“In the present scenario, there is an ever persistent sub-conventional threat. Therefore, we need to be prepared for operations with our present holdings, at a very short notice.
The M-777 howitzers, with a range of 24-40 kilometres, have been designed for firing Indian ammunition in Indian conditions, and are already in service with the US, Canadian and Australian armies.
The Supreme Court’s recent judgment on AFSPA, ruling that an FIR can be filed against Army officers operating in an area under the jurisdiction of AFSPA, has also made the senior leadership unsure.
The Rs 2,900-crore deal, which was a government-to-government deal under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route, was completed in November last year.
The 231-page CPEC long-term plan document envisages a deep and broad-based penetration of most sectors of Pakistan’s economy as well as its society by Chinese enterprises and culture
The port of Gwadar in Balochistan “is positioned as the direct hinterland connecting Balochistan and Afghanistan.”
“Any misadventure by Indian Army across Line of Control will be a miscalculation, shall be responded with full force and could lead to unintended consequences,” Pakistan army’s ISPR said in a statement
“We are not returning to classical CASO in Kashmir, because we know they cause hardship to the local people. These are area search operations. It is not even a cordon,” General Rawat said.
While there was just the lone case of an IS-linked individual in 2013, and 6 cases in 2014, the number shot up to 35 in 2015, and 75 in 2016.
A committee appointed by the Defence Ministry has recommended creating 3 integrated theatre commands of the Indian armed forces — northern, western and southern — instead of the 17 in place currently. The Indian Express explains how this may work.
The Army is in favour of the proposal, while the Air Force is strongly opposed to it. While the Navy’s view is more nuanced, it too is not in favour of implementing the proposal currently.
Four soldiers injured, one civilian driver killed in attack
According to sources, the BAT, which attacked the patrol and mutilated the bodies, comprised soldiers from this battalion.
In a statement, Pakistan Army said the “Indian counterpart was told that there has been no CFV (ceasefire violation) or crossing of Line of Control by Pakistani troops from Pakistan side nor mutilation of Indian soldiers’ bodies.”
Barbaric, says Arun jaitley, won’t go in vain; BSF and Sikh regiment personnel beheaded; Pakistan denies
In September 1918, the Hyderabad, Jodhpur and Mysore Lancers won one of the most celebrated battles of World War I, capturing the present-day Israeli city of Haifa from the Ottoman Army. A century on, neither the Indian Army nor the children of Haifa have forgotten the bravery of the ‘Teen Murti’.
According to sources in the Army, there have been 60 instances of ceasefire violations until mid-April in the 16 Corps Zone, the area that falls south of Pir Panjal.
Two militants were gunned down by troops while a third slipped away, leaving behind his weapon.
The armed militants of the three outfits were reportedly marching in front of the camera in the 45-second video shot in a forested area.
Lt Gen J S Sandhu says violence will go on, ‘developments on expected lines’
Social media has facilitated organising of such protests: Lt General JS Sandhu
Although it is only the month of April, the Army is seeing higher intensity of terrorist action in the Valley.
The CoI will be headed by an officer of the rank of Colonel and the report is expected to be submitted by May 15.
He assured the Indian government that it was a private member’s bill in a provincial assembly and reflected neither the views of the Canadian government or the provincial Ontario government.
On Monday, the Navy’s new, indigenously designed guided missile destroyer INS Chennai was dedicated to the city whose name it bears. How did the warship come to be called Chennai? On what basis does the Indian Navy give names to its vessels?
What is this weapon, and how does it work?
Lt Gen Subrata Saha (retd), who was 15 Corps Commander at Srinagar till August 2015, emphasised the need for a long-term strategic solution.
According to the security official, their target for the Anantnag bypolls was to have a 15-20 per cent turnout.
Indian naval ships INS Mumbai, INS Tarkash, INS Trishul and INS Aditya were proceeding on deployment to the Mediterranean and passing through the Gulf of Aden.
Lessons from Rwanda genocide tell us to worry about hatred on WhatsApp.
It was in October 2015 that the IAF announced that women cadets would be given the choice to be fighter pilots, on an experimental basis for a period of five years.
The defence budget for FY18 has come down to 1.56% of gross domestic product at `2,74,114.12 crore, compared with 1.65% in the current FY17, perhaps the lowest since India lost the border war to China in 1962
The 15,000-strong division is expected be fully operational in two-three years, said sources, adding that the organisational structure and manpower were in place, and equipment and stores would follow.
Aides of the US President have alleged that the “Deep State” is out to target his administration. To Indians, the expression is familiar in the context of Pakistan — but what does the Deep State really mean?
While this will be Parrikar’s fourth stint as CM of his home state, his sudden exit leaves the Defence Ministry at a critical juncture.
SUSHANT SINGH explains the history, background and controversy over the colonial era practice that many find abhorrent, but which the Army is unwilling to junk