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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...

15-Apr-2017 Jammu

Army Chief meets Governor

General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.During their hour long meeting, the Governor and the Army Chief discussed the external security environment and issues relating to effective internal security management.The...

09-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Indian, Chinese navies thwart piracy bid near Aden

Indian and Chinese navies joined hands to save a Tuvalu-flagged container ship with 19 Filipino crew members which was attacked by pirates late on Saturday night in the Gulf of Aden, an official said here on Sunday.Responding to an alert from UK Maritime Trade...

29-Mar-2017 New Delhi

After 29 years of service, Navy bids adieu to TU-142M

After dominating the skies above the seas for 29 years, the Indian Navy's TU-142M aircraft were given a ceremonial farewell on Wednesday at the INS Rajali, India's premiere Naval Air Station in Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu."The ceremony was attended by Chief of the...

29-Mar-2017 Kathmandu

Army chief Rawat conferred Nepal Army General honorary rank

Indian Army chief Gen. Bipin Rawat was on Wednesday conferred the rank of honorary General of the Nepal Army by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari at a special ceremony at the President's official residence Sheetal Niwas here, media reports said.Defence Minister...

28-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Army Chief visiting Nepal, Bangladesh

Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat on Tuesday began a visit to Nepal and Bangladesh, the Indian Army said.This is his first foreign visit after assuming office.In Nepal, Rawat will be visiting important military installations and meeting high ranking dignitaries...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Army Releases Book on Rashtriya Rifles

General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), on 27 March 2017 at South Block, New Delhi, released the book ‘Home of the Brave’ on the history of Indian Army’s Counter Insurgency Force, the Rashtriya Rifles (RR). The book is authored by Mr Nitin A Gokhale,...

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...

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