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

Lt-General Manoj Pande to take over as next Army chief on April 30

NEW DELHI: Lt-General Manoj Pande will take over as the next Army chief from General M M Naravane on April 30, becoming the first-ever officer commissioned in the Corps of Engineers to head the 12-lakh strong force. The government has gone by the seniority principle in announcing the next Army chief, with Lt-Gen Pande being … Read more