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22-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Army chief reviews security in Ladakh

Indian Army chief, Gen. Bipin Rawat on Tuesday reviewed the security in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh, days after a skirmish took place between Indian and Chinese troops in the area, defence sources said.Rawat met troops, visited a few forward areas, and was satisfied...

17-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Army chief Bipin Rawat to visit Ladakh

Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat will on Sunday begin a three day visit to Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh, which saw a scuffle and stone-throwing between Indian and Chinese troops, informed sources said.Gen. Rawat will review the security in the area, and also grant...

12-Aug-2017 Panaji

Indian Coast Guard ship 'Shaurya' commissioned in Goa

Indian Coast Guard ship "Shaurya", the fifth in the series of six 105-metre offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), was on Saturday commissioned in Goa by Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan.The OPV, which draws 2,350 tonne and is propelled...

03-Aug-2017 Kazakhstan

Gen Bipin Rawat Meets C-in-C Land Forces, Kazakhstan

Gen Bipin Rawat is on a six day visit to Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. He met Commander-in-Chief Land Forces of Kazakhstan today and discussed with him various aspects of cooperation among the two armies. Both sides mutually agreed to take forward the joint...

03-Aug-2017 Srinagar

Army pays tribute to slain soldiers

Army paid homage to two of its soldiers who were killed in a militant ambush in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday morning.Major Kamlesh Pandey and Sepoy Tanzin Chultim were killed while a soldier Kripal Singh was wounded when militants attacked...

28-Jul-2017 Udhampur

Army Chief reviews security situation in J&K

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, accompanied by the Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D Anbu visited White Knight Corps to review the operational preparedness and the prevailing security situation in the Corps Zone.The Army Chief was briefed by...

27-Jul-2017 Gurez

Three infiltrators killed in Gurez Valley, claims Army

Army on Thursday claimed that it gunned down three militants when they trying to infiltrate into this part of Kashmir in Gurez Valley of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district.A Srinagar-based defence spokesman, Col. Rajesh Kalia said three militants were killed...

26-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Inauguration of CBRN Workshop by the COAS

The 5th Workshop on Medical Management of CBRN Casualties for Medical Officer is being held under the aegis of HQ Integrated Defence Staff (Medical) from 25 Jul 2017 to 28 Jul 2017. Gen Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff, was the Chief Guest at the inaugural...

25-Jul-2017 Pipavav (Gujarat)

First Two NOPVs Shachi and Shruti Launched by RDEL at Pipavav, Gujarat

Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) today launched the first two Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels (NOPVs) at their shipyard in Pipavav, Gujarat. The ships are part of a five ship project being constructed for the Indian Navy. The two NOPVs, Shachi and...

17-Jul-2017 Kupwara

Pakistan calls for DGMO talks

During the talks the Pak DGMO raised the issues of targeting of Pak Army troops which resulted in the death of four Pakistani soldiers and one civilian in Athmuqam Sector of Pakistan occupied Kashmir opposite Indian Keren Sector, Kupwara District.Indian DGMO...

15-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Prayer meet for Martyr Dhillon begins, CM invited

On July 4, three braveheart air warriors of the Indian Air Force led by Wing Commander Mandeep Singh Dhillon, Commanding Officer of the Tezpur-based Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) unit, met with a tragic end when their helicopter crashed in the hills of...

11-Jul-2017 Srinagar

Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat meets Chief Minister

Army Chief, Gen. Bipin Rawat who is on a visit to the Valley, called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today.The Chief Minister discussed several security related issues with the Army Chief.Gen. Rawat also briefed the Chief Minister about the security...

11-Jul-2017 Srinagar

Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat meets Governor

General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. Governor and Army Chief  discussed issues relating to the terrorists attack on a group of pilgrims from Gujrat near Anantnag late last evening, which resulted...

10-Jul-2017 Chennai

India, US, Japan navies kick off joint Malabar exercises

The week-long trilateral Malabar naval exercise began on Monday with 16 ships, including many frontline warships, and than 95 aircraft of India, the US and Japan participating in the annual event in the Bay of Bengal.This is the 21st edition of the exercise,...

10-Jul-2017 Chennai

'Tri-nation naval exercise Malabar not targeted at China'

The tri-nation joint naval exercise Malabar 2017 is not targeted at China or connected to the border stand-off between India and China, but is an exercise to enhance interoperability between the navies of India, US and Japan, senior officials said here on...

03-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Chinese bulldozers never entered Indian territory : Army

The Indian Army on Monday dismissed reports of bulldozers being used by the Chinese army to destroy army camps in Doklam area where a stand-off is continuing between the two sides.Some army officials, who did not want to be named, denied reports that the...

29-Jun-2017 Gangtok

Army Chief in Sikkim amid India-China border face-off

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday arrived in Sikkim to take stock of the security scenario amid a stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops along the border in the area.According to sources, the Army chief will review the security situation, and...

28-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Militants may try to attack Amarnath Yatra : Army

Army Wednesday claimed that they are reports which suggest militants may try to attack annual Amarnath Yatra which commenced today from Jammu.G-O-C Chinar Corps, Lt Genel J.S. Sandhu while talking to media persons in Uri area of Baramulla district after inaugurating...

24-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Northern Army Commander meets Governor

Lt Gen. Devraj Anbu, Northern Army Commander, accompanied by Lt. Gen. J.S. Sandhu, GoC XV Corps, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.Governor and the Army Commander reviewed the situation along the IB, LoC and LAC in J&K and also...

20-Jun-2017 Chennai

Navy's first indigenous-built floating dock launched

India's first indigenous-built floating dock for the Indian Navy was launched at shipyard here on Tuesday, signalling a a milestone in Indias quest for self-reliance in shipbuilding, a defence statement said.As per traditions, Yard 55000, was launched by Anjali...

20-Jun-2017 Chennai

Launch of L&T Yard 55000 (Floating Dock – FDN 2)

The first indigenously built Floating Dock (FDN-2) for the Indian Navy was launched today (20 Jun 17) by Smt Anjali Deshpande, wife of Vice Admiral DM Deshpande, AVSM, VSM, Controller of Warship Production & Acquisition at an impressive ceremony at Larsen...

17-Jun-2017 Hyderabad

Don't lose peoples' trust : Bipin Rawat

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday asked the armed forces to maintain high standards of integrity and not to lose the trust of people of the country."Integrity is the foundation of our military profession. If doubted, we may lose the trust our society....

17-Jun-2017 Hyderabad

Army chief confident of controlling situation in Kashmir

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday exuded confidence that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir would be brought under control soon and said there was no cause for worry.He said the situation was troublesome only in some parts of south Kashmir but he...

13-Jun-2017 Shopian

Government Forces unleash terror in twin South Kashmir villages

Government Forces on Monday night according to locals unleashed a reign of terror in some hamlets of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.Encouraged’ by lack of accountability, the Indian soldiers according to locals have become habitual of barging into houses, thrashing...

11-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Integrated command among three forces must happen : Bipin Rawat

An integrated command of the defence forces must happen at some point of time and it must be looked at as an option, suggests Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat.He is unfazed by theories of India getting caught in a two-front war with Pakistan and China. During...

09-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Major infiltration bid foiled, five militants killed : Army

A major infiltration bid was foiled on Friday as troops killed five militants seeking to cross the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, a defence official said."Five terrorists have been killed by the army in Uri sector of the...

08-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Not hurt by comparison with General Dyer : Bipin Rawat

He may have been compared with the notorious General Dyer of Jallianwala Bagh infamy, but Army Chief General Bipin Rawat is unfazed by the description."See, I am an Army officer, just anything cannot affect me. You have to be prepared to face such.... People...

08-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Using human shield is not Indian Army norm : General Bipin Rawat

Undeterred by criticism from politicians and commentators, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat says use of human shield by the India Army is not a norm but individual officers are entitled to decide the tactic depending on circumstances.He also dismisses criticism that...

06-Jun-2017 Port Louis (Mauritius)

Navy's new sailing vessel with all-woman crew reaches Mauritius

The Indian Navy's sailing vessel with an all-woman crew, INSV Tarini, which is due to begin a circumnavigation of the globe in August, on Tuesday reached Mauritius on its first sea voyage, a defence statement said.This vessel, inducted into the Indian Navy...

05-Jun-2017 New Delhi

India's military mules: No road too treacherous

The Indian Army honoured its longest serving mule "Pedongi" by naming an Army mess after it, but there was a time when the Army had decided to mark the end of the road for the sturdy mule, that has walked miles on some of the most treacherous tracks providing...

04-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Army pays tributes to slain soldiers

Army Sunday said that it paid befitting tributes to two of its soldiers who were killed by militants in an attack on army convoy in Qazigund in Kulgam district.PRO Army, Rajesh Kalai in a statement to KNS said that in a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Srinagar,...

02-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Second Scorpene submarine Khanderi undertakes maiden sea sortie

The second of the indigenous Scorpene submarines, Khanderi has successfully completed its maiden sea sortie, in a major step forward to its induction in the Indian Navy, an official statement said.Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said the submarine will add...

02-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Army Chief meets Governor

General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here this evening.General Rawat informed the Governor about the Army Operational Review, which had concluded earlier this evening, whereafter Governor and Army Chief discussed...

01-Jun-2017 Chittagong

Indian Navy continues relief work, rescues 33 Bangladeshi fishermen

The Indian Navy continued providing relief assistance to Cyclone Mora-hit areas of Bangladesh and rescued 33 Bangladeshi fishermen who were afloat in the sea for over 36 hours on Thursday, an official said.The 33 fishermen were washed into the sea by the...

29-May-2017 New Delhi

Indian Army Celebrates Peacekeeping Day Honours Blue Berets

Lieutenant General Sarath Chand, Vice Chief of Army Staff delivered the Key Note Address on the International UN Peacekeeper's Day which is celebrated world over on 29 May to honour the fallen peacekeepers and to pay tribute to those who served or are still serving...

28-May-2017 Bengaluru

IAF chief commends test pilots, flight engineers

IAF chief B.S. Dhanoa on Sunday commended 12 test pilots and three flight test engineers who graduated from the Air Force Test Pilot School here."You need to ensure that the systems meet the operational needs and are inducted fast for optimum utilisation...

28-May-2017 Bathinda

Chief of Army Staff visits Myanmar

General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff is on a four days visit to Myanmar from 28 to 31 May 2017. During the visit General Bipin Rawat is scheduled to meet a number of high ranking dignitaries of Myanmar to include HE Aung San Suu Kyi, Union Minister for...

27-May-2017 Lucknow

Army chief visits UP capital Lucknow, reviews preparedness

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday visited the Central Command here and took stock of the armed forces preparedness in case of an emergency, an official said.During his stay in the Uttar Pradesh capital for more than five hours, General Rawat...

23-May-2017 Srinagar

I used human shield to save more lives : Major Gogoi

Major Nitin Leetul Gogoi, the Indian Army officer who used a Kashmiri man as human shield on his jeep to thwart a stone-pelting mob, on Tuesday said he did that to "save more lives"."I did this (tie Farooq Dar on the bonnet of my jeep) to save more lives of...

23-May-2017 New Delhi

Damaged Pakistani military posts in punitive fire assault: India

Eight months after the surgical strikes on terror-launch pads, the Indian Army on Tuesday said it damaged several Pakistani military posts with heavy artillery firing in a "very recent" punitive assault along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir as part of its pre-emptive...

17-May-2017 Srinagar

Defence Minister, Army chief review security in J&K

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, who arrived here on Wednesday, reviewed the overall security situation in the Kashmir Valley and asked the Army to maintain vigil along the LoC and also ensure safety of "innocent people", a statement said.Army Chief General Bipin...

17-May-2017 New Delhi

Indian Navy foils piracy attempt in Gulf of Aden

Indian Naval Ship Sharda, deployed for anti-piracy operations in Gulf of Aden, came to the rescue of Liberian merchant vessel Lord Mountbatten and saved it from a pirate attack, officials said on Wednesday.INS Sharda, an offshore patrol vessel, has been on...

16-May-2017 Mumbai

Indian warships visit Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

As part of the Indian Navy’s overseas deployment to the West Coast of Africa  and the Mediterranean Sea, three Indian warships, INS Mumbai, INS Trishul and INS Aditya, arrived at Jeddah today (16 May 17) for a three-day visit. The warships will engage...

14-May-2017 New Delhi

Indian Naval ships visit Malaysia

Indian Naval Ships Shivalik, and Jyoti, which are on overseas deployment to Southeast Asia and Southern Indian Ocean, reached Malaysia's Kuantan on Sunday, a defence statement said.During the stay at Kuantan harbour till May 19, various activities such as official...

13-May-2017 New Delhi

INS Darshak completes hydrographic surveys in Sri Lanka

The Indian Navy's Hydrographic Survey ship INS Darshak, which was on a two-month deployment to Sri Lanka, has successfully completed the surveys of Weligama Bay and the southern coast of Sri Lanka, an official statement said on Saturday.The result of the...

12-May-2017 Singapore

Indian Naval ships visit Singapore

Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri, Shivalik, Jyoti and Kamorta, on overseas deployment to Southeast Asia and the Southern Indian Ocean, arrived here on Friday, a navy statement said.The ships, under the command of Eastern Fleet commander Rear Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta,...

12-May-2017 New Delhi

Tejas successfully test-fires BVR missile

Indigenous Light Combat Aircraft 'Tejas' on Friday demonstrated its air to air Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile firing capability by successfully test-firing the Derby missile to destroy the target, an official statement said.The air-to-air missile was fired in...

11-May-2017 New Delhi

Indian Naval ships visit Israel ahead of PM's visit

Indian Naval Ships Trishul, Mumbai and Aditya, which were involved in an anti-piracy operation in the Gulf of Aden, reached Haifa in Israel on Thursday and will engage with the Israeli Navy in a series of activities.The ships, that are on overseas deployment...

10-May-2017 Kulgam

Umar had secured 96% marks in Class 12th examination

It was not the first visit of 22 years old Lieutenant Umar Fayaz to his native district, but he used to visit Valley frequently and never he was touched by anyone. If family members are to be believed, Umar used to visit his native village after every two...

09-May-2017 Mumbai

Two minesweepers decommissioned by Indian Navy

Two minesweepers of Indian Navy, INS Karwar and INS Kakinada, were bid adieu at a solemn ceremony at the Naval Dockyard here in presence of Navy Chief Sunil Lanba.INS Karwar (M67), was the first of the 'Natya' class minesweepers acquired from the erstwhile...

09-May-2017 New Delhi

India, Indonesia start 29th coordinated naval patrol

The 29th series of India-Indonesia coordinated patrol commenced on Tuesday, with an opening ceremony under the Andaman and Nicobar Command, Indian Navy said in a statement.The coordinated patrol or Corpat will go on till May 25.The ships will be at Andaman...

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