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Army chief meets South Korean brass to bolster military ties

This is Naravane’s fifth visit to a foreign country during the Covid-19 pandemic after Myanmar, Nepal, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
File photo: Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane.(ANI)
File photo: Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 28, 2020 08:31 PM IST
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Army chief visits India-Pak border in Jammu, reviews security scenario

General Naravane will fly to Pathankot later in the day, an officer said.
File photo: Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane.(R Raveendran)
File photo: Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane.(R Raveendran)
Updated on Jul 13, 2020 01:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu | ByRavi Krishnan Khajuria | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

‘Situation along our borders with China is under control’: Army chief Naravane

Chief Naravane said that through the continued dialogue, it is hoped that all perceived differences between India and China will be set to rest.
Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane .(ANI)
Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane .(ANI)
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 11:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Amid lockdown, army chief to visit Kashmir for security review

This will be the army chief’s first visit to a forward area after the lockdown was imposed to halt the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), he said, adding that the chief will be accompanied by minimum staff. He will return to Delhi on Friday.
The neighbouring army has carried out more ceasefire violations during January-March this year compared to the corresponding periods of the previous two years.(ANI)
The neighbouring army has carried out more ceasefire violations during January-March this year compared to the corresponding periods of the previous two years.(ANI)
Updated on Apr 17, 2020 01:45 PM IST
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‘Escalation doesn’t always lead to war’: Army chief on Balakot strikes

He also said that rise of non-state actors like terrorists demands that victory in war is formulated in a nuanced manner.
Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane during the foundation stone laying ceremony of the 'Thal Sena Bhawan' in New Delhi, on February 21.(PTI Photo)
Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane during the foundation stone laying ceremony of the 'Thal Sena Bhawan' in New Delhi, on February 21.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Mar 04, 2020 11:31 AM IST
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Theatre Commands may not happen in 3 years: Army chief General Naravane

Gen Naravane, who took over as the 28th Army Chief on December 31, said Indian Army is “well geared to tackle any eventuality” amid “unsuccessful infiltration bids” by terrorists from Pakistan.
Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, on Thursday said theatre commands may not be operationalised by 2022
Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, on Thursday said theatre commands may not be operationalised by 2022
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 10:45 AM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times: ‘Abrogation of Article 370 a historic step,’ says Army chief and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at this hour. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Army chief Gen M M Naravane during Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Army chief Gen M M Naravane during Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jan 15, 2020 12:51 PM IST
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‘Abrogation of Article 370 a historic step,’ says Army chief

The armed forces have a “zero tolerance against terrorism”, Army chief Gen M M Naravane said in his address at the 72nd Army Day function in the Cariappa Parade Ground.
Army chief Gen M M Naravane during Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Army chief Gen M M Naravane during Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jan 15, 2020 12:21 PM IST
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Army chief tells soldiers to remain vigilant along border

In an address broadcast on All India Radio on the eve of Army Day, Army chief General MM Naravane asked soldiers posted in Siachen and along the India-Pakistan border to remain vigilant at all times.
Chief of the Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Chief of the Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 15, 2020 07:27 AM IST
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HT Editorial| Indian Army Chief: Starting on the right note

The new Indian Army chief, General MM Naravane’s emphasis on the Constitution is welcome
Put it all together, and General Naravane came across as a clear, articulate thinker, committed to the Constitution(ANI)
Put it all together, and General Naravane came across as a clear, articulate thinker, committed to the Constitution(ANI)
Published on Jan 12, 2020 07:35 PM IST
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Peace returning to Jammu and Kashmir after Article 370: Army chief

General Naravane is expected to visit the Siachen glacier next week on his first outstation tour after becoming the army chief on December 31.
Vendor waiting for customers during a cold day in Srinagar.(ANI PHOTO)
Vendor waiting for customers during a cold day in Srinagar.(ANI PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 04, 2020 07:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRahul Singh

Army chief sparks controversy with remarks on civilian protest

The comments by the general, set to retire on December 31 and widely expected to be named India’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), drew sharp criticism from Opposition leaders and also senior retired officers though most of the latter did not want to come on record.
Chief of Army Staff Gen Bipin Singh Rawat during the launch of the Atal Bhujal Yojana, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Chief of Army Staff Gen Bipin Singh Rawat during the launch of the Atal Bhujal Yojana, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Dec 26, 2019 11:29 PM IST
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Army chief designate Manoj Naravane says real spy world not like ‘James Bond, guns, girls’

The armed forces owe intelligence agencies for their contribution to the nation’s security, said Army chief-designate Lieutenant General Manoj Naravane.
Manoj Mukund Naravane, Vice chief of Army staff, during the launch of Gentleman Spymaster in Pune on December 21, 2019. (Photo by Shankar Narayan/HT)
Manoj Mukund Naravane, Vice chief of Army staff, during the launch of Gentleman Spymaster in Pune on December 21, 2019. (Photo by Shankar Narayan/HT)
Updated on Aug 10, 2020 12:40 AM IST
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Lt Gen MM Naravane, India’s next Army Chief is a China expert: 6 Points

Lt Gen Naravane takes over as the Army Chief at a time when the biggest exercise in independent India’s history to restructure the force is underway.
Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane who will be the next Chief of Army Staff helming the 1.3 million-strong force.(PTI Photo)
Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane who will be the next Chief of Army Staff helming the 1.3 million-strong force.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2020 10:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRahul Singh

‘J&K move timed to avoid fresh violence, checkmate Pak’: Army chief Bipin Rawat

FATF, a multilateral watchdog, placed Pakistan on its “grey list” in June 2018 for failing to counter fund-raising by terror groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).
Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat visited troops on the Line of Control to review prevailing situation and operational readiness of the units of White Knight Corps. The army chief said he was offering a peaceful gesture towards the terrorists and appealed them to stop the bloodshed.(ANI Photo)
Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat visited troops on the Line of Control to review prevailing situation and operational readiness of the units of White Knight Corps. The army chief said he was offering a peaceful gesture towards the terrorists and appealed them to stop the bloodshed.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2020 02:00 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHarinder Baweja

Army Chief to review security in J-K today, his first visit after Art 370 repeal

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has also stressed that normalcy is returning to the Valley.
Ever since the government announced its move on Article 370, the top brass of the Army has frequently undertaken visits to the Valley to review the security situation.(PTI image)
Ever since the government announced its move on Article 370, the top brass of the Army has frequently undertaken visits to the Valley to review the security situation.(PTI image)
Updated on Aug 30, 2019 11:39 AM IST
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Pakistan may instigate violence in J&K, says Army chief

On August 5, the Modi government stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its special status and divided the state into two separate Union Territories.
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat with army officers in Baramulla district on August 1, 2019.(ANI file)
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat with army officers in Baramulla district on August 1, 2019.(ANI file)
Updated on Jun 22, 2020 09:12 PM IST
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New Delhi | BySudhi Ranjan Sen

Kargil Vijay Diwas 20th Anniversary: ‘Kargil was a big misadventure undertaken by Pakistan’, says Army chief

Kargil Vijay Diwas 20th Anniversary: The Indian Army chief, General Bipin Rawat, also said Pakistan should never attempt that the infiltration was decreasing because of the Army’s actions.
Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said Kargil was a big misadventure undertaken by Pakistan.
Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said Kargil was a big misadventure undertaken by Pakistan.
Updated on Jul 26, 2019 04:58 AM IST
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Kargil Vijay Diwas 20th Anniversary: ‘Kargil was a big misadventure undertaken by Pakistan’, says Army chief

Kargil Vijay Diwas 20th Anniversary: The Indian Army chief, General Bipin Rawat, also said Pakistan should never attempt that the infiltration was decreasing because of the Army’s actions.
Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said Kargil was a big misadventure undertaken by Pakistan.
Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said Kargil was a big misadventure undertaken by Pakistan.
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 11:26 PM IST
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Indian Army responds to MS Dhoni’s request of training with Parachute regiment for 2 months - Reports

The Army, however, will not allow Dhoni, who holds an honorary post of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army, to be part of any active operation, sources mentioned.
Army Chief Bipin Rawat and MS Dhoni(HT Collage)
Army Chief Bipin Rawat and MS Dhoni(HT Collage)
Updated on Jul 22, 2019 01:57 PM IST
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Not intrusion, says army chief on Chinese soldiers entering Ladakh’s Demchok

On July 6, Chinese in civilian clothes approached Line of Actual Control - the disputed de facto border between India and China - and objected to locals celebrating the Dalai Lama’s birthday.
Chief of Army General Bipin Rawat told reporters that the Chinese civilians who entered the Demchok area on July 6 to oppose the birthday celebration of Dalai Lama were “accompanied” by Chinese soldiers.(Vipin KUmar/HT PHOTO)
Chief of Army General Bipin Rawat told reporters that the Chinese civilians who entered the Demchok area on July 6 to oppose the birthday celebration of Dalai Lama were “accompanied” by Chinese soldiers.(Vipin KUmar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 13, 2019 04:28 PM IST
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New Delhi | BySudhi Ranjan Sen

Pakistan will not dare attempt Kargil-like infiltration in coming years: Army chief

Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat also released a video of a special tribute song, penned by Bollywood lyricist Sameer, dedicated to Kargil heroes.
He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event to commemorate 20 years of Operation Vijay, India’s limited war against Pakistan in Kargil.(PTI File Photo)
He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event to commemorate 20 years of Operation Vijay, India’s limited war against Pakistan in Kargil.(PTI File Photo)
Published on Jul 05, 2019 02:57 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trusty of India

Ethiopian army chief, regional president killed in unrest: PM Abiy’s office

The latest unrest in the Horn of Africa nation flared on Saturday afternoon in Amhara, one of nine autonomous regions, when a “hit squad” attacked a meeting of top officials, Abiy’s office said Sunday.
Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy announced there had been an attempted coup in Amhara’s capital Bahir Dar.(AFP FILE)
Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy announced there had been an attempted coup in Amhara’s capital Bahir Dar.(AFP FILE)
Updated on Jun 23, 2019 03:31 PM IST
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For good ties with India, Pakistan must become secular, act against terror: Army chief

The army chief reiterated India’s stand that talks and terror can’t go together and the neighbouring country must take action on the ground against terror groups if it wanted peace with India.
Pune: Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat reviews during the passing out parade of the 135th course of the National Defence Academy (NDA), in Pune, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Pune: Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat reviews during the passing out parade of the 135th course of the National Defence Academy (NDA), in Pune, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Updated on Nov 30, 2018 07:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNadeem Inamdar

Bid to revive insurgency in Punjab through ‘external linkages’: Army chief Bipin Rawat

Attempts are being made through “external linkages” to “revive insurgency” in Punjab and if early action is not taken, it will be too late, Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat Saturday said.
Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat on Saturday said attempts are being made through ‘external linkages’ to ‘revive insurgency’ in Punjab.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat on Saturday said attempts are being made through ‘external linkages’ to ‘revive insurgency’ in Punjab.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 03, 2018 06:05 PM IST
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Indian Army to cut 150,000 jobs as force plans to go ‘lean and mean’

The troop reduction is likely to be achieved through revamping different verticals including directorates at the army HQs, logistics units, communications establishments, repair facilities and other administrative and support areas.
In August 2017, the government announced an extensive restructuring of the army to redeploy 57,000 soldiers in combat roles to sharpen the force’s fighting edge.(AP File Photo)
In August 2017, the government announced an extensive restructuring of the army to redeploy 57,000 soldiers in combat roles to sharpen the force’s fighting edge.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Sep 10, 2018 07:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRahul Singh

Army chief Bipin Rawat blames terrorists for end of Ramzan ceasefire in Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir was put under Governor’s rule on Wednesday after the BJP pulled out of its alliance with the PDP and chief minister Mehbooba Mufti resigned.
Army soldiers near the site of an encounter in Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir.(HT File Photo)
Army soldiers near the site of an encounter in Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 20, 2018 04:50 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAgencies

Strict action if guilty, says Army chief after Major Gogoi is detained at Kashmir hotel with woman

The woman and a local got into an altercation with the hotel staff after they asked to go up to Major Leetul Gogoi’s room, in Srinagar.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat was in south Kashmir's Pahalgham to review the situation with formation commanders after the unilateral ceasefire announced by the Centre.(PTI File Photo)
Army chief General Bipin Rawat was in south Kashmir's Pahalgham to review the situation with formation commanders after the unilateral ceasefire announced by the Centre.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 25, 2018 02:39 PM IST
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