Commandant

  • China distributes millions of controversial maps to troops 6 days ago

    Beijing: China is distributing millions of controversial updated maps to its military in the first upgrade in 30 years, reportedly reinforcing its claims over Arunachal Pradesh. All major army units will receive new, more accurate maps in the near future, PLA Daily reported. The Lanzhou Military Command, one of seven...
  • Army Chief Bikram Singh reviews operational preparedness of South Western Command June 23, 2014

    Army Chief General Bikram Singh reviewed the operational preparedness of the South Western Command during his two day visit here which ended on Monday. Gen Bikram, accompanied by his wife Bubbles Singh, arrived on Sunday and was received by the South Western Army Commander Lt Gen Arun Kumar Sahni, defence spokesperson...
  • Army's Northern Command celebrates 43rd Raising Day June 18, 2014

    Jammu: Indian Army's Northern Command, the operational command of Jammu and Kashmir which is popularly known as 'Dhruva Command', on Wednesday celebrated its 43rd Raising Day. At a ceremony at Dhruva War Memorial, Commander of Northern Command Lt Gen DS Hooda paid homage by laying a wreath as mark of...
  • Domino's now lets you order pizza using voice commands, adds Siri-like virtual assistant to its Android, iPhone apps June 17, 2014

    New York: The Domino's pizza delivery chain on Monday plans to introduce a function on its mobile app that lets customers place orders by speaking with a computer-generated voice named "Dom," part of an ongoing to take business away from rivals and smaller pizza shops by offering more convenient ways...
  • Naxal commander involved in 2013 Jiram valley attack arrested June 12, 2014

    Three naxalites, including a senior level commander who was allegedly involved in last year's deadly Jiram valley attack have been arrested in insurgency-hit Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The cadres were apprehended by a special team of Bijapur district police when they arrived at a weekly market of Bacheli in...
  • Modi's 'Ten Commandments' agenda no vision of BJP government: Congress June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday sarcastically dubbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 10-point agenda as "Ten Commandments" saying it was just an "extraordinary jumble" and has nothing to write home about the BJP government's vision. "We have been waiting for a vision from the BJP government; we have instead been rewarded...
  • Theft case suspect kills constable for foiling his escape attempt May 29, 2014

    A man arrested on charges of theft killed a police constable when the latter tried to foil his attempt to escape from custody at Haldwani in Nainital district. The incident occurred at Mukhani Police Station in Haldwani late on Tuesday night when Rajendra Arya, who had been arrested on charges of...
  • STF arrests Naxal zonal commander May 18, 2014

    A self-styled zonal commander of a naxalite outfit, wanted in connection with an attack on CRPF jawans in Bihar, has been arrested by the Special Task Force of the Uttar Pradesh Police. Acting on a tip-off provided by the Bihar Police, the STF arrested Krishna Mochi alias Abhay near a hosiery...
  • Naxal commander arrested in Gumla, weapons seized May 11, 2014

    Security forces on Sunday apprehended a Naxal commander with arms and ammunition from the Maoist violence affected Gumla district of Jharkhand. Gulab Khatri was apprehended when a squad of security forces led by paramilitary CRPF along with state police was out for an operation in the Jorag forests in Raidih of...
  • Post mishaps, Navy needs to restore image: Admiral Dhowan April 30, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Maintaining that a series of accidents in the recent past have dented the Indian Navy's image, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan on Wednesday called upon his men and officers to strive hard to restore the pride and prestige of the world's fourth largest maritime force. It was the...
  • Naval chief to review Eastern Naval Command's op preparedness April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: In his first tour after taking over as the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Robin Dhowan will review the operational preparedness of the Vishakhapatnam-based Eastern Naval Command on Wednesday. The Eastern Command is in-charge of taking care of Indian maritime interests in the Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas...
  • India successfully conducts night trial of Agni-I ballistic missile April 13, 2014

    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 km...
  • India scours uninhabited jungle islands for lost Malaysian jetliner March 14, 2014

    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 known...
  • Navy's disaster run continues, 1 killed, 2 injured in Visakhapatnam March 9, 2014

    Yet another accident at an under-construction nuclear submarine in Visakhapatnam has brought the Indian Navy in the dock. One worker has been killed and two others have suffered injuries in the accident that took place on Saturday at the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam. One of the injured worker said...
  • Army chief General Bikram Singh on visit to South Western Command Headquarters March 8, 2014

    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 briefed General...
  • Defence Ministry orders probe into INS Kolkata tragedy March 8, 2014

    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 accident...
  • Apple launches CarPlay; lets drivers access their iPhone using voice commands March 3, 2014

    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 allows...
  • South-Western Army Commander calls on Vasundhara Raje January 7, 2014

    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 January 4, 2014

    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 complaint...
  • China mulls first joint military command system: Report January 3, 2014

    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 basic...
  • List of Google Now voice commands to make the most of Google's voice assistant technology November 27, 2013

    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 November 22, 2013

    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 said...
  • IAF to hold air show in Nagpur to mark 81st anniversary October 28, 2013

    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 be...
  • INS Sunayna commissioned in Kochi today October 16, 2013

    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 Limited...
  • Army chief calls for due attention to junior leadership at 32nd Infantry Commander's Conference September 19, 2013

    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 integrity,...
  • 2 security personnel killed in encounter with Naxals August 27, 2013

    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) limits...
  • Will not allow any infiltration along the LoC: Army August 18, 2013

    Ceasefire voilations continue along the LoC with the latest being reported from the Mendhar sector of Poonch on Saturday night. The firing continued for nearly three hours with forward Indian posts along the Line of Control in BG Sector being targeted. Indian Troops retaliated to the firing. Brigadier A Sengupta,...
  • India test fires N-capable Prithvi-II missile August 12, 2013

    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 the...
  • Kerala CM to have talks with Cong top brass on cabinet reshuffle August 1, 2013

    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 July 26, 2013

    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 Minister...