The government on Thursday night raised the upper age limit for recruitment under the 'Agnipath' scheme to 23 years from 21 for 2022 amid widespread protest against the new model for enrolment of soldiers into the three services.
The Indian Army chief said, "Geopolitical situation is changing fast. We have multiple challenges ahead of us."
Gen Manoj Pande took charge as the 29th Chief of the Army Staff on Saturday after incumbent Gen MM Naravane retired from service.
He also said that the "biggest lesson that we can learn from the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war is that India needs to be ready to fight future wars with indigenous weapons."
Gen Naravane said the developments in Afghanistan have again brought to focus the use of proxies and non-state actors to decisive effect.
Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane On Northern Borders & China
The Chief of Army Staff said the force has been cooperating fully with the SIT and both the probe teams are taking the statements from a cross-section of people that will help in having a greater understanding of what has happened.
The Chief of Army Staff also referred to upgradation and development of infrastructure along Northern borders, saying the initiative has been undertaken in a holistic and comprehensive manner.
The current border standoff between the Indian and Chinese armies erupted in May last year following a violent clash in the Pangong lake area.
New Delhi: The transgression incident in Arunachal Pradesh, where Chinese workers entered Indian territory constructing a track, has been resolved, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Monday. He also said that there was a major reduction in the number of Chinese troops in the Doklam area. Speaking on the sidelines of an event here, […]
New Delhi: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday indicated Indian forces will retaliate following the mutilation of the bodies of two soldiers by Pakistan but declined to specify details. “You are asking for a future plan. The Army never gives out future plan. It is said only after it is executed,” he told reporters […]
New Delhi: Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh on Friday urged the Congress and other opposition parties to refrain from criticising Army chief General Bipin Rawat for warning Kashmiri protesters. “I think regardless of our political affiliations, it is to be understood that politcking in the name of sceurity forces is ultimatley going […]
Dhamupur (UP): Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat on Sunday unveiled a memorial of 1965 Indo-Pak war hero Abdul Hamid here in Ghazipur district and felicitated the widow of the soldier who was awarded Param Vir Chakra, the highest wartime gallantry medal. On the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of his supreme sacrifice, Gen. Rawat and […]
New Delhi: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday dismissed there was any incursion on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Demchok area of Ladakh and said the issue had been sorted out in a flag meeting. Talking to media on the sidelines of an event, General Rawat said: “The issue was raised in […]
Srinagar: Security forces have recovered a Pakistan-made mine and a huge cache of arms from along the Amarnath Yatra route, the Army said on Friday. Searches were launched along the pilgrimage route after specific intelligence that Pakistan-based terrorists might target the Yatra using improvised explosive devices and attack pilgrims, Lt Gen Sarabjit Singh Dhillon said […]