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Sri Lankan President awards Field Marshal title to former Army Chief Sarath Fonseka

Former Sri Lankan Army Chief Sarath Fonseka was conferred the highest military rank of Field Marshal by the Government. He was awarded this title by President Maithripala Sirisena at a state ceremony held in the Colombo. With this Fonseka became the first Sri Lankan to receive this highest military title which is honorary in nature. ..

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Chrishantha de Silva appointed as Sri Lanka Army chief

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Major general Chrishantha de Silva as the new Sri Lankan Army chief. De Silva is the 21st Commander of the Sri Lankan Army, since the island nation gained independence from Britain in 1948. He will succeed Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake with effect from 22 February 2015. De Silva ..

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For first time all-women contingent marches on 66th Republic Day parade

For the first time in the history of India’s Republic Day, all-women contingent from the three forces Army, Air Force and Navy marched down in the parade. Army contingent was led by Capt Divya Ajith. Navy contingent was led by Lieutenant Commander Priya Jeyakumar. Air Force contingent was led by Squadron Leader Sneha Shekhawat. Each ..

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Floods continue the tale of misery in J&K

In the most devastating floods which ripped apart life and infrastructure in the state of Jammu and Kashmir has left nearly 400 dead and thousands stranded in the middle of nowhere. The fight with hunger and thirst is mounting for the ones who have made their way out of the battling waters. The Indian army ..

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Chester Nez, last of original Navajo code talkers of WW II, passed away

Chester Nez (93), the last one of the original Navajo code talkers credited for developing an unbreakable code during World War II, passed away. The Marine Corps mourns his death as the end of an era- for both the nation and its armed forces. Nez was the last remaining of the original 29 Navajos recruited ..

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UN posthumously honors 8 Indian soldiers among 106 UN peacekeepers

The UN honored 106 peacekeepers, including 8 Indian soldiers, who lost their lives in various UN peacekeeping operations on the occasion of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers on May 30. Indian Army United Nations peacekeeping missions India has been the leading troop UN Peace Keeping Missions since its commencement. Up to now India has participated ..

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