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'Gunjan Saxena': IAF writes to Censor Board over negative portrayal

13 Aug 2020

'Gunjan Saxena': IAF writes to Censor Board over negative portrayal

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has written to film certification body Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), thereby objecting to its alleged negative portrayal in the biographical film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl.

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.

#CareerBytes: How to join R&AW? Here's everything you should know

25 Dec 2019

#CareerBytes: How to join R&AW? Here's everything you should know

The Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW or RAW) is the foreign intelligence agency of the country.

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.

Is that Indian Army #BottleCapChallenge video fake or real?

21 Jul 2019

Is that Indian Army #BottleCapChallenge video fake or real?

It has been weeks since the #BottleCapChallenge took the internet by storm, but apparently, the trend is not entirely dead yet.

#CareerBytes: Everything about the life of an Indian Navy Officer

13 Jul 2019

#CareerBytes: Everything about the life of an Indian Navy Officer

In India, millions of youngsters dream of joining the defense forces to serve the nation and live a life filled with glory and pride.

Punjab man passed information to Pakistan's ISI via WhatsApp; arrested

01 Jul 2019

Punjab man passed information to Pakistan's ISI via WhatsApp; arrested

A 28-year-old man has been arrested from Faridkot in Punjab, for allegedly spying for the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan, the police said on Sunday.

India-Myanmar joint operation hits NE insurgent camps along border

16 Jun 2019

India-Myanmar joint operation hits NE insurgent camps along border

In a joint operation conducted over three weeks, the armies of India and Myanmar destroyed several insurgent camps set up by Northeast-based terrorist groups inside Myanmar, defense sources said on Sunday.

Watch: Soldiers need hammer to break open eggs at Siachen

09 Jun 2019

Watch: Soldiers need hammer to break open eggs at Siachen

"Siachen me hamare jawan ladh rahe hai" might have been misused to support many a straw man argument, but it trivializes the harsh lives of Indian Army soldiers at the Siachen glacier.

Ex-Navy chief to approach EC over Yogi's 'upsetting' #ModijiKiSena comment

02 Apr 2019

Ex-Navy chief to approach EC over Yogi's 'upsetting' #ModijiKiSena comment

Former Navy Chief Admiral L Ramdas has said that he would move the Election Commission against the Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath for terming the Indian Army as 'Modiji ki Sena' (Modi's army).

Team India pays tribute to armed forces with camouflage caps

08 Mar 2019

Team India pays tribute to armed forces with camouflage caps

Team India, on Friday, paid tribute to the armed forces by wearing special camouflage caps, during the third ODI against Australia at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi.

Women officers soon eligible for permanent careers in #IndianArmy branches

05 Mar 2019

Women officers soon eligible for permanent careers in #IndianArmy branches

The Defense Ministry has announced that women inducted as short-service commissioned (SSC) officers will soon be eligible for permanent careers in all the 10 branches of the Indian Army.

5 advanced weapon systems used by Indian Armed Forces

26 Feb 2019

5 advanced weapon systems used by Indian Armed Forces

A few hours ago, the Indian Air Force executed a well-planned 19-minute-long operation across the LoC to annihilate JeM terror camps in Pakistan.

India v/s Pakistan: A comparison of military strength and weapons

26 Feb 2019

India v/s Pakistan: A comparison of military strength and weapons

In the aftermath of the Pulwama attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed, ties between India and Pakistan have sharply deteriorated.

#CareerBytes: How to join Indian Air Force, Navy after Class-12?

26 Feb 2019

#CareerBytes: How to join Indian Air Force, Navy after Class-12?

Millions of youngsters dream to join the defense forces and get an opportunity to serve the country, living a life filled with glory and pride.

All about Mirage-2000, the jet which destroyed terror camps

26 Feb 2019

All about Mirage-2000, the jet which destroyed terror camps

Avenging the dastardly Pulwama attack, in which 40 CRPF soldiers were martyred, the Indian Air Force attacked terror camps flourishing in Pakistan on Tuesday.

#CareerBytes: How to join Indian Army as Officer after Class-12?

16 Feb 2019

#CareerBytes: How to join Indian Army as Officer after Class-12?

The Indian Army is one of the largest and best armies in the world. Many youngsters dream of joining the prestigious Army to serve their nation with pride.

#DefenseDiaries: PM Modi hails troops on 71st Army Day

15 Jan 2019

#DefenseDiaries: PM Modi hails troops on 71st Army Day

Indian Army stands for various things: the top-most being their professionalism, bravery and selfless service. They protect our restive borders, safeguard internal law-and-order and save lives during natural calamities/disasters. Their training and discipline are obviously legendary.

ISRO launches "Angry Bird" satellite to boost defense communication capabilities

19 Dec 2018

ISRO launches "Angry Bird" satellite to boost defense communication capabilities

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched the GSAT-7A military communications satellite to boost the defense forces' communication capabilities, particularly the Indian Air Force.

J&K: Hours before soldier's last rites, wife delivers daughter

24 Oct 2018

J&K: Hours before soldier's last rites, wife delivers daughter

Hours before Lance Naik Ranjeet Singh's last rites were completed with full state honors, his wife Shimpu Devi delivered a girl, whom she said was the daughter of the nation.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Signals Edition launched in India

29 Aug 2018

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Signals Edition launched in India

As an addition to its best-selling Classic 350 line-up of motorcycles, Royal Enfield has launched the Classic Signals Edition in India.

India's youngest billionaire slammed for Rs. 10,000 donation for flood-victims

18 Aug 2018

India's youngest billionaire slammed for Rs. 10,000 donation for flood-victims

With several avenues now open for providing financial help to flood victims in Kerala, several industrialists, politicians, celebrities, and the like, along with normal citizens, have started contributing.

You can 'march' with armed forces at Vadodara Airport

15 Aug 2018

You can 'march' with armed forces at Vadodara Airport

A first-of-its-kind art installation called 'Shaurya Sthal' in Vadodara Airport will make it possible for you to 'march' with armed forces.

Indian soldiers at Siachen to get special indigenous clothing, equipment

12 Aug 2018

Indian soldiers at Siachen to get special indigenous clothing, equipment

The army is manufacturing special clothing and equipment for its forces posted at the Siachen glacier - considered the world's most dangerous battlefield.

#KargilVijayDiwas: Captain Vikram Batra's father recalls his son's exemplary feat

26 Jul 2018

#KargilVijayDiwas: Captain Vikram Batra's father recalls his son's exemplary feat

Kargil war hero Captain Vikram Batra's father, GL Batra, recalled his son's bravery and patriotism and said he felt proud to be the father of a Param Vir Chakra recipient.

Kargil Vijay Diwas: The conflict, the victory and the lessons

26 Jul 2018

Kargil Vijay Diwas: The conflict, the victory and the lessons

India's military victory against Pakistan in the Kargil conflict in 1999 is celebrated on July 26.

Security forces have killed over 580 terrorists since 2015: Govt

25 Jul 2018

Security forces have killed over 580 terrorists since 2015: Govt

Security forces have killed 581 terrorists since 2015 while 69 personnel died in ceasefire violations, Minister of State for Defense Subhash Bhamre told the Lok Sabha today.

Nearly 200 soldiers become disabled every year: Top Army doctor

16 Jul 2018

Nearly 200 soldiers become disabled every year: Top Army doctor

Nearly 200 armed forces personnel become disabled every year, a senior doctor for the forces said, citing road accidents and snow avalanches, especially in hilly-terrains, as the prime reasons.

Anti-terror ops to be focus of mega military-drill in Russia

15 Jul 2018

Anti-terror ops to be focus of mega military-drill in Russia

Boosting counter-terror cooperation and evolving a common strategy to deal with radicalization will be the focus of a mega military exercise in Russia next month, in which India, Pakistan, and other member nations of Shanghai Cooperation Organization will participate.

#DefenseDiaries: Tejas fighter jet misses another deadline for combat readiness

09 Jul 2018

#DefenseDiaries: Tejas fighter jet misses another deadline for combat readiness

The indigenously developed Tejas fighter jet, first approved way back in 1983, has missed yet another deadline for becoming fully combat-ready.

India's most potent missile Agni-V to be inducted soon

01 Jul 2018

India's most potent missile Agni-V to be inducted soon

India is in the process of inducting the first batch of its intercontinental ballistic missile system, Agni-V, which will bring targets across China within its range, and is expected to significantly bolster India's military prowess.

#CareerBytes: 7 top-rated medical colleges for undergraduate courses in India

20 Jun 2018

#CareerBytes: 7 top-rated medical colleges for undergraduate courses in India

A career in the field of medicine is one of the most preferred options among science students in the country.

IAF ready to take on any contingency: Air Chief Marshal

17 Jun 2018

IAF ready to take on any contingency: Air Chief Marshal

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has "amply displayed" its operational preparedness to take on any contingency in the recently-concluded "Gaganshakti" exercise, Chief of Air Staff BS Dhanoa said.

#CareerBytes: How to get into Indian Army after Class 12?

30 May 2018

#CareerBytes: How to get into Indian Army after Class 12?

The Indian Army is the world's second-largest standing army and one of the most privileged forces, too.

#CareerBytes: How to join Indian Air Force, Navy after Class-12?

29 May 2018

#CareerBytes: How to join Indian Air Force, Navy after Class-12?

Millions of youngsters dream to join the defense forces and get an opportunity to serve the country, living a life filled with glory and pride.

This Pune-couple on a mission to help Siachen soldiers breathe

27 Apr 2018

This Pune-couple on a mission to help Siachen soldiers breathe

A Pune-based couple, in their 60s, has sold most of their ornaments to install an oxygen plant at the Indian Army's main base camp in Siachen, which will be a huge help to almost 9,000 soldiers posted there.

Central armed forces to have 50% lighter, stronger bulletproof jacket

27 Apr 2018

Central armed forces to have 50% lighter, stronger bulletproof jacket

The Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) will soon have lighter, more resilient bullet-proof jackets developed by the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre.

India considering permanent commission for women army officers

25 Apr 2018

India considering permanent commission for women army officers

India is mulling over granting permanent commission (PC) to its women army officers on short service commission (SSC), the Centre recently told the Supreme Court.

Airport Authority of India recruits its first woman firefighter

22 Apr 2018

Airport Authority of India recruits its first woman firefighter

Firefighting in Indian aviation is no longer a man's job alone.

CRPF to get 100 new bulletproof vehicles for heightened security

21 Mar 2018

CRPF to get 100 new bulletproof vehicles for heightened security

To provide soldiers better security during commute to operation sites and camps, the Indian government is purchasing 141 medium bulletproof vehicles (MBPVs) for the central paramilitary forces.