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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 its professional head is 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 were merged into 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 around the world, earning many battle and theatre honours before and after Independence.

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Indian Army foils infiltration bid in Poonch [Video]

Indian Army foils infiltration bid in Poonch

Indian Army on August foiled infiltration bid in Poonch's Krishna Ghati sector, Jammu and Kashmir. On 7 August, a group of terrorists were attempting to infiltrate across LoC in Krishna Ghati Sector...

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Terror hideout busted in JandK's Poonch, arms and ammunition recovered [Video]

Terror hideout busted in JandK's Poonch, arms and ammunition recovered

In a joint search operation of Indian Army and police Special Operations Group (SOG), a militant hideout was busted in Mangnar forest area of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch. The team recovered arms and..

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Motorway connecting Uttarakhand's Dharchula to China border closed due to damage [Video]

Motorway connecting Uttarakhand's Dharchula to China border closed due to damage

Motorway connecting Dharchula to China border is closed from past 20 days due to damage in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district. It is causing trouble to Indian Army and locals. While speaking to ANI,..

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Indian Army organises free veterinary camp at Kupwara's Bangus valley [Video]

Indian Army organises free veterinary camp at Kupwara's Bangus valley

A veterinary camp was organised by Indian Army at Bangus Valley in Kupwara district on August 03 to help local villagers living in the remote area of the Union Territory. The Army veterinarians, with..

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Nityanand Rai remembers bravery of Indian Army during 1959 Indo-China war on 82nd Raising Day of CRPF [Video]

Nityanand Rai remembers bravery of Indian Army during 1959 Indo-China war on 82nd Raising Day of CRPF

Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai visited Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) headquarters in Delhi on July 27 on the occasion of 82nd Raising Day of CRPF. During his speech, Rai..

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Rajnath Singh holds delegation level talks with his Indonesian counterpart in Delhi [Video]

Rajnath Singh holds delegation level talks with his Indonesian counterpart in Delhi

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held delegation level talks with Indonesian Defence Minister, Prabowo Subianto on July 27. The Chief of Defence Staff, Bipin Rawat, Chief of Indian Army, MM..

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'Shouldn't tolerate Chinese incursions into Indian territories': Kargil War hero Vikram Batra's father [Video]

'Shouldn't tolerate Chinese incursions into Indian territories': Kargil War hero Vikram Batra's father

As the nation is observing the 21st anniversary of India's victory in Kargil war, Captain Vikram Batra's father GL Batra commented over current events happening in eastern Ladakh at Line of Actual..

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Watch: Indian Army releases video on Kargil Vijay Diwas showcasing indomitable valour of soldiers [Video]

Watch: Indian Army releases video on Kargil Vijay Diwas showcasing indomitable valour of soldiers

On 21st Kargil Vijay Diwas, Indian Army released a video showcasing indomitable valour and sacrifice of soldiers. The video tells the 'Shorya' of soldiers, who had defeated Pakistan on July 26, 1999...

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Ranbir Garh encounter: 2 terrorist neutralised by security forces [Video]

Ranbir Garh encounter: 2 terrorist neutralised by security forces

Two unidentified terrorists have been neutralised by the security forces on July 25 in an encounter in Ranbir Garh area of Srinagar. The Commanding Officer of 10 Sector of Indian Army, Naresh Mishra..

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Watch: Indian Army convoy head towards LAC via Rohtang Pass [Video]

Watch: Indian Army convoy head towards LAC via Rohtang Pass

The Indian Army convoy is headed towards Line of Actual Control (LAC) along Chinese border in Jammu and Kashmir via Rohtang Pass. The Army convoy crossed the Rohtang Pass at an altitude of over 13,000..

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3 terrorist killed in Shopian encounter on July 18: Brigadier Ajay Katoch [Video]

3 terrorist killed in Shopian encounter on July 18: Brigadier Ajay Katoch

The Commander Officer of 12 Sector Rashtriya Rifles of Indian Army, Brigadier Ajay Katoch informed that total number of three militants got killed in an encounter at Ashmipora area of Jammu and..

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India opens suspension bridge for Nepal resident Rtd soldier of Indian Army, other stranded for 30 mins [Video]

India opens suspension bridge for Nepal resident Rtd soldier of Indian Army, other stranded for 30 mins

India opened the suspension bridge for Nepal resident retired soldier in Indian Army on July 18. The suspension bridge in Dharchula between India and Nepal was opened for 30 minutes to repatriate..

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Watch: Rajnath Singh offers prayers at Amarnath cave shrine [Video]

Watch: Rajnath Singh offers prayers at Amarnath cave shrine

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on July 18 offered prayers at Amarnath Temple. He was accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, and Army Chief General MM Naravane. The Defence Minister..

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'Not an inch of our land can be taken by any power in world': Rajnath Singh in Ladakh [Video]

'Not an inch of our land can be taken by any power in world': Rajnath Singh in Ladakh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who is on two-day visit to Leh and Jammu and Kashmir interacted with Indian Army and ITBP personnel at Lukung. "Talks are underway to resolve the border dispute but to..

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India-China hold Major General-level talks for disengagement in Depsang

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Indian Army prepares to maintain current strength in eastern Ladakh during winter months

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Indian Army conducts rescue ops in Uttarakhand's Dharchula, provides medical aid to locals

Troops of the Indian Army conducted rescue operations in Uttarakhand's Dharchula on Saturday following heavy rains in the region, informed the Additional Directorate General of Public Information (ADG..
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In the incident, Sepoy Rohin Kumar was critically injured and he later succumbed to his injuries, a defence spokesperson added. Kumar, a resident of Himachal Pradesh, was a brave, highly motivated and..
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Names of soldiers killed in Galwan clash to be inscribed on National War Memorial

The names of 20 Indian Army personnel, who were killed after valiantly fighting Chinese troops in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on June 15, will be inscribed on the National War Memorial, said..
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Narco terror module busted in J&K; 10 kg brown sugar, arms and ammunition seized

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Kargil Vijay Diwas: Gunjan Saxena, India's first female IAF pilot, pays tributes to martyrs

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Centre issues order to grant permanent commission to women officers in 10 streams of Indian Army

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The Union government on Thursday issued a formal sanction letter for grant of Permanent Commission to women officers in Indian Army, paving the way for empowering women officers to shoulder larger..
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Breaking: Ceasefire violation by Pak in J&K's Poonch, Indian Army retaliates befittingly

Pak initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms & shelling with Mortars along LoC in Kirni & Qasba sectors in District Poonch.
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LAC face-off: Disengagement process intricate, needs constant verification, Indian Army says

The process of complete disengagement of troops in eastern Ladakh is "intricate" and requires constant verification, the Indian Army said on Thursday after the fourth round of marathon military talks..
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India army on high alert as China refuses to step back from Finger 4 area in Ladakh

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India, China to hold Corps Commander-level talks tomorrow

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2 terrorists killed in J&K's Kupwara; ammunition, Pakistan currency recovered

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With over 30,000 troops in Ladakh, Indian Army to place emergency orders for extreme cold weather tents

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Indian Army delpoys armoured combat vehicles to counter Chinese threat in Galwan Valley

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‘Age of expansionism is over’: PM Modi sends message to China

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