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Army to sack officers, cadets who bribed their way into the force

Army to sack officers, cadets who bribed their way into the force

Rediff.com23 Mar 2021

Taking a strong view against the recruitment scam in the induction of both officers and men, the Indian Army has decided that it would throw out individuals who have bribed their way into the force including those who have already become officers or are undergoing training at different academies.

After 23 years, Indian Navy deploys women officers on warships

After 23 years, Indian Navy deploys women officers on warships

Rediff.com8 Mar 2021

For the first time in 1998, women officers started getting deployed onboard warships but the decision was changed soon after due to certain logistical and other issues.

In a first, jawans to participate in PM-led military commanders' meet

In a first, jawans to participate in PM-led military commanders' meet

Rediff.com3 Mar 2021

For the first time, jawans from armed forces would be taking part in the Combined Commanders' Conference to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this week.

PM to be briefed on defence indigenisation, other projects

PM to be briefed on defence indigenisation, other projects

Rediff.com1 Mar 2021

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, along with all the Commander-in-Chief rank officials from the three services will be attending the conference.

DRDO's 'Sindhu Netra' to keep an eye on Chinese activities in IOR

DRDO's 'Sindhu Netra' to keep an eye on Chinese activities in IOR

Rediff.com28 Feb 2021

In a boost for the country's surveillance capabilities to monitor activities of both military warships and merchant shipping in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), the 'Sindhu Netra' satellite developed by a team of young scientists from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was successfully deployed in space on Sunday.

Army deploys K-9 Vajra howitzers in Ladakh, more orders possible

Army deploys K-9 Vajra howitzers in Ladakh, more orders possible

Rediff.com18 Feb 2021

As Indian Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane inducted the last of the 100 K-9 Vajra guns ordered, three of these howitzers have been deployed for trials in high altitude mountainous area of Ladakh.

China moves back 10,000 troops from depth areas near LAC

China moves back 10,000 troops from depth areas near LAC

Rediff.com11 Jan 2021

However, the deployment in the frontline areas has remained the same and the troops from both sides remain in an eyeball to eyeball situation at several locations in that sector.

US to supply 1277mm guns to Indian navy from own stock

US to supply 1277mm guns to Indian navy from own stock

Rediff.com6 Jan 2021

Military ties between Indian and American defence forces are growing further in the middle of a conflict with China, as the US Navy has agreed to provide three 127mm medium calibre guns from its own inventory to urgently equip warships of the Indian Navy as part of a Rs 3,800 crore deal.

LAC row: India to stock weapons, ammo for 15-day intense war

LAC row: India to stock weapons, ammo for 15-day intense war

Rediff.com13 Dec 2020

The authorisation to increase the weapon and ammunition reserves to minimum 15-I levels from the earlier existing 10-day stocking is to prepare the defence forces for a two-front war with both China and Pakistan.

Indian Navy inducts 2 US Predator drones on lease, may be deployed at China border

Indian Navy inducts 2 US Predator drones on lease, may be deployed at China border

Rediff.com25 Nov 2020

The American-origin drones have been inducted by the navy under the emergency procurement powers granted by the defence ministry in view of the India-China border conflict.

ISI wanted Jaish to carry out Pulwama-like attack

ISI wanted Jaish to carry out Pulwama-like attack

Rediff.com21 Nov 2020

Senior government sources said the charge of carrying out a Pulwama scale terror attack bigger was given to the Jaish-e-Mohammed headed by Maulana Masood Azhar by Pakistan Army's Inter-Services Intelligence.

India to carry out multiple launches of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles

India to carry out multiple launches of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles

Rediff.com15 Nov 2020

The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile is the world's fastest operational system in its class and recently the DRDO has extended the range of the missile system from the existing 298 km to around 450 km.

India, China to dismantle new border structures under disengagement plan

India, China to dismantle new border structures under disengagement plan

Rediff.com12 Nov 2020

The two sides have also agreed for a joint mechanism to verify the progress in the disengagement process through delegation meetings as well as using unmanned aerial vehicles.

LAC row: India, China agree on 3-step disengagement plan

LAC row: India, China agree on 3-step disengagement plan

Rediff.com11 Nov 2020

The disengagement plan was discussed between the two sides during the 8th Corps Commander-level talks which were held on November 6 in Chushul.

India receives extreme cold weather clothing from America for troops deployed on China border

India receives extreme cold weather clothing from America for troops deployed on China border

Rediff.com3 Nov 2020

The sources said that the Indian Army maintains a stock of 60,000 of these extreme cold weather clothing sets for troops deployed in entire Ladakh including both western fronts in Siachen and Eastern Ladakh sector.

Troops at LAC to be armed with US-made Sig Sauer assault rifles

Troops at LAC to be armed with US-made Sig Sauer assault rifles

Rediff.com6 Oct 2020

Having already received and deployed the first lot of around 72,500 Sig Sauer assault rifles from the US for counter-terrorist operations, the new batch of these assault rifles would be given to the soldiers deployed on the front with China in Eastern Ladakh.

Amid LAC standoff, Army, IAF prepare to fight wars jointly

Amid LAC standoff, Army, IAF prepare to fight wars jointly

Rediff.com4 Oct 2020

As soon as one lands at the Leh airfield, one can see the Indian Air Force C-17s, Ilyushin-76s, and C-130J Super Hercules aircraft flying in with rations and supplies for the troops deployed on the forward locations opposite the Chinese forces.

Army deploys additional brigade along LoC to curb infiltration

Army deploys additional brigade along LoC to curb infiltration

Rediff.com19 Sep 2020

The additional troops deployed on the LoC have been successful in foiling almost all the major attempts of infiltration and terrorists have not been allowed to cross over, sources said.

Amid LAC standoff, Navy tracks Chinese research vessel

Amid LAC standoff, Navy tracks Chinese research vessel

Rediff.com17 Sep 2020

The Chinese research vessel returned to China a few days ago after being under constant watch of Indian Navy vessels, the sources said.

China deployed J-20 fighters near LAC days before incursion bid

China deployed J-20 fighters near LAC days before incursion bid

Rediff.com31 Aug 2020

The deployment of strategic bomber aircraft is also still on by the Chinese

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