Amar Jawan Jyoti

  • Defence Minister pays homage to Kargil martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti July 26, 2014

    On the occasion of 15th Kargil Vijay Diwas, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and the three Service chiefs paid homage to the war heroes at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate. ...
  • PM remembers martyrs as he pays obeisance at Amar Jawan Jyoti January 26, 2014

    As the 65th Republic Day celebrations began, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paid tribute to all those soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our country at the Amar Jawan Jyoti. A moment of silence was observed in homage to the departed souls. ...
  • Army, border guards to address mobile signal spillover from Pakistan January 2, 2014

    Expressing concern over mobile signal spillover from Pakistan in the border areas of Western Rajasthan, the newlyappointed SouthWestern army commander Lt Gen Arun Kumar Sahni said the issue will be addressed in coordination with other agencies engaged in border guarding. Lt Gen Sahni, who assumed the Command of South Western command...
  • Vijay Diwas: Soldiers of 1971 war against Pakistan remembered December 16, 2013

    Defence Minister AK Antony and the three service chiefs paid homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti in the national capital on Monday to mark Vijay Diwas. This is in commemoration of India's victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war. ...
  • Security beefed up in Delhi after Hyderabad blasts February 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Barricades have been put around the Amar Jawan Jyoti area in the capital. Delhi Police on Sunday cited security reasons for the measure. However, there are no curbs on movement on Rajpath or other parts of central Delhi. Police said that security was increased at all important landmarks in...
  • PM lays wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti on Republic Day January 26, 2013

    New Delhi: India's 64th Republic Day celebrations began on January 26 with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paying homage to the unknown soldier at the India Gate war memorial in the heart of the capital. With the three service chiefs in attendance, Manmohan Singh was greeted on arrival at the World...
  • 64th Republic Day: The highlights of the parade January 26, 2013

    New Delhi: 11.41: Ceremonies culminate as the national anthem is played. Tricoloured balloons are released. 11.36 am: The Indian Army's tornado bikers performed gravitydefying stunts followed by a mindboggling display of manoeuvres and complex formations by the Indian Air Force. 11.23 am: Schoolgoing children present dances on various themes. 11:05: I&B Ministry tableau...
  • Army celebrates 65th Indian Army Day January 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian Army will celebrate its 65th Indian Army Day on Tuesday. The Army marks this day, which is held every January 15, to pay homage to the valiant soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country. The Army will pay homage to the martyred soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyoti...
  • Delhi gangrape protest: Angry crowds demand justice December 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Scenes of angry citizens carrying the national flag and shouting slogans continued on Sunday afternoon amidst water cannons and tear gas shells burst by police. Protesters demanded stricter laws to ensure safety of women in Delhi following the brutal gangrape of a 23yearold woman, who is now battling...
  • Delhi gangrape: Police use water cannons on crowds December 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Police resorted to water cannons to disperse crowds at India Gate for the second consecutive day as angry crowd of citizens protested in large numbers demanding justice for the 23yearold paramedic student who was raped and beaten by halfadozen men in the national capital. India Gate had heavy deployment...
  • India Gate right place to build war memorial: Antony December 16, 2012

    New Delhi: India Gate is the right place to build a national war memorial, Defence Minister AK Antony said on Sunday, against the backdrop of opposition by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit to the proposal. "As far as we are concerned, this (India Gate) is the place to have a...
  • 30 Minutes: 1962, lest we forget October 20, 2012

    October 20 marks 50 years since the 1962 conflict with China. The 1962 SinoIndian conflict claimed the lives of 5,000 Indian soldiers. For the first time, an Indian Defence Minister along with the top military brass of the country paid homage to the martyrs. Defence Minister AK Antony and the three service...
  • Soldiers who died in 1962 war honoured for the first time October 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The country on Saturday paid homage to the soldiers who fought the 1962 IndoChina war. And for the first time, Defence Minister AK Antony along with the top military brass of the country paid homage to those who died fighting in the war. Antony and the three service...
  • Chinese defence minister to skip Amar Jawan Jyoti September 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Chinese Defence Minister Gen Liang Guanglie will have a packed schedule in India on Tuesday, but he will not be visiting Amar Jawan Jyoti, the war memorial for the unknown soldier, at India Gate, a customary stop for visiting defence ministers. He will hold talks with his Indian counterpart...
  • Shiv Sena condones Bihar man's arrest, backs Raj September 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray on Monday came out in support of his nephew Raj Thackeray, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief, who had attacked Bihar and its residents threatening to brand them as "infiltrators" if the state went ahead with its decision to take legal action against Mumbai...
  • Biharis safe, say Mumbai Police on Raj's rant September 2, 2012

    Mumbai: A day after Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray once again spewed venom against Biharis, calling them "infiltrators" and threatening to drive them out of the state, the newly-appointed Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh on Saturday said that Biharis living in Mumbai are safe. His statement came after Bihar Chief...
  • Biharis in Maharashtra safe: Mumbai Police chief September 1, 2012

    Mumbai: The arrest of those involved in vandalising the Amar Jawan Jyoti in Mumbai during the Azad Maidan protest earlier last month has put the city police in a spot. The Chief Secretary of Bihar has written a letter to the Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh asking how a Bihar...
  • Mumbai: Second Amar Jawan Jyoti vandal arrested August 30, 2012

    Mumbai: The Second accused who desecrated the Amar Jawan Jyoti memorial in Mumbai has been arrested on Thursday. He has been arrested from Mahim in Mumbai. Two other accused have also been arrested. The total tally of arrests have now gone to 55. Earlier three people who had been arrested...
  • Mumbai: One arrested for attack on Amar Jawan Jyoti August 28, 2012

    Mumbai police arrested one of the two accused of desecrating the Amar Jawan Jyoti memorial during the Azad Maidan riot on August 11. ...
  • Mumbai violence: Amar Jawan Jyoti vandal held August 28, 2012

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Crime Branch on Tuesday arrested one of the two rioters who desecrated the Amar Jawan Jyoti during the Azad Maidan violence on August 11. The two rioters were caught on camera desecrating the flame during the violence. The protestors had gathered at the Maidan to protest against the Assam...
  • US aid to Pak being misused against us: India July 26, 2010

    New Delhi: Holding that there was every possibility of recent US military aid to Pakistan being used against India, Government on Monday said that it will provide all assistance to the armed forces to protect every inch of its territory. Defence Minister A K Antony told reporters here that during his...