Armed forces

"It should be very clear that we are very prepared and suitably deployed to respond to any contingency. I assure the nation that we are determined to deliver and will never let the sacrifice of the braves of Galwan go in vain," Bhadauria said.

Five security force personnel, including a Colonel, a Major and a police officer, were killed in the gunbattle with terrorists in Handwara in north Kashmir on Sunday.

Rajnath Singh appreciated the "proactive role" played by armed forces and various departments of Defence Ministry in evacuating Indian nationals as well as foreigners from COVID-19 affected countries.

The meeting will take place at the Prime Minister's Office in Parliament premises at 11 am. At least 47 people have died and around 200 sustained injuries in the violence in North-East Delhi.

The National War Memorial was inaugurated last year in February by the Prime Minister. The national war memorial has been built in memory of the Indian soldiers who laid down lives for the country in the post-independence era.

Indian armed forces took part in the full dress rehearsal for the upcoming Republic Day parade, in New Delhi on Thursday. A series of tableaus also passed through the Rajpath during the rehearsal.

The CDS appointed by the Centre will facilitate the restructuring of military commands of the armed forces and create the required jointness among them to establish the theatre commands in the future.

Leander Paes paired with debutant Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan to better his own Davis Cup record by winning his 44th doubles match against teenagers Mohammed Shoaib and Hufaiza Abdul Rehman 6-1, 6-3 in just 53 minutes.

Rawat along with Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh was speaking at an event of Indigenous Defence Equipment Exporters Association.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, DRDO Chairman G Sathees Reddy and DG Missiles and Strategic Systems MSR Prasad congratulated team DRDO, Brahmos and industries for the successful mission.