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19-Feb-2018 New Delhi

R.B. Pandit new Indian Naval Academy chief

Vice Admiral R.B. Pandit on Monday took over as the Commandant of the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala.Pandit, whose last assignment was the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet at Mumbai, was promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral on Monday before he took charge...

18-Feb-2018

Air war in 1971: A view from the other side

Disregarding the counsel of wise men, from Herodotus to George Santayana, Indians have consistently ignored the importance of reading, writing and learning from history. So, when retired US Air Force Brigadier "Chuck" Yeager, head of the US Military Assistance Advisory...

16-Feb-2018 New Delhi

General Bipin Rawat meets students from J&K

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday met students from Jammu and Kashmir, who are on a tour to Delhi, and encouraged them to join the Indian Army, an official said.The group of 13 students, accompanied by two teachers, met General Rawat, who shared his...

14-Feb-2018 Srinagar

Army claims 300 militants are waiting across LoC to infiltrate

Army claimed on Wednesday claimed that more than 300 militants are waiting across the Line of Control (LoC) to infiltrate into India. Army said  that the "Pakistan Army played a key role in planning attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.Lt Gen Devraj Anbu told...

14-Feb-2018 Jammu

300 militants in Pakistan ready to enter India : Army

More than 300 militants are waiting across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan to infiltrate into India, the Army said on Wednesday, adding that the Pakistan Army played a key role in planning terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.Lt Gen Devraj Anbu told...

14-Feb-2018 Jammu

Army slams Asaduddin Owaisi over 'Muslim martyrs' comment

The Army on Wednesday said it does "not communalise martyrs", slamming Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi for his comments on soldiers killed in the Sunjuwan terror attack."We do not communalise martyrs, those making statements don't know the Army well," General...

12-Feb-2018 Jammu

Lone JeM terrorist still holed up in Sunjuwan military camp : Army

The army on Monday said that one terrorist was still holed up inside the Sunjuwan military camp in Jammu, three days after a terror attack left six persons dead."One terrorist is still holed-up inside the camp and efforts are on to neutralize him," a Defence...

11-Feb-2018 Jammu

Army chief in Jammu to review anti-terror operation

Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat arrived here on Sunday to review an anti-terror operation at the Sunjuwan camp which was attacked by JeM militants a day ago leading to the deaths of two soldiers.The victims, including a junior army officer, were killed and nine...

08-Feb-2018 Kolkata

Army Chief reviews Eastern Command's operational preparedness

Army chief Bipin Rawat on Thursday visited the Eastern Army headquarters at Fort William her and reviewed the operational preparedness in view of the security situation in the eastern theatre, a defence official said."Gen. Rawat reviewed the operational preparedness...

04-Feb-2018 Kolkata

India has to confront China if necessary : Gen. Roy Chowdhury (retd.)

India not only has to compete with and contain China, but also confront its neighbour if necessary, former Indian Army chief Shankar Roy Chowdhury said here on Sunday.Speaking on India-China relations on the occasion of a book launch, Gen. Roy Chowdhury (retd.)...

31-Jan-2018 Mumbai

3rd Scorpene-class submarine, INS Karanj, launched in Mumbai

The third indigenously-built diesel-electric Scorpene-class submarine, INS Karanj, was launched at the Mazagaon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) here on Wednesday morning by Reena Lanba, wife of the Indian Navy chief, Admiral Sunil Lanba.Another three Scorpenes...

28-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Fight against corruption for future of youth: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that the battle against corruption was for the future of the Indian youth and noted that the Aadhaar scheme had lent "great strength" to national development by ensuring that the benefits reached only the deserving.Addressing...

26-Jan-2018 Mumbai

On R-Day, 19 wounded soldiers honoured in Mumbai

In a unique Republic Day celebration, the Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts and Sangeetha Sabha (SSFASS) honoured 19 army personnel who have suffered disabilities while in action, an official said here on Saturday.Co-hosted by the Indian Army, it also included...

26-Jan-2018 Jammu

Indian, Chinese armies hold ceremonial meet in Ladakh

A ceremonial border personnel meeting (BPM) was held on Friday between the Indian and Chinese armies in Ladakh region to mark India's 69th Republic Day, with both sides stating they will work to uphold the agreements signed between the two countries.An...

26-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Ashok Chakra conferred posthumously on Garud commando

Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala, a Garud Commando of the Indian Air Force (IAF) who died fighting terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, was on Friday posthumously conferred the Ashok Chakra - the country's highest peacetime gallantry award.President Ram Nath Kovind...

25-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Garud commando to be awarded Ashok Chakra posthumously on R-Day

President Ram Nath Kovind will on Friday present Ashok Chakra, India's highest peacetime military decoration, posthumously to Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala, a Garud Commando of the Indian Air Force (IAF) who died fighting terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.Corporal...

22-Jan-2018 Port Stanley (Falkland Islands)

Indian Navy's all-women sailing boat reaches Falkland Islands

The Indian Navy's sailing boat INSV Tarini, with an all-women crew, on Monday entered Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands, after crossing the Cape of Horn on January 18.The boat is on its maiden voyage to circumnavigate the world. It is likely to depart...

19-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Indian Navy's all-women sailing team crosses Cape Horn

Indian Navy sailboat INSV Tarini with an all-women crew rounded Cape Horn on Friday morning, completing one of the most difficult legs of its global circumnavigation tour.Indian Navy Spokesperson Captain D.K. Sharma said the team rounded the Cape Horn, the...

17-Jan-2018 New Delhi

People of Kashmir tired of terrorism : Bipin Rawat

People in Jammu and Kashmir are tired of terrorism as they have realised it cannot give them what they want, Army chief Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday.In a Facebook Live session at the ongoing Raisina Dialogue organised by Observer Research Foundation (ORF),...

17-Jan-2018 New Delhi

India-China have returned to pre-Doklam bonhomie : Bipin Rawat

The India-China "bonhomie" before the Doklam standoff has returned, Army chief Bipin Rawat said, but added that one should be "prepared for anything".In a Facebook Live session during the ongoing Raisina Dialogue organised by the Observer Research Foundation...

17-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Countries that back terror must be tackled : Army chief

Countries which support terrorism need to be "tackled" and terrorism is here to stay unless the world joins hands to end it, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday.He also said that a country which is victim of terror has to fight on its own war.Speaking...

15-Jan-2018 New Delhi

On 70th Army Day, India remembers martyrs, warns Pakistan

The 70th Army Day was celebrated across the country on Monday, with top political leaders and famous personalities paying tribute to troops who made the ultimate sacrifice and Army chief General Bipin Rawat sending out a strong warning to Pakistan on its...

15-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Army Chief warns Pakistan, talks about caution on northern border

Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat on Monday sent out a warning to Pakistan that India will scale up action if Islamabad continues supporting terror and infiltration of militants, while also stressing on the need to secure the northern border along China.On the...

15-Jan-2018 Maharashtra

'21 Sarfarosh...' cast celebrates Army Day with soldiers

The cast and crew of "21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897" celebrated Army Day on Monday with soldiers of the Sikh regiment of the Indian Army.Actors Mohit Raina and Mukul Dev personally took the soldiers of the Sikh regiment on a tour of the set in Amgaon, where...

14-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Nation stands with armed force veterans : Subhash Bhamre

The nation is proud of the selfless devotion to duty and the sacrifices made by the armed forces veterans and stands firmly with them, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said here on Sunday."The nation is proud of your selfless devotion to duty...

13-Jan-2018 Rajouri

Soldier killed after India Pakistan Armies trade fire

A soldier was killed as the armies of India and Pakistan on Saturday exchanged fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.An army spokesman said that Pakistan Army initiated “unprovoked” firing on Indian Army posts in...

13-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Indian Navy looking at more P-8I 'submarine killers': Admiral Lanba

The Indian Navy is considering the acquisition of more Boeing P-8I aircraft for surveillance and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), according to Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba.In an interview to the magazine 'India Strategic', Admiral Lanba said that air surveillance...

12-Jan-2018 New Delhi

DRDO Workshop & Exhibition on CBRN Defence Technologies

Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat inaugurated a workshop and an Exhibition on CBRN Defence Technologies to showcase the Products and Technologies developed towards CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) threats at DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi....

12-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Chinese troops have thinned in Doklam : Bipin Rawat

Chinese troops have maintained their presence in Doklam on the border though their numbers have thinned, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Friday.Addressing the media ahead of the Army Day on January 15, he said road construction had been on in Doklam...

11-Jan-2018

A first at R-Day parade : Women BSF bikers to display daredevilry

Men performing biking stunts at Republic Day functions is history. The BSF has now trained 113 women bikers who will be riding on 26 350 CC Royal Enfield motorcycles to perform acrobatics and daredevil stunts at this Republic Day parade.The bikers, in the...

10-Jan-2018 New Delhi

India, Indonesia hold first security dialogue

India and Indonesia on Tuesday held their first security dialogue, and agreed on "operation cooperation" in security and counter terrorism."India and Indonesia hold the first Security Dialogue, led by NSA Ajit Doval and Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for...

08-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Arunachal incident resolved : Bipin Rawat

The transgression incident in Arunachal Pradesh, where Chinese workers entered Indian territory constructing a track, has been resolved, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Monday.He also said that there was a major reduction in the number of Chinese...

05-Jan-2018 Sopore

When BSF butchered 57 innocent civilians in North Kashmir

Justice continues to elude to the victim families of gory Sopore Massacre from past 23 years  whose near and dear ones lose their lives at the hands of Indian Border Security Forces personnel in Apple town Sopore in North Kashmir way back in January 6,...

04-Jan-2018 Jammu

BSF kills intruder in Kashmir

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday foiled an attempt by militants to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan by killing an infiltrator.A BSF official said here: "Alert troops noticed suspicious movement of two to three persons near the Nikowal...

03-Jan-2018 Srinagar

Northern Army Commander reviews security scenario in Kashmir

Lt Gen D Anbu, Army Commander Northern Command visited the forward areas of Kashmir Valley to review the winter preparedness and strategy for counter infiltration and counter terrorist operations. The Army Commander visited the forward posts in North Kashmir...

02-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Students from northeast call on army chief Bipin Rawat

Army chief Gen. Bipin Rawat met students from two northeast states on Tuesday and encouraged them to join the armed forces and serve the cause of the nation.Talking to the National Integration Tour for 27 students from Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, Rawat brought...

26-Dec-2017 Kolkata

Fake Rs 2,000 notes seized by BSF, one arrested

The Border Security Force has seized fake Indian currency notes of the face value of Rs two lakh in Rs 2,000 denominations from West Bengal's Malda district and arrested one person, an official said on Tuesday.Acting on a tip off, BSF troopers apprehended...

23-Dec-2017 Srinagar

3 soldiers killed as Pakistan violates LoC ceasefire

Three soldiers, including an officer, were killed and one was injured in firing from the Pakistani side on Saturday along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keri in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, an army official said.According to the official, Pakistan violated...

23-Dec-2017

AFGJI HOSTS 32nd Annual Athletic Meet

Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute, Subroto Park, New Delhi hosted the 32nd Annual Athletic Meet on 22nd and 23rd December 2017. Air Cmde M Mohanta, Principal Director (Schools Adventure & Sports) and Chairman Managing Committee, Air Force Schools was...

23-Dec-2017 Srinagar

Army organizes cricket tourney in South Kashmir

Army organized Cricket Tournament at Awantipora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The tournament which took off on 21 Sep 2017 was played on a T20 format with participation of 64 teams from various districts of South Kashmir and finally culminated...

23-Dec-2017 Rajouri

Three soldiers including a Major killed in cross border firing

At least three soldiers including a Major were killed when Pakistani troopers resorted to indiscriminate firing at Brat Galla Sector of Keeri Rajouri on Saturday.    Army sources said that during the cross border mortar shelling and firing, three...

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