ARMY CHIEF

  • Army chief takes over as honorary colonel of 'Brigade of the Guards' 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Army chief General Dalbir Singh on Saturday took over as the honorary colonel of the Brigade of the Guards. The presentation of the banner was done by Lt Gen Ashok Singh, Army Commander, Southern Command and Colonel of the Regiment, and Lt Gen Sanjeev Madhok, Commander of the Army...
  • PM interacts with army chief, NSA at Air Force Day reception October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday interacted with army chief General Dalbir Singh and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval at the Air Force Day reception here against the backdrop of continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan. He also mingled with guests and posed for photographs at "At Home" hosted by...
  • Pakistan Army chief orders troops to 'respond effectively to any provocation from across LoC' September 26, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif on Friday ordered his troops to "effectively" respond to "any provocation" from across the Line of Control (LoC). General Sharif visited Pakistani forces deployed in forward locations along the LoC near Jhelum to review the prevailing security situation in the area, an army...
  • Army chief to visit Kashmir to review flood situation September 10, 2014

    Srinagar: Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag is scheduled to visit the city on Wednesday to review the flood situation and take stock of the rescue and relief operations by the armed forces in the floodravaged Kashmir Valley. The Army chief will visit the summer capital and will review the...
  • India's response to beheadinglike incidents by Pakistan would be intense, asserts new Army Chief August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: India's response to any beheadinglike incident would be more than adequate, intense and immediate, said Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag as he assumed office on Friday. Suhag took charge as the Chief of 1.3 million strong Indian Army on Thursday from General Bikram Singh who retired after a career...
  • A soldier's son General Dalbir Singh Suhag takes over as the Indian Army Chief July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Bikram Singh retired on Thursday giving way to General Dalbir Singh Suhag who became India's 26th Army Chief. 59yearold Suhag was the Vice Chief of the Army Staff. During the farewell ceremony for the outgoing Army Chief on Thursday, General Bikram Singh said that India...
  • General Dalbir Singh Suhag takes over as the 26th Army Chief today, makes his parents proud July 31, 2014

    New Delhi/Bhishan: Army Chief General Bikram Singh will retire on Thursday giving way to Lt General Dalbir Singh Suhag who will be become India's 26th Army Chief. 59yearold Suhag is currently the Vice Chief of the Army Staff. A Gurkha officer who had participated in the 1987 Indian Peace Keeping...
  • Dalbir Singh Suhag takes over as new army chief on Thursday July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag, whose appointment as Army Chief had kicked up a row, will on Thursday take over as the next head of the 1.3 million strong force succeeding General Bikram Singh who is retiring. Suhag was designated as Army Chief in May by the outgoing UPA...
  • 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

    BJPled 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 goahead to the government on the deliberations. "If the EC...
  • Election Commission to allow government to appoint next Army chief May 11, 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 3, 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...