Armed Forces

Vijay Diwas: President Kovind, politicos pay tribute to 1971 martyrs

Vijay Diwas: President Kovind, politicos pay tribute to 1971 martyrs

Commemorating Vijay Diwas, President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday paid tribute to the armed forces who defended our nation and upheld universal values of human liberty in 1971.

Dec 16, 2017, 09:33 AM IST
Military should stay far away from politics: Army Chief

Military should stay far away from politics: Army Chief

Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said that there was a politicisation of the armed forces and the military "should be somehow" kept away from politics.

Dec 06, 2017, 15:27 PM IST
Integration of three armed forces essential for any future conflict: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Integration of three armed forces essential for any future conflict: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently undertook a whirlwind tour of defence bases across the country.

Oct 10, 2017, 21:58 PM IST
Eight security men, 2 terrorists killed in gunfight in Kashmir Police complex

Eight security men, 2 terrorists killed in gunfight in Kashmir Police complex

Eight security personnel and two militants were killed in a gun fight in Jammu and Kashmir's Phulwama district on Saturday.

Aug 26, 2017, 18:58 PM IST
Salim-Sulaiman's 'Mera Desh He Dharam' song dedicated to Indian Armed Forces is a treat on Independence Day

Salim-Sulaiman's 'Mera Desh He Dharam' song dedicated to Indian Armed Forces is a treat on Independence Day

As the country completes 7o glorious years of Independence and enters its 71st, Bollywood's music composer brother duo Salim and Sulaiman Merchant have released a song which is dedicated to the Indian Armed Forces.

Aug 15, 2017, 10:55 AM IST

Pakistan continuing with nefarious activities, Jaitley tells armed forces

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that Pakistan continues with its "nefarious activities" of sponsoring cross border terrorism.

Aug 15, 2017, 01:11 AM IST
Gallantry awards to armed forces and paramilitary ​personnel: Full List

Gallantry awards to armed forces and paramilitary ​personnel: Full List

The President on Monday approved 112 gallantry awards to armed forces and paramilitary personnel.

Aug 14, 2017, 23:27 PM IST

Indian Navy is ready for nation's security, says Vice Admiral Girish Luthra

A program was at Mumbai's Indian Merchants' Chamber to celebrate the 70th year of India's independence.

Aug 12, 2017, 17:37 PM IST

Soldiers may soon sport khadi dress

The defence ministry has sent specifications of uniform, along with samples, to the Khadi Villages Industries Commission (KVIC), the government said today.

Aug 04, 2017, 19:54 PM IST
114 armed forces veterans write to PM Narendra Modi, call for 'unity in diversity'

114 armed forces veterans write to PM Narendra Modi, call for 'unity in diversity'

In the wake of recent attacks on Dalits and Muslim community in the country, a group of 114 armed forces veterans have penned a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemning the surge in mob violence and unprecedented attacks by relentless vigilantism of self-proclaimed 'Gau Rakshaks'. In the letter, the 114 veterans of all three forces said that they stand with the 'Not in My Name' campaign, that had mobilised thousands of citizens across the country. 

Jul 31, 2017, 09:26 AM IST
114 armed forces veterans write to PM Modi, calls for 'unity in diversity'

114 armed forces veterans write to PM Modi, calls for 'unity in diversity'

In the wake of recent attacks on Dalits and Muslim community in the country, a group of 114 armed forces veterans have penned a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemning the surge in mob violence and unprecedented attacks by relentless vigilantism of self-proclaimed 'Gau Rakshaks'. In the letter, the 114 veterans of all three forces said that they stand with the 'Not in My Name' campaign, that had mobilised thousands of citizens across the country. 

Jul 31, 2017, 09:24 AM IST
Armed forces fully equipped to deal with contingencies: Arun Jaitley

Armed forces fully equipped to deal with contingencies: Arun Jaitley

In a report, the apex auditor had also criticised the OFB for inadequate quality of ammunition supplied to the Army since March 2013.

Jul 28, 2017, 14:42 PM IST

Armed forces fully prepared to thwart any threat to India's sovereignty: Army Chief

Interacting to media, the General Bipin Rawat says, "Indian Army is fully ready for a two and a half front war".

Jun 08, 2017, 13:21 PM IST
Brazilian President deploys army against protestors

Brazilian President deploys army against protestors

Temer was caught engaging in obstruction of justice and endorsing bribes to a witness in a corruption case: Report. 

May 25, 2017, 15:14 PM IST

Pakistan executes 4 Taliban terrorists convicted by military courts

Pakistan on Wednesday hanged four more "hard core" Taliban terrorists convicted of "heinous" terrorism-related offences by controversial military courts, taking the number to over 150 since the Peshawar attack in 2014.

May 03, 2017, 14:55 PM IST

Abu Sayyaf leader behind execution of foreigners is killed, Philippines says

A leader of a militant group who was directly involved in the kidnap and execution of Canadian and German nationals was among those killed by Philippine troops in a clash on a resort island this week, the military said on Wednesday.

Apr 12, 2017, 13:03 PM IST

Armed Forces admire PM's leadership: Smriti Irani

Union Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday said the Armed Forces admired the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had fulfilled many of their long-pending demands including the One Rank One Pension.

Jan 26, 2017, 00:03 AM IST
Supreme Court to name new BCCI administrators on January 24, modifies order on disqualification

Supreme Court to name new BCCI administrators on January 24, modifies order on disqualification

A newly-set up bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra, A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud modified the order.

Jan 21, 2017, 00:35 AM IST

Amnesty for armed forces deserters in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka on Wednesday announced a one-month amnesty to soldiers who have deserted the armed forces.

Nov 30, 2016, 18:03 PM IST
AFSPA extended in Assam by 6 months

AFSPA extended in Assam by 6 months

 The controversial AFSPA has been extended by six months in entire Assam and the 20km-wide belt in Meghalaya bordering the state with the Centre declaring that the "disturbed area" status, which has been in force since 1990, will continue.

Nov 05, 2016, 18:39 PM IST