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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Major Gen Abhijit S Pendharkar takes charge as GOC of Army’s Vajr Division

NEW DELHI: Major General Abhijit S Pendharkar on Sunday took over as the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the elite Vajr Division of the Army, a defence spokesperson said here. He succeeds Major General VMB Krishnan, who was appointed as Commandant of the Counter-Insurgency Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte, according to the spokesperson. Maj Gen Pendharkar […]

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Indian Army Chief Gen Naravane leaves for Israel on 5-day visit

NEW DELHI: Indian Army Chief Gen MM Naravane on Sunday left for Israel on a five-day maiden visit to further strengthen India’s defence and security cooperation with the Jewish state. The visit by the Army Chief to Israel comes weeks after External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar travelled to Tel Aviv. […]

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Women cadets in NDA first step to gender equality in forces: Army chief

NEW DELHI: Chief of Army Staff General M M Naravane on Friday said as the National Defence Academy (NDA) opens its doors for women cadets, it is expected that they are welcomed with the same sense of fair play and professionalism, and added that their induction will be the “first step towards gender equality” in […]

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China’s continuous build-up matter of concern: Indian Army Chief

NEW DELHI: The military build-up by China in the eastern Ladakh region and new infrastructure development to sustain the large-scale deployment are matters of concern and India has been keeping a close watch on all the activities by the Chinese PLA, Chief of Army Staff Gen MM Naravane said on Saturday. He said if the […]

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Indian Army to procure 118 Arjun Mk-1A Main Battle Tanks for Rs 7,523 crore

NEW DELHI: The Defence Ministry placed an order to procure 118 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) Arjun Mk-1A with the Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF) in Chennai for the Indian Army on Thursday. The order, worth Rs 7,523 crore, will provide further boost to the ‘Make in India’ initiative in the defence sector and is a big […]

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Lt Gen Ananthanarayanan assumes command of 16 Corps

JAMMU: Lieutenant General P N Ananthanarayanan took over as commander of the 16 Corps on Friday, officials said. General Ananthanarayanan is an alumni of the Rashtriya Indian Military College, the National Defence Academy and the Indian Military Academy. He was commissioned into ‘The 3rd Battalion of the 8th Gorkha Rifles’ in December, 1984. In an […]

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