Indian Army

Bodies of armymen killed in Uri reach Kolkata

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 00:16

Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Shock, anger and respect were the prevailing emotions as the bodies of two of the army soldiers killed in the Uri terror attack were flown in to the city on Monday.


India will respond at place, time of choosing: Army on Uri

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 20:24

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) India reserves the right to respond to cross-border terror strikes "at a place and time of our choosing", the Army said on Monday, a day after a terror attack on a military base in Jammu and Kashmir, blamed on Pakistan, left 18 soldiers dead.


Army chief reviews preparedness, situation in Assam

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 20:42

Tezpur (Assam), Sep 6 (IANS) Army Chief, Gen. Dalbir Singh visited the Gajraj (4) Corps headquarters here on Tuesday and reviewed the operational readiness of the forces as well as the internal security situation in Assam, an army spokesman said.


Eastern Command launches Facebook page

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 17:06

Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) The Indian Army's Eastern Command launched its Facebook page on Wednesday, a defence ministry spokesperson said.


Four terrorists killed in Kashmir gunfight

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 12:24

Srinagar, July 30 (IANS) Four people including two soldiers were killed on Saturday in Nowgam sector of the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, when the army foiled an infiltration attempt.


Shortage of fire tenders, staff at Army's arms depots: Manohar Parrikar

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 18:48

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Months after a massive fire killed 19 at an arms depot in Maharashtra, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar admitted in parliament that there is a shortage of fire fighting trucks and personnel in the ammunition depots of Indian Army due to procurement and recruitment related delays.


Home Minister Rajnath Singh to visit J&K on Friday

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 07:56

Srinagar, June 30 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh is expected to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Friday to take firsthand stock of security situation in the Kashmir Valley ahead of the forthcoming Amarnarh Yatra, officials said on Thursday.


War widows visited Rashtrapati Bhavan

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 18:52

New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The war widows of 8 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAK LI) (Siachen), currently on a pilgrimage tour, called on President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Sunday.


DAC approves progress in M777 howitzers procurement

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 19:30

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Defence Acqusition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, on Saturday "approved" progress in the ongoing case of procurement of 145 M777 ultra light howitzers from US, and cleared 19 proposals worth Rs 28,000 crore, defence ministry officials said.


Man posing as 'major general' held near Eastern Command

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 20:32

Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) A man posing as a high-ranking army officer and found clicking pictures around the Army's Eastern Command Headquarters here on Thursday was apprehended and handed over to police, a defence official said.