Sunday, February 28, 2021

Indian Army

No thinning of troops along LoC: Army

NEW DELHI: There is no proposal of thinning of troops along Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir as Pakistan has not stopped terrorism, Indian Army said on Thursday.

India, China begin military talks to de-escalate tension at Hot Springs, Gogra, Depsang

NEW DELHI: Indian and Chinese military dialogue to de-escalate tension at the Line of Actual Control started on Saturday morning. The 10th round of Corps Commander meeting started at 10 a.m. at Moldo on Chinese side.

India, China military talks on Saturday for further disengagement

NEW DELHI: India and China military delegates will meet on Saturday for the tenth round of talks to discuss disengagement at other friction places at the Line of Actual Control, sources said.

China honours 5 soldiers for Galwan clashes

NEW DELHI:For the first time, China on Friday honoured its four People's Liberation Army soldiers killed and one injured during clashes with Indian Army troops at Galwan Valley, Chinese state media said.

Huge cache of arms recovered from J&K's Reasi

JAMMU: Army and police in a joint operation have recovered a huge cache of weapons, including warlike stores in the hinterlands of Reasi district in the Jammu region, officials said on Thursday.

Army canines can detect Covid virus in real time situation

NEW DELHI: Indian Army has trained canines to detect Covid-19 virus for a quick and a real time situation for easier movements of troops. These canines -- 'Chippiparai' and 'Cocker Spaniel' -- have been deployed at transit camps of the force in Delhi and Chandigarh.

U'khand disaster: Army opens blocked tunnel at Tapovan, rescue ops on

NEW DELHI: Indian Army personnel along with Engineer Task Force opened the mouth of tunnel at Tapovan in the flood-affected Uttarakhand's Joshimath as rescue operations continued more than 24 hours after the disaster hit.

4,649 LoC ceasefire violations in 2020 by Pakistan

NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday informed the Rajya Sabha that in 2020 there were a total of 4,649 ceasefire violations by Pakistan on the Line of Control (LoC).

U'khand disaster: Army opens blocked tunnel at Tapovan, rescue ops on

NEW DELHI: Indian Army personnel along with Engineer Task Force opened the mouth of tunnel at Tapovan in the flood-affected Uttarakhand's Joshimath as rescue operations continued more than 24 hours after the disaster hit.

India, US armies to take part in joint exercise in Rajasthan

NEW DELHI: Soldiers from the Indian and the US armies will participate in land exercise 'Yudh Abhyas 20' from February 8 to February 21 this year at the Mahajan Field Firing Range in Rajasthan

HAL's light utility chopper for army gets initial nod

BENGALURU: The Light Utility Helicopter (LUH), made by the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) for the Indian Army, received the initial operational clearance (IOC) from the military aviation regulator Camila on Friday.

Aero India: Not fighter jet but infantry combat vehicle is showstopper

BENGALURU: It is not a fancy fighter jet that always catches visitors' attention in the Aero show. Rather, this time, an infantry combat vehicle has turned out to be a showstopper for Aero India, the Asia's biggest aerospace and defence exhibition.

Army soldier killed in Pakistan ceasefire violation on LoC

JAMMU: An Indian army soldier was killed in unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan on Wednesday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district

Punjab CM Capt Amrinder Singh hands over Rs.1 Crore cheque to widow of slain constable Jagmohan Singh

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday, handed over a cheque of ₹1 crore as ex-gratia compensation to the family of slain Punjab Police Constable Jagmohan Singh, who had unfortunately got killed in the line-of-duty in Manuke Gill, Moga in June, 2020.

PM leads nation in paying tributes to martyrs at National War Memorial

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi lead the nation in paying tributes to the fallen soldiers by offering a wreath at the National War Memorial at the India Gate on the occasion of 72nd Republic Day on Tuesday.

India, China to hold 9th round of talks to resolve border dispute

NEW DELHI: Indian and Chinese militaries will hold a ninth round of talks aimed at resolving the border disputes in Eastern Ladakh after a deadlock prevailed since the last negotiations in November 2020, sources said.

Indian soldier killed in Pak firing in J&K's Poonch

JAMMU: An Indian Army NCO was killed in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan on the Line of Control at Krishna Ghati sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch on Thursday, officials said.

Army officer develops first indigenous 9 mm 'Machine Pistol'

NAGPUR: Nagpur-based Indian Army officer Lt Col Prasad Bansod has developed the country's first indigenous 9 mm 'Machine Pistol', an official said here on Saturday.

Offensive drones now part of Indian Army's autonomous weapon systems

NEW DELHI: From artificial intelligence to autonomous weapon systems to quantum block chains and now robotics, the Indian Army is now into offensive technology.

Army spent Rs 18,000 cr to add firepower, logistics: COAS

NEW DELHI: Amid active border disputes with both China and Pakistan, the Indian Army spent Rs 18,000 crore last year to add to its firepower and provide logistics to its men, including emergency purchases worth Rs 5,000 crore, COAS General Manoj Mukund Naravane said on Friday.

Women to be inducted as Army pilots: Army Chief

NEW DELHI: Women will be inducted as pilots in the Army Aviation Corps from next year, Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane said on Tuesday.

India releases Chinese soldier apprehended for crossing disputed border

NEW DELHI: Indian authorities on Monday released a soldier of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA), who was apprehended for crossing the disputed border in Eastern Ladakh.

Military historian Amarinder remembers family ties with Army

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday remembered his father on his 108th birth anniversary by saying his contribution in unifying India post-Independence made him proud.

Veterans and Veer Naris of 1971 Indo-Pak war felicitated

PATIALA: As part of ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’ celebrations, 25 Veer Naris and 70 Veterans of Patiala and surrounding areas who had participated in 1971 Indo-Pak War were felicitated by General Officer Commanding, ‘Airawat Division’ in a grand event held at the Yadvinder Officer Institute, Patiala; a historic landmark building.

Food security is as important as national security: Manpreet Badal

CHANDIGARH: Food security is as important as national security and diversification in agriculture should be organic, these were the words of Punjab Finance Minister Mr. Manpreet Singh Badal, who participated in a virtual session "Jai Jawan Jai Kisan-Victory, Soldier! Victory Farmer!" on the concluding day of the 4th Military Literature Festival-2020 today.

Armed forces today a true reflection of the basic concept of diversity and unity

CHANDIGARH: On the 3rd day of Military Literature Festival-2020, a special session was held virtually on Pluralism, the “Defence Forces- and the Question of who is an Indian” in which Gen VP Malik, Finance Minister Punjab Manpreet Singh Badal, Maj Gen. AP Singh and Col Shantanu Pandey took part.

On Dec 9, 1971 Indian army crossed Meghna river and forced Pak to retreat

CHANDIGARH: On the last day of the Military Literature Festival, the third session focused on the story of a very important battle of Bangladesh's war of independence which was fought jointly by the Indian Air Force and the Army. The title of the session was 'Crossing the River Meghna'

Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan to reverberate at Military Lit Fest 2020 set to begin tomorrow

CHANDIGARH:  National spirit of Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan will echo across the globe at the Military Literature Festival 2020 set to begin tomorrow. Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be launching the 4th Military Literature Festival (MLF) 2020 during a virtual ceremony on Friday.

Punjab's DIG, Jails, resigns in protest against farm laws

CHANDIGARH: Punjab's Deputy Inspector General, Jails, Lakhwinder Singh Jakhar on Sunday submitted his resignation in protest against the contentious farm laws, saying "he's a farmer first and a police officer later".

Pak violates ceasefire in J&K's Poonch district

SRI NAGR: Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in J&K's Poonch district on Wednesday.

Akalis' delegation meets CM Thackeray, bats for farmers, federalism

MUMBAI: Indicating Maharashtra's eminence in national politics, a delegation of Shiromani Akali Dal on Sunday met Maha Vikas Aghadi Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and other leaders, seeking support for the ongoing farmers' agitation and the cause of federalism.

3 soldiers killed in LoC ceasefire violations by Pak 

JAMMU: Three Indian soldiers were killed in ceasefire violations on the Line of Control (LoC) by Pakistan troops in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch and Rajouri districts, official sources said on Friday.

Two soldiers killed in drive-by shooting on Srinagar's outskirts

SRINAGAR: Barely 48 hours ahead of the start of DDC polls in Jammu and Kashmir, two soldiers were killed in a terror attack in broad daylight just outside Srinagar on Thursday, officials said.

Army chief reviews security situation in NE India

ARRAYDIMAPUR (NAGALAND): Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane reviewed the security situation in northeast region of India, a defence spokesman said on Wednesday. General Naravane, who is on a three-day visit to northeastern states, inaugurated a new residential facility -- Kohima Orphanage and Destitute Home (KODH) on Wednesday in Nagaland's capital city.

Soldier killed in Pak firing on LoC in Rajouri

JAMMU: Even as New Delhi appeared poised to summon the Pakistan Deputy Chief of Mission over the Nagrota attack, an Indian soldier was killed on Saturday in ceasefire violations at the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.

Soldier killed in Pak firing on LoC in Rajouri

JAMMU: Even as New Delhi appeared poised to summon the Pakistan Deputy Chief of Mission over the Nagrota attack, an Indian soldier was killed on Saturday in ceasefire violations at the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.

Pak violates ceasefire in J&K, loses around 7 soldiers

SRINAGAR: Around seven Pakistan Army soldiers were killed and a dozen were injured after Indian Army retaliated to Pakistan's unprovoked ceasefire violation along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. Indian Army destroyed various enemy positions, terror launch pads and fuel dumps.

Army foils Pak infiltration bid, amid ceasefire violations along LoC

SRINAGAR: The Indian Army on Friday foiled an infiltration attempt at the Line of Control in the Keran sector even as Pakistan resorted to ceasefire violations in multiple sectors along the LoC up to Uri, officials said.

Pak resumes ceasefire violation at 3 sectors in J&K's Poonch

JAMMU: Pakistan on Wednesday continued with its ceasefire violation in the same three sectors of the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, where they had been attacking for the past day.

Pakistan violates ceasefire in 3 Sectors on LoC in J&K

JAMMU: Pakistan used small arms and mortars on Tuesday to target Indian positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in three Sectors of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

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