INDIAN ARMY

  • Need a structured war history of Indian soldiers: Arun Jaitley 15 hours 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday tasked Army chief Gen. Dalbir Singh with preparing a structured history of all the wars that India Army has fought. Jaitley said that there is a need today to have a structured history of the contribution of Indian soldiers, both in book...
  • Indian Army to test their armour in Gujarat FSL 4 days ago

    Gandhinagar: Defence personnel will soon get 'ballistic protection' from Gujarat, as the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) will be conducting tests for bullet-proof jackets and head gears used by the Indian Army. "Gujarat FSL will soon tie-up with the Indian Army by signing an MoU to conduct ballistic tests for their armour...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch, shells forward LoC posts 6 days ago

    Jammu: In fresh ceasefire violation, Pakistan troops fired at forward Indian posts along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday night, drawing retaliation from Indian soldiers. "There was no casualty reported as last report came in," a Defence spokesman said. The Pakistan soldiers resorted to mortar...
  • Pakistan Army to 'forcefully' respond to cross-border firing October 22, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's military said that while it wants peace on the eastern border with India, it will "forcefully" retaliate to every incident of firing by the Indian army, amid reports of fresh clashes on the border. Military spokesman Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa told media that the armed forces were fully...
  • Army chief takes over as honorary colonel of 'Brigade of the Guards' October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Army chief General Dalbir Singh on Saturday took over as the honorary colonel of the Brigade of the Guards. The presentation of the banner was done by Lt Gen Ashok Singh, Army Commander, Southern Command and Colonel of the Regiment, and Lt Gen Sanjeev Madhok, Commander of the Army...
  • Army officer goes missing in Spain, declared absconder October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: A Special Forces officer, who was serving as an Aide de Camp (ADC) to the Arunachal Pradesh Governor, has been declared an "absconder" by the Indian Army after he went missing while on a vacation in Spain in August. Army sources said that Major Sharyf Bhonsle had gone to...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, fires at Indian Army posts in Poonch October 18, 2014

    Jammu: In yet another case of ceasefire violation, Pakistan targeted Indian Army posts in Poonch's Hamirpur sector. The firing occurred on Friday night from 9 PM to 10 PM. No casualties have been reported so far. Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire twice by firing on forward posts along the LoC and...
  • PM Modi meets top military commanders, Defence Minister Jaitley also present at the meet October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top military commanders for the first time in a conference on Friday. In the ongoing meeting, he is expected to outline his vision and also get a briefing on the overall security situation in the country. Ceasefire violations from the Pakistan side and...
  • It will be shameful of me if I ask for promotion, says Jitu Rai October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: 'Pistol King' Jitu Rai, who is employed with the Indian army, says he feels "shameful" about asking for promotion in his rank after winning gold in Commonwealth and Asian Games. Jitu has been in the form of his life, bagging two gold in three months in two multi-sporting events,...
  • Pak security council meets on Friday after tension, rhetoric over ceasefire violations with India October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Eight dead, over 50 injured, thousands displaced - are Indians on the border paying a price for the country's Asiad Hockey win? The Border Security Force (BSF) in its report to Home Ministry on Thursday said that the latest round of firing on the border began hours after...
  • Andhra gears up for cyclone threat; NDRF teams arrive October 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: Disaster response teams have started arriving in Andhra Pradesh, while Army and Air Force also have offered help as the state gets ready to meet the threat of cyclone 'Hudhud' in coastal districts where an alert has been sounded. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said the Centre is sending four...
  • Kashmir lest we forget October 8, 2014

    It's been a month since floods lashed Jammu and Kashmir. Some areas in Srinagar are still waterlogged with water levels as high as 3 to 5 feet. ...
  • Ceasefire violations: Service chiefs meet Defence Minister October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of ceasefire violations along the border with Pakistan, the three service chiefs today met Defence Minister Arun Jaitley. The army, air force and navy chiefs are understood to have discussed with Jaitley the prevailing security situation, defence officials said. The meeting comes at a time...
  • Ceasefire violation: Pak ups the ante, India toughens stand October 7, 2014

    The Line of Control remains active and tense after Pakistan forces targeted 40 Indian outposts in the last 24 hours. Heavy mortal shells have targeted border hamlets. The ceasefire has been violated four times in the last 24 hours. ...
  • Ceasefire violation: Army officer, 2 personnel injured in Pak firing across border October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Three Army personnel, including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO), were injured in heavy Pakistani shelling across the border in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Firing also continued at Akhnoor's Phargwal area and Arnia in RS Pura sector. "Pakistan is deliberately targeting our civilians which is unacceptable....
  • Pakistan continues to fire at Indian posts, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley meets 3 service chiefs October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley held a meeting with the chiefs of the Indian Army, Navy and the Air Force on Tuesday as Pakistan continued to shell Army outposts and civilian areas across the Line of Control. The meeting came even as Pakistan troops resumed firing in Akhnoor's Phargwal area...
  • J&K: School becomes makeshift relief camp as Pak continues to shell this town October 7, 2014

    The situation along the Line of Control remains tense after Pakistan forces targeted 40 Indian outposts in the last 24 hours. Pawan Sharma reports from Arnia town. ...
  • India toughens stand after repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan, puts flag meet on hold October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Tuesday toughened its stand on the border situation, after 24 hours of incessant firing and shelling by Pakistan troops across the Line of Control (LoC) that resulted in several casualties. India on Tuesday put on hold the flag meeting with the Pakistan Army, deciding instead to...
  • Pak troops fire at Indian posts again, Islamabad pins the blame on New Delhi October 7, 2014

    Srinagar: The situation along the Line of Control (LoC) continued to remain tense on Tuesday after Pakistan forces targeted 40 Indian outposts over the last 24 hours. Eight civilians were injured on Tuesday and the BSF said that Pakistani Rangers were predominantly involved. At 4 pm, Pakistan again violated the...
  • Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire, opens fire in J&K's Akhnoor, Rajouri sectors October 6, 2014

    Srinagar: In its third ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in less than 24 hours, Pakistani troops fired at Indian posts in Jammu's Akhnoor and Rajouri sectors, continuing their firing at Jammu's Arnia sector and Poonch's Bhimber Gali and Shahpur sectors. Arnia is where the Pakistan Rangers have been...
  • Ceasefire violation: Casualties on Pak side too, says BSF October 6, 2014

    Pakistan violated the ceasefire for the 12th time in the last six days when its troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday evening. The Pakistan troops fired at Indian posts in the Shahpur sector of Poonch district. A defence spokesperson said that India too...
  • Pak ceasefire violation: Jammu's Arnia town in mourning October 6, 2014

    Heavy firing by Pakistani troops on Sunday night left five civilians dead, including a 10-year-old boy, in Jammu's Arnia sector. More than 30 were injured after Pakistan fired 20 mortar shells on the Kothe village in Arnia. ...
  • Ceasefire violations unfortunate, will deal with it strongly if we are at fault, says Pak after fresh firing October 6, 2014

    Srinagar: Pakistan violated the ceasefire for the 12th time in the last six days when its troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday evening. The Pakistan troops fired at Indian posts in the Shahpur sector of Poonch district. A defence spokesperson said that India...
  • Pak creating tension along border with repeated ceasefire violations: Jaitley October 6, 2014

    The standoff between India and Pakistan intensified in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday after yet another ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops. The Centre and state governments slammed Pakistan with Defence Minister Arun Jaitley accusing the neighbour of deliberately creating tension along the LoC. Jaitley also said that Indian troops were...
  • Pervez Musharraf dares Indian Army, asks it to stop testing Pakistan's patience October 4, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former president and military ruler General (retired) Pervez Musharraf has sought to blame India for ceasefire violations along Line of Control, saying it should stop testing the "patience and resolve" of Pakistani Army. Musharraf, who is facing a treason case in the Supreme Court, said, "Regular ceasefire violations on...
  • J&K: Six civilians injured in Pak firing in Poonch October 2, 2014

    Jammu: Six civilians including two women were injured and six houses partially damaged during shelling by Pakistani troops on border hamlets along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Thursday. After over a month-long lull, Pakistani troops on Wednesday night resorted to firing by...
  • J&K: Pak Army violates ceasefire, fires at Indian posts in Poonch October 1, 2014

    Poonch: The Pakistan Army on Wednesday violated the ceasefire and fired at Indian posts in Sabzia area of Mandi sector in Poonch. The firing continued from both sides. There was no report on casualties or injures. "Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing and mortar shelling in three forward areas along LoC in...
  • Army Public School opened in Srinagar September 27, 2014

    Srinagar: Army Public School in Srinagar has resumed normal operations after the flood water was drained out from the Cantonment area, a defence spokesman said on Saturday. "Army Public School Srinagar at Badami Bagh Cantonment opened for Classes IX to XII on September 18 and Classes I to VIII on...
  • Assam flood toll rises to 32 September 24, 2014

    Guwahati: Sixteen more bodies were recovered on Wednesday from two flood-hit districts of Assam, raising the toll in the deluge to 32, as Army and disaster response forces personnel evacuated hundreds of marooned people from affected areas. A report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said there has been no...
  • As standoff continues in Ladakh, India plays down border tension with China September 23, 2014

    India on Tuesday played down reports that Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked the People's Liberation Army to be prepared for a regional war, even as the standoff in Chumar and Demchok sectors on the Line of Actual Control continues. Meanwhile, PTI reported that the Chinese Army has called for...