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Jammu and Kashmir: Bullet-ridden body of Army jawan abducted by militants found

Jammu and Kashmir: Bullet-ridden body of Army jawan abducted by militants found Jun 15,2018

The bullet-ridden body of an Army jawan was recovered from Pulwama district hours after he was abducted by militants on his way home for Eid celebrations, police said today. Aurangzeb, who was ‘buddy’ of a company commander, was abducted by militants at Kalampora in Pulwama this morning when he was on his way home in Rajouri district for Eid celebrations. His body was found by a team of police and Army at Gussu village, about 10 km away from Kalampora, in Pulwama district. He was shot in

All you need to know about Indian Army's 44 Rashtriya Rifles

All you need to know about Indian Army's 44 Rashtriya Rifles Jun 14,2018

One of the soldiers of 44 RR (Rashtriya Rifles) - identified as rifleman Aurangzeb - has now been abducted while he was on the way home to Poonch for Eid. Since the start of this year, 44 RR has taken down 19 terrorists in its area of operations - the most by far by any Indian Army unit this year, making them a target for militants in the valley. On the move 44 RR has been India's most successful counter insurgency unit this year. Based at Shopian in South Kashmir, the unit has been

 Soldier Abducted From Kashmir’s Pulwama While On Leave, Says Army

Soldier Abducted From Kashmir’s Pulwama While On Leave, Says Army Jun 14,2018

A soldier who was home on leave in Jammu and Kashmir has been abducted, the army said today. A resident of Poonch, he was abducted from Pulwama, where he had gone. The soldier belongs to 44 Rashtriya Rifles. He was posted in Shopian, where he was part of the army’s ongoing anti-terror operations. Action is being taken to locate him, the army said. A month ago, anti-terror cordon and search operations were suspended in Jammu and Kashmir under a peace initiative of the Central government on

Army Chief okays force restructuring

Army Chief okays force restructuring Jun 14,2018

Faced with the twin challenge of modernising the forces and managing a rising wage bill, Army chief General Bipin Rawat has given a nod for a cadre review to ‘restructure’ and ‘right-size’ the Army to match with future requirements arising over the next two decades. Top sources have confirmed to The Tribune that the Army chief gave his nod to the proposal in May-end and has given directions to form a Board of Officers (BOO) to carry forward the scheme. A final draft of terms of

General Bipin Rawat: The Army chief who dares to pose questions to fraternity

General Bipin Rawat: The Army chief who dares to pose questions to fraternity Jun 13,2018

General Bipin Rawat is an unusual Army chief. And not due to his different approach in Kashmir or the doggedness to face up to the Chinese in Dokalam, but largely because of the question he dares to pose to his own fraternity. The office of the Army chief has always been seen as the representative embodiment of the ‘fauj’. He is what his Army is, reflecting both its glory and custom. Yes, he can be an agent of change, but usually in matters of strategy and expansion. Rarely, have you

Ceasefire violation by Pakistan Rangers: 4 BSF personnel killed, 4 injured in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district

Ceasefire violation by Pakistan Rangers: 4 BSF personnel killed, 4 injured in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district Jun 13,2018

Four BSF personnel have lost their lives and four others have been injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan Rangers along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district, the police officials said. The Pakistan Rangers resorted to small arm firing on BSF positions in Ramgarh sector area at around 10.45 pm on Tuesday. The targetted attack claimed the lives of at least trhee BSF officers and one constable. Martyred soliders include Assistant Commander Jatinder Singh, ASI

Search operation to track militants underway in Bandipore’s forests in Kashmir

Search operation to track militants underway in Bandipore’s forests in Kashmir Jun 12,2018

There was a brief exchange of fire between militants and security forces in the forests of north Kashmir’s Bandipore on Monday even as a massive search operation continued to look for the militants who had attacked an army patrol three days ago. The area has been cordoned off from all sides and all routes have been sealed for the past three days. “It’s second time when we heard exchange of firing in the forest area,” said a villager on phone who lives close to the area where the search

 After 19 years, Kargil war martyr’s son joins father’s battalion in the Indian Army

After 19 years, Kargil war martyr’s son joins father’s battalion in the Indian Army Jun 11,2018

When I will grow up, I will serve Indian Army”- swore Hitesh Kumar who lost his father in the Kargil War 19 years ago. And now, 19 years later, Hitesh has been commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Indian Army. Hitesh’s father, a lance naik in the 2nd Battalion of Rajputana Rifles, was killed at Tololing, in Kargil on June 12, 1999. Hitesh passed out from the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun and will now be serving the same battalion that his father did. After the ‘passing out parade’

200 Rajput troops to train with Pak Army

200 Rajput troops to train with Pak Army Jun 11,2018

After having fought the Pakistanis in the 1965, 1971 and 1999 wars, about 200 Indian soldiers, mainly drawn from the 5 Rajput Regiment, and airmen from the Indian Air Force, will train alongside Pakistani soldiers, besides military personnel of several other countries, including China and Russia, in an exercise to eliminate terrorists and neutralise their networks. It will mark the first time ever that Indian and Pakistani soldiers will train together. In the past, Indian and Pakistani

Jaisalmer war museum tells stories of valour through light and sound show

Jaisalmer war museum tells stories of valour through light and sound show Jun 11,2018

Jaisalmer’s famed war museum held its first light and sound show yesterday, showcasing the Indian Army’s valour in the battlefield.The 40-minute show reconstructed the Indian Army’s victories during the 1947, 1965 and 1971 wars against Pakistan. The 1971 war was fought in Jaisalmer’s Longewala town.General Officer Commanding (GOC) Battle Axe Division Major General O P Gulia, who attended the maiden show, dedicated it to the nation. The show presents the pride and rich heritage of

Heroes of 1962 War in Arunachal

Heroes of 1962 War in Arunachal Jun 10,2018

Many Arunachalee veterans and old timers recall the 1962 Indo-Chinese Conflict with fear and anger. It is a known fact that the Chinese forces entered deep into Arunachal Pradesh along many axes. The main axes of penetration by the Chinese forces were the Tawang-Bomdila-Rupa Axis, the Taksing-Limeking Axis, the Mechuka/Manigong-Tato Axis, the Gelling-Tuting Axis, and the Kibithoo-Walong Axis. Though the Chinese forces penetrated without major opposition in most axes, many fierce battles were

Cadet who defied death gets first posting at world’s highest battlefield

Cadet who defied death gets first posting at world’s highest battlefield Jun 10,2018

When 27-year-old gentleman cadet (GC) Rajshekhar was commissioned from the Indian Military Academy (IMA) as Lieutenant in the Indian Army in Dehradun on Saturday, it was no less than a miracle. Not too long ago, doctors at the Dehradun military hospital ruled out his chances of survival as he had suffered multiple organ failure after collapsing during a routine drill in the academy. “I suddenly collapsed due to dehydration during the pahla kadam exercise in which cadets were required to

Army foils infiltration bid in Keran Sector of J-K, 4 terrorists killed

Army foils infiltration bid in Keran Sector of J-K, 4 terrorists killed Jun 10,2018

An infiltration bid was today eliminated in Keran Sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. So far, four terrorists have been killed. The operation is still in progress. The Army today claimed that it foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LOC) in Keran sector of Kupwara killing three terrorists. This is the third infiltration foiled by alert troops in Keran sector of Kupwara district after the Ramzan unilateral ceasefire.

Indian Army gets 383 new officers

Indian Army gets 383 new officers Jun 10,2018

A total of 457 gentlemen cadets (GCs) including 383 from India and 74 from friendly foreign countries passed out of the Indian Military Academy (IMA) on Saturday after going through a rigorous physical, mental and technical training that lasted for almost one and a half years. Even though weather in Dehradun turned inclement on Saturday morning with dark clouds followed by rain, the ceremony held at the drill square outside the historic Chetwode Hall of the academy passed off smoothly with no

Centre to deploy 9 new battalions in Jammu and Kashmir: Rajnath Singh

Centre to deploy 9 new battalions in Jammu and Kashmir: Rajnath Singh Jun 09,2018

Home Minister Rajnath Singh today assured the forces in Jammu and Kashmir of more reinforcements in days to come. Addressing the media in Jammu, he said that Pakistan has been resorting to heavy shelling at the border. Taking cognisance of repeated shelling, he assured to deploy 9 new battalions which will take stock on ground. Out of these 9 new battalions, 2 would be deployed in sensitive areas. He stated that 2 women battalions will be raised from Jammu and kashmir, which would more

Nepal Army Chief to review IMA passing-out parade

Nepal Army Chief to review IMA passing-out parade Jun 08,2018

Nepalese Army Chief General Rajendra Chhetri will be the reviewing officer for the June 9 passing-out parade at the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.Inviting army chiefs of friendly SAARC countries for reviewing the parade has been a tradition of Indian Military Academy. Bangladesh Army Chief had come to review the last passing-out parade. This is because a large number of Gentlemen Cadets from friendly countries come to the Indian Military Academy for training. The friendly countries include

India, Thailand to engage in war exercise for closer relations between armies

India, Thailand to engage in war exercise for closer relations between armies Jun 07,2018

Defence cooperation between India and Thailand is set to get a boost with the armies of the two countries set to engage in a two-week annual war game to enhance the battle efficiency of the two Asian states. The joint exercise, called ‘Exercise Maitree’, between the Indian army and the Royal Thailand army is scheduled to take place in Mueang of Chachoengsao province in Thailand. It comes in tandem with the Modi government’s emphasis on India’s “Act East” policy. “In the series

How Rahul Gandhi got it wrong about Army uniform

How Rahul Gandhi got it wrong about Army uniform Jun 06,2018

s the Indian Army in such penury that it can't even buy uniform for its soldiers? This is exactly what some media reports going viral in social media seem to suggest. What is even more surprising is the fact that leaders like Rahul Gandhi and Digvijay Singh have lapped up these reports and chose to tweet them from their twitter handles with stinging comments. Rahul Gandhi targeted PM Narendra Modi through his tweet - MAKE (empty slogans and useless acronyms) IN INDIA....meanwhile,

Three Pakistani militants killed as Army foils infiltration along LoC

Three Pakistani militants killed as Army foils infiltration along LoC Jun 06,2018

Three militants were killed as the Army on Wednesday foiled an infiltration along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Macchil sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Troops noticed some suspicious movement along the sector in Kupwara district and challenged the infiltrators, an Army official said. The militants opened fire and in the gunfight that ensued, three militants were killed, he said, adding that search operations were on in the area.

Forces will get hurt if FIRs against stone-pelters are withdrawn: Centre

Forces will get hurt if FIRs against stone-pelters are withdrawn: Centre Jun 06,2018

The Centre has told the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) that the Jammu & Kashmir government’s decision to withdraw FIRs against stone-pelters would demoralise security forces and embolden militants to use civilians as human shield for their terror activities. Responding to a petition filed by three children of army personnel, the Union government has filed a report before the NHRC saying that “withdrawing of cases against stone-pelters by the state government will demoralise the