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7th Indo- Maldives joint military exercise to begin

The seventh edition of military exercise EKUVERIN between the Indian Army & the Maldives National Defence Force will be held from 15 to 28 Dec 2016 at Kadhdhoo, Laamu Atoll, Maldives. The Exercise is a 14-day platoon level joint military exercise conducted on a yearly basis. The objective of the exercise is to enhance interoperability between the ..

Assam Regiment celebrates Platinum Jubilee Ceremony

The Assam Regiment celebrated its 75th Raising Day (Platinum Jubilee). The regiment was raised on 15 June 1941 in Shillong by Lt.Col. Ross Howman. Key facts The Assam Regiment is an infantry regiment of the Indian Army. The regiment was raised to defend Eastern borders of India and counter the threat of the Japanese invasion ..

Weapons and Arms of Indian Army

The equipment of the Indian army include Infantry weapons such as small arms, rockets & mortars; Vehicles, Combat vehicles such as battle Tanks, Artillery, Missile Systems and Aircrafts. Most of the equipments are imported with an increasingly use of indigenous components and equipments. For tactical air transport, logistics etc. Army Aviation Corps is main responsible ..

Indian Army: Important Facts

Current form of Indian army finds its origin from East India Company’s military department created at Kolkata in 1776. Gradually, three Presidencies of Bengal, Bombay and Madras organized their separate armies until 1895 when they were unified into single Indian Army. At that time, Indian Army had four commands viz. Punjab, Madras, Bengal and Bombay.  ..

Gallantry Awards 2012

Lt Navdeep Singh awarded Ashoka Chakra posthumously Lieutenant Navdeep Singh A young army commando who died battling terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir Posthumously conferred Ashok Chakra, India’s highest peacetime gallantry medal, by President Pratibha Patil at the Republic Day celebrations. Ashok Chakra -the highest peacetime gallantry award Lieutenant Singh was a platoon commander of the ..

Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958(AFSPA)

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram recently said that a consensus is being built to amend Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA). The minister said that the Act can be amended only after a consensus is built among the government.Regarding Jammu & Kashmir, he said that if  the state withdraws the Disturbed Areas Act, AFSPA ..

Controversy on ultra-light howitzers acquisition through FMS

In 2010, the Government of India had authorised an outright purchase of 145 ultra-light howitzers from the US. The ultra-light howitzers are for the mountain artillery divisions of the Indian Army to be used in high-altitude frontiers opposite Pakistan and China and can be lifted by Helicopters. This acquisition was from the Foreign Military Sales ..

News Today : April 13, 2010

Appointments:SSB Jharkhand Chairman: A K ChugA K Chug, IAS and member of Revenue Council has bee appointed as next chairman of Staff Selection Board of Jharkhand. Chief Justice of Jammu & Kashmir High Court: Justice Aftab Hussain SaikiaJustice Aftab Hussain Saikia was administered the oath of office by Jammu & Kashmir Governor N N Vohra ..