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.
The Indian Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Vijay Kumar Singh will visit Nepal on Monday on a four-day trip where, as is traditional, he will be commissioned an honorary rank of General of the Nepalese Army at a special investiture ceremony by Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav.
The Indian Army observed its 63rd Infantry Day in New Delhi on Wednesday, commemorating the landing of the first infantry in Srinagar in 1947, after Maharaja Hari Singh of Jammu and Kashmir signed the Instrument of Accession, acceding the kingdom to independent India, after Pakistani irregular forces invaded the kingdom.
Vice Admiral TSG Samarasinghe, Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy is in India on a week-long visit.
The President of India, Pratibha Deisngh Patil will present colors to five T-90 regiments of the White Tiger Armored Division in Babina later this month.