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Afghan-origin terrorists may try to enter J&K once situation stabilises in Afghanistan, says Army chief
India

Afghan-origin terrorists may try to enter J&K once situation stabilises in Afghanistan, says Army chief

Chief of Army Staff Gen MM Naravane said Indian armed forces are prepared to deal with any eventuality as they have a very strong counter-infiltration grid as well as a mechanism to check terrorist activities in the hinterland in Jammu and Kashmir.

Indian Army chief General MM Naravane leaves for three-day visit to South Korea
India

Indian Army chief General MM Naravane leaves for three-day visit to South Korea

General Naravane will discuss avenues for enhancing defence relations between India and the Republic of Korea, the Indian Army said in a statement. Officials said he is scheduled to meet Korea's minister for national defence, army chief and chairman of joint chiefs of staff

Army says its troops 'exceeded' powers under AFSPA during Shopian encounter that killed three in July
India

Army says its troops 'exceeded' powers under AFSPA during Shopian encounter that killed three in July

According to the rules, a Summary of Evidence will now be initiated against the erring Army personnel after which Court Martial proceedings will begin

Mukund Naravane to take charge as army chief today; Bipin Rawat to begin tenure as Chief of Defence Staff
India

Mukund Naravane to take charge as army chief today; Bipin Rawat to begin tenure as Chief of Defence Staff

Gen Rawat has been appointed India's first Chief of Defence Staff. He was to retire on Tuesday as Army Chief after a three-year stint.

Indian Army jawan killed in J&K's Poonch after Pakistan resorts to mortar shelling, small arms firing along LoC, say officials
India

Indian Army jawan killed in J&K's Poonch after Pakistan resorts to mortar shelling, small arms firing along LoC, say officials

An Army jawan was killed after Pakistan violated ceasefire along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Gen (retd) VK Singh, MoS Road, Transport and Highways 2019: Former army chief was earlier Minister of State for External Affairs
Politics

Gen (retd) VK Singh, MoS Road, Transport and Highways 2019: Former army chief was earlier Minister of State for External Affairs

Retired General Vijay Kumar Singh — a former four-star general in the Indian Army — who has served as the Minister of State for External Affairs in the NDA-led Government of India formed in 2014, was made the Minister of State in the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways.

Dalbir Singh Suhag's appointment as Indian High Commissioner to Seychelles is more about defence than diplomacy
India

Dalbir Singh Suhag's appointment as Indian High Commissioner to Seychelles is more about defence than diplomacy

Former Indian Army chief Dalbir Singh Suhag was appointed as India's High Commissioner to Seychelles on Thursday, In a move that is likely to be a significant move in India's effort to increase its security presence in the Indian Ocean region.

Centre approves major reforms for Indian Army: Changes include relocation of officers, creation of new posts, human rights committee
India

Centre approves major reforms for Indian Army: Changes include relocation of officers, creation of new posts, human rights committee

In a major move, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has approved the first batch of reforms in the Army which include relocation of 229 officers from the Army headquarters, among others.

Army chief Bipin Rawat steps in political waters by commenting on Kashmir's education system, faces backlash
India

Army chief Bipin Rawat steps in political waters by commenting on Kashmir's education system, faces backlash

But just a little over a month after saying the armed forces need to be kept out of politics, Bipin Rawat said schools in Jammu and Kashmir are spreading a "disinformation campaign"

Army chief Bipin Rawat urges youth to rise above 'microscopic identities', join armed forces to feel India's unity
India

Army chief Bipin Rawat urges youth to rise above 'microscopic identities', join armed forces to feel India's unity

Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said on Tuesday that people should not get stuck into "microscopic identities" but instead rise together as one, and exhorted the youth to join the force to feel the idea of India's unity

Uttarakhand needs better education, health facilities to stop people from leaving, says army chief Bipin Rawat
India

Uttarakhand needs better education, health facilities to stop people from leaving, says army chief Bipin Rawat

Army chief General Bipin Rawat held lack of education and health facilities responsible for continued migration from the hills of Uttarakhand and said creation of better facilities in these sectors would stop people from leaving their homes

Nawaz Sharif’s dismissal strengthens Pakistan Army’s control over country's polity, economy and society
World

Nawaz Sharif’s dismissal strengthens Pakistan Army’s control over country's polity, economy and society

While the Nawaz Sharif government got embroiled in one political and corruption controversy after another, the Pakistan Army steadfastly strengthened its grip over the country's polity, economy and society

Army chief Bipin Rawat visits Jammu to review security situation, army's preparedness along LoC
India

Army chief Bipin Rawat visits Jammu to review security situation, army's preparedness along LoC

Army chief Bipin Rawat arrived in Jammu to review the security situation and operational preparedness of the armed forces

Pakistan test fires short-range NASR; General Qamar Bajwa terms it 'credible deterrence' for India
India

Pakistan test fires short-range NASR; General Qamar Bajwa terms it 'credible deterrence' for India

Just days after an international report on nuclear weapons stated that the world nuclear arms race is far from over, Pakistan on Wednesday successfully test-fired short-range surface to surface ballistic missile named 'Nasr', PTI said.

Kashmir human shield row: Army chief Bipin Rawat says not hurt by his comparison with General Dyer
India

Kashmir human shield row: Army chief Bipin Rawat says not hurt by his comparison with General Dyer

He may have been compared with the notorious General Dyer of Jallianwala Bagh infamy, but Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat is unfazed by the description.

Learning from BSF, CRPF video incidents: Leave our armed forces personnel alone
India

Learning from BSF, CRPF video incidents: Leave our armed forces personnel alone

The army, paramilitary and CPFs in this country are working overtime to ensure a peaceful and secure living for its citizens.

If Parrikar can't keep his mouth shut, PM Modi should replace him, says Amarinder Singh
Politics

If Parrikar can't keep his mouth shut, PM Modi should replace him, says Amarinder Singh

Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh hit out at Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar over his remarks on the selection of the Chief of Army Staff, saying they were uncalled for, and an insult

India will make terrorists and their supporters feel pain, vows army chief Bipin Rawat
India

India will make terrorists and their supporters feel pain, vows army chief Bipin Rawat

India will give a hard calibrated response to terror activities and will compel Pakistan to completely rethink its strategy on supporting insurgency and terrorism, new Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said

Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi rules out resignation, offers support to new army chief Bipin Rawat
India

Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi rules out resignation, offers support to new army chief Bipin Rawat

Putting to rest all speculation about his resignation, Eastern Army Commander lieutenant general Praveen Bakshi assured his full support to General Bipin Rawat, who took charge as the new army chief