Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended Combined Commanders' Conference in Kevadia on March 05. He also visited the Statue of Unity today along with COAS General MM Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh, CDS General Bipin Rawat and IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria.
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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Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over the Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) to Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane on February 14. The state of the Arjun Main Battle Tank MK-1A has been indigenously designed, developed and manufactured by CVRDE, DRDO along with 15 academic institutions, 8 labs and several MSMEs. PM Modi is in poll bound state Tamil Nadu.
Indian Army organised an event ‘Umeed Ki Sehar’ at Uri in J&K’s Baramulla. Bollywood celebrities Vicky Kaushal and Sonal Chauhan attended the one-day cultural event. Locals enthusiastically participated in the event. “I did a film on Uri but never got an opportunity to visit the place. This is my first visit to Uri. I have waited for this opportunity for long and I am very thankful to Vats sir, to the Indian Army. In the future as well, I will keep on searching for reasons to visit the place,” Vicky said. Sonal Chauhan thanked the Indian Army for the opportunity. “The best thing is that Vicky and I are the first among actors to visit Uri. I am feeling very proud. I would like to thank the Indian Army for this wonderful opportunity.” Watch the full video for more.
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Uzbekistan Army contingent arrived in Delhi on March 08 for Indo-Uzbek Joint Exercise Dustlik-ll. Rezang La Battalion Kharga Warriors representing Indian Army in exercise. The joint exercise is based on counter terrorist operations and enhancing military cooperation. The second edition of joint military exercise Dustlik-II will be held from March 10 to 19.
The Dagger Division of Indian Army organised cultural event "Umeed Ki Sehar" to promote the talent of youth. The event was organised at the border area of Uri in Baramulla district of North Kashmir. B-town celebs Vicky Kaushal and Sonal Chauhan were also in attendance. Many participants gave breath-taking performances at the festival. Scores of people mesmerised with cultural performances. Vicky Kaushal also joined them during the performance. He also raised 'How's the Josh' war-cry during the event. Bollywood stars lauded Indian Army's efforts to bridge the gap between 'Jawan aur Awaam'.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Manish Sisodia on March 08 presented the budget in national capital's Legislative Assembly. He presented 'Deshbhakti Budget' and said that the Budget will focus on India's 75 as well as 100 years of independence. He said, "Today, I present this 'Deshbhakti Budget' in view of the Centre's celebrations of India's 75 years of independence with 75 weeks as 'Deshbhakti Mahotsav' starting on March 12. This Budget will focus on India's 75 as well as 100 years of independence."
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Manish Sisodia on March 08 presented the budget in national capital's Legislative Assembly. He announced that COVID-19 vaccine will be available free of cost for people of Delhi in government hospitals in the national capital. "COVID-19 vaccines will be available free of cost for people of Delhi in government hospitals in the UT, we have allotted Rs 50 crores budget for the same. Soon, per day vaccination will be increased to 60,000 from 45,000," he said.
National capital's Deputy CM Manish Sisodia reached Delhi Assembly on March 08. Sisodia, who also holds finance portfolio, will present national capital's first e-Budget in the Assembly. The Deputy Chief Minister also offered prayers at Hanuman Temple, ISBT. Sisodia will present the economic survey for Delhi. Sisodia presented the 4th consecutive Status Report of Outcome Budget of the Delhi government. The budget session will be held while adhering to COVID-19 norms and guidelines
India reported 15,388 new COVID-19 cases and 16, 596 discharges with 77 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry. 2.26 crore people vaccinated against COVID-19 in the country so far. The total active cases in India stand at 1,87,462.
As the vaccination drive against COVID-19 is in full swing, around 100 saints at the Swaminarayan temple in Ahmedabad also received their shots on March 08. Interestingly, the jabs were given to the saints at the Swaminarayan temple where all the arrangements were done for the vaccination. The 2nd phase of the vaccination drive had started on March 01 which covers people above the age of 60 and those over 45 with existing health conditions.
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..