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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. 14 people 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.

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.

Hizbul Mujahideen chief commander Saifullah killed in Srinagar encounter

01 Nov 2020

Hizbul Mujahideen chief commander Saifullah killed in Srinagar encounter

The chief commander of the terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen, Saifullah, was killed in an encounter in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, on Sunday.

Chinese soldier, held in Ladakh after crossing LAC, handed back

21 Oct 2020

Chinese soldier, held in Ladakh after crossing LAC, handed back

A People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldier who had been apprehended by the Indian forces after he strayed across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh was handed over to China on Tuesday night, officials said.

Chinese soldier, apprehended in Ladakh, will be returned: Indian Army

19 Oct 2020

Chinese soldier, apprehended in Ladakh, will be returned: Indian Army

The Indian side caught a Chinese soldier in Eastern Ladakh, and he will be returned to the People's Liberation Army, the Army said in a statement on Monday.

Major reforms proposed for Indian Army, including forgoing ceremonies

18 Oct 2020

Major reforms proposed for Indian Army, including forgoing ceremonies

A slew of major reforms has been proposed for the Indian Army with an aim to facilitate better utilization of manpower as well as financial and other resources.

Indo-China tensions: Seventh round of military talks could remain inconclusive

12 Oct 2020

Indo-China tensions: Seventh round of military talks could remain inconclusive

India and China will hold the seventh round of military talks at Chusul on Monday with an agenda to ease tensions at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), but the outcome is likely to remain unchanged.

With China's help, Pakistan setting up missile systems in PoK

09 Oct 2020

With China's help, Pakistan setting up missile systems in PoK

With the relationship between China and Pakistan going steadfast, the superpower is learned to be helping the Islamic nation set up missile systems in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, reports IE.

On IAF Day, Rafale exhibits prowess; Chief addresses Indo-China tensions

08 Oct 2020

On IAF Day, Rafale exhibits prowess; Chief addresses Indo-China tensions

On the 88th Indian Air Force Day today, the leading jets showcased their strength at a ceremony in Hindon station, that was attended by IAF Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, CDS General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh.

Ceasefire violation by Pakistan; fitting response being given, says Army

01 Oct 2020

Ceasefire violation by Pakistan; fitting response being given, says Army

Amid prolonged tensions along the Indo-China border, the Indian Army said that Pakistan initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation along the border in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.

Three soldiers martyred along LoC due to Pakistan shelling

01 Oct 2020

Three soldiers martyred along LoC due to Pakistan shelling

In a terrible piece of news, the Indian Army lost three soldiers due to unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. Five other soldiers were injured.

BrahMos missile successfully test-fired at nearly 3X speed of sound

30 Sep 2020

BrahMos missile successfully test-fired at nearly 3X speed of sound

India on Wednesday successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur.

Galwan-clash cost five soldiers, claims China; India says number higher

25 Sep 2020

Galwan-clash cost five soldiers, claims China; India says number higher

For the first time since the bloody June episode in Galwan Valley, China admitted its casualties, saying that five of its soldiers died. However, India is convinced the death toll is higher, with government sources telling News18 that China's count must be multiplied by three.

Chinese soldiers seen crying on way to Indian border

23 Sep 2020

Chinese soldiers seen crying on way to Indian border

A viral video showing crying soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has given quite the opportunity to Taiwanese media to mock China.

Historic! Two Navy women officers to join frontline warships crew

21 Sep 2020

Historic! Two Navy women officers to join frontline warships crew

In what is sure to pave the path for more gender inclusivity in the armed forces, two women officers will, for the first time, be deployed on Indian Navy warships as crew members.

Pulwama-like attack prevented, says Army; 52kg explosives recovered

17 Sep 2020

Pulwama-like attack prevented, says Army; 52kg explosives recovered

A Pulwama-like attack was prevented on Thursday, the Indian Army said in a statement after recovering 52 kilograms of explosives near Letapora in Jammu and Kashmir.

Army can't be stopped from patrolling: Rajnath on Indo-China tensions

17 Sep 2020

Army can't be stopped from patrolling: Rajnath on Indo-China tensions

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday addressed the Rajya Sabha on the pertaining border dispute with China, declaring that no global power can prohibit Indian troops from patrolling in the traditional areas.

Rajnath Singh likely to address India-China row in Parliament tomorrow

14 Sep 2020

Rajnath Singh likely to address India-China row in Parliament tomorrow

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will likely address the ongoing India-China border row in the Parliament on Tuesday, according to reports. The timing of the statement has not been confirmed.

LAC: India prepares for tense winter along border with China

13 Sep 2020

LAC: India prepares for tense winter along border with China

Amid growing tensions along the Indo-China border, the Line of Actual Control (LAC), India is preparing for a prolonged standoff through the winter.

Jaishankar tells Wang about China's transgressions, countries formulate five-point plan

11 Sep 2020

Jaishankar tells Wang about China's transgressions, countries formulate five-point plan

In the two-and-a-half-hours long meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, India's External Minister Dr. S Jaishankar strongly protested the heavy presence of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

MEA S Jaishankar meets Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow

10 Sep 2020

MEA S Jaishankar meets Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow

Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar's meet with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi is underway amid intensified Indo-China border tensions.

India-China tensions can escalate, but 'threshold of war' hasn't reached

10 Sep 2020

India-China tensions can escalate, but 'threshold of war' hasn't reached

With India and China laying reciprocal allegations on one another about warning shots being fired along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) this week, questions about a full-blown war between the nuclear-armed neighbors have received attention.

5 missing Arunachal civilians found on Chinese side: Kiren Rijiju

08 Sep 2020

5 missing Arunachal civilians found on Chinese side: Kiren Rijiju

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said that the five missing youths from Arunachal Pradesh have been found on the Chinese side. Rijiju said the process to handover the youths is being worked out.

India dismisses China's claims, says PLA fired shots at LAC

08 Sep 2020

India dismisses China's claims, says PLA fired shots at LAC

India on Tuesday responded to the post-midnight claims of China that the Indian Army fired warning shots at the Southern bank of Pangong Lake, asserting that it was the People's Liberation Army that used firearms.