Bikram Singh

  • SAD patronising drug racket in Punjab: Amarinder Singh 06-04-2014 06:25 PM

    Attacking SAD over the multi-crore drug racket, Congress candidate from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat Amarinder Singh on Sunday alleged the ruling party was "patronising" the narcotics trade in the state. He also alleged that Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia was "acting as a conduit" between the traffickers in the state...
  • Army chief General Bikram Singh on visit to South Western Command Headquarters 08-03-2014 04:11 PM

    Army chief General Bikram Singh on Saturday arrived on a two day visit to the South Western command Headquarters in Jaipur. His special aircraft landed at Sanganer airport from where he headed to the Jaipur military station in a helicopter. The South Western Army Commander Lt Gen Arun Kumar Sahni...
  • Army Chief Bikram Singh to attend ex-servicemen's rally in Rajasthan 03-03-2014 07:01 PM

    Army Chief General Bikram Singh will attend an ex-servicemen's rally in Nagaur district of Rajasthan on March 8. The rally, organised by Ranbankura Division of Army's South Western Command, will be held at the Nagaur Sports Stadium to address issues related to ex-servicemen and 'veer naris' (war widows). General Singh...
  • 67th Armoured Regiment gets President's Standard 21-02-2014 05:32 PM

    The frontline 67th Armoured Regiment was honoured with the President's Standard here in recognition of its dedicated service for over four decades. A formation of roaring tanks took part in the parade commanded by Colonel B Ravi on the occasion as Army Chief General Bikram Singh bestowed the rare and...
  • Army indicates fresh probe into Pathribal encounter 27-01-2014 07:36 PM

    A fresh probe into the Pathribal encounter case is not ruled out in view of the major controversy that has erupted after the Army gave a clean chit to its personnel in the infamous incident which took place in Kashmir in 2000. Indications in this regard came on a day...
  • Army chief, Kashmir governor discuss border situation 18-01-2014 09:28 PM

    Indian Army chief Gen Bikram Singh called on Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Saturday and discussed the situation on the Line of Control (LoC) and the international border in the state. "Accompanied by the northern army commander Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra, Gen Bikram Singh today called on Governor...
  • Army briefs AK Antony on role of women officers 16-01-2014 08:01 PM

    Defence Minister AK Antony was on Thursday briefed by the Army on the role of women officers and increased opportunities including command roles for them in the force in the times to come. The Army has, however, not agreed to have them in combat roles in the force due to...
  • No combat role for woman officers in near future: Army Chief 13-01-2014 11:28 PM

    Citing the "vagaries" of battlefield, Army Chief Bikram Singh on Monday ruled out women officers getting into combat zones in the near future but said they will be given command-roles in the support arms. Addressing the annual Army day press conference, the General said there were "deviation" from standard operating...
  • Indian Army tries to control situation, not escalate it: Bikram Singh 13-01-2014 12:57 PM

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Monday refuted allegations that the Indian Army was not retaliating strongly during ceasefire violations by Pakistan. Speaking to media at the annual press conference, the General said that the endeavour of Indian Army was to control the situation at the border and...
  • General Bikram Singh takes over as new CoSC 31-12-2013 10:20 AM

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Monday took over as the new Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (CoSC) to succeed Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, who is superannuating on December 31, 2013. The baton of the CoSC was handed over to General Singh by...
  • Withdrawal of AFSPA would hit counter-terrorist operations in J&K: Army chief 30-12-2013 10:16 PM

    Srinagar: The terror infrastructure across the Line of Control (LoC) has the potential to vitiate the security environment in Jammu and Kashmir and AFSPA should not be withdrawn as it is a "strategic imperative" until the US' pullout from Afghanistan in 2014, Army Chief, General Bikram Singh, has said. In...
  • Army chief's photo on BJP posters, MoD to take it up with EC 13-11-2013 12:28 AM

    New Delhi: On the request of the Army, the Defence Ministry, on Wednesday, is expected to take up with the Election Commission the issue of a photograph of Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh used on a BJP poll poster in Madhya Pradesh. The photograph showed Gen Bikram Singh saluting martyrs...
  • Meerut: 10 Sikh Light Infantry officers and jawans clash, 3 injured 11-10-2013 01:08 PM

    Meerut: A clash between officers and jawans of the 10 Sikh Light Infantry Unit has left three people injured including 2 officers and one jawan. It is being said that the incident happened during a boxing match which led to an altercation between the jawans and officers. A court of...
  • No intrusion in Keran, it's infiltration, says Army Chief 08-10-2013 11:39 AM

    Keran: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Tuesday said that it was a desperate infiltration bid in Keran, which has been foiled, and not an intrusion. He also said that the Army commander will soon address the media on the latest developments in the Keran operation. This comes amidst reports...
  • Keran intrusion nowhere close to the Kargil situation, says Army Chief 04-10-2013 11:22 AM

    Srinagar: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Friday said the Keran intrusion is in no way comparable to Kargil. He instead chose to describe it as an infiltration attempt. "There is no Kargil-like situation in Keran sector of Kashmir. No village has been occupied by terrorists. We will get them...
  • I am being targeted as I shared the dais with Modi: Ex-Army chief General Singh 23-09-2013 11:30 PM

    New Delhi: Former Indian Army chief General (retd) VK Singh who is facing charges of misuse of intelligence funds denied his involvement in any such activities. He termed the report published in 'The Indian Express' that claimed that he was involved in trying to topple the Omar Adullah government as...
  • Gen VK Singh under scrutiny for 'trying to topple J&K govt' 20-09-2013 09:25 AM

    New Delhi: Days after sharing the dais with Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi, former Army chief General VK Singh is under scrutiny yet again. National daily 'The Indian Express' has claimed that General VK Singh set up a special unit in the Army which tried to...
  • Army chief calls for due attention to junior leadership at 32nd Infantry Commander's Conference 19-09-2013 10:07 PM

    Army Chief General Bikram Singh, on Thursday, called upon Infantry Commanders to pay due attention to junior leadership, man management and human resource development. In his address at the 32nd Infantry Commander's Conference at the Infantry School in Mhow, he also emphasised the need to uphold cherished core values of...
  • Army Chief pulls up formation commanders along LoC 09-08-2013 09:14 PM

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Bikram Singh has pulled up the commanders of formations deployed in Poonch sector of Line of Control in the wake of two major raids by the Pakistan Army special troops in Indian territory in the last eight months. During the visit to the LoC to...
  • Army to probe LoC killing of 5 soldiers 08-08-2013 05:39 PM

    New Delhi: The Army will start an enquiry into the ambush and killing of five soldiers on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday at the Line of Control in the Chakan da Bagh sector in Poonch. Five soldiers were killed by Pakistani soldiers who crossed over to the Indian...
  • LoC killings: Army Chief returns to Delhi to brief Antony 07-08-2013 03:53 PM

    Jammu: Army Chief General Bikram Singh returned to Delhi after being briefed by his Corps Commander at Nagrota on the ambush of an Indian patrol by Pakistani troops at the Line of Control in Poonch in which five soldiers were killed. General Singh, who was earlier scheduled to visit the...
  • Army Chief pays tribute to martyred soliders 07-08-2013 12:04 PM

    Nagrota: Army Chief General Bikram Singh paid tribute at Nagrota to the five soldiers killed by Pakistani troops and terrorists at the Line of Control (LoC) near Poonch. General Singh is scheduled to visit the area of the ambush later on Tuesday but is stuck at Nagrota due to bad...
  • J&K: Army Chief to review security situation in Poonch 06-08-2013 08:02 PM

    New Delhi: In the wake of the killing of five soldiers along the Line of Control (LoC), Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh will on Wednesday visit Poonch to review the security situation there. Director General of Military Operations Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia will speak to his counterpart in Pakistan Maj...
  • Govt clears Army strike corps along China border 17-07-2013 10:19 PM

    New Delhi: Boosting Army's war fighting capabilities along the Line of Actual Control, Government on Wednesday given a go ahead to the creation of a corps including deployment of 50,000 additional troops along the China border at a cost of around Rs 65,000 crore. The Cabinet Committee on Security headed...
  • 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...
  • US Army chief to visit India in July 26-06-2013 07:30 AM

    Washington: US Army Chief Raymond Odierno said he will visit India next month to expand the existing military to military co-operation between the two countries. Terming the visit to be an "important relationship for the US", Odierno on Tuesday said that he would meet Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh...
  • Sun will be our next power plant, says Punjab minister 10-06-2013 01:56 AM

    Amritsar: Punjab would see a 10 per cent increase in solar power production by 2020 with the state government saying that it is looking at renewable energy sources to meet its power needs. The state government is planning to install solar voltaic panels on rooftops of houses and is offering...
  • Army capable of safeguarding security of country: Bikram Singh 08-06-2013 01:59 PM

    Gaya: Indian armed forces are capable of safeguarding the territorial sovereignty of the country, Army Chief Bikram Singh on Saturday said. "Indian army is capable of safeguarding territorial sovereignty of the country," the Army Chief said in his address after taking the salute at a passing out parade of young...
  • Orphans to get opportunity to join Indian Army 24-05-2013 08:29 PM

    New Delhi: Seeking to provide opportunities to orphan youth to join its ranks, the Indian Army has relaxed its recruitment rules to allow them to join the force. Army Chief General Bikram Singh has taken a decision to relax the rules for recruitment for orphan youth which will help them...