Operation Blue Star

  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 6, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Delhi burns at 47 degrees, hottest day in 19 years June 6, 2014

    North India is reeling under a severe heat wave. On Friday the National Capital recorded a maximum temperature of 47 degree Celsius. However, Monsoons have hit Kerala. It is also likely to rain in Maharashtra and West Bengal in the next 48 hours. ...
  • 'Will take action against perpetrators of Golden temple clashes' June 6, 2014

    Sri Akal Takht member Giani Gurbachan Singh said that many people were injured in the clashes in the Golden Temple. Some antisocial forces sparked the violence. "We will investigate the case and take strict action against the perpetrators," he added. Earlier in the day, clashes broke out within the Golden...
  • Amarinder Singh condemns Golden Temple clashes, says SGPC must act responsibly June 6, 2014

    Congress leader Amarinder Singh said, "Such incidents should not have happened and it is the duty of SGPC to ensure the security of the temple." Earlier in the day, clashes broke out within the Golden Temple premises between two groups on the 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star. ...
  • What happened is unfortunate, but police shouldn't enter Golden Temple: SAD MP on clashes June 6, 2014

    Fifteen people have been detained after clashes broke out in the Golden Temple during a ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star. Clashes broke out between the Golden Temple task force workers and supporters of the SAD (Amritsar) MP Simranjeet Singh Mann. ...
  • 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star June 6, 2014

    Amritsar: Billboards welcome tourists on roads leading to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the holiest place for Sikhs. It is a symbol of peace and it is always festive here. But it was not so three decades back. On June 6, 1984, the area near the Golden Temple was under curfew...
  • Sword fight breaks out between Golden Temple task force workers, several injured June 6, 2014

    Amritsar: Clashes broke out within the Golden Temple premises in Amritsar between two groups on the 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star on Friday. The sword fight broke out between Golden Temple task force workers and supporters of SAD MP Simranjeet Singh Mann. Several people have been injured in the...
  • 30 years of Operation Blue Star: Chilling black and white photos of the day the Indian Army stormed the Golden Temple June 3, 2014

    Thirty years ago, on this day (June 3, 1984) the Indian Army entered the holiest place for the Sikhs, the Golden Temple in Amritsar, to flush out militants led by Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. Operation Blue Star was a military operation ordered by Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister, to remove...
  • The legacy of Operation Blue Star June 3, 2014

    It was May 1989. I was sitting in the drawing room of one of the sprawling bungalows on Sansad Marg, New Delhi. At the home of my father's mentor and family relative, a Sikh, a serving Major General (name withheld). When the news on the television ended, the General turned...
  • Amarinder Singh accuses BJP of double standards on Blue Star issue March 25, 2014

    Congress candidate from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat Amarinder Singh on Tuesday accused BJP nominee Arun Jaitley of having "double standards" on the issues of Operation Blue Star and setting up a Blue Star Memorial for those who died within the precincts of the Golden Temple here. "You can't run with the...
  • Journey of the NehruGandhi family January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian National Congress was founded in 1885 and in the following decades the party became the pivot of the Indian Independence Movement. After Independence in 1947, it became the nation's dominant political party. Congress leader Jawaharlal Nehru became the first Prime Minister of India and remained a central figure...
  • No evidence of British role in Operation Bluestar yet: Cameron January 15, 2014

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday said there was no evidence so far to suggest that elite British special forces played a role in the 1984 Operation Bluestar to flush out Sikh militants holed up in the Golden Temple. "I don't want to prejudge the outcome, but I would note...
  • Lt Gen KS Brar's attackers sentenced by British court December 10, 2013

    Three Sikh men and a woman convicted of carrying out a revenge attack on Lt Gen (retd) KS Brar, the hero of the 1984 Operation Blue Star, were sentenced from 10and half years to 14 years in prison by a British court on Tuesday. The proKhalistani supporters had tried to slash...
  • Use of army to curb insurgency in Punjab was not necessary: KPS Gill November 18, 2013

    Tezpur: Army should not have been used in antiinsurgency operations in Punjab and Assam as it created mistrust between security forces and civil society, former Director General of Police KPS Gill said on Sunday. "Operation Blue Star in Punjab and Operation Bajrang in Assam were not necessary," Gill said. "The...
  • Bhindranwale was Indira Gandhi's creation: BJP October 25, 2013

    BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi, on Thursday, alleged here that Congress VicePresident Rahul Gandhi was trying to get sympathy by referring to violent deaths of his father and his grandmother and that Sikh militant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, who had led the Khalistan movement, was "Indira Gandhi's creation". Rahul had accused BJP yesterday...
  • UK: 3 Sikhs convicted of attacking Lt General Kuldip Singh Brar July 31, 2013

    London: Three members of a Sikh gang, including a woman, were on Wednesday convicted of slashing the throat of Lt Gen (retd) Kuldip Singh Brar, the hero of the 1984 Operation Blue Star, in London in 2012. Brar, 78, was attacked as he walked with his wife Meena, in Old...
  • London: Sikh woman charged in Lt Gen Brar attack case February 9, 2013

    London: A 38yearold Sikh woman has been charged in connection with the attack on the 1984 Operation Blue Star hero KS Brar in London in September, 2012, taking to four the number of people accused in the case. "Harjit Kaur appeared in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Friday charged...
  • Gurudwara refuses to hold prayer for Operation Blue Star hero January 21, 2013

    Panchkula: Defence officers are outraged after a gurudwara in Panchkula refused to conduct prayer ceremonies for Maha Vir Chakra winner Lt General RS Dyal, who died in 2012. The gurudwara, citing his participation in Operation Bluestar of 1984, refused to hold prayers for him. The gurudwara management told the General's wife...
  • Two more arrested over attack on Lt Gen Brar November 23, 2012

    London: British Police have arrested two more persons, including a woman, in connection with the assassination attempt in London on Lt Gen (retd) KS Brar, the hero of the 1984 Operation Blue Star. Brar, 78, on a private visit, was returning to his hotel with his wife when he was...
  • Govt to provide security to Operation Blue Star veterans October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Alarmed by the attack on Lt Gen (retd) KS Brar in London and the widespread condemnation of it, the Centre on Thursday decided to provide security to all the veterans of Operation Blue Star. Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) after a security review meeting on Thursday also took...
  • UK: One more arrested in connection with attack on Brar October 10, 2012

    London: A 29yearold man was arrested here on Wednesday in connection with the attack on Lt Gen KS Brar, the Operation Blue Star hero, taking to three the total number of persons in custody in the case. In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said "a further arrest has been made...
  • Attackers of Brar to be brought to justice: Britain October 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Britain has assured India of its determination to bring the perpetrators of attack on retired Lt General KS Brar to justice and said it will continue updating Indian officials about the investigations in the case. In a letter to External Affairs Minister SM Krishna, British Secretary of State...
  • Attack on Lt Gen Brar: 11 more arrested in London October 5, 2012

    London: Eleven more people were arrested in London on Friday in connection with the stabbing of retired Lieutenant General KS Brar, taking the total number in police custody to 15. Brar is known for leading leading 'Operation Blue Star' 28 years ago to flush out pro-Khalistani militants from the Golden...
  • 4 arrested in connection with attack on Lt Gen KS Brar October 5, 2012

    London: Four persons, including a woman, have been arrested in London in connection with the stabbing of retired Lieutenant General KS Brar, who had led 'Operation Blue Star' 28 years ago to flush out pro-Khalistani militants from the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab. The four persons, including a woman, were arrested...
  • Attack on Brar was planned in Germany: Sources October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: In the latest development in connection with the attack on Operation Blue Star hero Lt General KS Brar in London, sources have said that it was planned on June 6 in Germany. According to sources, the attack was planned at a meeting of radical Sikh outfits in Germany...
  • Lt Gen Brar did not inform about London trip: MHA October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Operation Blue Star hero Lt General Kuldip Singh Brar returned to India on Wednesday but questions are now arising on whether the government did not provide enough security to him on his trip to London. The Home Ministry now has said it wasn't informed about his travel plans...
  • Operation Blue Star hero Lt Gen KS Brar returns to India October 3, 2012

    Mumbai: Retired Lt General KS Brar, who led Operation Blue Star in 1984, returned to Mumbai from London on Wednesday, two days after being attacked. Lt Gen Brar was attacked by four men with a knife in London. The Home Ministry is expecting reports from the External Affairs Ministry and...
  • Lt General Brar to return from London today October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Retired Lt General Kuldip Singh Brar who commanded Operation Blue Star is expected to return home two days after he was attacked with a knife by unknown assailants in London. The Home Ministry is expecting reports from the External Affairs Ministry and RAW on the investigation. The Home...
  • News 360: Lt General Brar says he's on Khalistan hitlist October 2, 2012

    Lt General KS Brar talks about the attack on him in London. The Home Ministry demands a full report. ...
  • Police question witnesses in Lt Gen KS Brar's attack October 2, 2012

    Lieutenant General KS Brar, the man who led Operation Blue Star in 1984, came under attack from four 'burly, bearded' men on Sunday night. ...