Army Day is observed annually to mark Field Marshall K M Cariappa taking over as the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, replacing his British predecessor on January 15, 1949.
Though the two sides disengaged from Patrolling Point 15 (PP-15), there has been no progress yet on resolving the standoff in Demchok and Depsang regions.
The External Affairs Ministry had said on September 9 that the disengagement process will be completed by September 12.
As a young Colonel, Rawat had commanded his Battalion 5/11 Gorkha Rifles at Kibithu from 1999-2000 and contributed immensely in strengthening the security structure of the area.
This is the first agreement by Indian Armed Forces to procure power from renewable energy sources
The US’ expertise in high-altitude technologies and mountain warfare could prove to be beneficial for India amid its standoff with China in the LAC region
Garuda Aerospace has been invited by the Army to dispatch its technical team to undertake the modification and help them maintain timeline and operations while performing their duties.
During the ceremony, Army’s F-INSAS soldier gave a briefing to Rajnath Singh on his new weapon systems and aids including the AK-203 assault rifle.
The Siachen Glacier region often faces zero visibility and the soldiers have to carry on their duties in inhuman conditions. In the video, the Siachen Warriors are seen trudging along in a snow covered region with the Indian flag before hoisting it.
The domestic military industrial complex should be supported to meet the arms requirement in the long term, and the G2G contracts could be the last minute assured line for good quality weapons
The Army Design Bureau (ADB) will mentor drone companies and enable field visits for selected participants
The high bandwidth and low latency of 5G are better suited for critical communication services for front line troops, a source in the defense establishment said.
Major Smita Chaturvedi, a retired officer of the Indian Army, was all smiles at her son’s passing out parade at the Officers Training Academy in Chennai.
A wreath laying ceremony was held at War Memorial, Northern Command Headquarter. The day saw top Army officers, joined by the JCOs and soldiers, paying rich tributes to those martyred in the war, a defence spokesperson said.
A slew of measures has been undertaken to improve its in-house Mandarin expertise and the aim is to empower junior and senior military commanders to engage with Chinese military personnel as and when the situation demands, sources in the security establishment said on July 10.
The Army, Assam Rifles, Territorial Army, SDRF and NDRF are part of the search operation.
The Army officer said militants are now focusing on other infiltration routes other than those that have been identified.
“In the highest echelons of the country’s police services, you have officers who can’t walk and are physically unfit. They should be told to go home,” says Prakash Singh, crusader for police reforms and bureaucratic accountability. He, however, says the Agnipath plan for defence forces needs a review.
The defence sector, the second-biggest employer in the country after the Indian Railways, has millions of applicants every year. A ballooning pension bill has put a check on hiring, and therein lies the story of Agnipath.
Due to agitations in Bihar and other states against the Centre's Agnipath' scheme for military recruitment, the Eastern Railway cancelled 12 interstate express trains and rescheduled 11 others on Monday, including those departing from Howrah, Sealdah, and Kolkata terminals, an official said.
The Indian Army says online registration will begin from July and will be mandatory for all Agnipath aspirants
While the Congress accused him of insulting soldiers, Vijayvargiya alleged the ”toolkit gang” was twisting his comments and all he meant was that the excellence of these soldiers will be utilised in whichever field they go to after completing their tenure.
Reforms of this nature are essential for India to modernise its armed forces, and spend more money on sophisticated weapons and logistics, than on pensions
The foremost need is to have a more technically trained but smaller force able to handle the new sophisticated equipment being acquired. So the aim really should be to reduce headcount and raise training hours. The new scheme falls down on both counts
Armed forces will become more youthful and agile. The scheme will accentuate regimental bonding and make the defense forces more effective.