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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 General Praveen Bakshi, the Eastern Army Commander who was superseded when Rawat became the Army chief.Bakshi, in his address to soldiers on New Year's Eve, had said there...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...

18-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Government faces flak over new army chief, defends decision

The appointment of Lt. Gen. Bipin Rawat as the next Army Chief came under attack on Sunday with the opposition parties criticising the move for the generally followed seniority norm having been ignored while the government defended the decision, saying he...

17-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Bipin Rawat to be new Army chief, B.S. Dhanoa to head IAF

Lt. Gen. Bipin Rawat will be the new Army Chief and Air Marshal B.S. Dhanoa will be the new chief of Indian Air Force, Defence Ministry said on Saturday.Lt Gen. Rawat and Air Marshal Dhanoa, presently the Vice Chiefs of their respective services, will take...

16-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Cantonments should be made open defecation free : Subhash Bhamre

Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre on Friday said efforts should be made to make all cantonments open defecation-free within a short period, said an official release.At a function to mark the 91st Defence Estates Day here, the minister said: "Every...

16-Dec-2016 Kolkata

1971 war veterans celebrate Vijay Diwas

Veterans of the Indian Armed Forces and Mukti Jodhas (freedom fighters) of Bangladesh, who fought shoulder to shoulder in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War against Pakistan, celebrated Vijay Diwas here on Friday.This year, 38 Mukti Jodhas and serving Bangladeshi...

16-Dec-2016 Jammu

Northern Command chief calls on Mehbooba

Army’s Northern Commander chief, Lt. Gen Devraj Anbu called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here this morning and apprised her about the obtaining security situation in the State.The Chief Minister advised Lt. Gen. Anbu to ensure maximum relief to people...

16-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Will soon name new Army, IAF chiefs : Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday that he will soon name the next Indian Army and Indian Air Force chiefs.He was speaking after paying tributes at the Amar Jawan Jyoti here on Vijay Diwas or Victory Day that is observed on December 16 to mark...

15-Dec-2016 Jammu

Northern Army Commander meets Governor

Lt Gen. Devraj Anbu, Army Commander, Northern Command, met Governor N.N. Vohra at Raj Bhavan here today.Lt. General Anbu briefed the Governor about the obtaining security situation in the State. The Governor and Lt. General Anbu also discussed certain important...

10-Dec-2016 Kolkata

Tyagi's arrest does dent IAF's reputation : Air Chief Marshal Raha

The arrest of former Indian Air Force chief S.P. Tyagi in the Rs 3,767-crore AgustaWestland helicopter deal case has dented the IAF's reputation of being a professional force, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said here on Saturday."It is very unfortunate that...

09-Dec-2016 Shillong

IAF chief reviews security scenario in Northeast

Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Friday reviewed the security scenario in the Northeast with commanders from the Eastern Air Command.Raha, who is here on a two-day visit, inaugurated the Commanders' Conference at the Command Headquarters...

06-Dec-2016 Mumbai

Will make INS Betwa operational : Sunil Lanba

The Indian Navy chief, Admiral Sunil Lanba, on Tuesday visited the naval dockyard in Mumbai where INS Betwa tipped over while undocking. The navy said the Brahmaputra-class guided missile frigate will be made operational again.The Navy chief also met the...

04-Dec-2016 Srinagar

After taking charge, Northern army commander visits Kashmir

Just a couple of days after taking over the reins of the Udhampur based Northern Command, Lt Gen D Anbu who arrived in Srinagar on Saturday for a two day visit reviewed overall security situation.He was briefed by the Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen JS Sandhu...

02-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Will continue deploying our submarines as needed : Sunil Lanba

Refuting Pakistan's claims that it detected and chased out an Indian submarine from its waters, Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Friday said that India deploys its submarines as per operational necessity.He also said that the presence of the Chinese Navy...

02-Dec-2016 Kolkata

Bengal exercise done in coordination with police: Army

The Indian Army on Friday denied West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's accusation that troops were deployed at toll plazas while keeping the state government in the dark and said the exercise has been conducted in coordination with local police authorities."We...

01-Dec-2016 Srinagar

Seminar on Wetland & Migratory Birds held at Hokerser

Army Camp Zainakot in collaboration with Dept of Wildlife Protection, J&K today conducted a seminar on 'Preservation of Wetland and Migratory Birds'.  The seminar was organised to spread awareness about the asset that is Hokersar Wildlife Reserve...

30-Nov-2016 Jammu

Army Chief visits Nagrota attack; soldier injured in Poonch

Day after deadly Fidayeen attack left two officers among five soldiers dead, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag today visited the Nagrota-based 16 Corps headquarters and was briefed about the attack.Reports said that General Suhag arrived in Nagrota in...

24-Nov-2016 Jammu

Army commander, Western Command calls on Chief Minister

Army Commander, Western Command, Lt. Gen. Surinder Singh called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today and briefed her about the latest situation obtaining out on the borders as a result of continuing cross  border shelling.The Chief Minister...

21-Nov-2016 Beijing

India, China discuss border issue

India and China on Monday discussed the vexed border issue as Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh met top officials of the Chinese Army including the PLA commander.Gen Singh, who is on a four-day China visit, will go to the eastern theatre command of the...

21-Nov-2016 Beijing

Indian Army Chief begins China visit, to meet CMC Vice Chairman

Indian Army chief, General Dalbir Singh, began a four-day visit to China on Monday and is set to visit the eastern theatre command of the People's Liberation Army in Nanjing.He will also meet the Vice Chairman of all-powerful Central Military Commission Fan...

21-Nov-2016 Mumbai

Manohar Parrikar commissions INS Chennai into Indian Navy

Marking the completion of the crucial Project 15A of the Indian Navy, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar commissioned the newest indigenously-built destroyer INS Chennai into the force here on Monday."This is a historic day for the Indian Navy," Parrikar said,...

20-Nov-2016 Jammu

Northern Army Commander meets Governor

In the context of the continuing Cease Fire violations across the IB and LoC and other developments in the recent days, the Northern Army Commander, Lt Gen D. S. Hooda and Governor N. N. Vohra held extensive discussions here today. They also discussed the...

19-Nov-2016 Palwal

Health Camp at Amarpur as Part of Navy Week Celebrations

As a part of Navy Week celebration, Indian Navy is conducting a free health camp for the general public from 19 to 21 Nov 16 at Amarpur village, Palwal district, Haryana. Through this outreach programme the Indian Navy will bring about awareness in the...

19-Nov-2016 Danapur

COAS Presented Colours to 18 Bihar, 19 Bihar & 20 Bihar

General Dalbir Singh, the Chief of the Army Staff presented the President’s Colours to three young Infantry Battalions i.e. 18 BIHAR, 19 BIHAR and 20 BIHAR, during a Colour Presentation Parade held at the Bihar Regimental Centre, Danapur on 19 November 2016....

18-Nov-2016 Mumbai

Project 15A to end with commissioning of INS Chennai on Monday

Marking the completion of the Indian Navy's crucial Project 15A, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will commission the class' last vessel "INS Chennai" into service on November 21, an official said here on Friday.Indigenously designed and constructed, the Kolkata-class...

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