Articles about Indian Army

Assam: Floods compel 500 families to live on railway tracks

21 May 2022

India
Assam: Floods compel 500 families to live on railway tracks

Floods in Assam have forced more than 500 families to live on the railway tracks with not much support from the government.

Armed forces want removal of AFSPA from J&K: Rajnath Singh

23 Apr 2022

India
Armed forces want removal of AFSPA from J&K: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday stated India's all three defense forces wanted the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) to be removed from Jammu & Kashmir soon.

Lieutenant General Manoj Pande appointed as next Indian Army chief

18 Apr 2022

India
Lieutenant General Manoj Pande appointed as next Indian Army chief

The Defence Ministry on Monday announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Manoj Pande as the next Chief of the Army Staff (CoAS) of India.

Security forces gun down 2 terrorists in J&K's Pulwama

06 Apr 2022

India
Security forces gun down 2 terrorists in J&K's Pulwama

Security forces on Wednesday killed two terrorists belonging to the proscribed terror groups Ansar Ghazwatul Hind and Lashkar-e-Taiba in Jammu and Kashmir, the police said.

DRDO successfully test-fires medium-range surface-to-air missile, destroys target

27 Mar 2022

India
DRDO successfully test-fires medium-range surface-to-air missile, destroys target

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested the Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) air defense system off the coast of Balasore in Odisha on Sunday.

J&K: Indian Army helicopter crashes in Gurez; 1 pilot killed

11 Mar 2022

India
J&K: Indian Army helicopter crashes in Gurez; 1 pilot killed

An Indian Army Cheetah helicopter on Friday crashed in the Gurez sector of Jammu and Kashmir, defense officials told ANI.

Army rescues Kerala trekker trapped on hill for two days

09 Feb 2022

India
Army rescues Kerala trekker trapped on hill for two days

The Indian Army on Wednesday rescued a trekker stuck for nearly two days on a hill between rocks in the Malampuzha district of Palakkad, Kerala.

Army troops hit by avalanche in Arunachal; rescue efforts underway

07 Feb 2022

India
Army troops hit by avalanche in Arunachal; rescue efforts underway

At least seven personnel of the Indian Army went missing after an avalanche hit the high-altitude area in the Kameng sector in Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday, the force said on Monday.

38 Chinese soldiers drowned in 2020 Galwan clash: Report

03 Feb 2022

World
38 Chinese soldiers drowned in 2020 Galwan clash: Report

At least 38 Chinese soldiers died in the early stage of the 2020 Galwan Valley clash, an investigative report by Australian newspaper The Klaxon said.

Honoring first recipient of Param Vir Chakra Major Somnath Sharma

31 Jan 2022

India
Honoring first recipient of Param Vir Chakra Major Somnath Sharma

India on Monday commemorated the 99th birth anniversary of Major Somnath Sharma, the first recipient of India's highest gallantry honor, the Param Vir Chakra.

Lightweight, sturdier: How is Indian Army's new uniform different?

16 Jan 2022

India
Lightweight, sturdier: How is Indian Army's new uniform different?

The Indian Army introduced a new uniform on Saturday that will improve the personnel's camouflage and comfort.

Government to prioritize Indian defense manufacturers over import projects: Report

11 Jan 2022

India
Government to prioritize Indian defense manufacturers over import projects: Report

The central government will reportedly review all major defense import projects under the "Buy Global" category in a push for the Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India) initiative.

J&K: Six terrorists, including two Pakistanis, killed in separate encounters

30 Dec 2021

India
J&K: Six terrorists, including two Pakistanis, killed in separate encounters

Six terrorists, including two Pakistani nationals, were reportedly killed in two separate encounters with security forces on Wednesday evening in Jammu and Kashmir.

General Naravane appointed as head of Chiefs of Staff Committee

16 Dec 2021

India
General Naravane appointed as head of Chiefs of Staff Committee

General MM Naravane, the Chief of Army Staff, has been named the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (CoSC) by the government, reports said.

Supreme Court allows widening of Char Dham roads citing security

14 Dec 2021

India
Supreme Court allows widening of Char Dham roads citing security

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the central government to go ahead with the Char Dham Highway project.

6 more officers' bodies identified in IAF chopper tragedy

11 Dec 2021

India
6 more officers' bodies identified in IAF chopper tragedy

The mortal remains of six more defence officials killed in the Tamil Nadu chopper crash have been identified.

General Bipin Rawat death: New CDS appointment in 7-10 days

09 Dec 2021

India
General Bipin Rawat death: New CDS appointment in 7-10 days

After the sudden demise of General Bipin Rawat in a military chopper crash, the Centre is seeking to appoint a new Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) soon.

Nagaland tribe body lists 5 demands after botched anti-insurgency op

07 Dec 2021

India
Nagaland tribe body lists 5 demands after botched anti-insurgency op

The Nagaland tribe, which accounted for the most civilian fatalities in a failed anti-insurgency operation, has submitted a presented its demands to the government.

'Mistaken identity': Amit Shah says Centre regrets Nagaland civilian deaths

06 Dec 2021

India
'Mistaken identity': Amit Shah says Centre regrets Nagaland civilian deaths

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday told the Parliament the central government regrets the killings of over a dozen civilians during a botched Army operation in Nagaland.

Amit Shah to give statement on Nagaland civilian killings today

06 Dec 2021

India
Amit Shah to give statement on Nagaland civilian killings today

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will give a statement Monday on the firing incident in Nagaland in which 14 civilians were killed amid a botched anti-surgency operation, Rajya Sabha Chairperson Venkaiah Naidu said.

Nagaland: Dozen civilians, jawan killed as security operation goes wrong

05 Dec 2021

India
Nagaland: Dozen civilians, jawan killed as security operation goes wrong

The Indian Army said it "deeply regretted" the killings of civilians in Nagaland due to mistaken identity during a security operation gone wrong.

India, China hold 14th round of border talks today

18 Nov 2021

India
India, China hold 14th round of border talks today

India and China on Thursday held discussions over pending border issues under the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC).

'Proud of soldiers' role in surgical strikes'; Modi in J&K

04 Nov 2021

India
'Proud of soldiers' role in surgical strikes'; Modi in J&K

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday celebrated the festival of Diwali with soldiers in Nowshera in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri.

39 women Army officers get Permanent Commission after SC order

22 Oct 2021

India
39 women Army officers get Permanent Commission after SC order

Thirty-nine women officers secured Permanent Commission in the Indian Army, the central government told the Supreme Court on Friday.

J&K Poonch encounter: 3 locals detained; operation enters day 7

18 Oct 2021

India
J&K Poonch encounter: 3 locals detained; operation enters day 7

The Jammu and Kashmir Police detained three locals on Sunday at Bhatta Durian in Poonch on the suspicion that they had provided logistical support to the terrorists involved in the latest Poonch encounter.

7 new defense companies inaugurated by PM. Which are they?

15 Oct 2021

India
7 new defense companies inaugurated by PM. Which are they?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched seven new defense companies carved out of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) which was dissolved earlier this month.

India, China to hold 13th round of military talks today

10 Oct 2021

India
India, China to hold 13th round of military talks today

India and China will hold the 13th round of high-level military talks on Sunday to achieve further disengagement in the remaining friction points in eastern Ladakh.

India, China had brief face-off in Tawang last week: Reports

08 Oct 2021

India
India, China had brief face-off in Tawang last week: Reports

Indian and Chinese troops were reportedly engaged in yet another face-off last week along the Line of Actual Control in Arunachal Pradesh.

India to take up border issues with China before normalcy

02 Oct 2021

India
India to take up border issues with China before normalcy

India has decided to take up long-standing border issues with China one by one before bilateral normalcy can be restored between the two neighboring countries.

J&K: Pakistani terrorist caught, another killed during infiltration attempt

28 Sep 2021

India
J&K: Pakistani terrorist caught, another killed during infiltration attempt

The Indian Army captured a Pakistani terrorist and killed another last evening as it foiled an infiltration attempt in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri sector, reports said.

J&K: 2 Army pilots killed in helicopter crash in Udhampur

21 Sep 2021

India
J&K: 2 Army pilots killed in helicopter crash in Udhampur

Two Indian Army pilots were killed after their helicopter crashed near Patnitop in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir today.

Army operation underway after infiltration bid in J&K's Uri

21 Sep 2021

India
Army operation underway after infiltration bid in J&K's Uri

The Indian Army has been carrying out a combing operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri sector for more than 30 hours in view of a major infiltration attempt by terrorists.

Women can now join the NDA, Centre tells Supreme Court

08 Sep 2021

India
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

India
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

India
'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

India
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

India
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
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

World
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

India
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.

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