Army Chief

  • Gen VK Singh will bring an uncorrupted mind to politics: Kunal Verma 03-03-2014 02:16 PM

    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 01-03-2014 08:17 AM

    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...
  • Former Army Chief General VK Singh to join BJP today 01-03-2014 07:49 AM

    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...
  • Pakistan appoints Raheel Sharif as new army chief 27-11-2013 05:21 PM

    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...
  • National Conference hails Speaker's decision to summon former Army Chief 09-10-2013 07:56 PM

    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...
  • IB, RAW, Army ex-chiefs to make joint statement on security issues 09-08-2013 01:47 PM

    New Delhi: Around 15 former Army chiefs, Foreign Secretaries, Home Secretaries and Intelligence Bureau and RAW chiefs will issue a joint statement on Friday on national security issues. They claimed that there was a crisis on the Indian border that the government was not addressing. Recently, five Indian soldiers were...
  • Ex-Army Chief threatens to put documents in public domain 25-07-2013 06:04 PM

    New Delhi: Former Army Chief V K Singh has threatened to put in public domain all documents related to his claim of a Rs 14 crore bribe offer made by a retired officer to clear a tranche of "sub-standard" vehicles, if CBI fails to pursue the case. "Let CBI say...
  • Army Chief cracks the whip on unfit personnel 09-07-2013 01:41 PM

    New Delhi: Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh is cracking the whip on overweight and unfit Army personnel. In two months time, new fitness proficiency requirements will make it necessary for the offices upto the age of 55 to pass regular tests. The Army personnel will have to run over two...
  • Rescue operations pick pace in Uttarakhand as weather clears 28-06-2013 11:26 AM

    Dehradun: With the weather improving, the rescue operations in Uttarakhand on Thursday picked up pace, with 17 choppers being flown to evacuate people still stranded at various locations. Mass cremation of bodies in Kedarnath, the worst-affected in flood fury, was on, as authorities were racing against time to minimise risks...
  • Live: IAF rescue teams will stay in U'khand for 15 more days, says Shinde 28-06-2013 08:48 AM

    Dehradun: 1:07 pm: Air rescue operations in Joshimath, that were halted due to fog, have resumed. 12:27 pm: Speaking on relief for the locals in Uttarakhand, Shinde said, "The locals have also been badly affected by the floods. The Chief Secretary has been told to list all the requirements of...
  • Army Chief briefs Antony on Chinese incursion issue 25-04-2013 02:57 PM

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Thursday briefed Defence Minister AK Antony on the Chinese incursion issue in Ladakh and the present situation there. After reviewing the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the Ladakh area with military commanders in the Northern Command, Gen Singh briefed the Defence...
  • Army Chief to visit J&K, Chinese incursion top concern 23-04-2013 07:30 AM

    Jammu: In the backdrop of the Chinese incursion in Ladakh sector of Jammu and Kashmir, Army Chief General Bikram Singh will arrive on a two-day visit of the state, starting from Tuesday. Defence sources say that the security situation of the region is top of his agenda, following the recent...
  • Peace and tranquility along Sino-India border: Army chief 08-04-2013 04:30 AM

    Barrackpore: Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh on Sunday said there is "peace and tranquility" along the Line of Actual Control with China. "There is no problem. There is peace and tranquility on the Sino-India border," he told reporters Barrackpore in reply to a query. Singh's statement came a day ahead...
  • Army Chief to begin 4-day visit to Sri Lanka today 19-12-2012 04:28 AM

    New Delhi: Seeking closer military ties with Sri Lanka, Army chief Gen Bikram Singh will be on a four days visit to the island nation beginning Wednesday. The visit from December 19-22 assumes special significance in light of ongoing defence cooperation between the two countries in consonance with the growing...
  • Army Chief reviews security situation along China border 02-12-2012 02:14 PM

    Kolkata: Operational preparedness of troops deployed along the border with China and security situation in the northeastern states was reviewed by Army Chief General Bikram Singh in Kolkata on Sunday. "Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag briefed the Army chief on the operational preparedness and the security scenario...
  • Gen Bikram Singh to brief Prime Minister on Army shortages 11-11-2012 01:55 PM

    New Delhi: Facing shortage of critical weapon systems and ammunition, Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh will brief Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the "hollowness" faced by the 1.3 million-strong force in its defence preparedness. Gen Bikram Singh will make a presentation before the Prime Minister about the "hollowness" faced by...
  • Pak Army Chief warns judges not to undermine military 05-11-2012 10:54 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's army chief warned on Monday, in a veiled challenge to the Supreme Court, that any efforts to undermine the military and "draw a wedge" between it and its citizens would not be tolerated. Chief Supreme Court Judge Iftikhar Chaudhry ruled last month that the military must stop interfering...
  • Gen VK Singh may join Parliament gherao on sugarcane issue 02-11-2012 05:20 PM

    New Delhi: Former Army Chief Gen VK Singh on Friday took his protest against the central government a step further when he indicated he may join a canegrowers' planned gherao of Parliament on December four. Appearing on a new platform to back Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan's (RKMS) demand for rejection...
  • Senior Lt General alleges he was denied appointment 30-10-2012 06:56 PM

    New Delhi: A senior Army General is likely to approach Armed Forces Tribunal over the issue of promotions. Lt Gen Ravi Dastane claims he has been denied appointment as Army commander. He says that the post was kept vacant for Lt Gen Dalbir Singh who was under a vigilance ban....