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Manoj Mukund Naravane appointed as next Vice Chief of Indian Army

Lt Gen. Manoj Mukund Naravane appointed next Vice Chief of Indian Army. He will succeed Lt Gen Devraj Anbu who is slated to retire on August 31. Lt Gen Naravane will be in contention for the Army chief’s post as he will be the senior-most commander when incumbent Gen Bipin Rawat retires on December 31. ..

Faiz Hameed named as new chief of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)

Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed has been appointed as the new Director-General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the powerful spy agency of Pakistan. He succeeded Lt Gen Asim Munir. Hameed has previously served as the head of the Counter Intelligence wing of the ISI. The ISI was formed in 1948 as an independent unit to strengthen the ..

Karambir Singh takes charge as new Chief of Naval Staff (CNS)

Admiral Karambir Singh has taken charge as the 24th Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) from Adm. Sunil Lanba, who stepped down upon retirement. He is the first helicopter pilot of the Navy to become the CNS. Prior to this post, Adm. Singh was the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) of the Eastern Naval Command, headquartered ..

Army to Induct Women As Jawans In Military Police

The Indian Army has started the process of recruiting women as jawans by starting their online registration for recruitment in the corps of military police. This is the first time they would be taken in as soldiers. Earlier, they were being inducted only as officers. Women will be recruited in a graded manner to eventually ..

Vice Admiral Karambir Singh designated as next Chief of Naval Staff

Government of India has designated Vice Admiral Karambir Singh as next Chief of the Naval Staff with effect from May 31, 2019. Presently, he is a Flag Officer Commander-in-Chief Eastern Naval Command The present Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lamba retires on the same day. Vice Admiral Karambir Singh was born on 3rd November, ..

Karambir Singh appointed as next Chief of Naval Staff (India)

Vice Admiral Karambir Singh has been appointed the next Chief of Naval Staff (CNS). Singh will succeed Admiral Sunil Lanba who retires on May 31. At present, Vice Admiral Singh is serving as the Flag Officer Commanding in Chief of the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam. In his 36-year-old career, Karambir Singh has commanded an ..

NASA decides to carry out first all-female spacewalk at International Space Station (ISS)

The US space agency NASA has recently announced that it will carry out first all-female spacewalk at the International Space Station (ISS) on 29th March 2019. Astronauts – Christina Koch and Anne McClain -will walk outside the ISS on a mission to replace batteries installed last summer. They will get ground support from Canadian Space ..

Dalbir Singh Suhag awarded as United States (US) ‘Legion of Merit’

Former Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag has been awarded the United States (US) ‘Legion of Merit (Degree of commander)’ on August 17, 2018, at Pentagon, Washington DC. The award was given to Singh for exceptionally meritorious service as Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) from August 2014 to December 2016. With this, he became ..