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Vice Admiral Dhowan takes over as Navy Chief

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:49

Admiral RK Dhowan, a navigation and direction specialist, was Thursday named the new chief of the Indian Navy.

New robot mannequin to test gen-next protective suits

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 20:13

A new robot mannequin that will help test the next generation of chemical and biological protective suits for the UK`s armed forces has been unveiled.

CPI(M) not in favour of repeal of AFSPA from North-East

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 21:40

CPI(M) on Thursday said it would not demand repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from the North-East, but favoured it be given a human face.

90 African refugees rescued off Malta

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 14:31

Some 90 African refugees have been rescued at sea off Malta by a Maltese armed forces patrol vessel, a government statement said.

AP alerts IAF and armed forces to fight Tirumala hills blaze

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 00:56

Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan alerted the Indian Air Force (IAF) and other armed forces to control the fire raging in the Tirumala Tirupati hills in Andhra Pradesh.

Army expresses satisfaction on synergy between security forces

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 00:08

Army expressed satisfaction over preparedness and synergy between security forces which resulted in killing of 21 militants and arrest of 13 others in Kashmir valley since the beginning of this year.

`Fear of consequences` needed to stop AFSPA misuse: Omar

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 14:34

There is a need to build a "fear of consequences" within laws like Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) so that they are not misused by the Army, feels Jammu and Kashmir Chief Omar Abdullah.

Defence Ministry orders probe into INS Kolkata mishap

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 09:51

A day after a mishap on advanced warship INS Kolkata at the Mazagaon Docks Ltd (MDL), the Defence Ministry on Saturday ordered a probe into the incident.

Congress hasn`t been good for armed forces: VK Singh

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 23:08

The Congress has not been a good party for the armed forces, former Army chief General (retd) VK Singh has said.

Defence Ministry defers decision on 4 major purchases

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 22:33

Defence Ministry deferred decisions on 4 deals worth Rs 40,000 crore even as it approved another set of proposals worth over Rs 13,000 crore for procuring weapon systems for the armed forces.

Gradual revocation of AFSPA will begin in my present tenure: Omar

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 10:14

Stating that incidents of militancy related violence in Jammu & Kashmir have come down by over 70 per cent in the past five years, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today asserted that gradual revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) will begin in his present tenure. 

Pakistan`s existence threatened by Taliban: MQM

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 22:45

MQM organised a massive rally in southern Pakistani city to show solidarity with the armed forces, saying the country`s existence is being threatened by militancy.