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Army mulls shifting Rashtriya Rifles HQ to Srinagar for swift operations

Army mulls shifting Rashtriya Rifles HQ to Srinagar for swift operations Sep 10,2018

The Indian Army is planning to shift the headquarters of the Rashtriya Rifles, which oversees the thrust against terrorists in Kashmir, from New Delhi to Srinagar. A key cog in the anti-terror operations of the Indian Army, Rashtriya Rifles might soon find its head, the Director-General, in Srinagar. The Army is conducting its biggest ever restructuring exercise to make it more lethal by improving efficiency and plug the gaps in personnel distribution. The change in the headquarters will

These pictures of Indian Army cadets' graduation ceremony are pure GOLD!

These pictures of Indian Army cadets' graduation ceremony are pure GOLD! Sep 10,2018

Indian army cadets on Saturday celebrated their graduation ceremony at the Officers Training Academy (OTA) in Chennai. A total of 252 cadets, including 38 women cadets, graduated from the academy. All the graduates will now be posted as lieutenants in the Indian Army. Earlier in March, for the first time in the History of Officers Training Academy, two lady cadets won top honours including the coveted Sword of Honor at the Passing Out Parade held at St Thomas Mount, Chennai. Academy Cadet

Army recalibrating counter-insurgency strategy in Manipur, other NE states

Army recalibrating counter-insurgency strategy in Manipur, other NE states Sep 10,2018

The Army is seriously considering recalibrating its counter-insurgency strategy in the militancy-hit North East in the wake of an “over cautious” approach being adopted by its field units in the region following the Supreme Court’s strict orders to the CBI to ensure thorough probe into the alleged extra-judicial killings in Manipur, military sources said. They said the Army headquarters was “deeply worried” over the rising casualty figures on the part of the Army in Manipur as well

If Pakistan stops terrorism, we will also ‘be like Neeraj Chopra’: Army Chief Bipin Rawat

If Pakistan stops terrorism, we will also ‘be like Neeraj Chopra’: Army Chief Bipin Rawat Sep 06,2018

If Pakistan stops terrorism, the Army would also “be like Neeraj Chopra”, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said Wednesday, referring to the Asian Games javelin gold medallist’s gesture of reaching out to his Pakistani competitor. Rawat, while speaking at an event to felicitate Asian Games medallists from the Army, also said the situation in Kashmir improved in 2017 as compared to the year before and in 2018, it was improving further. Asked if there was any “sportsmanship” on display

Asian Games was a trailer, you will watch full film at Tokyo Olympics: Army chief Bipin Rawat

Asian Games was a trailer, you will watch full film at Tokyo Olympics: Army chief Bipin Rawat Sep 06,2018

They have contributed 11 out of the 69 medals in country’s highly successful Asian Games campaign but chief of Indian Army, General Bipin Rawat, termed it as “only trailer” as the full length movie will be released during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. “I want to congratulate the entire contingent and I am not just talking about the medal winners. Some won medals and some did not perform up to the mark but I am hopeful that they will continue to work hard. Asian Games was just a trailer and

An ode to heroes of war

An ode to heroes of war Sep 05,2018

Director J.P. Dutta is back after a 12-year hiatus with Paltan, a war drama — his comfort zone. The National Award he won for Border, based on the 1971 Battle of Longewala, adorns the wall of his office. Dutta tells The Woods that the biggest medals he has won are the blessings from the families of army men. Excerpts from a brief chat… The Woods: How does it feel when you look at the medals and the trophies that you have won for your war films? J.P. Dutta: These medals are the sole

Over Major’s Case, Army Chief’s “Stern” Words On “Moral Corruption”

Over Major’s Case, Army Chief’s “Stern” Words On “Moral Corruption” Sep 04,2018

Any case of moral turpitude and corruption will be dealt with sternly, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Tuesday, referring to Major Leetul Gogoi, who was found guilty of “fraternising” with a local woman at a Srinagar hotel. General Rawat said action will be taken against Major Gogoi according to his guilt. “I had clearly said that any case of moral turpitude and corruption will be dealt with in a very stern manner. The Court of Inquiry has recommended that we should go in for

Anti-terror hit list: Indian Army prepares for a crackdown on most dreaded militants in Kashmir

Anti-terror hit list: Indian Army prepares for a crackdown on most dreaded militants in Kashmir Sep 03,2018

The Indian army has prepared a ‘hit list’ targeting militants active in the Kashmir valley. On the anti-terror hit list are the names of some of the most dreaded militant commanders including Zakir Musa, Riyaz Naikoo and Abu Hanzala. The hit list has put 15 known militants on its cross-hairs and the crackdown could begin anytime soon. Riyaz Naikoo, 30, carries a price tag of Rs 12 lakh on his head. He surfaced on intelligence agencies’ radar after the killing of militant poster boy

Army training to be restructured, will lead to improvement in teeth-to-tail ratio

Army training to be restructured, will lead to improvement in teeth-to-tail ratio Sep 02,2018

As part of the planned restructuring of the Indian Army to improve the teeth-to-tail ratio, two new studies have been ordered to reduce in strength the Directorate General of Military Training and also, merging two directorates– of Financial Planning and Policy Planning at Army HQ. The Army high command is looking at pruning DGMT as there is already a Training Command, headed by an army commander– a senior lieutenant general–in Shimla. This has raised questions about why

J&K: Three Militants Killed in Bandipora Forest Operation

J&K: Three Militants Killed in Bandipora Forest Operation Sep 02,2018

Three militants were killed in a gunfight on Saturday in an anti-militancy operation by the security forces in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir, news agency ANI reported. As per ANI tweet, the operation is now over. The operation had started on Friday and in this two soldiers were injured. Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said the three terrorists were killed in Chandajan forest area of Bandipora. Arms and ammunition have been recovered from the slain terrorists whose

Paltan’s new song ‘Main Zinda Hoon’ evokes the inner patriot in every Indian

Paltan’s new song ‘Main Zinda Hoon’ evokes the inner patriot in every Indian Sep 02,2018

The latest track of JP Dutta’s ‘Paltan’ portrays what a soldier feels when they go out for their duty.Released today, 31 August, the song titled ‘Main Zinda Hoon’ evokes the inner patriot in every citizen as they watch Indian Army soldiers battling extreme conditions in a war-ravaged land. Sung by Sonu Nigam, the video of the song ends with a poignant message – a soldier dies not when he is shot, but when he is forgotten. The audio of the song was launched

Tiger Hill hero takes charge of Ladakh’s defence

Tiger Hill hero takes charge of Ladakh’s defence Sep 01,2018

Kargil war hero Lieutenant General YK Joshi, who led the capture of Tiger Hill as the Commanding Officer of the 13th Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, took charge of the Indian Army’s 14 corps, entrusted with the defences of Ladakh which includes Kargil. Lt Gen Joshi has been appointed the General Officer Commanding of the ‘Fire and Fury’ Corps, and assumed command of the battalion as its 17th Corps Cdr, from Lt Gen SK Upadhya. Lt Gen Joshi has commanded a Brigade and a Division in

2 Hizbul Men, ‘A++ Terrorists’, Killed In Encounter In Jammu and Kashmir

2 Hizbul Men, ‘A++ Terrorists’, Killed In Encounter In Jammu and Kashmir Aug 29,2018

A top Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist was among the two terrorists killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district. The operation is said to be a major success for the forces as both the terrorists were placed in the A++ category. Altaf Dar, also known as Kachroo, was a top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen and was involved in several attacks on the security forces and killings of civilians and policemen in the area. Dar had a long history of criminal records since 2007.

After endless wait, Army aims to turn the corner

After endless wait, Army aims to turn the corner Aug 29,2018

An organisational revolution seems to be in the offing in the Indian Army. There is talk of restructuring, review of officer cadre and rank structure besides doing away with some of the divisional head quarters. A question arises, has the army become so competent that it can handle all these complex issues all together? Perhaps this is the new vision surpassing Sundarji’s Vision 2020. Sundarji’s Vision 2020 General Sundarji, on assumption as COAS, had conceptualised a Vision Document 2020

Soldiers to get better medical treatment at Siachen

Soldiers to get better medical treatment at Siachen Aug 25,2018

The Ministry of Defence has tied up with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to provide better treatment to the soldiers of the Armed forces even at the remotest parts of the country, including the most difficult parts of Siachen. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of Telemedicine nodes was signed on Friday between Development and Education Communication Unit (DECU) of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Department of Space, Ahmedabad and Headquarters,

Army gears up to shed flab, turn lean, mean & fast

Army gears up to shed flab, turn lean, mean & fast Aug 20,2018

The over 1.2 million strong Indian Army plans to launch a massive transformation exercise by early-2019 to emerge as a lean, mean, rapidly-deployable and operationally versatile force in the years ahead, grappling as it is with ballooning revenue expenditure and a huge pension bill that leaves little for modernisation. Top sources said the results of four ongoing studies, all headed by senior lieutenant generals, on force reorganisation and optimisation, flattening headquarters at different

Infiltration bid foiled, 1 terrorist killed in J&K’s Baramulla Aug 19,2018

The security forces on Sunday foiled an infiltration bid and gunned down one terrorist in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district.The operation is still in progress. This comes a day after the security forces killed three terrorists and successfully foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district. Confirming the news, Director General of Police (DGP), Jammu and Kashmir, SP Vaid said via a tweet, “Three terrorists killed by Army

Jammu and Kashmir: Three militants killed as Army foils infiltration bid in Kupwara

Jammu and Kashmir: Three militants killed as Army foils infiltration bid in Kupwara Aug 19,2018

Three militants were killed today as the Army foiled an infiltration attempt along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. “Militants were trying to infiltrate from across the LoC in Tangdhar sector in Kupwara district of north Kashmir. Three of them were killed,” a police official said, adding a search operation was on in the area. Further details were awaited, the official said. Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police (DGP) S P Vaid

Armed Forces To Have Permanent Commission For Women Officers: PM Modi

Armed Forces To Have Permanent Commission For Women Officers: PM Modi Aug 17,2018

In his address to the nation on Independence Day today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that women officers in India’s armed forces would now have the option to take up permanent commission through the Short Service Commission. However, the Prime Minister didn’t elaborate if the government had decided to open all the branches of the defence forces to permanently commission women officers — an issue awaiting a Supreme Court decision. “I want to give a good news to my brave

2 LeT militants, Army jawan killed in Sopore encounter

2 LeT militants, Army jawan killed in Sopore encounter Aug 03,2018

Two militants of Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) and an Army soldier were killed in a fierce encounter, which ensued early on Friday morning in apple township of Sopore, where authorities have suspended mobile internet and also ordered closure of schools as a precautionary measure.Meanwhile, an Army jawan was also injured in the exchange of fire. A police spokesman said that following specific information about the presence of militants at Drusoo Watergam in Sopore, troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR),