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  • 80 from Karnataka return from earthquake-hit Nepal Yesterday

    Bengaluru: At least 80 people from Karnataka, who were stranded in quake-hit Nepal, returned to New Delhi on Sunday by a special Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft along with other Indians, an official said. "Of the 200 stranded people from the state in Nepal, 80 landed in New Delhi and the...
  • Army, IAF activate disaster management mechanism for Nepal Yesterday

    Tezpur: Army's Gajaraj Corps and Indian Air Force (IAF), Tezpur, on Sunday activated disaster management mechanism for providing medical relief to people in earthquake-hit Nepal. According to a defence spokesman, in this joint disaster management operation, a C-17 aircraft from Palam air base captained by Wing Commander Abbi arrived at Air...
  • India's aid to Nepal named 'Operation Maitri' Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Indian Army has named the aid to Nepal 'Operation Maitri' or friendship, a day after it started extending help to the neighbouring country that was hit by a massive earthquake just before noon on Saturday, leaving a trail of death and destruction. In addition to the specialist teams...
  • SC seeks Centre's response on Indian Army unit's promotion policy 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the government to spell out whether it has cleared the Indian Army's promotion policy to have a combat unit commanded by a Colonel at the age of 37 years who will exit after commanding the unit for two and a half years. The...
  • Supreme Court to decide on Army's promotion policy for the rank of Colonel and above today 6 days ago

    New Delhi: An issue that has split the 1.13 million strong Indian Army down the middle is likely to be resolved on Wednesday when the Supreme Court decides on the promotion policy of the force. The appeal was filed by the Central government against a decision of the Armed Forces...
  • Pakistan and Jamaat-ud-Dawa help Kashmiris and we call it jihad, says 26/11 planner Hafiz Saeed April 18, 2015

    Islamabad: Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed strongly came out in support of Kashmiri separatists and admitted that his organisation is backing the Pakistan Army wage jihad in the valley. During a TV interview, Hafiz said, "If India is not ready to give their rights and if...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay April 15, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to return to Delhi late on Wednesday night April 15, 2015

    Rahul has been on leave since the 22nd of February, missing the first leg of the crucial Budget session of Parliament. He will hold internal meetings on Thursday. He is expected to lead an anti-land ordinance rally on the 19th. Meanwhile there is a divide in Congress over Rahul taking...
  • Tral encounter unfortunate, Army should have been cautious, says J&K CM April 15, 2015

    Srinagar: Coming down heavily on the Army over a recent encounter in Tral in which a youth Khalid Wani was killed, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said that the Army should have been more cautious. "It is an unfortunate incident. The Army should have dealt cautiously in...
  • Media attack on me at the behest of arms lobby: VK Singh April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Minister Gen (retd) V K Singh alleged that an "insidious campaign" is being run against him by a section of media at the behest of the arms lobby that is "working overtime" to subdue him and he has briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding it. "It is...
  • Swiss army knife maker Victorinox plans to foray into smartwatches: CEO April 8, 2015

    Zurich: Swiss army knife maker Victorinox plans to unveil its version of a smartwatch by the start of next year, its chief executive said on Tuesday. Swatch, the world's largest watchmaker, announced plans last month to put programmable chips in watches so wearers can make payments with a swipe of the...
  • J&K: Two soldiers dead, 2 others injured in Ladakh avalanche April 4, 2015

    Ladakh: Two soldiers died and two others have been injured after getting trapped in an avalanche in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. Avalanche hit an Army vehicle at remote Changla village in Leh district yesterday, trapping five soldiers travelling in it, spokesman of Army's northern command Col SD Goswami...
  • Arunachal Pradesh: Army convoy ambushed in Tirap district, 3 soldiers killed April 2, 2015

    Itanagar: Three Army personnel were on Thursday killed and four injured when suspected NSCN rebels terrorists ambushed their vehicle in Arunachal Pradesh's Tirap district bordering Nagaland. The ambush on the last of the four vehicles of the convoy took place around 6 AM at Tupi village along Khonsa-Longding road, Tirap SP...
  • Cartoon of the day: Indian Army turns saviour for J&K floods victims March 30, 2015

    Less than a year after Jammu and Kashmir faced its worst floods ever, the valley is bracing to battle yet another flood. Heavy rainfall has caused the water level in the Jhelum river to rise above the danger mark forcing the state government to issue a flood alert in the...
  • J&K: Security agencies sound alert about possible infiltration along borders March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Security agencies have sounded an alert about possible infiltration bid by terrorists from across the border in Jammu and Kashmir with the active support of ISI and Pakistan Army. The alert was issued after two successive terrorist strikes in Jammu region on Friday and Saturday last when the attackers...
  • National security is a challenge due to its complexity: Dalbir Singh Suhag March 23, 2015

    Hyderabad: Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Monday said the national security environment has become a challenging task due to its complexity and unpredictability. Addressing the valedictory function of the Higher Defence Management Course-10 at the College of Defence Management on Monday, he cautioned, "Internally, our social and ethnic diversity...
  • Chandigarh Municipal Corporation removes Martyrs Day hoardings having photos of US Army men, not Indian soldiers March 23, 2015

    Amritsar: After coming under fire from various quarters, Chandigarh Municipal Corporation on Monday removed hoardings having pictures of US Army men instead of Indian Army soldiers. The Municipal Corporation committed a major faux pas as it has put up photographs of the US Army personnel instead of Indian Army soldiers in...
  • Chandigarh Municipal Corporation puts photos of US Army men, not Indian soldiers on Martyrs Day March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation committed a major faux pas as it has put up photographs of the US Army personnel instead of Indian Army soldiers in its hoardings commemorating Martyrs Day. The photograph shows three soldiers wearing the US flag on their uniforms. Mayor of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation...
  • J&K government will examine need for denotifying disturbed areas: CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed March 22, 2015

    Jammu: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday said his government would examine the need for denotifying disturbed areas to initiate a phased withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from there. "Keeping in view the improving security scenario, the state government will examine the need for denotifying 'disturbed areas',...
  • Parliament panel calls for White Paper on Jammu and Kashmir militancy March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: A parliamentary panel has called for documentation of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir in the form of a White Paper even as it dismissed the state government's objections to the suggestion as being "orthodox". The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Ministry has said that it felt that though...
  • Army conducts fire power display at Pokhran marking centenary celebrations of participation in World War I March 21, 2015

    Jaipur: The Indian Army conducted a fire power display at Pokhran in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan marking the centenary celebrations of its participation in the first World War. Showcasing the Army's capabilities, proficiency and preparedness, the 'Fire Power Display' was held on Friday at the Pokhran field firing range and involved...
  • J&K: 2 terrorists killed during encounter with Army in Samba, 2 securitymen injured March 21, 2015

    Srinagar: Two terrorists were killed during a fierce encounter with the Army in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. A Major and a jawan were injured during the attack at the Army camp on Jammu-Pathankote National Highway in Samba. A civilian was also injured outside the camp and was...
  • 100 bodies in Nigeria 'mass grave' taken from Boko Haram March 21, 2015

    N`Djamena: Around 100 bodies were found in a mass grave on the outskirts of the town of Damasak in northeast Nigeria on Friday, a Chadian army spokesman told AFP. Soldiers discovered the bodies under a bridge just outside the town, which was retaken from Boko Haram terrorists on March 9 by...
  • J&K: Terrorists attack Army camp in Samba district, 2 security personnel, 1 civilian injured March 21, 2015

    Srinagar: In the second strike in two days, Pakistan backed terrorists attacked an Army camp in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. One major and a jawan were injured during the attack at the Army camp on Jammu-Pathankote National Highway in Samba. A civilian was also injured outside the...
  • Armed forces face shortage of over 52,000 personnel March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian armed forces are faced with a shortage of over 52,000 personnel, including 11,000 officers, as measures like improved pay structure were being put in place to check attrition, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday. Army is grappling with the maximum shortage of 33,998 personnel, including 9,642...
  • India needs to increase their military presence in Indian ocean: Former Sri Lankan Army Chief General March 19, 2015

    Former Sri Lankan Army chief General Sarath Fonseka said that India needed to increase their military presence in the Indian ocean and felt that the BJP government had tried to maintain good ties with Sri Lanka. ...
  • Hope to be heard during inquiry on alleged war crimes: Former Sri Lankan Army Chief Gen Fonseka March 19, 2015

    Former Sri Lankan Army chief General Sarath Fonseka who demolished the LTTE said that he hopes to be heard when the inquiry on alleged war crimes happens otherwise it will be a one sided inquiry. He added that the commander cannot be punished for the crimes of individuals. ...
  • Tongam Rina wins Indian of the Year in public service category March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Journalist Tongam Rina wins the Indian of the Year 2014 for public service. She is the Associate Editor of Arunachal Times and was shot at close range for writing against the endemic corruption in her state. Recovered from her injuries, she continues her journalism of courage highlighting how...
  • Prince Harry to quit British Army after 10 years March 17, 2015

    London: Prince Harry announced on Tuesday that he is to leave the British Army after 10 years' service that has seen him fight on the front line twice in Afghanistan. The 30-year-old said it had been a "really tough decision" to conclude his military service in June, but added that...
  • World War 1: A 100 years on and India's forgotten soldiers March 15, 2015

    For almost a Century, it has been India's forgotten war. A 100 years ago, as many as 15 lakh soldiers from India participated in the war. As the world is celebrating 100 years of the World War 1, CNN-IBN appreciates the colonial soldiers of the allied forces and their contribution...