India, Vietnam express 'commitment for comprehensive development of the Strategic Partnership' | Two countries agree for early implementation of US$ 100 million Credit Agreement for defence procurement for Viet Nam | Saab and Brazil sign contract for 36 Gripen NG aircraft | Swedish Kroner 39.3 billion (USD 5.43 billion) contract covers industrial cooperation and ToT | Government clears acquisition of 6 new AIP-equipped submarines | Navy's proposal for boats with Air Independent Propulsion has been pending since 2007 | Boats to be Made in India with foreign collaboration in both public and private sectors | Prime Minister Modi visits troops in Siachen, saying the country is with the armed forces | NASA seeks ultralight materials for future Space missions | ITBP marks 53rd Raising Day Oct 24 | Home Minister Rajnath Singh promises infrastructure development on the borders | Government enhances ITBP DG's financial powers | India supports global convergence to fight terrorism | Police Commemoration Day October 21 | India test fires indigenous n-capable subsonic cruise missile | IndiGo signs MoU for 250 A320neo aircraft | India's nuclear submarine Arihant and other critical assets are safe | DRDO says adequate precautions secured the n-assets and missile sites from Hudhud cyclone | An IAF Su-30 aircraft crashes during a training sortie on October 14 | Both pilots eject to safety | US physicist Dr Philip Snyder wins IAEA Nuclear Fusion Prize for 2014 | He is part of an international effort to harness the power of sun for unlimited energy | Indian Air Force marks 82nd Anniversary October 8 | India and US extend their Defence Cooperation agreement by another 10 years | “US defence companies are welcome to participate in India,” says Modi | India, China border standoff ends | Modi says if US withdraws from Afghanistan suddenly, it go the Iraq way | Boeing wants to accelerate enagement with India, says Chairman Jim McNerney | He had a one-to-one meeting with Prime Minister Modi in New York Sep 29 | Modi met corporate leaders from top US companies including GE, Google, Citigroup, Pepsico, IBM, Goldman Sachs | Prime Minister Modi urges world community to fight terrorism collectively | Addressing UN General Assembly, he observed hardly any country is untouched by this curse | Modi visits 9/11 Memorial in New York |
 Indian Army 
Growing Challenges in Target Acquisition and Weapon Guidance
 

August 2014

Though seemingly represented in the confines of two simple words each, Subject Matter Experts and professionals in the field are eminently aware that both ‘Target Acquisition’ and ‘Weapon Guidance’ are solid verticals in their own right which are riding high and growing steadily on the enabling wings of technology.

   
General Dalbir Singh Suhag takes over as Army Chief
 

July 2014

New Delhi. General Dalbir Singh Suhag PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC, took over as the 26th Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army July 31.

   
Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha Takes Over as New Chairman COSC
 

July 2014

New Delhi. Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha took over as the Chairman, Chief of Staff Committee (COSC), receiving the baton of Chairman, COSC from outgoing Chief of Army Staff, General Bikram Singh at a brief ceremony in the South Block on July 31. Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral RK Dhowan and other senior Principal Staff Officers of all three Services and Integrated Defence Staff were present on the occasion.

   
Army Aviation and Modernisation Challenges
 

July 2014

A recent report about Government approval for the Army getting its own fleet of 39 iconic Apache attack helicopters has created a buzz both in the Military and Industry circles. This is a positive and welcome development for the Army Aviation Corps (AAC). Apparently, the decision taken by the Ministry of Defence earlier in this regard is being followed up appropriately, notwithstanding the change at the top in political leadership.

   
Nexter, L&T and Ashok Leyland team up for Indian Army's MGS Artillery Programme
 

June 2014

New Delhi. Nexter Systems, the French land weapons maker, has signed a “consortium agreement” with India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and Ashok Leyland Defence to collaborate in manufacturing the Mounted Gun System (MGS) artillery programme of the Indian Army.

   
Arun Jaitley takes charge as India’s Defence Minister
 

May 2014

New Delhi. Arun Jaitley took charge as India’s new Defence Minister May 28, but himself stated that it was temporary till a new full time minister would be appointed in about a couple a weeks.

   
Siachen Revisited: Three Decades of OP MEGHDOOT
 

May 2014

New Delhi. 30 years ago, at around 6 am on April 13, 1984, Captain Sanjay Kulkarni (now lieutenant General) and another army soldier jumped on to the heavily snow covered Bilafond La (17,881 ft), a tactically important pass on the Saltoro Range.

   
Central Reserve Police Force: Combating Internal Security Challenges
 

May 2014

New Delhi. Though Policing have been state subject, the raison-d’être of the creation and maintenance of the central police agencies is that the ultimate responsibility of the central government regarding internal security is not only moral but active one.

   
The legacy of the legend keeps BSF motivated
 

May 2014

New Delhi. Every evening, at the Wagah, Husainiwala & Sadque, the international border of India and Pakistan, the BSF proudly reaffirms its commitment to keep the country safe and its one upmanship intact.

   
Attack Helicopters: Chinese WZ-10 versus US AH-64E: A Comparison
 

May 2014

EVER SINCE the Chinese Attack Helicopter (AH) WZ-10 (CAIC Z-10/WZ-10), produced by the Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation/Wuzhuang Zhisheng and code-named, Fierce Thunderbolt (Pi Li Huo), was delivered to the PLA in 2009.

   
Lt Gen Dalbir Suhag appointed next Army Chief
 

May 2014

New Delhi. Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag has been appointed the next Chief of Army Staff.

   
Saab and Kalyani Group sign Strategic Partnership in Air Defence
 

February 2014

New Delhi. Defence and security company Saab and the Kalyani Group, one of India’s leading high-technology multinationals, have entered into a strategic alliance to partner and address key Indian Army air defence projects, including the VSHORAD and SRSAM requirements.

   
Artillery Obsolescence & Stagnating Modernisation
 

February 2014

THE ARMY’S second largest arm, the Regiment of Artillery continues to be a victim of repeated setbacks in its modernisation plans.

   
DRDO develops Corner Shot rifle
 

February 2014

New Delhi. India ’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a corner shot rifle for special forces.

   
Prime Minister says NCC foremost in inspiring Sound Values
 

January 2014

New Delhi. Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has praised the National Cadet Corps (NCC) as the country’s “foremost organisation that empowers the youth with sound values and cherished ideals.”

   
Indian Army Helicopters
 

January 2014

The modernisation and transformation plans of the Army Aviation Corps have virtually hit a roadblock, with the project for acquiring 197 light observation helicopters (to replace the existing obsolete Chetak/Cheetah fleet) being put in cold storage by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

   
Ethos of the Indian Army
 

January 2014

An Institution is like a freshly planted sapling which has to be painstakingly cared for and nurtured before it grows into a fruit bearing tree.

   
State of Modernisation of the Indian Army
 

January 2014

India faces threat on its Northern and Western borders. To counter this, there is a definite need to enhance our capabilities by concentrating on those technologies that are important to the Indian Army so as to modernise with utmost speed.

   
College of Military Engineering
 

January 2014

New Delhi. The glitter and glamour of the olive green attracts youth not only to fight battles but also to help create the fields for these battles.

   
Women Officers’ Not Yet in Infantry
 

January 2014

New Delhi. The Indian Army has ruled out induction of women officers in the Infantry and the Special Forces in the near future.

   
India Remembers its Historic Victory of 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War
 

January 2014

New Delhi. As the bugles sounded the last post on December 16, a nation remembered i ts famous victory over Pakistan due to its brave soldiers.

   
SSB completes fifty years of dedicated service
 

December 2013

New Delhi. Fifty years ago in the month of December a force under the administrative control of the Ministry of Home Affairs was set upto promote nationalism in the population of the borders India shared with its not-so-friendly neighbours.

   
BSF gears up for new frontiers
 

December 2013

New Delhi. For a both peace and war time force, the Border Security Force is full of optimism as it enters its forty eighth year of existence.

   
Employment of Armed Forces against Naxals
 

December 2013

Pune. Chief of the Air Staff and Chairman COSC, that was me - innocent and unsuspecting - holding a Press Conference on Modernisation Programme of the IAF.

   
The Indian Army-an insight
 

November 2013

OF LATE, the Indian Army has been under media spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Mutilation of two of our soldiers’ bodies, killing of five Indian soldiers on our side of the Line of Control (LoC).

   
Indian, Chinese armies practise tactical manoeuvres
 

November 2013

New Delhi. The joint training exercise of the Indian and Chinese armies on counter-terrorism, being held near Chengdu in Sichuan province of China, has advanced to tactical exercises.

   
Role of private sector in Defence
 

October 2013

Defence of a country is the collective responsibility of all its citizens. It is also a fact that progress, growth and development of a country can only take place in a secure, stable and peaceful environment.

   
Gunners Day and the way ahead
 

October 2013

The Regiment of Artillery celebrates its raising day on September 28, annually. The date of raising is related to the raising of the Royal Indian Artillery as a part of the Bombay Presidency which occurred on the same day in1827.

   
Infrastructure Development: Key to a credible defence
 

September 2013

The Depsang Bulge intrusion by the Chinese on April 15, 2013 could have been treated as an isolated incident of Chinese activism on the line of control (LAC), had it not been for subsequent intrusions by them in the Chumar sector of Ladakh region, the last one taking place on July 20, 2013.

   
Arms and ammunition of the Indian Army
 

September 2013

THE INDIAN Army is currently undergoing a Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) to attain the capabilities to face a two-front war under a nuclear overhang.

   
US to sell 145 howitzers to India in $885 mn deal
 

August 2013

Washington. The United States proposes to sell India 145 M777 155mm light-weight towed howitzers in a $885 million deal to add a powerful punch to India's ground forces.

   
Strike Corps for the Mountains
 

August 2013

On July 17, 2013, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) finally approved the army’s proposal for raising a Strike Corps for the mountains. Though the approval came after considerable delay, it is a pragmatic move that will send an appropriate message across the Himalayas.

   
Indian Army inducts 'Rudras'into its Air Wing
 

August 2013

NEW DELHI. The Indian Army Aviation Corps is all set to take a major step forward by raising its first ever dedicated squadron of ‘Rudra’ armed helicopters this month.

   
A Scholar-Warrior Completes his Journey
 

August 2013

NEW DELHI. Air Cmde Jasjit Singh, AVSM, Vr C, VM (Retd), Director General, Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi, passed away on August 4, 2013 after a brief illness.

   
Artillery Modernisation Woes
 

July 2013

Firepower, especially artillery, has played a significant battle winning role in warfare through the ages and will continue to do so in future conflicts. In our context this was clearly demonstrated during the Kargil war.

   
Future artillery concepts
 

June 2013

The role of modern armed forces is to prevent conflict through deterrence and if it does break out, to fight and win – preferably on the adversary’s territory. Future wars on the Indian Sub-continent are likely to be limited wars.

   
Border Roads Organisation Smoothens Bumpy Rides
 

May 2013

New Delhi. The present geo-political scenario of India where on one hand China is flexing its strategic muscles and on the other hand Pakistan gritting its jihadi teeth, the borders need to be not only secure but also have state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities.

   
Military helicopters in India
 

May 2013

New Delhi. Military helicopters are specifically built or converted for use by military forces. The most common use of military helicopters is transportation of troops/ stores as utility or cargo helicopters.

   
Chinese provocation: Is India prepared?
 

May 2013

New Delhi. The Chinese intrusion into Depsang Bulge in East Ladakh, approximately 18 km inside our perception of the Line of Actual Control (LAC), on April 15 has raised temperatures both militarily and politically on either side.

   
Lt. Col. among five Indian peacekeepers killed in South Sudan
 

April 2013

New Delhi. Five Indian UN peacekeepers, including a Lieutenant Colonel, were killed and four injured by rebels in South Sudan, the external affairs ministry said Apr 9.

   
Night vision devices: Rs.2,800 crore deal for Indian Army cleared
 

April 2013

New Delhi. The Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) has cleared a Rs. 2,800 crore ($550 million appox) deal for boosting the night vision capabilities of the Indian Army's tanks and infantry combat vehicles.

   
President presents trumpet, banner to PBG
 

April 2013

New Delhi. President Pranab Mukherjee has presented a silver trumpet and banner to the President's Bodyguard, the oldest regiment of the Indian Army.

   
100-year-old retired colonel is Indian Army's First Citizen
 

April 2013

Chandigarh. On a day he celebrated his 100th birthday, a retired lieutenant colonel of the Indian Army was declared the First Citizen of the force.

   
HAL's Rudra Helicopter gets Initial Operational Clearance
 

February 2013

Bangalore. The Indian Army gets its first weaponised light attack helicopter, Rudra, on February 8 at Aero India.

   
Indian Army to get US ultra-light howitzers this year
 

February 2013

New Delhi. The Indian Army is set to get the first lot of the BAE Systems M-777 ultra light artillery guns from the US within this year.

   
Indian Army marks 65th Army Day with Anger
 

January 2013

New Delhi. The Indian Army is angry. Angry at the beheading and mutilation of two Indian soldiers killed by Pakistani special operations soldiers earlier this month in a raid on the Indian side taking advantage of the foggy weather.

   
India celebrates Republic Day with pomp and hope
 

January 2013

New Delhi. With millions taking part, India celebrated its 64th Republic Day Jan 26 with pomp and pride, with people in a few areas defying rebel groups to join official flag hoisting functions.

   
Wither Artillery Acquisition Plan
 

January 2013

New Delhi. Firepower, especially artillery, has played a significant battle winning role in warfare through the ages and will continue to do so in future conflicts. In India’s context, this was clearly demonstrated during the 1999 Kargil war.

   
Indian Army’s Stellar Role in Nation Building
 

January 2013

New Delhi. Besides ensuring a nation’s territorial integrity and making a substantial contribution to national security, every young nation’s army has a major role to play in nation building. The Indian Army has been no exception.

   
Indian Army to replace INSAS with new assault rifles
 

December 2012

New Delhi. India is in the process of procuring new assault rifles to replace the indigenously-designed 'INSAS' (Indian Small Arms System) rifles, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Nov 19.

   
US military eyes meditation for combat training
 

December 2012

Washington. Deep breaths and long periods of silent reflection are something one might associate with yoga or an ashram in India - not combat readiness.

   
IAF decides for midair refueling capability on all aircraft
 

December 2012

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) will have midair refueling capability on all its combat assets from now on. Disclosing this, Vice Chief of the Air Force VCAS, Air Marshal DC Kumaria, said at the Fifth National Seminar on Aerospace Technologies(N-SAT.5) recently that the decision applies on all current and future acquisitions, whether combat jets, transport aircraft, helicopters or other assets.

   
A more public-friendly Change of Guard at India's Presidential Palace
 

November 2012

New Delhi. To the haunting strains of "Auld Lang Syne", the President's Bodyguard, the oldest regiment in the Indian Army, resplendent in their red tunics, cream breeches and black boots, rode off toward Rashtrapati Bhavan, India's Presidential Palace, to mark a new era in the Change of Guard ceremony every Saturday that will now be more public -friendly.

   
Territorial Army turns Sixty Three
 

November 2012

New Delhi. Martial tunes, smartly turned out contingents and a large crowd added fervour and enthusiasm to the environment.

   
Indian scientists devise unique radiation-decontaminati on wipes
 

November 2012

New Delhi. They look like the facial wipes available in the market, but what makes them different is that they are meant to clean off radioactive material from the body during a nuclear disaster.

   
ICT is the key to Defence Modernisation
 

November 2012

NEW DELHI. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has already transformed the defence industry in a big way. If the industry produced “dumb” bombs previously, now with the helps from ICT, it is churning out smart and precision weapons.

   
Indian Army commanders review security situation, preparedness and morale
 

November 2012

NEW DELHI. The Indian Army should be a force capable of carrying the battle into an enemy territory. And operational planning, preparedness and strong inventory are a must. Brainstorming of the top brass to come to best solutions is indeed the best strategy.

   
Army Gets Attack Helicopters
 

November 2012

New Delhi. 12 October 2012 will go down in the history of the Indian Army and the Army Aviation Corps as a red letter day with the Ministry of Defence (MoD), after vacillating for decades, finally taking the call on the crucial issue of the ownership and operations of Attack Helicopters (AH).

   
India focuses on new space, cyber threats
 

October 2012

New Delhi. Describing India's security challenges as "diverse and serious", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has underlined the need for bolstering the country's capabilities to tackle new threats in areas of cyber and space and called for an integrated response and weaponry to deal with them.

   
India pays homage to 1962 China war martyrs
 

October 2012

New Delhi. For the first time since the 1962 war, the Indian defence establishment officially honored the martyrs and all those who participated in the war against China in which India lost a large portion of its territory.

   
Indian Artillery focuses on futuristic weaponry and lethality on the modern battlefield
 

September 2012

New Delhi. Arms and equipment including gun systems in the Indian artillery are available in adequate quantity however modernisation of artillery, which entails replacement of the equipment of older technology, is an on-going process and is being given priority to ensure that the artillery remains equipped with modern weapons systems.

   
India’s Military Modernisation
 

September 2012

The Kargil conflict of 1999 led to the formation of the Kargil Review Committee (KRC).

   
Sachin Pilot Commissioned as Lieutenant in Territorial Army
 

August 2012

New Delhi. Minister of Communications and Information Technology Sachin Pilot has been commissioned as Lieutenant in the 124 TA Battalion of the Sikh Regiment by Chief of Army Staff, Gen Bikram Singh.

   
India, Russia sign pact for Smerch rockets
 

August 2012

New Delhi. India and Russia have tied up for a joint venture to manufacture Smerch rockets.

   
India remembers hero of 1947 Pakistan war
 

August 2012

New Delhi. The Indian Army paid tributes July 15 to Brig Mohammed Usman - its highest-ranking officer killed in the 1947 India-Pakistan war.

   
Excalibur for limiting collateral damage and giving unprecedented precision capability
 

July 2012

New Delhi. The Indian Army has fi nally initiated its long desired plans to modernise its artillery with the recent announcement of 145 M777 Howitzers, after a lull of twenty six years.

   
Optimisation of Army Aviation
 

July 2012

New Delhi. The Army Aviation was formed from the erstwhile Air Observation Post (AOP) Squadrons of the Artillery Regiment. The primary task then was to adjust and direct artillery fire.

   
Army Chief pushes for early acquisition of Helicopter
 

July 2012

New Delhi. The new Chief of the Army Staff, Gen Bikram Singh, has taken up the issue of modernization and strengthening of the Army Aviation Corps with new helicopters with the Defence Ministry.

   
The Indian Army and Replacement of its Helicopters
 

July 2012

New Delhi. The Indian Army’s Aviation Corps is in its 26th year of existence since its formation in Nov 1986.

   
From the Indian blue to the olive green
 

June 2012

New Delhi. From the cricket pitch to the Line of Control–it has been an eventful journey for Lt Col Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

   
Artillery Modernisation the time for action is now
 

June 2012

New Delhi. Warfare consists of two main ingredients: FirePower and Manoeuvre. Both compliment each other for defeating an enemy.

   
From the Indian blue to the olive green Dhoni embarks on his military duties
 

June 2012

New Delhi. From the cricket pitch to the Line of Control–it has been an eventful journey for Lt Col Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The Indian cricket captain was on his military duty of visiting the forward areas of J&K.

   
South Western Command tests battle preparedness in Ex Shoorveer
 

May 2012

New Delhi. Troops of South Western “Sapta Shakti” Command have now built up in the deserts of Rajasthan, to carryout annual summer exercise. Presently, the formations are practising their battle drills in the designated training areas.

   
Sapta Shakti Command Turns Seven
 

May 2012

Jodhpur. The South Western Command, the seventh and the youngest command of the Indian Army turned seven years old. Christened the Sapta Shakti - the Seventh Star - it is determined to be “Forever Victorious”.

   
Indian Army's Gorkha Troops
 

May 2012

New Delhi. Nepali Gorkhas were recruited into the Indian Army by the British but after the Independence, the first Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and other leaders decided to retain their services, both because of the natural affinity between the two neighbouring countries and because these troops had proved their exceptional bravery on every occasion.

   
Gen Bikram Singh assumes command of Indian Army
 

May 2012

New Delhi. Gen Bikram Singh assumed command of the 1.13 million strong Indian Army May 31, bringing to an end the controversial 26 month tenure of his predecessor Gen V.K. Singh, who retired after 42 years of service.

   
Finding a Solution to Siachen
 

May 2012

More than a week after the terrible avalanche at Gayari (in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir) buried nearly 110 Pakistan Army soldiers and another 70-odd civilians, there is no sign of recovery in spite of Pakistan using every possible effort and even heavy machinery to shift the thousands of tonnes of snow that has settled above the unfortunate victims of nature’s anger.

   
Demilitarisation of Siachen
 

May 2012

Last fortnight when Gen Kayani, the Pakistan Army chief made the statement that Pakistan was ready for demilitarisation of Siachen, peaceniks from both sides enthusiastically took up the refrain, looking at it as an opportunity to settle a major bone of contention, reduce tension and improve relations between the two countries.

   
India clears $660 mn deal for artillery guns
 

May 2012

New Delhi. The Indian Army got a shot in the arm with the Defence Ministry clearing its long-pending $660 million (Rs.3,000 crore) proposal to buy 145 ultra-light howitzer guns to add teeth to its ageing inventory.

   
Indian Infantry needs to modernise itself
 

April 2012

“The ‘Best Soldier’ of the world cannot have second best weapon, equipment or clothing. The modernisation process is aimed to harness advanced technologies to enhance the operational capabilities of Infantry across the full spectrum of conflict.

   
Centre's nod must for trial of errant armymen: SC
 

April 2012

New Delhi. The Supreme Court has held said that military personnel operating in areas under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and facing allegations of excesses could not be tried by criminal courts without the prior sanction of the central government.

   
SC dismisses plea against Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh
 

April 2012

New Delhi. The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition challenging the appointment of Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh as the next Indian Chief of the Army Staff.

   
Antony asks army to streamline acquisitions
 

April 2012

New Delhi. Defence Minister A.K. Antony has asked the army to streamline its purchase process in a manner that accountability can be fixed in the event of slippages.

   
L&T, Samsung Techwin to produce guns in Pune
 

March 2012

Mumbai. Technology, construction and engineering major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has joined hands with South Korea's Samsung Techwin Co. Ltd (STW) to develop tracked self-propelled artillery guns for the Indian Army.

   
No combat role for women in Indian armed forces: Antony
 

March 2012

New Delhi. The government has made it clear that it has no proposal to induct women in combat roles in the defence forces, including as fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force.

   
Lt Gen Bikram Singh designated next Indian Army Chief
 

March 2012

New Delhi. Lt Gen Bikram Singh will be the next Indian Army Chief, it was announced Mar 3.

   
Indian Army soldier sets power hang gliding record
 

Feburary 2012

New Delhi. An Indian Army soldier has entered the Limca Book of Records by flying 350-km non-stop in a powered hang glider from Bikaner to Sanderav in Rajasthan.

   
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) Indian Perspective
 

Feburary 2012

Introduction. The UAV is an aerial vehicle with no pilot to man controls. They can be remotely controlled by personnel on ground or by pre-programmed flight plans.

   
Limited Wars in the Indian Context
 

Feburary 2012

Introduction. Predicting future war fighting scenarios is a complex process, where normally, diverse opinions exist. However, one aspect on which there is greater unanimity is that the probability of long drawn ‘all out’ wars has diminished, especially in the regional context.

   
Indian Army Day 2012 Photogallery
   
Future Wars Require Strong Army Aviation
 

January 2012

New Delhi. The Defence Minister, while speaking at a seminar organised by the Centre for Land Warfare Studies last year, had said that the government was aware of the pace of military modernisation by countries in the neighbourhood and stressed the point that modernisation and transformation of India’s conventional forces must focus on capabilities to enable reacting on a real time basis.

   
Indian Army's Modernisation
 

January 2012

New Delhi. The Indian army, with personnel strength of 1.1 million soldiers, has kept the nation together through various crises, including insurgencies in Jammu and Kashmir and the many of the north-eastern states, for over six decades since independence.

   
Nuclear weapons not for war: Indian Army chief
 

January 2012

New Delhi. Amid reports of Pakistan and China augmenting their nuclear arsenals, Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh has rejected the threat of a nuclear war, saying such weapons primarily have a "strategic significance".

   
Army's Chinar Corps celebrates 96th Raising Day
 

January 2012

Srinagar. Raised this day at Port Said in Egypt in 1916, the Srinagar-based Chinar Corps of the Indian Army celebrated its 96th raising day Jan 12.

   
Guns procurement caught in snakes, ladders game: Army chief
 

January 2012

New Delhi. Bogged down by delays in procurement of guns to bridge critical gaps in its artillery, Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh says that the purchase of these weapon systems is caught in "a snakes and ladders game" in which there are "no ladders".

   
The Indo-Pak Bangladesh Liberation War, 1971
 

December 2011

Introduction: India has fought three wars with Pakistan. All the three were initiated by Pakistan and India responded with alacrity and military precision.

   
1971 War: BBC Report, An error or a plant?
 

December 2011

Without doubt, the erroneous BBC report on Indian Army’s paradrop of 5000 troops – actually 540 – over Tangail played a very, very significant role in the fall of Dacca.

   
Indian defence research agency eyes robotic soldier, mule
 

December 2011

Chennai. India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is in the process of building robotic soldiers and mules as a part of its unmanned fighting systems of the future.

   
President presents standards to five tank regiments
 

December 2011

Patiala (Punjab). President Pratibha Patil honoured five armoured regiments of the Indian Army Nov 27 by presenting them standards in this Punjab town.

   
Indian Army team wins gold at World patrol meet
 

November 2011

New Delhi. The Indian Army has emerged the best patrolling force in the world with a team from the Gorkha Rifles regiment winning an international competition also called the Olympics of Patrolling. The gold medal is the first won by an Indian contingent.

   
Operation Trishakti Madad
 

October 2011

Sukna. It has been a month since the Army and Air force had mounted a herculean task of search and rescue under ‘Operation Trishakti Madad’ in the earthquake devastated Sikkim.

   
Indian Army plans force accretion near Pakistan, China borders
 

October 2011

New Delhi. The Indian Army has detailed plans for force accretion along the western and northern borders with Pakistan and China as part of its transformation efforts.

   
ALH touches 20,000 feet and Cheetal 23,000
 

September 2011

Bangalore. The armed version of India’s Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) touched 20,000 feet in a test flight early August while two Cheetals performed a daring rescue at 23,000 feet a few weeks later.

   
Army Aviation: The Arm of the Future
 

September 2011

New Delhi. India’s Army Aviation Corps is marking its Silver Jubilee this year with hopes of doubling its helicopter fleet and also inducting dedicating combat helicopters some time in the near future.

   
Saab offers man-portable missile to Indian Army
 

September 2011

New Delhi. Swedish defence manufacturer Saab has offered its RBS 70NG man-portable air defence system to the Indian Army to meet its requirements for a shoulder-fired missile.

   
Defence Spending 2011-21 set to touch $235 bn: V K Misra
 

July 2011

It is indeed a proud day for the IDSA when we have gathered here from far and near on the occasion of possibly the first ever 3-day international seminar devoted to the myriad facets of defence acquisitions.

   
India spends $35 b/year on Defence N S Sisodia, DG, IDSA
 

July 2011

Together, countries of the world now spend nearly $1600 bn per year on defence, constituting about 2.5 per cent of global GDP. India’s own defence expenditure exceeds $35 bn per annum.

   
Indian Army engineers summit Mount Kamet
 

June 2011

New Delhi. A team from the Indian Army's Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) has scaled the 7,756-metre Mount Kamet in the Gharwal Himalayas as part of an adventure expedition.

   
Trials begin of upgraded Indian main battle tank
 

June 2011

New Delhi. Indian defence scientists have started trials of an upgraded version of the indigenous Arjun main battle tank (MBT) that is expected to form the backbone of the Indian Army's armoured fighting units from 2014, a defence ministry official says.

   
Government rejects Army's new promotion policy proposal
 

June 2011

New Delhi. The Indian government has rejected a proposal for changing its promotion policy for senior officers, sources say.

   
‘Balance of interest’ than ‘Balance of power’ aim of India’s strategic thrust
 

May 2011

New Delhi. Army is a profession that demands the highest standards of commitment, and needs its officers and men to focus completely on operational preparedness, training and habitat for the men.

   
Antony keen for operational preparedness
 

May 2011

New Delhi. With the security situation changing due to a mix of geo-political, economic and military factors, Defence Minister A K Antony has asked the Army to remain vigilant and continue to uphold the territorial integrity and safety of citizens.

   
Rising Challenges, Declining Resources
 

March 2011

In his budget speech on February 28, 2011, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee set aside Rs 1,64,425 crore (US$ 36 billion) for defence during the next financial year (FY 2011-12).

   
India, Singapore troops hold joint exercise
 

March 2011

New Delhi. The Indian Army is holding month-long joint war games with Singapore Army troops at Babina in Madhya Pradesh, where the two sides conjured up a tank battle scenario to help build each other's capabilities in mechanised warfare.

   
Army probing howitzer report leak at highest level: Antony
 

Feburary 2011

New Delhi. The Indian Army has ordered an inquiry at the "highest level" into the leak of a secret report on the field trials of ultralight artillery guns to be procured from the US.

   
Indian Army refloats tenders for heavy guns
 

Feburary 2011

New Delhi. The Indian Army has begun the process for acquiring heavy guns yet again, floating tenders for both the Towed and Tracked systems within January 2011.

   
Wearable Computer for Indian soldiers
 

January 2011

Chennai. India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is working on a wearable computer for soldiers.

   
Army Air Defence turns 18
 

January 2011

New Delhi. The Corps of Army Air Defence (AAD) is 18, crossing an important milestone of its independent existence as a young, dynamic and a technosavvy combat arm of the Indian Army on 10 Jan 2011.

   
Exercise Topchi displays Indian artillery might
 

January 2011

Devlali. “Artillerymen have a love for their guns which is perhaps stronger than the feeling of any soldier for his weapon or any part of his equipment,” said Brigadier General S. L. A. Marshall. And how true he was! Give a gunner a chance and he rushes to show off his prowess.

   
Exercise Topchi displays Indian artillery might
 

January 2011

Devlali. “Artillerymen have a love for their guns which is perhaps stronger than the feeling of any soldier for his weapon or any part of his equipment,” said Brigadier General S. L. A. Marshall. And how true he was! Give a gunner a chance and he rushes to show off his prowess.

   
Forces needed in J&K for operational flexibility: Gen V K Singh
 

January 2011

New Delhi. The debate on the force levels needed in the sensitive border State of Jammu and Kashmir has once again acquired momentum what with the Centre indicating it favours reducing the security forces boots on the ground.

   
Indian Army and Microsoft train soldiers in digital literacy
 

January 2011

New Delhi. The Indian Army held the convocation ceremony for jawans (troops) under Project Kshamta , a unique skill building initiative undertaken in association with Microsoft Corporation to provide them with digital literacy courses to enhance their capabilities and competence.

   
Indian Army: Armed With Ethics
 

January 2011

New Delhi. A wave of negative publicity has hit the Army over the last few years giving an impression that something is drastically wrong with the health of an institution that is still considered to be the final bastion of the country and is undoubtedly the most respected.

   
Indian Army Day 2011 Photogallery
   
ARMY modernisation needs a major push
 

January 2011

New Delhi. Military strength is a pre-requisite for peace and stability on the Indian Sub-continent. India’s socio-economic development, and that of its neighbours, can continue unhindered only in a secure environment.

   
Indian Army skiis to South Pole
 

January 2011

New Delhi. The Indian Army set up the Indian flag at the South Pole Jan 14 to mark the 60th Indian Army Day.

   
Army to observe 2011 as year for disabled soldiers
 

December 2010

New Delhi. The Indian Army will observe 2011 as the year for its disabled personnel to honour the soldiers who have been rendered handicapped while serving the nation, Chief of the Army Staff General V K Singh has declared.

   
Lt. Gen. Hasnain takes over as corps commander at Srinagar
 

December 2010

Srinagar. Lt General Syed Ata Hasnain has taken over as the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Srinagar-based Chinar Corps of the Indian Army.

   
Battle Field Management to see enhanced industry partnership
 

November 2010

New Delhi. Just imagine an Indian soldier on the battlefield taking orders from his platoon commander, who in turn is in direct contact with his company commander.

   
Lack of Artillery Modernisation will Adversely Impact on Operational Plans
 

November 2010

New Delhi. While Pakistan recently acquired M-109 A5 155mm howitzers from the United States, the most potent and the most sophisticated self-propelled gun in the world, India once again cancelled its Request for Proposal (RfP) for 1,580 towed guns (155mm, 52 calibre).

   
NDC: Marking its Golden Jubilee with Pride
 

October 2010

New Delhi. Sitting all by himself in the crowded lobby of the spanking new Field Marshal Manekshaw Centre, former President of Bangladesh General HM Ershad looked a picture of confidence.

   
Indian Army's thrust on innovation
 

September 2010

New Delhi . “Innovat ion is making a difference to the potential of Indian Army and scientific achievements go hand in hand with defence technology advancements.

   
Indian soldiers' sacrifices in liberating Haifa remembered
 

September 2010

Haifa. A moving ceremony to remember some 900 Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in 1918 in liberating this Israeli port city during World War I was held for the first time at the Haifa Cemetery.

   
BAE Systems bids for Indian Army's artillery gun order
 

September 2010

New Delhi. BAE Systems has submitted a fresh bid for an Indian Army order for 155mm towed howitzers, the company said Aug 31, adding that it was offering an advanced version of the gun that had performed extremely creditably during the 1999 Kargil war with Pakistan.

   
India to buy Raytheon’s Javelin anti-tank guided missile
 

August 2010

New Delhi. India will be buying Raytheon’s man-portable Javelin anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) directly from the US Government.

   
Ashoka Chakra for Maj Jyotin Singh
 

August 2010

New Delhi. Major Laishram Jyotin Singh of the Army Medical Corps has been posthumously honoured with the Ashoka Chakra, the highest peace-time gallantry award.

   
Lt Gen Vinod Nayanar is the new Director General, Artillery
 

August 2010

New Delhi. Lt Gen Vinod Nayanar, AVSM, has assumed the appointment of Director General, Artillery.

   
Lt Gen Chander Prakash is new UN Force Commander for MONUSCO
 

July 2010

New York. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Lieutenant General Chander Prakash of India as the new Force Commander for the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO).

   
Artillery modernization lagging behind: Indian Army chief
 

June 2010

New Delhi. Chief of Army Staff Gen V K Singh has expressed concern again that the process for the induction of modern artillery guns was not proceeding at the desired pace.

   
Army to place order for 124 more Arjun tanks
 

June 2010

New Delhi. The Indian Army will soon place orders for 124 additional Arjun main battle tanks (MBTs) to boost its firepower after the tank outperformed the Russian-built T-90 tanks in the recent grueling trials in Thar desert.

   
Legendary Kalashnikov assault rifle: History and prospects
 

June 2010

Moscow. The famous Kalashnikov rifle will continue to be the main weapon for Russian assault forces, albeit in improved, modernized forms.

   
Gen V K Singh takes over as Army Chief
 

March 2010

New Delhi. Gen Vijay Kumar Singh took over as Chief of the Army Staff of Indian Army Mar 31.

   
Javelin could be in the Indian Army inventory
 

March 2010

New Delhi. “Out of nine Javelin firings, three were done by Indian gunners – one officer and two men.

   
Larsen & Toubro teams with Raytheon to upgrade T-72
 

March 2010

New Delhi. It is one of the highlights of the just concluded Defexpo 2010.They are the biggest and most trusted corporate houses in the defence sector.

   
Winds of change in BRO
 

February 2010

New Delhi. The highest fatality rate in the Indian Army is not in its infantry battalions, or in fighting. It is in a force which is least spoken about and bears the maximum brunt for giving connectivity to sensitive border areas – the Border Roads Organization (BRO).

   
Its time to have Admiral of the Fleet
 

February 2010

New Delhi. In a piece published in a national daily recently, Lt Gen SK Sinha (retd), a former Governor of Assam and Jammu and Kashmir, has written of how on January 1, 1973, Gen SHFJ (Sam) Manekshaw was promoted to the rank of Field Marshal.

   
Modernizing Artillery: Retrospect and Prospect
 

February 2010

New Delhi. No one can dispute the fact that in a fast moving conventional battle the artillery arm provides both firepower and maneuver and is an essential combat arm rather than a supporting arm which it had been viewed as for sometime.

   
Indian Army Modernisation Needs a Major Push
 

February 2010

As an ancient civilisation but a young nation that is still in the process of nation building, India faces many threats and challenges to its external and internal security.

   
'Night blindness' worries Indian Army
 

February 2010

New Delhi. Indian Army Chief Gen Deepak Kapoor has expressed concern about the force's "night blindness" in the area of armoured corps and mechanised infantry.

   
Dealing with Two Fronts Needs Matching Capabilities
 

January 2010

New Delhi. The emerging consensus, voiced by the Army Chief, is that a conventional war under the nuclear overhang can only be a Limited War.

   
State of the Indian Army
 

December 2009

There is a major debate in Washington about the future role and armament pattern of the American Armed Forces. The Brass is keen to prepare for conventional conflicts with peer nations like Russia or China. Robert Gates, the Defense Secretary, however wants them to focus on actual Low Intensity Conflicts ongoing in Iraq and Afghanistan.

   
India's indigenous defence projects and Arjun MBT
 

August 2009

Bangalore. Indian Defence Minister A K Antony, a stickler to rules, while addressing a seminar held in Bangalore in February 2009 as part of the Aero India 2009 expo, had expressed his unhappiness over the painfully slow pace of the development of indigenous technologies for developing hardware and fighting machines required by the Indian defence forces.

   
Kargil: Whose war was that?
 

August 2009

New Delhi. July 26 marks 10 years after India won the limited but high-stakes Kargil War initiated by Pakistan. On this day in 1999, the Indian soldiers gave the country a significant victory - albeit at a heavy cost in life, limb and blood.

   
The Kargil conflict and its Unlearnt Lessons
 

August 2009

New Delhi. Ten years ago, in the summer months of 1999, the Pakistan army had launched an ill-conceived military adventure across the Line of Control (LoC) into the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and had threatened India’s territorial integrity.

   
Afghan military chief visits India
 

July 2009

New Delhi. Gen Bismillah Khan Mohammadi, Chief of General Staff of the Afghan National Army, paid a four-day visit to India in July.

   
Indigenous battle tank heads for comparative trials with Russian T-90
 

June 2009

New Delhi. With one regiment of the indigenously built Arjun main battle tank (MBT) delivered to the Indian Army, the combat vehicle is now headed for comparative trials with its Russian T-90 equivalent.

   
DEFCOM INDIA 2009
 

June 2009

New Delhi. Winning and dominating the information battle space has become the most critical aspect of warfare and all military organisations are paying heed to this aspect with alacrity.

   
Nishant UAV to be handed over to Indian Army soon
 

March 2009

Bangalore. The country ’s premier agency in the aviation sector, Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) will be handing over NISHANT, it’s first indigenously made Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), to Indian Army very soon.

   
Hike in Defence Paramilitary budget with new security threats
 

March 2009

New Delhi. Considering the changed security scenario in the aftermath of the Mumbai terror attacks, the Government has allocated Rs 1,41,703 crore for defence sector, marking a 35 per cent jump from the previous year’s budget provisions.

   
The 1999 Kargil War: Not a Generals’ Victory
 

January 2009

New Delhi. The 1999 Kargil War caused the biggest flutter in the Indian subcontinent, bringing India and Pakistan close to a nuclear holocaust.

   
Artillery Modernisation is Gathering Momentum
 

January 2009

In a future conventional war on the Indian subcontinent, which will be fought under the nuclear shadow, planning to undertake deep maneuver on the battlefield will be extremely risky. This restrictions will lead to much greater emphasis being placed on firepower to achieve the laid down military aims and objectives.

   
Gen Kapoor presents Best Flight Safety Trophy
 

November 2008

New Delhi. One of the oldest Signal Regiments of the Indian Army, the 1 Army Headquarters Signal Regiment has always been in the forefront to promote the spirit of adventure.

   
Brave Leg Amputee treks Thar Desert
 

September 2008

New Delhi. One of the oldest Signal Regiments of the Indian Army, the 1 Army Headquarters Signal Regiment has always been in the forefront to promote the spirit of adventure. It has a well established Adventure Club which in the past has promoted various adventure events including high altitude trekking expeditions to various parts of Himalayas.

   
Indian Army, Vision 2020
 

August 2008

To study the past and to understand thee present thoroughly is essential to prepare for the future. This is true of any people, but more so, the armed forces and the political leadership that guides them.

   
Artillery guns for new Weapons
 

May 2008

New Delhi. Despite the increasing obsolescence of artillery guns, mortars and rocket launchers, no contract has so far been concluded for their replacement even though protracted trials of several 155mm howitzers were carried out over the last few years.

   
Future Indian Army Soldier will be Tech-smart
 

October 2007

New Delhi. The Indian Army is steadily implementing a major plan to make its units “light, rapidly deployable and more lethal at extended ranges, particularly in darkness”

   
The Regiment of Artillery is 180 years young
 

October 2007

New Delhi. The Regiment of Artillery proudly marked its 180th Raising Day on September 28.

   
Gen Deepak Kapoor is the new Chief of Army Staff
 

October 2007

New Delhi. General Deepak Kapoor, till recently the Vice Chief of Staff, has taken over the reins of the Indian Army from General JJ Singh, who retired at mid-day Sep 30.

   
Defects in indigenous Arjun tank rectified: Antony
 

August 2007

New Delhi. Admitting to defects in the indigenous main battle tank (MBT) Arjun that has been under development for the past 35 years, the Indian government has said that these had been rectified.

   
World Military Games
 

May 2007

New Delhi. Imagine a hundred - plus armies from around the world battling it out in the sports arena.

   
Indian Army's new Helicopters
 

April 2007

New Delhi. Eurocopter has won the Indian Army's muchawaited deal for 197 modern light helicopters, estimated at around US$ 550 million.

   
   
   
   
 
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