Rahul Singh covers military affairs. He has been a journalist for 18 years.
Articles by Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 11:29 PM IST
- More than 12,000 doses of the vaccine have reached Ladakh of which around 4,000 have been earmarked for armed forces personnel to protect them from Covid-19, the officials said speaking on condition of anonymity.
By Rahul Singh | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 06:47 PM IST
- The army chief said India had given a fitting response to the (Chinese) conspiracy to unilaterally change the status quo in the Ladakh theatre where the Indian Army and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have deployed more than 100,000 combat-ready soldiers and advanced weaponry.
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 11:51 AM IST
In his Army Day address at the Parade Ground in Delhi Cantt, General MM Naravane said the morale of the soldiers deployed in forward areas in the Ladakh sector was higher than the mountains they were defending
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 01:50 AM IST
Defence minister Rajnath Singh calls pact a ‘game changer’ for self-reliance in Indian defence manufacturing.
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 08:01 PM IST
- The 40 LCAs already ordered by the IAF are in the initial operational clearance (IOC) and the more advanced final operational clearance (FOC) configurations. The LCA Mk-1A will come with additional improvements over the FOC aircraft, making it the most advanced Tejas variant so far.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 02:16 AM IST
Naravane said India hoped to reach an agreement with China based on the principles of “mutual and equal security” that would result in disengagement of border troops at friction points and subsequent de-escalation of conflict in the Ladakh theatre.
By Rahul Singh | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 06:54 PM IST
- Hindustan Times reported on Monday that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has moved back at least 10,000 soldiers from depth areas in the Ladakh theatre to rear positions but the PLA’s frontline deployments remain unchanged.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 10:02 PM IST
- The Indian army is closely monitoring the developments in the Ladakh theatre as a re-induction of troops by the PLA in the sector cannot be ruled out.
By Rahul Singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 12:46 AM IST
This is the second time a Chinese soldier has been held by the Indian Army after straying into Indian territory amid the border standoff between the two sides since May last year.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 03:43 PM IST
This is the second time a Chinese soldier has been held by the Indian Army after straying into Indian territory since the border row erupted last May.
By Rahul Singh | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2021 07:41 PM IST
This is the second such incident reported since October last year.
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 06:23 PM IST
Airbus Defence and Space and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) will jointly execute the project to equip the air force with 56 C-295 transport aircraft under the Make-in-India initiative in the aerospace sector.
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 09:45 PM IST
The order - the first defence contract in the New Year - has been placed with a domestic shipyard as part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat campaign to boost self-reliance in the defence sector. The army will begin to accept deliveries of the boats this year.
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 06:53 PM IST
The export version of Akash will be different from the weapon system currently deployed by the Indian armed forces, the defence ministry statement said without specifying the differences in configuration.
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 11:28 PM IST
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 09:33 PM IST
The air chief said the likely reasons for China’s actions along India’s northern borders could include planned escalation and an attempt to establish border claim lines and start border talks on the new positions.
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 04:32 AM IST
At the virtual meeting of the WMCC on border affairs on December 18, India and China agreed that the next round of meeting between senior commanders should be held at an early date for “early and complete disengagement of troops” along the contested Line of Actual Control (LAC).
By Rahul Singh | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 09:25 PM IST
This batch of Rafale fighters will be the third set of deliveries of the French-origin aircraft to the Indian Air Force.
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 04:50 AM IST
The Indian Army has perfected its mountain warfare drills over decades and its soldiers possess the tenacity and resilience to overcome the toughest challenges that extreme altitudes pose, said a second official.
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 08:44 PM IST
The two leased MQ-9B SeaGuardian UAVs arrived in India in early November and began undertaking missions last week, say officials.
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 08:52 AM IST
The spin flight testing of the much-delayed Sitara intermediate jet trainer -- or the HJT-36 single-engine aircraft -- is being seen as a developmental milestone even though there is no indication from IAF about a possible order
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 09:14 PM IST
The spin flight testing of the much-delayed jet trainer is being seen as a developmental milestone even though there is no indication from the IAF about a possible order.
By Rahul Singh and Sunetra Choudhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2020 06:42 AM IST
The two pilot officers were commissioned as military pilots in Sri Lanka earlier this week, a year after they completed a crucial part of their flying training at the Dundigal-based Air Force Academy near Hyderabad in 2018-19.
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2020 05:27 AM IST
Temperatures in some pockets where the Indian Army is holding posts can dip to minus-40 degrees Celsius, with remote high-altitude areas also likely to receive up to 40 feet of snow during peak winter.
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 06:16 PM IST
Temperatures in some places held by the Indian Army can dip to minus 40 degrees Celsius, with the super high-altitude areas also likely to receive several feet of snow during the peak of winters
By Rahul Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2020 07:14 AM IST
The second phase of Malabar naval drills — to be conducted from November 17 to 20 — will be more elaborate and complex than the first one as it will involve the participation of Indian and American aircraft carriers.
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 12:42 AM IST
This comes a day after the government announced that Delhi will get hundreds more of intensive care unit (ICU) beds for Covid-19 patients, testing for the infection doubled, and doctors from central paramilitary forces flown in.
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 11:56 PM IST
The exercise is being conducted at a time when India and China are locked in a border row in the Ladakh sector and talks to reduce military tensions remain deadlocked.
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2020 08:31 PM IST
The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Covid Hospital will now have a total of 500 ICU beds by Friday.
By Rahul Singh and Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 01:14 AM IST
The heavy exchange of fire — triggered by ceasefire violations by the Pakistani army on the eve of Diwali — has turned the spotlight on the LoC at a time when Indian and Chinese forces are locked in a border dispute along the contested Line of Actual Control (LAC)