Army chief General Bipin Rawat’s comments are significant against the backdrop of escalating military tensions between India and Pakistan following the February 26 bombing of a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror base in Balakot by the Indian Air Force. read more
General Raymond Thomas, the Commander of the US Special Operations Command, met Army Chief general Bipin Rawat, during which the two officers discussed Pakistan’s “continued support to terrorism”. read more
The Indian Army is creating two new positions in its headquarters for strengthening its vigilance set up and monitoring human rights-related matters as part of an overarching plan to restructure the force, two officials on condition of anonymity said... read more
Close proximity security of the chiefs of Air Staff and Naval Staff will continue to be given by the commandos of the respective forces, and the peripheral security will be given by the central and state security agencies. read more
Army chief General Bipin Rawat flew the Tejas fighter jet during the Aero India 2019 show in Bengaluru. The Army chief described the Made-In-India combat jet as a ‘wonderful aircraft’ that will enhance the firepower of the Indian Air Force. General Rawat occupied the seat behind the pilot in the two-seater trainer variant of the Tejas, an indigenously built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) and took to the skies above Yelahanka Air Force Station. (Hindustan Times)read more
Indian Air Force’s Sukhoi aircraft, flanked by a Jaguar and an LCA Tejas formed the ‘missing man’ formation (which leaves space for one aircraft) on the inaugural day of Aero India 2019, as a tribute to Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi, who lost his life in a mid-air collision during rehearsals in a Surya Kiran Acrobatics Team aircraft on Tuesday. The show kicked off at Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
Indian Air Force’s exercise Vayu-Shakti 2019 took place at Pokhran Range in Rajasthan. The demonstration showcased the proficiency of the Guard Commando Force. The Guard Commando Force specialises in offensive operations. Air Chief Marshal Birendra Singh Dhanoa & Army Chief General Bipin Rawat attended the exercise. During the exercise the IAF’s combat machines displayed massive firepower. (Hindustan Times)read more
The chief of the Indian Army, Gen Bipin Rawat, on Wednesday said that his Pakistani counterpart Gen. Qamar Bajwa will have to make any approach for talks only through the Indian government, dismissing reports that an overture was made to him by the Pakistan... read more
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat while attending the valedictorian session of the ‘National Conference on Self Reliance in Defence Manufacturing Edition 2.0’, addressed the issue of ‘disputed borders’. He said that it is difficult to see peace on horizon in the near future. He also said the advent of ‘non-contact’ warfare and that it is imminent in the near future. (Hindustan Times)read more
A contingent of the Madras regiment of the Indian Army marches during the Army Day parade, at Cariappa Parade Ground, in New Delhi. Observed on January 15, Army Day marks the official handing over of the charge to then Lieutenant General K M Cariappa as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army.