Army Chief

  • Army chief arrives in Kashmir on farewell visit July 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Indian army chief Gen. Bikram Singh arrived here on a farewell visit on Saturday, a defence statement said. "General Bikram Singh, chief of the army staff (COAS) and chairman chiefs of staff committee, arrived in Srinagar today for a farewell visit to the strategically important Chinar Corps," it said. It said...
  • Supreme Court refuses to stay appointment of General Suhag as next Army Chief July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has refused to stay the appointment of Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief after a petition was filed by Lieutenant General Ravi Dastane challenging the appointment of General Suhag as the next Army Chief. The previous UPA government had cleared the name...
  • Army Chief addresses China's National Defence University cadets July 4, 2014

    Beijing: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Friday addressed the cadets of the National Defence University here, a day after holding hectic parleys with China's military top brass on a host of issues including the implementation of the new border defence mechanism. On the last day of his visit to Beijing,...
  • SC to hear plea against Lt.Gen. Suhag being named army chief June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will hear in the second week of July a plea seeking to restrain the government from going ahead with the appointment of Lt. Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Indian Army chief. A bench of Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice Shiva...
  • 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...
  • SC to hear petition against Lt Gen Suhag's appointment as Army Chief June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear Lieutenant General Ravi Dastane's petition challenging the appointment of Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief. The apex court will hear the petition in the second week of July. The ruling could have a bearing on his appointment as the next...
  • Army Chief briefs PM on security situation June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday was briefed by Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh on the prevailing security situation and operational readiness of troops in a meeting which lasted for close to three hours. This was the Army Chief's first substantial meeting with the Prime Minister and it came...
  • News 360: Centre stands by Lt Gen Dalbir Suhag's appointment as Army Chief June 11, 2014

    Despite the hullabaloo surrounding former Army chief and MoS, VK Singh's differences with the anointment of Lt Gen Dalbir Suhag as the next Army Chief, the Narendra Modi government has decided to stand by the UPA's decision to promote Suhag. ...
  • 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,...
  • Arun Jaitley takes additional charge of Defence, says it's temporary May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley took additional charge of the Defence Ministry on Tuesday. He also paid his condolences to the family of a pilot who died in a plane crash shortly before he took over. "This is a matter of great concern. My condolences are...
  • NDA government may review some decisions of UPA: Venkaiah Naidu May 14, 2014

    BJP-led NDA, projected to come to power by exit polls, may review some of the decisions taken by the present UPA government, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said on Wednesday. "We will review some of the decisions that need to be reviewed. Some decisions which were taken after announcement of...
  • 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...
  • Union Cabinet holds meet, decision on next Army chief likely May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Tuesday held a meeting, possibly its last, with sources saying that a decision was likely on the next Army chief. The meeting was held at the PM's office in South Block, as renovation work was going on at his official residence at 7, Race...
  • Why so much hurry in appointing Army chief, VK Singh asks Centre May 13, 2014

    The UPA government looks all set to name Lt General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the Army Chief designate. The Prime Minister headed Appointments Committee of the Cabinet is yet to sign on the dotted line for the post for which the President's assent is still awaited. ...
  • Defence Ministry's decision on Army Chief ethically wrong: VK Singh May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP Lok Sabha candidate and former Army Chief Gen VK Singh on slammed Defence Ministry's decision to go ahead with the process of appointing the next Army Chief, saying it is "ethically" wrong and would make the present chief "ineffective". "There is a question mark over the decision and...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Let the next government decide the new Army Chief, say EC sources May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Election Commission said it was undecided on the appoinment of the next Army Chief, a Bharatiya Janata Party delegation met the Chief Election Commissioner on the issue on Saturday. EC sources said that the present government should leave the appointment of Army Chief to the next...
  • BJP seeks stay on next Army Chief's appointment, writes to President April 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy has written to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking a stay on the appointment of the next Army chief. The Defence Ministry has recommended Vice Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Dalbir Suhag as the next Army Chief after General Bikram Singh retires. The...
  • Gen VK Singh will bring an uncorrupted mind to politics: Kunal Verma March 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Army Chief General VK Singh, who was an active member of veteran social activist Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement made his foray into politics on Sunday as he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. He may also contest the general elections from a Haryana or Rajasthan seat. CNN-IBN's Bhupendra...
  • Former Army Chief General VK Singh files legal notice against Shinde March 1, 2014

    New Delhi: As former Army Chief VK Singh gears up to join the BJP on Saturday, he has filed a legal notice against Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde. CNN IBN has accessed a copy of the notice against Shinde which accuses the Home Minister of deliberately not acting against individuals who...
  • Former Army Chief General VK Singh to join BJP today March 1, 2014

    New Delhi: In the run up to general elections, former Army chief General VK Singh is all set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday. Singh, who was a vociferous member of veteran social activist Anna Hazare's anti-corruption crusade will also contest the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. He will...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai November 27, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Goa police summons Tejpal, asks him to appear by Thursday 3 pm November 27, 2013

    Soon after the Delhi High Court reserved its order in the alleged sexual assault case against Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal, Goa Police on Wednesday summoned Tejpal to appear before the investigating officer by 3 pm on Thursday. Goa Police DIG OP Mishra said the summon has been issued to the...
  • Pakistan appoints Raheel Sharif as new army chief November 27, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appointed Lieutenant General Raheel Sharif as the new Chief of Army Staff to replace General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. Lieutenant General Raheel Sharif's appointment means the Pakistani Prime Minister has decided to ignore seniority, which would have given Lieutenant General Haroon Aslam the post of...
  • National Conference hails Speaker's decision to summon former Army Chief October 9, 2013

    Srinagar: The ruling National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday hailed the decision of Assembly Speaker Mubarak Gul to summon former Army Chief VK Singh to the House over allegations of payoffs to politicians, saying it was a "victory for democracy". "We welcome the historic decision to summon Gen Singh before...
  • News 360: Election Commission announces poll dates for five states October 14, 2013

    Five states - Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Mizoram - will go to polls between November 11 and December 4. The counting of the votes in all the five states will take place on December 8. With the announcement of the election schedule, the model code of conduct has...
  • 30 Minutes: Military - The Apolitical Force September 29, 2013

    Has Former Army chief General VK Singh's claims that money from the secret fund was used to pay Kashmiri politicians damaged the credibility of the Army? ...