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Pradip R Sagar

  • Army's social networking help in rescue operation

    Army chief General Dalbir Singh on Wednesday took stock of the relief and rescue operation in the flood hit areas of Kashmir valley. While reiterating army's commitment to continue with relief operation 'till the last person is rescued, army chief said that troops will continue to evacuate people...

    Thursday, 11 September 2014 - 5:40am
  • Army court indicts Gen VK Singh

    In what could be called an embarrassment for the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFK) has blamed former army chief and now a Central minister, Gen VK Singh, for harassing a senior officer. AFK, on Friday, quashed the court martial of Lt Gen (Retd) PK Rath, former...

    Sunday, 7 September 2014 - 5:35am
  • Defence ministry agrees to army's long pending demand of artillery guns

    Breaking almost three decade long jinx, prime minister Narendra Modi led NDA government is providing first artillery guns to the army after Swedish artillery guns Bofors deal mired with the corruption scandal in 1986.

    Monday, 1 September 2014 - 10:23am
  • Rafale fighter jet deal contract with France almost ready: Defence ministry

    The much-awaited multi-billion Rafale combat aircraft deal with France has moved a step further with the defence ministry finalizing a 'draft contract', according to top defence ministry officials. Rafale was declared the lowest bidder in Janaury 2012 but the deal has not been inked so far on...

    Monday, 18 August 2014 - 5:32am
  • Defence ministry functioning without key officers

    Even as the Modi government has promised to quicken the pace of defence modernisation, several key positions in the ministry of defence are currently lying vacant, raising a question mark on the effective decision making. This also comes at a time when the ministry of defence is awaiting a full...

    Saturday, 16 August 2014 - 5:15am
  • India, US agree to co-develop military hardware

    In a bid to boost defence trade with US, New Delhi on Friday accepted the long-pending demand of the US to appoint a point person for all defence-related matters. India and US also agreed to work closely in developing its indigenous military hardware manufacturing industry and go for joint...

    Saturday, 9 August 2014 - 6:50am
  • Navy builds state-of-the-art communication stations in Tamil Nadu

    In a boost to the Indian Navy’s ability to communicate with deployed submarines, the navy has built a new state-of-the-art “Very Low Frequency (VLF)” transmitting station at INS Kattaboman, Tirunelvelli, Tamil Nadu today. According to the Navy, this new facility would provide better platform for...

    Friday, 1 August 2014 - 11:34am
  • Army's High altitude operations suffer as Advanced Light Helicopter 'Dhruv' grounded

    Army's high altitude operations have taken in hit as the fleet of Advanced Light Helicopter- Dhruv, has been grounded after Friday's crash involving seven IAF personnel including two pilots in Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh. These recently inducted ALH have been operating as the lifeline for troops...

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 7:10am
  • How officers of China's People's Liberation Army embarrassed the India army chief

    Army chief General Bikram Singh faced embarrassing questions from some officers of the People's Liberation Army during his recent visit to Beijing. What exactly happened? After Gen Singh finished his lecture at China's prestigious National Defence University, a woman Colonel from the audience...

    Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - 6:45am
  • PLA officers embarrass India army chief with questions on Arunachal

    Army chief General Bikram Singh faced some embarrassing questions from officers of the People's Liberation Army during his recent visit to Beijing to deliver a guest lecture at China's prestigious National Defence University. General Singh, who visited China from July2 to 5, was the first Indian...

    Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - 6:15am