ARMED FORCES

  • India must be prepared to use might if need arises: Pranab Mukherjee November 21, 2014

    Tezpur: Cautioning against various threats facing the subcontinent, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said it was imperative for India to have an effective deterrence and strong defence to promote development and it must be prepared to use its "might" if the need arises. "Today, our nation is on the path...
  • Centre clears major defence deals to bolster armed forces October 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union government has cleared major defence purchases to bolster the country's armed forces. The Defence Acquisition Council has cleared deals worth Rs 80,000 crore. Six submarines will be constructed indigenously under the 'Make In India' drive The project is expected to be worth Rs 50,000. In addition,...
  • J&K: Army provides medical aid to over 53,000 flood victims September 15, 2014

    Jammu: Army has treated 53,082 flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir, where 80 medical teams of the Armed Forces Medical Services are already operating in full swing. So far 2.26 lakh people have been rescued from floodhit Jammu and Kashmir and the armed forces have till now treated at least...
  • Armed Forces Tribunal: Playing with fire September 8, 2014

    In an extraordinary order, the Armed Forces Tribunal has exonerated Lieutenant General PK Rath, the former General Officer Commanding the Siliguri based 33 Corps, of any wrong doing in what has been labeled by the media as the 'Sukhna Scam'. The bench, comprising Hon'ble Justice Sunil Hali and Hon'ble Air...
  • Sukna land scam: Armed forces tribunal sets aside Lt Gen PK Rath's conviction September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: New Delhi: The armed forces tribunal has set aside Lieutenant General PK Rath's conviction and punishment in the Sukna land scam case in West Bengal on Friday. Lieutenant General Rath was previously found guilty in the scam on three counts. It was for the first time in the...
  • Manipur activist Irom Sharmila arrested yet again while protesting against AFSPA August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila has yet again been arrested while she was protesting against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Imphal. When the police arrived at the protest venue on Friday morning, Irom and her mother resisted arrest, following which the police forcibly picked her up and took...
  • Manipur: Irom Sharmila and her mother resist arrest as police arrive at the protest site August 22, 2014

    Imphal: The police in Imphal arrived at Manipur activist Irom Sharmila's protest venue to arrest her on Friday morning. However, Irom and her mother have been defiant and have been resisting arrest. Irom Sharmila is continuing her protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur. Soon after her release,...
  • Irom Sharmila likely to be detained today, heavy police presence at her protest site August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Activist Irom Sharmila is continuing her protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur. Soon after her release, Irom refused a medical examination. There is heavy police presence at the protest site in Imphal where she is continuing her hunger strike. She is likely to be...
  • Imphal: Irom Sharmila set free, asks for mass support against AFSPA August 20, 2014

    Imphal: Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila, who is on indefinite fast for repeal AFSPA in Manipur, has been released from Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science of Imphal on Wednesday evening. A Manipur Court on Tuesday had ordered Sharmila's release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court had...
  • Irom Sharmila's fast against AFSPA will continue after her release, says her brother August 20, 2014

    Guwahati: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila's brother has said that she will continue her 14yearlong fast against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. This comes a day after she was acquitted of attempted suicide. "Yesterday, just after hearing the news of Sharmila's release from the court, we were very happy because at...
  • Manipur Court orders release of Irom Sharmila, says no proof against her in attempted suicide case August 19, 2014

    Imphal: In a big relief for activist Irom Sharmila, a Manipur Court has ordered her release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court has said that she should be released immediately. Though according to sources, it will take at least two days to complete the formalities of...
  • Naxal arrested in Kondagaon August 14, 2014

    A Naxal was arrested by a joint team of security personnel in Chhattisgarh's insurgencyhit Kondgaon district, a day ahead of the Independence day celebrations, police said. "Jan militia cadre Ramnath alias Billu (27) was apprehended from his native place Rengagodi under Bayanar police station limits," Kondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police Surjit...
  • Narendra Modi on board INS Vikramaditya in Goa June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday had his first outing to a military asset INS Vikramaditya during which he sent out the message of his government's commitment to the interests of the armed forces. The Navy put up a spectacular show of stealth and pride. 12 ships sailed along, giving...
  • Naxal carrying reward arrested during a joint operation May 20, 2014

    A Naxal, carrying a reward on his head, was arrested during a combing operation in Kondagaon district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Tuesday. Mainuram was apprehended from Kokodi village under Bayanar police station limits by a joint team of security personnel last night, Kondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police Surjit Atri told...
  • Two tiffin bombs recovered, Maoist hand suspected April 2, 2014

    Two tiffin bombs, suspected to be planted by Maoists to target security forces during upcoming Lok Sabha elections, were found at separate places in the insurgency-hit region of Chhattisgarh, police said on Wednesday. "A tiffin-bomb of 20 kgs was found on a road under Daundi police station limits of Balod district...
  • Head constable shot at by suspected sand mafia March 31, 2014

    A head constable of Madhya Pradesh's Special Armed Force (SAF) was shot at and critically wounded by suspected members of a sand mafia near Morena on Monday, police said. The bike-borne armed mafia members were escorting tractor-trolleys transporting sand illegally mined from Chambal sanctuary area and were on their way to Morena. They...
  • Growing distrust between Antony and defence forces a worry for India February 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the Indian Navy is saddled with an aging fleet and has seen a wave of 11 mishaps involving warships in the last few months, Defence Minister AK Antony said he was saddened by the resignation of Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi, but its prompt acceptance seems...
  • Problem cannot be solved using force against people: Rahul on AFSPA February 26, 2014

    Guwahati: Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the Manipur situation would be resolved soon, however, he was non-committal on Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). Rahul who was interacting with Assam students also said that problem cannot be solved by using force against the people. "You cannot solve problems by...
  • Omar pitches for revocation of AFSPA, says Chidambaram had same view February 24, 2014

    Srinagar: Stating that the revocation of AFSPA would be an indication of peace in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday asserted that the gradual revocation of the controversial Act will begin in his present tenure. "Gradual revocation of AFSPA will begin in the present tenure of my government....
  • Haryana assures jobs to kin of soldier, police martyrs January 24, 2014

    A member of the family of anyone from the armed forces, paramilitary corps or police force hailing from Haryana who is martyred in the course of duty will be given a job on compassionate grounds, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on Friday. The family of the martyr will also receive...
  • Naxal arrested during joint search operation in Bijapur January 15, 2014

    A wanted Naxal was on Wednesday arrested during a joint search operation in Chhattisgarh's Maoisthit Bijapur district. The cadre, who was allegedly involved in setting ablaze three trucks engaged in sand mining at Mingachal river recently, was nabbed from a forest under Jangla Police Station limits, a senior police official said. The...
  • Naxal arrested during CAFpolice joint search operation in Bijapur January 15, 2014

    A wanted Naxal was on Wednesday arrested during a joint search operation in Chhattisgarh's Maoisthit Bijapur district. "The cadre, who was allegedly involved in setting ablaze three trucks engaged in sand mining at Mingachal river recently, was nabbed from a forest under Jangla Police Station limits," a senior police official said. "The...
  • Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama visits Sirpur's Chaanda Devi caves January 14, 2014

    Amid high security, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama visited the ancient Buddhist site of Sirpur and meditated at the historic Chaanda Devi caves where his guru and Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna is supposed to have meditated centuries ago. Located at the sprawling Singhadhruva terrain, Chaanda Devi caves is about 25 km away...
  • Naxal carrying cash reward of Rs 5,000 arrested in Bijapur January 5, 2014

    A naxal was arrested in Maoisthit Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Sunday. Tulsi Ram Pujari, carrying a cash reward of Rs 5,000 on his head, was arrested on Saturday in forests near a village under Jangla police station area in a joint operation of Chhattisgarh Armed Force and...
  • Naxals kill police jawan in ambush January 2, 2014

    A security personnel was killed and another injured in a naxal attack in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh on Sunday, police said. "The incident took place when both the jawans, attached to Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF), were returning after security duty at a weekly market in Mirtur village under Bhairamgarh police station...
  • My govt committed to army's welfare: Akhilesh Yadav December 7, 2013

    Uttar Pradesh Chief MinisterAkhilesh Yadav on Saturday said in Lucknow that his government was committed to thewelfare of armymen.Army officers pinned a flag on Akhilesh's shirt on theoccasion of the Armed Forces Flag Day. The Chief Minister also made a contribution to theArmed Forces Flag Day Fund. ...
  • Italy working for early return of two marines facing trial in India, assures Napolitano November 5, 2013

    Italy is working ceaselessly for the early return of two Italian marines facing trial in India for murdering two fishermen, President Giorgio Napolitano said on Monday. "We do not cease to work tenaciously to bring them home," Napolitano said after his speech on National Unity and Armed Forces Day. The case triggered...
  • Harda: Shoot-at-sight orders issued in curfew-bound town September 20, 2013

    The situation in curfew-bound Cheepabad-Khirkiya town of Harda district remained tense on Friday, after which the district administration issued shoot-at-sight orders, as a precautionary measure. "Though no untoward incident took place in the troubled town since curfew was imposed, the administration issued shoot-at-sight orders as a precautionary measure," Harda district's Superintendent...
  • Russia sends warships to Mediterranean as Syria tension rises August 30, 2013

    Russia said on Thursday it was sending warships to the Mediterranean, but denied it was beefing up its naval force there as Western powers prepare for military action against Syria. Interfax news agency quoted a source in the armed forces' general staff as saying Russia, Syria's most powerful ally, was deploying...
  • Nation should have confidence in the armed forces: Salman Khurshid August 16, 2013

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said the nation should have complete confidence in the armed forces. "We should not get overtly concerned about what is happening on LoC. We have complete confidence in our armed forces. We do not want to distract them with talking on issues," he said. ...