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Rahul Gandhi slams govt for 'empty slogans', accuses it of asking soldiers to buy their own clothes and shoes
Politics

Rahul Gandhi slams govt for 'empty slogans', accuses it of asking soldiers to buy their own clothes and shoes

Congress president Rahul Gandhi today hit out at the government for making "empty slogans" and accused it of asking soldiers to buy their own clothes and shoes.

Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa backs dialogue with India to resolve disputes
India

Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa backs dialogue with India to resolve disputes

The peaceful resolution of India-Pakistan disputes, including the core issue of Kashmir, can be found through comprehensive and meaningful dialogue, Pakistan's army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said.

Defence ministry removes Rs 10,000 cap on educational concession for children of soldiers disabled, killed in action
India

Defence ministry removes Rs 10,000 cap on educational concession for children of soldiers disabled, killed in action

The Ministry of Defence has removed the Rs 10,000 cap on educational concession provided to the children of these soldiers missing, disabled or killed in action.

In wake of Jammu attacks, defence ministry clears purchase of weapons for armed forces worth Rs 15,935 crore
India

In wake of Jammu attacks, defence ministry clears purchase of weapons for armed forces worth Rs 15,935 crore

In a major decision, the defence ministry approved capital acquisition proposals worth Rs 15,935 crore which included purchase of 7.40 lakh assault rifles, 5,719 sniper rifles and light machine guns to bolster the strength of the armed forces

Budget 2018: Arun Jaitley increases defence budget by 7.81 percent, experts term hike in allocation 'inadequate'
Business

Budget 2018: Arun Jaitley increases defence budget by 7.81 percent, experts term hike in allocation 'inadequate'

The defence budget was increased by a mere 7.81 per cent to Rs 2.95 lakh crore against last year's Rs 2.74 lakh crore, belying expectations of a significant hike.

Armed Forces Flag Day: Narendra Modi, Ram Nath Kovind honour soldiers, airmen and sailors of India
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Armed Forces Flag Day: Narendra Modi, Ram Nath Kovind honour soldiers, airmen and sailors of India

Politicians cutting across party lines expressed solidarity with India's armed forces personnel and ex-servicemen on the occasion of Armed Forces Flag Day

Narendra Modi's Mann Ki Baat full text: PM advocates use of khadi, salutes armed forces
India

Narendra Modi's Mann Ki Baat full text: PM advocates use of khadi, salutes armed forces

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi elaborated on his Diwali experience in his monthly radio programme 'Mann ki Baat.'

Donald Trump made me cry, says widow of US soldier; asserts president 'couldn't remember my husband's name'
World

Donald Trump made me cry, says widow of US soldier; asserts president 'couldn't remember my husband's name'

President Donald Trump struggled to remember the name of the US soldier killed in an ambush in Niger when he called the man's widow for condolences, the woman told ABC on Monday

Indian Army has to remain prepared to counter Doka La-like situation, says General Bipin Rawat
India

Indian Army has to remain prepared to counter Doka La-like situation, says General Bipin Rawat

Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Saturday that the army has to remain prepared to counter any Dokalam-like situation along the Sino-India border

Ramdas Athawale says 'Dalit youth should join army where rum is available', renews call for reservation in armed forces
India

Ramdas Athawale says 'Dalit youth should join army where rum is available', renews call for reservation in armed forces

Advocating the need for reservation for Dalits in the defence forces, Union minister Ramdas Athawale quipped Monday that instead of consuming country-made liquor the youth from the Dalit community should join the army, where "rum" is available.

Surgical strikes was necessary to send message to Pakistan, will do it again if required, says army chief General Bipin Rawat
India

Surgical strikes was necessary to send message to Pakistan, will do it again if required, says army chief General Bipin Rawat

Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Monday that surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC could be repeated, if necessary, seeking to send a stern message to Pakistan

Northern army commander Lieutenant General D Anbu reviews security situation along LoC
India

Northern army commander Lieutenant General D Anbu reviews security situation along LoC

Northern army commander Lieutenant General D Anbu Saturday visited north Kashmir to review prevailing security situation along the Line of Control

Arjan Singh, 1965 War hero and Marshal of Indian Air Force, passes away after cardiac arrest
India

Arjan Singh, 1965 War hero and Marshal of Indian Air Force, passes away after cardiac arrest

Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh passed away on Saturday after suffering a massive cardiac arrest at the Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi. He was 98.

Marshal of Indian Air Force Arjan Singh passes away: India pays tribute to five-star officer on Twitter
India

Marshal of Indian Air Force Arjan Singh passes away: India pays tribute to five-star officer on Twitter

Several ministers and politicians including Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to pay tribute to Indian Air Force Marshal Arjan Singh, who passed away on Saturday

India and US armies to carry out two-week long joint military exercise from 14 September
India

India and US armies to carry out two-week long joint military exercise from 14 September

Armies of India and the US will carry out a two-week long mega military exercise in Washington from 14 September at a time when tensions are rising in the Asia Pacific region

Nirmala Sitharaman called on by chiefs of Indian Armed Forces, briefed on major security issues
India

Nirmala Sitharaman called on by chiefs of Indian Armed Forces, briefed on major security issues

The army, navy and air force chiefs Monday called on newly appointed defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and apprised her about the overall security challenge and preparedness of the forces

Air India gives boarding priority to soldiers: Empty gesture plays to nationalist gallery and dodges society's responsibility to servicemen
India

Air India gives boarding priority to soldiers: Empty gesture plays to nationalist gallery and dodges society's responsibility to servicemen

Our national carrier has decided to honour our soldiers through a gesture: Armed forces personnel will now be allowed to board Air India's planes before other passengers.

Sikkim standoff: Arun Jaitley rejects reports of armed forces facing ammunition shortage
India

Sikkim standoff: Arun Jaitley rejects reports of armed forces facing ammunition shortage

Amid the border standoff with China, defence minister Arun Jaitley on Friday rejected reports about shortage of ammunition.

Ram Nath Kovind meets officers of president's millitary wing, urges troops to fulfill responsibilities
India

Ram Nath Kovind meets officers of president's millitary wing, urges troops to fulfill responsibilities

In a first, President Ram Nath Kovind Saturday called a separate meeting of officers of the president's military wing within days of assuming office to acquaint himself with them

114 veterans write to Narendra Modi, say can't look away from 'relentless vigilantism of self-appointed protectors of Hinduism'
India

114 veterans write to Narendra Modi, say can't look away from 'relentless vigilantism of self-appointed protectors of Hinduism'

A group of 114 armed forces veterans have expressed their displeasure over the recent attacks on minorities in an open letter to Narendra Modi