Indian army

The road ahead for India’s first Chief of Defence Staff

The road ahead for India’s first Chief of Defence Staff

January 11, 2020

General Bipin Rawat is the first sitting Chief of Army Staff to be appointed as the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) post. Retiring general Rawat, on December 31, 2019, was appointed the first tri-service chief with effect from January 1, 2020. Several challenges await the first CDS....

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India set to log on to AI to boost defence capabilities

India set to log on to AI to boost defence capabilities

May 21, 2018

As the world is moving towards artificial intelligence-driven warfare, India does not want to miss the bus. It is all set to give concrete shape to an ambitious plan soon. In an effort to prepare for next-generation warfare, India is all set to explore, invest and induct artifici...

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Around the Himalayas in 7 days

Around the Himalayas in 7 days

April 8, 2017

The third edition of the Uttarakhand mountain biking race flagged off on April 8, 2017, in Nainital, in the northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. With participation from over 15 countries, the race will cover a distance of 884 km in seven biking days.

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Two-horse electoral race to determine Uttarakhand’s fate

Two-horse electoral race to determine Uttarakhand’s fate

January 30, 2017

Uttarakhand will be one of the five states to go to assembly polls in February. Not surprisingly, the state has turned into an electoral battlefield for the principal contenders - the ruling Congress (I) and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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India conducts ‘surgical strikes’ across the Line of Control

India conducts ‘surgical strikes’ across the Line of Control

September 30, 2016

After the attack on the Indian army base of Uri in Kashmir, on September 18, where 19 Indian soldiers were killed, New Delhi announced that it conducted ‘surgical strikes' on Thursday morning against rebel camps along the Line of Control (LoC) between India and Pakistan, in the...

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Kashmir remains the flash point between India and Pakistan

Kashmir remains the flash point between India and Pakistan

August 17, 2016

Well embroidered carpets, fine pashmina shawls and fragrant saffron evoke sweet memories of Kashmir across the globe. Yet Jammu and Kashmir state (North India) is in news on account of terror attacks, protest by locals, and human right violations. Also, Kashmir has been the flash...

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Pellet Guns: A lethal way to control protesters in Kashmir

Pellet Guns: A lethal way to control protesters in Kashmir

July 16, 2016

People in India’s Himalayan region of Kashmir turned to streets protesting against the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen (a militant organisation in Kashmir) commander Burhan Wani along with his two associates, in a joint operation by Indian army and State police. The encounter took...

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Remembering the Heroes awarded with the Victoria Cross

Remembering the Heroes awarded with the Victoria Cross

June 22, 2016

United Kingdom introduced new digital archives which unfold the stories of six Indian soldiers who were dignified with the Victoria Cross award for their bravery during World War I.

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Indo-French ties

Indo-French ties

April 25, 2016

General JJ Singh, former Chief of Army Staff of India, was made recently ‘Officier de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’Honneur’ (Officer of the Legion of Honour) by France, at the French Embassy in Delhi. On behalf of the President of the French Republic, François Hollan...

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Indian Defence

Indian Defence

April 24, 2016

In a step towards breaking gender barrier, Indian Navy announced to grant permanent commission to seven women officers. It additionally plans to allow women to join as pilots of the maritime reconnaissance planes like Boeing P8I and Dornier in 2017.   After ministry of defen...

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Rajasthan Festival 2016

Rajasthan Festival 2016

April 1, 2016

To celebrate 67 years of the state, Rajasthan organised a colourful four-day event from March 27-30, 2016, in the pink city of India, aiming at highlighting Rajasthan’s art, culture, tradition and heritage to attract tourism. Festivities kicked off in Jaipur as numerous people ...

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Castes and quotas in India

Castes and quotas in India

February 22, 2016

The situation remains tense in northern India after some riots led by the influential Jat community where at least 19 were killed and 200 wounded these last three days and which resulted in water rationing and schools closures in the Indian capital, Delhi. Representatives of the ...

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