Army chief Gen Bikram Singh meets his predecessor VK Singh

Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh on Friday met his predecessor and Minister for Development of Northeast Region Gen (retd) VK Singh, who reportedly did not share good vibes with him, and discussed with him issues of mutual interest as the Army has substantial presence in the region.

Gen Bikram Singh to stay in Delhi Cantt for a year after retirement

Government has accepted a request made by Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh that he should be allowed to stay in official accommodation in Delhi Cantonment for one year after his retirement on July 31.

Defence Ministry to take up with EC Army Chief`s pic on BJP poll poster

On the request of the Army, the Defence Ministry is on Wednesday expected to take up with the Election Commission the issue of a photograph of Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh used on a BJP poll poster in Madhya Pradesh.

Gen Singh`s photograph in poll poster: Army may move EC

The Army may take up the issue of a photograph of Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh used on a BJP poll poster in Madhya Pradesh with the Election Commission.

LoC killings: Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh to visit Poonch

In the backdrop of killing of Indian soldiers on the LoC, Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh will visit the Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday to review security situation.

Army Chief takes stock of Central Command`s preparedness

Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh on Monday visited the Central Command Headquarters here and took stock of the operational preparedness of the force.

Army chief against diluting AFSPA

Indian Army chief Gen Bikram Singh on Monday said he did not favour dilution of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir as it was "an enabler" for soldiers to fight militancy in an asymmetric environment.

Lance Naik Hemraj`s family refuses to end fast as politicians meet them

UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav met the family and promised to fulfill their demands.

Succession row: AFT asks govt to respond to Lt Gen`s petition

The AFT asked the government to file its reply to a petition by a senior Lt General who has challenged the promotion of two colleagues of same rank as Army Commanders while seeking his own elevation to that post.

Army to brief former chiefs on security, operational scenario

The Army will brief its former chiefs on the present security and operational scenario faced by the 1.3 million-strong force and will also seek their advice to further improve its functioning.

Army Chief to discuss with PM strike corps along China border

Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh is expected to take up the issue of raising an offensive Corps including around one lakh soldiers along the China border in a presentation soon to the PM.

Army Chief to visit Sri Lanka next month

He will discuss ways to further strengthen military ties between the two countries at a time when political parties in Tamil Nadu are up in arms against any kind of defence cooperation with Colombo

‘Hollowness’ in defence preparedness to be addressed: Gen Bikram Singh

Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh on Monday said ‘hollowness’ in the country`s defence preparedness will be addressed, pushing for a ‘new direction’ in modernisation of his 1.2 million strong force.

Defence Ministry overrules IAF, allows Army to have own attack choppers

Overruling stiff opposition by the Air Force, Government has allowed the Army to have its own attack helicopter units, meeting its long-time demand.

India must continue to hold on to Siachen: Army Chief

Against the backdrop of Pakistani push for demilitarisation of Siachen, Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh made it clear that the Indian military would not like to move out of the "strategically important" icy heights.

Shortfall of officers main reason behind friction: Army Chief

Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh feels the deficiency of over 10,000 officers in the force is one of the main reasons behind friction between officers and jawans, which flared up on a few occasions recently.

Sachin Pilot commissioned as Territorial Army officer

Sachin Pilot today became the first Union Minister to be commissioned as a regular officer in the Territorial Army, fulfilling his desire to follow his father`s footsteps to be in the armed forces.

Indian defence bases well protected: Army Chief

General Singh said the armed forces also had the "means to generate intelligence regarding such threats that may come up to these bases".

No connection between suicide and Samba incident: Army Chief

Gen Bikram Singh said such incidents were "isolated" and the force was trying to strengthen its culture.

Govt positive towards issues facing military veterans: Army Chief

Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh said the government was very positive towards improving the life of military veterans and a committee under the Cabinet Secretary is looking into all of their issues.