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About Sainik Samachar

Sainik Samachar had started as Fauji Akhbar, as a 16-page paper in Urdu language weekly basis on January 2nd, 1909. Its goal was to supply Army personnel with an overview of news that had an emphasis on military issues.

Fauji Akhbar is been on the move from Shimla the place where its office was initially located, and released in Allahabad to Lahore and then back to Shimla and finally to Delhi. The magazine’s popularity reached its height during World War II when an overseas edition was also released from Cairo to benefit Indian soldiers stationed in distant zones of war.

The printing order for the Fauji Akhbar as well as its biweekly supplements Jang Ki Khabarein was more than three lakhs at the time. This publication the Fauji Akhbar was suspended for a short time following Independence because of the sudden shift of printers and staff. However, it resurfaced with renewed energy in a short time. The magazine changed into a fortnightly magazine on the 4th of April 1954 and was rechristened by Sainik Samachar.

The magazine is published in the Directorate of Public Relations (DPR), Ministry of Defence The magazine is available in 13 different Indian languages, including., Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu & Urdu which includes English.

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The publication begins as a weekly of 16 pages known as The Fauji Akhbar of Allahabad (office is located in Shimla) and has a small publication of two-page Urdu along with two-page Roman Urdu among JCOs, NCOs, and Jawans of the Indian Army. The typeface is bold with inter-spacing on the outside to ease reading under the kerosene lamps used by soldiers in remote regions. It is priced at an anna copy, with an annual subscription of just Rs 4.

Hindi edition is available at Shimla.

Punjabi edition is available at Shimla.


Fauji Akhbar starts publication in Lahore and results in a significant reduction in the price of production. One publication was valued at three pcs and the annual subscription was cut to 2.4 (Rs 2.25 per paise) and an offer of 2 was set for the units. The Urdu edition is a transition from the composition of type to the lithography. The last two pages are reserved for classes in Roman Urdu.


Fauji Akhbar gets noticed by publishing news on The First World War. Its number of articles is up.

A daily newspaper, with First World War news, begins to appear and continues until the end of the war.


The English edition debuts by simply translating into English the content that was previously published in other editions in other languages. All printing for editions is done by Army Press, Shimla from the Mufid-i-Am Press, Lahore

“News in Pictures” on the cover of the second one is a feature that becomes regular.

The first page from Fauji Akhbar begins with the names of countries in which Indian troops have been deployed. A picture-based supplement of locations and military-related events is included. The system of lucky numbers is included in vernacular editions  A subscriber, who has a copy that contains any of the 10 unduplicated numbers, wins a cash prize of 5 rupees.


Silver Jubilee Number released from Shimla.


A bi-weekly, two-page addition for Fauji Akhbar covering news of the Second World War is added and free to subscribers. The Overseas edition of Roman Urdu starts from Cairo to serve Indian soldiers who were stationed in The Middle East. Reading and content in pictures increase. The core staff of 15 is increased to 60 with a large number of highly experienced journalists. The subscription rate increases. The subscription increases in volume and eventually surpasses 1 lakh.


The two-page addition on war news, which was introduced on September 19, 1939, is replaced by a bi-weekly with four pages named Jang-KiKhabren (War News) in English, Urdu, Hindi, Roman Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Marathi. Its circulation bi-weekly magazine is 3000 copies.


The alkali edition kicks off with Gorkha Samachar from Shimla.


T amil edition is available at Shimla.

The bi-weekly Jang-ki-Khabren bi-weekly is now rechristened as Jawan.


The alkali version of Jawan is launched as a replacement for Gorkha Samachar.

This office is run by Fauji Akhbar rand and relocates between Shimla to Delhi because the high elevations of the Himalayas weren’t considered to be suitable for efficient work throughout the year and prompt delivery of copies.

Fauji Akhbar is a brand new leaf to offer services of free India in the spirit of nationalism and patriotism.

The publication is suspended for around one year because of the sudden departure of printers and staff.


Printing arrangements with Mufid-i-Am Press, printers for the baby Fauji Akhbar who was meanwhile moving from Lahore to Delhi following Partition.


Bi-weekly publication of Jawan stop.


Fauji Akhbar is now renamed “Sainik Samachar for all of the nine editions it has, including English, Urdu, Roman-Hindi, Hindi, Punjabi, Gorkhali, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu.


Golden Jubilee Number is published in all editions upon the 50 years of celebration.


The Malayalam edition begins in Delhi.


Diamond Jubilee edition was published on the 60th anniversary.


Bengali editions begin in Delhi The position of Editor-in-Charge is to supervise and oversee the proliferating publications of Indian languages.


Three additional language versions: Assamese, Kannada, and Oriya get approved by the government.

Eight language editions are temporarily suspended due to the expiration of print arrangements. English, as well as Hindi editions, are available from the Govt. of India Press, Minto Road, New Delhi.


Platinum Jubilee Number in English and Hindi editions.


Printing begins in four colors The weekly will become a weekly. Beginning next year onwards, the cost increases from 0.50 up to 5, with an annual fee of 100 rupees.


A hundred years of Sainik Samachar’. The publication of a book for coffee tables  Soldiering On…

About Directorate of Public Relations (DPR)

Directorate of Public Relations (DPR) is the publicity division of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) which disseminates information to the public and media all over the world about major occasions, programmes, accomplishments and decisions made by the Ministry, Armed Forces, Inter-Service Organisation, Indian Coast Guard Border Roads Organisation, Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) and Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs).

The Directorate is responsible for ensuring that events are widely advertised to defence via electronic, print and social media, and to assist for media organizations to cover the occasions. This Directorate regularly facilitates interaction between media with the top leadership and official in the Ministry and the officers from the Armed Forces through interviews, press conferences, and press tours.

DPR’s headquarters DPR is located in South Block in New Delhi. There are 25 branch offices and regional offices in the country that are under its direction. The Directorate publishes a quarterly journal called Sainik Samachar in 13 languages, aimed at currently serving Armed Force personnel, ex-servicemen and the general public.

The Broadcasting Section of the Directorate creates radio programs that will be broadcasted through All India Radio, for the Armed Forces personnel. The Photo Division of the DPR offers photo coverage of every event that is related to MoD as well as members of the Armed Forces. The Social media Cell of DPR conducts extensive campaigns on various occasions and decisions on different platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Koo.

DPR manages media facilitation and guarantees the public’s attention to events of a major nature like Republic Day (RD) Celebrations that include the parade on Kartavya Path, Beating the Ceremony of Retreat, and so on. The Directorate also releases an accompanying book to the RD Parade. Other calendar events that received a great deal of attention are Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort; the Defence Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan; DefExpo; Aero India, President’s Fleet review; Vayu Shakti Commanders’ Conferences of the Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force & Indian Coast Guard; raising the number of Days of the Services and activities of Border Roads Organisation (BRO), National Cadet Corp (NCC) and many more.

DPR also runs an annual Defence Correspondents’ Course (DCC) each year. The goal of DCC among the top and most highly regarded courses run by the MoD is to help journalists who are drawn from a variety of the media aware of operational and organisational issues related to Armed Force and the Ministry.

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