INSURGENCY

  • MH17 victim found with oxygen mask, says Dutch Foreign Minister October 9, 2014

    The Hague (Netherlands): One of the people on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shot down in Ukraine in July was found wearing an oxygen mask, the Dutch foreign minister and prosecutors said, raising the possibility that some passengers might have known their plane was doomed. "You know that somebody was discovered...
  • 13 insurgents killed in Nigeria attack September 22, 2014

    Abuja: At least 13 insurgents were killed in an exchange of fire with Nigerian forces after a local market was attacked in the northeastern state of Borno, a top military source told Xinhua on Monday. The Nigerian troops swung into action after the attackers, suspected to be members of the Boko...
  • Ukrainian government, proRussia insurgents sign ceasefire deal September 5, 2014

    Minsk: Representatives of Ukraine's government and the proRussian insurgent leadership inked here Friday a ceasefire agreement slated to take effect later in the day, media reported. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), also a party in the Minsk talks along with Russia, has confirmed the development, saying that...
  • Islamic State insurgents release purported video of beheading of US journalist August 20, 2014

    Baghdad: Islamic State insurgents released a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of US journalist James Foley, who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago, and images of another US journalist whose life they said depended on US action in Iraq. The video, titled 'A Message To America,'...
  • Mother of martyr inspires young Indians to join armed forces July 28, 2014

    Mrs Anuradha Gore who lost her young son in the counterinsurgency operation is now inspiring young Indians to join the Armed forces. ...
  • Bodies found north of Baghdad as Sunni insurgents turn on each other July 14, 2014

    Baghdad: Residents of a town north of Baghdad found 12 corpses with executionstyle bullet wounds on Monday, after fighting between rival Sunni insurgent groups that could eventually unravel the coalition that seized much of the north and west of the country. The incident points to an intensification of infighting between the...
  • 117 Indians to return from Iraq today, 2,200 more wish to come back July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Nearly 2,200 Indians in Iraq's nonconflict areas wish to return home, with 117 of them set to reach the capital after midnight on Sunday, it was announced on Sunday. The external affairs ministry said the government was buying tickets for some 1,600 of the 2,200 while the air fare...
  • US drones over Baghdad as Iraq battles for Tikrit June 28, 2014

    Bahgdad: The US military has started flying armed drones over Baghdad to defend American troops and diplomats as Iraqi forces took their fight against Sunni insurgents to the strategic militantheld city of Tikrit. Iraq's top Shiite cleric urged the country's leaders to unite, after Prime Minister Nuri alMaliki conceded political measures...
  • Four Maoists surrender in Chhattisgarh's insurgencyhit Kondagaon district June 26, 2014

    Four Maoists on Thursday surrendered in Chhattisgarh's insurgencyhit Kondagaon district, the police said. The Maoist cadres, including a couple, said that they were disappointed by "ill treatment" of lower rank cadres by senior leaders from Andhra Pradesh and their "exploitation" of tribal women as well as extortion from villagers, Kondagaon Additional...
  • Iraq insurgents seize oilfields, hit air base as US advisers arrive June 26, 2014

    Baghdad: Militants attacked one of Iraq's largest air bases and seized control of several small oilfields on Wednesday as US special forces troops and intelligence analysts arrived to help Iraqi security forces counter a mounting Sunni insurgency. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri alMaliki, who is fighting for his job and is under...
  • US focus is on boosting Iraqi forces, not air strikes June 12, 2014

    Washington: The White House signaled on Wednesday that it was looking to strengthen Iraqi forces to help them deal with an insurgency rather than to meet what one US official said were past Iraqi requests for US air strikes. An Obama administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity said Iraq...
  • Manipur: Assam Rifles personnel killed in insurgents' attack before Modi's rally February 8, 2014

    Imphal: An Assam Rifles personnel was killed and three others were seriously injured when insurgents ambushed a paramilitary force party at Lambisa in Manipur's Ukhrul district on Saturday. Insurgents exploded a powerful bomb and opened fire at the road opening party of 44th Assam Rifles battalion, killing one personnel and injuring...
  • CJ Show: Parents of a slain soldier fight for their rights January 26, 2014

    Col Kawar Bhardwaj's son captain Umang Bhardwaj died while battling the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. After the death of his son, he and his wife Shiksha were promised a petrol pump allotment and some land to build a statue in the memory of their late son. Many years have...
  • CJ Show: Inspiring the young to join the armed forces January 25, 2014

    CJ Anuradha Gore, a mother of a martyred soldier who died fighting the enemy on the frontline is now on a mission to inspire the young children towards defense services. Watch her story ...
  • Indian, Afghan Army conduct joint operational exercises December 19, 2013

    The Indian Army and Afghan NationalArmy carried out various operational exercises as part oftheir joint training in Jodhpur on Thursday.Southern Army Commander Lt Gen Ashok Singh surveyed theexercises between the two armies, defence spokesperson S DGoswami said. The joint training being conducted for the last few daysis aimed at promoting military...
  • Omar breaks security cordon to meet people in Pulwama district November 22, 2013

    Srinagar: With militants present in the area he was visiting, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah gave some anxious moments to his security personnel when he decided to break the cordon thrown around him and mix with people in Tral area in South Kashmir's Pulwama district. Sticking to his decision...
  • Terrorists of Indian insurgent outfits operating from 22 'hideouts' in Bangladesh: BSF IG September 29, 2013

    Agartala: Terrorists of Indian insurgent outfits are operating from 22 'hideouts' in border areas of Bangladesh, a top BSF official said on Sunday. The ultras are carrying out antiIndia activities from 22 'hideouts' in Bangladesh, mostly in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Inspector General (IG) of BSF, Tripura Frontier, RK Mishra said....
  • Powerful IED blast near Manipur CM's residence, no casualty August 14, 2013

    Imphal: A powerful bomb exploded close to Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh's official residence here on Wednesday amid high security deployment on the Independence Day eve but no casualty was reported. Rebel groups have given a boycott call again Independence Day celebrations in the state as they had done in...
  • I believe in an exploitationfree northeast: Aruni Kashyap July 1, 2013

    It is 2002 and young Pablo, a city boy who has mostly lived a sheltered and privileged life in Guwahati, is visiting his ancestral village for his aunt's wedding. This is his second time in Mayong, in rural Assam, since 1998, when he had come for a few days to...
  • Manipur teens being abducted, trained for war by a banned rebel outfit June 13, 2013

    Imphal: Three months after two teenaged girls went missing in Manipur, they were spotted at a training camp in Myanmar. The two girls one 14 and another 15 were being trained by Manipur's banned rebel outfit Revolutionary People's Front. These children are being trained for war. A verified video...
  • PM holds an allparty meet on Maoism June 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held an all party meet on the Naxal insurgency. An allparty resolution against naxal violence and armed insurgency was passed at the meeting. The meet ended with the Prime Minister assuring full support to the governments in Naxal affected states. The meeting was held...
  • Assam: AGP sends Rs 500 crore legal notice to Rahul Gandhi June 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Asom Gana Parishad has sent a legal notice to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for a whopping Rs 500 crore. The party says it will sue Rahul for defamation after he alleged that the AGP came to power in Assam with help from insurgents. Assam Chief Minister...
  • Sharif to take office for third term as Pakistan PM June 5, 2013

    Islamabad: Fourteen years after he was deposed in a military coup and forced into exile, PMLN chief Nawaz Sharif is set to become Prime Minister for an unprecedented third term at a time when Pakistan is grappling with massive challenges ranging from an economic meltdown to a Taliban insurgency. Sharif,...
  • Assam Rifles deny charges of extrajudicial killings June 1, 2013

    Shillong: Assam Rifles Director General Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Friday denied that his troopers were involved in any extrajudicial killing during their counterinsurgency operations in India's northeastern states. "It is not true that Assam Rifles is indulging in extrajudicial killings," Singh told reporters on the sidelines of the 'Go...
  • Law and order has improved in Assam, says Tarun Gogoi May 19, 2013

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said at Guwahati on Saturday there was considerable improvement in the law and order situation in the state over the past 12 years. He added that the government has been able to bring almost all insurgent outfits to the negotiating table. Gogoi completed his second...
  • Pakistan: 8 soldiers and police killed in violence May 6, 2013

    Dera Ismail Khan: Military operations and insurgent attacks in lawless districts of Pakistan on Sunday left eight members of the security forces and around 30 militants and criminal suspects dead, officials said. Two soldiers and 16 militants were killed in clashes in the Tirah Valley area of the Khyber tribal...
  • Relieve Army from counterterror duties: Parl panel April 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Observing that deployment in counterinsurgency operations was straining the resources of the Army, a Parliamentary panel on Monday said the force should be relieved from these tasks to focus on undertaking its regular conventional duties. In its report tabled on Monday, the Standing Committee on Defence expressed concern for...
  • NATO needs plan for Syrian chemical weapons, says Kerry April 24, 2013

    Brussels: US Secretary of State John Kerry urged NATO on Tuesday to prepare for the possible use of chemical weapons by Syria on the same day that a senior Israeli military intelligence official said Syrian President Bashar Assad had used such weapons in March 2013 in his battle against insurgents. It...
  • At least 185 killed in Nigeria attack, say Officials April 22, 2013

    Baga: Fighting between Nigeria's military and Islamic extremists killed at least 185 people in a fishing community in the nation's far northeast, officials said on Sunday, an attack that saw insurgents fire rocketpropelled grenades and soldiers spray machinegun fire into neighborhoods filled with civilians. The fighting in Baga began on Friday...
  • Taliban attacks kill nine people in Afghanistan April 22, 2013

    Kabul: Insurgents killed six police officers at a checkpoint and a suicide bomber killed three civilians at a shopping bazaar in separate attacks on Sunday in eastern Afghanistan, while an independent security group warned 2013 is on track to be one of the most violent years of the war. April already...