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General Manoj Pande: Truly, a soldier’s general
India

General Manoj Pande: Truly, a soldier’s general

As Gen Manoj Pande takes over as the 29th COAS of the Indian Army, he carries with him rich operational experience at a time when India’s defence preparedness has to be at an all-time high in view of the precarious global geopolitical scenario.

General Manoj Pande takes charge as Army chief; first engineer to helm force
India

General Manoj Pande takes charge as Army chief; first engineer to helm force

General Manoj Pande took charge of the Army at a time India is facing myriad security challenges, including along the borders with China and Pakistan.

Constitutional amendments will not solve Sri Lanka's crisis, need a change in the political culture, says Ex-Army chief
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Constitutional amendments will not solve Sri Lanka's crisis, need a change in the political culture, says Ex-Army chief

Sarath Fonseka said the ruling party and the opposition are taking pot-shots at each other and taking refuge in unnecessary blame-game

Lt Gen Manoj Pande appointed as Army Chief, first engineer to hold top post
India

Lt Gen Manoj Pande appointed as Army Chief, first engineer to hold top post

The 29th Army chief will succeed General Manoj Mukund Naravane who is scheduled to complete his 28 month-tenure on 30 April

'Not a burden on economy': Army chief General Naravane on expenditure on armed forces
India

'Not a burden on economy': Army chief General Naravane on expenditure on armed forces

'A nation can survive the shocks that wipe out the share market and leaves thousands of investors bankrupt only when the armed forces of that country are strong,' he said

Army Chief presents 'President's Colours' Nishan to four units of Parachute Regiment
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Army Chief presents 'President's Colours' Nishan to four units of Parachute Regiment

The Parachute Regiment is an elite regiment of the Indian Army that holds an enviable record in pre and post-independence operations

Threat has not reduced, will continue to deal with China in firm manner: Army chief on border row
India

Threat has not reduced, will continue to deal with China in firm manner: Army chief on border row

General MM Naravane also said that the Indian Army is more than adequately prepared to deal with any military ramifications of China's new land boundary law

Decision on extension for Pakistan Army chief Gen Bajwa can wait, says Imran Khan
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Decision on extension for Pakistan Army chief Gen Bajwa can wait, says Imran Khan

Bajwa, a close confidante of Khan, was to retire on 29 November 2019 at the end of his three-year original term but the prime minister gave the army chief an extension till 28 November 2022, citing the regional security situation

Bipin and I: We were married officers staying single and had heated debates during walks
India

Bipin and I: We were married officers staying single and had heated debates during walks

It was a coincidence that General Bipin Rawat’s wife Madhulika and my wife were classmates at college in Delhi University and their gang would meet regularly to catch up

Gen Naravane says border incidents with China inevitable till boundary agreement is reached
India

Gen Naravane says border incidents with China inevitable till boundary agreement is reached

The current border standoff between the Indian and Chinese armies erupted in May last year following a violent clash in the Pangong lake area

In 2020, Gen Naravane's trips to Nepal, West Asia helped bolster military diplomacy, but major challenges remain
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In 2020, Gen Naravane's trips to Nepal, West Asia helped bolster military diplomacy, but major challenges remain

Naravane undertook at least four foreign tours which had diplomatic overtones this year — to Myanmar, Nepal, West Asia and South Korea

India-China standoff: Rajnath Singh, army chief scheduled to visit Ladakh to review military preparedness tomorrow
India

India-China standoff: Rajnath Singh, army chief scheduled to visit Ladakh to review military preparedness tomorrow

The defence minister's visit to the region comes in the midst of India significantly ramping up the number of troops and weaponry along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the eastern Ladakh region.

Amid border row between India and Nepal, sources say onus on KP Oli government to create 'conducive atmosphere' for talks
India

Amid border row between India and Nepal, sources say onus on KP Oli government to create 'conducive atmosphere' for talks

According to India's assessment, the release of the new political map by Nepal and obtaining a legal backing to it from the lower house of Nepalese Parliament were part of a 'myopic' agenda to gain mileage in domestic politics, they said. The sources rejected Nepal's contention that India did not respond to its proposal for talks on the boundary issue.

Amid border row, Nepal Parliament passes bill redrawing its political map; ties will remain strong, says Indian Army chief General MM Naravane
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Amid border row, Nepal Parliament passes bill redrawing its political map; ties will remain strong, says Indian Army chief General MM Naravane

The Nepal Parliament's lower house unanimously voted on Saturday to amend the Constitution to update the country's new political map, laying claim over the strategically key areas of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura along the border with India

Army chief MM Naravane says people in Jammu and Kashmir are fed up with militancy, credits locals for recent successes against terrorists
India

Army chief MM Naravane says people in Jammu and Kashmir are fed up with militancy, credits locals for recent successes against terrorists

Army Chief General MM Naravane on Saturday said the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have had a lot of successes recently as people there are fed up with militancy and want normalcy to return to the Union territory

General MM Naravane says Indian Army will act to reclaim PoK if ordered, calls complaints against officers in Kashmir 'unfounded'
India

General MM Naravane says Indian Army will act to reclaim PoK if ordered, calls complaints against officers in Kashmir 'unfounded'

Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Saturday said that if Indian Army gets an order then it will take appropriate action to reclaim Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK)

General MM Naravane says creation of CDS a 'very big step' towards integration of forces, claims Indian Army will ensure its success
India

General MM Naravane says creation of CDS a 'very big step' towards integration of forces, claims Indian Army will ensure its success

Army Chief General MM Naravane on Saturday termed the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff a 'very big step' towards the integration of the three forces and said the Army will ensure its success

On Day 1 as CDS, Gen Bipin Rawat moves towards setting up of joint Air Defence Command, but integration of forces a key challenge
India

On Day 1 as CDS, Gen Bipin Rawat moves towards setting up of joint Air Defence Command, but integration of forces a key challenge

After handing over the reins of Chief of Army Staff to General Manoj Mukund Naravane after completing three years of the post, General Bipin Rawat was appointed as the first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) on 1 January 2020

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat focusing on preparing roadmap for creation of air defence command, say officials
India

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat focusing on preparing roadmap for creation of air defence command, say officials

In one of his first decisions, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat has issued directions to prepare a roadmap by 30 June to create an air defence command to enhance security of India's skies