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An army, ground force or land force is a fighting force that fights primarily on land. In the broadest sense, it is the land-based military branch, service branch or armed service of a nation or state. It may also include aviation assets by possessing an army aviation component. Within a national military force, the word army may also mean a field army.

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Army jawan dies after falling into gorge in J&K

An Army jawan died after he fell into a deep gorge following an avalanche in Gurez sector along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, said the Army on Thursday. "Sepoy Karnail Singh, 22, was..
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AAP urges Centre to deploy Army, says Amit Shah holding meetings for 'formality'

Senior AAP leaders Sanjay Singh and Gopal Rai on Wednesday urged the Centre to deploy the Army in the violence-hit northeast Delhi, as it urged Union home minister Amit Shah to take action and not just..
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Storm Dennis: Soldiers deployed to help flood-hit communities [Video]Storm Dennis: Soldiers deployed to help flood-hit communities

The Government will use “all means” available to help flood-hit communities, the Defence Secretary said, after the Army was sent in to help locals prepare for Storm Dennis. A deployment of 75..

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Trump ousts WH staffer Vindman who testified against him -lawyer [Video]Trump ousts WH staffer Vindman who testified against him -lawyer

The Trump administration on Friday removed Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman from his position as the White House's top Ukraine expert after he provided damaging testimony about President..

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US Army Bans TikTok App [Video]US Army Bans TikTok App

The U.S. Army will no longer allow TikTok on government-issued phones Cited as a security risk, the Army is the second military branch to place such a ban.

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New Army recruitment drive targets social media users and gym-goers [Video]New Army recruitment drive targets social media users and gym-goers

The Army is appealing to followers of fast fashion, social media addicts and gym monkeys in a new recruitment drive. The campaign aims to show how a career in the Army can build lifelong..

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Rajnath lays foundation stone, Army’s new HQ set to be ready in 5 yrs


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Army ready with roadmap to grant permanent commission to women, will seek responses from eligible officers

Swinging into action after the Supreme Court judgement on Monday, the Army has prepared a roadmap for granting permanent commission (PC) to women officers and will soon issue letters to those eligible..
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SC: Women have brought laurels, Army needs change of mindset


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‘Despite my achievements, things didn’t feel complete... until today’

Moments after the Supreme Court announced permanent commission and command posting for women in the Army on Monday, Lt Col Seema Singh’s phone rang. Her husband, who retired as a colonel from..
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Granting permanent commission to women officers an operational challenge for Army

Moreover, the almost 13-lakh strong force, which includes almost 43,000 officers, has neither trained women officers for command nor given them the responsibility till now. Women officers, unlike their..
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Exclusion of women officers in positions except staff assignments in Army 'indefensible': SC


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SC judgment will uplift women across country not just in Army, say officers


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Foreign envoys briefed by Army about security situation in J&K

Army officials on Thursday briefed the delegation of foreign envoys visiting Jammu and Kashmir about the security situation here. The envoys were briefed about the security situation at Badami Bagh..
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J&K: Army to brief foreign envoys on security situation today

Last month envoys of 15 countries visited J&K to see first-hand efforts made by the government in the region after Article 370's abrogation.
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Army, police conducts raid in J&K's Tangdhar, 3.462 kg contraband recovered


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Centre’s stand against command posting of women in Army is regressive and retrograde: Officers tell SC

Countering Centre’s stand on denying command post to women in Army on the ground of their physiological limitations and prevailing societal norms, the women officers told the Supreme Court on Friday..
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All 645 evacuated from Wuhan test negative for coronavirus

All 645 people evacuated from China's Wuhan city, who were lodged at the quarantine facilities set up by the Army and Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in and around Delhi, have tested negative for..
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CAG flags lack of rations, gear for soldiers in Siachen, Ladakh

There are huge shortages and grossly inadequate reserves of specialised winter clothing, snow goggles, multi-purpose boots and other equipment for Army troops deployed in high-altitude areas like..
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Hard landing by Army copter in Reasi, pilots safe


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Coronavirus: 324 Indians evacuated from Wuhan, admitted to ITBP, Army facilities

As many as 324 Indians, evacuated from China's Wuhan city, on Saturday reached Delhi on board Air India's jumbo B747 aircraft and were admitted at the two quarantine facilities set up by Army and ITBP,..
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Coronavirus: Army sets up facility to quarantine students returning from China's Wuhan

The procedure of screening and quarantine will comprise two steps. There will first be screening at airport followed by the quarantine at Manesar, and if any individual is suspected to be infected, he..
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Women too should get command posts in Army, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court said suitability and competence should be the criteria in deciding command appointments within the Army and there should not be any gender discrimination. The court asked why women..
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6 Army, 3 police personnel get Shaurya Chakra


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Six Army personnel awarded Shaurya Chakras; 19 top officers get PVSM


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Defence Acquisition Council approves procurement of indigenous equipment worth Rs 1500 crore

These procurement include sophisticated 'Electronic Warfare Systems' for the Army designed by DRDO and manufactured locally by the Indian industry.
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155 mm Sharang gun, with range of 39 kms, successfully test-fired; to be inducted into Army by March

The first batch of 18 Sharang guns will be inducted into the Army by March end this year.
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Lt Gen Saini to take over as Army's new vice-chief


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Army says 'some' troops to be withdrawn from northeast after dip in insurgency


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Our Army has risen to occasion and done everything possible to help people: PM Modi on Army Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended his wishes to the Indian Army on the occasion of Army Day 2020, and said that our Army has risen to the occasion and has done everything possible to..
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Avalanche strikes Army post in J&K, three soldiers killed

Three Army soldiers were killed and another was missing after an avalanche hit their post in Machil sector along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, defence sources said.
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Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K's Poonch, kills two Army porters in mortar shelling

Pak forces lobbed mortars at forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Gulpur Sector of Poonch and killed two Army porters.
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Army better prepared to face challenge that may come up at borders with Pakistan, China: General Rawat


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Hope Army will rise to greater heights under the new Army Chief: General Bipin Rawat

After a farewell guard of honour, General Rawat also hoped that the Army will rise to greater heights under the new chief Lt General M M Naravane. When asked wether the Army is better prepared now to..
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Govt amends Army rules to allow chief of defence staff to serve till 65

The stage is now set for the government to announce the name of the country’s first-ever chief of defence staff (CDS), with the Army Rules of 1954 being amended to allow the tri-Service chief to..
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Nitish Kumar opposes Centre's move to close down Officers' Training Academy at Gaya

The OTA at Gaya, the country’s third pre-commission training academy for the Army after the OTA, Chennai and the IMA Dehradun, was commissioned in 2011. In a letter sent to defence minister Rajnath..
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Two Army personnel killed in firing from across LoC in J&K

In Rajouri, an Army jawan was killed as a fierce gunfight broke out between Indian troops and suspected infiltrators aided by Pakistani forces, officials said. They said Pakistan army has been aiding..
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'Soldier to Soldier': Viral photo of dog saluting top Army Commander wins internet

What a heartwarming photo!
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Citizenship Act protests: Army cautions against fake news on social media

Eight columns of the Army were deployed in Assam on Thursday after protesters turned violent in the region.
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After 15-year wait, troops to get new assault rifles

Indian soldiers deployed on the borders with Pakistan and China are now finally getting new assault rifles almost 15 years after the Army first demanded them. These US-origin rifles with “a longer..
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Amid anti-Citizenship Act protests, Centre relaxes curfew in Assam's Guwahati from 9 AM to 4 PM

Army and paramilitary columns posted in the region continue to carry on their routine march to prevent violent incidents.
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Two killed in police firing in Guwahati as thousands defy curfew

Two youths were killed and nine others injured in police firing on protesters defying the indefinite curfew and Army presence in Guwahati on Thursday to rally against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill..
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CAB set to be law as RS passes it 125-99, indefinite curfew and Army in Guwahati

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is set to become law with the Rajya Sabha passing the hotly debated and polarising legislation by 125-99 votes on Wednesday after a lengthy discussion over its..
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31 Army personnel killed in terrorist attacks along LoC from 2016 to 2018: Government


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Shoddy ammo from ordnance factories hitting military: CAG

TOI had reported on May 14 that the Army had sounded alarm over the unacceptably high number of accidents taking place in the field due to poor quality of ammunition being supplied for tanks,..
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Indian Army issues guidelines for personnel wishing to visit Kartarpur in Pakistan

According to Army sources, guidelines have been issued twice in November for the personnel who wish to visit the most revered shrine of Sikhs in Pakistan through the recently-opened Kartarpur corridor.
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4 soldiers killed after avalanches, blizzard hit Army camps along LoC


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One jawan martyred, three missing as avalanche hits Army post in Kupwara

A search and rescue operation has been launched to find out the missing personnel.
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Avalanche hits Army patrol in Siachen, 2 killed


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Two soldiers killed as avalanche hits Army patrol in Siachen


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Combined forces of Army, Navy and Air Force deployed in Kashmir for joint counter-terrorism operations

The induction of the troops of the three forces has already begun as the Army Para (SF) personnel have already been posted into an area said to be a traditional terror hotbed near Srinagar.
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Army, Navy, Air Force Special Forces deployed jointly to hunt terrorists in Kashmir valley

In a major step towards enhancing jointness among the three services, the three special forces, namely, the Army's Para (Special Forces), Navy's Marine Commandos (MARCOS) and Indian Air Force's Garud..
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Online espionage: Army personnel asked to avoid using WhatsApp

Army has directed its personnel to avoid the use of WhatsApp for official work, while also asking officers holding “sensitive appointments” to delete their Facebook accounts. This comes in view of..
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350 stranded tourists, locals at Zojila Pass rescued by Army

About 350 tourists and locals, stranded at the Zojila pass due to heavy snowfall, have been rescued by Army personnel, officials said on Friday. Visitors to the area got stuck as regions around the..
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