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Who was Field Marshal KM Cariappa?

January 20, 2020 11:21 am

On January 15, 1949, Cariappa became the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. He held the five-star rank of field marshal, the highest honour in the Indian Army, which Sam Manekshaw is the only other officer to have held.

PM Modi hails professionalism of Army after it escorts pregnant woman to hospital in valley

January 15, 2020 2:19 pm

On Army Day, PM Narendra Modi tweeted a video that shows a pregnant woman being carried on a stretcher by the Army jawans to the hospital for delivery.

Scrapping Article 370 historic: Army Chief

January 16, 2020 5:25 am

"We have many options to counter those who promote terrorism and we will not hesitate to use them," Army chief General MM Naravane said, adding that India will soon acquire new, sophisticated weapons.

Army Day 2020 highlight: PM salutes their valour; chief Naravane says ready for any future warfare

January 15, 2020 1:24 pm

This is General Naravane's first Army Day celebrations as the chief. Former Army Chief Bipin Rawat has been appointed as India's first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).

Army Chief says forces owe allegiance to core values mentioned in preamble to Constitution

January 11, 2020 2:58 pm

While addressing the media in the national capital, Naravane said, "We will have to train for the future and that is where the emphasis of our training will be."

First batch of women military police begin training in Bengaluru

January 10, 2020 6:27 pm

The trainees will undergo 61 weeks of training comprising of Basic Military Training and Advanced Provost Training," Bengaluru Defence PRO told

Arms theft at 50 armoured regiment: Army CoI blames chain of command for lapses

January 08, 2020 1:29 pm

The Indian Express had earlier reported the theft of the rifles in September last year from the unit.

Lt Gen P N Hoon, Corps Commander during Op Meghdoot, passes away

January 07, 2020 12:48 pm

Lt Gen Hoon had another brush with history when he commanded the Western Army headquartered at Chandimandir during one of the biggest military exercises of the sub-continent, Operation Brasstacks, through parts of 1986 and 1987

Peace along China border can lead to eventual (boundary) solution: Army chief

January 02, 2020 7:32 am

Speaking to mediapersons Wednesday after receiving his first guard of honour as the Army Chief, General Naravane said operational readiness and modernisation will be among the top priorities of the Army under his leadership.

Two soldiers killed in J&K operation

January 02, 2020 4:07 am

Officials said the Army had been carrying out a cordon-and-search operation in forests around Manawar Tawi in Nowshera’s Kalal area since Tuesday morning following information about the movement of suspected terrorists.


Over 400 youths from Jammu and Kashmir inducted into Army

December 09, 2019 10:33 am

After completing one year of strenuous training, 404 soldiers from Jammu and Kashmir were recruited into the Army's Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry.

Railways RRB, UPSC, Indian Army; government jobs to apply for this week

November 17, 2019 5:55 pm

The online application process for most of the vacant posts will be closed by this month. Have a look at the vacancies this week

Indian Army, Railway, ISRO, DRDO recruitment 2019: Latest jobs to apply in October

October 19, 2019 6:46 pm

Given below is a list of jobs whose recruitment process will end in the month of October, along with their eligibility, selection procedure and salary details.

Vicky Kaushal is glad to make 'roti' for the Indian Army

August 04, 2019 7:25 am

The Uri: The Surgical Strike actor Vicky Kaushal looked elated to be with the Indian Army as he shared photos from his visit to the the Indo-China border on social media.

Building collapses in Solan, 13 Army personnel among 14 dead

July 15, 2019 3:21 pm

The building collapsed around 3.50 pm near the Kumarhatti-Nahan highway in Solan. A search and rescue operation has been launched by the authorities.

Hiring in Indian Army: Check latest job notification

January 15, 2019 2:04 pm

On Indian Army day, here is a pictorial tribute to the Indian Bravehearts. If you also want to make your country proud, check how to join the men in Olive green. Check, latest Indian Army SSC 2019 recruitment details.

Siachen avalanche: Hanamanthappa and the other nine soldiers who died

February 11, 2016 2:16 pm

The Siachen avalanche has now claimed 10 lives with the death of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa on February 10

Many dead in Arnia encounter in Jammu and Kashmir

November 27, 2014 5:31 pm

The area was immediately cordoned and searches launched.

Remembering Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw

April 03, 2014 2:48 pm

Born on April 3, 1914 at Amritsar in Punjab, Late Sam Manekshaw was the first Indian Army officer to have been promoted to the rank of Field Marshal.


Tracking the damage done by IEDs: News in Numbers

November 21, 2018 8:52 am

With Maoists increasingly using Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in their operations, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has turned to the Army for lessons from its experience in J&K.

'It doesn't help when 14-16 leaders sit on stage and blast PM Modi. It allows him to play victim... Must work at state-level'

November 04, 2018 4:35 pm

In this edition of Idea Exchange Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah expresses concern over the recent political killings in Jammu and Kashmir and says that the Centre's lack of clarity on J&K is worrying.

What it takes to go on the Amarnath Yatra

July 16, 2018 5:35 am

What it takes to complete the 6-day-long Amarnath Yatra to the cave shrine in the Himalayas. See more:

INS Viraat on final journey, docks at Chennai port

February 15, 2016 2:39 pm

Chennai, Feb 15 (ANI): The world’s oldest active aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, is on its final journey.It was docked at Chennai port on Monday before it is due to be decommissioned later this year. The ship entered service on May 12, 1987 and is also affiliated to the Garhwal Rifles (infantry regiment) of the Indian Army. The navy’s aircraft carrier guarded India's maritime borders for nearly 60 years. Captain said that the cost of maintaining and running it is becoming more than the cost benefited. With the time all the machineries get old. Kochi INS Vikrant is likely to replace INS Viraat. The mighty aircraft carrier has seen 18 Commanding Officers of which three went on to become Chiefs of Naval Staff. The ship has done over 40,000 hours of steaming and traversed over 5,00,000 nautical miles across the proverbial seven seas. The ship has undertaken over 20,000 hours of flying from its deck.

Lance Naik's condition worsened despite all measures: R.R. Hospital

February 11, 2016 2:50 pm

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): The Research and Referral Hospital of the Indian Army on Thursday said Lance Naik Hanamanthapa's neuro functions and heart functions worsened despite all precautions, eventually leading to his death. R.R. Hospital Director Lt. Gen. Duhan said when they received Lance Naik Hanamthappa in an intubated state on February 9, his body temperature was normal but his blood pressure was very low. Lt. Gen Duhan further said that all these cells, which had already become fragile and consisted of toxin because of working in very cold environment without glucose and oxygen, had produced a lot amount of toxins. Four days after he was found alive in Siachen, Lance Naik Hanamanthappa died in the hospital on Thursday morning.

PM Modi meets Siachen lone survivor

February 09, 2016 9:40 am

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday went to meet Indian Army soldier Lance Naik Hanumanthappa at RR hospital in New Delhi. Naik is the lone survivor out of group of ten soldiers, who were wiped out by an avalanche in the Siachen last week. He was found after the army rescue team in Siachen spotted a body in an enclosed sphere under 25ft of snow.

Service chiefs attended Army Day Parade

January 15, 2016 8:35 am

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Indian Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Robin K Dhowan and Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha attended the Army Day Parade in the national capital on the occasion of Army Day on Friday. Army Day, which is being observed today, was the day when Lt. General (later Field Marshal) KM Cariappa became the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army post Independence in 1949. This day inspires the troops to continue to enrich the glorious traditions of the Indian Army with their dedication and sacrifice.