• Pakistani Marine Security Agency captures three Indian fishing boats off Gujarat coast with around 18 fishermen aboard; Just four days ago, Pakistan had captured another boat and 12 fishermen off Gujarat coast
  • 300 kg heroin case: Gujarat ATS nabs terror operative Manzoor Mir from Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir. he was instumental in terror finance and had links with Pakistan based terror outfir Jaish-e-Mohammed

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First Howitzer gun made in Hazira – Surat based L&T plant sent to Rajasthan for trial

August 08, 2018
First Howitzer gun made in Hazira – Surat based L&T plant sent to Rajasthan for trial

Surat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may visit the city of Surat in the month of September for events related to airport, modern railway station and SUMUL dairy. The Prime Minister may also dedicate Surat-made Howitzer gun. L&T facility in Hazira area of Surat has recently manufactured the first India-made Howitzer k-9 Vajra T gun which has been sent to desert area of Rajasthan for its trial by Army. Once the trial is successful, Howitzer manufactured in Hazira - Surat will be commissioned....Read More

Stolen AK 47 of Army jawan found in gutter in Gujarat

August 03, 2018
Stolen AK 47 of Army jawan found in gutter in Gujarat

Bhuj: The AK-47 automatic rifle of an army personnel posted in Bhuj Army camp in Gujarat which was reportedly stolen from a train has been found from a gutter. The bag containing the weapon and other articles was recovered from the gutter behind Gadhidham bus stand late night. GRP DIG Gautam Parmar had constituted various teams for the search of the weapon. The local LCB and that of adjoining Morbi district were also involved. Notably, Lance Nayak Ranjit Sukhvinder...Read More

AK 47 of Army Jawan goes missing from running train in Gujarat

August 02, 2018
AK 47 of Army Jawan goes missing from running train in Gujarat

Bhuj: The AK-47 automatic rifle of an army personnel posted in Bhuj Army camp in Gujarat has reportedly been stolen. Lance Nayak Ranjit Sukhvinder Singh from Punjab unit-3 of the camp was traveling from Ahmedabad to Bhuj in Sayajinagri express trains S 9 coach last night. When he got up at around 6 pm this morning he found his bag containing cash and the rifle missing. He has filed an FIR about the incident with GRP in Gandhidham. There were also two dresses, s...Read More

531 km ‘Sea to Rann’ Kayaking cum Cycling expedition of Army concludes successfully

February 27, 2017
531 km ‘Sea to Rann’ Kayaking cum Cycling expedition of Army concludes successfully

Ahmedabad: The 531 km long 'Sea to Rann' Kayaking cum Cycling expedition from Lakhpat to Dhranghadra by the Gujarat based Golden Katar Artillery Brigade of the Army concluded successfully today, Defense spokesperson Wing Commander Abhishek Matiman said. 'An expedition involving kayaking and cycling was organized by Golden Katar Artillery Brigade with an aim of developing leadership traits and inculcating the spirit of adventure. The team comprised of one officer, two Junior Commissioned Offic...Read More

Indian Army will set up R&D Cell at IITGN; MoU inked

December 27, 2016
Indian Army will set up R&D Cell at IITGN; MoU inked

Palaj, Gandhinagar: Indian Army signed an MoU with IITGN on Tuesday (December 27, 2016) for long-term collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) in which the Army will set up a Research and Development (R&D) Cell at IITGN Campus. The research cell will work with the faculty and research students to identify problems and possible solutions for the Indian Army. The agreement will also enable IITGN and Indian Army to collaborate in various other areas including be...Read More

Lt Gen Rawat to be next army chief, Marshal Dhanoa to head IAF

December 18, 2016
Lt Gen Rawat to be next army chief, Marshal Dhanoa to head IAF

New Delhi: The government today appointed vice chief of army staff Lt Gen Bipin Rawat as the new Army chief superseding his two senior officers, while vice chief of air staff Air Marshal B S Dhanoa has been made the new chief of the Indian Air Force. "Government has decided to appoint Lt Gen Bipin Rawat, vice chief of army staff, as the next chief of army staff with effect from afternoon of December 31," the Defence Ministry said in a tweet. It also tweeted that Air Marshal B S Dhanoa wi...Read More

Militant killed in encounter in south Kashmir

November 19, 2016
Militant killed in encounter in south Kashmir

Srinagar: An unidentified militant was today killed in an encounter with security forces in a village in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said. Security forces this evening launched an anti-militancy operation after receiving a tip off about their presence at Begumbagh village in Kakapora area, 25 km from here, a police official said. Hiding militants opened fire on noticing the security forces who retaliated, triggering a gunbattle, he said. One militant was killed in the gunb...Read More

Govt enhances ex-gratia compensation for kin of military personnel

November 18, 2016
Govt enhances ex-gratia compensation for kin of military personnel

New Delhi: The government today said it has enhanced the ex-gratia lump sum compensation being paid to families of military personnel. With effect from January 1 this year, Next of Kin (NoK) in case of death in the course of duties attributable to actions of violence by terrorists etc has been increased to Rs 25 lakh in place of Rs 10 lakh earlier, figures given by Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Lok Sabha said. Similarly, in death occurring during enemy ...Read More

Army to create separate & centralised fund to use donations

October 17, 2016
Army to create separate & centralised fund to use donations

New Delhi: With the rise in number of queries to assist next of kins of battle causalities with monetary assistance, the army has decided to create a separate and centralised fund for such a purpose. "Of late, a large number of philanthropic organisations and individuals have been approaching in a benevolent gesture to assist next of kins of battle causalities with monetary assistance. "Post detailed deliberations, it was decided that donations/contributions would be accepted from such o...Read More

Defence Minister indicates RSS teachings helped him and PM to decide on Surgical strikes

October 17, 2016

Ahmedabad: Defence Minister Mahohar Parrikar today indicated that the teachings of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) could have helped him and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take a strong decision regarding surgical strikes( on the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir based terror launch pads post attack on army base in Uri). Addressing Pravesh-2016 event organized in the Nirma University campus here to make the younger lot aware about the army and its functioning, Mr Parrikar said, “When ...Read More

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