Indian Army

  • Remembering Kargil heroes: How Pak soldier Captain Sher Khan was acknowledged by India too 11 hours 14 minutes ago

    Drass: Captain Sher Khan of the Pakistan Army was someone whose bravery was acknowledged by his enemy, the Indian side as well during the Kargil war. 15 years on, Captain Sher Khan remains a hero. His name, his image is everywhere and even his native village in Pakistan's tribal Waziristan...
  • 15 years after the Kargil war, martyrs forgotten? Yesterday

    Kupwara: July 25 will mark the 15th anniversary of the Kargil war. Ahead of the day, CNN-IBN visited families of some of the war heroes. Less than 50 kilometre short of the Line of Control, in Haihama in Kupwara district, is a towering house at the start of the city....
  • Tatra bribery case: CBI chargesheets Lt General (retd) Tejinder Singh July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday chargesheeted Lieutenant General (retired) Tejinder Singh for alleged irregularities in the import of heavy-duty Tatra trucks for the Indian Army. Singh had been implicated in Tatra Truck scam by former Army Chief and Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh. Tejinder...
  • J&K: Army jawan injured, 1 terrorist killed in encounter July 9, 2014

    Srinagar: An Army jawan was injured in an encounter with militants in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. One terrorist was also injured in the firing and is reported to have been killed, however, the Army said they cannot confirm it till the body is recovered. The encounter took...
  • Indian soldiers' love stories during World War I in new film July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Heartwarming stories, including romantic ones, about Indian soldiers who fought in the First World War as part of the British Army, culled from archives and personal testimonies, feature in a new documentary. The upcoming feature-length film "Mademoiselle France Pleure" (Miss France is in tears) attempts to piece together the...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire at Mendhar, India fires back June 27, 2014

    Srinagar: There have been reports of another ceasefire violation in the Mendhar sector at the Line of Control. Heavy firing was reported from the Pakistani side from midnight till 4 am on Friday morning. The Indian Army also responded by firing back. The firing has now ceased. Army sources said...
  • Jharkhand: 10 students trapped after sudden release of water from Tenughat Dam June 20, 2014

    Bokarao: Just days after 25 students were washed away in the dam tragedy in Manali, ten students on Friday got trapped in the water flow Tenughat dam in Bokarao in Jharkhand. The incident took place after the water was suddenly released from the dam. The students had gone to have bath...
  • Amarinder Singh regrets controversy over Army chief appointment June 19, 2014

    Chandigarh: Congress MP Amarinder Singh on Thursday expressed his dismay over the way the appointment of the new Army Chief was being embroiled into controversy. In a statement, Amarinder said that the issue was not about a particular person being appointed the Army chief, but about the image of one...
  • J&K: Omar Abdullah appeals to maintain calm along LoC June 13, 2014

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said, "The reports I've received was a quite intense exchange of fires on both sides, some shells landed in civilian areas to what extent it is an attempt to test the resolve of the new government, it's matter of speculation. I...
  • Indian forces fired in retailiation to Pakistan: Defence Ministry June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After heavy firing was reported in the Mendhar sector of the Line of Control on Friday morning, Defence Ministry sources told CNN-IBN that it was the Pakistani Army which opened fire and the Indian side retaliated very strongly to it. Sources added that the top officials of the...
  • Decorated Army personnel found murdered in Delhi June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A decorated Indian Army personnel, who fought in the 1971 war with Pakistan and was awarded for bravery, was found murdered in his New Delhi's West Patel Nagar residence. It is being suspected that a domestic help might have killed him. Police officials suspect that robbery could be the...
  • Affidavit row: Has VK Singh embarrassed the Modi government? June 14, 2014

    Despite MoS and former Army chief General (retired) VK Singh expressing his strong displeasure over the appointment of Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief, the Narendra Modi government has decided to stand by the previous UPA government's decision to promote the officer to lead the 1.13...
  • Centre distances itself from VK Singh's stand, Lt Gen Suhag to be next Army Chief June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Despite MoS and former Army chief General (retired) VK Singh expressing his strong displeasure over the appointment of Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief, the Narendra Modi government has decided to stand by the previous UPA government's decision to promote the officer to lead...
  • V K Singh justifies decision on Suhag promotion ban June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Defence ministry termed as "illegal" his decision to put a ban on promotion of Army Chief designate Dalbir Suhag, Gen (retd)V K Singh, now a Union Minister, on Tuesday justified his action. "If unit kills innocents, does dacoity and then head of organization tries to protect them,...
  • Centre defends Lt Gen Suhag's promotion, criticises its own minister Gen VK Singh June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is standing by the appointment of Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief and has criticised its own minister General (Retired) VK Singh in the process. The government filed an affidavit in response to a plea challenging Suhag's appointment. The petitioner...
  • 30 years of Operation Blue Star: Chilling black and white photos of the day the Indian Army stormed the Golden Temple June 3, 2014

    Thirty years ago, on this day (June 3, 1984) the Indian Army entered the holiest place for the Sikhs, the Golden Temple in Amritsar, to flush out militants led by Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. Operation Blue Star was a military operation ordered by Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister, to remove...
  • Army chief briefs PM on security situation May 28, 2014

    Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is believed to have briefed him on the prevailing security situation in the country. The Army Chief, who is also the Chairman, Chiefs of Staffs Committee, met the Prime Minister for around 15 minutes and is understood to...
  • Why Jaitley as Defence Minister temporarily may be a good thing May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The fact that Mr Arun Jaitley holds two heavyweight plus one integrated portfolio of course goes on to show the BJP strategists' importance in the party and the new dispensation but may equally go on to underline the talent deficit that the BJP may be facing. Having said...
  • Government well within rights to appoint next Army chief: Congress May 14, 2014

    Congress leader Rashid Alvi has said that the UPA government is well within its rights to appoint next Army chief. ...
  • UPA government names Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag as next Army Chief May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Just three days before Lok Sabha election results are announced the Union Cabinet on Tuesday cleared the name of Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief. The decision was taken in the last Cabinet meeting of the UPA government. Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag will take...
  • Army chief appointment: UPA proposes, BJP opposes May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The UPA government looks all set to name Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the Army Chief designate. The Prime Minister-headed Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) is yet to sign on the dotted line though and the President is yet to give his assent. Within hours of getting the...
  • Centre recommends Lt Gen Dalbir Suhag for Army Chief's post May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Defence Ministry on Monday recommended the name of Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag for the post of the next Army Chief. The recommendation was sent to the Appointments Committee of Cabinet after the Election Commission gave the go-ahead to the government on the deliberations. "If the EC...
  • Government can appoint the next Army chief: Election Commission May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday allowed the UPA government to go ahead with its deliberations on the appointment of the next Army chief. When asked, Defence Ministry sources said administrative procedures to name the next Army chief were on. The final decision on the appointment, however, rests with...
  • Election Commission to allow government to appoint next Army chief May 12, 2014

    The Election Commission is understood to have decided to allow the government initiate the process for appointing the next Army chief. Sources in the poll panel said the decision is likely to be conveyed to the Defence Ministry in a day or two. The poll panel considered the matter in the light...
  • Army chief reviews raising of Mountain Strike Corps May 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Army chief General Bikram Singh on Wednesday took stock of the raising of the new 17 Corps, Army's first Mountain Strike Corps to be deployed along the China border in the Northeast. During his day-long visit to the Eastern Command headquarters in Kolkata, the Chief of the Army Staff was...
  • Army chief appointment issue still under examination: EC May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday said that the issue of the appointment of the next Army chief is still under examination and it is yet to take a final call on it. "The matter is with the Commission. It is still under examination," Deputy EC Vinod Zutshi said. Asked...
  • Army jawan commits suicide in Nasirabad May 4, 2014

    An army jawan has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his quarter at Nasirabad in Ajmer district, police said on Sunday. Prabhat Devinath (35) was working as a cook in 318 Medium Regiment, Nasirabad, the police said. The reason of his suicide is not yet known. The body was sent...
  • Army Commander reviews wargame exercise conducted in Hanumangarh May 4, 2014

    South Western Army Commander Lt Gen Arun Kumar Sahni on Sunday reviewed the conduct of wargame exercise "Sarvada Vijay" (Always Victorious), underway in border district of Hanumangarh in Rajasthan. Sahani was briefed by Lt Gen Ravi Thodge, Corps Commander of Mathura-based Strike Corps, on the training aspects. The exercise is being...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire, fire at Indian posts in Mendhar May 4, 2014

    Mendhar: Pakistani forces violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday night by firing at Indian posts in the Mendhar sector of Poonch of Jammu and Kashmir. The violation was reported between 11.30 pm and 11.35 pm. The Pakistan Army started unprovoked firing using semi automatic and automatic...
  • President confers Gallantry and Distinguished Service Awards May 3, 2014

    The President and Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces Pranab Mukherjee conferred three Kirti Chakras and nine Shaurya Chakras to Armed Forces personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty at a solemn ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Friday. The President also awarded thirteen Param...