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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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'A Day with Company Commander' initiative boosts civil-military relations in Kashmir [Video]

'A Day with Company Commander' initiative boosts civil-military relations in Kashmir

With an aim to strengthen and to connect with the next generation of Kashmir, Indian Army organised 'A Day with Company Commander' in Baramulla. During the event, children of the surrounding areas got..

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Ceasefire along LoC won't affect counter-terrorist operations: Indian Army [Video]

Ceasefire along LoC won't affect counter-terrorist operations: Indian Army

Ceasefire along Line of Control won't affect counter-terrorist operations, assured Northern Command, GOC-in-C, Lieutenant General YK Joshi on February 23 while addressing the Gallantry awards ceremony..

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China's strategy won't work with India | Army Chief Gen Naravane | Oneindia News [Video]

China's strategy won't work with India | Army Chief Gen Naravane | Oneindia News

PM Modi said at an event in Puducherry today that the Government of India has made several efforts to improve connectivity to give farmers a better market for produce; A Delhi court on Thursday granted..

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'Nobody wants unsettled border': Army chief Naravane on India-China LAC row [Video]

'Nobody wants unsettled border': Army chief Naravane on India-China LAC row

Army Chief General MM Naravane spoke about India's position on the standoff with China in Ladakh and said that the resolve of safeguarding the country's interest was shown. The Army chief added that..

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Watch: How Indian Army trains soldiers to battle terrorists in J&K [Video]

Watch: How Indian Army trains soldiers to battle terrorists in J&K

Counter-terror operation training was held at 15 corps battle school in J&K. The Indian Army trained soldiers to battle terrorists in J&K. Trainees were seen climbing up and rappelling down a steep..

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Indian Army organises painting competition for schoolchildren in Poonch [Video]

Indian Army organises painting competition for schoolchildren in Poonch

The Indian Army 93rd field regiment has organised a painting competition in JandK's Poonch on February 22. The students from around 12 different schools had participated in the competition. They..

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Watch: Indo-US joint military exercise 'Yudh Abhyas' concludes in Bikaner [Video]

Watch: Indo-US joint military exercise 'Yudh Abhyas' concludes in Bikaner

The closing ceremony of the joint military exercise between the Indian and US Army, ‘Yudh Abhyas’ was held at Mahajan Field Firing Range at Rajasthan’s Bikaner. This was the 16th edition of the..

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Watch: Sonam Wangchuk, who inspired '3 Idiots', makes solar tent for Indian Army [Video]

Watch: Sonam Wangchuk, who inspired '3 Idiots', makes solar tent for Indian Army

Sonam Wangchuk, the engineer, innovator and education reformer who inspired the movie '3 Idiots', has developed a tent to help Indian soldiers in high-altitude regions. The tent is solar powered, with..

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Education reformer invents 'solar heated tent' for Indian Army [Video]

Education reformer invents 'solar heated tent' for Indian Army

Engineer, innovator turned education reformer Sonam Wangchuk has developed a solar heated military tent for the Indian Army at Galwan Valley. The solar heated tent was developed at Himalayan Institute..

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Watch: 4 HELINA anti-tank missiles launched from ALH Dhruv helicopter [Video]

Watch: 4 HELINA anti-tank missiles launched from ALH Dhruv helicopter

Four HELINA anti-tank missiles were launched from Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv helicopter in the Rajasthan sector on Friday said Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) officials...

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Watch: HELINA anti-tank missile successfully launched [Video]

Watch: HELINA anti-tank missile successfully launched

As per the information of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) officials, as part of joint user trials by Indian Army and Air Force, 4 HELINA anti-tank missiles were launched from ALH..

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HELINA anti-tank missiles successfully launched from ALH Dhruv helicopter in Rajasthan|Oneindia News [Video]

HELINA anti-tank missiles successfully launched from ALH Dhruv helicopter in Rajasthan|Oneindia News

As many as four HELINA anti-tank missiles were successfully launched from Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv helicopter in Rajasthan sector today (February 19). According to reports, four missions..

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Students gift facemasks to soldiers in Surat [Video]

Students gift facemasks to soldiers in Surat

Students of a school in Surat city have gifted approx 5,000 face masks to soldiers of Indian Army for their protection from COVID-19 virus. They invited Army Chief Gen MM Naravane and felicitated him..

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Chinar Corps joins hands with Indrani Balan Foundation for financial sustainability of Army Goodwill Schools [Video]

Chinar Corps joins hands with Indrani Balan Foundation for financial sustainability of Army Goodwill Schools

To provide better education facilities to the youth of Kashmir, Indian Army's Chinar Corps has entered into a MoU with Indrani Balan Foundation. Through this MoU, Army will get financial sustainability..

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Valley pulls packed crowd at Pahalgam winter carnival

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Chennai: Indian Army celebrates historic 1971 war victory, hosts Swarnim Vijay run

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India's Military diplomacy: Afghan Army Women Officers being trained by Indian Army in Chennai

As a part of a 6-week training course, 20 Women from the Afghan National Army have been training at the Army Officer's Training Academy in Chennai.
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Here's is how the Indian Army forced China to retreat in eastern Ladakh

On August 30, when Indian troops captured Rejang La and Rechin La, the Chinese army wanted to come face to face in the Kailash range.
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PM Modi to address top military commanders in Kevadia in March

"The Combined Commanders' Conference 2021 is scheduled to be held at Kevadia in Gujarat. The Prime Minister would be addressing the top commanders of the Indian Army, Air Force and the Navy at the..
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LAC disengagement: Pictures, videos show Chinese troops dismantling bunkers, tents in eastern Ladakh

Multiple videos and images released by the Indian Army showed the continued process of disengagement between Chinese and Indian forces.
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PM Modi to dedicate Arjun tank to the nation on Sunday, Army to get 118 latest tanks

The tank has been fully designed and developed by the DRDO in close coordination with the Indian Army.
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Pioneering paws: Indian Army using dogs to detect Covid-19 to cut time delay


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HAL's light utility chopper for army gets initial nod

The Light Utility Helicopter (LUH), made by the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) for the Indian Army, received the initial operational clearance (IOC) from the military aviation regulator..
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Army helicopter crashes in J&K's Kathua district, 1 pilot dead

An advanced light helicopter (ALH) Dhruv of the Indian Army made a crash-landing in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district on Monday, resulting in injuries to two pilots, officials said. Two pilots of the..
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Army chopper crash-lands in J&K's Kathua, 2 pilots injured: Officials

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LAC row: Talks with China positive, consensus on early disengagement, says Indian Army


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Today self-reliance in defence has become a strategic necessity: Army Chief Naravane

Army Chief General MM Naravane on Thursday emphasized the need for India to become self-reliant in the field of defence in the backdrop of the hostility shown by neighbors and vulnerability of global..
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Newly-inducted Rafale jets to participate in Republic Day parade for first time

In all, 38 IAF aircraft and four planes of the Indian Army will participate in the flypast on January 26.
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Indian Army has boosted country's morale during border standoff with China: Rajnath Singh


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Army's revised SOP leads to surrenders of terrorists; 4 units receive COAS commendation

The Indian Army has changed its standard operating procedure (SOP) for anti-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir to now focus on ensuring surrenders during live encounters notwithstanding the threat..
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All about India's first indigenous 9 mm machine pistol jointly developed by DRDO, Army

Army's infantry school in Mhow and the DRDO's Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) in Pune have designed and developed the weapon.
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CDS General Bipin Rawat, Army chief greet veteran community

"Veterans have been our strength and source of our motivation. Armed Forces have displayed courage in times of conflict and compassion to support the people of our nation. These are the virtues..
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Army Chief General Naravane warns Pakistan, China, says this about situation at LAC

Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Tuesday said that both Pakistan and China form a "potent" threat.
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No change in status quo in Eastern Ladakh, ready for any eventuality: Army chief Gen Naravane


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Won't send boots on the ground in Afghanistan, says Army Chief General Naravane

Army Chief Naravane on Tuesday (January 12) ruled out any plans of sending troops on the ground in Afghanistan.
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Pakistan, China together form potent threat, ready to meet eventuality: Army Chief Naravane

The Chief of Army staff said India will have to be prepared to deal with a "two-front" threat scenario.
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'Galwan heroes' likely to be honoured posthumously on Republic Day

Colonel B Santosh Babu and some of the other Indian Army personnel, who were killed while valiantly fighting Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh in June last year, are expected to be..
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Chinese soldier, apprehended by Indian Army, returned to China

The PLA soldier, who had been apprehended by Indian troops on January 8 in eastern Ladakh, was handed back to China at the Chushul-Moldo border meeting point on Monday. In a statement Saturday, the..
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DRDO makes several products to help Indian Army withstand sub-zero conditions at LAC

DRDO developed multiple products to help keep the soldiers warm in the extremely low temperatures.
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DRDO develops multiple products to help Indian Army battle extreme cold in deployment against China


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China used ''unorthodox weapons'' to escalate situation at LAC, says Defence Ministry report

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Army chief General MM Naravane visits forward areas in Ladakh, reviews situation along LAC

He was briefed by General Officer Commanding (GOC), Fire and Fury Corps and other local commanders on operational preparedness of our forces.
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Indian Army refutes Pakistan''s claim of targeting UN vehicle in PoK

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Unilateral actions by some nations hurt Indian Ocean Region equilibrium: Army vice chief

“While non-state actors and piracy threaten security and peace, unilateral actions by some nations are hurting the equilibrium.” While he did not name any specific country, Saini said such actions..
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India is our true friend: Bangla PM Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said that India is Bangladesh's true friend as she expressed her gratitude to the country and the Indian Army for their support during the 1971 liberation war...
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Indo-Pak war 1971: When Army Chief told Pakistan 'you surrender or we wipe you out'

On this day in 1971, the then head of the Pakistan Army, General Khan Niazi, along with 93,000 soldiers, surrendered unconditionally to Indian Army.
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General Naravane's visit to Saudi Arabia will strengthen bilateral defence cooperation: Indian Army

On the first day of his visit on Sunday, Gen Naravane met top Saudi generals, including Commander of the Royal Saudi Land Forces Gen Fahd Bin Abdullah Mohammed Al-Mutir, Chief of General Staff Gen...
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Army chief Naravane meets top Saudi Generals, discusses defence cooperation

General MM Naravane interacted with Lieutenant General Mutlaq bin Salim bin Al-Azima Commander of the Joint Forces Saudi Arabia.
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Heavier artillery being used by Pak for LoC violations: Army vice chief


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Retaliating rise in LoC truce breaches: Army vice-chief


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Army chief Gen Naravane holds talks with UAE's Land Forces Commander on defence cooperation

Chief of Army Staff Gen. MM Naravane discussed bilateral defence cooperation and issues of mutual interest with the UAE's Commander of the Land Forces Major General Saleh Mohammed Saleh Al Ameri, the..
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DRDO's carbine successfully completes Army's user trials

At a time when the Indian Army is hunting for a new carbine, a DRDO-designed 5.56x30 mm protective carbine has successfully undergone the final phase of user trials on December 7, 2020, meeting all the..
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SFJ trying to instigate Sikhs in Army: NIA

The US-based separatist outfit Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) hatched an “organised conspiracy” to further its Khalistan cause by trying to instigate Sikh personnel in the Indian Army to rise in mutiny..
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Army repatriates two girls from PoK who crossed border accidentally

The Indian Army on Monday repatriated two girls from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) who had inadvertently crossed over to the Indian side across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch..
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200 Indian howitzers to be ready for induction in 18 months, CDS asks services to handhold local industry

In the backdrop of a choice between an indigenous and foreign option to fulfil Indian Army's requirement for over 400 howitzers, DRDO has said that it would be in a position to offer over 200 Made in..
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Army chief General MM Naravane to visit Saudi Arabia, UAE next week

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