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  • India successfully conducts night trial of Agni-I ballistic missile 13-04-2014 10:47 AM

    Bhubaneswar: India on Friday successfully conducted the night trial of surface-to-surface Agni-I ballistic missile from a military base in Odisha, an official said. The missile was launched by the Strategic Forces Command as part of user trial from the Wheeler Island off the coast near Dhamra in Bhadrak district, 170...
  • India scours uninhabited jungle islands for lost Malaysian jetliner 14-03-2014 08:35 PM

    Indian aircraft combed Andaman and Nicobar, made up of more than 500 mostly uninhabited islands, for signs of a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner that evidence suggests was last headed towards the heavily forested archipelago. Popular with tourists and anthropologists alike, the islands form India's most isolated state. They are best...
  • 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...
  • Defence Ministry orders probe into INS Kolkata tragedy 08-03-2014 08:40 AM

    New Delhi: After a Naval officer was killed in a gas leak on board India's most advanced destroyer ship, the INS Kolkata, the Defence Ministry has now ordered a probe into the incident. A Board of Inquiry has been ordered by the Indian Navy to investigate the causes of the...
  • Apple launches CarPlay; lets drivers access their iPhone using voice commands 03-03-2014 06:07 PM

    Frankfurt: Apple makes its next move in hands-free smartphone technology for car drivers when it unveils a new, integrated iPhone voice-control system at the Geneva Motor Show this week. The US company's CarPlay makes its debut in Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo vehicles at the show, demonstrating the software system that...
  • South-Western Army Commander calls on Vasundhara Raje 07-01-2014 08:02 PM

    South-Western Army Commander Lt Gen AK Sahni on Tuesday called on Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje at her residence in Jaipur, a spokesman said. It was a courtesy meeting and the first after Sahni took over as the commander of the Jaipur-based South-Western Command, the spokesman added. ...
  • IAF officer goes missing, FIR lodged 04-01-2014 08:27 PM

    A Wing Commander of the Indian Air Force has been missing for the last one month and the force has lodged a police complaint in Sri Ganganagar district. SHO Suratgarh city Ranveer Singh said,"Wing Commander Venugopal Reddi, who belongs to Andhra Pradesh, is missing for a month and a written...
  • China mulls first joint military command system: Report 03-01-2014 02:52 PM

    China's military plans to set up a joint operational command so that the world's biggest army could efficiently respond to a crisis, the state media reported on Friday, amidst regional tensions over the PLA flexing its muscle over contesting territorial claims. Setting up a joint operational command system is a...
  • List of Google Now voice commands to make the most of Google's voice assistant technology 27-11-2013 11:37 AM

    From web browsing to weather updates to traffic forecasts, Google's voice assistant, Google Now, brings users almost all information they want. Just by simply using voice commands on Google Now, users can get answers to their queries. Johanna Wright, Google's vice president of Search and Assist for Mobile, described Google...
  • Need to cut our coat according to our cloth, PM says hinting at trimming defence budget 22-11-2013 07:53 PM

    Hinting at a possible cut in the country's defence budget, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said the Services will have to exercise prudence in acquisitions in view of the economic slowdown, stressing on the need to "cut our coat according to our cloth". Addressing the Combined Commanders' Conference, he...
  • IAF to hold air show in Nagpur to mark 81st anniversary 28-10-2013 08:33 PM

    As part of the ongoing celebrations commemorating the 81st anniversary of the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Maintenance Command will hold an aerial and static display at the Air Force station in Sonegaon here on October 30-31. The show 'Air Force Band' and the local Bhonsla Military school band will...
  • INS Sunayna commissioned in Kochi today 16-10-2013 12:32 PM

    INS Sunayna, the second of the Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel class of ship, was commissioned in Kochi on Wednesday by Vice Admiral Satish Soni, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Southern Naval Command. The vessel, to be based in Kochi under Southern Naval Command, has been built at the Goa Shipyard...
  • 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...
  • 2 security personnel killed in encounter with Naxals 27-08-2013 05:08 PM

    A Special Task Force (STF) commander and a jawan were killed on Tuesday in an encounter between the ultras and security forces in Maoist-hit Bastar region of southern Chhattisgarh, police said. "The incident took place between the forests under Madum police station (Bastar district) and Mardapal police station (Kondagaon district)...
  • India test fires N-capable Prithvi-II missile 12-08-2013 03:24 PM

    Balasore (Odisha): India on Monday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, as part of a user trial for the defence forces. The sophisticated surface-to-surface missile was test fired from a mobile launcher in salvo mode from launch complex-3 of...
  • Kerala CM to have talks with Cong top brass on cabinet reshuffle 01-08-2013 11:30 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A compromise formula is on the cards to end the infighting in the Congress's Kerala unit. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will arrive in Delhi on Thursday to meet the Congress High Command on a reshuffle in the Kerala state cabinet. This is his second visit to the capital this...
  • Congress Core Group meeting on Telangana ends, final call left to CWC 26-07-2013 09:08 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress leadership on Friday discussed the Telangana issue amid mounting speculation that the party may be veering round towards creation of a separate state. But a final call will be taken by the party's highest decision-making body the Working Committee, party sources said after Sonia Gandhi, Prime...
  • Telangana consultation over, time to take a decision: Digvijaya 26-07-2013 11:00 AM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Friday said that the process of consulation in Telangana issue is over and time has come to take a decision. Sources says Digvijaya, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad are against the formation of Telangana. Some Congress leaders...
  • J&K: Top Jaish-e-Mohammad commander killed in an encounter in Kupwara 23-07-2013 09:16 AM

    Kupwara: The top Jaish-e-Mohammad commander Qari Yasir was killed on Tuesday in an encounter at Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir. The terrorist was gunned down in a joint operation by Army and state police at Garewad village in Lolab of Kupwara district. Sources said the encounter is still going on....
  • Pakistan Taliban fighter asks Malala to come home 18-07-2013 03:59 AM

    Peshawar: A Taliban commander has written to Pakistani girl activist Malala Yousafzai, saying he regretted her shooting last year by militants and urging her to come home. Yousafzai, now 16, was shot at close range by Taliban gunmen in October as she left school in Swat Valley in northwestern Pakistan....
  • IAF sacks Wing Commander over bribery charges 16-07-2013 05:24 PM

    New Delhi: IAF has dismissed a Wing Commander who was allegedly caught demanding a bribe of Rs 20,000 from officials of a French defence firm at the Aero India show in Bangalore in 2011. Wing Commander A K Thakur was dismissed after a General Court Martial found him guilty of...
  • US: Obama nominates new Strategic Command chief 25-06-2013 09:30 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has nominated Cecil Haney, commander of the US Pacific Fleet, to be the next commander of the US Strategic Command (Stratcom), Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. If confirmed by the Senate, Haney will succeed Air Force Gen. Robert Kehler at Stratcom, which has its headquarters...
  • Antony for 'sternest' action in sex scandal cases in Navy 14-05-2013 07:50 PM

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of several alleged sex scandals in the force, Defence Minister AK Antony on Tuesday asked the Navy to take "sternest possible action" against its officers who are found involved in such "inappropriate behaviour". Referring to some isolated incidents of inappropriate behaviour by a few personnel,...
  • Strict action against any Navy officer found guilty in Kochi harassment case: Antony 13-04-2013 12:15 PM

    Kochi: Defence Minister AK Antony on Saturday said that no leniency would be shown to anyone found guilty on the complaint filed by a Navy officer's wife alleging that she had been harassed by her husband and his seniors. "The Defence Ministry treats this type of complaint very seriously. An...
  • Navy officer's wife says husband forced her to sleep with colleagues 11-04-2013 11:40 AM

    Kochi: A Naval officer's wife stationed in Kochi has alleged sexual harassment. The Kochi police have registered a case against 10 officers after the wife of a lieutenant alleged that her husband made her sleep with them. She has alleged her husband did this to further his own career. "If...
  • India sucessfully tests Prithvi-II missile 20-12-2012 10:08 AM

    Balasore (Odisha): India on Thursday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile with a strike range of 350 km from a test range at Chandipur near Balasore. The surface-to-surface missile was test fired from a mobile launcher in salvo mode from launch complex-3 of Integrated Test Range at...
  • Need AFSPA in whole of J&K, Army tells Omar 09-11-2011 09:00 PM

    Jammu: The Indian Army on Wednesday put its foot down on the issue of revocation of AFSPA, telling Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah that the security forces were required in the militancy-ridden state. At the meeting of the unified command in Jammu, the army took a tough stand...
  • Omar to meet Unified Command over AFSPA 09-11-2011 01:25 PM

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will meet the Unified Command on Wednesday over removal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state. The big question remains that will Omar be able to convince the Army about removing the act? However, Omar did say...
  • Book 16 cops for rape in Bhatta-Parsaul: Court 12-10-2011 11:50 AM

    New Delhi: The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court of Greater Noida has ordered Uttar Pradesh police to file a case against 16 policemen in the Bhatta Parsaul rape case. The court has warned the UP police that a case should be filed on Wednesday itself or else it will face...