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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...

06-May-2017 Srinagar

200 militants active in Kashmir, will eliminate all for peace : Army

A top army officer on Saturday said that not more than 200 militants are active in Kashmir Valley.Major Gen AK Singh, the Kilo Force GOC, according to news agency GNS said the army will eliminate all the militants for complete restoration of peace in Kashmir...

05-May-2017 New Delhi

Indian Naval ships visiting Egypt

Indian warships, INS Mumbai and INS Aditya, which are art of the Indian Navy's overseas deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Africa's West Coast, arrived at Egypt's Alexandria on Friday on a three-day visit, a defence statement said.The warships will engage...

05-May-2017 New Delhi

Need to expand footprint in Indian Ocean Region : Sunil Lanba

The Indian Navy needs to expand its footprint to be a stabilising force in the Indian Ocean Region, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba said during a four-day-long Naval Commanders Conference that concluded on Friday.The Navy Chief addressed the...

04-May-2017 Shopian

Massive operation in South Kashmir ended with no arrests

Government Forces Thursday launched a massive search operation in South Kashmir in wake of surge in militant related activities. Officials said that it was the first major anti-militant operation in last 27 years.Armed forces from 44 Rashtriya Rifles, Special Operation...

04-May-2017 Shopian

‘Such operations are carried out regularly : General Rawat

Government Forces Thursday launched a massive search operation in South Kashmir in wake of surge in militant related activities. Officials said that it was the first major anti-militant operation in last 27 years.Armed forces from 44 Rashtriya Rifles, Special Operation...

04-May-2017 New Delhi

Defence not getting due share : Gen Bipin Rawat

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday said that the defence sector is not getting its due share even as the Indian economy is developing, adding that India should learn from China on this count.Calling it an "economy-security deficit", he said: "There...

04-May-2017 New Delhi

Army chief hints at action after mutilation of soldiers

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday indicated Indian forces will retaliate following the mutilation of the bodies of two soldiers by Pakistan but declined to specify details."You are asking for a future plan. The Army never gives out future plan. It...

04-May-2017 Bhubaneswar

India test fires nuclear-capable Agni-II missile

India on Thursday successfully test fired its medium-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-ll off the Odisha coast.The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from Launch Complex-4 of Integrated Test Range (ITR) in the APJ Abdul Kalam...

03-May-2017 New Delhi

Indian Army agains test-fires BrahMos advanced missile

The Indian Army on Wednesday successfully test-fired the advanced BrahMos Block III land attack cruise missile in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for the second consecutive day.The missile was also test-fired on Tuesday, and the Army said the test flight...

02-May-2017 Jammu

Surprise element helped BAT to kill, mutilate : BSF

The BSF said on Tuesday that the surprise element helped Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) to kill two Indian soldiers and "mutilate" their bodies on the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.After the surprise attack by Pakistani troops on Monday, the Indian Army...

02-May-2017 New Delhi

Government weighing options on mutilation of soldiers by Pakistan

The centre on Tuesday was said to be weighing its options in the face of mounting demands for a strong response to Pakistan over the mutilation of two soldiers' bodies on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir even as a top Indian Army officer asserted...

02-May-2017 Tarn Taran (Punjab)

Last rites of soldier killed in Poonch held in Punjab

The mortal remains of slain soldier Paramjit Singh, whose body was mutilated by Pakistani forces, were consigned to flames at his native village in Punjab's Tarn Taran district on Tuesday.Before the cremation, the family of the armyman insisted to see his...

02-May-2017 Srinagar

Army Chief visits forward areas in Kashmir

General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Tuesday visited the frontier areas in North Kashmir and interacted with commanders and troops deployed along the Line of Control (LC).  Accompanied by the Northern Army and Chinar Corps Commanders, the...

28-Apr-2017 Thimpu

Indian Army chief meets Bhutan King

On a goodwill visit to Bhutan, Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat met King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck on Friday and assured him New Delhi's continued support.The Army chief arrived in Bhutan on Thursday and will be here till Sunday.An Indian Army...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

IAF inducts Su-30 MKI into frontline 221 Squadron

The Indian Air Force on Monday inducted its frontline Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft into the 221 Squadron, 'Valiants', at its base in Punjab, enhancing the IAF's capabilities, an official release said.Su-30 MKI is a state-of-the-art all-weather multi-role fighter...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Indian Army's BRO loses civil infra projects due to delays

The government has taken away some civil infrastructure works from the Indian Army-controlled Border Roads Organisation (BRO) as it has failed to meet deadlines for key roads in strategically-important locations, resulting not only in delays but also huge...

22-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Canadian Defence Minister visits Western Naval Command

Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan on Saturday visited the Western Naval Command here as part of his ongoing tour of India.He interacted with its commander, Vice Admiral Girish Luthra and others and was given a conducted tour of the Indian Navy's indigenous...

21-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Navy successfully test-fires land-attack BrahMos missile

The Indian Navy on Friday successfully test-fired a BrahMos land-attack supersonic cruise missile from a naval ship, putting India into an exclusive global club.So far, the Navy had fired only anti-ship version of the BrahMos."The Navy successfully undertook...

20-Apr-2017 Visakhapatnam

Navy chief presents Naval gallantry, service awards

Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Thursday conferred Gallantry and Service Awards to Navy personnel on behalf of the President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremonial parade here.The Naval Investiture Ceremony, an annual event for the Indian Navy, was held at Command...

20-Apr-2017 Colombo

INS Darshak conducting joint survey of Sri Lankan bay

INS Darshak, the Indian Navy's hydrographic survey ship, is jointly with Sri Lankan Navy undertaking a joint hydrographic survey of Weligama Bay, the navy said in a tweet on Thursday.On a two-month deployment in the Sri Lankan waters, INS Darshak jointly...

19-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Army veteran pedals '2 minutes for each martyr' across India

Major General Somnath Jha (retd), who cycled across the country in a tribute to the soldiers, concluded his journey by laying a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti here on Wednesday.The veteran reached Delhi Cantonment on the penultimate day of his journey on Tuesday.Having...

19-Apr-2017 Udhampur

Army briefs Oman Defense delegation

A delegation from Sultanate of Oman visited Northern Command on Wednesday.In a statement to CNS, Udhampur based Defense spokesperson, Colonel NN Joshi said that the delegation was led by His Excellency Muhammad Bin Nasser AI Rasby, Secretary General of...

18-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Indian Naval ships visit Greece

Indian Naval warships are on a three-day visit to Greece, a Navy statement said on Tuesday.As part of the Indian Navy's deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Africa's West Coast, four warships - INS Mumbai, Trishul, Tarkash and Aditya, arrived at Greece's...

18-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Navy rescues 4 from tugboat off Mumbai coast

Indian Navy has rescued four crew members of a tugboat off the Mumbai coast, after the boat ran aground on rocks during low tide, a statement said.The tugboat Sonika, with four on board had run aground on rocks in the waters off Raj Bhavan during low tide late...

17-Apr-2017

Army Commander’s Conference Begins

Biannual Army Commander’s Conference commenced on 17 April 2017 with the opening address by Gen Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff at Manekshaw Centre, Delhi Cantt.Army Commander’s Conference is an important event in the planning and execution process of the Indian...

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