Sushant Singh

Interview: ‘If restricted to one sector, potential of IAF will not be optimally exploited,’ says Air chief marshal B S Dhanoa
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

A few months into his stint, the fighter pilot, who commanded a frontline squadron in the Kargil War, became the first Air chief to write a letter to all officers of the Indian Air Force, asking them to be ready for operations at short notice.

‘Not enough fighter jets is akin to playing cricket with just 7 players’: Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa flags concern
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

The IAF’s authorised strength of 42 fighter squadrons “is the minimum strength necessary to dominate a two-front conflict”, Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa said.

China border roads hobbling, 12 years later, 21 of 73 ready
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

The construction of these 73 ICBR roads was sanctioned by the UPA government in 2005, and work was to have been completed by 2012. The proposed date of completion has now been revised to 2020.

Pak denied strikes but India can’t count on similar restraint in future: Joshua T White, Obama administration official
Thu, Jun 08, 2017

Excerpts from an interview with Joshua T White who served at the Barack Obama White House as senior adviser & director for South Asian affairs at the National Security Council till January 2017

Why Line of (no) Control is back to ‘No War, No Peace’
Wed, Jun 07, 2017

By being proactive on the LoC, the Army seeks to not only prevent infiltration, but to also claim moral ascendancy over Pakistan

Pakistan raises civilian deaths in DGMO talks
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

The Indian DGMO had initiated a similar request on May 2 after two Indian security personnel were killed on the LoC and their bodies mutilated

India denies Pak claim on killing of soldiers
Sun, Jun 04, 2017

The Indian Army has denied Pakistan Army’s claims that five Indian soldiers were killed and several injured in a ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday.

Army chief, five commanders in Valley for ‘routine meet’
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

It is a routine meeting which had been decided earlier. The agenda of the meeting is not known,” sources in Army headquarters said.

Missing in Nepal: Pakistan asks India for info on retd Army officer
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

Zahir had sought a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the Pakistan Army for foreign travel, giving the reason for his travel as ‘Umrah’. 

Kashmir: Two killed on LoC, Army suspects they were Pakistan border team
Sat, May 27, 2017

On detecting the fleeing intruders, the soldiers chased them and in the ensuing firefight, both were killed around 100 metres from the Indian post, said sources.

J-K: Army announces punitive fire assaults on Pakistan posts, shows video clip
Wed, May 24, 2017

Pre-emptive action taken to counter terror in Valley: Arun Jaitley

Despite probe, Army Chief gave award ‘on the spot’ to Major Gogoi who tied man to jeep
Wed, May 24, 2017

“In the last two months, the Army Chief has given 15-20 ‘on the spot’ commendation cards. The Army headquarters then notifies them as soon as possible,” said sources.

Air Chief B S Dhanoa writes to each officer: Be ready for operations at short notice
Sat, May 20, 2017

“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.

After three decades, a 155mm howitzer for the army – what does it mean?
Fri, May 19, 2017

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.

For Valley success, Army wants social media outreach, full AFSPA cover
Thu, May 18, 2017

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.

Army gets its first artillery guns three decades after Bofors, will be tested at Pokhran today
Thu, May 18, 2017

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.

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Politics, security risk amid sweeping China influence
Tue, May 16, 2017

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

Politics, security key risk amid sweeping China influence: Plan Paper
Tue, May 16, 2017

The port of Gwadar in Balochistan “is positioned as the direct hinterland connecting Balochistan and Afghanistan.”

Pakistan army note hints at worry about India’s LoC response
Mon, May 15, 2017

“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

Army is not against Kashmiris, our job is to separate, target terrorists: Gen Rawat
Sat, May 13, 2017

“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.

Of 142 ‘IS-linked Indians’, 96 held, questioned, or killed, says study
Thu, May 11, 2017

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.

Joint operations vs integrated command: Understanding a new way to fight wars
Wed, May 10, 2017

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.

Three services are split on forming joint theatre commands
Tue, May 09, 2017

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.

Biggest combing in 15 years: Army, police security net around Shopian
Fri, May 05, 2017

Four soldiers injured, one civilian driver killed in attack

Two soldiers beheaded: DGMO warns Pakistan counterpart, BSF says attack ‘very well-coordinated’
Wed, May 03, 2017

According to sources, the BAT, which attacked the patrol and mutilated the bodies, comprised soldiers from this battalion.

DGMO warns Pakistan counterpart, BSF says attack ‘well coordinated’
Tue, May 02, 2017

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.”

Indian soldiers mutilated: Pakistan Army attackers crossed LoC, Army Chief reaches Srinagar
Tue, May 02, 2017

Barbaric, says Arun jaitley, won’t go in vain; BSF and Sikh regiment personnel beheaded; Pakistan denies

A Delhi traffic circle, a faraway port, and a tale of rare heroism, gallantry
Mon, May 01, 2017

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’.

Kupwara attack: Meanwhile, spike in infiltration bids south of Pir Panjal range
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

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.

Kupwara attack: Militants strike Army camp near LoC, Captain is among 3 personnel killed
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Two militants were gunned down by troops while a third slipped away, leaving behind his weapon.

Security forces wary over video of Jaish, Hizb and Lashkar men together
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

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.

Unrest in Kashmir: Situation fragile…Battle of minds as vital as bullets, says Srinagar Corps chief
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Lt Gen J S Sandhu says violence will go on, ‘developments on expected lines’

Support to terrorists, their glorification, increased radicalisation are issues of concern: Lt General JS Sandhu
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Social media has facilitated organising of such protests: Lt General JS Sandhu

The army view: Summer will be very hot if we don’t bring down temperatures
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Although it is only the month of April, the Army is seeing higher intensity of terrorist action in the Valley.

Man tied to jeep: Army convenes Court of Inquiry
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

The CoI will be headed by an officer of the rank of Colonel and the report is expected to be submitted by May 15.

Canadian Defence Minister in India: Arun Jaitley raises Ontario’s 1984 riots resolution
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

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.