Four-fold increase in monetary assistance to families of battle casualties

Heeding to a long-standing demand of the Army, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has given in-principle approval to enhance monetary assistance to next of kin of battle casualties from existing Rs 2 lakh to Rs 8 lakh, officials said today. Continue Reading

Security forces fully prepared: Rajnath on reactivation of terror camps

Two days after the Army Chief said that terror camps in Pakistan were being reactivated, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said Indian security forces were fully prepared to meet the situation. Continue Reading

Rajnath announces major reforms in Indian army

Indian armed forces are set to undertake a series of reforms to improve their efficiency and war-waging capabilities with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today announcing a series of measures to achieve the same. One of the measures is the relocation of 206 Army officers currently with the Army Headquarters to field formations and units. Continue Reading

29 killed, 18 injured after bus falls from bridge near Agra

Twenty-nine people were killed and 18 injured after a state-run bus skidded off the Yamuna Expressway and fell into a large drain in Uttar Pradesh today, officials said. Continue Reading