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Army headquarters in Delhi partly sealed after soldier tests coronavirus-positive

15 May 2020

Army headquarters in Delhi partly sealed after soldier tests coronavirus-positive

The headquarters of the Indian Army in Delhi were partly sealed on Friday after a soldier tested positive for COVID-19.

Delhi: 24 test positive for coronavirus at Army's RR Hospital

05 May 2020

Delhi: 24 test positive for coronavirus at Army's RR Hospital

In a worrying series of events, 24 people, including serving personnel, tested positive for coronavirus at Delhi's Army RR Hospital, HT reported on Tuesday.

Flypast and petal showers: Armed Forces' tribute to 'Corona Warriors'

03 May 2020

Flypast and petal showers: Armed Forces' tribute to 'Corona Warriors'

As a token of appreciation to the frontline warriors in the fight against COVID-19, the Indian Armed Forces began a flypast Sunday morning.

20 sailors of Indian Navy test positive for coronavirus

18 Apr 2020

20 sailors of Indian Navy test positive for coronavirus

In a worrying piece of news, 21 serving personnel of the Indian Navy tested positive for coronavirus in Mumbai.

Days after five-soldiers were martyred, Army targets Pakistani ammunition dump

11 Apr 2020

Days after five-soldiers were martyred, Army targets Pakistani ammunition dump

The Indian Army has released a video showing how it precisely attacked an ammunition dump of Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara area, the same place where five soldiers were martyred few days ago.

India's coronavirus cases cross 600; here's all that happened today

25 Mar 2020

India's coronavirus cases cross 600; here's all that happened today

Even as India, a nation of 1.3 billion people, observes a total lockdown, the number of coronavirus cases crossed 600 on Wednesday.

Coronavirus: Italy records highest single-day death toll, again; Army called

21 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Italy records highest single-day death toll, again; Army called

In what shows that things aren't getting any better in Italy, the number of people dying due to novel coronavirus climbed to 627 on a single day on Friday, the Italian Civil Protection Agency announced.

Kejriwal says Delhi violence 'alarming'; calls for Army assistance

26 Feb 2020

Kejriwal says Delhi violence 'alarming'; calls for Army assistance

On Wednesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sought the assistance of the Indian Army to handle the tense situation in the Northeast region of the national capital.

Pulwama martyr Major Vibhuti Dhoundiyal's wife set to join Army

19 Feb 2020

Pulwama martyr Major Vibhuti Dhoundiyal's wife set to join Army

A year after Indian Army Major Vibhuti Dhoundiyal was martyred in an encounter with terrorists in Pulwama, his widow is set to join the Army.

LeT wanted to paint 26/11 attack as 'Hindu terrorism'

18 Feb 2020

LeT wanted to paint 26/11 attack as 'Hindu terrorism'

Lashkar-e-Taiba, the hated terrorist organization which executed the Mumbai attacks years ago, wanted to pass it off as a case of "Hindu terrorism".

SC clears permanent commission, command roles for women Army officers

17 Feb 2020

SC clears permanent commission, command roles for women Army officers

In a historic judgment, the Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to grant permanent commission to all women officers in the Army.

Retired Colonel faces inquiry after jawans film him having sex

11 Feb 2020

Retired Colonel faces inquiry after jawans film him having sex

A retired Colonel of the Indian Army faces an inquiry after two soldiers filed a complaint against him for having sex in his office while serving.

Coronavirus: 324 Indians evacuated from China; 6 left behind

01 Feb 2020

Coronavirus: 324 Indians evacuated from China; 6 left behind

Early Saturday morning, a special Air India flight flew 324 Indians to Delhi from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

After 'cut off Assam' remark, JNU's Sharjeel Imam still absconding

27 Jan 2020

After 'cut off Assam' remark, JNU's Sharjeel Imam still absconding

A manhunt of sorts has been launched to nab Sharjeel Imam, a former student of Jawaharlal Nehru University, who gave an inflammatory speech at Aligarh Muslim University on January 16.

'Indian IdoI': Neha Kakkar gifts Rs. 2 lakh to firefighter

22 Jan 2020

'Indian IdoI': Neha Kakkar gifts Rs. 2 lakh to firefighter

Singer Neha Kakkar, who is one of the judges in the ongoing 11th season of popular singing reality show Indian Idol, has gifted a sum of Rs. 2 lakh to a firefighter during an episode of the show.

Indian Army Day: Why is it celebrated and other details

15 Jan 2020

Indian Army Day: Why is it celebrated and other details

India celebrates its 72nd Army Day today. Every year, the Army Day is celebrated across India on January 15 as a way to honor the country's forces.

Arrested J&K DSP Davinder Singh sheltered terrorists at home: Report

13 Jan 2020

Arrested J&K DSP Davinder Singh sheltered terrorists at home: Report

Two days after Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh was arrested with Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terrorists in Kulgam, a report revealed that the top cop had sheltered the terrorists at his home in Srinagar.

Our allegiance is to the Constitution, says Army Chief Naravane

12 Jan 2020

Our allegiance is to the Constitution, says Army Chief Naravane

Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Saturday that the force's allegiance is to the Constitution of India and its core values of justice, equality and fraternity, enshrined in the Preamble.

AAP office attack to beef-ban: Hindu Raksha Dal's violent past

08 Jan 2020

AAP office attack to beef-ban: Hindu Raksha Dal's violent past

After Sunday's dreadful attack at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, several fingers were pointed amid a flood of fake news online.

After Article 370's abrogation, peace returning to J&K: Army Chief

04 Jan 2020

After Article 370's abrogation, peace returning to J&K: Army Chief

New Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane said on Friday that peace is returning to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, months after the contentious Article 370 was rescinded by the Centre, led by BJP.

What are the responsibilities of India's Chief of Defence Staff?

03 Jan 2020

What are the responsibilities of India's Chief of Defence Staff?

On Monday, General Bipin Rawat stepped into the role of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).

New Army Chief says India-China border needs more attention

01 Jan 2020

New Army Chief says India-China border needs more attention

A day after taking over as the 28th Chief of the Indian Army, General Manoj Mukund Naravane said that India needs to pay more attention to the China front and enhance capabilities along the Northern border.

First CDS Bipin Rawat speaks on new role, his strategy

31 Dec 2019

First CDS Bipin Rawat speaks on new role, his strategy

The 27th Chief of Indian Army, General Bipin Rawat, is all set to take office as India's first Chief of Defense Staff, and quite naturally the expectations from him are high.

Bipin Rawat named India's first Chief of Defense Staff: Reports

30 Dec 2019

Bipin Rawat named India's first Chief of Defense Staff: Reports

General Bipin Rawat, who will retire as Army Chief on December 31 (tomorrow), was on Monday announced as the first Chief of Defense Staff, according to India Today.

India to get first Chief of Defense Staff: Details here

24 Dec 2019

India to get first Chief of Defense Staff: Details here

In what qualifies as a historic move, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Tuesday approved the position of Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement in his Independence Day speech.

CAB stir: Paramilitary forces withdrawn from J&K, sent to Assam

11 Dec 2019

CAB stir: Paramilitary forces withdrawn from J&K, sent to Assam

While the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is being debated in the Rajya Sabha today, Assam is burning with hundreds of people taking to streets to protest the proposed amendments.

Dhoni to produce TV show on Army officers: Details here

10 Dec 2019

Dhoni to produce TV show on Army officers: Details here

Former Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is set to produce a television show based on Indian Army officers.

Manmohan Singh: 1984 anti-Sikh riots could have been avoided if…

05 Dec 2019

Manmohan Singh: 1984 anti-Sikh riots could have been avoided if…

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said that the ghastly 1984 anti-Sikh riots could have been avoided if the advice of his predecessor Inder Kumar Gujral had been heeded.

First Chief of Defence Staff to be announced next month

19 Nov 2019

First Chief of Defence Staff to be announced next month

By next month, India could be looking at its first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), a single-point military adviser to the government.

Dhoni's first net session in four months triggers comeback talks

15 Nov 2019

Dhoni's first net session in four months triggers comeback talks

Veteran Indian wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni's future has been a source of constant speculation since the conclusion of the ICC World Cup 2019 in July.

Kartarpur Corridor: Pakistan takes U-turn, says Sikhs will need passports

07 Nov 2019

Kartarpur Corridor: Pakistan takes U-turn, says Sikhs will need passports

Days after Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said Sikh pilgrims will not require passports for visiting Kartarpur Gurudwara, the "top brass" of the country "undid" his order.

Jammu and Kashmir: Five migrant laborers killed by terrorists

30 Oct 2019

Jammu and Kashmir: Five migrant laborers killed by terrorists

In a terrible piece of news, terrorists gunned down five migrant laborers, hailing from West Bengal's Murshidabad district, on Tuesday. Another laborer was critically injured in the attack which took place in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district.

Someone is trying to disrupt peace in J&K: Army Chief

21 Oct 2019

Someone is trying to disrupt peace in J&K: Army Chief

The condition in Jammu and Kashmir has been headlining news for quite some time now. Though the government claims there's no clampdown in the border state, things are far from normal.

It's faith: Rajnath defends performing Shastra Pooja on Rafale jet

11 Oct 2019

It's faith: Rajnath defends performing Shastra Pooja on Rafale jet

When Defense Minister Rajnath Singh went to France this week to officially receive the first Rafale jet, he perhaps didn't expect that he would be criticized by many back home for performing pooja on the high-tech jet.

J&K reopens for tourists, government assures all the help

10 Oct 2019

J&K reopens for tourists, government assures all the help

For the last two months, Jammu and Kashmir has been under a never-seen-before security blanket. Thousands of Army personnel were sent to the northernmost state, shops were shut, and communication modes snapped to deal with any violent backlash of the Article 370 decision.

Indian Army's helicopter crashes in Bhutan, 2 pilots die

27 Sep 2019

Indian Army's helicopter crashes in Bhutan, 2 pilots die

In a terrible incident, two pilots lost their lives on Friday after a helicopter of Indian Army crashed in Eastern Bhutan, said reports.

Pakistani minister admits country spent millions on terror outfits

14 Sep 2019

Pakistani minister admits country spent millions on terror outfits

It's a well-known fact that Pakistan breeds terrorism, but the country was left humiliated when its interior minister admitted to the same in an interview.

One-day stand-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers ends in Ladakh

12 Sep 2019

One-day stand-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers ends in Ladakh

A stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh, which started after dawn on Wednesday, has been resolved after high-level talks, reports said on Thursday.

Be prepared: Army Chief Bipin Rawat tells troops at LoC

31 Aug 2019

Be prepared: Army Chief Bipin Rawat tells troops at LoC

Amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, Army Chief Bipin Rawat paid a visit to LoC to review "preparedness" and asked troops to be ready for any contingency.

Will Bipin Rawat be India's first Chief of Defense Staff?

15 Aug 2019

Will Bipin Rawat be India's first Chief of Defense Staff?

From the rampart of Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on India's 73rd Independence Day that the nation will soon get a Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) for better coordination between all three legs of forces- Army, Air Force, and Navy.