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Monday, August 10, 2020

Man Aman Singh Chhina


Express Interview: ‘Chinese respect strength, once they see that you are not a pushover, then they do not go beyond a point’, says Lt Gen GS Sangha
Sun, Aug 09, 2020

As far as the PLA activities go, they always want to keep creeping ahead and keep creating controversies, which they can exploit in long run.

India gets first major fighters in 20 years, Rafale jets touch down in Ambala
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

The five aircraft, with seven pilots, had taken off on Monday and had a day's layover at the Al Dhafra air base in the UAE.

To prevent photography of Rafale jets, 3-km police cordon, Sec 144 around Ambala Air Force station
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

The jets took off from France on Monday and will arrive at the Air Force station on Wednesday, after covering a distance of 7,000 km with air-to-air refuelling and a single stop in the United Arab Emirates.

Hearing, speech-impaired teen uses Internet during lockdown to find family
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Now a Class 11 student at the Patiala School for the Deaf and Blind, Abdul found an old friend whose name he remembered on Facebook, who then managed to connect him to his parents.

The relentless march of a garrison town
Mon, Jul 20, 2020

In its journey from ‘Umbala’ to Ambala, the Haryana town and district has emerged as home to the oldest cantonment and the oldest air force station. When six Rafale fighter Jets are inducted into the No. 17 Squadron on July 27, it will be yet another tryst with history for this garrison town

Day after getting bail in AK-47 firing case, Moosewala releases song comparing his case to Sanjay Dutt’s
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

Visuals of the song show a purported news report about Moosewala being booked for firing an AK-47 followed by news reports about the arrest of Dutt in 1993.

Army clamps down on smartphone use, guidelines warn of surprise checks, strict action
Thu, Jul 16, 2020

Highly placed sources in the Army revealed that the Counter Intelligence (CI) units of the Military Intelligence (MI) have been asked to be more pro-active in detecting violation of protocols for social media and smartphones.

Ex-Punjab Irrigation Department official wins battle for seniority after 49 years
Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Major Joseph Baksh had joined the Army soon after the 1962 Sino-India war, but his 7 years of service as a soldier was negated by Irrigation Dept in granting seniority.

Explained: In archives, reminder of Galwan in 1962 before the echo in 2020
Sun, Jul 12, 2020

India-China border dispute: Archives of The Indian Express from 1962 reflect how tensions unfolded in the same areas of Ladakh, particularly Galwan, that have been in the news in the last two months.

From sentinel of skies to dhaba decoration, a MIG-21 finds new home
Thu, Jul 09, 2020

The decommissioned aircraft retain the complete body, but the engine is removed. According to Sodhi, the aircraft was purchased during an auction held in Pathankot in Punjab.

Former Punjab DGP among 45 booked for illegal mining
Tue, Jul 07, 2020

The Indian Express has done a series of reports on the illegal mining being done in the villages around New Chandigarh (Mullanpur) and the latest report on July 6 had highlighted the possible involvement on certain influential people right under the nose of district officials.

As illegal mining booms in New Chandigarh villages, ‘goonda tax’ helps ‘unrestricted’ truck movement
Sun, Jul 05, 2020

The Indian Express team visited the villages of Abhipur, Mianpur Changar, Kubaheri and Khizrabad and found that despite several news reports highlighting the mining being carried out illegally in these areas, it was business as usual for those involved in such activities.

IAF modifies Mi-17 helicopters for locust control spray
Wed, Jul 01, 2020

IAF officials say that being an indigenously developed system, the ALCS would offer inherent advantages of in-house maintenance, future upgradeability, saving of foreign exchange, and help in making the country self-reliant in aviation-related technology.

Sukhpal Khaira urges Navjot Singh Sidhu to lead ‘surgical strike’ on ills plaguing Punjab
Tue, Jun 30, 2020

While addressing NRIs Monday, Navjot Singh Sidhu had blamed all governments since 1997 for landing the state in a financial mess. He did not spare his the current Congress government too, in which he remained a minister.

IAF intensifies Combat Air Patrols in Ladakh
Tue, Jun 23, 2020

Residents of Leh say that these days they are waking up to the noise of IAF fighter jets flying overhead and increased sorties of transport aircraft and helicopters.

Maj Gen Lachhman Singh Lehl, renowned veteran of 1948, 1971 wars, dies aged 97
Mon, Jun 22, 2020

Maj Gen Lehl was commissioned in the Regiment of Artillery in 1943. He took part in the 1948 war in Jhangar area of Jammu and Kashmir as a captain, and commanded a division in the 1971 war.

Army rushes more troops to Ladakh after Galwan clash
Sat, Jun 20, 2020

Highly placed sources informed The Indian Express that a formation from Uttar Pradesh has been ordered to move to Ladakh post-haste Thursday night. Similar movements have also been ordered from other areas too.

10 Indian soldiers return from Chinese custody after matter raised in talks
Sat, Jun 20, 2020

Talks at the Major General level between the two sides were held in a very tense environment where both sides discussed the incident.

Why no arms? Congress, Govt battle ahead of meet today
Fri, Jun 19, 2020

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh too weighed in and sought answers while former Generals that The Indian Express spoke too had their own observations on practices on the Line of Actual Control, clauses in border agreements and the implementation on the ground.

Hectic activity at Chandigarh air base with flurry of sorties to Ladakh
Fri, Jun 19, 2020

Sources in IAF said a high state of readiness has been maintained ever since the stand-off with the Chinese troops in Ladakh.

Troops from 6 different units among 20 killed in Ladakh
Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Among the dead are three jawans from a Punjab Regiment battalion. All three are of the rank of Sepoys and belong to Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.

After tension at Ladakh border, Jharkhand refuses more labourers for BRDO road projects
Wed, Jun 17, 2020

“In fact, a sizeable number of labourers had boarded the train and were made to get down from the train. The registration of labour was done by the various Deputy Commissioners and Block Development Officers. The train was to depart at 7 PM. We had to cancel the train at 6 PM,” the officer said.

20 Armymen killed fighting back China
Wed, Jun 17, 2020

This unprecedented and dangerous turn to the de-escalation efforts on the LAC set the lines working in the two capitals.

Faceoff in Galwan: CO of 16 Bihar among 20 Army men killed fighting back China
Wed, Jun 17, 2020

India-China violent faceoff: The Army said there were casualties on both sides. Beijing was silent on PLA losses. This unprecedented and dangerous turn to the de-escalation efforts on the LAC set the lines working in the two capitals.

Army tweaks battle physical efficiency test policy for women
Tue, Jun 16, 2020

BEPT, which involves series of physical tests, now mandatory for above 35 years category