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Every year, January 15 is observed and celebrated as Indian Army Day. This year, India will be celebrating 74th Army Day.

Every year, January 15 is observed and celebrated as Indian Army Day. This year, India will be celebrating 74th Army Day.

Indian Army day is celebrated to honour the soldiers of the army, who have served the nation selflessly and set the greatest example of brotherhood and patriotism. It must be noted that this day is celebrated at all Army Command Headquarters.

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The Chinese propaganda on Galwan Valley went flat after a picture surfaced and went viral on social media showing Indian troops bravely hoisting the tri-colour high at Galwan Valley

The Chinese propaganda on Galwan Valley went flat after a picture surfaced and went viral on social media showing Indian troops bravely hoisting the tri-colour high at Galwan Valley, though not at the disputed and demilitarized zone.

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted the pictures of Indian soldiers standing with Tiranga proudly, with a caption, 'Brave Indian Army soldiers in Galwan Valley on the occasion of #NewYear2022'.

Few days back, the Chinese media first shared a video of Chinese army, PLA troops at Galwan Valley, saluting their national flag, with a caption, China's national flag rises over Galwan Valley on the New Year Day of 2022', "the flag was special since it once flew over Tiananmen Square in Beijing".

After a violent face-off in June 2020 in eastern Ladakh, between the two armies, the Galwan Valley is now a demilitarized zone, and both the armies are mutually disengaged from the disputed site and did withdraw two km away from river bend, where clash took place. After that Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar met their chinese counterparts. Many military commander level meetings did happen between India and China on disengagement in the Galwan Valley.

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Indian Army with the help of National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) has established a Quantum and Artificial Intelligence Lab.

The Indian Army with the help of National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) has established a Quantum and Artificial Intelligence Lab at Military College of Telecommunication Engineering in Madhya Pradesh's Mhow to spearhead research and training in this key developing field.


Key thrust areas are Quantum Key Distribution, Quantum Communication, Quantum Computing and Post Quantum Cryptography, the force said.

Indian Army chief General M.M. Naravane visited the facility to take stock of the situation and see technological research being taken by the labs.

Indian Army has established an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Centre at the same institution with over 140 deployments in forward areas and active support of the industry and academia.

Training on cyber warfare is being imparted through a state of art cyber range, and cyber security labs. Ideation for Army's involvement in Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations was done in a seminar on Electromagnetic Spectrum and National Security organised in October last year.

Since then, an impetus has been given to the Indian Army's Technology Institutions for investing in AI, Quantum and Cyber.

Research undertaken by the Indian Army in the field of Quantum Technology will help leapfrog into next generation communication and transform the current system of cryptography in the Indian Armed Forces to Post Quantum Cryptography (PQC).

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An unarmed Indian Army officer single-handedly saved the family of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman including his daughter Sheikh Hasina - the present Prime Minister of Bangladesh.

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History was created on December 16, 1971 when a free Bangladesh emerged after the surrender of Pakistani armed forces in Dhaka but very people know that on the next day, a 29-year-old unarmed Indian Army officer single-handedly saved the family of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman including his daughter Sheikh Hasina - the present Prime Minister of Bangladesh.

Colonel Ashok Kumar Tara (retd), Vir Chakra, who was only then 29 years old, was entrusted with the job of rescuing Sheikh Mujib's family, sequestered in their home in Dhanmondi, from the clutches of the Pakistani Army. Sheikh Mujib was himself in a jail in then west Pakistan, having been arrested and flown out in the crackdown under Pakistan Army's "Operation Searchlight" earlier that year.

"They (the family) were kept in house arrest at a place called Dhanmondi in Dhaka. I went to the place with only two soldiers and I didn't have any arms," Col Tara told IANS in an interview.

Recounting the incident, he said: "I understood one thing that if I went with arms and many soldiers, then the Pakistani Army might get scared and start firing on the people. This might cause harm to the family. There were 12 people. I took the risk and went there on December 17 at 9 a.m.

"I decided to face the Pakistanis with my guts and wits. I left my weapon with my 2 jawans and told them to stay behind. I, alone without a weapon, moved towards the house. I reached near the house and asked if there was anyone. They (the soldiers there) replied in Punjabi and being a Punjabi, I can understand the language. They told me to stop or otherwise, they will fire," Tara said.

"I told them I am an army officer and have come to tell you that the Pakistani Army has surrendered. They did not believe it and in response, they abused me in nasty language, but I kept quiet as I knew what my task is, what my aim is. I later again told them to understand the situation, by chance, by luck an Indian helicopter flew over the house. I immediately told them to look at the helicopter... 'Have you ever seen an Indian helicopter over your head', I asked. They were impressed but said they will ask their senior officers about the surrender," he recalled.

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