Army Day

  • Do we really care for our jawans? January 15, 2014

    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. CNNIBN asks whether India really cares for its jawans. ...
  • J&K: Borders safe, can't lower the guard, says Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra January 15, 2014

    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 speciallyabled children January 15, 2014

    Srinagar: Army on Wednesday donated a variety of equipment meant for the rehabilitation of speciallyabled 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 January 15, 2014

    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 three...
  • We happily battle all challenges, will never let India down: Army January 15, 2014

    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. CNNIBN defence correspondent Shreya Dhoundial spoke to Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra, AVSM, VSM on the challenges that the...
  • Life of an Indian soldier at LoC: Battling austerity, hostile terrain, cold January 16, 2014

    Line Of Control: Indian soldiers battle subzero temperatures, hostile terrain and austerity measures while protecting the country. CNNIBN travelled along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Army Day on Wednesday. Subzero temperatures that go down to minus 20, a hostile terrain that tests your endurance and a...
  • The Last Word: What is the state of the Indian Army? January 15, 2013

    A look at the state of the Indian Army as January 15 is marked as India's 65th Army Day. ...
  • 65th Army Day: Gen Bikram Singh pays homage to martyrs January 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Tuesday paid homage to the martyrs at the 65th Army Day celebrations in the national capital. The Chief of Army Staff in his speech dedicated this millennium to the Army veterans and cited that the force was one of the most secular...
  • Army celebrates 65th Indian Army Day January 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian Army will celebrate its 65th Indian Army Day on Tuesday. The Army marks this day, which is held every January 15, to pay homage to the valiant soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country. The Army will pay homage to the martyred soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyoti...
  • Assam police on alert ahead of ULFA 'Army day' March 15, 2012

    Guwahati: With the Union Home Ministry alerting the Assam government to tighten security ahead of ULFA's 'Army day' on Friday, DGP Jayanta Narayan Choudhury on Thursday said that three districts in the state were an area of concern. "Three districts in upper Assam are an area of concern and we are...
  • Army Day to be celebrated today January 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Army Day is being celebrated across the country on Sunday. It was on this historic day in 1949 that the Indian Army divested the control of the British with General KM Cariappa taking over as the first CommanderinChief of the Indian Army from Sir Francis Butcher. A number of...
  • Gallantry awards for Kashmiris in the army January 17, 2011

    Jammu: As the debate over the presence of the army and armed forces special powers act in Kashmir continues, there is a different side of the army in the valley. Army men from Kashmir who were awarded gallantry medals are setting a new example. Lieutenant Mohammad Abbas, a resident of Kashmir's...
  • Army puts its best foot forward on 61st Army Day parade January 15, 2009

    New Delhi: Hoping to put a difficult year behind it, the Indian Army will put its best foot forward at the 61st Army Day Parade in the Capital on Thursday, January 15. Army Day commemorates the taking over of General K M Cariappa as the first Indian Chief of the...
  • 5 injured in Guwahati bomb blast June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: At least five people have been seriously injured when a bomb exploded at Paltanbazar area in the heart of Guwahati city on Friday. Several vehicles parked in the area were also damaged. The bomb was believed to be planted in a parked motorcycle in the parking space beside the...
  • ULFA plans big strike on Army Day in Assam June 16, 2007

    Guwahati: The banned ULFA is planning strikes ahead of March 16, which it calls its "army day", intelligence sources claimed in Guwahati on Tuesday. The ULFA has planned a series of strikes on securitymen and public installations on that date, the day the insurgent outfit "raised its own army" in 1979,...
  • Army celebrates 59th Army Day June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The Indian Army celebrated its 59th Army Day on Monday, with a parade at the Cantonment grounds in the Capital. It was on this day 57 years ago in 1949 that K M Cariappa took over as the first Indian CommanderinChief. On this day, the Army hands out gallantry awards...
  • Army says no to antiNaxal drive June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: It gives one a sense of the extreme work overload when even the world's secondlargest Army feels a manpower crunch. While its doctrinally equipping itself for the long haul of battling terrorism, a stretchedout Indian Army does not want to be saddled with the additional responsibility of battling...
  • No mercy, Army out to kill 'softly' June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: At a time when security forces the world over are under scrutiny for alleged excesses in battling terrorists, the Indian Army has announced a set of guiding principles for conducting military operations among civil society. Lessons learnt in five decades of scrapping with a clandestine enemy have...