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Bangla Pokkho’ urges Modi to form Bengal Regiment in Indian Army

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] (ANI): Bangla Pokkho, a Bengali nationalist group, wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to form a Bengal Regiment in the Indian Army, terming it a long-standing demand.According to the organisation, it would be a real tribute to Netaji by forming a Bengal Regiment in the Indian Army. “On the 125th birth anniversary of the greatest leader from Bengal, Subhash Chandra Bose, the Bengalis have a very specific demand, that is the formation of a Bengal regiment within the Indian Army keeping in mind the rights and stakeholdership of the 10 crore Bengali people in the Indian Union”, wrote the Bangla Pokko group in their mail.He argued that the Bengalis had been at the forefront of the anti-British freedom struggle and had sacrificed the most among all the nationalists of the Indian Union-Subhash Chandra Bose, Khudiram Bose, Bagha Jatin, Matarda Shurjo…


Indian Army unfurls national flag in Galwan valley on New Year

New Delhi [India]: Indian Army unfurled the Tricolour in the Galwan valley, Ladakh on the occasion of New Year. As per sources in the security establishment, the Indian Army personnel had hoisted the National flag in Galwan on New Year’s eve.The move comes amid reports in a section of media that claimed that Chinese soldiers had displayed their flag in the region a few days ago. Earlier, the media reported that the Chinese government had sought to “rename” 15 places in Arunachal Pradesh in its map two days ahead of implementing new border law. The Indian Government on last Thursday said that it has seen reports of China attempting to rename some places in Arunachal Pradesh “in its own language” and asserted that the border state has been and will always be an integral part of India and “assigning invented names does not alter…

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Enhancing capabilities of Indian army

New Delhi [India] : Stressing on the disruptive technologies that are responsible for transforming the character of the modern world, Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, on Monday said that enhancing capabilities of the armed forces is imperative given the country’s active and disputed borders with two neighbours.“Disruptive technologies are transforming the character of the modern world, faster than ever before… Given our active borders and disputed borders in the North and East with our two neighbours, capability development remains a national imperative,” Army Chief said while addressing a webinar. The Indian Army has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-Informatics (BISAG-N), Gandhinagar, Gujarat, informed a defence ministry release.This MoU will facilitate the exchange of knowledge and collaboration in the fields of emerging technologies for the development of GIS and IT-based Enterprise Resource…

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J-K Encounter: One killed

Shopian (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] : One unidentified person was killed during cross-firing between terrorists and security forces at Babapora area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, on Sunday.According to a statement issued by Jammu and Kashmir Police, an encounter between the security forces and terrorists broke out at around 10:30 am when terrorists attacked a Naka party of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Babapora. “Around 1030 hours today, unidentified terrorists attacked a CRPF personnel at Babapora, Shopian. CRPF troops retaliated the fire and during cross-firing, one unidentified person was killed,” said the statement.Further details are being ascertained, the police said. 

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Army brass to discuss China-Pak

At a time when Pakistan and China have heightened activities along the borders, top Indian Army brass would be discussing the ways to deal with the security situation during the Commanders’ conference on Monday. New Delhi (India) : The meeting would be happening at a time when the Pakistan Army is violating ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and attempting to infiltrate terrorists into India, whereas the Chinese have also continued to deploy their troops along with the eastern Ladakh sector. “The Army commanders’ conference would start deliberations on the present situation along the Northern borders with China and the Pakistan Army actions in support of terror groups on the western front,” government sources told ANI.The Army commanders are also expected to take up the issue of Pakistan Army and ISI activities in Punjab and adjoining areas along with the other security challenges…


India deploys Pinaka, Smerch rocket system on China border

Indian Army has deployed Pinaka and Smerch Multiple Rocket Launcher Systems (MRLS) at forward position near the China border to counter any threat arising across on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Guwahati (Assam) [India] : Pinaka weapon system is an autonomous rocket artillery system that can engage area targets up to 38km at mean sea level. At these altitudes, the ranges are enhanced significantly which further augments the deep strike capability of the weapon system. A battery of six launchers of Pinaka can fire a salvo of 72 rockets in 44 seconds thereby neutralising an area of 1000m by 800m.Talking about the weapon systems, deployed battery commander at the location Lieutenant Colonel Sarath told , “The Pinaka weapon system is indigenous multi rocket launcher system designed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and it is a state of art, completely autonomous weapon…


India, US Army contingents carry out joint training during Yudh Abhyas 21

Indian Army and US Army troops carried out a joint training during the ongoing joint military exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas’ in United States’ Alaska, said Indian Army on Friday. New Delhi [India] : Troops of both armies undertook aerial reconnaissance of the target objective for the validation exercise. The recce was carried out in a UH 60 Blackhawk helicopter.Small arms firing was also carried out by a combined team of US and Indian soldiers at Grezelka firing range at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson in Anchorage, the Indian Army informed further.As part of the ongoing Indo-US Defence Cooperation, the Joint Military Training Exercise “Ex Yudh Abhyas 2021” is being conducted at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska. The 14-day exercise had commenced on October 15. During the exercise, the American troops demonstrated the setting up of their Arctic tents (can hold upto 10 troops per tent) which…

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Army weapons to tackle China

After the Chinese troops used barbed clubs and tasers against the Indian security forces in the Galwan valley clash, Indian security forces have also now been provided non-lethal weapons to tackle the Chinese during violent face-offs along the Line of Actual Control. Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : A start-up firm in Noida said soon after the Galwan valley clash, it was tasked by the Indian security forces to provide them equipments to be able to tackle the Chinese and they have provided them solutions in the form of non-lethal weapons inspired by the traditional Indian weapons like the ‘Trishul’ of Lord Shiva. “We were asked by the Indian security forces to develop non-lethal equipment after the Chinese used wired sticks and tasers against our soldiers in the Galwan clash. We could also see the Chinese showing their traditional weapons during deployments,” Mohit Kumar, Chief…


J&K : ULF asks migrant workers to leave Valley, claims responsibility for 11 civilian killings

In a letter claiming the responsibility for killing 11 civilians, the United Liberation Front has asked migrant workers to leave Kashmir, adding they would revenge the killing of Muslims across the country. Shrinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) : The United Liberation Front has claimed the responsibility for killing 11 civilians, including two labourers (both migrant workers) in Jammu and Kashmir. Terrorists had shot dead two civilians and injured another in Kulgam on Sunday, the latest in the series of attacks targeting civilians. The information was shared by the Kashmir zone Police said on its Twitter handle, adding the area was cordoned off.  In a letter claiming the responsibility for killing 11 civilians, the United Liberation Front has asked migrant workers to leave Kashmir, adding they would revenge the killing of Muslims across the country. The United Liberation Front is the frontal organisation of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). …


India-US soldiers play Kabaddi, American Football during Ex Yudh Abhyas 21

As part of “ice-breaking activities”, Indian and American soldiers played friendly matches of Kabaddi, American Football, Soccer and Volleyball on Saturday. Alaska [US] : Four mixed teams, comprising troops from both the countries, played a number of friendly matches with true sportsmanship spirit, said the Indian Army. Both contingents learned from each other’s games. Whereas the Indian troops tried their hand at American Football, the US troops participated with equal zeal and vigour in Kabaddi.These sports activities enabled the troops to know each other closely, which will be important in the coming activities such as firing, rappelling and the final validation exercise added Indian Army.This comes amid the 17th Edition of India-US joint training exercise “Ex Yudh Abhyas 21” that commenced at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska (US) on Friday. The 14 days exercise includes joint training for operations under the United Nations mandate,…

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J&K: 2 soldiers killed

The two Army personnel who lost their lives in a counter-terrorist operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch have been identified as Rifleman Vikram Singh Negi and Rifleman Yogambar Singh. Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], October 15 : According to Defence Ministry statement Jammu, two Indian Army personnel were critically injured in the operation that has been underway since Thursday in the Nar Khas forest area of Poonch’s Mendhar and later succumbed to their injuries. “A counter-terrorist operation by the Army is in progress in the area of Nar Khas Forest in Mendhar, District Poonch since the evening of October 14. During the operation, there was heavy exchange of fire and in the ensuing gunfight Rifleman Vikram Singh Negi and Rifleman Yogambar Singh were critically injured and later succumbed to their injuries,” the statement said. Rifleman Negi and Rifleman Singh displayed exemplary courage, devotion and…

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Indian Army chief Gen Naravane meets Sri Lankan Prime Minister in Colombo

Colombo [Sri Lanka], October 14 (ANI): India’s Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane on Thursday met Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and discussed enhancing existing defence cooperation between India and Sri Lanka.Taking to Twitter, Additional Directorate General of Public Information- Indian Army said, “General MM Naravane #COAS called on Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa and discussed about enhancing existing defence cooperation between India and Sri Lanka.”“Between the two armed forces, we have an excellent relationship,” Gen Naravane told Prime Minister Rajapaksa, said Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s Office.Earlier, Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s Office said the positive interaction will also help cement the bilateral relations between the two countries at all levels, including people-to-people connections.General Naravane is on a five-day visit to strengthen bilateral military ties, according to army officials.Indian High Commission in Colombo said in a tweet that the…

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Army Chief Naravane in Colombo

Colombo [Sri Lanka], October 13 : Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane on Wednesday met Sri Lankan Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) and Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of Sri Lankan Army General Shavendra Silva and expressed keen interest in exploring newer avenues for deepening ties between India and Sri Lanka. Taking to Twitter, Indian High Commission in Colombo said, “Gen MM Naravane #COAS #IndianArmy met Defence Secretary Gen Kamal Gunaratne (Retd), & Gen @SilvaShavendra CDS&Cdr of #lkaArmy. Close camaraderie & cooperation were recalled. Expressed keen interest to explore newer avenues for deepening defence ties between India and Sri Lanka.”General Naravane arrived in Sri Lanka on Tuesday. He was welcomed by General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of Sri Lankan Army at the airport.“Gen Naravane arrived in Sri Lanka and was extended a warm welcome by General Shavendra Silva…


Five LeT terrorists killed by security forces in J-K’s Shopian

Five terrorists linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT (TRF) have been killed in anti-terrorist operations at Tulran and Feeripora villages in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Shopian (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], October 12 : “Based on specific inputs about the presence of terrorists in twin villages of Shopian; Tulran and Feeripora two anti-terrorist operations were carried out resulting in the elimination of five terrorists. The killed terrorists include terrorist Mukhtar Shah, who was involved in the targeted killing of a non-local vendor at Lal Bazar area of Srinagar,” The official statement said. The police launched a joint cordon and search operations in the said areas.During the search operation at Tulran, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained, they were given repeated opportunities to surrender; instead, they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter, informed…


Anti-insurgency operation in J&K, five Army personnel martyred

Four soldiers and a junior commissioned officer (JCO) were martyred during a counter-terrorist operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri sector. Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir, India, October 11 : Five army personnel, including a junior commissioned officer (JCO), were martyred in action during a counter-terrorist operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri sector in the Pir Panjal ranges. An encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists during an anti-insurgency operation in Poonch district. The operation was launched in a village close to DKG in Surankote in the early hours following intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists there. The encounter was going on when the last reports were received. The hiding ultras opened heavy fire on the search parties resulting in critical injuries to a JCO and four other ranks, according to a Defence Ministry spokesperson. They were shifted to a hospital for treatment where they…


China not agreeable to resolve issue along LAC

New Delhi [India] : The 13th round of talks concluded without any results, the Chinese Army has not agreed to the productive and advantageous suggestions given by the Indian Army to resolve the remaining friction points of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and that is why, the Indian Army said in a statement on Monday.During the meeting, the Indian side made positive and valuable suggestions for resolving the remaining areas along LAC but the Chinese side was not agreeable and also could not provide any forward-looking proposals. “The meeting thus did not result in resolution of the remaining areas,” the Army said, in its statement on the 13th round of corps commander level talks held in Moldo on the Chinese side of the LAC on Sunday.The Army said that during the meeting, the discussions between the two sides concentrated on the resolution of…

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Four insurgents neutralised in Hingorani in Manipur

Imphal (Manipur) [India] : Four insurgents were neutralised by security forces in a joint operation in Manipur’s Hingojang.The joint operation was launched by Assam Rifles and Indian Army’s 3 Corps on Saturday. The change of fire started on Sunday morning. The insurgents belonged to Kuki group. “Security Forces of Assam Rifles under Spear Corps, Indian Army launched a joint operation on 09 Oct in Hingojang, Manipur. Area cordoned & firefight started in the morning of 10 Oct. Four insurgents neutralised. Operation in progress,” PRO Defence, Imphal tweeted.Further operations are underway.

National News Politics

Fake video of jawans protesting !

The India Army on Sunday clarified that the video circulating on social media showing army personnel standing with civilians under a tent saying that Punjab regiment soldiers are protesting with farmers was fake. New Delhi [India], October 10 : The Army officials further clarified that the ex-servicemen of the unit had arranged tea for the serving personnel while they were moving from one location to another. “A video is circulating on social media showing Indian Army jawans standing with civilians under a tent saying that Punjab regiment soldiers are protesting with some farmers. This is fake news,” an army official said.“Ex-servicemen of the unit had arranged tea for the serving personnel while they were moving from one location to another,” he added. Farmers have been protesting at different sites since November 26 last year against the enacted farm laws: Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce…


Now Rashtriya Indian Military College will see GIRL POWER by December

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Centre to take immediate steps to allow girls to take the entrance exam for admission in Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) which is to be held on December 18, 2021. New Delhi [India], October 7 : A Bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul while asking the Centre to allow girls to take the entrance exam for admission this year in RIMC instead of waiting till June 2022, directed the government to publish a modified advertisement within two days to seek applications from girls. Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati, appearing for the Centre, told the Bench that preparations for the upcoming December 18, 2021 exam were already at an advanced stage and urged it to allow for the induction of girls into the RIMC and Rashtriya Military School (RMS) for the term beginning from January 2023 and…

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Indian Army deployed in flood-affected areas of West Bengal

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], October 1 : The Indian Army has been deployed in the flood-affected areas in West Bengal including Asansol, Durgapur, Howrah, Hooghly districts, informed the Eastern Command on Friday.The Eastern Command further informed that the Indian army has rescued at least 91 people since yesterday. Some districts are experiencing heavy rainfall for the past 48 hours. Several areas are inundated with rainwater reaching about six to eight feet.Earlier on Thursday, The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted heavy rainfall at isolated places over Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal and Gujarat region. 

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“Operation preparedness”

Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane on Thursday said that maintaining high levels of readiness and operation preparedness to meet all contingencies is part of the Army’s culture. New Delhi [India], September 30 : Addressing the 116th Annual session meeting of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry on the theme ‘Resilient India’, General Naravane said, “Maintaining high levels of readiness and operation preparedness to meet all contingencies is part of the Army’s culture… COVID-19 underscored the timelessness of many fundamental principles that lay the foundation for resilient structures and processes.” “However, a challenge like the COVID-19 pandemic is unique and unprecedented. We are to protect ourselves. Only then could we discharge our duty to help others. This is not unlike the safety instructions in an aircraft, where you are asked to first put on your own oxygen mask before trying to help others.…


3 Pakistani terrorists killed near Uri, huge cache of arms and ammunition recovered

The Indian Army has recovered 5 AK-47s, 8 pistols and 70 hand grenades from terrorists killed in operation. Shrinagar, Kashmir, September 23 : A major terror attack foiled as the Indian Army on Thursday gunned down three Pakistani terrorists in the Rampur sector near Uri on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. According to sources, the terrorists had recently crossed over from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) into the Indian side. The identity of those terrorists shows that one among them is Pakistani. Details of other terrorists are yet to follow. The Indian Army has recovered 5 AK-47s, 8 pistols, and 70 hand grenades from terrorists killed in operation. This year 97 pistols were recovered in Kashmir. “In the early hours today, a movement was observed in Hathlanga forest, Rampur sector. In a brief operation, the attempt was eliminated, with the neutralization of 3 terrorists. A similar attempt was made…

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Indian Army celebrates

Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], September 20 : Indian Army on Sunday celebrated ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’ to mark the 50th anniversary of India’s victory over Pakistan and liberation of Bangladesh in the 1971 war, here.On September 21, the seminar will be conducted on the theme “Bangladesh and North East India: Into the Rising Sun” in Guwahati and will see participation from distinguished speakers from India and Bangladesh. Wasbir Hussain, Editor-in-Chief, NE Live and Professor Nani Gopal Mahanta, Academic Advisor to the Assam’s Education Department, will chair the sessions.The one-day Seminar will be conducted under the aegis of the Indian Army’s Eastern Command and will telecast live on YouTube.

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For the first time, 5 women Colonel in Indian Army

The widening of promotion avenues to more branches of the Indian Army is a sign of increasing career opportunities for women officers. New Delhi, India, August 23 : Indian Army’s Selection Board cleared the way for the promotion of five women officers to Colonel (Time Scale) rank, post completion of 26 years of reckonable service. This is the first time that women officers serving with the Corps of Signals, Corps of Electronic and Mechanical Engineers (EME) and the Corps of Engineers have been approved to the rank of Colonel. Previously, promotion to the rank of Colonel was only applicable for women officers in the Army Medical Corps (AMC), Judge Advocate General (JAG) and the Army Education Corps (AEC). The widening of promotion avenues to more branches of the Indian Army is a sign of increasing career opportunities for women officers. Combined with the decision…

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Indian Army hoists national flag in Naushera

Naushera (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], August 15 : The Indian Army hoisted the national flag, along with local residents at Naushera sector of Rajouri on Sunday on the occasion of the 75th Independence Day of the country.Meanwhile, in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisted the flag at the ramparts of Red Fort and delivered the customary address to the nation. Thirty-two Olympic winners, including javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, India’s first-ever Gold Medallist in track and field, PV Sindhu, Mirabai Chanu along with two officials of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) attended the 75th Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort on Sunday.Around 240 Olympians, support staff, and SAI and sports federation officials have also been invited to grace the Gyan Path in front of the Ramparts. In Tokyo, India recorded its best-ever medal haul in the recently concluded Olympics by bagging a total of…

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We have to keep our unity, integrity intact: CDS

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat on Friday said that Indian armed forces will take strong action against organisations that will try to hamper our unity while adding that “We have to keep unity and integrity intact.” New Delhi [India], August 13 : While addressing an event organised by the Ministry of Defence as part of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, Rawat said that after attaining freedom, India was forced to enhance the capabilities of its armed forces in the wake of attacks. “After Independence, our country faced attacks and we had to increase the capabilities of our armed forces and other security agencies to work together. Our country is a peace-loving nation but we faced some situations and we had to train our forces for war.”He noted that the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has given directions to modernise the defence forces.“PM has…

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Russian-Indian Indra-2021 drills conclude in Volgograd region – Army

Moscow: The 2021 edition of the Indra joint Indian-Russian exercise has ended at the Prudboy training ground in the southern Russian region of Volgograd, Col Vadim Astafyev, spokesman for the Russian Southern Military District, said on Thursday.“The joint Russian-Indian ground forces exercise Indra-2021 has been completed at the Prudboy training ground. According to the estimates of administration, the international maneuvers, which included many elements of joint combat training, were held at a high level, the Russian and Indian servicemen demonstrated good coordination and professional skills,” Astafyev said.At the closing ceremony, the Russian and Indian military marched in ceremonial formation.Around 250 Russian soldiers took part in the drills, with an equivalent number of personnel on the Indian side. In addition, up to 100 units of special equipment and weapons took part in the exercises.


Indian Army tank regiments prepared for operations in high altitude areas of Eastern Ladakh

More than a year after the Indian Army started deploying its tanks in a massive way in Eastern Ladakh, the armoured regiments have evolved their standard operating procedures. New Delhi, India, August 9 : The armoured regiments in Easter Ladakh have evolved their standard operating procedures to use their machines more effectively at altitudes ranging from 14,000 feet to 17,000 feet in the area. This has come into action more than a year after the Indian Army started deploying its tanks in a massive way in the region. The Indian Army started bringing the T-90 Bhishma and T-72 Ajay tanks along with the BMP series Infantry Combat Vehicles from the deserts and plains in a big way to these high altitude locations from last year with the beginning of the Operation Snow Leopard to counter the Chinese aggression in eastern Ladakh last summer. “We…

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IAC Vikrant returns successfully

New Delhi [India]: Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) ‘Vikrant’ successfully accomplished its maiden sea voyage on Sunday, it had sailed on August 4, 2021, from Kochi.Trials progressed was as planned and system parameters proved satisfactory. The carrier would continue to undergo series of sea trials to prove all equipment and systems prior handing over the vessel to the Indian Navy. “IAC ‘Vikrant’ designed by Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design (DND) is being built at Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), a Public Sector Shipyard under the Ministry of Shipping (MoS). IAC is a leading example of the nation’s quest for “Atma Nirbhar Bharat” and Indian Navy’s “Make in India” initiative, with more than 76 per cent indigenous content,” stated by the Ministry of Defence in a release. The IAC is 262 m long, 62 m at the widest part and a height of 59 m including…


Subedar Neeraj Chopra created history by winning gold : ARMY

New Delhi [India], August 7 : Indian Army top brass on Saturday congratulated Subedar Neeraj Chopra on winning the country’s first-ever gold medal in athletics at the ongoing Olympics.The “Entire Army was proud of his achievement,” Army Chief Gen MM Naravane said. The Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, said that the 23-year-old athlete did the armed forces, and the nation proud. Neeraj Chopra’s gold medal is the second for India in the individual category after Abhinav Bindra, who bagged the top prize in the 19m Air Rifle shooting event in ChinaGeneral Rawat, said, “Neeraj Chopra has proven that when there is the WILL there is a way. He has done the Armed Forces and the Nation proud like many other Olympians who have created history in TOKYO 2020.”He added, “We are confident you will continue to reach greater heights in the years…


Indian soldiers arrive in Russia for Indra-2021 drills

Volgograd [Russia], August 2 : Indian soldiers have arrived in Russia for the Indra-2021 drills in the Volgograd Region, the Indian Army informed on Monday.The contingent received a warm welcome from the Russian Military Band upon arrival. “Exercise INDRA2021: Indian Army contingent participating in Exercise INDRA2021 from 01 to 13 Aug 2021 arrived at Volgograd, Russia. The contingent was given a warm welcome by Russian Military Band,” Indian Army tweeted.A spokesperson for the Russia Southern Military District (SMD) announced the arrival of the Indian contingent. “At the Gumrak airport, Volgograd, a group of 250 soldiers of the Indian armed forces arrived to take part in the Indra-2021 international exercise,” SMD spokesperson Vadim Astafyev said.Upon arrival, the Indian soldiers headed to the field camp located at the SMD Prudboy ground in the Volgograd Region, Russian news agency Sputnik reported.Indra-2021 will run from August 1-13 and…

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J&K: Suspected drone activity

The NSG had deployed an anti-drone system in the city after a drone attack took place on the Jammu air base last month. Shrinaga, india, August 2 : Suspected drone activity was reported from four places in the Bari Brahmana area of Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday night, informed Samba Superintendents of police (SSP) Rajesh Sharma on Monday. Earlier on Friday, suspected drones were spotted at three different places in the Samba district. Earlier on July 16, a drone that was operating around the Jammu Air Base was picked up by the radars of the anti-drone system deployed by the National Security Guard (NSG) there. The NSG had deployed an anti-drone system in the city after a drone attack took place on the Jammu air base last month. The Air Force has also taken measures to prevent any such attack in…


5 Lashkar terrorists killed, Army jawan martyred in encounter in J-K’s Pulwama

Five Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists, including a district commander, and an Army jawan were killed in an encounter between the ultras and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday, police said. The security forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation at Hanjin village in the Rajpora area of Pulwama following information about the presence of the terrorists there, a police official said. He said the operation turned into an encounter when the ultras opened fire on the security personnel who retaliated. A soldier was injured in the initial exchange of fire with the terrorists, the official said, adding that the jawan died at a hospital. He said reinforcements were rushed to the area, and in the subsequent gunfight, five terrorists were killed. The slain ultras were affiliated with the LeT, and one of them, Nishaz Lone alias Khitab, was the district commander…