Lt Gen RC Tiwari officially takes command of Eastern Army

Lieutenant General Ram Chandra Tiwari officially became the commander of the Indian Army’s Eastern Command at its iconic headquarters in Fort William, Kolkata, on Monday. He succeeded Lieutenant General Rana Pratap Kalita, who superannuated on Saturday. Read More

Maj Shaitan Singh’s ‘memorial’ razed in buffer-zone concession to China

A memorial erected by Indian soldiers a few years ago on the spot where Major Shaitan Singh, one of the nation’s most celebrated war heroes, fell fighting the Chinese in the 1962 war’s Battle of Rezang-la, has been razed to create a buffer zone between India and China as part of the deal to de-escalate tensions along the LAC. Read More

Poonch ambush: Army death toll 5; 3 locals dead ‘mysteriously’: Reports

The death toll in militant ambush on an Indian Army convoy in near Poonch has reached five, reports say. Also, three civilian locals allegedly picked by the Army for questioning were found dead under suspicious circumstances. Read More

4 soldiers KIA in yet another ambush on Army vehicles in J&K’s Rajouri

In yet another militant ambush on Indian Army vehicles in Jammu & Kashmir’s Poonch-Rajouri sector, four soldiers were killed in action. Three other soldiers have also been injured in the attack. Read More

In his book, ex-COAS Naravane says Agnipath ‘surprised’ armed forces

In what has come as a surprise to many, former chief of Army staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane said neither of the three services were consulted before the government rolled out the Agnipath recruitment scheme. The ex-COAS also discusses the difficult time during the 2020 Galwan valley clash Read More

Lt Gen Ram Chandra Tiwari to be next Eastern Army commander

Lieutenant General Ram Chandra Tiwari has been appointed the next general officer commanding in chief of the key Eastern Army Command. He will replace the incumbent Eastern Army GOC-in-C Lieutenant General Rana Pratap Kalita, who retires on December 31. Read More

At IIM-Nagpur, Gen Pande says India’s security and progress intertwined

The chief of Army staff, General Manoj Pande, delivered a keynote address at the Indian Institute of Management, Nagpur, on Saturday. In his broad speech, he painted a compelling picture of how national security and economic progress walk hand-in-hand in shaping a nation’s rise. Read More

DAC approves Army’s proposal to procure 6,400 Pinaka rockets

The defence ministry’s Defence Acquisition Council has given the green signal to the Indian Army’s proposal to procure 6,400 new rockets worth an estimated ₹2,600 crore for the Pinaka weapon system for deployment along the Pakistan and China borders. Read More

DAC nod to Army for procuring another 73,000 SIG Sauer rifles

The Defence Acquisition Council has given the go-ahead to the Indian Army to procure another 73,000 SIG Sauer’s SIG 716 assault rifles. This comes at a time when the manufacturing of AK-203 rifles, a part of the Army’s F-INSAS programme, under a Russia-India joint venture has been delayed. Read More

Capt Fatima Wasim becomes first woman doctor in Siachen op post

Indian Army officer Captain Fatima Wasim became the third woman to be posted in Siachen Glacier. She is also the second woman medical officer to be posted at the world’s highest battlefield. However, she is the first woman doctor to be deployed at an operational post in the glacier. Read More


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