Armed Forces

  • 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 Maoist-hit 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 CAF-police joint search operation in Bijapur January 15, 2014

    A wanted Naxal was on Wednesday arrested during a joint search operation in Chhattisgarh's Maoist-hit 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 Maoist-hit 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 Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said in Lucknow that his government was committed to the welfare of armymen. Army officers pinned a flag on Akhilesh's shirt on the occasion of the Armed Forces Flag Day. The Chief Minister also made a contribution to the Armed 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. ...
  • Naxal, 3 CAF jawans killed in cross-firing during combing operation August 13, 2013

    Three Chhattigarh Armed Force (CAF) jawans and a Naxalite were killed in an encounter on Tuesday between the ultras and security personnel in Maoist-hit Narayanpur district. "The incident took place between the forests of Maharabeda and Kaushalnagar villages this afternoon," state Director General of Police (DGP) Ramniwas told PTI. Acting on...
  • Jharkhand HC Chief Justice to take over as head of Armed Forces Tribunal August 1, 2013

    Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court Justice Prakash Tatia is likely to take over as the next head of the Armed Forces Tribunal, which looks into the defence forces-related service matters. Justice Tatia's name has been proposed to the government as the next Chairman of the Armed Forces Tribunal to succeed...
  • Govt clears Army strike corps along China border July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Boosting Army's war fighting capabilities along the Line of Actual Control, Government on Wednesday given a go ahead to the creation of a corps including deployment of 50,000 additional troops along the China border at a cost of around Rs 65,000 crore. The Cabinet Committee on Security headed by...
  • Defence Ministry has asked armed forces to reduce fuel use: Sources July 9, 2013

    Rising prices of international crude are also affecting defence supplies. Army sources are saying the Defence Ministry has asked armed forces to reduce fuel use by 4 to 5 per cent. ...
  • Defence Ministry reworks on its budget as fuel price rises July 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The rising prices of international crude is also affecting defence supplies. The Defence Ministry has asked armed forces to reduce use of fuel by 20 to 40 per cent, Army sources said. Sources said the order came in the wake of sharp increase in fuel prices and has upset...
  • Egypt: Embattled Morsi rejects army's 48 hours ultimatum July 2, 2013

    Cairo: Embattled Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Tuesday rejected the army's 48-hour ultimatum to resolve the country's deadly crisis, saying he would pursue his own plans for national reconciliation. "The civil democratic Egyptian state is one of the most important achievements of the January 25 revolution," said a statement from the...
  • Egypt: Military gives Morsi govt 48 hours to resolve crisis July 2, 2013

    The Military has put the Egypt Government on a 48 hours deadline to resolve the crisis and quell anti-Morsi protests. The military has ruled out a coup - but has threatened to step in with a political road map of its own. ...
  • Army's food research lab sends ready-to-eat food to Uttarakhand July 2, 2013

    Mysore: Even as despair sets in with relief camps and villages in Uttarakhand fast running out of rations, once again, it's another wing of the armed forces offering a ray of hope in faraway Mysore. The Defence Food Research Lab is sending ready-to-eat food packets to the state. Its high-tech...
  • Egypt army gives Mohamed Morsi 48 hours to share power July 2, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt's armed forces handed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi a virtual ultimatum to share power on Monday, giving feuding politicians 48 hours to compromise or have the army impose its own road map for the country. A dramatic military statement broadcast on state television declared the nation was in danger after...
  • Real work is being done by forces, NGOs in Uttarakhand: Pallavi Ghosh July 1, 2013

    As the full extent of devastation and deaths in Uttarakhand comes to the fore, political parties have been busy in trying to make political capital even out of a tragedy of these proportions. Will India's politicians ever rise above their differences to unite at a time of national exigency? CNN-IBN's...
  • Indian govt does not care for its armed forces: Col (retd) Anil Kaul June 26, 2013

    As politicians spar, some like Narendra Modi making astounding claims to have rescued 15000 Gujaratis in two days, the Armed Forces are at it on a war footing. Just yesterday, the IAF set a new record for air evacuation by flying 330 sorties and rescuing more than 4500 people. But...
  • Enough choppers for U'khand rescue ops: Air Marshal PS Ahluwalia June 20, 2013

    As the death toll mounts and thousands remain missing and stranded, the Armed Forces are engaged in a day-and-night relief and rescue effort. More than 40 choppers have been pressed into service and thousands of jawans and air warriors are battling extreme odds to evacuate the stranded. What more can...