Rashtriya Rifles

  • Army officer commits suicide in Kashmir March 1, 2014

    A junior commissioned officer (JCO) of the Rashtriya Rifles Friday killed himself in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Subedar Surinder Singh of 2 Rashtriya Rifles shot himself with his service rifle inside the army camp in Soibug village, police sources said. The incident came a day after a trooper...
  • J&K: Indian soldier shoots 5 colleagues dead at an Army camp, kills self February 27, 2014

    Srinagar: An Indian Army soldier shot five colleagues to death in an Army camp in Manasbal camp in North Kashmir on Wednesday. After shooting his fellow soldiers, he shot himself too. All the soldiers belonged to 13 Rashtriya Rifles. Top officials are present at the spot. A court of inquiry...
  • Hizbul Mujahideen guerrilla commander arrested in Kashmir October 6, 2013

    A top guerrilla commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen involved in killings of two policemen and a civilian besides carrying out other terror attacks in the Kashmir Valley has been arrested, a police officer said on Saturday. Deputy Inspector General (North Kashmir range) JP Singh told reporters in north Kashmir's Sopore town...
  • Jammu: Rashtriya Rifles personnel kills colleague May 28, 2013

    Jammu: A Rashtriya Rifles personnel killed his colleague following an argument on early Monday morning. The incident happened at 5 am on Monday morning at Kallaar, Rajouri, Jammu. This is the second such incident in the state in 10 days. Earlier an SSP had killed his colleague and injured two others. ...
  • Jammu: Army personnel rescued, family claims his both eyes are seriously injured April 4, 2013

    A Rashtriya Rifles personnel, who was on leave, was found with both eyes severely damaged. Rajesh Kumar Dutt was brought to the government hospital after he was rescued from Akhnoor in a serious state. ...
  • Jammu: Soldier found with eyes gouged out April 3, 2013

    Srinagar: A grievously injured Indian Army soldier was found with both his eyes gouged out in Akhnoor district of Jammu on Wednesday. The Rashtriya Rifles soldier claimed that he had been abducted eight to ten days back. The Army said it could not interrogate jawan Rajesh Dutt because of the...
  • Army Major to get Kirti Chakra for killing terrorists January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Major Abup J Manjali of the Rashtriya Rifles would be awarded the Kirti Chakra on the 64th Republic Day for showing extraordinary bravery in counter- terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir. Major Manjali is the only soldier to be awarded the second- highest peacetime gallantry award Kirti Chakra on...
  • J&K: 5 injured in Kupwara grenade attack November 1, 2011

    New Delhi: At least five civilians were injured in a grenade attack by militants in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Sources say unidentified militants attacked a picket of the Rashtriya Rifle personnel near the main bus stand in Kupwara district town, 90 km from Srinagar, around 1.45 pm,...
  • LeT militant killed in encounter May 24, 2011

    Jammu: A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant was killed in a fierce gunbattle with security forces in border district of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said here on Tuesday. Acting on an information about the presence of militants in Poonch district's Soni-top forests in Baflaiz -Dera-ki-Gali belt troops of 18 Rashtriya Rifles...
  • J&K: cop, Army jawan killed in encounter April 5, 2011

    Srinagar: A police sub-inspector and an Army jawan were killed in a fierce gunbattle with militants on Tuesday in Tral town in south Kashmir, police officials said. Police assisted by troops of 42 Rashtriya Rifles launched a search operation in the Dadsar village in Tral, 35 km from here, following a...
  • Forensics prove Capt Kohli committed suicide: Col Pandey August 28, 2010

    New Delhi: Col Rahul Pandey, who deceased Captain Sumit Kohli's mother Veena Kohli holds responsible for her son's death, defended himself on Saturday saying that both forensic examinations conducted on his body that he committed suicide. "Both the reports have concluded that the death was due to the bullet...
  • Security forces kill two terrorists in Kashmir July 21, 2010

    Srinagar: Two terrorists, including a top commander of the Harkat-ul-Mujaheedin (HuM), and a soldier were killed in a fierce gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore town, police said on Wednesday. A senior police officer said security forces surrounded a house in Hygam village under Sopore police district, 48 km from here,...
  • Case registered against Armymen for Kashmir shootout February 22, 2009

    New Delhi: A case was registered against troopers of the Rashtriya Rifles for a shootout in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore town Saturday that killed two civilians. The town remained tense Sunday as authorities imposed strict restrictions to prevent protests, officials said. "An FIR has been lodged in the Sopore police station...
  • Lt Col commits suicide in Kashmir June 20, 2007

    Jammu: A lieutenant colonel of the Rashtriya Rifles on Friday allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service pistol in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. Lt Col Pankaj Jha, posted with the 15 Sector Rashtriya Rifles in Mahore area of Udhampur, fired a shot on his temple, Senior Superintendent...
  • Shrink for Army? Experts say yes November 7, 2006

    New Delhi: Five incidents of soldiers running amok in two weeks has prompted the Indian military to do some serious introspection. Amidst an unprecedented rash of troop fratricides, the military now publicly admits that a war-without-end in Kashmir and the North-East is building up the type of troop stress which...
  • Yet again, jawan kills Army officer October 31, 2006

    New Delhi: Troops outside the Army's Harwan fortification on the outskirts of Srinagar appeared anxious on Tuesday. A soldier on Tuesday turned his assault rifle on his officer, Lieutenant Colonel Sharad Saxena, killing him in a hail of gunfire. Both were serving in a Rashtriya Rifles counter-insurgency battalion. But it's...
  • Jawan kills colleagues, commits suicide October 24, 2006

    Jammu: An Army jawan posted in Rashtriya Rifles (RR) on Monday went on a shooting spree with his service rifle, killing two of his colleagues before committing suicide at Budhal in Rajouri district, official sources said. ''Naik Lingam of 60 RR, while on ROP (road opening party) duty at Kewal Budhal,...