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Army Activities as run up to Independence Day Celebrations

Army Activities as run up to Independence Day Celebrations

As a run up to the Independence Day Celebrations 2015, the Army  Pipe and Drum Bands have been performing  in various locations in Delhi, commencing with a display at  India Gate on 05 Aug 2015. Patriotic martial tunes were played in keeping with the solemnity of the occasion. Similar Band Displays are also planned at 113 locations across the country. The final display would again be  at India Gate on 12 Aug from 6.30 PM to 7.30 PM and is open to public.

Patriotic fervor amongst students reached crescendo during performance by Indian Army Band

Patriotic fervor amongst students reached crescendo during performance by Indian Army Band

The “Pipes and Drums Band” from 27 Madras Regiment, 9 Garhwal Regiment and 3/5 Gorkha Rifles performed at the Amity University with an aim to connect the armed forces with the masses and to motivate the youth to join the forces

The occasion provided the students a unique opportunity to listen to Marshal Tunes and music of unique dimensions. The Band won wide acclaim for their musical virtuoso, well synchronized moves, swiftness and agility.

Captain Prem Kumar Patil will be cremated in Vapi

Captain Prem Kumar Patil will be cremated in Vapi

The body of Captain Prem Kumar Patil, 28, who died in Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir two days ago during patrol duty, was brought to Vapi in Valsad district on Sunday. The cremation would take place on Tuesday in the presence of the late Indian Army officer’s family members, including a brother who is expected to arrive from Canada.

Lt General Balwant Singh Negi takes over as Indian Military Academy Commandant

Lt General Balwant Singh Negi takes over as Indian Military Academy Commandant

DEHRADUN: Lt Gen Balwant Singh Negi today took over as the Commandant of the prestigious Indian Military Academy.

He succeeds Lt Gen Manvender Singh who retired in May this year, an IMA release here said.

How Army hopes to winterproof Line of Control, shut out infiltrators

How Army hopes to winterproof Line of Control, shut out infiltrators

The existing fence consists of three rows of angle iron pickets that hold up coils of concertina wire. The height of this double-row fence varies between 2.4 m and 3.2 m.

The Army will begin constructing a new fence on the Line of Control this year, which it says will not collapse under the weight of snow in winter — thus addressing one of the biggest problems in tackling infiltration. The new, 350-km fence, to be built over three years, will be integrated with high-tech surveillance devices.

Indian Army celebrates 274th anniversary of Colachel battle

Indian Army celebrates 274th anniversary of Colachel battle

The Indian Army today celebrated 274th anniversary of the Colachel battle at a colourful fuction at the Colachal War Memorial in Kanyakumari District. Brigadier Samir Salunke, Station Commander, Pangode Military Station, Thiruvananthapuram was the Chief Guest for the event, an official release said here.

Nearly 2,000 animals ‘disposed of’ by Indian Army in three years

Nearly 2,000 animals ‘disposed of’ by Indian Army in three years

Nearly 2,000 horses, dogs and mules have been ‘disposed of’ by the army in the last three years. In a written reply to a query in Lok Sabha, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said disposal of animals is done in accordance with regulations for the army. Asked how many animals have been disposed of in the last three years, including 2015, he said, “1,989”.

Four steps taken by government to address Indian Army’s ammunition shortage

Four steps taken by government to address Indian Army’s ammunition shortage

Acknowledging that the Indian Army is short of critical ammunition, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said the government has taken steps to mitigate the deficiencies. “The government has taken into consideration the deficiencies in some of the critical ammunition on priority and has also taken effective steps to mitigate the deficiencies to ensure desired level of operational-preparedness commensurate to threat perception in a dynamic strategic scenario,” Parrikar said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

Myanmar deploys more army along border with India

Myanmar deploys more army along border with India

Myanmar has deployed an additional brigade comprising around 6,000 men and officers along the border with India, apparently to prevent any more surgical strikes by the Indian Army inside its territory, The Hindu newspaper quoted senior Indian government official as saying.

Army chief says India won’t allow another Kargil

Army chief says India won’t allow another Kargil

Sixteen years after Pakistan sprang a surprise on the Indian Army and triggered a war in the mountains of Kargil, army chief General Dalbir Singh on Friday said India had reinforced its security architecture significantly to avert a repeat of 1999. Singh said, “We have beefed up our capabilities and deployments in a big way over the years. A repeat of that episode is not possible.”

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