SECURITY FORCES

  • MHA to frame new anti-Naxal Naxal policy, plans a carrot and stick policy October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs is framing a new set of anti-Naxal policy to tackle the menace in various states of India. The new policies are expected to allow massive use of force coupled with targeted development to neutralise Naxals. The MHA is likely to seek Cabinet approval...
  • Pakistan can avoid India's retaliation only if it stops 'unprovoked aggression', says IG BSF October 11, 2014

    Jammu/New Delhi: As ceasefire violations along the International Border in Jammu region by Pakistan Rangers enters into its ninth day, IBNLive.com spoke to Border Security Force (BSF) Jammu Region Inspector General Rakesh Kumar Sharma about the reasons that led to the intense exchange of fire between India and Pakistan. Below is...
  • Two terrorists killed in encounter near Line of Control in Kashmir valley September 17, 2014

    Srinagar: Two terrorists were on Wednesday killed in an encounter with security forces near the Line of Control in Macchil Sector of Kashmir Valley. "In the wee hours, two unknown terrorists were killed in Macchil Sector in an encounter with troops," an Army spokesman said. Two AK47 rifles and one UBGL along...
  • Security forces hardhit by Kashmir floods September 13, 2014

    Srinagar: When calamity strikes, it does not discriminate. This was on ample display when floods ravaged Kashmir. Along with civilian population, security forces deployed here from various parts of the country were also hit badly. They lost their belongings and their weapons were damaged or left useless after water entered...
  • Kashmir Floods: Defence forces' heroics expose separatists, 'intellectuals' September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The defence and security forces have emerged as the saviours of the people of Jammu & Kashmir, who are facing the worst flood of the century. These security forces' heroic efforts have saved tens of thousands of lives in the last threefour days. The much 'hated' Indian Army...
  • EC team to visit J&K shortly to review security for polls: DGP September 3, 2014

    Kathua: Asserting that security forces will create a conducive atmosphere for Jammu and Kashmir elections, DGP K Rajendra Kumar on Wednesday said Election Commission officials will visit the state shortly to review the security situation and availability of forces for the polls. "Election Commission officials will be visiting the state shortly...
  • Deserter IAF Wing Commander caught trying to cross over to Pakistan September 1, 2014

    Jaipur: Indian Air Force Wing Commander Shashank Shekhar, who has been declared a deserter by force, has been caught by the Border Security Force (BSF) near IndoPak border in Rajasthan's Anoopgarh while allegedly trying to cross the border. Shekhar, who hails from Ambala City, had hidden some documents and his...
  • J&K ground report: Houses in RS Pura bear signs of shelling, villagers continue to live in fear August 30, 2014

    Srinagar: Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticised Pakistan for making a spectacle out of the talks, it is the residents along the Line of Control that are facing the brunt of the daily ceasefire violations. Tears well up the eyes of Shah Din as he sits next to the newly...
  • Guwahati on high alert ahead of Independence Day August 14, 2014

    Guwahati: Security measures have been tightened for the Independence Day celebrations on Thursday ahead of the 68th Independence Day. Check points have been put up across Guwahati and frisking is being done for all vehicles. Security forces are on high alert to thwart any subversive activity. There is no intelligence...
  • Pakistani security forces nab three terrorists August 10, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani security forces on Sunday nabbed three terrorists in Rawalpindi city, an official said. The terrorists were trying to board a train for Lahore from Chaklala Railway Station when they were arrested on a tipoff. A security official said that two suicide jackets and explosives were recovered from the three...
  • Govt deploys 1,000 fresh BSF personnel to bolster antiNaxal ops July 30, 2014

    The government has deployed a fresh contingent of about 1,000 Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in Chhattisgarh to bolster antiNaxal operations in the state. The specially trained contingent of the paramilitary will be inducted to operate in Kanker district of the state, situated in the southern part of the state just...
  • Three Naxals arrested, cache of arms, ammunition recovered July 29, 2014

    Three Naxals were arrested on Tuesday and a cache of arms, ammunition and electronic gadgets seized after security forces busted a Maoist transit camp in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district, police said. The incident took place at Rampur village forests, close to Mendki river, under Pratappur police station limits, Kanker Superintendent of Police...
  • BSF personnels to blog, email 'ideas' and suggestions to HQs July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's advise to his ministers on use of social media, the country's largest border guarding force BSF, has asked its personnel to write emails or blogs about the problems and grievances faced by them. The first of its kind initiative for a...
  • Saharanpur clashes: Curfew relaxed for four hours in new city area July 28, 2014

    Saharanpur: With the situation improving in violencehit Saharanpur, curfew in the new city area has been lifted for four hours on Monday to allow people to buy their daily need items from markets which were directed to remain open. Curfew was being relaxed from 10 AM to 2 PM in the...
  • Top Naxal commander killed by security forces in Khunti forests July 23, 2014

    In a predawn operation, security forces killed a prominent Naxal commander operating in Jharkhand in the forests of Khunti district of the state. According to preliminary information reaching the headquarters here, the Naxal commander Vishal alias Tulsi alias Tadit, also the Special Committee member of CPI (Maoists) was gunned down by...
  • Pakistan's new law gives security forces shootatsight powers July 2, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's parliament on Wednesday passed a controversial legislation empowering security forces to shootatsight suspects involved in terrorism, arson, murder and attacks on health officials. The "Protection of Pakistan Bill 2014" empowers an official of grade 15 (Non Gazetted Officers/Junior Officers/ JCOs) and above to issue such orders. It also...
  • Six Naxals arrested during separate search operations in Chhattisgarh July 2, 2014

    Six Naxals have been arrested during separate search operations in the insurgencyhit areas of Chhattisgarh, police said on Wednesday. Five rebels were apprehended from restive Nibra forests under Rowghat police station limits of Kanker district last evening, Kanker Superintendent of Police R N Dash told PTI. A joint squad of Border Security...
  • 125 IEDs recovered by CoBRA commandos in Lohardaga June 21, 2014

    Foiling Naxals' plan of a major ambush, security forces in Jharkhand detected and destroyed 125 improvised bombs planted in a series along a road in Lohardaga district. Officials said the explosives were detected at around 10 am in MadanpurLawapani area of the district when a CoBRA commando team of CRPF was...
  • Pakistani Taliban attacks Karachi airport, 30 dead June 9, 2014

    Karachi: After a 13hour intense gun battle, the brazen attack on Karachi international airport by Taliban militants disguised as security forces ended today, leaving 30 people dead, including all the 10 terrorists who were planning for a lengthy siege of the key facility. The outlawed TehreekeTaliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility...
  • Security forces arrest suspected Naxal commander, seizes arms and ammunition June 5, 2014

    Security forces on Thursday apprehended a suspected Naxal commander along with arms and ammunition from West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. Officials said a squad of forces led by paramilitary Central Reserve Ppolice Force (CRPF) apprehended the area commander of CPI (Maoist) Chokro Chaki (27) from Sonua police station area of the...
  • Bomb planted under culvert defused by security forces May 28, 2014

    A bomb planted by Maoists under a culvert in a village in Bihar's Banka district was recovered by security forces on Wednesday. The bomb was found under the culvert on the BhaluarLutua road in Bhotadih village during a combing operation by the CRPF and Gaya police, Deputy Superintendent of Police Ajay...
  • Woman Naxal arrested after exchange of fire between security forces and ultras May 26, 2014

    A woman Naxal was on Monday arrested following a prolonged exchange of fire between the security forces and the redultras in the insurgencyhit Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The encounter took place in the hilly area under the limits of Mohla police station along ChhattisgarhMaharashtra border, a senior police official...
  • Naxal carrying reward arrested in joint operation at Kanker May 25, 2014

    A naxal, carrying a reward on his head, was arrested during a joint search operation in Maoisthit Kanker district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Sunday. The cadre identified as Ramesh Ramprasad Boga (35) from Rajnandgaon, was nabbed from the forest of Lohattar police station limits yesterday, a senior police official said. Acting...
  • Arunachal Prdesh: Security beefed up for poll counting May 15, 2014

    Elaborate security arrangements have been made in Arunachal Pradesh for counting of votes on Friday for two Lok Sabha and 49 state assembly seats, polling for which was conducted on April 9. "We have deployed security personnel including central para military forces (CPMF) and state police in all the counting centres...
  • Security forces arrest 2 Naxals in Chhattisgarh, weapons seized May 14, 2014

    Two Naxalites on Wednesday were apprehended by the security forces conducting antiMaoist operations and arms and ammunition seized from them in Jashpur district of Chhattisgarh. Officials said, the two belong to the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) Maoist cadre operational in the state and they have been identified as Arjun...
  • People's Liberation Front of India ultras arrested May 12, 2014

    Along with a commander of the People's Liberation Front of India, security forces on Sunday also arrested a member of its firing squad in Gumla district, police said on Monday. Vinay Gop, member of the Naxal outfit's firing squad, was arrested along with wanted commander Gulab Khatri, but police had yesterday...
  • Srinagar youth killed in clashes with security forces on polling day April 30, 2014

    Srinagar: On the day when Srinagar populace voted to elect their representative to the Lok Sabha, a youth was killed during clashes with the security forces in the Valley. The security forces fired at a mob which was attacking polling staff during the deinduction of polling booth and the youth...
  • Murder sparks communal tension in Rajgarh, additional force deployed April 26, 2014

    A person was allegedly shot dead in Machalpur in Rajgarh in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday following a dispute over a petty issue, sparking communal tension in the area, a senior official said. The incident took place when two saw machine unit owners in the area indulged in a quarrel following which...
  • Two tiffin-bombs found in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh; 2 Naxals held April 16, 2014

    Two tiffin bombs, suspected to be planted by Maoists to target security forces and polling parties during Lok Sabha elections, were found in the insurgency-hit Kanker district of Chhattisgarh. Kanker is among the three Lok Sabha seats going to polls on Thursday in the second phase of Chhattisgarh elections. Besides, two...
  • Ukraine tries to clear pro-Russian rebels, reports dead on both sides April 13, 2014

    Slaviansk: Ukrainian security forces launched an operation on Sunday to clear pro-Russian separatists from a police headquarters in the eastern city of Slaviansk, with Kiev reporting dead on both sides as it combats what it calls an act of aggression by Moscow. Ukraine faces a rash of rebellions in the east...