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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...

24-Jan-2017 Gurugram

'We must strike back if Pakistan is guilty of derailing Indian trains'

Pakistan must be taught a lesson in its own language if found guilty of recent incidents of derailing trains in India where a number of people have lost their lives, Major General G.D. Bakshi (retd) said here on Tuesday.Maj Gen Bakshi said Pakistan's Inter-Services...

23-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Army chief visits Srinagar, Siachen

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday visited Siachen, Leh and Srinagar and interacted with troops.A Defence Ministry statement said Gen Rawat was accompanied by Northern Army Commander, Lt. Gen. D. Anbu.At the Siachen Base camp, the Army chief laid...

21-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Vikramaditya becomes first Indian naval ship with ATM onboard

The Indian Navy's largest ship and it's newest aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya on Saturday became the first Indian naval ship to have an ATM machine installed onboard, said an official statement.The one-of-a-kind ATM machine was inaugurated by Rear Admiral...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

COAS Felicitates National Bravery Awardees

General Bipin Rawat, COAS, felicitated the awardees of National Bravery Award for year 2016 at South Block today.The awardees included 25 children (11 girls and 14 boys including 4 posthumous awardees) from states across the country. The awardees were involved...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Navy chief reviews 'Guard of Honour' by NCC cadets

Navy chief Sunil Lanba on Monday visited the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Camp here and reviewed a 'Guard of Honour' presented by the cadets in the run-up to Republic Day.Admiral Lanba reviewed the ceremony presented by the cadets drawn from all the three wings...

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Indian Army chief warns Pakistan

Warning Pakistan but without naming it, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Sunday that India desired peace but will give a befitting reply if peace was disrupted.Speaking at the Army Day function here, he also warned soldiers against using social media for...

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Don't air grievances on social media : Army chief

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Sunday told soldiers not to air their grievances through social media.Addressing the Army Day function, he said: "A few colleagues are using social media to share their problems. It affects the morale of the jawans and thereby...

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Army chief warns of 'power display' if peace disrupted

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Sunday said India will display its power if peace on the border was disrupted.Speaking on the occasion of Army Day, he also called for the three services to work together to face future challenges."We want peace on the border....

13-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Lt. Gen. Sarath Chand is new Army Vice Chief

LT. General Sarath Chand on Friday took office as the Vice Chief of Army Staff, an official said.Before this posting as the Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCoAS), the General was commanding South Western Command.He will be filling the Vice Chief's post vacated...

13-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Will look into grievances of Lt. Gen. Bakshi : Army chief

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday said he will look into the grievances of Lt. General Praveen Bakshi, the Eastern Army Commander who was superseded when Rawat became the Army chief.Bakshi, in his address to soldiers on New Year's Eve, had said there...

13-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Need to make situation in J&K normal : Army chief

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir should return to normalcy as it was before the advent of militancy.Addressing a press conference ahead of Army Day, Rawat said 'indoctrination' of the youth was taking place...

12-Jan-2017 New Delhi

IAF chief flies Mig-21 fighter jet

Indian Air Force chief B.S. Dhanoa on Thursday flew solo in a Mig-21 fighter jet, the oldest fighter aircraft in the IAF's inventory, a defence statement said.Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa flew the Mig-21 Type 96 aircraft from the IAF base at...

09-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Chief of The Air Staff Visits DG NCC RD Camp-2017

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) visited the NCC Republic Day Camp 2017 at Delhi Cantt today. On arrival, the Air Chief was received by the DGNCC, Lt Gen Vinod Vashisht, VSM**.The Chief of Air Staff reviewed...

05-Jan-2017 Jammu

Army chief on maiden visit to J&K

Newly appointed Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat paid his maiden visit to Jammu and Kashmir, arriving here in the state's winter capital on Thursday.General Rawat was briefed about the security situation on the borders of the state by Northern Command...

01-Jan-2017 New Delhi

C. Harikumar assumes charge of Western Air Command

Air Marshal C. Harikumar on Sunday assumed charge as the chief of the Western Air Command (WAC), said an official.He was accorded a ceremonial guard of honour on his arrival at the WAC headquarter, the official said.Air Marshal Harikumar was commanding the...

01-Jan-2017 New Delhi

We will use force if necessary, says new army chief Gen. Bipin Rawat

General Bipin Rawat, the Indian Army's new chief, on Sunday said that the nation wants peace and tranquillity but if necessary "will not hesitate to use force"."Our country and our army wants peace and tranquillity but this does not mean we are weak. We are...

31-Dec-2016 New Delhi

New chiefs of Indian Army, IAF take charge

General Bipin Rawat and Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa on Saturday took over as the Chief of Army Staff and Chief of Air staff from General Dalbir Singh and Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha respectively.General Rawat's appointment as the 27th Army chief...

31-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Army's response adequate, immediate and intense : Gen. Dalbir Singh

Outgoing Army chief General Dalbir Singh on Saturday said he had promised "more than adequate, immediate and intense" response to any action, and the Indian Army had delivered on it during the two and a half years he was at the helm.He said that the Indian Army...

31-Dec-2016 Kolkata

Will continue to lead Eastern Command, says Lt. Gen. Bakshi

Indian Army's Eastern Command chief Lt. Gen. Praveen Bakshi on Saturday squashed speculation about his resignation, and called up to congratulate General Bipin Rawat as the latter took charge as the new Army chief."Lt. Gen. Praveen Bakshi today (Saturday) greeted...

31-Dec-2016 New Delhi

New Army, IAF chiefs take over

New Army chief General Bipin Rawat and Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa on Saturday took over as the chiefs of the two services, with outgoing General Dalbir Singh and Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha handing over charge.A Guard of Honour...

29-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Navy Chief takes over Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee

Navy Chief Sunil Lanba will take over charge as Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee on Saturday afternoon, and has been handed over the ceremonial baton by outgoing incumbent, IAF Chief Arup Raha.The seniormost of the service chiefs is given the charge of...

28-Dec-2016 Jammu

Army chief visits Northern Command, forward areas

Army chief General Dalbir Singh on Wednesday visited the Northern Command headquarters at Udhampur as well as the forward areas of White Knight Corps."General Dalbir Singh interacted with the troops and addressed officers of the Northern Command during his...

28-Dec-2016 New Delhi

IAF transported 610 tonnes of cash post-demonetisation : Arup Raha

The Indian Air Force transported 610 tonnes of new currency notes after the November 8 demonetisation, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said on Wednesday.So far, IAF aircraft, including C-130s and C-17s, have carried out 35 sorties to transport the...

28-Dec-2016 New Delhi

AN-32 not best aircraft to fly over Bay of Bengal : IAF chief

Terming the missing AN-32 transport one of the "worst memories" of his tenure, the outgoing IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, said on Wednesday it wasn't the "best aircraft" to fly over the Bay of Bengal."The AN-32 is not the best aircraft to fly on this...

28-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Tyagi like family member, but no sympathy if proven guilty : IAF chief

Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, on Wednesday said his scam-tained predecessor S.P. Tyagi was like a "family member" but if corruption charges in the AgustaWestland helicopter deal were proven against him the force would have no sympathy...

26-Dec-2016 Yiddipura

Valley Students Return From National Tour

Back from what they termed as an extraordinary experience, the students from border areas of Pattan, Tangmarg and Wogur tehsil could be seen interacting excitedly amongst themselves and with their family members who had come to the flag in ceremony.The 10...

26-Dec-2016 Pattan

Students Ten days National integration tour Concluded

A National integration  tour was organized  by headquarter  10 sector Rashtriya  Rifles under the aegis of Headquarter  Kilo Force for the students  from Pattan  Tangmarg and wogur Tehsil to Delhi NCR.  The tour...

25-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Army Chief Dalbir Singh pays farewell visit to Eastern Command HQ

Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh on Sunday visited Eastern Command headquarters at Fort William in Kolkata as part of his farewell visit to the Army's Eastern Command.Singh is set to retire on December 31 and will be succeeded by Lt. General Bipin...

24-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Army chief visits Assam, Manipur

Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh is on a visit to Manipur and Assam to review security situation, an official said."General Dalbir Singh visits Manipur and Assam to review security situation (in the states)," the Indian Army said in a tweet on Saturday.The...

23-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Indian Navy's all woman sail boat reaches Cape Town

Indian Navy's sail boat Mhadei with an all-woman crew reached Cape Town on Friday, after a grueling voyage which started from Goa in early November 2016, the navy said.The boat will participate in the "Cape to Rio 2017" race held by the Royal Cape Yacht Club...

21-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Army Chief-designate meets Defence Minister

Lt. Gen. Bipin Rawat, who is set to be the next Army Chief, met Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday.The meeting, which lasted for about 25 minutes, was described as a "courtesy call" by sources.Rawat later also met outgoing Army Chief General...

20-Dec-2016 Lucknow

Indian Army capable of meeting any challenge : Army chief

Army Chief General Dalbir Singh on Tuesday said the Indian Army has the capability to meet any challenge.On a visit to the Army's Central Command headquarters here ahead of laying down office this month-end, Gen. Dalbir Singh said the Indian Army has the...

19-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa to be the next IAF chief

Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC will takeover as Chief of Air Staff on 31 December 2016, on retirement of Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha PVSM AVSM VM ADC. Air Marshal BS Dhanoa will be the 25th Chief of the IAF since independence. The...

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