Articles about Indian Army

Women can now join the NDA, Centre tells Supreme Court

08 Sep 2021

Women can now join the NDA, Centre tells Supreme Court

Women can be admitted to the National Defence Academy (NDA) for Permanent Commission in the Indian Armed forces, the central government told the Supreme Court today, marking a landmark move for gender equality in the field.

Kathua: Search operation for missing Army pilot enters 21st day

24 Aug 2021

Kathua: Search operation for missing Army pilot enters 21st day

The ongoing search operation to trace one of the two missing pilots of an Indian Army helicopter that crashed into the Ranjit Sagar Dam lake in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir entered the 21st day on Monday without any luck, officials said.

'Sheru' Stanikzai of Taliban: Indian Army veterans remember 1982 batchmate

20 Aug 2021

'Sheru' Stanikzai of Taliban: Indian Army veterans remember 1982 batchmate

He was once a 20-year-old lad, training at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) in the hilly city of Dehradun. He was not very religious and enjoyed weekend hikes and riverside trips.

SC allows women to appear for NDA exam; criticizes Army

18 Aug 2021

SC allows women to appear for NDA exam; criticizes Army

The Supreme Court on Wednesday passed an interim order allowing women candidates to appear for the National Defence Academy (NDA) examination.

Defence Ministry mulls merit over seniority for top military posts

09 Aug 2021

Defence Ministry mulls merit over seniority for top military posts

The Defence Ministry is examining a proposal to select officers for top military posts like the Commanders-in-Chief (C-in-C) in the Army, Navy, and Air Force based on merit rather than seniority.

India, China disengage in Gogra after 12th round of talks

06 Aug 2021

India, China disengage in Gogra after 12th round of talks

India and China have agreed to disengage in the Gogra region of eastern Ladakh, the Indian Army said today, marking a breakthrough following the latest round of discussions between the neighboring countries.

China releases video of Galwan Valley clash after deescalation talks

03 Aug 2021

China releases video of Galwan Valley clash after deescalation talks

China has released a video of the fatal 2020 Galwan Valley clash between Indian and Chinese forces amid a prolonged border row along the Line of Actual Control.

Kargil Vijay Diwas: Army pays tributes to its soldiers

26 Jul 2021

Kargil Vijay Diwas: Army pays tributes to its soldiers

On the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, the Army paid rich tributes to the soldiers who lost their lives in the 1999 Kargil War against Pakistan at the Drass War Memorial in Ladakh on Monday.

Indian Army on alert as China enhances activity along LAC

21 Jul 2021

Indian Army on alert as China enhances activity along LAC

Indo-China border tensions refuse to be resolved, as around 40 soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) were seen patrolling the area along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) near Barahoti area in Uttarakhand, reports said on Wednesday.

Army says reports of fresh Indo-China clash 'false and baseless'

14 Jul 2021

Army says reports of fresh Indo-China clash 'false and baseless'

The Indian Army on Wednesday denied reports of a fresh clash with Chinese forces along the Indo-China border in eastern Ladakh.

UP: Four held for duping people by promising Army jobs

07 Jul 2021

UP: Four held for duping people by promising Army jobs

Four men were arrested in the Shahjahanpur district of Uttar Pradesh Wednesday for allegedly duping people on false assurances of getting them jobs in the Army, police said.

Indian military developing capabilities to deal with drone threat

01 Jul 2021

Indian military developing capabilities to deal with drone threat

The easy availability of drones has increased the complexity of security challenges and the Indian military is developing capabilities to effectively deal with the threats, be it from state-sponsored elements or by states themselves, Army Chief General MM Naravane said on Thursday.

Another drone seen near Sunjuwan military station in Jammu

29 Jun 2021

Another drone seen near Sunjuwan military station in Jammu

A drone was spotted by the Indian Army at three locations in Jammu, including the Sunjuwan military station, in the early hours of Tuesday - marking the third day in a row that such an incident took place.

Alert soldiers thwart possible drone attack on a military station

28 Jun 2021

Alert soldiers thwart possible drone attack on a military station

A fresh attempt to attack a military installation with the help of drones was foiled by alert Army sentries at the Ratnuchak-Kaluchak station who fired at the aerial vehicles that flew away.

Army buys Jharkhand farmer's watermelon harvest after his generous offer

12 Jun 2021

Army buys Jharkhand farmer's watermelon harvest after his generous offer

A 25-year-old Jharkhand farmer, who had been unable to sell his produce amid the COVID-19 pandemic, was rewarded for his generous gesture.

Armed Forces Day: Movies capturing the emotional upheaval of soldiers

15 May 2021

Armed Forces Day: Movies capturing the emotional upheaval of soldiers

Bollywood has a multitude of movies inspired by the Armed Forces.

COVID-19 crisis: Armed forces recalling medical officers from key bases

04 May 2021

COVID-19 crisis: Armed forces recalling medical officers from key bases

As India battles the second wave of COVID-19, the armed forces are taking a series of measures like recalling doctors and other medical staff from key bases to help civilian authorities fight the pandemic.

Base Hospital to have 900 oxygenated beds by mid-June

28 Apr 2021

Base Hospital to have 900 oxygenated beds by mid-June

The Indian Army's Base Hospital in Delhi will augment its capacity and will have 900 oxygenated beds for COVID-19 patients by mid-June, said an official statement on Wednesday.

'Irrational': Supreme Court on rules for women in the Army

25 Mar 2021

'Irrational': Supreme Court on rules for women in the Army

The medical fitness criteria for women to get Permanent Commission in the Indian Army are "arbitrary" and "irrational," the Supreme Court said today.

COVID-19 deepened suspicions between India, China armies : Lt. General

19 Feb 2021

COVID-19 deepened suspicions between India, China armies : Lt. General

Eastern Army Commander Lt. General Anil Chauhan said on Thursday that the COVID-19 outbreak deepened mutual suspicions between the Indian Army and the Chinese PLA and the virus affected working protocols of border management.

Indian Army releases visuals of disengagement process with China

17 Feb 2021

Indian Army releases visuals of disengagement process with China

The Indian Army on Tuesday released videos and photographs showing thinning down of troops and dismantling of bunkers, camps, and other facilities by the Chinese military in the areas around the Pangong Lake in Eastern Ladakh in line with the agreed disengagement process between the two sides.

Uttarakhand glacier disaster: 14 dead, 170 missing; rescue operations on

08 Feb 2021

Uttarakhand glacier disaster: 14 dead, 170 missing; rescue operations on

At least 170 people went missing after a glacier broke off at Joshimath in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on Sunday, triggering massive floods reminiscent of the 2013 tragedy. Fourteen people have reportedly died.

Swarnim Vijay Varsh: Veer Chakra recipient gets 'Vijay Mashaal'

05 Feb 2021

Swarnim Vijay Varsh: Veer Chakra recipient gets 'Vijay Mashaal'

A former officer of the Indian Army who fought the 1971 war against Pakistan as a Company Commander with 14 Grenadiers and was injured and captured by the adversary during a battle in Jammu and Kashmir was on Thursday honored with a symbolic torch for his valor in that war.

Mahesh Babu reveals release date of Adivi Sesh-starrer 'Major'

29 Jan 2021

Mahesh Babu reveals release date of Adivi Sesh-starrer 'Major'

Telugu film star Mahesh Babu on Friday revealed the release date of the upcoming movie Major, starring Adivi Sesh in the lead role.

Galwan hero Colonel Santosh Babu's father disappointed with Mahavir Chakra

26 Jan 2021

Galwan hero Colonel Santosh Babu's father disappointed with Mahavir Chakra

The father of late Colonel Santosh Babu on Monday said he was not 100 percent satisfied with the Mahavir Chakra posthumously awarded to him for his acts of gallantry against the Chinese attack in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh in June 2020.

Fewer spectators, no chief guest: India celebrates unprecedented R-Day

26 Jan 2021

Fewer spectators, no chief guest: India celebrates unprecedented R-Day

India is celebrating its 72nd Republic Day today and the entire program has been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Vicky Kaushal's 'Uri' to re-release in theaters on Republic Day

25 Jan 2021

Vicky Kaushal's 'Uri' to re-release in theaters on Republic Day

Vicky Kaushal-starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike will be re-released in theaters on the occasion of Republic Day on January 26, 2021.

Galwan hero could be posthumously awarded Mahavir Chakra on R-Day

25 Jan 2021

Galwan hero could be posthumously awarded Mahavir Chakra on R-Day

Colonel Santosh Babu, who was martyred in Galwan Valley clash last June along with 19 others, will most likely be awarded the Mahavir Chakra posthumously on Republic Day.

Republic Day 2021: Five facts that every Indian must know

25 Jan 2021

Republic Day 2021: Five facts that every Indian must know

Republic Day is not merely a gazetted holiday for Indians, it's a feeling that fills our heart with pride, as we witness the spellbinding parade and the tricolor waving high in the sky.

Indo-China clash reported in Sikkim, both sides suffer injuries

25 Jan 2021

Indo-China clash reported in Sikkim, both sides suffer injuries

Amid ongoing tensions between India and China, another clash between both armies was reported on Monday.

A biopic on Major Mohit Sharma is in the making

24 Jan 2021

A biopic on Major Mohit Sharma is in the making

A film based on the extraordinary life of one of India's most celebrated military officers - late Major Mohit Sharma - has been announced.

India, China to hold 9th Corps Commander-level talks on Sunday

23 Jan 2021

India, China to hold 9th Corps Commander-level talks on Sunday

The military commanders of India and China will reportedly meet on January 24 to hold the ninth round of Corps Commander-level talks to address the ongoing military standoff and defuse the border tensions in the Eastern Ladakh region.

Drone operations feature for first time at Army Day parade

15 Jan 2021

Drone operations feature for first time at Army Day parade

The Indian Army, for the first time, demonstrated its drone services at the Army Day parade in Cariappa Ground, Delhi on Friday. Around 75 drones carried out mock kamikaze attacks and first-aid delivery exercises.

Ladakh: Chinese soldier captured by army on LAC's Indian side

09 Jan 2021

Ladakh: Chinese soldier captured by army on LAC's Indian side

The Indian Army on Saturday said a Chinese soldier has been apprehended on the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Chushul sector of eastern Ladakh.

PM Modi pained by farmers' protest, says Rajnath Singh

30 Dec 2020

PM Modi pained by farmers' protest, says Rajnath Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pained by the farmers' protest against three agricultural laws, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in an exclusive interview with ANI on Wednesday.

Army fully capable of maintaining grave of Brigadier Mohammed Usman

29 Dec 2020

Army fully capable of maintaining grave of Brigadier Mohammed Usman

The grave of "Naushera ka Sher" Brigadier Mohammed Usman, falling within the jurisdiction of Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi, has been found in a damaged state, as Army sources on Monday said it was fully capable of taking care of the national hero's final resting place.

Amid Indo-China border row, India deploys tunnel defenses in Ladakh

22 Nov 2020

Amid Indo-China border row, India deploys tunnel defenses in Ladakh

Months into a border standoff with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), India has reportedly deployed "tunnel defenses" in Ladakh.

'Shubh Aarambh,' says Vicky Kaushal as he returns to sets

18 Nov 2020

'Shubh Aarambh,' says Vicky Kaushal as he returns to sets

Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal is elated as he recently returned to the sets of his upcoming project after spending months at home due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

J&K: Army officer, 3 soldiers killed; 3 terrorists shot dead

08 Nov 2020

J&K: Army officer, 3 soldiers killed; 3 terrorists shot dead

An officer of the Indian Army and three security personnel were killed during a major anti-terror operation along the Line of Control or LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, officials said on Sunday.

After Army chief's Nepal visit, foreign secretary-level talks could resume

02 Nov 2020

After Army chief's Nepal visit, foreign secretary-level talks could resume

Indian Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane is set to meet Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli on Thursday.