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India and China agree to resume joint military exercises

India and China agree to resume joint military exercises

Defenceinfo Bureau Report India and China held the fifth annual defence dialogue (ADD) at Beijing on January, 14, 2013. The talks assume significance in view of the decision taken to resume joint military exercises and expand military exchanges. It may be recalled that militaries of the two nations had conducted joint anti-terrorism exercises in 2007 and 2008; the initiative was …

by Defence Info Bureau on January 18th, 2013 Leave a comment »

Defence Minister gives clarion call of Chinese threat

Defence Minister gives clarion call of Chinese threat

Defenceinfo Bureau Report Defence Minister AK Antony has called upon the military to expedite infrastructure build up along the Indo-China border in the North East, specifically Arunachal Pradesh. Sitting in the sanitised environment of his office in South Block the minister called or a review meeting of those involved in the project which included the Air Force Chief, the defence …

by Defence Info Bureau on December 12th, 2012 Leave a comment »

Army Chief honours brave hearts of Indo-China War, 1962

Army Chief honours brave hearts of Indo-China War, 1962

Defenceinfo Bureau Report The Chief of Army Staff, General Bikram Singh, honoured army veterans and families of those who had participated in the Indo-China war 1962. The function was held at the Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi recently. Over 200 Army veterans and widows of soldiers who had lost their lives in the war were felicitated. The gathering also witnessed …

by Defence Info Bureau on November 24th, 2012 1 Comments »

Ministry resorts to misleading leaks to embarrass services

Ministry resorts to misleading leaks to embarrass services

Defenceinfo Bureau Report The Defence Ministry, after taking some proactive steps to render the service media establishments defunct, is now resorting to some deft media management to embarrass the services and their chiefs. On October, 29, 2012, the website of Times of India carried a comment titled, “Army procurement must be subject to stringent oversight.” The story related to an …

by Defence Info Bureau on October 31st, 2012 1 Comments »

Report implicating army generals in general is misleading

Report implicating army generals in general is misleading

Defenceinfo Bureau Report A news clip titled “Top Generals mismanaged funds” was carried by a few television channels on October, 23. The matter pertains to certain observations raised by the Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) with regard to expenditure incurred by operational commands through the Army Commanders Special Financial Powers. The news reportage gives a misleading impression of some widespread …

by Defence Info Bureau on October 23rd, 2012 Leave a comment »

Defence Ministers ill founded statement on China

Defence Ministers ill founded statement on China

Defenceinfo Bureau Report In 1962, Lt General BM Kaul, specially selected as military commander of the Ladakh corps, gave a number of assurances to his superiors and the nation that he had a firm grip on the situation and China would never dare to attack India in the face of his sound military posture. His optimism was reflected, most arrogantly, …

by Defence Info Bureau on October 19th, 2012 Leave a comment »

Strategic Force Command of India comes of age

Strategic Force Command of India comes of age

Defenceinfo Bureau Report The Indian Army successfully test-fired Prithvi II, a medium range surface-to-surface ballistic missile from a defence base in Balasore district on Thursday, October, 04. The launch was described as part of a limited stock production test by the Indian army as the user being provided with logistic support from the DRDO. A missile was picked up randomly …

by Defence Info Bureau on October 6th, 2012 Leave a comment »

Latest dispensation in terms of one rank one pension to retired officers of the armed forces

Latest dispensation in terms of one rank one pension to retired officers of the armed forces

Defenceinfo Bureau Report In view of the new dispensation given by the govenrment in response to the demand of One rank One pension by the military veterans of the country, the admissible basic pension for pre-2006 officer retirees shall be as below:- Lieutenant : Rs 13,500 Captain : Rs 15,350 Major : Rs 18,205 Lt Colonel : Rs 26,265 Colonel …

by Defence Info Bureau on September 27th, 2012 Leave a comment »

Army assists flood ravaged Rudraprayag

Army assists flood ravaged Rudraprayag

Defenceinfo Bureau Report The Ukhimath Tehsil of Rudraprayag District in Uttrakhand was hit by a massive cloud burst around midnight on September, 13, 2012. The natural calamity has resulted in loss of lives and extensive devastation in three villages. Kund-Ukhimath-Chamoli road, the lifeline for the residents of the area, has been considerably damaged because of which rescue efforts could not …

by Defence Info Bureau on September 16th, 2012 Leave a comment »

Defence Minister of India and China meet in New Delhi

Defence Minister of India and China meet in New Delhi

Defenceinfo Bureau Report Defence Minister A K Antony held delegation level talks with his Chinese counterpart, General Liang Guanglie, at New Delhi on September, 04, 2012. In a significant breakthrough, the two countries decided to resume bilateral military exercises stalled in 2010 post the denial of visa to the then Northern Army Commander, Lt General B S Jaswal, by the …

by Defence Info Bureau on September 4th, 2012 Leave a comment »