Armed Forces

Commandos of Special Operations Division wargaming towards integration

A senior government official said, 'Integration exercises of the commandos are going on to develop common operational procedures.'

published on : 17th September 2021

IAF chief meets his UAE counterpart, discusses measures to strengthen ties between two forces

Air Chief Marshal Bhadauri's visit to the UAE comes nearly eight months after Chief of Army Staff Gen MM Naravane travelled to that country.

published on : 2nd August 2021

Jointness of three armed forces important amid changing nature of war: Navy chief Karambir Singh

The Navy chief said that the armed forces are seeing landmark defence reforms with the establishment of Department of Military Affairs, institution of Chief of Defence Staff and theatre of commands.

published on : 29th May 2021

India to shortly deploy new Israeli Heron drones in Ladakh, LAC sector

The drones arriving shortly are more advanced than the Herons in the existing inventory and their anti-jamming capability is much better than their previous versions, the sources said.

published on : 26th May 2021

Armed Forces focusing on managing medical personnel for Covid care facilities

MoD has also granted extension to the Short Service Commissioned doctors of AFMS till December 31, 2021 which has augmented the strength by 238 more doctors.  

published on : 16th May 2021

Military put on standby as Cyclone Tauktae likely to intensify within hours

The IAF has kept 16 transport aircraft and 18 helicopters on operation readiness in peninsular India in the wake of the cyclone.

published on : 15th May 2021

Defence Ministry okays recruitment of 400 retired doctors of armed forces for COVID duty

The order says fixed monthly lump sum amount will be admissible by deducting the basic pension from the salary drawn at the time of retirement plus specialist pay wherever applicable.

published on : 9th May 2021

COVID-19: Rajnath Singh grants emergency financial powers to armed forces to set up health facilities

Under these powers, vice chiefs of armed forces will be able to clear procurement proposals, officials said.

published on : 30th April 2021

Turn all armed forces hospitals into Covid Care Centres: Pralhad Joshi urges Rajnath

“The positivity rate in the state is almost 22 per cent and almost all hospitals are overwhelmed with patients, he stated.

published on : 30th April 2021

Talk to Armed Forces for oxygen beds: HC to govt

Similarly, the court directed the State Government and BBMP to contact the South Western Railway to take over the beds available with the Railways in Bengaluru, Mysuru and Hubballi.

published on : 30th April 2021

PM Modi reviews preparations by Armed Forces to assist in COVID management

PM Modi also reviewed the operations being undertaken by IAF to transport oxygen and other essentials in India and abroad.

published on : 26th April 2021

Armed forces recall retired medical staff to work to battle Covid-19 pandemic in India

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat also said they are creating medical facilities in large numbers and military medical infrastructure will be made available to civilians, where ever possible.

published on : 26th April 2021

AFMS deploys additional health professionals at SVP COVID hospital in Delhi

When the SVP facility was reopened for COVID-19 patients on April 19 in Delhi, its 250 beds were occupied within two hours, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday.

published on : 24th April 2021

Rajnath Singh reviews COVID-19 situation, Ministry of Defence increases its efforts to handle crisis

The IAF has also been transporting essential medicines as well as equipment required by the designated COVID hospitals in various parts of the country.

published on : 24th April 2021

Covid-19: Defence ministry grants emergency financial powers to military medical officials

As per the order, delegated DGsMS (Army/Navy/Air Force) will have financial powers up to Rs 5 crore.

published on : 23rd April 2021
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