Indian Army’s Lieutenant Colonel Bharat Pannu created a Guinness World Record of the fastest cycle journey from Leh to Manali by covering the distance in 35 hours, 32 minutes and 22 seconds. Lt Col Bharat Pannu earned two world Guinness World Records for his fastest solo cycling.
India is observing the 107th birth anniversary of Indian Army’s first Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw. Field Marshal Manekshaw was the brain behind India’s victory against Pakistan in 1971. He was the eighth Chief of Army Staff of India. Manekshaw was born in a Parsi family on April 3, 1914, to Hormizd Manekshaw and Hilla Mehta, in Amritsar.
India is likely to get two theatre commands by August 15, reported CNN News 18. According to the report, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to make announcement in this regard on August 15. The two theatre commands will be – the Maritime Command and the Air Defence Command.
The Defence Ministry on Monday signed a contract Mahindra Defence Systems Ltd (MDSL) to acquire 1,300 light combat vehicles for the Indian Army at a cost of Rs 1,056 crore. As per the deal, the MDSL will provide these vehicles to the Indian Army over the period of next four years.
Shershaah, the movie based on the life of Kargil War Hero and Param Vir Chakra winner Shaheed Captain Vikram Batra, will hit theatres on July 2, 2021. Siddharth Malhotra will portray the role of Captain Vikram Batra. The announcement regarding the release date was made by Siddhartha Malhotra on his Twitter handle. Kaira Advani will essay the the role of Dimple Cheema, Captain Batra’s girlfriend.
The 10th round of talks between top commanders of the Indian Army and People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which took place on20 February to resolve the deadlock in the Ladakh sector, lasted for 16 hours. Disengagement in Depsang. The talks were held at Moldo on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
In a series of events that Indian Military Academy, Dehradun has been organising towards all round personality development of the Gentleman Cadets, the Singing Cowboy of India, Bobby Cash delivered a mesmerising performance.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday presented the Budget 2021 in the Lok Sabha. A significant push has been given to the defence sector. Defence allocation in the budget has been increased to Rs 4,78,195.62 crore for the Financial Year 2021-22.
Lieutenant General Chandi Prasad Mohanty on Monday assumed the appointment of the Vice Chief of the Army Staff. Lt Gen CP Mohanty takes over the appointment of the Vice Chief of the Army Staff from Lt Gen SK Saini who superannuated on 31 January 2021, after completing four decades of illustrious career in the Indian Army.
The President approved awards of 455 Gallantry and other Defence decorations to Armed Forces personnel and others on the eve of 72nd Republic Day celebrations. Colonel Santosh Babu was awarded Mahavir Chakra (Posthumously) – the second highest wartime gallantry award for displaying exceptional leadership and bravery during the Galwan Valley clash.