He added that the helicopters from IAF (Indian Air Force) and Indian Navy will fly over hospitals treating Corona patients in the cities and will shower petals as a tribute to the efforts and sacrifices of Corona warriors.
Yesterday, CDS General Bipin Rawat informed that Indian Army with IAF and Indian Navy will pay tribute to fronline warriors of COVID-19 by a flypast during which the aircrafts will shower flower petals at some hospitals.
As the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination drive began on January 16, Indian Navy officers received their first shot in Visakhapatnam. Navy officers cherished the historical moment. A total of 1,91,181 beneficiaries were vaccinated for COVID-19 on day 1 of the massive nationwide vaccination drive.
India's preparedness to deal with all possible challenges in the maritime domain, including contingencies from peace to war-time, was tested in a two-day multi-agency military exercise that covered the 7,516 km-long coastline and exclusive economic zone, officials said on Thursday. The second edition of exercise 'Sea Vigil', which concluded on Wednesday evening, particularly focused on the efficacy of the measures initiated to plug gaps in the coastal security set up following the Mumbai terror attack in 2008, they said. The Indian Navy said the "envisaged objectives" of the exercise were met by the whole-hearted participation of all stakeholders. The exercise involved deployment of the entire coastal security apparatus and more than 110 surface assets of the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard participated in the exercise that was billed as India's largest coastal defence drill, the officials said.
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While addressing at the event in the national capital on the occasion of 'Veterans' Day', Chief of the Naval Staff in Indian Navy, Admiral Karambir Singh said, "It is a matter of great pride and honour for me to get an opportunity to speak to our veterans on the occasion of Armed Forces Veterans' Day and at the very outset I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all veterans for their service to the nation." "All of us who are in uniform and service today gratefully acknowledge that the multidimensional and credible force that we are today is due to the vision, perseverance and fortitude of our veterans," Indian Navy Chief added.
The Army Day celebrations began in Delhi. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, Army Chief General MM Naravane, IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria and Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh paid tributes at National War Memorial. Army Day is celebrated on Jan 15 every year. On this day in 1949, Field Marshal KM Cariappa became the first Indian to take charge of the Indian Army.
Asserting that the made in India light combat aircraft Tejas is far better and advanced than the Chinese-Pakistani JF-17 fighter jets, Air Force chief RKS Bhadauria on Thursday said the latest Indian jet would be better equipped to carry out Balakot-type airstrikes. the Air Chief said the 83 indigenous fighter jets to be inducted into the force would also be equipped with homegrown weapons such as the Astra beyond visual range air to air missiles and other standoff weapons. "Indian aircraft Tejas is far better and advanced than the Chinese and Pakistan joint venture JF-17 fighter," Bhadauria said when asked to compare the Indian fighter with the JF-17. Watch the full video for more details.
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As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), India on January 18 reported single-day spike of 13,788 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 145 deaths in the same period pushed the COVID-19 toll in the country to 1,52,419. India's confirmed cases of coronavirus stand at 1,05,71,773 which include 2,08,012 active infections. More than 1,02,11,342 people have recovered from the virus with 14,457 new discharges in last 24 hours. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 5,48,168 samples were tested on January 17. Cumulative samples tested for COVID-19 till January 17 are 18,70,93,036.
Rock producer Phil Spector, who changed the sound of pop music in the 1960s with his "Wall of Sound" recordings and was convicted of murder for the 2003 murder of a Hollywood actress, has died at age 81 of COVID-19, according to authorities and media reports. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane lashed out at Pakistan over its continued support to terrorists. Speaking at the Army Day celebration, the Army Chief said that Indian forces have been giving a stern response to provocations at the border and added that around 300 to 400 terrorists are waiting across the border to infiltrate into India. He also added that forces have thwarted numerous infiltration attempts by terrorists into Kashmir. The Army Chief also added that there has been a 44% rise in ceasefire violations by Pakistan. Watch the full video for all the details.
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An artist of Odisha's Puri has beautifully created one model of Indian Army tank. Saswat Ranjan Sahoo used 2,256 matchsticks to make this model. He took 6 days to create this masterpiece and paid tribute to the Indian Army. The overall height of Indian Army tank is 9 inches and width is 8 inches.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa in Bengaluru on January 15. Both the leaders also held a review meeting regarding the preparations of Aero India show. Chief of Defence Staff, Bipin Rawat along with other officials attended the meeting.
The Army Day celebrations held at Delhi's parade ground. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and Army Chief General MM Naravane arrived at parade ground. The felicitation ceremony was held during the celebrations. For the first time ever, Indian Army demonstrated combat swarm drones at the parade. Army Day is celebrated on Jan 15 every year. On this day in 1949, Field Marshal KM Cariappa became the first Indian to take charge of the Indian Army.
Trials of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine suggest it is 94% effective againstCovid-19, and it has now been approved for UK use. Furthermore, no person whowas vaccinated with the jab, known as mRNA-1273, developed severe coronavirus.US firm Moderna has said its trial results indicate the jab is generally welltolerated with no serious safety concerns.
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Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan informed that a total of 22 UK returnees tested positive for COVID, however only one tested positive for new strain of coronavirus. "Only one UK returnee has tested positive for the new strain of Coronavirus. He is doing well. During last 12 hours, two more UK returnees from Coimbatore and Chennai have tested positive for COVID-19, taking total number of returnees with COVID to 22," said Tamil Nadu Health Secretary
A controversy has erupted over a helicopter installation placed near an iconic statue at the Shangumugham beach in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram. Near the 100-foot-long 'Jalkanyaka' or mermaid statue made by artist Kanayi Kunhiraman a helicopter installation was placed by the state tourism department a few months ago. Critics slammed the move as an insult to the mermaid statue, with even the artist calling the government insensitive. The administration said that the spot was picked by the Indian Air Force to attract recruits. Kerala tourism minister said that he would speak to Kunhiraman. Watch the full video for more.
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Amid the rising scare of Bird flu, also known as avian influenza poultry business across the country has witnessed a massive dip. Outbreak of the disease has created reluctance among the people to purchase poultry products. Sale and transportation of poultry has been restricted in epicentres of bird flu. Shopkeepers in Thiruvananthapuram complained of poor sales of chicken. Though, mutton sales observed a raise as the costing mounted to Rs 800 per kilogram. In Kerala, 25,000 odd birds have died due to the bird flu outbreak in the state. In addition to this, 50,935 birds have been culled to stop the spread of the bird flu.
22nd session of the Kerala Legislative Assembly began in Thiruvananthapuram on January 08. Oppositions created ruckus when Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan delivered his address. While speaking at Assembly, Kerala Governor said, "I am doing my constitutional duty. It is expected that no obstruction shall be created while the governor is performing his constitutional duty." Later, Congress-led opposition staged walkout during Governor Khan's address in Kerala Assembly.
Speaking to media in Thiruvananthapuram on January 07, Kerala Legislative Assembly Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan said, "22nd assembly session will begin on January 08 at 09:00 am. The governor will address the session. There is an obituary on January 11th followed by the discussion on the governor's speech between January 12th and 14th." "On January 15th, the Finance Minister will present the budget and it will be discussed. The assembly session will conclude on January 28 as per the calendar now," he added.
In a bid to boost winter sports in the Kashmir region, the Snowshoe Federation of India organized a snowshoe run cum interaction programme in Srinagar for the first time amid the heavy snowfall season. Athletes from different parts of Kashmir took part in this run recently, which is played in high snowfall regions like Europe. Participants thanked the Snowshoe Federation of India for organizing the snow-run event.
Lt Gen BS Raju, General Officer Commanding of Srinagar-based Chinar Corps, revealed how security forces track and eliminate terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the process starts with collection of 'specific' and 'quality' intelligence. Subsequently, specific searches are carried out in areas where terrorists are believed to be hiding. Inconvenience to residents of these areas is kept at a minimum. When contact with terrorists is established, they are given a chance to surrender. If they refuse and open fire, they are neutralised. Watch the full video for more.
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Speaking to ANI in Srinagar on January 17, GOC of Chinar Corps, Lieut enant General BS Raju said, "This year we have been able to reduce infiltration by over 70% in comparison to last year. Officers responsible for the area along LAC, have made adequate disclosures of the situation. On the LoC, we remain in full control and are prepared for all contingencies." "In the Valley, Pak terrorists target security forces and civilians in crowded areas. They expect us to respond and cause more civilian casualties. They then use this as propaganda to tarnish our image and use social media to spread misinformation and attract new recruits," he added.
Speaking to ANI in Srinagar on January 17, GOC of Chinar Corps, Lieut enant General BS Raju said, "About encounters, contact with terrorists is established at every 20-25 specific searches. During searches, we ensure that minimum inconvenience is caused to locals. Our troops are trained to respect the local culture and religious sensitivities." "When we got to know that terrorists are trapped somewhere, we ask them to surrender especially if they are locals. We call their family members if their identity is established. When all attempts fail, we go ahead and neutralise them," he added.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced raise in FDI from 49 percent to 74 percent in Defence manufacturing, while unveiling fourth tranche of Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package announced by Prime..