Indian Army chief General Vijay Kumar Singh Wednesday said there were about 4,000 Chinese workers, including some of its army engineers, in Pakistani Kashmir, an issue that has caused tension in ties between New Delhi and Beijing.
The Bhopal-based 21 Corps will carry out the winter exercise that will go on for two months till the middle of December.
The Indian Army has sought repatriation of the Director General of the Assam Rifles, Lieutenant General Rameshwar Roy for an inquiry into allegations of misuse of regimental funds by expenditure on his wife’s clothing, hair dressing and other gifts.
An Indian Army team of stunt motorcyclists displayed their skills outside India for the first time, ever, on the occasion of Military Naadam, which commemorates the Mongolian Ministry of Defense Centennial..
Seeking to expand India’s defense ties with Mongolia, army chief General Vijay Kumar Singh Tuesday left for Ulan Bator on a three-day visit, during which he will interact with the security and political top brass of the Central Asian country.
The Indian Army Sunday said the defense ministry’s ruling that General Vijay Kumar Singh’s year of birth should be 1950 was based on records of the Military Secretary’s branch, which had no jurisdictional authority on the matter.
Pakistani troops resorted to firing and violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir five times in June and July, Defense Minister Arackaparambil Kurian Antony said Wednesday.
Rashtriya Rifles’ Delta Force commander Major General Gurmeet Singh, responsible for anti-insurgency operations in Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban areas of Jammu and Kashmir, will head the eight-member delegation that will tour Beijing and Urumqi in Xinjiang province in western China.
The Bhopal-based 21 Corps will be the formation that will be exercising in the Rajasthan desert sometime in October-December, according to sources at Army Headquarters.
“It (Suez Canal) is a really significant issue. We as military men and anybody worth their salt should be talking about it. It is a serious issue. I can see doomsday scenarios,” Admiral Stanhope, who is on a five-day visit to India, told a group of Indian journalists here.