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Indian Army: Land based branch of the Indian Armed Forces
The Indian Army is the land-based branch and the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces. The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Army, and it is commanded by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), who is a four-star general. Two officers have been conferred with the rank of field marshal, a five-star rank, which is a ceremonial position of great honour. The Indian Army originated from the armies of the East India Company, which eventually became the British Indian Army, and the armies of the princely states, which finally became the national army after independence. The units and regiments of the Indian Army have diverse histories and have participated in a number of battles and campaigns across the world, earning many battle and theatre honours before and after Independence.

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Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K's Mendhar sector

Pakistan violated ceasefire in Mendhar sector of Poonch district on Sunday. Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation at about 2230 hours by firing of small arms and intense shelling with..
IndiaTimes - Published

Rajnath Singh condoles 9-yr-old dog's death

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh condoled the death of 'Dutch', a canine hero who had served the Indian Army for nine years, on Sunday. Dutch was instrumental in identifying IED in various..
IndiaTimes - Published

Security beefed up along the LoC over Pak's aggressive stance

The Indian Army has intensified its presence along the LOC in view of Pakistan's increased aggressive. In the first week of September, Pakistan moved a brigade-sized force to a location 30km away from..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan raises white flag to retrieve bodies of 2 soldiers along LoC

The Indian Army on Saturday released a video that showed Pakistani military personnel retrieving the bodies under the cover of the white flag. Pakistani sepoy Ghulam Rasool of the Punjab Regiment, ,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Watch: Pak Army raises white flag, takes back bodies of dead soldiers

Pakistan Army was forced to raise the "white flag" to recover the body of its soldiers killed by Indian Army in a robust retaliation to the ceasefire violations (CFV) by the Pakistani side.
DNA - Published

Missing Indian Army officer posted with UN mission in Congo found dead


IndiaTimes - Published

Indian Army is always ready for action in PoK: General Bipin Rawat

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said forces are always ready for action in POK but clarified decision has to be taken by the govt. "The other institutions will act as the government directs them in this..
IndiaTimes - Published

Indian Army to test new battle strategy near China border

Indian Army's Integrated Battle Groups (IBG) will be launched in a training exercise of the 17th Corps which are located at Panagarh in West Bengal
DNA - Published

Indian, Chinese soldiers get into scuffle in Ladakh

Border tensions between India and China flared up yet again on Wednesday with a prolonged confrontation between the rival troops in eastern Ladakh, even as the Indian Army gets all set to hold a major..
IndiaTimes - Published

Watch: DRDO successfully test-fires indigenous anti-tank missile for Army

This was the third successful test-firing of the 100 per cent indigenous ATGM which is being developed for the infantry battalions of the Indian Army who would use them for taking out the enemy tank..
DNA - Published

Pak infiltration bid along LoC foiled in August: Indian Army

An infiltration attempt by a squad of Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) was foiled along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector in the first week of August, the Indian Army said on Monday.
DNA - Published

Ceasefire violated for 5th time in 24 hours

Indian Army gives befitting reply to Pakistan's constant attempts to disrupt peace with shelling along the LoC
DNA - Published

Rajouri: Houses, temple damaged in heavy shelling from Pak forces, Indian Army retaliating


IndiaTimes - Published

Pak violates ceasefire in Nowshera and Sunderbani of J&K's Rajouri; Indian Army retaliates

The Indian Army has been retaliating to the ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops.
DNA - Published

8-member expedition of Indian Army scales 8 of the world's highest passes

"The Indian Army Medical Corps under the aegis of DGMS (Army) conducted an 'AMC Motorcycle Expedition' to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Kargil War as well as the '55th AMC Biennial..
IndiaTimes - Published

Army chief visits Gallantry awardees family in Pathankot


IndiaTimes - Published

First-ever recruitment rally for women soldier GD to be held from tomorrow in Ambala

For the first time ever in the history of the Indian Army, the recruitment rally for enrolling the women soldiers for general duty (GD) in Military Police will be conducted by the recruiting office of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Indian Army on high alert as Pak moves over 2,000 troops towards LoC

The troops who have been moved are from a peace location and for now have been stationed around 30 kilometres from the Line of Control, Indian Army sources said here.
DNA - Published

Pakistan moves over 2,000 troops close to LoC, Indian Army watching closely: Sources

Amid tensions over the Kashmir issue, Pakistan has moved almost a brigade-size force in the Bagh and Kotli sector close to the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). "At present,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan trying to send in terrorists to fuel unrest in J&K: Army

Indian Army said Pakistan has been trying to send in terrorists from across the LoC and the International Border in a bid to disrupt peace in Jammu and Kashmir. It made this announcement while..
IndiaTimes - Published

Indian army dismisses claims of 'Chinese incursion' made by Arunachal Pradesh BJP MP

"There has been no such incursion. The area being referred to in the media report on 'some electronic channels' is the area of Fish Tail. There is a differing perception of the alignment of the Line of..
DNA - Published

Sent to J&K with help of Pak govt to attempt an attack: LeT terrorists nabbed by Army confess

The two Pakistani citizens who were arrested by the Indian Army have confessed about their affiliation with terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba and also added that they were sent here to attempt an attack..
IndiaTimes - Published

Army jawan loses life in unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan

Indian Army retaliated befittingly.
DNA - Published

J&K: Pak violates ceasefire in Poonch, Indian Army retaliating befittingly

At about 1300 hours Pakistan initiated ceasefire violations by firing of small arms and shelling with mortars in Poonch, officials said.
DNA - Published

Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat reviews preparedness along LoC

General Rawat had arrived in Srinagar on Friday on a two-day visit to the union territory.
DNA - Published

Accompanied by Northern Army Commander, Army chief visits troops on LOC to review prevailing situation

General Rawat was also briefed on the strategy to deal with inimical elements who are attempting to revive terrorism South of Pir Panjal and attempts to radicalise the innocent youth.
DNA - Published

Army chief reviews security situation along LoC in Jammu region


IndiaTimes - Published

575 youngsters from Jammu and Kashmir join Indian Army

As many as 575 young boys from Jammu and Kashmir joined Indian Army's Jammu Kashmir Light Infantry (JKLI) Battalion on Saturday with an aim to fight for the nation.
DNA - Published

Army chief Bipin Rawat, on 2-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, reviews preparedness of forces along LoC

General Rawat on Friday visited many forward posts at the LoC and reviewed the prevailing situation and forces preparedness.
DNA - Published

West Bengal: Indian Army to organise recruitment rally in Ghoom Army Ground

The online registration process to participate in the recruitment rally is now open for the candidates belonging to districts of Darjeeling, Kalimpong in West Bengal.
DNA - Published

Army chief reviews preparedness of forces in Kashmir Valley

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday reviewed the operational preparedness of the forces along the Line of Control (LoC) in the valley on the first day of his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir...
IndiaTimes - Published

In his first after Art 370 revocation, Army chief to visit Srinagar tomorrow

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat is all set to visit Srinagar for the first time since the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Barrel of T-90 battle tank explodes during practice session in Pokhran firing range

The barrel of a T-90 battle tank of the Indian Army exploded during a war exercise session in the Pokhran field firing range in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district, a defence spokesperson said Thursday...
IndiaTimes - Published

J&K: Two terrorists arrested in Kashmir's Baramulla in Army's joint operation, weapons recovered

The joint operation was carried out by a team consisting of jawans of the 53rd Battalion of CRPF, Indian Army and a team of personnel from the Jammu and Kashmir police.
DNA - Published

1,200 kms in 90 hours on bicycle: Indian Army officer Anil Puri completes France's oldest cycling event

The 56-year-old officer completed the circuit on August 23 by cycling non-stop for 90 hours. Over 31,125 riders have managed to complete Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur ever since the event started in..
DNA - Published

J&K: Gorkha Rifles' Rajib Thapa martyred after ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Nowshera

The Indian Army is retaliating effectively.
DNA - Published

Indian Army takes children of Jammu and Kashmir village for Rajasthan tour

This will help them have a better understanding of the world outside their village, which is close to the Line of Control
DNA - Published

Shehla Rashid reasserts claims on J&K situation; gets into argument with journalists

Asked about evidence for her controversial claims, which drew sharp reactions from the Indian Army, Shehla Rashid said, "I will give the evidence when the Indian Army constitutes an inquiry. I have..
IndiaTimes - Published

Army retaliates to Pakistan firing

This comes just days after a Pakistani post was destroyed after Indian Army retaliated to unprovoked heavy shelling and ceasefire violation in Rajouri district on Saturday
DNA - Published

DRDO hands over design of mobile metallic ramp to Army

DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy handed over the design of MMR to Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Devraj Anbu
DNA - Published

Jawan martyred as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC; Indian Army retaliates

The ceasefire violation by Pakistan was responded strongly and effectively by the Indian Army.
DNA - Published

Shavendra Silva, accused of human rights abuses during Sri Lanka's war against LTTE, becomes army chief

Silva, who will take charge as incumbent Army chief Lt Gen Mahesh Senanayake's service was not extended, has however denied the allegations of violating international human rights laws, including..
Firstpost - Published

Army Chief Bipin Rawat warns strict action in cases against corrupt

Army Chief Bipin Rawat says financial corruption in the force won't be tolerated
DNA - Published

Shehla Rashid spreading fake news to incite violence in Jammu and Kashmir: Indian Army

The Army has rubbished these allegations in a statement, referring to her charges as "baseless".
DNA - Published

Indian Army destroys Pak post in retaliation after jawan martyred in ceasefire violation

The jawan, identified as Lance Naik Sandeep Thapa, lost his life in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Nowshera Sector of Rajouri district.
DNA - Published

Sex assault: Army Major General sacked sans pension

He was sacked following permission from Army Chief General Bipin Rawat
DNA - Published

Major General dismissed for sexual harassment, confirms Army chief Bipin Rawat

An Army General Court Martial (GCM) on December 23 last year had recommended dismissal of the Major General from service in two-year-old sexual harassment case.
DNA - Published

Three Pak soldiers killed in Indian Army's 'punitive proactive response' to ceasefire violations along LoC

Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted that three Pak soldiers were killed in firing along the LoC.
DNA - Published

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