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Tag: Army

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Soldier shoots self in J&K

Srinagar: An Army soldier has shot himself dead inside a camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, authorities said. Police said Abishekh Roy Kumar, a wireless operator at a Rashtriya Rifles camp, shot himself dead with his service rifle on Friday evening. “The soldier died on the spot. The reason behind his death is unknown,” […]

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Modi celebrates Diwali with Army, ITBP

Dehradun: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday celebrated Diwali with the personnel of Army and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), mandated to guard 3,488 km Sino-India border, in Uttarakhand and said that India was taking great strides forward in the defence sector. The Prime Minister reached Harshil village at around 7.50 a.m. in a special Indian Air […]

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Pakistani helicopter violates Indian air space

Jammu: A Pakistani helicopter violated Indian air space today in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch sector but a Defence Ministry spokesman said it was likely a civilian chopper. Spokesman Lt Colonel Devender Anand said here that the Pakistani chopper, flying very high, committed the violation at 12.10 p.m. Indian troops fired at the helicopter with small […]

New notice on ban on employment of Armed Forces officials

While there is no ban on re-employment of retired Armed Forces officials in companies dealing in the defence sector, officers of the rank of Colonel or equivalent and above, who retire with pension, gratuity or other benefits, are required to obtain prior permission of the Government for accepting any commercial employment within a period of […]

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300 militants in Pakistan ready to enter India: Army

Jammu: More than 300 militants are waiting across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan to infiltrate into India, the Army said on Wednesday, adding that the Pakistan Army played a key role in planning terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir. Lt Gen Devraj Anbu told the media at the Udhampur headquarters of the Army’s […]

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Army officer, 3 jawans killed in Pak shelling in J&K

Jammu:  An Army officer and three jawans were killed and four people, including two teenagers, injured today in heavy Pakistani shelling along the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir, forcing Indian troops to retaliate, officials said. Pakistani forces opened unprovoked heavy firing and shelling along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali sector […]

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No 'martyr' or 'shaheed' in our Terminology: MoD, MHA

New Delhi: There is no term like “martyr” or “shaheed” in the Army or the police and instead a soldier or a policeman killed in action is called a “battle casualty” or “operations casualty” respectively, the ministries of defence and home have submitted before the Central Information Commission. The issue surfaced after an RTI applicant […]

In J&K, Army should go back to barracks: Yashwant Sinha

Hyderabad: BJP leader Yashwant Sinha today suggested that the Army should return to barracks in Jammu and Kashmir, leaving the anti-militancy operations to CRPF and state police, which he said would act “like a balm on the psyche” of the people there. The former external affairs minister also said that Pakistan has become a “necessary […]

4.7mn North Koreans volunteer to join Army

Pyongyang: Some 4.7 million North Koreans have volunteered to join the ranks of the military, a state-media report said on Thursday. The figure consisted of “students and workers” including 1.22 million women who in the past six days have been asked to join the ranks of the Korean People’s Army, the Rodong Sinmun daily report said. […]

Army destroys old files under cleanliness drive

New Delhi: Thousands of old, unclassified files, CDs, and other material have been destroyed by different departments of the Indian Army as a part of its cleanliness mission, sources said. The exercise under the newly launched ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa Hai’ mission saw heaps of redundant material being destroyed. The Military Intelligence wing, at its South […]

Restoring normalcy in riot struck Panchkula my priority: Gauri Parasher Joshi

Panchakula/Bhubaneswar: When Panchkula of Haryana was burning post conviction of Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the deputy commissioner of Panchkula, a woman, took charge and decided to bring the Army in to control the situation.  Meet Gauri Parasher Joshi, an Odisha cadre IAS officer, who happens to be instrumental in handling the arson with […]

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Army stages flag march in Bengal hills amid shutdown

Darjeeling: The Army staged a flag march in Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Kurseong on Friday, as shops and hotels remained closed in the northern West Bengal hills following a 12-hour shutdown called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM). There were no reports of fresh violence in the hills, where the situation continued to be tense a […]

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Search operations in Pathankot after abandoned bag found

Pathankot: A search operation was launched by the Punjab Police and the Army after an abandoned bag containing Army fatigues was found here, a police official said today. A local resident informed the police about the bag yesterday following which the search operation was conducted in Pathankot city and Mamoon Cantonment here. “We conducted a […]

Hand over Amarnath Yatra route to Army: VHP

New Delhi: The VHP on Monday demanded that the Amarnath Yatra route should be handed over to the Army in view of the law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad also sought the opening of the Drass-Kargil route for the pilgrims in the Kashmir Valley. The demand was made in […]

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Pak points finger at India over army officer's disappearance

New Delhi/Islamabad: Pakistan claimed today “foreign spy agencies” may have “trapped” and then abducted one of its former army officers, who has mysteriously disappeared from a Nepalese town close to the Indian border. Lt Col Muhammad Habib Zahir disappeared on April 6 from Lumbini, a Buddhist pilgrimage site near India’s border town of Sonauli, where […]

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Armed forces short of more than 9,000 officers

New Delhi: Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre told the Lok Sabha on Friday that the three Services are short of over 9,000 officers and 45,000 personnel in other ranks. According to the data tabled in the lower house, the Indian Army — the largest of the three Services — has vacancies for 8,370 […]

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