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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The Indian Army has decided to induct women as pilots in its aviation wing and the first batch is likely to be admitted for training in July. Addressing a press conference ahead of Army Day on January 15, Chief of Army Staff Gen MM Naravane said he had issued instruction a month ago to induct women in the flying branch of the Army. As of now, women are allowed in air traffic control and ground duties in the Army aviation wing. “The Adjutant General's branch, the Military Secretary branch and the Aviation Directorate have arrived at a consensus that women officers can be there in the flying branch for flying duties,” the Army Chief said. “The next course will start in July and women officers will definitely be admitted into it for pilot training. After one year's training they will be able to join frontline operations units for flying duties,” he added. Watch the full video for more.
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Army Chief General MM Naravane has said that there is collusive threat emanating from Pakistan & China. Addressing an annual press conference in New Delhi, General Naravane said Indian forces would have to be prepared to deal with a ‘two-front’ threat scenario. The Army Chief added that the two countries have increased cooperation in military and non-military fields and added that the two-front threat is now manifesting itself on the ground as well. The Army Chie’s remarks come amid a tussle with the Chinese Army along the LAC in Ladakh and continuous ceasefire violations and increased infiltration attempts by Pakistan. Watch the full video for all the details.
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After Nepal government approved emergency use of Covishield vaccine, people are hoping the pandemic will falter and human lives would be back on track. Nepal's Department of Drug Administration on Friday issued a release giving information on approving Covishield developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, which will be manufactured by Serum Institute of India (SII) in India. Drug regulating authority has also specified Serum Institute of India for importers provided with low cost in purchasing and delivery of vaccine to public. Approving the vaccine for conditional purpose, the department has also asked manufacturers or importers to get approval for registration in order to bring the vaccines. Nepal imposed nationwide and partial lockdown for most of 2020 with rise in imported cases which later took the form of local transmission spreading mostly in urban areas and major cities. The nationwide lockdown which started in March 2020 hampered daily life of people as well as businesses. They now expect to thrive with the approval of vaccine. Though the detailed inoculation plan of Nepal Government is yet to be disclosed, a total of 3 companies applied for approval to take steps forward with Serum Institute for import of vaccines. India has already made conditional emergency approval for Covishield manufactured by the Serum Institute. Being one of the largest producers of vaccines at low cost, India has promised to provide vaccine to its neighbours in near future.
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.
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.
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.
Actor Akshay Kumar celebrated the Army Day with Indian Army soldiers. He took to Instagram and shared a video of him playing volleyball with jawans from the Army. The actor, who took out time to celebrate the day, also flagged off a marathon. The short clip showed Akshay jump and hit the ball amid a thick cloud of mist. Soon, the ball was deftly blocked by his opponent on the other side of the net. Akshay and the rest of the men were dressed in black t-shirts and track bottoms. A referee sat on a raised seat at the nets, while a number of bystanders watched. Akshay has been busy shooting for his upcoming film, Bachchan Pandey in Jaisalmer. Videos of the actor at various shooting locations have landed on the internet. While little is known about the storyline of the film, it is being directed by Farhad Samji. Film also stars Kriti Sanon, Prateik Babbar, Arshad Warsi, Pankaj Tripathi and others.
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