Infantrymen are soldiers who are specifically trained for the role of fighting on foot to engage the enemy face to face and have historically borne the brunt of the casualties of combat in wars. As the oldest branch of combat arms, they are the backbone of armies. Infantry units have more physically demanding training than other branches of armies, and place a greater emphasis on discipline, fitness, physical strength and aggression.
All battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantrymen – British Field-Marshal Earl Wavell Continue reading
The 67th Infantry Day Celebrations will be held on 27 Oct 13. It was on this momentous day in 1947, when the princely State of Jammu and Kashmir was under attack by the tribal raiders supported by the troops of the newly formed Pakistani Army, that the first Infantry contingent of Indian Army, the troops of the First Sikh Infantry Battalion, landed at Srinagar Airfield and fought a courageous battle to liberate the Kashmir valley from intruders. To commemorate this gallant action by the infantry, October 27 is celebrated as the Infantry Day.
Indian Army commenced a Joint INDO-RUSSIAN military exercise called “EXERCISE INDRA 2013″ on 19 Oct 2013, at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges, Rajasthan. The aim of the exercise was to improve bilateral defense cooperation between both the armies and enhance the ability to operate as an integrated force for Peace Keeping Operations within the framework of the United Nations. Continue reading
The 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. Their function and capabilities are similar to that of Russian Spetsnaz and British SAS. They are a part of the highly-trained Parachute Regiment of the Indian Army and, generally, all the Indian Special Forces (SF) personnel are selected from it. Continue reading
Snipers play an important role in the infantry battalion. They give the commander accurate, discriminatory, long-range small-arms fire. The best use of sniper fire is against key targets that other available weapon systems may be unable to destroy due to their range, size, or location; visibility; security and stealth requirements; avoidance of collateral damage; intensity of conflict; or rules of engagement. Continue reading
Heavy rains resulted in swelling of Kangshabati River leading to approx 90 m breach of the embankment near Pasnkura Village, East Midnapur Distt, WB. On the request of the civil administration late night, 15 Oct 13, four columns were mobilised to contain the breach. Army columns from Barrackpore and Kanchrapara reached the location on the requisition of Home Secretary (WB). Continue reading
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. Continue reading
24 school going children from Mokokchung District, Nagaland, never had it so good. The children are on a tour of the city from 12-16 Oct 13, being conducted under Operation Sadhbhavna by Army. The children, aged 12 to 16 years, from 8th to 10th class, have been selected from 17 different Government High Schools of remote corners of the district, majority of whom saw a train for the first time while coming to the city.
The Cambrian Patrol Team of the Third Battalion, the Ninth Gorkha Rifles (CHINDITS) will be representing Indian Army at Exercise Cambrian Patrol-2013 at Wales, United Kingdom from 15 to 17 Oct 2013. The team has been selected amongst more than 250 teams after an exhaustive process of training and assessment over a period of six months.