Manohar Parrikar hails military for Myanmar border strike

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday lauded the armed forces for their "surgical strike" on the India-Myanmar border and for their relief and rescue operations in India and abroad.

NDA okayed Rs 1,60,000 crore proposals to modernise forces: Manohar Parrikar

The NDA government has sanctioned acquisition proposals worth over Rs.1,60,000 crore for modernisation of the armed forces since coming to power, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday.

Accept OROP demand on August 15, Kejriwal tells Modi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday criticized the eviction of ex-servicemen from a protest site here and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to accept on Independence Day Saturday their demand for One Rank One Pension (OROP).

Tattoos are a 'taboo' for the Indian Army
Tattoos are a 'taboo' for the Indian Army

The Indian Army has a new 'enemy' in tattoos!

Kargil Vijay Diwas: Govinda pays tribute to war heroes
Kargil Vijay Diwas: Govinda pays tribute to war heroes

Bollywood actor Govinda remembered and paid tribute to the Kargil war heroes Sunday on microblogging site, Twitter.

Indian Army short of 10,000 officers: Manohar Parrikar

The Army is facing a shortfall of nearly 10,000 officers while the Navy is facing a shortage of about 1,800.

Govt not as keen on OROP as it is on Land Acquisition Bill: Anna Hazare
Govt not as keen on OROP as it is on Land Acquisition Bill: Anna Hazare

Social activist Anna Hazare has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government at the Centre had not shown as much interest towards the implementation of the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme as it has shown towards the passing of the Land Acquisition Bill, adding that the jawans retired from the armed forces deserved to lead a dignified life.

No confirmation on meeting with Manohar Parrikar on OROP: Ex-servicemen

As protests over delay in the implementation of the promised 'One Rank, One Pension' scheme continued for the 23rd day in the national capital with a relay hunger-strike by 75 ex-servicemen on Tuesday, an expected meeting with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was yet to materialise.

From Siachen to South China Sea, Indian armed forces mark International Yoga Day

 From ice-capped Siachen, the highest battlefield in the world, to the warships in the contentious South China Sea, Indian armed forces today joined the International Yoga Day celebrations.

70,000 houses under MAP to be finished by 2018: Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said all 70,000 houses proposed to be constructed under marriage accommodation project (MAP) for Armed forces would be complete by 2018.

`One Rank, One Pension` scheme likely to be rolled out ahead of Bihar polls

The long-pending 'One Rank, One Pension' (OROP) scheme for ex-servicemen is likely to be rolled out ahead of the Assembly polls in Bihar later this year, top government sources indicated on Tuesday.

Ex-servicemen hold nationwide protest over OROP delay, sign petition in blood
Ex-servicemen hold nationwide protest over OROP delay, sign petition in blood

Dismayed over the government's dilly-dallying over the implementation of the 'One Rank, One Pension' (OROP) scheme, thousands of ex-servicemen on Sunday staged protests across the country, including the one at Delhi's Jantar Mantar. 

Indian armed forces wrap up biggest ever relief and rescue operations abroad

In the just concluded `Op Maitri` in quake-hit Nepal, the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Army flew 2223 sorties, evacuated about 11,200 people (including 780 casualties) to safer places and transported and dropped about 1700 tonnes of relief materials.

Govt committed to One Rank, One Pension: PM Narendra Modi
Govt committed to One Rank, One Pension: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that his government is committed to the 'One Rank, One Pension' (OROP) scheme for ex-servicemen.

India's military procurement process blamed for Rafale bungle

A cumbersome process for military procurements has been blamed by a parliamentary panel for India missing out on "the mother of all deals" for purchasing 126 combat jets, instead of which only 36 will be bought from the same French manufacturer.

Monetary incentives for Chandigarh cadets joining Forces

The Chandigarh administration here on Wednesday announced to give one time incentive grant of Rs one lakh to the union territory's boys and girls, who join the Armed Forces training academies as cadets and complete their courses successfully.

Armed forces face shortage of over 52,000 personnel

Indian armed forces are faced with a shortage of over 52,000 personnel, including 11,000 officers, as measures like improved pay structure were being put in place to check attrition, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday.

Armed Forces facing shortage of 11,116 officers

The armed forces are facing an overall shortage of over 11,000 officers with the Army facing the maximum shortfall, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Indian armed forces can tackle designs of terror outfits: President

Admiring the courage and sacrifice of 1.5 million Indian soldiers during the World War 1, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said Indian armed forces today is capable tackling the "pernicious designs" of terror outfits.

Strong defence forces needed for territorial integrity: President

President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday said India needs strong defence forces for not only ensuring peace but also safeguarding its territorial integrity.