India approves procurement of military equipment, platforms worth Rs 76,390

NEW DELHI: In a significant move to boost self-reliance in defence manufacturing, the government of India on Monday approved the procurement of military equipment and platforms worth Rs 76,390 crore from domestic industries to enhance India’s overall combat capabilities. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, cleared the procurement of next-generation […]

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Captain Abhilasha Barak from Haryana becomes Indian Army’s first woman combat aviator

NEW DELHI: Captain Abhilasha Barak on Wednesday became the first woman combat aviator in the Indian Army. Officials said she has been awarded the coveted ‘wings’ along with 36 Army pilots by the director-general of the Army Aviation during a ceremony held at Combat Army Aviation Training School in Nashik. “Captain Barak became the first […]

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Lt Gen Manoj Pande to be next Army chief, first engineer to hold the post

NEW DELHI: Lt Gen Manoj Pande will take the reins as the 29th Chief of the Army Staff after incumbent Gen MM Naravane’s tenure ends on April 30. Lt Gen Pande, currently serving as the vice chief, will become the first commander from the Corps of Engineers to take charge of the 1.3-million-strong force as […]

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Gen Naravane holds talks with Australian counterpart

NEW DELHI: Army Chief Gen MM Naravane on Wednesday held wide-ranging talks with his Australian counterpart Lt Gen Rick Burr on ways to further deepen bilateral military cooperation. Lt Gen Burr is on a visit to India. “Lieutenant General Rick Burr, Chief of @AustralianArmy called on General MM Naravane #COAS & discussed ways to further […]

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Indian Army chief holds talks with Saudi Arabian commander

NEW DELHI: In a historic and landmark visit, the Commander of the Royal Saudi Land Forces, Lieutenant General Fahd Bin Abdullah Mohammed Al-Mutair, arrived in India on 14 February 2022. This is the first ever visit by a serving Royal Saudi Land Forces Commander to India and marks a deepening bilateral defence cooperation between the […]

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Lt Gen Manoj Pande takes over as new Army Vice Chief

NEW DELHI: Today, Lt Gen Manoj Pande, PVSM, AVSM, VSM took over as the Vice Chief of the Army Staff from Lt Gen Lieutenant General Chandi Prasad Mohanty who superannuated after four decades in the Army. Lt Gen Mohanty who superannuated on 31 January 2022. An alumnus of National Defence Academy, Lt Gen Manoj Pande was […]

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Won’t let any attempt to change status quo along India’s border to succeed, says Army Chief Gen M M Naravane

NEW DELHI: The Indian Army’s message is clear that it will not let any attempt to unilaterally change the status quo along the country’s borders succeed, Army Chief Gen M M Naravane said on Saturday. In an address at the Army Day Parade here, he said last year was extremely challenging for the Army and […]

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81 gentleman cadets passout from officers’ training academy-Gaya

NEW DELHI: The Officers’ Training Academy (OTA), Gaya wore a traditional military look on the occasion of 20th Passing Out Parade. Today 81 officers of the Technical Entry Scheme (TES)-38 including 09 officers from Friendly Foreign Countries and 18 officers of Special Commissioned Officers Course (SCO)-47 passed out of OTA, Gaya. The SCO Course also […]

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CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, wife and 11 others killed in helicopter crash near Coonoor

NEW DELHI: Gen Bipin Rawat, India’s first Chief of Defence Staff, his wife and 11 other armed forces personnel died on Wednesday after the military helicopter they were travelling in crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu, the Indian Air Force (IAF) said. The lone survivor, Group Captain Varun Singh, is currently under treatment at a […]

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