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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 »

Antony sets aside speculations of withdrawal from Siachen

Antony sets aside speculations of withdrawal from Siachen

Defenceinfo Bureau Report Defence Minister AK Antony has set aside speculations of a possible withdrawal of troops from the Siachen glacier in the wake of intense diplomatic pressure from Pakistan to do so as a confidence building measure. It may be recalled that Pakistan’s Army Chief, General Ashfaq Kayani, had called for demilitarisation of the glacier in April this year, …

by Defence Info Bureau on August 28th, 2012 Leave a comment »

Army Chief visits the strategically sensitive region of Ladakh

Army Chief visits the strategically sensitive region of Ladakh

Defenceinfo Bureau Report General Bikram Singh visited the sensitive Ladakh region over three days from August, 17. This was his maiden visit to the region after taking over as Army Chief. He was briefed in detail about the prevailing security environment, infrastructure, development projects and various initiatives undertaken by the Army in Ladakh. Over the next two days he visited …

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

62 brave hearts awarded for gallantry

62 brave hearts awarded for gallantry

Defenceinfo Bureau Report The grateful Nation, on the occasion of the country’s 66th Independence Day, has bestowed awards for conspicuous gallantry displayed in service of the nation upon 62 of its brave soldiers, The gallantry awards to armed forces personnel and members of paramilitary forces include 15 Shaurya Chakras (The third highest gallantry award in India), one Bar to Sena …

by Defence Info Bureau on August 15th, 2012 Leave a comment »

Army Chief visits 11 Corps; stresses upon operational preparedness and discipline

Army Chief visits 11 Corps; stresses upon operational preparedness and discipline

Defenceinfo Bureau Report The Army Chief, General Bikram Singh, along with Western Army Commander Lt General Sanjiv Chachra visited the Jullunder based 11 Corps as a part of his ongoing familiarisation and interactive itinerary. The corps is commanded by Lt General Sanjeev Madhok. In accordance with the established norm set by the Chief, he addressed all officers of the Corps …

by Defence Info Bureau on August 9th, 2012 Leave a comment »

Army Chief calls for commitment and professionalism; assures timely modernisation

Army Chief calls for commitment and professionalism; assures timely modernisation

Defenceinfo Bureau Report The Army Chief, General Bikram Singh, in a significant address to officers at Jaipur on July, 31, reiterated the external and internal challenges facing the Army and the collective efforts required in overcoming the same through commitment and professionalism. He emphasised on maintaining a high threshold of operational readiness to enable efficient discharge of the constitutional obligation …

by Defence Info Bureau on August 2nd, 2012 Leave a comment »

General Bikram Singh attends meeting of Indian Ex-services League

General Bikram Singh attends meeting of Indian Ex-services League

Defenceinfo Bureau Report The Army Chief, General Bikram , attended the General Council Meeting of Indian Ex-Services League (IESL) held on July, 26, 2012. IESL is the apex organisation of ex-servicemen of the country recognized by the Government of India. On arrival, the COAS laid a wreath on the statue of late Field Marshal KM Cariappa in the IESL compound. …

by Defence Info Bureau on July 28th, 2012 Leave a comment »

Operation Vijay Diwas celebrated in Dras amidst stony silence of the government of J&K

Operation Vijay Diwas celebrated in Dras amidst stony silence of the government of J&K

Defenceinfo Bureau Report On July, 13, every year, the Kashmir valley celebrates what is termed as the martyr’s day. This is to commemorate such political protestors, who lost their lives in a firing by troops of Maharaja Hari Singh on July, 13, 1931. Every year the incident is remembered with a general closure and functions organised by various political parties,, …

by Defence Info Bureau on July 28th, 2012 Leave a comment »

Birth centenary celebrations of late Brigadier Mohd Usman, MVC

Birth centenary celebrations of late Brigadier Mohd Usman, MVC

Defenceinfo Bureau Report On 15 July 2012, a commemorative function to celebrate the birth centenary of Late Brigadier Mohammed Usman, MVC, was organized at Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi. The function was attended by Honourable Vice President of India Shri M Hamid Ansari, Raksha Mantri, Shri A K Antony, Chief of Army Staff, General Bikram Singh, other dignitaries, serving and retired …

by Defence Info Bureau on July 15th, 2012 Leave a comment »

General Bikram Singh visits Nepal

General Bikram Singh visits Nepal

Defenceinfo Bureau Report The Indian army chief, General Bikram Singh, is presently on a visit to Nepal on the invitation of the Chief of the Nepal Army, General Chhatraman Singh Gurung. In a reciprocal gesture since 1965, the Indian and the Nepalese armies traditionally honour each other’s chiefs by conferring the honorary rank of general on each other. The tradition …

by Defence Info Bureau on July 11th, 2012 Leave a comment »