Defence and Security

BSF foils Pak attempt to smuggle drugs, arms, ammo into Jammu and Kashmir

Border Security Force (BSF) personnel foiled an attempt to smuggle arms, ammunition and narcotics into India from Pakistan at Arnia along the 198km international border (IB) in the RS Pura sector of Jammu division of the union territory (UT) of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) during the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday..

Arrested in Kerala, Al-Qaeda operative Murshid ran 'terror module' in Bengal

Arrested in Kerala, Al-Qaeda operative Murshid ran 'terror module' in Bengal ..

NIA busts Pak-Al Qaeda group sponsored terror module in Kerala and Bengal

NIA busts Pak-Al Qaeda group sponsored terror module in Kerala and Bengal..

India deploys armed forces along LAC to counter Chinese deployment to safeguard borders: Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh

India believes that mutual respect and mutual sensitivity are the basis for peaceful relations with neighbours...

Rafale inducted into IAF: Timing suits India best, says Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh

Rafale inducted into IAF: Timing suits India best, says Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh..

Stage set for Rafale induction: French Defence Minister to grace Ambala event

Stage set for Rafale induction: French Defence Minister to grace Ambala event..

PLA has been blatantly violating agreements, fired shots in air’: India rebuts China’s allegations, says the nation is committed to disengagement

India rebuts China’s allegations, says the nation is committed to disengagement..

India joins US, Russia, China hypersonic Missile club: DRDO successfully tests Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle with indigenous system

"It's a major technological breakthrough in the country. This testing paves the way for the development of more critical technologies, materials & hypersonic vehicles. This puts India in a selected club of nations who have demonstrated this technology," DRDO Chairman Dr G Satheesh Reddy said..

India is fully committed to win its wars with help of indigenous solutions: CDS General Bipin Rawat

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said that India is fully committed to win its wars with the help of indigenous solutions. He said, both the Government and the Armed Forces have clearly demonstrated their resolve and commitment to the Make in India Defence initiative...

India has put in place adequate measures to stop China’s aggressive misadventures: Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat

India has put in place adequate measures to stop China’s aggressive misadventures: Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat ..

SJM hails ban on import of 101 defence goods; wants govt to revise definition of ‘Indian Vendor’ in defence acquisition

Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) has hailed the government’s move to ban import of 101 defence goods in a bid to support indigenous defence industry including MSME defence manufacturing..

Indian Army outsmarts Chinese occupying forces, retakes crucial Ladakh peak near the Pangong lake

Indian Army outsmarts Chinese occupying forces, retakes crucial Ladakh peak near the Pangong lake..

Gravestone at the Southern Xinjiang Military Region; the first evidence Chinese troops were killed in Galwan Clash with Indian Army

After more than 2 months of the clash at the Galwan Valley, proof of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) casualties is finally out. Pictures of graves of Chinese troops killed in the clash are going viral on Chinese social media. ..

Rebooting India’s Nuclear Doctrine - Time to Rescind the No First Use Policy in the nation’s Nuclear Doctrine

We must begin by exploring how the NFU policy has become a limitation on India’s deterrence capability against the threats posed by Pakistan, China, and other non-state actors...

NIA arrests ISIS operative working as an Ophthalmologist at a reputed Medical College in Bengaluru; Was developing medical and weaponry-related apps to help ISIS terrorists

NIA arrests ISIS operative working as an Ophthalmologist at a reputed Medical College in Bengaluru; Was developing medical and weaponry-related apps to help ISIS terrorists..

Chief of Air Staff visits Air Base in Western Air Command

Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria PVSM AVSM VM ADC, Chief of Air Staff (CAS) visited a frontline air base in Western Air Command on 13 Aug 20. On his arrival, the CAS was received by the Air Officer Commanding (AOC) of the base who briefed him on the readiness and operational status of the lodger units located at the base...

The Resistance Front (TRF) in Kashmir: Old and weakened wine in a new bottle

Under pressure from the FATF, Pakistan has come up with a new and novel way to keep the pot boiling in Kashmir. The new organisation for the conduct of terrorist and disruptive operations in Kashmir is "The Resistance Front" (TRF). The idea of creating TRF was conceived and immediately implemented post-August 2019, reorganisation of Jammu & Kashmir and Abrogation of Article 370..

Atmanirbhar Bharat: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announces ban on 101 defence import items to boost 'self-reliance'

Artillery guns, light combat helicopter, assault rifles, corvettes, radars, wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs), transport aircraft, and other high technology weapons are among the 101 defence items that will not be imported from now on, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced on Sunday. ..

Ministry of Defence instructs CBFC to advise production houses to seek NOC from MoD before the telecast/OTT streaming of any film or documentary on Indian Army

Ministry of Defence instructs CBFC to advise production houses to seek NOC from MoD before the telecast of any film or documentary on Indian Army..

First five Rafale jets land at Ambala air force station: Rakshamantri Rajnath Singh welcomes Rafale fighters, warns China and Pakistan against threatening India's territorial integrity

Rakshamantri Rajnath Singh welcomes Rafale fighters, warns China and Pakistan against threatening India's territorial integrity..

Read the lips of Army Commander, Northern Command

The interview given by Army Commander Northern Command leaves no space for any concern about the capability of our great Army in upholding the interest of the nation. The nation must read the lips of Lt. Gen. YK Joshi, a committed and decorated soldier of the Indian Army and remain confident of the ability of her noble soldiers to protect her under all cost..

First five Rafale fighter Jets take off from France; to reach India on Wednesday (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

The first batch of five Rafale jets flew out of France today and will arrive in India on Wednesday, when the fighter jets will officially be inducted and join the 17 squadron of Indian Air Force in Haryana's Ambala. ..

President of India donates to Army Hospital on Kargil Vijay Diwas: Funds to be used to procure air filtering equipment for Corona Warriors

Funds to be used to procure air filtering equipment for Corona Warriors..

Nation pays tributes to war heroes on Kargil Vijay Diwas today: Prime Minister says valour of Indian armed forces continues to inspire generations

In Ladakh, General Officer Commanding of Fire and Fury Corps Lt Gen Harinder Singh laid wreath and paid homage to the martyrs, at Drass War Memorial in Kargil. Due to Covid 19 Pandemic the celebrations this year are scaled down in magnanimity, limiting it to a single day..

21st Kargil Vijay Diwas: Then and Now

The situation then and now is quite different with adequate systems and resources in place. However, some of the lessons learnt during Kargil remain unaddressed for which we paid the price at Galwan. China will be taught a lesson like Pakistan. The tactics and methodology may differ since wars are not fought with pre-fixed templates..

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh asks IAF to stand ready to handle any eventuality

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds IAF’s role in challenging circumstances; Asks IAF to stand ready to handle any eventuality..

Line of Actual Control: Evolving to becoming the Line of No Control?

India has been trying to defend the points on LAC as marked on a handmade map. Sadly, the situation is such due to Chinese irascibility that the LAC has become a Line of No Control. What is definite here is that the Indian nation and particularly the Indian Army will not allow China to get away with its expansionist designs..

Former Deputy Chief of Indian Army Staff Lt General Gurmit Singh exposes pro-China lobbyists on incursions in Ladakh with a pointwise rejoinder

Former Deputy Chief of Indian Army Staff Lt General Gurmit Singh exposes pro-China lobbyists on incursions in Ladakh with a pointwise rejoinder..

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh e-inaugurates six strategic bridges in Jammu & Kashmir; The bridges were built by BRO in record time

The six major bridges dedicated to the nation today is a new revolution in the connectivity of roads and bridges in sensitive border areas close to the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. These bridges of strategic importance were completed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in a record time...

Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, Zoom among 89 social media apps banned by Indian Army for its soldiers and officers

Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, Zoom among 89 social media apps banned by Indian Army for its soldiers and officers..

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviews progress of border infrastructure, says construction of strategic roads, bridges & tunnels in border areas to be expedited

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh chaired a high-level meeting in New Delhi yesterday to review the progress of various infrastructure projects under construction in border areas. The meeting was also attended by Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar and other senior officials of the Ministry..

India-China Standoff: Chinese Army moves back over 2 km from Galwan valley

India-China Standoff: Chinese Army moves back over 2 km from Galwan valley..

“The enemies of India have seen the fire and fury of our Forces": Prime Minister Narendra Modi in #Nimu #Ladakh

Prime Minister Modi travelled to Nimu in Ladakh to interact with Indian troops earlier today. Nimu is surrounded by the Zanskar range and is on the banks of river Indus. The Prime Minister met the top leadership of the Indian Army and later interacted with personnel of the Army, Air Force and ITBP..

Prime Minister visits Ladakh: PM Narendra Modi arrives in Leh with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat and COAS Gen MM Naravane

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi arrived at Leh in Ladakh on Friday on a short visit amid the on-going tensions between India and China along the Line of Actual Control..

FCC designates two Chinese companies - Huawei Technologies, ZTE Corporation as national security threats

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said both Huawei and ZTE have close ties with Chinese Communist Party and China’s military apparatus. He said, US government will not allow the Chinese Communist Party to exploit vulnerabilities in US communications networks..

Kashmir: Leaderless terrorists are in dire straits, surrender is the best option

The security forces, especially the Indian Army, are constantly giving messages and statements requesting the local youth to shun the path of terrorism. They also call upon those who have joined in surrendering on the promise of being treated honourably. The local youth should heed these messages since they are to their benefit since they stand no chance once they are caught in the security dragnet..

Combat China with a new prism - Facts and Robustness

Indian armed forces face several challenges in terms of defence preparedness and most of these problems are a ‘gift’ of the previous leadership and regimes. The political will of PM Modi's regime has ‘re-crafted’ the defence forces to face new challenges...

Armed forces given full freedom to deal with any aggressive behaviour by China's PLA along the LAC

Defence Minister asks top military brass to ensure strict vigil on Chinese activities around land border, airspace & sea..

Indian Army Completes Construction Of Bridge Over Galwan River That Was Opposed By China

Indian Army Completes Construction Of Bridge Over Galwan River That Was Opposed By China..

Indian Armed Forces to take part in World War II Victory Day parade in Moscow

A Tri-Service contingent of the Indian Armed Forces comprising 75 all ranks, led by a colonel rank officer will participate in the Military Parade at Red Square, Moscow on June 24, 2020, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Victory of the Soviet People in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. ..

India-China border standoff: External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar urges China to 'reassess' its actions, take "corrective steps"

External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on Wednesday held telephonic talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and asserted that the need of the hour was for the Chinese side "to reassess its actions and take corrective steps"...

Xi Jinping's multi-front war for survival: #IndiaChinaStandoff is not the only war the Chinese Communist Party is fighting

The present India-China border standoff is not a political, military or economic war, but this is a war of (Xi's) Survival..

Zoom, TikTok, UC browser, Xender, SHAREit, Clean-master among 52 mobile apps Indian intelligence agencies have asked government to block or advise people to stop using

A 2019 study had found that Chinese apps transfer data to around seven outside agencies; TikTok sends data to China Telecom (a state-owned Chinese telecommunication company); Vigo Video to Tencent; BeautyPlus to Meitu; and QQ and UC Browser to its parent owned by Alibaba..

China pays Journalists and so-called 'Military experts' to sing the Dragon's tune

The efforts of some “Military Experts” to supplement the Chinese psychological operations may not succeed this time, but they shall remain a potent threat to national security..

Shri Guruji Golwalkar on China (Part V): Fate of Unilateral Goodness

Shri Guruji Golwalkar on China: A historical prediction that actually came true..

China provoked 'Indian Nationalist Tiger' by engaging in a face-off with Indian Army personnel, say US media

Chinese People Liberation Army has provoked the "Indian nationalist tiger" by engaging in a face-off with Indian Army personnel in which 20 soldiers were killed, according to US media..

India-China Faceoff: 20 Indian soldiers martyred, 43 casualties on Chinese side in violent clashes in Galwan area of Ladakh region

Indian intercepts of China have revealed that the neighbouring side suffered 43 casualties including dead and seriously injured in the face-off in the Galwan valley, news agency ANI reported, citing sources. ..

India-China faceoff : Border Disputes and China's 'Grand Strategy'

This article is focused on reviewing the complexity of the present situation in Ladakh from Chinese “Grand Strategy” and history. ..

‘Indian Army has world's most experienced mountain troops’, says Chinese military expert: Indian Army wins a rare public complement from China

It is perhaps the first time a Chinese military expert publicly complimented their strength and strategic importance..

Shri Guruji Golwalkar on China (Part IV): Real threat— Crisis of character

The Bunch of Thoughts- Part Three - The Path To Glory: XXIV. Fight to Win..

9 Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorists killed by security forces in Shopian district of J&K in last 24 hours

Public Relations Officer Defence Col. Rajesh Kalia said that four dead bodies of terrorists were recovered along with arms & ammunition from the encounter site. The identification of the slain terrorists is being ascertained ..

Shri Guruji Golwalkar on China (Part III): Friends, Enemies and the Chinese Puzzle

Let the defence of our sacred motherland be the first criterion of all our policies-internal and external. For that, if it becomes necessary to cross our frontiers let us do it without the least hesitation..

Missile Park 'Agneeprastha' to be set up at INS Kalinga

Foundation Stone for a Missile Park "AGNEEPRASTHA" was laid at INS Kalinga by Cmde Rajesh Debnath, Commanding Officer, in the presence of Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, FOC-in-C (East) on 28 May 20. ..

UN awards Indian Army officer, Major Suman Gawani with 'UN Military Gender Advocate Award'

Major Suman Gawani, an Indian Army officer who served as a women peacekeeper with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in 2019 is being awarded the prestigious “United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the year Award” on 29 May 2020..

Security Forces intercept car carrying IED, avert Pulwama-like terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir

Security Forces today averted a major incident of a vehicle-borne IED blast in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. ..

Big boost for ‘Make in India’: Defence Ministry approves procurement of 26 defence items from local suppliers

In a major boost for ‘Make in India’, Ministry of Defence has approved procurement of 26 defence items only from local suppliers to boost Make in India. The government has issued Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order 2017 to encourage Make in India and to promote manufacturing and production of goods and services in India...

Anand Mahindra says army’s ‘Tour of Duty’ model good for youth, Mahindra Group would be happy to consider the candidature of ToD optees for corporate jobs

Mahindra said his group would be happy to consider the candidature of ToD optees for corporate jobs. The ToD model is similar to the short-service commission that allows officers to serve the armed forces for 10 to 14 years...

Indian Navy launches Operation Samudra Setu to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas

Indian Naval Ships Jalashwa and Magar are presently enroute to the port of Malè, Republic of Maldives to commence evacuation operations from 08 May 2020 as part of Phase-1..

Let Pakistan Bleed Not India

The Indian nation is endowed with brilliant strategic minds. Any other befitting strategy to bleed Pakistan must be welcome and implemented. The desired end state is “Pakistan has to bleed NOT India”..

Defence Scan

DRDL Hyderabad has developed a COVID Sample Collection Kiosk (COVSACK) in consultation with the doctors of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, Hyderabad...

ARMED FORCES CONTINUE TO SUPPORT FIGHT AGAINST COVID 19

Air Force is continuing to transporting medical supplies to equip the state governments and supporting agencies to combat Covid 19 effectively and efficiently. It has airlifted essential medical supplies and commodities from nodal points to Manipur, Nagaland and Gangtok in North Eastern region; and the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh...

Tablighi Jamaat: Super Spreader or Biomass Jihadi Terror Group?

Flouted Indian laws knowingly and creating ruckus during quarantine, lays bare the malafide intentions of the Tablighi Jamaat to create havoc during the epidemic. Their behavior is not less than biological terrorism...

Left-wing terrorists kill 17 policemen in Sukma: Bodies of missing security personnel found a day after the encounter with Maoists

Bodies of missing security personnel found a day after the encounter with Maoists..

Big boost to ‘Make in India’: Defence Acquisition Council under Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approves procurement of 83 advanced Tejas fighter aircrafts for IAF

Order for 40 Tejas aircrafts has already been placed in initial configurations. Now 83 of the more advanced Mk1A version of the aircraft will be procured from HAL...

No Major Terrorist incident occurred in the hinterland of the country after the repeal of Article 370: Shri G. Kishan Reddy

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri G. Kishan Reddy, in a written reply to a question regarding terrorist incidents after repeal of Article 370, in Lok Sabha today, said that no major terror attack took place in the hinterland of the country during the period from 05.08.2019 to 10.03.2020..

BORDER VIOLATIONS BY PAKISTAN

As per the information given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik in Lok Sabha, there have been 1,586 incidents of ceasefire violations in 2019 and 646 incidents of ceasefire violations during the first two months of 2020 (upto February 23), on Indo-Pak International border as well as Line of Control after August 5, 2019. In addition 132 cases of cross border firing from August 5, 2019 to December 31, 2019 and 41 cases of cross border firing between January 1, 2020 to February 15, 2020 along Internatio..

SEMINAR ON ‘AIR POWER IN NO WAR NO PEACE SCENARIO’

A one day seminar on ‘Air Power in No War No Peace Scenario’ was organised by the Centre for Air Power to mark the anniversary of Balakote air strike. The seminar focused on employability of air power in situations necessitating exertion of national will against adversary in a ‘No War No Peace’ scenario. Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh while inaugurating ..

Huge victory for security forces in Kashmir - J&K High Court refuses to ban pellet guns, says forces need pellet guns to handle difficult circumstances

Huge victory for security forces in Kashmir - J&K High Court refuses to ban pellet guns, says forces need pellet guns to handle difficult circumstances..

Biological warfare: Lessons from the Corona Virus outbreak

Developing, acquiring, stockpiling or careless test in labs are Wrong and against to Humanity and agreed International Conventions. Thinking to target Nations through Biolgical Weapon can be dangerous as a small leak can wipe an entire population...

Pakistan-made ammo found abandoned in Kerala: Military Intelligence and NIA to probe terror angle in the case

The sized ammo carried an inscription’ POF’, which has been preliminarily identified as ‘Pakistan Ordinance Factory’. The 7.62 mm bullets are believed to have been made in 1981-82. They are used in machine guns..