All stories by Ajit K Dubey
Army to sack officers, cadets who bribed their way into the forceRediff.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 warshipsRediff.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' meetRediff.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 projectsRediff.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 IORRediff.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 possibleRediff.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 LACRediff.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 stockRediff.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 warRediff.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 borderRediff.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 attackRediff.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 missilesRediff.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 planRediff.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 planRediff.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 borderRediff.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 riflesRediff.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 jointlyRediff.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 infiltrationRediff.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 vesselRediff.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 bidRediff.com31 Aug 2020
The deployment of strategic bomber aircraft is also still on by the Chinese