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Army Chief to visit Sri Lanka next month

Last Updated: Sunday, November 04, 2012, 12:47

He will discuss ways to further strengthen military ties between the two countries at a time when political parties in Tamil Nadu are up in arms against any kind of defence cooperation with Colombo

Another battle for next Army Chief

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 22:30

The dust has hardly settled after former Army Chief Gen VK Singh`s court battle with the Government when another General is planning to move court to seek elevation as an Army Commander from June 1.

Over Rs 100 crore loss in Army spending in 2009-11:Defence audit

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 19:01

An internal audit report of the Defence Ministry has detected a loss of over Rs 100 crore in spending by six Army commanders between 2009 and 2011.

‘Hollowness’ in defence preparedness to be addressed: Gen Bikram Singh

Last Updated: Monday, October 15, 2012, 20:43

Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh on Monday said ‘hollowness’ in the country`s defence preparedness will be addressed, pushing for a ‘new direction’ in modernisation of his 1.2 million strong force.

Defence Ministry overrules IAF, allows Army to have own attack choppers

Last Updated: Friday, October 12, 2012, 19:08

Overruling stiff opposition by the Air Force, Government has allowed the Army to have its own attack helicopter units, meeting its long-time demand.

Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh on Bangladesh visit

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 02, 2012, 21:11

Aiming to strengthen bilateral military ties with Bangladesh, Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh is on a four-day visit to Bangladesh.

India holds wargames along China, Pakistan border

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 20:09

Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh oversaw these exercises which were intended to check the battle preparedness vis-a-vis the Chinese army.

Army Chief rules out repeat of 1962

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 20:44

Ruling out the possibility of repeat of 1962, Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh on Wednesday said India has "plans in place" and infrastructure along the China border was being upgraded even though more was required.

India must continue to hold on to Siachen: Army Chief

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 18:33

Against the backdrop of Pakistani push for demilitarisation of Siachen, Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh made it clear that the Indian military would not like to move out of the "strategically important" icy heights.

Shortfall of officers main reason behind friction: Army Chief

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 17:59

Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh feels the deficiency of over 10,000 officers in the force is one of the main reasons behind friction between officers and jawans, which flared up on a few occasions recently.

Sachin Pilot commissioned as Territorial Army officer

Last Updated: Thursday, September 06, 2012, 17:19

Sachin Pilot today became the first Union Minister to be commissioned as a regular officer in the Territorial Army, fulfilling his desire to follow his father`s footsteps to be in the armed forces.

Indian defence bases well protected: Army Chief

Last Updated: Thursday, August 16, 2012, 16:04

General Singh said the armed forces also had the "means to generate intelligence regarding such threats that may come up to these bases".