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Sashastra Seema Bal’s 2000 non-combat men moved to Intelligence Bureau

Sashastra Seema Bal’s 2000 non-combat men moved to Intelligence Bureau Oct 17,2018

The Centre has transferred over 2,000 Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel to the Intelligence Bureau (IB) to strengthen the border security and intelligence apparatus, especially along China and Nepal. In an October 12 order, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said a total of 2,104 posts of the civilian component of the force, often dubbed as the ‘dying’ cadre, will be transferred to the IB “immediately”. Some of these posts are not occupied at present. A small component of 94 posts,

Army Commanders brainstorm on making force leaner and meaner, combat ready for the future

Army Commanders brainstorm on making force leaner and meaner, combat ready for the future Oct 12,2018

Indian Army’s top leadership are deliberating on several issues including operational, administrative, logistics and human resources at the Army Commanders’ Conference which started on October 9 and will continue till October 15, 2018, in New Delhi. The six-day conference presided over by General Bipin Rawat will see the seven Army Commanders and the vice chief of the Indian Army discuss and analyse important studies that have been ordered to meet future operational challenges. “As part

Uri teaser: Vicky Kaushal’s military drama will leave you with goosebumps Sep 29,2018

“Yeh Naya Hindustan Hai Yeh Hindustan Ghar Mein Ghusega Bhi Aur Maarega Bhi (This is the new India, it will not only enter the house of its enemies but will also kill them)”, utters Paresh Rawal in the recently released teaser of Uri and sets the tone of the film. Starring Vicky Kaushal, Uri is based on surgical strikes on terror launch pads across Line of Control (LoC). On September 18, 2016, 19 soldiers were killed in an early morning attack by Pakistani terrorists at the 12

Strikes proved to world that India will not tolerate terrorists: Nirmala Sitharaman

Strikes proved to world that India will not tolerate terrorists: Nirmala Sitharaman Sep 29,2018

Inaugurating an event to mark the second anniversary of the surgical strikes across the LoC, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that the armed forces had “adequately punished” those wanting to spread terror and proved to the world that India will not tolerate terrorists. “Indian armed forces proved to this world that there is a very clear way in which we will show our strength to say that we shall not tolerate terrorists coming in the garb of intruders and

We can do it again: Former Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D S Hooda justifies surgical strikes, celebrations

We can do it again: Former Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D S Hooda justifies surgical strikes, celebrations Sep 29,2018

Lt Gen D S Hooda, the former Northern Army Commander on Friday said that the surgical strikes were a balanced political-military operation and expressed confidence that the Special Forces of the Indian Army were capable of carrying out a similar operation if required. Commenting on the changed political leadership in Pakistan, Hooda said that no change could be expected until the military leadership in the country changed. Responding to the criticism on the commemoration of the surgical

Surgical strike not the only option to tackle terrorism from Pakistan: Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat

Surgical strike not the only option to tackle terrorism from Pakistan: Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat Sep 26,2018

While reiterating that Pakistan-sponsored terrorism is the biggest challenge to the country, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday warned that the armed forces have several options open, including surgical strikes, to teach a firm lesson to the country’s enemy. ”Terrorism emanating from Pakistan is the biggest challenge to the country. But surgical strikes are not the only option we have. The armed forces have several other better options for tackling cross-border infiltration and

Need another surgical strike, says Army chief Bipin Rawat

Need another surgical strike, says Army chief Bipin Rawat Sep 24,2018

General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of the Army Staff, says India needs to launch another surgical strike against terrorists, and thinks the situation at the border with Pakistan won’t improve unless the Pakistan government can control its military and its intelligence service. “As long as the Pakistan government can’t control its Army and the ISI [Inter-Services Intelligence], the situation at the border won’t improve,” General Rawat told India Today TV.”Targeting policemen shows the

Jaish commander among three militants killed in 2 encounters in Jammu and Kashmir

Jaish commander among three militants killed in 2 encounters in Jammu and Kashmir Sep 24,2018

A top Jaish-e-Mohammad operative was among three militants killed in two gunfights with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, while a woman Special Police Officer (SPO) in south Kashmir announced her resignation on social media after receiving threats from militants. Adnan of Pakistan, a top Jaish-e-Mohammad commander, was killed in a gunfight triggered after militants hiding in a house fired on police, CRPF and Army men conducting a cordon and search operation in Aripal area of Tral

It is time to give a befitting reply to Pakistan, terrorists: Army chief

It is time to give a befitting reply to Pakistan, terrorists: Army chief Sep 23,2018

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday said that “it is time” that the barbarism being propagated by the Pakistan army and the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir is given a befitting reply, reported news agency ANI.”We need to take stern action to avenge the barbarism that terrorists and the Pakistan Army have been carrying out. Yes, it’s time to give it back to them in the same coin … not resorting to similar kind of barbarism. But I think the other side must also feel the same

5 terrorists killed in encounter in J&K

5 terrorists killed in encounter in J&K Sep 15,2018

SRINAGAR: Five terroristsbelonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) were killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir Saturday, officials said. Five terrorists have been killed in the operation at Chowgam in Kulgam district of south Kashmir, an Army official said here. He said weapons and war-like stores have been recovered from the encounter site. The operation is over, the official said. The encounter between the

3 More Terrorists Shot Dead, 2 Trapped In Encounter At Kulgam. Gunfight On

3 More Terrorists Shot Dead, 2 Trapped In Encounter At Kulgam. Gunfight On Sep 15,2018

Three terrorists have been shot dead by security forces in an encounter at Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam. A gunfight is on, the police said. Two more terrorists are trapped in the area, the police said. The encounter is going on. Train services between Baramulla and Qazigund have been stopped, the police said. The security forces launched a search operation on getting intelligence inputs that more terrorists have been hiding at Chowgam in the south Kashmir district, 72 km from Srinagar. The

Army officer proposes to girlfriend after passing out parade at OTA Chennai, photos go viral

Army officer proposes to girlfriend after passing out parade at OTA Chennai, photos go viral Sep 14,2018

September 8, 2018 turned out to be a big day for Army cadet Thakur Chandresh Singh. On this day, the 25-year-old became an officer of the Indian Army in the Rajputana Rifles after graduating from the Officer Training Academy (OTA) in Chennai. What made this day even more memorable for him was the moment after the passing out parade where he went down on his knees as he proposed to his long-term girlfriend, and she said yes! The photo of Chandresh and his lady love Dhara Mehta was posted on

Jammu Kashmir: Security forces gun down 8 Pakistani militants

Jammu Kashmir: Security forces gun down 8 Pakistani militants Sep 14,2018

Eight Pakistani militants were killed in three separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir.Two encounters took place in Jijhar and Sopore. The third one took place at Keran sector along the Line Of Control (LOC) In Jijhar 3 militants were killed by the security forces.The forces gunned down 2 militants in Sopore while the other 3 were killed in the Keran sector.Miltancy continues to plague the violence-hit state.The number of listed militants in Kashmir has gone up to 300 in the last one decade

3 JeM militants killed, 12 security personnel hurt in J&K encounter

3 JeM militants killed, 12 security personnel hurt in J&K encounter Sep 13,2018

Three Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists were killed and 12 security personnel, including a DSP and an army officer, injured on Thursday in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district, the police said. Security forces, during a cordon and search operation, zeroed in on a location near a house in the district’s Kakriyal area, and surrounded the terrorists, officials said.The encounter broke out as the security forces, comprising the CRPF, police and Army personnel, closed in

India plans AI for military but network-centric warfare capacity is stymied

India plans AI for military but network-centric warfare capacity is stymied Sep 13,2018

In 2017, China called for the nation to become “the world’s primary artificial-intelligence innovation center” by 2030, by which time, it forecast, the country’s AI industry could be worth US$150 billion. Hence China is investing heavily in all aspects of information technology, from quantum computing to chip design. Multiple initiatives have also been launched, including China building the $2.1 billion AI Technology Park in Beijing’s western suburbs. Compare this with America’s

Army chief, commanders agree to transform army, trim headquarters, create verticals

Army chief, commanders agree to transform army, trim headquarters, create verticals Sep 13,2018

The Indian Army top brass has come to an agreement that there is a need to transform the army into a more agile fighting force to meet current and future threats. There was a consensus in trimming down the main headquarters by merging certain departments and creating verticals for dealing with operational, procurement and logistical matters for faster decision making. The agreement was reached at a high level meeting between Army Chief General Bipin Rawat and his army commanders in Delhi on

Leopards urine helped army in surgical strike’

Leopards urine helped army in surgical strike’ Sep 12,2018

The Indian Army troops used leopard’s urine and faeces to throw off dogs while carrying out surgical strikes, 15km inside Pakistan territory in 2016, former Nagrota Corps commander Lt Gen Rajendra Nimborkar said on Tuesday. The city-based Thorle Bajirao Peshwe Pratishthan awarded Nimborkar for his contribution to the strikes. The award was given away by former chief minister Manohar Joshi who was chief guest. Nimborkar, who served as brigade commander in Nowshera sector, had studied the

Army meeting on restructuring today

Army meeting on restructuring today Sep 11,2018

As the Indian Army’s ongoing study to transform itself is on, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat and top military commanders would be briefed on the subject at a meeting in New Delhi tomorrow. This is the biggest exercise after the Independence to review personnel and the organisational structure and to explore whether the present practice is sustainable for the Army’s future requirements. The idea is to recast, right-size and restructure the officer cadre—39,000—in the Army. Lt Gen-rank

India vs England: Indian soldiers in First World War recognised in special match

India vs England: Indian soldiers in First World War recognised in special match Sep 11,2018

A special match was played on Sunday to recognise the role of Indian soldiers in the First World War. The match played after following the first session of play between India and England at Kia Oval. The special match featured the Royal British Legion who joined forces with Surrey CCC. Another event featured the re-enactment of a cricket match played on the Western Front between the Royal Manchester Regiment and the Sikh Regiment of the Indian Army. Later this year, the Legion will highlight

1.5 Lakh Job Cuts May Give Army Rs. 7,000 Crore To Buy Weapons

1.5 Lakh Job Cuts May Give Army Rs. 7,000 Crore To Buy Weapons Sep 11,2018

Worried about antique weapons in its arsenal, the army is seriously thinking about a proposal to shed up to 1.5 lakh jobs. By doing so, the army would save between Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 7,000 crore which could be used to bump up its capital expenditure account used to maintain and replenish the stock of weaponry that it currently holds. At the moment, 83 per cent or Rs. 1.28 lakh crore of the army’s total budget goes towards its revenue expenses – day-to-day running costs and salaries. This