Indian Army

  • Beheaded soldier's family hits out at UPA, SP; says will vote for BJP 16-04-2014 08:30 AM

    Mathura: In the election season, the disgruntled family of beheaded Indian soldier Hemraj Singh has hit out at the Central and the Uttar Pradesh government, blaming them for making promises and not keeping them. The family now says that it will vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party this time. It's...
  • The simmering Siachen and Indo-Pak ties 15-04-2014 11:33 AM

    In May 2005, as Indian and Pakistani Track I negotiators were reaching a 'settlement deal' on the forbidden Siachen Glacier, the then Chief of the Army Staff Joginder Jaswant Singh made an unexpected public statement. A deal would only work, he said, when Pakistan agreed to authenticate the 110-km Actual...
  • India successfully conducts night trial of Agni-I ballistic missile 13-04-2014 10:47 AM

    Bhubaneswar: India on Friday successfully conducted the night trial of surface-to-surface Agni-I ballistic missile from a military base in Odisha, an official said. The missile was launched by the Strategic Forces Command as part of user trial from the Wheeler Island off the coast near Dhamra in Bhadrak district, 170...
  • J&K: Army averts tragedy, neutralises IED in the nick of time 29-03-2014 11:49 AM

    Srinagar: The Army averted a possible tragedy on Saturday when they recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on the Srinagar-Baramulla highway. The road opening party detected the explosive at the Bemina locality while on a patrol. The bomb disposal squad neutralised the landmine and traffic was restored on the highway....
  • President honours defense personals with gallantry awards 22-03-2014 05:03 PM

    Three officers, including an IAF officer who died while saving Uttarakhand flood victims, a naval officer who non-stop sailed around the world and an Army Major who killed three terrorists, were on Saturday awarded the Kirti Chakra, the second highest peacetime gallantry award. A Civil Engineer of the Border Roads...
  • Jammu: 4 Army personnel injured in grenade blast 21-03-2014 05:17 PM

    Jammu: Four Army personnel were reportedly injured in a grenade blast in Akhnoor sector on Friday evening. The blast occurred during a training programme. All four belong to the Gorkha regiment of the Army. More details are awaited. ...
  • Martyred soldier's wife joins Indian Army as Lieutenant 15-03-2014 05:09 PM

    Chennai: Scripting history, 26-year-old Priya Semwal, who lost her husband in a counter-insurgency operation two years back, was today inducted into the technical wing of the armed force as a young officer. From a college-going woman married to an Army jawan in 2006 to an officer commissioned into the Corps...
  • Army officer commits suicide in Kashmir 01-03-2014 12:00 AM

    A junior commissioned officer (JCO) of the Rashtriya Rifles Friday killed himself in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Subedar Surinder Singh of 2 Rashtriya Rifles shot himself with his service rifle inside the army camp in Soibug village, police sources said. The incident came a day after...
  • Lt Gen PR Kumar to be new Army DGMO 28-02-2014 05:29 PM

    Lt Gen PR Kumar, on Saturday, will take over as Director General Military Operations (DGMO) from Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia, who retired on Friday. "Lt Gen Kumar will take over as DGMO tomorrow from Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia who will retire today after a tenure of more than 18 months,"...
  • Army honours martyr 14 years after he died, fails to invite his family for ceremony 25-02-2014 03:34 PM

    It was a moment that the family of Major Pramod Purushottam, who sacrificed his life while fighting terrorists virtually bare handed in Kashmir to save three journalists 14 years ago, was looking forward to. But it was not to be. The Army recently decided to honour Maj Purushottam at the...
  • Lolab encounter: Angry residents demand bodies of terrorists for burial 25-02-2014 11:27 AM

    Srinagar: Five policemen and four mediapersons were injured in clashes between police and villagers in the Lolab area of Kupwara district on Tuesday. The villagers were demanding the bodies of the seven terrorists who were killed in an encounter by the Army on Monday night, for burial. The angry mob...
  • Lolab encounter: Army on the lookout for three more terrorists 25-02-2014 08:55 AM

    Srinagar: A day after the Army killed seven terrorists in the Lolab Valley of Kupwara district, combing operations are still underway. Sources say the Army is looking for three more gunmen who are said to be hiding in the area. According to intelligence reports, the 10 terrorists belonging to the...
  • Had little role in 'One Rank, One Pension' decision: Rahul 25-02-2014 07:41 AM

    Chandigarh: Claiming that he had made "little" contribution in the decision to bring in the 'One Rank, One Pension' scheme, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said it should have been introduced 25 years ago. Addressing a gathering of ex-servicemen from the region late in the evening, Gandhi said,...
  • Militant activity in Kashmir higher in 2014's start: Army 22-02-2014 08:50 PM

    Militant activity in Jammu and Kashmir has been higher in the beginning of 2014 and 11 terrorists have been killed and 13 apprehended so far this year, the army said Srinagaron Saturday. Srinagar-based 15th Corps commander, Lt Gen Gurmit Singh said that last year the first terrorist was killed in...
  • Omar raises Pathribal issue with PM, demands to give justice to victims 02-02-2014 07:25 PM

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday raised the issue of closure of Pathribal case by the Indian Army with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The Chief Minister emphasised the need of giving justice to the families of victims and punishment to those responsible for the killings....
  • At the LoC, Army helps save pregnant women 30-01-2014 08:02 AM

    Srinagar: As J&K battles a harsh winter, the Indian army is emerging as a saviour for people near the line of control. With incredible effort from both the Air Force and the Army, more than 200 people have been evacuated from Kisthwar alone. In the cut off areas of Machhil...
  • Pathribal encounter: Omar says Army's goodwill at stake over clean chit to accused 28-01-2014 02:32 PM

    Srinagar: In his first reaction on the 2000 Pathribal encounter case, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has flayed the Indian Army, saying that it needs to be "a lot more accommodating". The Army had on Friday closed its probe in the case, acquitting the five accused soldiers, saying...
  • Chinese troops greet Indian soldiers on Republic Day 27-01-2014 06:04 PM

    A Chinese army delegation wished Indian troops on the occasion of the 65th Republic Day at a meeting with their Indian counterparts at Nathu La, a defence release said on Monday. The seven-member People's Liberation Army delegation led by an officer equivalent to a brigadier took part in the special...
  • Nation gets emotional, honours its bravehearts on 65th Republic Day 26-01-2014 07:41 AM

    New Delhi: India is celebrating its 65th Republic Day on Sunday. Ahead of the parade, the national capital has been turned into a fortress with over 50,000 security men including paramilitary forces, manning every nook and corner of the city. Over 35,000 armed men will be guarding the parade route...
  • J&K: Army closes Pathribal encounter case, Omar disappointed 24-01-2014 10:33 AM

    Jammu: Nearly 14 years after the Patribhal fake encounter case rocked Jammu and Kashmir, Army has closed the case saying the evidence recorded could not establish prime facie charges against any of the accused persons. Army authorities have conveyed this decision to the Court of the Judicial Magistrate in Srinagar....
  • Lawmaker calls for end of ban on Sikh articles in US military 23-01-2014 11:04 PM

    A top American lawmaker on Thursday asked the Pentagon to end a ban on Sikh articles of faith including turban and beard in the US military, a long-standing demand of the Sikh-American community. In the wake of new Pentagon rules permitting limited religious accommodations, Congressman Joe Crowley requested the US...
  • Indian Army asks personnel to stay away from social media 23-01-2014 10:18 PM

    Fearing that national security could be compromised, the Indian Army has asked its personnel not to use social media like Facebook and WeChat which may have servers abroad. The army is worried that activity on the social media could lead to identification of the army officers and others and their...
  • India test-fires 4,000 km-range nuclear capable Agni-IV missile 20-01-2014 11:28 AM

    New Delhi: India test-fired its 4,000 km-range nuclear weapon capable Agni-IV missile off the coast of Odisha on Monday morning. It is the third test-firing of the missile, which has the second-largest striking range in country's weapon arsenal. Agni-IV missile has been branded as a quantum leap in terms of...
  • Army briefs AK Antony on role of women officers 16-01-2014 08:01 PM

    Defence Minister AK Antony was on Thursday briefed by the Army on the role of women officers and increased opportunities including command roles for them in the force in the times to come. The Army has, however, not agreed to have them in combat roles in the force due to...
  • Austerity doesn't affect soldiers, kerosene issued in advance: Army 16-01-2014 09:26 AM

    New Delhi: The Indian Army has denied reports of austerity measures affecting the soldiers at the Line of Control. The Army has said that enough kerosene ration has been issued to the soldiers. A CNN-IBN special report had shown how there has been a 57 per cent cut in kerosene...
  • Siachen: A huge human cost for a piece of ice 15-01-2014 09:42 PM

    If the Line Of Control (LoC) is tough, Siachen is only even more difficult. Cold, barren and hostile, living in Siachen isn't easy. But for the hundreds of Army men, braving the frigid climes is simply a way of life. It's an irony that Siachen means "the valley of flowers"....
  • J&K: Borders safe, can't lower the guard, says Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra 15-01-2014 03:26 PM

    Srinagar: Northern Commander of the Indian Army Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra said that the year 2013 was peaceful in Jammu & Kashmir, but there were huge number of ceasefire violations by Pakistan and also number of attempts of infiltration made from across the Border. Addressing the media he said "entire...
  • J&K: Army contributes equipments for specially-abled children 15-01-2014 03:05 PM

    Srinagar: Army on Wednesday donated a variety of equipment meant for the rehabilitation of specially-abled children to mark the 66th Army Day. The equipment was handed over to a rehabilitation centre "Chotay Taray Foundation" for the welfare of the children with special needs and as a "goodwill gesture" by the...
  • Army officers felicitated with gallantry and distinguished services awards 15-01-2014 02:48 PM

    Army officers and Jawans were on Wednesday honoured with gallantry and distinguished services awards in an Investiture Ceremony organised by the Army's Southern Command at Jodhpur military station. Southern Army Command Lt Gen Ashok Singh felicitated the officers in the ceremony held to mark Army day. The awards presented were...
  • We happily battle all challenges, will never let India down: Army 15-01-2014 10:17 AM

    It's been a tough summer for the Indian Army at the LoC with record infiltration bids, a long drawn out operation in Keran and the beheading of a soldier. CNN-IBN defence correspondent Shreya Dhoundial spoke to Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra, AVSM, VSM on the challenges that the...