Free Press Journal
  • Bofors jinx breaks

    New Delhi: As part of Prime Minister Modi”s defence modernisation plan to meet the challenge from neighbouring China and Pakistan, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday cleared the purchase of 814 mounted gun systems for the Indian Army at a cost of US $2.55 billion (Rs 15,750 crore) at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) he chaired here.

  • Indian Army to test their armour in Gujarat FSL

    Gandhinagar:  Defence personnel will soon get ‘ballistic protection’ from Gujarat, as the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) here will be conducting tests for bullet-proof jackets and head gears used by the Indian Army.

  • Indian Army chief cancels Bhutan visit

    New Delhi: Indian Army chief Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag has cancelled his four-day trip to Bhutan as Chinese troops continue to camp inside Indian territory in the Ladakh area of Jammu and Kashmir, sources said Monday. “The visit was to begin today (Monday) but has been called off,” a source in the defence ministry said refusing to cite the reason for the cancellation. According to army sources, Chinese troops continue to lodge

  • Army calls off rescue mission in J&K

    New Delhi: The Indian Army on Friday called off its ‘Operation Megh Rahat’ to rescue people stranded in flooded areas of Jammu and Kashmir, but its relief efforts will continue in the state.

  • Another ‘secret’ tunnel found

    Akhnoor: Army troops discovered a 50-mt long tunnel near a forward post along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu region’s sensitive Pallanwala sector which could have been used to infiltrate militants into India.

  • India, Pak DGMOs to meet tomorrow first time after Kargil war

    New Delhi: In their first meeting after the Kargil war, the Indian DGMO will tomorrow cross over to the Pakistani side of the Wagah border to meet his counterpart to discuss ways of ensuring ceasefire on the LoC and is expected to register his protest over the cross-border raids.

  • SC seeks response from Centre, Army on Lt Gen’s plea

    New Delhi:The Supreme Court has sought responses of the Defence Ministry and Army Chief on a Lt General’s plea alleging that proper procedure was not followed in the appointment of Eastern and Western Commanders.

  • Scuffle in Army unit leaves two injured

    New Delhi: Officers and soldiers of the  Sikh Light Infantry clashed in Meerut today, leaving two officers including the second-in-command of the unit injured.

  • 28 militants killed by Indian Army on LoC in nearly 2 months

    Srinagar: Army today said it has killed 28 militants on the Line of Control and in the hinterland in Kashmir Valley since the June 24 Hyderpora attack and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition.

  • 45 Army, IAF choppers; 10,000 troops deployed in Uttarakhand

    New Delhi: Stepping up relief and rescue operations in Uttarakhand, the Defence Ministry has deployed more than 45 choppers belonging to the Army and the IAF there along with more than 10,000 troops in the rain-ravaged parts of the hill state.

  • 3 cases of spying reported in Army: Antony

    New Delhi: Three cases of spying in armed forces have been reported in the past three years in which as many army personnel have been arrested, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

  • Time not right for removal of AFSPA

    New Delhi: The time is “not right” for the removal of AFSPA  from Jammu and Kashmir, Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh said today emphasising that any decision on this  “should not be politicised”.

  • Indian troops did not cross LoC: Army chief

    Khairair (UP): Rejecting Pakistan’s allegations, Army chief Gen Bikram Singh today said Indian troops have not crossed Line of Control (LoC) or indulged in unprovoked firing and any casualty on the other said may have been due to retaliatory firing.

  • India engaged in “war-mongering”: Khar

    New York: Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar accused India of engaging in “war-mongering” in the aftermath of clashes and killing of two Indian soldiers at the Line of Control(LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Army Chief warns Pak, says India reserves right to retaliate

    New Delhi: Angry at the beheading of Indian soldier on Line of Control, Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh today issued a clear warning to Pakistan saying India reserves the right to retaliate at the “time and place” of its choosing.

  • Killing of jawans: India lodges protest with Pak at flag meet

    Jammu: Indian Army today lodged a strong protest with Pakistan Army over the killing of two of its jawans, one of whom was beheaded, and continued ceasefire violations along the LoC in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • High drama at ex-Army Chief V K Singh’s house

    New Delhi : An army officer illegally entered the sprawling bungalow of former Army chief Gen V.K. Singh on Saturday and fiddled with the communication equipment, his counsel Vishwajeet Singh alleged. But V K Singh’s family alleged that it was an attempt to plant snooping bugs. The army said the incident occurred due to a communication gap.