ARMY

  • J&K: Security agencies sound alert about possible infiltration along borders 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Security agencies have sounded an alert about possible infiltration bid by terrorists from across the border in Jammu and Kashmir with the active support of ISI and Pakistan Army. The alert was issued after two successive terrorist strikes in Jammu region on Friday and Saturday last when the attackers...
  • National security is a challenge due to its complexity: Dalbir Singh Suhag 6 days ago

    Hyderabad: Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Monday said the national security environment has become a challenging task due to its complexity and unpredictability. Addressing the valedictory function of the Higher Defence Management Course-10 at the College of Defence Management on Monday, he cautioned, "Internally, our social and ethnic diversity...
  • Chandigarh Municipal Corporation removes Martyrs Day hoardings having photos of US Army men, not Indian soldiers 6 days ago

    Amritsar: After coming under fire from various quarters, Chandigarh Municipal Corporation on Monday removed hoardings having pictures of US Army men instead of Indian Army soldiers. The Municipal Corporation committed a major faux pas as it has put up photographs of the US Army personnel instead of Indian Army soldiers in...
  • Chandigarh Municipal Corporation puts photos of US Army men, not Indian soldiers on Martyrs Day 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation committed a major faux pas as it has put up photographs of the US Army personnel instead of Indian Army soldiers in its hoardings commemorating Martyrs Day. The photograph shows three soldiers wearing the US flag on their uniforms. Mayor of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation...
  • J&K government will examine need for denotifying disturbed areas: CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed 1 week ago

    Jammu: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday said his government would examine the need for denotifying disturbed areas to initiate a phased withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from there. "Keeping in view the improving security scenario, the state government will examine the need for denotifying 'disturbed areas',...
  • Parliament panel calls for White Paper on Jammu and Kashmir militancy 1 week ago

    New Delhi: A parliamentary panel has called for documentation of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir in the form of a White Paper even as it dismissed the state government's objections to the suggestion as being "orthodox". The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Ministry has said that it felt that though...
  • Army conducts fire power display at Pokhran marking centenary celebrations of participation in World War I March 21, 2015

    Jaipur: The Indian Army conducted a fire power display at Pokhran in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan marking the centenary celebrations of its participation in the first World War. Showcasing the Army's capabilities, proficiency and preparedness, the 'Fire Power Display' was held on Friday at the Pokhran field firing range and involved...
  • J&K: 2 terrorists killed during encounter with Army in Samba, 2 securitymen injured March 21, 2015

    Srinagar: Two terrorists were killed during a fierce encounter with the Army in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. A Major and a jawan were injured during the attack at the Army camp on Jammu-Pathankote National Highway in Samba. A civilian was also injured outside the camp and was...
  • 100 bodies in Nigeria 'mass grave' taken from Boko Haram March 21, 2015

    N`Djamena: Around 100 bodies were found in a mass grave on the outskirts of the town of Damasak in northeast Nigeria on Friday, a Chadian army spokesman told AFP. Soldiers discovered the bodies under a bridge just outside the town, which was retaken from Boko Haram terrorists on March 9 by...
  • J&K: Terrorists attack Army camp in Samba district, 2 security personnel, 1 civilian injured March 21, 2015

    Srinagar: In the second strike in two days, Pakistan backed terrorists attacked an Army camp in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. One major and a jawan were injured during the attack at the Army camp on Jammu-Pathankote National Highway in Samba. A civilian was also injured outside the...
  • Armed forces face shortage of over 52,000 personnel March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian armed forces are faced with a shortage of over 52,000 personnel, including 11,000 officers, as measures like improved pay structure were being put in place to check attrition, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday. Army is grappling with the maximum shortage of 33,998 personnel, including 9,642...
  • India needs to increase their military presence in Indian ocean: Former Sri Lankan Army Chief General March 19, 2015

    Former Sri Lankan Army chief General Sarath Fonseka said that India needed to increase their military presence in the Indian ocean and felt that the BJP government had tried to maintain good ties with Sri Lanka. ...
  • Hope to be heard during inquiry on alleged war crimes: Former Sri Lankan Army Chief Gen Fonseka March 19, 2015

    Former Sri Lankan Army chief General Sarath Fonseka who demolished the LTTE said that he hopes to be heard when the inquiry on alleged war crimes happens otherwise it will be a one sided inquiry. He added that the commander cannot be punished for the crimes of individuals. ...
  • Tongam Rina wins Indian of the Year in public service category March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Journalist Tongam Rina wins the Indian of the Year 2014 for public service. She is the Associate Editor of Arunachal Times and was shot at close range for writing against the endemic corruption in her state. Recovered from her injuries, she continues her journalism of courage highlighting how...
  • Prince Harry to quit British Army after 10 years March 17, 2015

    London: Prince Harry announced on Tuesday that he is to leave the British Army after 10 years' service that has seen him fight on the front line twice in Afghanistan. The 30-year-old said it had been a "really tough decision" to conclude his military service in June, but added that...
  • World War 1: A 100 years on and India's forgotten soldiers March 15, 2015

    For almost a Century, it has been India's forgotten war. A 100 years ago, as many as 15 lakh soldiers from India participated in the war. As the world is celebrating 100 years of the World War 1, CNN-IBN appreciates the colonial soldiers of the allied forces and their contribution...
  • Indian armed forces can tackle designs of terror outfits, says President March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Admiring the courage and sacrifice of 1.5 million Indian soldiers during the World War 1, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said Indian armed forces today is capable tackling the "pernicious designs" of terror outfits. Inaugurating the commemorative exhibition on the theme "India and World War-I", Mukherjee said Indian...
  • World Cup 2015: Swami Army sweeps up Pakistani recruit March 10, 2015

    Hamilton: Three heart attacks haven't stopped Pakistan cricket fan Mohammad Bashir from following his team around the world. And if they are not in action, the Chicago-based Bashir, 62, is more than happy to watch arch-rivals India. The proof came in the usually sedate surroundings of Hamilton's Seddon Park, transformed into a...
  • PM Modi pays homage to World War 1 martyrs March 10, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid homage to World War 1 martyrs. As many as 15 lakh volunteers from India participated in the war. ...
  • J&K: Centre dissociates from CM Sayeed's remarks on peaceful polls, credits EC, security forces, people March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday dissociated from newly-appointed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's remarks and gave credit for peaceful elections in the state to the Election Commission, Army personnel, paramilitary forces and the local people. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Singh said questions were raised...
  • Armed forces get a modest hike, Defence Budget increased by 7.74% to Rs 2,46,727 crore February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Defence Budget has been hiked by just 7.74% and the forces will get Rs 2,46,727 crore in Financial Year 2015-16 compared to Rs 2,29,000 crore in the last fiscal. "Defence of every square inch of our mother land comes before anything else. Keeping our defence forces ready for...
  • Pakistan army chief warns India ahead of Jaishankar's visit February 27, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful army chief General Raheel Sharif on Friday warned India of a "befitting response" to alleged provocation along the Line of Control (LoC), just days before the arrival of Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar. "Repeated Indian ceasefire violations on the Working Boundary and the LoC in recent past was...
  • Retired Army officer expects government to introduce 'Smart Colony' concept in Budget 2015-16 February 17, 2015

    Retired Army officer and active member RWA association Major Shiv Kiran expects government to come up with " Smart Colony" concept, where money should be granted to colonies to meet their demands in the Budget this year. ...
  • J&K: Army helicopter crashes in Bandipora district, pilot, co-pilot reported dead February 11, 2015

    Srinagar: An army helicopter on Wednesday crashed in Bandipora district of central Kashmir, killing a Lieutenant Colonel and a Major who were piloting the chopper, an Army spokesperson said. The Dhruv helicopter of Army's aviation squadron based at Manasbal crashed about 30 minutes after it took off during a training sortie...
  • Indian of the year 2014: Public Service nominees February 8, 2015

    Like every year, CNN-IBN will honour the ones who have made a difference to the society in their field of expertise in the year 2014. The nominations for Indian of the Year Awards 2014 in the public service category are Wipro chairperson Azim Premji, Father of palliative care in India...
  • Army taking precautions to check casualties, says Manohar Parrikar January 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said he has instructed the Army to ensure that there are no casualties in the force "as far as possible" during operations against terrorists and it has been taking necessary precautions. Parrikar, who visited the family of Col MN Rai - killed in...
  • Eliminating terror crucial for Pakistan's economic survival, says PM Sharif January 31, 2015

    Lahore: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said Pakistan will win the war against terror at any cost, linking it to the country's "economic survival", and vowed to overcome the energy crisis. "All institutions of the country are united against war on terror. We will win this war at any...
  • Ceasefire violation by Pakistan along Arnia, RS Pura sectors in Jammu, 3 civilians injured January 30, 2015

    Jammu: In another ceasefire violation, Pakistani Rangers on Thursday night resorted to small arms and firing on border out-posts (BoPs) along the international border of R S Pura and Arnia sub-sectors of Jammu district from 8.45 pm, injuring three civilians. Border Security Force (BSF) troops along the Line of Control (LOC)...
  • Watch: Beating The Retreat ceremony January 29, 2015

    The Army, Navy and Air Force bands performed at the Beating The Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi, marking the end of Republic Day celebrations. President Pranab Mukherjee revived a presidential tradition by riding a 6-horse buggy. ...
  • Modi government missing as India paid homage to braveheart Col MN Rai January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as India on Thursday paid its last respects to late Colonel Munindra Nath Rai martyred in anti-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir, the Central government which claims to have adopted a strong stand on security related issues was conspicuously missing from the scene. Several senior Army officers including...