Army chief

In a first, 20 African armed forces chiefs to visit India

Indian participants will include senior officials from the Ministries of Defence and External Affairs besides the Service HQ. Senior veterans will also attend the conclave.

published on : 18th March 2023

Situation along Northern border stable but unpredictable: Army Chief Manoj Pande

The situation is stable and under control, but unpredictable. Gen Pande said, adding adequate deployment of troops have been made along the LAC to deal with any challenge.

published on : 12th January 2023

Pakistan names former spymaster as new army chief

The powerful Army, which has ruled Pakistan for more than half of its 75-plus years of existence, has hitherto wielded considerable power in matters of security and foreign policy.

published on : 24th November 2022

Delay in new army chief's appointment creates confusion in Pakistan

The appointment of a successor to Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who is set to retire on November 29, is an administrative matter.

published on : 18th November 2022

No reduction of Chinese troops at LAC, says Army chief on Ladakh standoff

On China's infra development along the LAC in eastern Ladakh, the Army Chief said it is going on "unabated" and that they are constructing helipads, airfields and roads right up to the passes.

published on : 13th November 2022

Army Chief General Manoj Pande leaves for France on 4-day visit

General Pande will hold extensive talks with the top military brass of France including the Chief of the Defence Staff, the Chief of the Army Staff and the Commander of the Land Combat Forces.

published on : 13th November 2022

Decision on next Pakistan Army chief being made in London, says Imran Khan

Criticizing Pakistan's PM for consulting PML-N supremo Nawaz, Khan said that he went to a house "made of stolen money" to meet a "convict" in London.

published on : 13th November 2022

Pakistan Army chief meets with US defence secretary, NSA; discusses bilateral cooperation

America's engagement with Pakistan, in particular with its military, has increased in recent months. Last month, the US announced a USD450 million F-16 fighter jet sustenance package for Pakistan.

published on : 5th October 2022

Pakistan PM Sharif will appoint new Army chief in November: Defence Minister Asif

Army chief General Javed Bajwa, 61, would retire on November 29 and his successor is expected to be announced by the Prime Minister who is legally authorised to appoint the army chief.

published on : 17th September 2022

Imran Khan's proposal to defer appointment of new Army chief shows his desperation: Pakistan

"On one side, Khan is attacking the military establishment and on the other hand, he wants to open the doors of negotiations or dialogue as well," Pakistan Defence Minister said. 

published on : 13th September 2022

'Disengagement process in Gogra-Hotsprings area going as per schedule': Army chief on LAC standoff

The External Affairs Ministry had said on September 9 that the disengagement process will be completed by September 12.

published on : 12th September 2022

Army chief Manoj Pande flies in IAF's Apache attack helicopter in Ladakh

Gen Pande's visit assumes significance as the Indian and Chinese armies announced on Thursday that they had begun to disengage from Patrolling Point 15 in the Gogra-Hotsprings area of eastern Ladakh.

published on : 11th September 2022

General Pande to be conferred Army Chief’s rank in Nepal

Army Chief to visit neighbouring country between September 4 & 8

published on : 2nd September 2022

Army Chief begins Bhutan visit days after satellite images showed Chinese activity

New satellite images recently emerged showing China constructing a village East of the Doklam plateau on the Bhutanese side, a region that is considered important for India's strategic interest.

published on : 29th July 2022

Kartarpur Corridor shows Pakistan's 'unwavering commitment' towards religious freedom: Pak Army chief 

General Qamar Javed Bajwa made the comment amidst frequent attacks on the minority communities, including targeted killings of Sikhs, in the Muslim-majority country.

published on : 29th June 2022

Be torchbearers of change: Army Chief Manoj Pande

He was the Reviewing Officer (RE) of the 165 flight cadets at the Combined Graduation Parade (CGP) of Number 209 course which was held at the Air Force Academy in Dundigal on Saturday.

published on : 19th June 2022

Army chief visits forward areas in eastern Ladakh

Gen Pande's visit to Ladakh came days after he said China's intention has been to keep "alive" the overall boundary question with India though it remains the "basic" issue between the two countries.

published on : 14th May 2022

Constitutional amendments will not solve Sri Lanka's crises, need change in political culture: Ex-Army chief

The move by the SJB came in the backdrop of massive protests demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his Sri Lanka Podujana (Peramuna)-led government over the crisis.

published on : 22nd April 2022

In a veiled attack, Imran Khan blames Pakistan Army chief Bajwa for his ouster

Imran Khan has alleged that 'some elements' in the powerful establishment who indulged in 'bad practices' were responsible for his unceremonious ouster from power.

published on : 21st April 2022

Lt Gen Manoj Pande to be next chief of Indian Army, first engineer to get top post

In his distinguished 39-year military career, he held important and challenging command and staff appointments in different operational environments

published on : 18th April 2022
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