Indian Army

  • Gen VK Singh attacks Centre, says Naval Chief appointment unethical 19-04-2014 01:19 PM

    New Delhi: Retired Army Chief and Bharatiya Janata Party candidate General VK Singh has attacked the Centre for appointing the Naval Chief during the general elections. He has described the decision as 'unethical'. General Singh said, "The UPA's appointment of a new Naval Chief when it has just a month...
  • 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...
  • India's missile build up gathers pace with Monday's Brahmos test by the Indian Army

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Monday's test by the Indian Army (IA) of a deep penetration version of the Brahmos symbolizes the emergence of a new era in standoff strike...

  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 07-04-2014 09:10 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • 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...
  • We need a political platform if we want change, says General VK Singh 06-03-2014 10:47 PM

    Days after joining the BJP, former Army chief General VK Singh said that some recent events forced him to take the political plunge. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey, Singh said that a political platform is needed for change. "I take strength from Anna Hazare," Singh added. ...
  • 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...
  • CJ Show: Parents of a slain soldier fight for their rights 26-01-2014 09:41 PM

    Col Kawar Bhardwaj's son captain Umang Bhardwaj died while battling the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. After the death of his son, he and his wife Shiksha were promised a petrol pump allotment and some land to build a statue in the memory of their late son. Many years have...
  • Sub-zero temperature at LoC make situation difficult for jawans 26-01-2014 09:19 PM

    Guarding the nation at Line of Control (LoC) in hostile terrain of Jammu & Kashmir in bone chilling winters is one of the toughest tasks of jawans of Indian Army. Presence of the enemy just few hundred metres away and sub-zero temperature make situation more difficult for the soldiers deployed...
  • 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...
  • CJ Show: An army veterans fight for compensation 25-01-2014 11:27 PM

    Col. Anil Kaul is a Vir Chakra awardee who lost his right eye and a partially damaged his hand in the battle in Sri Lanka. According to military rules, Col Kaul must be paid compensation for he had fought the enemy on the front-line. He has today turned a Citizen...
  • CJ Show: Inspiring the young to join the armed forces 25-01-2014 07:45 PM

    CJ Anuradha Gore, a mother of a martyred soldier who died fighting the enemy on the front-line is now on a mission to inspire the young children towards defense services. Watch her story ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Republic Day Special Show 25-01-2014 06:59 PM

    On this Republic day, army veterans and parents of martyred soldiers turn CJ's to share their stories of courage and how their lives changed post retirement. Plus, how one CJ is inspiring the young to join the defense services and many more stories of bravery. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show 24-01-2014 04:10 PM

    On this Republic day, Ex-army men turn Citizen Journalists to tell their stories of bravery and how officials have neglected them post the retirement. Plus, one CJ who works to inspire the young towards joining defense services. ...
  • 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....