17 Years After Kargil, Army Only Has Ammo For Two Weeks’ Fight

Time as they say, flies. In a little over two weeks, the nation will observe the 17th anniversary of the Kargil war. The bugles will sound, the customary wreaths will be placed, salutations will be made in memory of more than 500 dead. Something else hasn’t changed: The shortage of ammunition! That the army has … Read more

Massive ammunition depot fire in Maharashtra kill 17 Army personnel

A fire at one of India’s largest military ammunition depots Tuesday killed at least 17 people and injured scores more, officials said, as footage showed flames lighting up the night sky. The blaze broke out overnight at the high security depot stockpiling tonnes of weapons and ammunition near the city of Nagpur in central India. … Read more

Indian Army launches an offensive Against Militants In Manipur After Six Jawans Were Martyred

Army Reportedly Launches Offensive Against Militants In Manipur After Six Jawans Were Martyred Reports are doing the rounds that the Indian Army, in order to avenge the killing of 6 Assam riffles jawans by militants near Indo-Myanmar border in Manipur, launched an offensive and destroyed some rebel makeshift camps near the border. According to reports … Read more

Weapons Used by Para Commandos

Para Commandos are a special forces unit of the Indian Army. Formed in 1966, the Para Commandos are the largest and most important part of the Special Forces of India. They are a part of the highly-trained Parachute Regiment of the Indian Army and, generally, all the Para-Commando personnel are selected from it. Do you … Read more

Weapons used used by Indian Army in Combat

When we talk of Army,The first thing that comes in our mind is Guns.These projectile firing Metal objects have been with us since 1000 AD. Have you ever wondered which Gun does the Indian Army use ? Being the Third Largest and the strongest Army,Indian Army uses a range of Guns for its Men. The … Read more

The First Responders of 26/11 – MARCOS

Eight years ago, ten heavily armed terrorists from the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) nearly set India and Pakistan on the brink of war. Using a stealthy, seaborne insertion tactic pioneered by Palestinian terrorists decades ago, the military-style assault on Mumbai achieved its initial objective: complete surprise. It was the world’s first hybrid terrorist attack — a deadly witches’ brew … Read more

Indian Army Tales may be added to School Textbooks

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Sahitya Academy award winning author Datta D Naik has submitted a proposal to the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to permit a group of Sahitya Academy award winning writers from across India to spend time at the military bases and interview the armed personnel about their experiences (within the framework of secrecy constraints). Naik told media … Read more

10 Reasons why Indian Army prefer Maruti Gypsy over any other SUV

It’s not hard to fathom why the Gypsy isn’t really popular amongst the civilians. It’s uncomfortable, is devoid of air-conditioner, power window, power steering and lacks even the basic fitments of any modern day SUV.  On the contrary, it’s still the only SUV that ‘actually does’ what it was built for—off-roading. Inducted in the army … Read more

New Selection Process for Candidates willing to Join Indian Armed Forces as Officers

Indian armed forces are trying out a new system of officer selection to bring the selection process in tune with the changing job requirement of a modern military officer, while allowing them to better assess the newer generation of aspirants. The new selection system, once approved, will be implemented from 2019. The existing Services Selection … Read more

Multi Caliber Individual Weapon System..Meeting the needs of Future Soldiers

DRDO and ARDE have been working on developing a new Assault Rifle for the Indian Armed Forces.The Indian Armed Forces specially the Indian Army is not quite satisfied with the performance of Indigiously developed INSAS Assault Rifle. INSAS which has been in service with the Indian Armed Forces from the times of Kargil War (1999) … Read more

A Glimpse of Special Forces(Commando) Training of Indian Army

 Tough times don’t last, but tough people do, that is the motto with which a commando starts his training. A good commando has to be a good human being first, possessing qualities like top class character, compassion, courage, competence, commitment and finally charisma.He should be able to do what no one can,think something never thought … Read more

Reason behind different Salutes in the Indian Armed Forces?

A salute is a gesture of respect and trust among soldiers which encourages a pride in their ever-shining uniforms while at the same time elevates them in their own eyes by reminding them all of that is implied by the profession and its traditions of chivalry and courtesy. In the Armed forces, you must work … Read more

Company Havildar Major Piru Singh – The Unsung War Hero of 1947 War

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In 1947, the newly independent states of Pakistan and India began the first of many wars over the province of Kashmir.In the summer of 1948, the AZN (the Pakistani army in Kashmir) attacked the village of Tithwal and surrounded the area with securely placed machine-gun nests. Company Havildar (Sergeant) Major Piru Singh was part of … Read more

Operation Cactus – India’s daring operation in Maldives

The central location of the island nation of the Maldives in the western Indian Ocean, appeared to provide an ideal staging post for illicit arms shipments to the PLOTE (People’s Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam) in Sri Lanka. It was a difficult period for them, as the LTTE (Liberation Tamil Tigers Eelam) was beginning to … Read more

INSAS Assault Rifle compared to AK-47/AKM Assault Rifle

The INSAS is basically an AK-74 (not -47) modified to fire 5.56×45 NATO ammunition with slightly different operating controls.   Unlike the parent platform, it has a reputation for unreliability under harsh conditions, and the Indian military is actively evaluating replacements currently in the form of MCIWS.It’s only real virtue, from the perspective of the Indian … Read more