Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Thursday hailed the Territorial Army for its service in war as well as peace and said Army would keep taking up the issue of augmenting their strength and improving service conditions with the government.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday interacted with army chief General Dalbir Singh and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval at the Air Force Day reception here against the backdrop of continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan.
According to reports, India has responded strongly, conveying the Indian leadership's resolve and ability to deal with Pakistan. New Delhi has cleared that talks with Islamabad will not be possible unless Pakistan stops violating ceasefire at border.
Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag is scheduled to visit the city today to review the flood situation and take stock of the rescue and relief operations by the armed forces in the flood-ravaged Kashmir Valley.
Congress on Monday virtually questioned the continuance of former Army chief Gen V K Singh as Union minister in the wake of the Armed Forces Tribunal making some carping comments against him in the Sukna land scam case.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the powerful Army Chief today agreed on the need to "expeditiously" end the political deadlock that has raised fears of instability, as the embattled government stepped up back channel efforts to reach out to protesters.
As General Dalbir Singh Suhag took over the reins of the fourth largest army in the world Thursday, a village in Haryana`s Jhajjar district was collecting ammunition of a different kind - over 150 kg of ladoos and about 5,000 crackers.
Lt. Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag, whose appointment as Army chief had kicked up a row, on Thursday took over as the next head of the 1.3 million strong force succeeding General. Bikram Singh who retired from services.
On a farewell visit to the Northern command, outgoing Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh on Saturday met Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah here separately and discussed the prevailing security situation in the state.
Naval exercises, confidence building measures along the LAC and joint training exercises between the armed forces are high on agenda of Army chief Gen Bikram Singh during his four-day China visit from tomorrow.