New Delhi, Jan 02: The Indian Army has created a new Major-General led human rights cell. The aim is to create greater transparency and probity in the functioning of the Army in disturbed areas such as Jammu and Kashmir and northeast.
Major General Gautam Chauhan has taken over as the first additional director general (human rights) at the Army headquarters in New Delhi. He would report directly to the Army Vice-Chief and his branch would be the nodal point to examine all human rights violations.
New Delhi, Nov 23: To prevent any further transgression by the Chinese PLA, the Indian Army has deployed tunnel defences.
The Indian Army has deployed large diameter Hume reinforced concrete pipes in the tunnels to shelter the troops from an enemy attack. This move by the Indian Army can also surprise the adversary in case the situation worsens along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
New Delhi, Nov 19: To set up the extensive winter habitat facilities for its troops in Eastern Ladakh, the Indian Army worked on a war-footing. The Army worked at a record speed to set up the heated shelters, arctic tents and bunkers.
It also acquired specialised winter clothing, gear and other essential supplies for the over 50,000 troops deployed at the friction points along the Line of Actual Control.
New Delhi, Oct 02: The creation of a secure communication system for the Army at a cost of Rs 7,800 crore was cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS). This move significant as it would enhance network coverage in the forward areas, which also includes the contested Line of Actual Control (LAC).
The Defence Ministry said that this move is important keeping in view the current operational situation at the LAC.
New Delhi, Sep 29: The Indian Army is all geared and does not want to take any chances with China.
Although both sides have decided to continue talking to reduce tensions along the Line of Actual Control, India will still not take any chances and hence has deployed T-90 and T-72 tanks with BMP-2 Infantry Combat Vehicles in the Chumar-Demchok area of East Ladakh at an altitude of 16 to 18 thousand feet, which is also at temperatures up to minus 40 degrees Celsius.
New Delhi, Sep 16: With tensions refusing to die down along the Line of Actual Control, the People’s Liberation Army is now resorting to psy-ops against the Indian Army.
On one hand, the PLA is doing all it can to bring down the morale of the Indian Army and on the other hand, mouthpieces of the Communist Party of China have gone on an overdrive mode on the social media against the Indian government.
New Delhi, Sep 08: The situation remains very tense following a scuffle between the Indian Army and PLA on the Rezang-La-Rechin La ridgeline. The incident took place after China chose to unilaterally change the status quo south of Pangong Tso, a source told OneIndia.
New Delhi, Sep 02: In the wake of China’s provocative military manoeuvres to change the status quo along the Line of Actual Control, it has been decided that the Indian Army will continue to maintain its aggressive posturing.
Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh who left for Russia today had on Tuesday carried out a comprehensive review of the situation in Eastern Ladakh. Singh headed a high powered meeting of the China Study Group to review the situation.
New Delhi, July 13: The unmanned aerial vehicle Raven and Spike Firefly are soon likely to be part of the Indian Army’s inventory. The Army is looking to acquire the Raven from the United States and the Spike Firefly from Israel. This comes in the wake of the Indian Air Force set to get the Refale jets from Paris later this month.