DEFENCE SERVICES

  • Brahmos soon to be in Russian defence services July 21, 2012

    Coimbatore: Supersonic cruise missile Brahmos, successfully inducted into the Indian Army and Navy, will soon be deployed by Russian defense services, for which modalities are being worked out, a top official of the IndoRussian joint venture said on Saturday. "A high power delegation, led by the...
  • UPSC declares CDS results for the year 2011 May 31, 2012

    New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Thursday announced the results for the Combined Defence Services (CDS) examination for the year 2011. A total of 356 candidates have qualified for admission to the 133rd Course of Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun; Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala and Air Force...
  • Par panel on defence summons service chiefs April 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The parliamentary panel on defence has summoned the three service chiefs to get a status report on the preparedness of the country for a battle. All three defence chiefs will depose before the committee on the April 20. On Monday, the parliamentary panel questioned the Defence Secretary on the...
  • How serious is the shortage of ammo for our defence services? April 5, 2012

    A CNNIBN investigation shows that ammunition levels could last only 10 days in a war situation. ...
  • Military school says its Bajrang Dal link clean October 28, 2008

    Mumbai: A military school in Nashik has admitted that the Bajrang Dal held a training camp in its campus, but denies it has anything to do with the Malegaon and Modasa blasts. A few years back we had given out the campus for a 10day camp conducted by the Bajrang Dal....
  • Cabinet creates more posts for Defence top brass October 4, 2008

    New Delhi: It's raining sops for the armed forces ahead of the polls. It was a busy day for the Union Cabinet. The team dusted out a 5yearold report and approved 1,900 more posts for the military in the higher ranks. Also being seen as a preelection sop, the military...
  • Defence Minister, service chiefs to review pay package June 26, 2008

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony and the three service chiefs will be reviewing a revised pay package for the armed forces later on Thursday. There is a huge disappointment in the armed forces over the Sixth Pay Commission's recommendations and about 1,000 officers have quit over the issue. Before the Pay...
  • Pay hike insufficient, 65 Army men put in papers April 8, 2008

    New Delhi: They are leaving and many of them for good. Sixtyfive officers of the Indian Army have put in their papers ever since the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations were made public two weeks ago. Nearly all of them are middle rung officers of the rank of Lieutenant Colonels and...
  • QOTD: Pay hike insufficient to stem Army attrition March 26, 2008

    Popular perception has it that wars in the 21st century are supposed to be fought in corporate boardrooms and not in the battlefield. It is no wonder that increasingly, more and more young people want to be corporate soldiers rather than conventional ones. As a result the Army has been facing...