Helicopter had sent May Day call before crashing: Army | India News

GUWAHATI: The Indian Army Aviation Advance Light Helicopter (Weapon Systems Integrated) had sent a May Day alert to Air Traffic Control suggesting technical snag before crashing at general area Migging (South of Tuting in Arunachal Pradesh) on Friday morning. A defence PRO said, “Prior to the crash, the Air Traffic Control had received a MAY … Read more

IAF to kick off induction of indigenous light combat helicopter next month | India News

NEW DELHI: The IAF will induct the first indigenous light combat helicopter (LCH), which is capable of offensive operations in the Siachen Glacier-Saltoro Ridge region and eastern Ladakh, at its Jodhpur airbase in the presence of defence minister Rajnath Singh on October 3. The phased induction of these 5.8-tonne choppers, which are armed with 20mm … Read more

In a 1st, air reconnaissance operation by all-woman Navy team | India News

Breaking another glass ceiling in the armed forces, an all-women naval crew carried out the first independent operational maritime reconnaissance and surveillance mission in the North Arabian Sea onboard a Dornier-228 patrol aircraft. The Navy said the “historic” mission flown from its frontline INAS 314 air squadron in Porbandar was captained by Lt Commander Aanchal … Read more

New Army chief reviews operational readiness in Ladakh amid continuing military confrontation with China

NEW DELHI: Army chief General Manoj Pande on Thursday reviewed the prevailing security situation and operational preparedness along the frontier in eastern Ladakh, even as the continuing military confrontation with China has entered the third year now. On his first visit to Ladakh after becoming the Army chief, Gen Pande was briefed on the situation … Read more

China’s intent has been to keep the boundary issue ‘alive’: Army chief

NEW DELHI: China has not shown any intent to move towards a final settlement of the overall boundary question, General Manoj Pande said on Monday, while asserting the Army is maintaining a `robust posture’ to tackle any contingency amid the continuing over two-year long military confrontation in eastern Ladakh. “The basic issue remains the resolution … Read more

‘Will not permit any loss of territory’: Army chief Gen Manoj Pande on China border situation

NEW DELHI: Asserting that the Indian Army had adequately responded to the Chinese efforts to change the status quo by force on the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh, Army Chief General Manoj Pande on Sunday made it clear that the force would not allow any loss of territory in that area. In an … Read more

Lt-Gen B S Raju to be next Army vice chief

NEW DELHI: With Lt-General Manoj Pande set to take over as the next Army chief from General M M Naravane on Saturday, Lt-Gen Baggavalli Somashekar Raju will succeed him as the vice chief of the 12-lakh strong force. Lt-Gen Raju, who was commissioned into the Jat Regiment in December 1984 and is a qualified helicopter … Read more

LeT dy commander wanted for killing 2 cops among 3 terrorists shot dead in J&K

SRINAGAR: A Lashkar-e-Taiba deputy commander wanted for killing two J&K police officers in separate attacks last year and a Srinagar teen reported missing by his family were among three terrorists shot dead in a gunfight with security forces at Pahoo in south Kashmir’s Pulwama on Sunday. Ten terrorists have been shot and killed in four … Read more

India has shown that it can crush terror emanating from across border: Rajnath Singh

GUWAHATI: Defence minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday that the Army has “minimal role in internal security” and it wants AFSPA withdrawn from J&K, but the situation must become conducive for removing emergency powers granted to troops in the Union territory hit by decades of separatism and terrorism. “AFSPA is in force because of the … Read more

Security beefed-up for PM Modi’s visit to J&K following encounters

JAMMU: Security has been beefed-up ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir’s Palli village scheduled for Sunday. One security personnel and two terrorists were killed in an encounter near an Army camp in Jammu after gunmen targeted a CISF bus early Friday. Nine security personnel were also injured in the attack. … Read more