sunday said climate change and heavy shelling from Pakistan are responsible for the increase in avalanches that have claimed lives of at least 15 army men since last week.The army chief was speaking after laying wreath at...

26-Jan-2017 New Delhi

India displays military might, cultural diversity

India's military might, its cultural diversity and achievements in various areas were showcased at a grand parade here on Thursday as the nation celebrated its 68th Republic Day with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the Chief...

26-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Soldier's widow receives Ashok Chakra

President Pranab Mukherjee posthumously awarded Ashok Chakra to Havildar Hangpan Dada, who was killed near in Jammu and Kashmir in May last year while fighting terrorists.Dada's sobbing widow Chasen Lowang received from the President the highest peacetime military...

25-Jan-2017 Imphal

Army chief reviews situation in Manipur

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday reviewed the security situation in Manipur, an army spokesperson said.Gen Rawat on Tuesday made his first visit to the Eastern Command after taking charge and visited Tawang as well as the forward areas of Arunachal...

24-Jan-2017 Gurugram

'We must strike back if Pakistan is guilty of derailing Indian trains'

Pakistan must be taught a lesson in its own language if found guilty of recent incidents of derailing trains in India where a number of people have lost their lives, Major General G.D. Bakshi (retd) said here on Tuesday.Maj Gen Bakshi said Pakistan's Inter-Services...

23-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Army chief visits Srinagar, Siachen

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday visited Siachen, Leh and Srinagar and interacted with troops.A Defence Ministry statement said Gen Rawat was accompanied by Northern Army Commander, Lt. Gen. D. Anbu.At the Siachen Base camp, the Army chief laid...

21-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Vikramaditya becomes first Indian naval ship with ATM onboard

The Indian Navy's largest ship and it's newest aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya on Saturday became the first Indian naval ship to have an ATM machine installed onboard, said an official statement.The one-of-a-kind ATM machine was inaugurated by Rear Admiral...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

COAS Felicitates National Bravery Awardees

General Bipin Rawat, COAS, felicitated the awardees of National Bravery Award for year 2016 at South Block today.The awardees included 25 children (11 girls and 14 boys including 4 posthumous awardees) from states across the country. The awardees were involved...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Navy chief reviews 'Guard of Honour' by NCC cadets

Navy chief Sunil Lanba on Monday visited the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Camp here and reviewed a 'Guard of Honour' presented by the cadets in the run-up to Republic Day.Admiral Lanba reviewed the ceremony presented by the cadets drawn from all the three wings...

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Indian Army chief warns Pakistan

Warning Pakistan but without naming it, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Sunday that India desired peace but will give a befitting reply if peace was disrupted.Speaking at the Army Day function here, he also warned soldiers against using social media for...

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Don't air grievances on social media : Army chief

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Sunday told soldiers not to air their grievances through social media.Addressing the Army Day function, he said: "A few colleagues are using social media to share their problems. It affects the morale of the jawans and thereby...

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Army chief warns of 'power display' if peace disrupted

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Sunday said India will display its power if peace on the border was disrupted.Speaking on the occasion of Army Day, he also called for the three services to work together to face future challenges."We want peace on the border....

13-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Lt. Gen. Sarath Chand is new Army Vice Chief

LT. General Sarath Chand on Friday took office as the Vice Chief of Army Staff, an official said.Before this posting as the Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCoAS), the General was commanding South Western Command.He will be filling the Vice Chief's post vacated...

13-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Will look into grievances of Lt. Gen. Bakshi : Army chief

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday said he will look into the grievances of Lt. General Praveen Bakshi, the Eastern Army Commander who was superseded when Rawat became the Army chief.Bakshi, in his address to soldiers on New Year's Eve, had said there...

13-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Need to make situation in J&K normal : Army chief

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir should return to normalcy as it was before the advent of militancy.Addressing a press conference ahead of Army Day, Rawat said 'indoctrination' of the youth was taking place...

12-Jan-2017 New Delhi

IAF chief flies Mig-21 fighter jet

Indian Air Force chief B.S. Dhanoa on Thursday flew solo in a Mig-21 fighter jet, the oldest fighter aircraft in the IAF's inventory, a defence statement said.Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa flew the Mig-21 Type 96 aircraft from the IAF base at...

09-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Chief of The Air Staff Visits DG NCC RD Camp-2017

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) visited the NCC Republic Day Camp 2017 at Delhi Cantt today. On arrival, the Air Chief was received by the DGNCC, Lt Gen Vinod Vashisht, VSM**.The Chief of Air Staff reviewed...

05-Jan-2017 Jammu

Army chief on maiden visit to J&K

Newly appointed Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat paid his maiden visit to Jammu and Kashmir, arriving here in the state's winter capital on Thursday.General Rawat was briefed about the security situation on the borders of the state by Northern Command...

01-Jan-2017 New Delhi

C. Harikumar assumes charge of Western Air Command

Air Marshal C. Harikumar on Sunday assumed charge as the chief of the Western Air Command (WAC), said an official.He was accorded a ceremonial guard of honour on his arrival at the WAC headquarter, the official said.Air Marshal Harikumar was commanding the...

01-Jan-2017 New Delhi

We will use force if necessary, says new army chief Gen. Bipin Rawat

General Bipin Rawat, the Indian Army's new chief, on Sunday said that the nation wants peace and tranquillity but if necessary "will not hesitate to use force"."Our country and our army wants peace and tranquillity but this does not mean we are weak. We are...

31-Dec-2016 New Delhi

New chiefs of Indian Army, IAF take charge

General Bipin Rawat and Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa on Saturday took over as the Chief of Army Staff and Chief of Air staff from General Dalbir Singh and Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha respectively.General Rawat's appointment as the 27th Army chief...

31-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Army's response adequate, immediate and intense : Gen. Dalbir Singh

Outgoing Army chief General Dalbir Singh on Saturday said he had promised "more than adequate, immediate and intense" response to any action, and the Indian Army had delivered on it during the two and a half years he was at the helm.He said that the Indian Army...

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