Religious messages more powerful than armed forces: Rijiju

Invoking the teachings of Lord Buddha, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday said the influence of religion is more powerful on humans than the use of armed forces.

Yoga on Siachen, across the seas
Yoga on Siachen, across the seas

Not to be left behind, the armed forces have planned yoga sessions on board warships and even at Siachen, the world's highest battlefield, to celebrate the first International Yoga Day on June 21.

Manohar Parikkar rules out combat role for women in armed forces
Manohar Parikkar rules out combat role for women in armed forces

 Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has ruled out recruiting women for combat operations in armed forces due to apprehensions about their safety but said they would be encouraged to join other operational areas with their inclusion being stepped up in phases.

Ex-servicemen to go on agitation over delay in `One Rank, One Pension`

Aggrieved over the delay in the roll-out of 'One Rank, One Pension' for the armed forces, ex-servicemen plan to hold a nation-wide agitation even as 1971 war veteran Wing Commander(retd) Suresh Karnik boycotted a function attended by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Skill certification could soon be requirement for job in armed forces

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said a framework could be developed to incentivize skill certification as a requirement for employment in armed forces as well as for jobs by defence contractors.

Took 3 months to figure out armed forces ranks: Parrikar

Former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who was handpicked as Defence Minister by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Saturday said taking over the key portfolio was nothing less than an adventure for him and it took him three months to get familiar with ranks in the armed forces.

'One Rank, One Pension' scheme for armed forces accepted: Govt

The government has accepted the 'One Rank, One Pension' scheme for the armed forces and the same will be put in place once the modalities regarding its implementation are approved, the Rajya Sabha was told on Tuesday.

Next-generation all-in-one smart gun for armed forces unveiled

A new next-generation all-in-one smart gun for armed forces has recently been unveiled, it has been reported.

'Indian Idol 6' winner Vipul Mehta launches ''Vande Mataram'' single as tribute

The winner of Indian Idol 6, Vipul Mehta, has launched his new single `Vande Mataram` to pay tribute to the Armed Forces of India at the Wagah border in Amritsar.

'One-rank one-pension' scheme before next budget: Parrikar

Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said that 'one-rank one-pension' policy would be implemented in the defence forces before the next budget.

On Vijay Diwas, PM Modi remembers sacrifices of armed forces

Expressing his pride over the sacrifices and valour of the armed forces, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday remembered those who fought courageously in the 1971 Indo-Pak War.

17% shortage of officers in armed forces: Govt

There is 17 per cent shortage of officers in armed forces and government has set a target of 10 years to fill all the vacancies, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday.

Shortage of manpower continues in armed forces: Parrikar

 Armed forces continue to suffer from shortage of manpower, even as government is making efforts to attract youth, Parliament was told Tuesday.

449 suicides in armed forces since 2011: Manohar Parrikar

There have been at least 449 suicides in the armed forces since 2011, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told parliament Friday.

Any error in defence-related issues will not be tolerated: Manohar Parrikar
Any error in defence-related issues will not be tolerated: Manohar Parrikar

 Promising a "lot of things", Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday outlined a multi-pronged approach of a non-offensive but strong India while making it clear that there will be "zero tolerance to error" in defence-related issues.

Encounter breaks out between security forces, militants in J&K

 An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Kulgam district of south Kashmir this evening, police said.

Israel security chiefs face off in bitter public spat

A bitter feud between Israel`s armed forces chief and the head of domestic security hit the headlines Thursday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rebuked them for making their dispute public. 

Armed forces to acquire 440 helicopters: Arun Jaitley

Armed forces need to acquire 440 helicopters and most of them would be bought from Indian companies, including state-run HAL, to enhance capacity building, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said.

Lt Gen Chopra takes over DG of Army medical services

Lt Gen B K Chopra, Senior Colonel Commandant of Army Medical Corps, on Saturday took over as the Director General Armed Forces Medical Services here.

Be ready for invisible enemy: PM Modi tells armed forces

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met the country's top military commanders for the first time at the Combined Commanders' conference where he stressed on the need for an atmosphere of peace and security essentials for the nation to achieve its goal of economic development.