154 monks have been tested COVID-19 positive in Gyuto Tantric Monastery in Himachal Pradesh's Sidhbari. A total of 330 monks have been tested so far. The monastery has been declared as 'containment zone'. Kangra CMO Dr GD Gupta said, "Following initial cases on Feb 23rd, 330 monks tested so far for COVID-19 and 154 of them tested positive at Gyuto Tantric Monastery, Sidhbari. One monk in critical condition shifted to Tanda Medical College, others in isolation in the monastery itself. Monks who have been home-isolated, had travelled from Karnataka and Delhi during new year celebrations."
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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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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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.
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 India's engagements with China should continue as they have in the past. “Whatever we did has shown the resolve that we have in maintaining our interest foremost. With this approach our relations with China would develop along the path we wish. As two neighbours, who would like to have peace and tranquility on their borders. Engagements with China must continue as they have in the past, nobody wants an unsettled border,” he said. A border standoff between the Indian and Chinese militaries began in May last year. In June, it resulted in a clash in Galwan Valley in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed. After nearly nine months, both armies withdrew artillery and camps, marking disengagement.
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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 of Alternatives in Ladakh. The tent is highly insulated on the north, east and west direction and on the south there is a heat storage bank which collects the sunlight in the day time and releases heat at night. All parts of the tent are light in weight which can be easily carried by the soldiers. For 10 jawans, fully portable all parts weigh less than 30 kgs. For soldiers stationed in strategically important and high-altitude locations like the Black Top Hill or Siachen Glacier, this tent offers comfortable and non-polluting shelter. It replaces tons of kerosene and pollution climate change.
Strategic Srinagar-Leh highway opened by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) after over 58 days. The highway was closed due to the thick layer of snow. Snow clearance of Zojila Pass was a big challenge owing to snow accumulation of 30-40 feet, threats of avalanches and inclement weather conditions. Inspite of all odds, the snow clearance operations had been conducted and completed by BRO. This road is important from the strategic point of view, being the only route between Kashmir and Ladakh. The route is a lifeline for the survival and economic development of people of Ladakh and for the security forces.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 'Mann Ki Baat' on February 28 said the science need to be taken forward with the mantra of 'Lab to Land. "The contribution of science is huge in Atmanirbhar Bharat. We need to take science forward with the mantra of 'Lab to Land'. For example, Ladakh's Urgain Phuntsog is working with innovation techniques to organically grow 20 different crops in cyclic pattern," said PM Modi.
Of the many initiatives taken up by the Indian Army to improve the quality of life in Kashmir Valley, Kashmir Super 30 coaching education project is one major highlight. Under this project, Medical, Engineering, NEET aspirants, who are not financially sound, get required guidance and support to crack the entrance exams. Executed by National Integrity and Educational Development Organization (NIEDO), Indian Army oversees the overall administration and logistics. After multiple written exams and screenings, only 30 students get selected from JandK for this programme. These students get trained for 12 months before they sit in the entrance exams. It not just provides an equal opportunity to the under-privileged but also reinvigorate the process of peace, progress and stability in the Union Territory.
Speaking on the current situation in the Kashmir Valley post abrogation of Article 370 and 35A, Lt General of GOC (Chinar Corps), BS Raju, on March 01 said that the Indian Army have been able to establish trust and connect with the public through outreach programs which in turn will manifest into lower terrorist recruitment. "With better outreach programs by Army, civil administration and Police, we have been able to establish greater trust and connect with public. I believe this will manifest into lower (terrorist) recruitment," BS Raju said.
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 an opportunity to visit the Army Camp and experience the life of army personnel. Games were also organised for children for their entertainment. The children wholeheartedly participated in all the events with great enthusiasm and vigour. Children enjoyed the event and expressed gratitude to Army for conducting such an event. The aim of this outreach program is to make relationship with people and children of Kashmir valley. The event was organised by 52 Rashtriya Rifles (RR). Indian Army frequently organises such events to stop youths to indulge in anti-social activities and to motivate them to join Army. Free medicines were also distributed during the event.
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.
The Indian Armed forces celebrated Veterans’ Day 2021. A wreath-laying ceremony was held at the newly created Victory at Sea Monument ‘Gaurav Stambh’ in Mumbai. All three service chiefs lauded the contribution of veterans and said that they are committed to protecting their interests. ‘Some of our veterans have expressed disappointment that 50 years celebration of the 1971 war is not being given importance. This year will be celebrated as 'Golden Victory Year' to mark 1971 war victory and various programmes would be organised across the country like exhibition, parade among other things,’ Army Chief general MM Naravane said. IAF Chief Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria and Navy Chief Karambir Singh also expressed gratitude to veterans for the service to the nation. The day was chosen as recognition of the services rendered by the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Armed Forces, Field Marshal KM Cariappa, OBE who retired on this day in 1953. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Commissioner of Delhi Police SN Shrivastava launched Delhi Police Musical Orchestra at Sports Ground, New Police Lines. On this occasion, first orchestra musical night was organized amidst cheering of..