NSG ON TOP OF  TAJ HOTEL
RUDRA ALH-WSI
INS Mumbai and INS Trikand exercise VARUNA 2018
The Indian T-72 Ajeya Tank
Indian Air Force C- 130
Indian ATG on trial
INS Vikramaditya
VARUNA 2018
Tejas raring to go in fight
GSLV-MKIII
SU -30MKI
364 Chhattisgarh Youths Selected For Indian Army

364 Chhattisgarh Youths Selected For Indian Army May 23,2018

Chief Minister Raman Singh and Skill Development Minister Prem Prakash Pandey have extended hearty congratulations to the 364 youths of Chhattisgarh who have glorified the name of the State with their selection in Indian Army, officials informed. Skill Department, Technical Education and Employment Department had started a pre-training programme through Employment Exchange Offices for encouraging participation of youth to actively participate in Indian Army Recruitment Rally. On the special

Air Cavalry’ tested, may need a recast

Air Cavalry’ tested, may need a recast May 20,2018

In the heat of May in Rajasthan, a squadron of helicopters flew a few metres above ground, attempting to evade ‘enemy radars.’ On ground, in a separate corridor, moved a column of T-90 tanks in attack formation. The Indian Army’s tested ‘Air Cavalry’ – a concept the US introduced in 1965. The US’ first ‘Air Cavalry’ division arrived in Vietnam in August and September 1965. Airmobile operations used helicopters to fly over difficult terrains

Three militants killed as Indian Army foils infiltration bid in J&K’s Kupwara

Three militants killed as Indian Army foils infiltration bid in J&K’s Kupwara May 19,2018

The Indian Army on Friday foiled an infiltration bid after an exchange of fire between security personnel and militants in Handwara area of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir. According to latest reports three infiltrating have been killed along the Line of Control (LoC). In a statement, the Defence Ministry spokesperson said; “They were challenged after which they fired at the troops. Three terrorists were killed while searches are still going on as two others are believed to have

A reluctant Army agrees to suspension of ops in J&K after two main concerns addressed

A reluctant Army agrees to suspension of ops in J&K after two main concerns addressed May 17,2018

The Army has agreed to the government’s decision to suspend counter-insurgency operations in J&K during Ramzan with some reluctance because of misgivings that similar initiatives have flopped in the past, with terror outfits using the interregnums to regroup, re-arm and unleash further violence. Initially opposed to any “unilateral” suspension of operations in the absence of any reciprocal signal from Pakistan-controlled terror outfits or “at least tacit understanding” with others

BSF makes mental well-being tests and training mandatory for its personnel; here’s why

BSF makes mental well-being tests and training mandatory for its personnel; here’s why May 17,2018

The Border Security Force (BSF) has made it compulsory for all its security personnel and other paramilitary forces to undergo an annual mental health test to determine their well-being. The test aims at assessing the soldiers’ mental fitness and will also try to bring in corrective measures based on their scores. The annual tests that were conducted earlier were only determining soldiers’ physical fitness. However, now this additional test which will be introduced, will also look into the

Why the army prepares to fight under a nuclear shadow

Why the army prepares to fight under a nuclear shadow May 16,2018

In the scorching heat of the Rajasthan desert, the Indian Army’s South Western Command exercised its Strike Corps to race at full gallop to capture/threaten objectives deep inside enemy territory, during the 1st/2nd week of May 2018. The entire exercise was conducted under a nuclear overhang. With two nuclear neighbours, how likely is it for our armed forces to battle in a contaminated environment that could include nuclear, biological or chemical attacks by the adversary? Are we prepared

Army looks to real-life Phunsukh Wangdu to solve one of its most vexing border problems

Army looks to real-life Phunsukh Wangdu to solve one of its most vexing border problems May 16,2018

The Army has shown interest in pre-fabricated solar heated mud huts which engineer-turned-innovator Sonam Wangchuk has developed. The huts are eco-friendly and would not require massive heating during winters in Ladakh, Wangchuk’s home, which is one of the coldest mountain deserts in the world. Wangchuk, on whose life the character Amir Khan played in ‘Three Idiots’ was based, said that a prototype has been successfully built and the Army was interested in at least 10, 000 such

Indian Army conducts snow clearing operation in U’khand

Indian Army conducts snow clearing operation in U’khand May 15,2018

Corps of Engineers of the Indian Army conducted a snow-clearing operation on the route to Sikh pilgrimage site Hemkund Sahib in Chamoli district.Portals of the Hemkund Sahib are scheduled to open on May 25. The route to Hemkund Sahib is still three to four feet under the snow.The operation for snow clearing started from April 25. 40 junior engineers of the Army are participating in the snow clearing operation.Earlier in the week, former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat, along with

Indian Army chief pays floral tributes to IPKF at Battaramulla memorial

Indian Army chief pays floral tributes to IPKF at Battaramulla memorial May 14,2018

General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Army Staff of Indian Army currently in the island on a week-long (13-18 May) goodwill visit at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, paid floral tributes at the monument in Battaramulla for Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) soldiers killed during the war in Sri Lanka. At the IPKF memorial premises, Major General Ajith Kariyakarawana, Deputy Chief of Staff received the visiting Indian Army Chief as the troops of the Sri Lanka Corps of Military

Indian Army officials place premium on restraint towards non-combatants during anti-militancy operations in Kashmir

Indian Army officials place premium on restraint towards non-combatants during anti-militancy operations in Kashmir May 14,2018

Deeply concerned about the rising spiral of rage and militancy in south Kashmir, army officials say they are taking measures to sensitise soldiers about the need to avoid casualties or injuries among non-combatants. Lt Gen Devraj Anbu, Commander-in- chief of the Northern Command, said that it is a priority for the army to prevent the killing of non-combatants. The general, who is responsible for the army in Jammu and Kashmir, held that soldiers in the field are becoming increasingly responsive

No ceasefire in J-K, terrorism will be dealt with firmly: Nirmala Sitharaman

No ceasefire in J-K, terrorism will be dealt with firmly: Nirmala Sitharaman May 13,2018

Tral government today formally rejected Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's call for a ceasefire in the state to ease tension during the fasting period of Ramazan and the Amarnath Yatra. Speaking to the media, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said, "Indian Army has to firmly handle any terrorism which threatens the peace and harmony of Jammu and Kashmir as a state and of the rest of country. The army's position is that it has to be firm on terrorism." "Jammu and Kashmir

Operation Sadhbavana improving lives: Indian Army

Operation Sadhbavana improving lives: Indian Army May 13,2018

The Indian Army under 'Operation Sadbhavana (Goodwill)' is reaching out to communities in far-flung areas of the Jammu region through a series of civilian programmes aimed at improving the lives of people. From engaging youngsters in sporting activities and debates on issues such as drug abuse, the Army is also organising medical camps and capacity building tours for students and farmers regularly under the operation. "The motive behind the civil action programme is to build a

Alert Jawan saves toddler from being run over by train in 2.3 seconds May 13,2018

Maharashtra Security Force Jawan Sachin Pol’s bravery and presence of mind has been noted by his bosses. He will either get a raise or a fat cash reward. A Maharashtra Security Force jawan is being hailed a hero after he risked his life to save a toddler from being run over by a train at Western Railway’s Mahalaxmi station on Friday evening. Sachin Pol had merely 2.3 seconds between sensing the danger to the girl’s life and grabbing her as she slipped out of her

Indian Army tests 'Air Cavalry' concept

Indian Army tests 'Air Cavalry' concept May 13,2018

The Indian Army has tested in the desert terrain of Rajasthan the military concept of 'Air Cavalry' that was used by the US Army to locate and assault enemy ground forces during the Vietnam War. To enhance its defence capabilities, the Army tested the concept under which weaponised helicopters carry out combined action against the enemy in coordination with tanks and mechanised ground forces. This being done by the Indian Army, with an eye on the future, which is focusing on

One-sided ceasefire in Kashmir will not do, says Indian army

One-sided ceasefire in Kashmir will not do, says Indian army May 13,2018

The Indian Army is opposed to a unilateral ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir, given an increase in the number of militant-initiated strikes in the state during the last truce, announced by then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, between December 2000 and May 2001. The army is worried that something similar could happen in the event of a ceasefire now. Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on May 9 urged the Narendra Modi government to take a leaf out of the previous National

The Cold Start hypothesis

The Cold Start hypothesis May 11,2018

BEREFT of a stated nuclear doctrine, Pakistan obdurately plans to use tactical nuclear weapons (TNWs) to neutralise Integrated Battle Groups (IBGs) if launched by India across the border against Pakistani proxy war terror strikes. Does this ploy throw cold water on India’s ‘Cold Start’ doctrine? Is Pakistan’s adaptation of an outmoded Cold War tactic implementable? Can nuclear wars be ‘tactical’? Is India’s no-first-use (NFU) policy ‘didactic’ (patronising) or

President visits Siachen base camp to express gratitude to soldiers

President visits Siachen base camp to express gratitude to soldiers May 11,2018

President Ram Nath Kovind today visited the Army base camp in Siachen, the world's highest battlefield, and expressed gratitude to the soldiers posted there. The bravery and valour of soldiers deployed in Siachen over the past 34 years, the president said, had given every Indian the confidence that the borders were safe and secure. Kovind said he had come to Siachen to iterate to the troops posted here that all citizens of India and Government of India were always with them and supportive of

Indian Army saved my life,’ LeT terrorist urges fellow militants on ‘wrong road’ to return home

Indian Army saved my life,’ LeT terrorist urges fellow militants on ‘wrong road’ to return home May 10,2018

A Lashkar-e-taiba (LeT) militant, who was arrested after three civilians were killed on April 30 in Baramulla, praised the Indian Army and urged terrorists who are on a ‘wrong road’ to ‘return home’. According to a Zee News report, LeT terrorist Aijaz Gujri’s in a video said that the Indian Army could have killed him but saved his life instead. “I hid myself in bushes where I was arrested, where Army could have killed me but they saved my life,” gujri said. He appealed to the

Azadi not possible, you can’t fight us: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat to Kashmir youth

Azadi not possible, you can’t fight us: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat to Kashmir youth May 10,2018

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat has said the youth in Kashmir must not get “carried away unnecessarily” and understand “azadi” is not possible as the security forces will always fight those who want to secede, the Indian Express said on Thursday. Gen Rawat told the Indian Express in an interview that he was concerned that the youth in the strife-torn state are picking up guns and “those who tell them (that) this path will bring azadi … misleading them”. “These numbers

Lady officers to speak to enemy in its own language

Lady officers to speak to enemy in its own language May 10,2018

Further empowering women in the armed forces, the Indian Army is planning to create a large pool of women officers who would be trained as language experts, with special focus on learning Chinese and help the force keep a close eye on the northern adversary at the border. Government sources told MAIL TODAY that the Army is planning to create a permanent cadre of women language experts who would get to spend a long tenure on a specific language and not only learn to read and write but also