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.

Armed forces focus on Visakhapatnam for relief work

Focusing on relief work in the aftermath of cyclone "Hudhud", the armed forces are now focusing on distributing relief material, specially food packets, in the worst effected areas in Visakhapatnam.

Cyclone Hudhud: Armed forces reposition resources in Andhra, Odisha

Responding to cyclone Hudhud, the armed forces on Sunday repositioned their resources to assist the civil administration to launch rescue and relief operations in the affected regions of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

China military calls for stronger cybersecurity, domestic software: State media

 China`s armed forces will ramp up their cybersecurity and speed domestic development of software, state media said on Wednesday, as the world`s largest military seeks to shore up potential technological weaknesses.

England RFU criticised for shirts featuring Victoria Cross
England RFU criticised for shirts featuring Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross Trust on Wednesday criticised England`s Rugby Football Union for its use of the Victoria Cross emblem on new international team shirts.

India, Russia conduct first-ever air exercises

The Indian and Russian air forces have held their first-ever military exercises involving counter-terror, fire-fighting and air defence in Russia.

What PM Nawaz Sharif said on Pakistan Independence Day

Raking up the Kashmir issue, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said it is the "main source of tension" in relations between India and Pakistan and sought its peaceful resolution to explore new ways to bolster bilateral ties.

Colombia rebels, government, resume Havana peace talks

Marxist FARC rebels and representatives from Colombia`s government sat down together on Tuesday for the first time in more than a month, tying up loose ends as they embark on a new round of peace talks.

Italy warns `terrorists` could be crossing in migrant boats

Italy`s armed forces chief warned today that terrorists could be using migrant boats to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, amid increased concern among intelligence services of possible attacks by extremists.

Army, IAF chief stress on jointness among armed forces

Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh and IAF chief Arup Raha today addressed the top Navy brass and stressed on the need for jointness in the armed forces for effective fighting.

Can you discriminate between those dying to protect the nation?

Failure to enunciate clear cut transparent compensation norms for slain police and defence personnel has led to a piquant situation with contrasting levels of ex-gratia payment to their families.