Written By Vishnu Som


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  • Planned Tough Rescue If Plan Went Awry: Ex-Commander On Surgical Strike

    Planned Tough Rescue If Plan Went Awry: Ex-Commander On Surgical Strike

    When Lieutenant General DS Hooda, then Northern Army Commander, saw the live video feed of India's surgical strike across the Line of Control, he knew he wasn't necessarily getting the full picture.

  • Arjan Singh: India's Oldest Serving Military Officer, Hero Of 1965 War

    Arjan Singh: India's Oldest Serving Military Officer, Hero Of 1965 War

    Back in September 1965, the Chief of Air Staff was summoned to the Defence Minister's office. Pakistan was targetting the vital town of Akhnoor in Jammu and Kashmir as part of Operation Grand Slam. The army needed air support. The government needed to know how quickly the Indian Air Force would be ready for operations. Air Force Chief Arjan Singh r...

  • Gurgaon Woman, Filmed Slapping Soldier Repeatedly, Is Arrested

    Gurgaon Woman, Filmed Slapping Soldier Repeatedly, Is Arrested

    A woman caught on camera slapping a soldier relentlessly, without facing any resistance at all, was arrested today after the army reported her to the Delhi Police. She was released within hours after a judge granted her bail.

  • Don't Blame Us, Says Ammunition Maker After Army's 35-Crore Gun Explodes

    Don't Blame Us, Says Ammunition Maker After Army's 35-Crore Gun Explodes

    When the barrel of India's brand-new ultra-light and long-range artillery gun exploded during a field trial a few days ago, the damage was attributed by army sources to home-made ammunition.

  • Faulty Indian Ammo Damages First Artillery Guns Imported In 3 Decades

    Faulty Indian Ammo Damages First Artillery Guns Imported In 3 Decades

    The first artillery gun imported by India in over three decades has been badly damaged after a shell manufactured by the Defence Ministry's Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) exploded.

  • Army Chief Says 'Salami Slicing' By China Could Lead To War With Pak Too

    Army Chief Says 'Salami Slicing' By China Could Lead To War With Pak Too

    A week after India and China ended their worst military confrontation in decades, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has said that the possibility of a two-front war against China on the North and Pakistan to the West cannot be ruled out

  • After Talking Peace With China, India Steps Up Military Ties With Japan

    After Talking Peace With China, India Steps Up Military Ties With Japan

    In a move likely to irk China, India and Japan significantly stepped up defence ties a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China's President Xi decided to move beyond the Doklam stand-off to step up border security cooperation. Beijing sees Japan as a regional military rival with which it has territorial disputes. India and Japan have a "Spe...

  • 2 Top Generals Survive Army Helicopter Crash In Ladakh

    2 Top Generals Survive Army Helicopter Crash In Ladakh

    The Lieutenant General who heads the Indian Army's 14 Corps based in Leh has survived a helicopter crash in Eastern Ladakh this afternoon. Lt General SK Upadhya was onboard the Army Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter which is believed to have encountered control-related issued at the Tsogstalu helipad in Eastern Ladakh at 1:30 this afternoon.

  • On A Move That Will Anger China, Vietnam Says Yes, India Denies

    On A Move That Will Anger China, Vietnam Says Yes, India Denies

    For the first time ever, the government of Vietnam today confirmed - albeit carefully - that it has acquired BrahMos anti-ship cruise missiles from India. At a time when Delhi and China are locked in their worst military confrontation in decades, sources in the Defence Ministry denied selling the missile systems to Vietnam, though they did not want...

  • For First Time, Army To Get Its Own Attack Helicopters, Boeing Apaches

    For First Time, Army To Get Its Own Attack Helicopters, Boeing Apaches

    The army will buy six US built Apache attack helicopters within the next six months in a deal worth $655 million dollars or about Rs 4,170 crore. The government today authorised the purchase, which will see the army operating its own attack helicopters for the first time and ending a long-standing monopoly of the air force.

  • After Both Tanks Break Down, India Knocked Out Of International Drill

    After Both Tanks Break Down, India Knocked Out Of International Drill

    The Indian Army has been knocked out of the high-profile international tank biathlon taking place at the Alabino ranges in the Moscow region of Russia after both the main and reserve T-90 main battle tanks developed mechanical problems.

  • Despite Tension, Army Hasn't Deployed Artillery Guns Near Doklam

    Despite Tension, Army Hasn't Deployed Artillery Guns Near Doklam

    Indian artillery guns have not been shifted to their emplacements near the site of the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in the disputed Doklam Plateau, a part of Bhutan, which is located East of Sikkim.

  • Exclusive: Why Indian Air Force May Best Chinese Jets In An Air Battle Over Tibet

    Exclusive: Why Indian Air Force May Best Chinese Jets In An Air Battle Over Tibet

    Indian Air Force fighter jets will be able to effectively tackle Chinese Air Force fighters over Tibet in the event of hostilities between the two countries. A new yet-to-be-released document, "The Dragon's Claws: Assessing China's PLAAF Today" makes the point that the IAF has significant operational advantages over the Chinese Air Force in operati...

  • No Troop Reduction By India At Doklam, Say Sources, Rebutting China's Claim

    No Troop Reduction By India At Doklam, Say Sources, Rebutting China's Claim

    There has been no reduction in Indian troop number in the disputed Doklam Plateau to the east of Sikkim, where Indian and Chinese soldiers have been involved in a standoff since June 18.

  • 3,600 Crores Later, Made-In-India Akash Missile Fails Tests, Says Auditor

    3,600 Crores Later, Made-In-India Akash Missile Fails Tests, Says Auditor

    As many as a third of the home-made Akash surface-to-air missiles have failed basic tests, says the country's national auditor, claiming the deficiencies of the missiles "posed an operational risk during hostilities."

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