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Towards jointness

December 26, 2019 12:05 am

A Chief of Defence Staff is welcome, points to reform roadmap for future — leading to joint theatre commands.

Army man from Ludhiana dies on duty in J&K; cremated with full honours

December 23, 2019 4:35 pm

Mandeep Singh (27) from 24 Rashtriya Rifles was on duty and moving for an operation after getting a tip-off when the Army vehicle met with an accident on Friday. Three of his colleagues were injured but he succumbed to the injuries.

Force of reform

August 17, 2019 12:12 am

Test of PM’s announcement of Chief of Defence Staff will lie in delineation of office’s powers. It needs a purposeful mandate.

Army spent Rs 1.24 crore on its dog squad in 2018-19: Government

July 03, 2019 8:17 pm

In written response to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State in the Defence Ministry Shripad Naik said the Army currently has 25 full dog units and two half units.

No one ready to take over JeM leadership in Kashmir: Army

April 24, 2019 5:02 pm

"We have targeted Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) leadership, the situation now is that no one is coming forward to take over the leadership of JeM in the valley. Even after Pakistan's best efforts, we will continue to suppress JeM, specially after Pulwama," KJS Dhillon, GOC 15 Corps, said.

Army rescues nearly 3,000 tourists stranded at Nathu La Pass in Sikkim, receives letter of gratitude

January 06, 2019 2:32 pm

On December 28, Darjeeling, its outskirts and the upper ridges of Gangtok in Sikkim received the first snowfall in 10 years.

Bibi, my friend, thank you so much: PM Modi to Benjamin Netanyahu for Diwali wishes

November 10, 2018 11:05 am

Earlier in the day, Modi celebrated Diwali with Army and ITBP personnel at Harsil near the India-China border in Uttarakhand. This is Modi’s 10th visit to the state since he became Prime Minister in 2014.

MoD tweet slams Army officers, spokesperson goes on leave

October 27, 2018 6:57 am

While the tweet by the spokesperson, Swarnashree Rao Rajshekhar, from the official handle, @SpokespersonMoD, was later deleted, and she apologised for it, many military veterans expressed their outrage on Twitter.

Haryana DGP announces grants for injured personnel, free education for wards of martyrs

October 22, 2018 7:59 am

The DGP said that special ex-gratia grant of Rs 30 lakh is being given to family members of police personnel who die while fighting with anti-social elements or saving the public life and property during natural calamities.

Army sailors to launch 40-day expedition to campaign against ocean pollution

October 03, 2018 3:33 am

Starting from October 15, a group of 45 Army sailors will undertake the expedition across major ports of the countryto spread awareness against ocean pollution by collecting evidence of soiled water from the seas.


Handwara firing: Curfew imposed, four killed so far

April 19, 2016 4:48 pm

Curfew has been imposed in north Kashmir’s Handwara and its neighbouring areas.

Tearful farewell to gallantry award-winning Army Colonel M N Rai who died fighting militants

January 29, 2015 6:59 pm

Rai, 39, commanding officer of 42 Rashtriya Rifles was killed during a militant encounter in Tral.

Passing Out Parade in Jammu & Kashmir

April 05, 2014 4:28 pm

As many as 310 recruits from Jammu and Kashmir donned the army uniform after the successful training at the centre.


On Kashmir, Modi invokes Vajpayee. Says using bullets is not the way forward

August 15, 2018 6:49 am

Modi also spoke about reduced instances of violence in northeast India and gave credit to the Army, Centre and state governments for repealing of AFSPA in Tripura, Meghalaya and parts of Arunachal Pradesh. See more:

Delhi water crisis to end today

February 22, 2016 5:44 am

New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): With the Army taking control of Munak Canal in Haryana, the water supply in Delhi could be partially restored by late Monday evening. The Munak canal, which carries 543 million gallons of water per day from the Yamuna to the city, was besieged by Jat protesters demanding reservation in government jobs and educational institutions. The Supreme Court would also be hearing Delhi government's petition seeking Centre's intervention for the uninterrupted supply of water.

Seminar on communal harmony organised in Rajouri

February 17, 2016 9:31 am

Rajouri, Feb 17 (ANI): The Army's Ace of Spade division organised an all religion seminar in Jammu and Kashmir to maintain communal harmony in the state. Army officers, police officers and students took part in the seminar that was held at Raina auditorium in Rajouri. General Officer Commanding (GOC) Major General D.A. Chaturvedi said the main objective of the seminar was to make everyone understand that we can develop through social, religion and economic harmony. Clerics from different religions took part in the seminar and shared their views on communal harmony.

Virbhadra Singh denies Manish Tewari's statement

January 10, 2016 1:19 pm

Shimla, Jan 10 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday denied party leader Manish Tewari's statement, saying when he was a cabinet minister, there had never been an incident when Army tried a coup. Meanwhile Manish Tewari has stood firm about his statement about the troops' movement.

PM reviews security at terror-hit Pathankot Airbase

January 09, 2016 2:25 pm

Pathankot, Jan 09 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited the Pathankot Air Force base to review the security situation after the terrorist attack, which left seven security personnel dead and 20 others injured. PM Modi also conducted an aerial survey of the Air Base.Meanwhile, security forces have declared that the airbase has been fully cleared after a massive combing operation by the Army, National Security Guard and IAF's Guard Commandos which spanned over three days.