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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

Army to add new feature to prevent misuse of canteen smart card

Army to add new feature to prevent misuse of canteen smart card May 09,2018

Aiming to prevent the misuse of canteen smart card by relatives of serving or retired personnel, the Indian Army has now formulated an additional security feature of access control by storing the right index finger’s impression in the individual smart card. “We have received a number of complaints with regards to unauthorised individuals gaining access into Indian Army’s Unit Run Canteens (URCs). To stop them from entering into URCs, an additional feature has been added into the access

Indian Army officer battles dacoits, foils robbery attempt on train

Indian Army officer battles dacoits, foils robbery attempt on train May 09,2018

Country and its citizens before self is what the Indian Army is all about and an example of this was showcased by a young officer when he risked his life to bring down two dacoits on board an Amritsar-bound train recently. Meet Lieutenant Ashish of the Regiment of Artillery. He was not on duty as a soldier when he boarded the Dadar Express last Sunday (May 6). Then again, a soldier is perhaps never off duty. During the journey towards Amritsar on board the train, Lt. Ashish noticed two dacoits

Army mulls specialized cadre for permanent commission to women

Army mulls specialized cadre for permanent commission to women May 09,2018

The Indian Army is planning to create a "specialized cadre" system in a bid to grant permanent commission to women so that they can be deployed in various other non-combatant fields. This comes as an effort to resolve the issue of short service commission. There are six branches of the Indian Army which has been identified for women to continue their job after completion of 10+4 years of Short Service Commission and they include Judge Advocate General (JAG), image interpreter, language, cyber &

Indian Army can’t be blamed for radicalisation of Kashmiri youth: Nirmala Sitharaman

Indian Army can’t be blamed for radicalisation of Kashmiri youth: Nirmala Sitharaman May 09,2018

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the armed forces should not be blamed for Kashmiri youths joining militants, indicating that there will be no relaxation in the government’s tough policy on dealing with violent extremism. “I think we need to understand the issue which is very sensitive with a great deal of nuance. You cannot hold the armed forces responsible for being firm with terrorists. We need to be firm,” Sitharaman told reporters here. She was replying to a

Indian Army ADG demands response from India Today after magazine’s cover hurts sentiments of soldiers

Indian Army ADG demands response from India Today after magazine’s cover hurts sentiments of soldiers May 08,2018

The Indian Army has reacted strongly to the news magazine India Today for a cover story about the dismal state of the armed forces’ finances, saying it has “deeply hurt” the sentiments of serving and veteran soldiers. The cover story for the magazine’s issue ending 14 May, 2018, featured the headline ‘The Army is Broke’, and showed a photograph of a soldier in army uniform with his pockets turned inside out, to show there was no money in it. The army, according to a statement it

 Vijay Prahar: Army men practise fighting in nuclear weapon environment

Vijay Prahar: Army men practise fighting in nuclear weapon environment May 08,2018

Troops of the Armys South Western Command today practised fighting in all contingencies, including a nuclear weapon environment, in the battlefield during the ongoing military exercise Vijay Prahar. The troops practised day in and day out in the scorching heat to fine tune the drills and procedures to fight and destroy the enemy in a battle space contaminated by nukes,? defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha said. He said that considering the existing ground realities, the Army was gradually

Plane And The Iron Will That Saved Ladakh From Pakistan!

Plane And The Iron Will That Saved Ladakh From Pakistan! May 08,2018

Earlier this month, the Indian Air Force Facebook page celebrated the famous Dakota DC-3 (Douglas Commercial 3) transport aircraft. In its post, the Indian Air Force spoke of the critical role it played in securing Jammu and Kashmir for India at the time of Independence. After a few modifications, it also played a critical role in some of Independent India’s most critical battles against Pakistan (1965 and 1971) and China (1962), besides relief efforts during natural disasters, until it was

What is Harimau Shakti? All you need to know about India-Malaysia’s joint exercise focusing jungle warfare

What is Harimau Shakti? All you need to know about India-Malaysia’s joint exercise focusing jungle warfare May 07,2018

As the second phase of the Indian and Malaysian armies’ joint military exercise ‘Harimau Shakti’ begins on Monday, here are some major facts that you must know: 1: The exercise is being conducted in Hulu Langat forest of Malaysia under harsh and humid conditions. 2: During the field training exercise, combat engineers from the Indian Army deactivated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). 3: The sappers team from 3 Engineer regiment of the Indian Army are training with the Malaysian

Final Assault On Top Hizbul Terrorist Sameer Tiger Caught On Camera

Final Assault On Top Hizbul Terrorist Sameer Tiger Caught On Camera May 04,2018

A video widely circulated over the social media captures the final assault on a top terrorist who had hid in a house in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. The clipping that's over a minute long was apparently shot by a jawan shows the final moments of the operation launched by the army that led to the killing of Sameer Tiger, a commander of the terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen and one of south Kashmir's most wanted. The video shows the house surrounded by armoured

A large chunk of India’s defence budget goes towards staff salaries, not equipment

A large chunk of India’s defence budget goes towards staff salaries, not equipment May 04,2018

It is not surprising to find India among the world’s top five military spenders, given that the country has been grappling for some time with the urgent requirement of modernising its armed forces to cope with a challenging security environment. The influential Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has placed India behind only the US, China, Saudi Arabia and Russia in terms of defence spending. India’s military expenditure last year was about $63.9 billion, far less

Budget squeeze threatens Indian Army's preparedness for possible two-front war

Budget squeeze threatens Indian Army's preparedness for possible two-front war May 04,2018

Sometime this year, the Union minister for defence Nirmala Sitharaman is to issue a fresh set of operational directives to the armed forces. The slim, top secret document called the 'Raksha Mantri's Operational Directives', usually updated once in a decade, asks the armed forces to prepare for the possibility of a simultaneous war with both Pakistan and China. What the document doesn't mention, however, is the army's glaring inability to fight and win simultaneous wars with

Indian Army kills 56 Pak-supported terrorists including top commanders in 4 months

Indian Army kills 56 Pak-supported terrorists including top commanders in 4 months May 04,2018

At a time when Pakistan is trying to push terrorists into India, the Indian Army has deployed additional troops in both the hinterland and the Line of Control to check any attempts to increase in terror related activities. The army, which has been maintaining constant pressure on terrorist infrastructure in the state since 2017, has managed to eliminate 56 terrorists in the last four months, including top terror commanders such as Sameer Tiger (Hizbul Mujahideen), Pakistan’s Mufti Waqas

Indian soldiers learn techniques to light fire in jungle from Malaysian troopers

Indian soldiers learn techniques to light fire in jungle from Malaysian troopers May 03,2018

Indian soldiers, who are in Malaysia as part of Harimau Shakti 2018 joint military exercise, have learnt the techniques to light fire from the resources available in a jungle. The techniques have been taught to them by their Malaysian counterpart in Kuala Lumpur. Pictures of the exercise were shared by news agency ANI. The first ever joint exercise between the armies of India and Malaysia was kickstarted on Tuesday in Kuala Lumpur. The first phase of the two-week long exercise began with the

Integration of modern sensors carried out during ‘Vijay Prahar’

Integration of modern sensors carried out during ‘Vijay Prahar’ May 03,2018

Army’s South Western command today carried out the integration of modern sensors, including high-precision radars, satellite imagery and pilot-less drones, to get real-time information of enemy activities during the ongoing “Vijay Prahar” exercise in Rajasthan’s Suratgarh. The troops also integrated the inputs received from various sensors into the automated decision support system for quick and accurate decision making. “The drill and procedures were fine tuned and man-machine

Army officer faces heat for showing off his ‘star status’

Army officer faces heat for showing off his ‘star status’ May 02,2018

At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to end VVIP culture, the Indian Army is also getting strict against its officials indulging in show-off, as it recently asked a senior officer to put the registration numbers of his official vehicle instead of using his formation’s name on the number plate. The matter has come to light at a time when there have been several cases of blatant display of ‘star status’ by individuals, including an incident where a Lieutenant General

20,000 Indian soldiers engage in drill near Pakistan border

20,000 Indian soldiers engage in drill near Pakistan border May 02,2018

Over 20,000 soldiers from the strike formations of the Indian Army have been engaging in a military drill near the border with Pakistan in Rajasthan. According to an Army spokesperson, the exercise Vijay Prahar employing more than 20,000 troops, cutting edge equipment and state of the art force multipliers is currently under way in the Mahajan Field Firing Ranges close to Suratgarh — some 300 km from the closest Pakistani border post. The month-long drill, which is concluding on May 9, is

Army Major who killed Hizbul terrorist Sameer Tiger currently battling for life

Army Major who killed Hizbul terrorist Sameer Tiger currently battling for life May 01,2018

Major Rohit Shukla has been hailed a hero for gunning down Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sameer Bhat alias Sameer Tiger in Kashmir on Monday. However, during the encounter Major Shukla was critically injured as well. A day before the encounter, a viral video of the terrorist threatening Shukla did the rounds. In the video, the Hizbul commander is seen interrogating an informer about the whereabouts of the Indian Army. Tiger is then seen warning the informer of not sharing information of the

Army rewinds to 1962 on reel

Army rewinds to 1962 on reel May 01,2018

A film on a martyr — the only soldier posted in the north-eastern sector to have been decorated with the Param Vir Chakra, the highest military honour — has made the Army rewind the clock to 1962 to inspire soldiers on the China frontier amid reports of infrastructure build-up in Tibet. On Sunday, the Army organised a special screening of Subedar Joginder Singh, a “motivational movie”, in Tezpur to take new-generation soldiers to the past. The screening follows Prime Minister Narendra

India will continue to retaliate along LoC till Pak stops firing: DGMO

India will continue to retaliate along LoC till Pak stops firing: DGMO Apr 29,2018

India’s Director General of Military Operations (DGMO), Lt Gen Anil Chauhan, told his Pakistani counterpart, Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, that the Indian Army will continue to take retaliatory measures along the Line of Control (LoC) to prevent Pakistan from firing and abetting infiltration of terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian DGMO said the “onus of de-escalation along the LoC rests with Pakistan Army provided it stops supporting terrorists and puts an end to