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Veterans write to president, seek inquiry on fake news about 'Muslim regiment' refusing to fight 1965 War
India

Veterans write to president, seek inquiry on fake news about 'Muslim regiment' refusing to fight 1965 War

Appealing to the president to ensure that the secular and apolitical nature of the Indian armed forces be preserved, they called for a probe

Pentagon clears sale of spares, logistical support worth $90 million to India for C-130J Super Hercules aircraft
World

Pentagon clears sale of spares, logistical support worth $90 million to India for C-130J Super Hercules aircraft

The US Defence Security Cooperation Agency said the sale will support the US' foreign policy and its own national security by helping to strengthen the strategic relationship with India

‘Uneasy no war, no peace status’: IAF chief says Indian forces prepared for 'any eventuality' on Ladakh standoff
India

‘Uneasy no war, no peace status’: IAF chief says Indian forces prepared for 'any eventuality' on Ladakh standoff

In an address at a conference, RKS Bhadauria said the Indian Air Force has responded to the situation with rapidity and is fully resolved to counter any 'misadventure' in the region

Where Eagles Dared: Read an excerpt from Rishi Kumar's graphic novel about Operation Safed Sagar during the Kargil War
Arts & Culture

Where Eagles Dared: Read an excerpt from Rishi Kumar's graphic novel about Operation Safed Sagar during the Kargil War

The objective of Operation Safed Sagar was to oust Pakistani intruders from Indian positions in the Kargil sector.

India, Japan sign deal to access military bases for logistics support; Modi and Abe hail 'landmark' agreement
India

India, Japan sign deal to access military bases for logistics support; Modi and Abe hail 'landmark' agreement

Modi spoke to the outgoing Japanese PM and thanked him for his 'personal commitment' to strengthen ties between the two countries

Army says asymptomatic personnel returning from leaves, temporary posting needn't take COVID-19 test during 14-day quarantine
India

Army says asymptomatic personnel returning from leaves, temporary posting needn't take COVID-19 test during 14-day quarantine

The revised protocol of COVID-19 testing, issued by the Director General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS), aims to contain the spread of coronavirus in the armed forces.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Centre relaxes procurement rules for armed forces, allows purchase of supplies from outside govt e-marketplace
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Centre relaxes procurement rules for armed forces, allows purchase of supplies from outside govt e-marketplace

The Ministry of Defence has invoked emergency powers in the wake of the coronavirus outreak to expedite procurement of supplies required to establish and run quarantine and isolation facilities for the Indian Armed Forces and civil administrations across India

India's economic slowdown is a potential threat to national security: Govt can't afford to take eye off the ball
Business

India's economic slowdown is a potential threat to national security: Govt can't afford to take eye off the ball

Right from the time it was first elected in 2014, this government has been at pains to be perceived as being strong on national security and defence

Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane to be next Indian Army chief; decorated veteran has led counter-insurgency ops in J&K, North East
India

Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane to be next Indian Army chief; decorated veteran has led counter-insurgency ops in J&K, North East

Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane is set to become the next chief of the 1.3 million-strong Indian Army, official sources said on Monday. Lt Gen Naravane is currently serving as Vice Chief of the Army.

'Pakistan will face defeat in its proxy war against India', says Rajnath Singh at National Defence Academy in Pune
India

'Pakistan will face defeat in its proxy war against India', says Rajnath Singh at National Defence Academy in Pune

'Pakistan has chosen the path of proxy war in the form of terrorism. But I am saying it with full responsibility that Pakistan will get nothing except defeat in this proxy war,' said Rajnath Singh.

Pakistan puts mannequin of IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman on display at Karachi war museum
India

Pakistan puts mannequin of IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman on display at Karachi war museum

Pakistan has displayed a mannequin of Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman inside a war museum

Lt Gen Mukund Naravane takes charge as vice chief of Indian Army; ex-Eastern Commander in race for top post after Bipin Rawat’s retirement
India

Lt Gen Mukund Naravane takes charge as vice chief of Indian Army; ex-Eastern Commander in race for top post after Bipin Rawat’s retirement

Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Sunday assumed charge as the vice chief of the 1.3 million-strong Indian Army.

One militant killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla; SPO also dies in operation
India

One militant killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla; SPO also dies in operation

A militant and a Special Police Officer (SPO) were killed while a sub-inspector was injured in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Wednesday, a police spokesman said.

Need to reduce dependence on foreign manufacturers to modernise Indian Air Force, says defence minister Rajnath Singh
India

Need to reduce dependence on foreign manufacturers to modernise Indian Air Force, says defence minister Rajnath Singh

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that in order to modernize the Indian Air Force there is a need to develop indigenous technology in the defense sector

CRPF jawans in Kashmir say 'precaution is better than cure'; officers claim round-the-clock deployment helped 'localise' stone-pelting incidents
India

CRPF jawans in Kashmir say 'precaution is better than cure'; officers claim round-the-clock deployment helped 'localise' stone-pelting incidents

Thousands of CRPF personnel and other forces have been deployed in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir since 5 August. Purushottam Kumar, an assistant sub-inspector of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), a force placed at the disposal of the CRPF, is posted near downtown Srinagar's Sekidafar area.

Brave New India: How the 2016 surgical strikes led to a universal shift in perception about the country
Life

Brave New India: How the 2016 surgical strikes led to a universal shift in perception about the country

India has been plagued with terrorist attacks by various militant factions throughout the last 50-60 years.

Pentagon will increase interoperability and information-sharing with Indian armed forces, says US general Mark A Milley
World

Pentagon will increase interoperability and information-sharing with Indian armed forces, says US general Mark A Milley

The Pentagon will prioritise increasing 'interoperability and information-sharing capabilities' with the Indian Armed Forces, a top American General told lawmakers

'Indian Army campaigning against its own': Veterans criticise statement in support of taxation on disability pension
India

'Indian Army campaigning against its own': Veterans criticise statement in support of taxation on disability pension

Veterans on Wednesday criticised the Indian Army's statement supporting the Centre's decision to levy taxes on the disability pension, which is given to personnel disabled in the line of duty.

Disability pension tax: Rather than vilifying soldiers, Defence Ministry should work with forces to prevent dishonest claims
India

Disability pension tax: Rather than vilifying soldiers, Defence Ministry should work with forces to prevent dishonest claims

Rather than ordering a blanket change of rules on disability pension tax, the Ministry of Defence should work with the armed forces to institute a foolproof and verifiable system for disability claims