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17-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Naval aircraft fails to find trace of 10 missing Indians

An Indian Naval patrol aircraft failed to find any more survivors of merchant ship Emerald Star that sank off the coast of Japan last week, even as 10 Indians are still missing.A P8-I maritime surveillance aircraft of the Indian Navy on Monday joined the...

16-Oct-2017 Visakhapatnam

Indian Navy commissions INS Kiltan - 'silent killer on the prowl'

India's naval defence got a boost on Monday with the commissioning of the indigenously-developed anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette INS Kiltan, nicknamed "silent killer on the prowl", which is capable of fighting in nuclear, biological and chemical warfare.Defence...

12-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Indian Naval Ships visit Japan

Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Kadmatt reached Japan's Sasebo on Thursday, and will be there till October 15 in pursuance of India's 'Act East Policy', an official statement said."The visit of these ships is part the Indian Government's initiatives to strengthen...

09-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Two Indian peacekeepers in Congo injured in attack on post

Two Indian peacekeepers in Congo were injured when an armed militia attacked their post in the troubled North Kivu province, a statement said on Monday.The attack on the post in Lubero on Friday by around 30 members of the Mai Mai group was repulsed, with...

08-Oct-2017 Hindon Air Force Base

A vertical climb to glory: Tejas enthralls at Air Force Day

With vertical climbs, loops, turns and more, indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas on Sunday left spectators spellbound as it flew over the Hindon airbase at a function to mark the 85th Air Force Day.Poor visibility failed to play spoilsport for the indigenous...

08-Oct-2017 Kasauli

Anupam Kher meets Air Force officers in Kasauli

Veteran actor Anupam Kher says he felt delighted to meet Air Force officers in Kasauli.Anupam on Sunday morning tweeted a photograph of himself along with the officers, and captioned it: "Delighted and proud to meet these young Air Force officers on Air Force...

06-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Indian naval ship thwarts piracy attempt on Indian merchant vessel

Indian Naval Ship Trishul on Friday thwarted a piracy attempt on an Indian merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden, Indian Navy said.All 26 Indian crew on board the Indian ship are safe."INS Trishul thwarts piracy attempt on Indian ship MV Jag Amar at 1230 hrs...

05-Oct-2017 New Delhi

First women fighter pilots by year-end : B.S. Dhanoa

 IAF's first three women fighter pilots are set to be commissioned by the end of this year, and a second batch of three more women pilots are now being trained for the role, Indian Air Force chief B.S. Dhanoa said on Thursday."Last year we took a step forward...

04-Oct-2017 Kolkata

Local police units should be trained on NSG pattern : Arup Raha

State police forces should have a component trained on the lines of National Security Guard as local intelligence is important in combating terrorism, former Chief of the Air Staff Arup Raha said here on Wednesday."Every police force should have a small component...

01-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Military Nursing Service celebrates its 92nd Raising Day

Military Nursing Service (MNS) of the Armed Forces celebrated its 92nd Raising Day today. New Addl. Director General Military Nursing Service Maj Gen Elizabeth John led the celebrations at MNS Officers Mess of Army Hospital (Research & Referral), Delhi Cantt.In...

30-Sep-2017 New Delhi

R. K. Mishra takes over as DG, SSB

Rajni Kant Mishra took over as Director General, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) succeeding Smt. Archana Ramasundaram here today. He is a U.P. Cadre Police Officer of 1984 Batch. He is a Post Graduate in Science. He has served in different capacities in the state...

29-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Deterrence was 2016 surgical strike's aim: Dalbir Singh

The surgical strike carried out in 2016 across the LoC in Pakistan-administered Kashmir was aimed to deter (the enemy), and it was a success since there has not been any major incident since then, former Army chief General Dalbir Singh said on Friday.Singh...

27-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Pakistan goes on backfoot after BSF's Operation Arjun

After the BSF launched Operation Arjun following intermittent firing and ceasefire violations from across the border in Jammu region, Pakistani forces spoke to the Indian side and sought peace along the border, BSF Director General K.K. Sharma said here on...

26-Sep-2017 Mumbai

INS Tarasa commissioned into Indian Navy

INS Tarasa, a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft intended for extended coastal and offshore surveillance and patrolling, was commissioned into the Indian Navy here on Tuesday.Western Naval Command chief Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, who commissioned the vessel, expressed...

25-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Surgical strike a message to Pakistan, more if necessary: Bipin Rawat

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday said the cross-LoC surgical strike last year was a message to Pakistan and hinted at more strikes in the future if necessary."The strikes were a message we wanted to communicate. I think they understood what we meant....

20-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Two ships, one sub put on long-range deployment by Navy

Two Indian naval ships, a submarine and two long range maritime reconnaissance aircraft of the Western Naval Command have been deployed in the Western Arabian Sea and southern Indian Ocean, and reached Oman on Wednesday.This is after a long time that a submarine...

16-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Marshal of the IAF Arjan Singh: India's oldest serving warrior

India's oldest serving soldier Marshal Arjan Singh, who died in hospital after a massive heart attack on Saturday, was hardly 44 when he took over as the chief of a young Indian Air Force (IAF) in 1964, a year before leading the fledgling Indian air power in...

15-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Will act against soldiers insulting militants' bodies: Army

Suitable action would be take against soldiers seen disrespecting bodies of militants, the army said on Friday.The army's response follows a video, showing soldiers disrespecting the bodies of slain LeT commander Abu Ismail and another foreign militant killed...

11-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Army’s 92 Base Hospital Commemorates Platinum Jublee

Indian Army’s 92 Base Hospital (BH) located in Kashmir capital Srinagar celebrated its Platinum Jubilee on Sunday. This flagship combat hospital was raised in Rawalpindi during World War-II on 10 Sep 1942 as 92 General Hospital and subsequently relocated to...

09-Sep-2017 Mumbai/ Chennai

Maharashtra hero's widow joins Indian Army

Maharashtra hero, the late Col. Santosh Mahadik's widow Swati Mahadik was on Saturday commissioned into the Indian Army as a Lieutenant, officials said.As she completed her parade in Chennai on Saturday, Lt. Swati Mahadik broke down and her family members and a...

09-Sep-2017 Kupwara

Lolab army kick start Skill Development Centre At Lolab

Lolab Rashtriya Rifles sector Has taken a nobel step of providing  skill based training for unemployed youth of lolab in north kashmir. The training centre is being established in collabration with Mahindra Pride School , Srinagar As a part of cooprporate...

06-Sep-2017 New Delhi

India must be prepared for two-front war : Army chief Bipin Rawat

India should be prepared for a two-front war, Army chief Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday, adding that the threat of conflict was real on both western and northern borders, and deterrence in form of nuclear bombs or military power may not actually stop it."To...

05-Sep-2017 Kochi

India hands over patrol vessel Varuna to Sri Lanka

The Indian Coast Guard on Tuesday handed over offshore patrol vessel ICGS Varuna to the Sri Lankan Coast Guard, an official statement said.The patrol vessel was handed over to Rear Admiral Samantha Wimalathunge, the Director General of the Sri Lanka Coast...

01-Sep-2017 Ahmedabad

Coast Guard rescue eight fishermen off Gujarat coast

The Indian Coast Guard on Friday said it rescued eight Indian fishermen who were stranded off the Gujarat coast for three days due to bad weather.Their fishing boat Mayur Sagar was caught up in the inclement weather around 1.8 nautical miles off the Saurashtra...

01-Sep-2017 New Delhi

IAF marks 60 years of its Canberra bombers

The Indian Air Force on Friday commemorated 60 years of induction of the English Electric Canberra plane, the first generation jet bombers that participated in the Goa liberation, two wars with Pakistan, and the Kargil conflict on reconnaissance missions.A...

30-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Air Marshal C Hari Kumar AOC-IN-C, WAC IAF

A Commemoration Ceremony was held at Air Force Station Hindan to mark the successful operationalisation of the C-130 J full motion level D Weapons System Trainer (Simulator). The simulator was rededicated to the nation and the Indian Air Force by Air Marshal...

28-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Indian Army begins 'disengagement' process in Doklam

The Indian Army on Monday began the process of "disengagement" of its troops at the standoff area in Doklam, with the Chinese side also withdrawing its soldiers, army sources said.This comes as India and China on Monday agreed to disengage their troops,...

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...

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