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  Australian Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The regular army is organised around the six battalion Royal Australian Regiment - three of these are standard light infantry, with two of the others roled as paratroops and mechanised infantry.
The army contribution is primarily concentrated in Afghanistan and consists of two deployments:
The ranks of the Australian Army are based on the ranks of the British Army, and carry mostly the same actual insignia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Australian_Army   (1246 words)

 Chief of Army Staff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Chief of Army Staff or Chief of Staff of the Army is the most senior officer in the command structure of many armies.
The title comes from the fact that the officer is the chief army aide to the Commander-in-Chief, who is usually the head of state.
Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army (COAS)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chief_of_Army_Staff   (162 words)

 Indian Army Flags   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In fact, the Indian Army uses the tricolour as the equivalent of the union jack in all other circumstances of which I am aware, including as the national colour (equivalent of queen's colour) of infantry regiments and to cover the bodies of soldiers killed in action.
The flag of Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Armed Forces is the same as the Merchant Ensign; however, emblems from the Army General flag, the swords and the national arms, have been appropriated.
Finally, verily inconclusively, a photograph of the just-retired Chief of Army Staff General Padmanabhan at http://spacedaily.com/news/nuclear-india-pakistan-02a.html shows a red flag behind him with what is obviously the handle of a large yellow sword with fl detailing, but the entire flag is not visible.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/in^army.html   (1457 words)

 United States Army - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The Army of the United States was re-established for the Korean War and Vietnam War and was demobilized upon the suspension of the draft.
Although the present-day Army exists as an all volunteer force, augmented by Reserve and National Guard forces, measures exist for emergency expansion in the event of a catastrophic occurrence, such as a large scale attack against the US or the outbreak of a major global war.
The civilian executive is the Secretary of the Army who heads the United States Department of the Army, formerly called the Secretary of War who headed the United States Department of War or the War Office for short, at the founding of the Republic.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/u/n/i/United_States_Army_9bfc.html   (2631 words)

 Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army (COAS) is the highest post in the Indian Army.
The current Chief of Army Staff is General Joginder Jaswant Singh.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chief_of_the_Army_Staff_of_Indian_Army   (92 words)

 India - Army
The army is headquartered in New Delhi and is under the direction of the chief of the army staff, always a full general.
The chief of the army staff is assisted by a vice chief, two deputy chiefs, a military secretary, and the heads of four main staff divisions: the adjutant general, the quartermaster general, the master general of ordnance, and the engineer in chief.
The army has five tactical area commands: the Northern Command headquartered at Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir, the Western Command headquartered at Chandimandir in Chandigarh, the Central Command headquartered at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, the Eastern Command headquartered at Calcutta, and the Southern Command headquartered at Pune in Maharashtra.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/india/army.htm   (1350 words)

 A Historical Overview of the Army   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Raised by a foreign power to serve its commercial and imperial interests, the Indian Army did not have a nationalistic cause to serve for the first 200 years, but it was never a mercenary army.
After the war, the mutinies of the Army, Navy and Air Force at Bombay, Jabalpur and Karachi respectively, convinced a militarily and economically exhausted Britain that she could not rely on the Indian Army to uphold her imperial rule on India.
Most of the Army personnel were from North-India and the families of many had been uprooted from their homes a result of partition and were living in refugee camps.
www.bharat-rakshak.com /LAND-FORCES/Army/History/1765/Overview.html   (1639 words)

 Preparing for Limited War
Indian Prime Minister, Defence Minister and Army Chief are issuing threatening statements that Bharat is ready for war, which shall be a limited war.
Indian print and electronic media is continuously blasting Pakistan, and Indian diplomats including External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh have intensified the propaganda to dub Pakistan as a terrorist state.
With sizeable strength of the Army deployed on canal cleaning, monitoring duties and seconded to Wapda the common man is worried that the Army having retreated from forward locations, Indian Army may strike across the international border in sensitive areas of Reti Rahimyar Khan and Sind.
www.defencejournal.com /2000/mar/limited-war.htm   (1794 words)

 Army to carry out rigorous anti-infiltration effort
Asserting that the Army in recent months had covered a 'reasonable ground" to equip formations of the Northern Command with ground sensors and other major surveillance system, he said the "Army would fully support any initiative of the government to bring about normalcy and improvement in the state".
As far as artillery was concerned, the Army Chief said the process of maximisation was in progress and an apparent pointer to a new agreement reached with the South African armament giant Denel for manufacture in India of tank mounted 155 mm artillery guns.
The Army chief said his thrust would also be to increase the number of OFFICERS in the units.
news.indiainfo.com /2003/01/14/14army.html   (474 words)

 The big story: Battle weary : HindustanTimes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
An army officer’s job requirements and level of professional and personal commitment are completely different,” says former vice-chief of army staff, Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi (retd).
The army, which is also the most visible of the three forces, leads with 96 suicides in 2003, 100 in 2004 and 92 in 2005.
In the last few years, the army has by and large come across as a garrison which blocks society out and at times, is even indifferent to its own ranks and their families.
www.hindustantimes.com /news/181_1727837,0008.htm   (1343 words)

 General J.J. Singh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
General Joginder Jaswant Singh assumed charge of the Indian Army, as the 22nd Chief of Army Staff, on 31 January 2005.
On assuming the office of the Chief of Army Staff on 01 February 2005, General Singh stated in a message, "We stand poised at a critical juncture in the timeline of history.
I assure our countrymen that the Army will remain at the service of the nation, at all times, ready and eager to take on any challenge with determination and resolve to emerge victorious." He is widely considered to be a thinking soldier and is a through professional.
www.bharat-rakshak.com /LAND-FORCES/Army/Army-Chiefs/Chiefs-Army24.html   (1051 words)

 A new chief for the Army
INDIA'S new Army chief, General Nirmal Chand Vij, was in Kargil on the afternoon of May 5, 1999, as the Director-General of Military Operations of the time.
The then Chief of the Army Staff, General Ved Prakash Malik, Bammi notes, was "very ably assisted by Lieutenant General NC Vij, Director-General of Military Operations, and his staff".
Former Army chief S. Padmanabhan, as northern Army commander, and the then 15 Corps Commander Kishan Pal, were among those whose counter-insurgency concerns led them to misread the Pakistani intrusion as a limited action by Mujahideen groups.
www.hinduonnet.com /fline/fl2002/stories/20030131005403400.htm   (1949 words)

 From Jal Khambata   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In a message, the Chief of the Army Staff said he expects the next-of-kin to wear this badge always and with pride.
Acknowledging the unstinted support and sympathy shown towards these martyrs by the public, the Army chief said: "What is not remembers is that since 1947, almost 17,000 soldiers have similarly laid down their lives for the safety and honour of the Nation.
The Army Chief said the Army has instituted the Badge of Sacrifice as a token symbol to be presented to the family of the fallen soldier.
www.angelfire.com /in/jalnews/127993.html   (193 words)

 The World Factbook 2004 -- Field Listing - Background
An anti-insurgent army of paramilitaries has grown to be several thousand strong in recent years, challenging the insurgents for control of territory and illicit industries such as the drug trade and the government's ability to exert its dominion over rural areas.
Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987, caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract laborers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century).
The Indian Ocean is the third-largest of the world's five oceans (after the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean, but larger than the Southern Ocean and Arctic Ocean).
www.brainyatlas.com /fields/2028.html   (15472 words)

 Rediff On The NeT: Army ready to cross LoC if need be
The army chief then refused to take further questions on the subject, saying he had no further comments to offer.
The army chief refused to blame intelligence failure for the armed intrusion.
Outside the briefing hall in South Block, where Army Headquarters is located, large, detailed maps were put up, which showed the delineation of the LoC with the signatures and stamps of senior Indian and Pakistani military commanders.
www.rediff.com /news/1999/jun/23malik.htm   (895 words)

 Seetal's Page on the Indian Army
The Army was yet to reorganise its partition when the call of duty came from Junagadh and Hyderabad.
From 1948 to 1962 Indian Army contingents did a number of peacekeeping assignments outside the country, in Korea, Gaza (Egypt) and Congo (Central Africa) on behalf of United Nations and earned great honour for the country.
In 1962 when China attacked India the Indian Army was rushed to fight them on the icy heights of the Himalayas for which they were ill-equipped and ill-prepared.
www.geocities.com /TheTropics/3328/army.htm   (556 words)

 II Web: Press Release Malik Lecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
General V. Malik was the Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army from 1997 to 2000.
As Chief of the Army Staff, General Malik had the dual responsibility of being an advisor to the government as well as commander of the over one million strong Army.
A graduate from the Defence Services Staff College and MS in Defence and Strategic Studies from the Madras University, General Malik is an alumnus of the National Defence College, New Delhi, beside many other military institutions.
www.umich.edu /~iinet/iisite/press/pr_malik.html   (412 words)

 The Agni Missile is for Nuclear Aggression
It is worth mentioning that the Indian Air Force was renamed as Indian Aerospace Force on October 6 last year, in preparation of the induction of AGNI missile systems and their maintenance and operation by IAF personnel.
Indian media had commented adversely when People’s Republic of China had conducted a nuclear weapon test in 1990 during the official visit of the President Venkataraman to China.
Chief of the Army Staff Indian Army General Sunderajan Padmanabhan recently told Jane’s Defence Weekly that, ‘If nuclear deterrence failed, India must have a second strike capability’.
www.defencejournal.com /2001/feb/agni-missile.htm   (1452 words)

 The Hindu : National : The new stars and tags
The Indian Army has given fresh identification tags to its top brass, in a step aimed at making their ranks easily identifiable.
A distinction is made between the Chief of the Army Staff and the commanders of regional formations on the one hand, and other Lt. Generals on the other.
The chief's flag outside his office in South Block has four stars on one side, denoting that he is the senior-most serving General.
www.hindu.com /2004/07/18/stories/2004071801651800.htm   (588 words)

 Army Briefing - July 11, 1999; Embassy of India, Washington, DC
I wish to inform you ladies and gentlemen that in Drass and Batalik sub sectors almost all enemy positions have now been cleared barring one or two heights which are almost on the line of control.
These joint opertaions by the army and air force are an out standing example of joint-man-ship and have resulted in speeding up ground operations, reducing own casual ties and inflicting undesirable damage on the enemy and has impacted on his will to fight.
I have no hesitation in stating that what the Chief of Army Staff had hinted at two days ago of the crumbling of enemy’s resistance has indeed taken place in these two sectors.
www.indianembassy.org /new/Kargil/Army_Briefing_July_11_1999.html   (376 words)

 Army - Industry Partnership 2003, 19 - 20 December 2003, Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Therefore this AIP is the next step in the process of involving Indian Industry as a partner in the procurement process of the Indian Army.
CII and the Army Headquarters are jointly organising the above seminar and Exhibition on the 19 - 20 December 2003 at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi.
The Chief of the Army Staff General NC Vij, is also expected to be present on the occasion as the Guest of Honour.
www.ciidefence.com /events/aip2003/About.htm   (446 words)

 Pak Army Chief caught yapping
From this, it follows inevitably that the Pakistani Army chief's telephone conversations with his CGS must have been recorded by the Chinese intelligence too through hidden recording devices in his room and by the agencies of the US and other Western countries which have very comprehensive arrangements for monitoring all international telephone conversations through satellites.
A careful examination of the tapes also shows that one of the principal objectives of the Pakistani Army's proxy invasion is to disrupt the Indian Army's re-stocking of essential supplies to the Indian troops on the Siachen glacier during the current summer in order to create difficulties for our troops during the coming winter.
While the Pakistani Press and public are expressing their solidarity with their Army, one could discern in the comments of some independent analysts gnawing fears that Gen. Musharraf is becoming over-assertive at the expense of the credibility of the elected political leadership and that this operation could ultimately boomerang on Pakistan.
www.saag.org /notes/note21.html   (1123 words)

 Women in uniform are valued   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
As someone who started wearing uniform 56 years ago and then saw life from a cadet in the Academy to the Chief of the Army Staff, I feel disappointed with the unfair manner in which the whole issue of women in the Army has been dealt with in public.
Working conditions of women in the Army should be viewed in perspective; of time, numbers, and working conditions alongside the changing social and cultural face of India.
It hurts and demoralizes serving and retired Army personnel when they hear or read, “All is not well with the Army!” In a large Army of 1.2 million personnel, with difficult terms and conditions of service, every person cannot be happy or satisfied all the time.
www.observerindia.com /analysis/A608.htm   (1143 words)

 China PLA to enhance military relations with Indian Army for peace in region
Xiong made the remarks during talks with Chief of the Army Staff of India N.C. Vij.
Xiong said Chinese and Indian armies, with constant development of the Sino-Indian ties, had further strengthened their relations,and the Chinese side would continue to enhance relations with Indian army, in line with the important consensus reached by leaders of the two countries.
Vij expressed his hope that the two countries and the two armies would increase exchanges and cooperation in various fields and levels, in a bid to lift bilateral ties into a new high.
www.centurychina.com /plaboard/posts/3687567.shtml   (237 words)

 DAILY EXCELSIOR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Chief of the Army Staff Gen J J Singh addressing a press conference in Srinagar on Friday.
Like Gen N C Vij, new Chief of Army, Gen J J Singh, is also a son of the soil.
In addition to senior Army officials, he was received at headquarters of 15 Corps by over 100 senior citizens, who are said to be his 'old civilian friends'.
www.dailyexcelsior.com /web1/05feb05   (551 words)

 J J Singh to take over as Army chief- The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
There is also the likelihood of another officer, Lt-Gen B S Takhar, donning the mantle of Vice-Chief of Army Staff to replace Lt-Gen Shantanu Chowdhury, who retires on December 31.
Lt-Gen Singh told reporters, "I consider it a great privilege and matter of justifiable pride to be appointed the next chief of the Army, one which is considered amongst the most professional and experienced armies in the world.
The new chief will have to guide this process at a time when the newly-released Army doctrine holds that India needs to be prepared for battle at short notice, with sustained operations in high-intensity scenarios against the backdrop of nuclear weapons and terrorism.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /articleshow/938692.cms   (392 words)

 Pakistanis open fire second time this week
Indian Army sources have confirmed that the Pakistan army fired mortar shells from across the Line of Control in the Mendhar sector late on Thursday night.
The Pakistan army opened fire on Tuesday on the Durga and Banwat posts in the Poonch Rajouri sector, presumably to provide cover to infiltrators trying to sneak into Indian territory.
The violation of the ceasefire comes at a time when Jammu and Kashmir Governor General S N Sinha (retd) and General Nirmal Chandra Vij, the chief of the army staff, are expected to visit the LoC, which separates India and Pakistan in the Kashmir valley, and dedicate the fencing of the border to the nation.
www.rediff.com /news/2005/jan/21jk.htm   (284 words)

 Welcome remarks of Chief of the Army Staff, General V. P. Malik
Chief of the Army Staff, General V. Malik
I, on behalf of the Indian Army, have great pleasure in welcoming you all to the International Seminar on UN Peacekeeping Operations which is co-sponsored by Ministries of External Affairs and Defence of Govt of lndia.
The Seminar also commemorates 50 years of Indian association and commitment to with UN peacekeeping endeavours worldwide.
www.indianembassy.org /policy/Peace_Keeping/UN_Seminar/UN_Seminar_Malik.htm   (1027 words)

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