New Delhi [India], Jan. 11 : Pakistan is getting pressurised by India's successful missile programmes and is trying to match its neighbour's nuclear infrastructure by resorting to propaganda on missile systems, said former army chief General (Retd.) Deepak Kapoor on Tuesday.
In an exclusive interview to ANI, Kapoor stated that Pakistan is desperately trying to match India's nuclear triad, comprising of land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), strategic bombers, and submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs).
Pakistan on Monday claimed to have successfully test-fired its first Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead up to 450km from an undisclosed location in the Indian Ocean, giving the country a "credible" second-strike capability
New Delhi, Jan 11 : Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor on Monday evening recommended to initiate administrative action against Military Secretary and other senior Generals who were indicted by the Court of Inquiry (COI) in the Sukhna Army Land Scam, said sources.
Military Secretary Lt Gen Avadesh Prakash was to retire from the service on January 31. The Defence Ministry will initiate action according to the Army Act.
New Delhi, Jan 11 : Indian Army chief General Deepak Kapoor Monday informed the defence ministry of the action to be taken against the two top generals indicted in a land scam in Sukhna Cantonment in West Bengal.
"The army chief has informed the action he will be taking against those indicted in the court of inquiry into the scam," Defence Ministry spokesperson Sitanshu Kar said without divulging the details of the action to be taken.
However, sources said the army chief has "only sought an explanation" from Lt. Gen. Awadesh Prakash and has recommended court martial of Lt. Gen. P. K. Rath.
Kathmandu, Jan 4 : Ahead of Indian Army chief Deepak Kapoor's first official visit to Nepal, the Manmohan Singh government distanced itself from the controversy raked up by the general with a reported statement about the Maoist army in Nepal, saying it did not reflect the government's position.
Karachi, Jan 4 : Pakistan Monday termed as irresponsible Indian Army chief Gen Deepak Kapoor's statement on being capable of fighting a two-front war with Pakistan and China. He said Kapoor had done no service to his country or the region.
"I am surprised at the statement of the Indian army chief. On the one hand, India talks of dialogue and than it backtracks on its own words," Online news agency quoted Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi as telling reporters here.
Kathmandu, Jan 4 : As Indian Army chief Deepak Kapoor arrives in Nepal on his first official visit to receive the honorary title of general of the Nepal Army, the latter's triumph will be dulled by a blow dealt by the apex court, the first since the fall of King Gyanendra's government four years ago.
Kapoor, who was scheduled to arrive in Kathmandu Jan 31, has preponed his visit to Jan 19. During the four-day formal visit at the invitation of his Nepali counterpart, Gen Chhatraman Singh Gurung, he will be conferred the honorary title at an investiture ceremony to be presided over by President Ram Baran Yadav Jan 21.
Kathmandu, Jan 1- Indian Army chief Gen Deepak Kapoor will be visiting the Himalayan republic this month to be decorated with the honorary title of general of the Nepal Army.
Gen Kapoor, who assumed office in 2007 and kicked up a controversy last month by opposing the induction of Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas into the Nepal Army, will resume the tradition of Indian army chiefs visiting Nepal to receive the honour after four years.
New Delhi, Dec 31: Indian Army chief General Deepak Kapoor will take a decision on the punishment for Lt. Gen. Awadesh Prakash, who was indicted in a land scam in Sukhna Cantonment in West Bengal, before Prakash retires Jan 31, an official said Thursday.
The court of inquiry report has been sent to Gen. Kapoor for a final decision on the action to be taken against Prakash.
"It (the report) has been sent to the army chief in December last week. He has to take a decision on it," a highly-placed defence source said, requesting anonymity.
Islamabad, Dec 31 : Pakistan Thursday termed as jingoistic a statement by Indian Army chief Gen. Deepak Kapoor that it was capable of fighting a two-front war with Pakistan and China.
An official spokesman said such statements betrayed a hostile intent as well as a hegemonic and jingoistic mindset that is out of step with the realities of the times, Online news agency reported.
"No one should ever underestimate our capability and determination to foil any nefarious designs against the security of Pakistan," the spokesman added.
New Delhi, Dec. 16 : Indian Army Chief Deepak Kapoor on Wednesday (December 16) confirmed the construction of fortifications by Pakistan along the northwestern borders and also in other places, but said it could be a routine thing.
Recently, S. R. Ghosh, General Officer Commanding (GOC), western command, had said that border crossing in the country''s northern and northwestern parts were going on.
Kapoor said, the army was in close contact with paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) and was monitoring the situation closely.
Islamabad, Nov 30 : Talks with India are the only way forward for subcontinental peace, Pakistan said Monday even as it termed as "irresponsible" a statement by the Indian Army chief on the possibility of a limited nuclear war.
"All issues between Pakistan and India can only be solved through talks and India is aware of that," Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani told reporters at the Chaklala Airbase in the adjacent garrison town of Rawalpindi before leaving on a four-day official visit to Germany and Britain.
"Conflicts can only be resolved through talks," Gilani maintained.
Khadakwasla (Pune), Nov 29 : Chief of Army Staff, General Deepak Kapoor today said it is important to ensure that Pakistan''s nuclear weapons does not fall in wrong hands.
Responding to reports that the National Command Authority in Pakistan, which controls the nuclear button, has been handed over to Pakistan Prime Minister Yusouf Raza Gilani. General Kapoor said, "What is more important is to have proper control over nuclear weapons and ensure that it does not go to wrong hands."
Islamabad, Nov 24 : Pakistan Tuesday termed Indian Army chief General Deepak Kapoor's remarks on the possibility of a limited sub-continental was reflective of New Delhi's "offensive nuclear doctrine".
In response to a question on Kapoor's reported remarks that "a limited war under a nuclear overhang is still very much a reality at least in the Indian sub-continent", Online news agency quoted an official spokesman as saying they reaffirmed "India's dangerous and offensive nuclear doctrine".
Kapoor made the remarks Saturday at a seminar on "Changing Nature of Conflict: Trends and Responses".
Jammu, Nov 24 : Army chief General Deepak Kapoor on Tuesday said that Pakistan wanted to push maximum number of terrorists across the border.
Addressing the media, General Kapoor said: “I want to tell you that, as ceasefire violation is concerned as compared to last year this year the ceasefire violation are less and our efforts are to stop the ceasefire violations from their (Pakistan''s) side. What they (Pakistan) want is to push as many terrorists as possible towards Indian side.”
New Delhi, Oct 22 : Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor today released a coffee table book “Milestones”, which highlights achievements related to Indian Army’s regiments, corps, formations, institutions, units and individual soldiers, covering a span of more than a century.
The Army Chief at Kashmir House released the book during the ongoing Army Commanders Conference.
This is the first venture of its kind and it comprises of nearly 150 assorted events since World War-1 duly supported by striking visuals.
New Delhi, Oct 20 : The Army commanders conference beginning Wednesday would review operational preparedness of the one million strong force as well security situation in the country and the neighbouring states, officials said here Tuesday.
Army chief, General Deepak Kapoor would chair the four-day conference which will be focusing on macro level issues pertaining to military strategy, operational logistics and matters impacting the welfare and enhancement of satisfaction level amongst all ranks.
New Delhi, Oct 20 : The Army commanders conference, which will be held at New Delhi from October 21-24, will review the operational preparedness of the Army along with the operational plans and modernisation of weapons.
Chief of the Army Staff General Deepak Kapoor will chair the four-day conference.
The conference will essentially focus on macro level issues pertaining to military strategy, operational logistics and matters impacting the welfare and enhancement of satisfaction level amongst all ranks.
A week after the Pakistan Taliban threatened attacks against India, army chief General Deepak Kapoor said security forces were prepared to give an appropriate and strong response to any threat from the terror outfit.
Kapoor, however, did not rule out the possibility of the developments in the neighbouring country having a spillover effect.
“Whenever there is turbulence in any particular region, there is always some spillover effect in the neighbouring country…”
The Pakistan Taliban had last week warned that it target India after establishing an Islamic state in Pakistan.
New Delhi, Oct 19 : Chief of Army Staff General Deepak Kapoor on Monday said that India would give a befitting reply to Taliban if they indulge in sabotage in the country.
General Kapoor said what Taliban has done in Pakistan is their internal issue, but India is prepared to face them.
"I would just like to say what Taliban has done in Pakistan is their internal issue. As far as we are concerned, we don''t have any doubt that if Taliban indulges in sabotage in our country, we will give them a befitting reply," said General Kapoor.
New Delhi, Oct 11 - Indian Army chief General Deepak Kapoor Sunday embarked on a three-day visit to Myanmar in a bid to give fresh impetus to direct military-to-military ties with the eastern neighbour.
"The army chief is on a three-day visit to Myanmar. We have always had close ties with our counterparts in Myanmar. There has been cooperation in counter-insurgency training and all," a senior Indian Army official said, requesting anonymity.