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  • Britain sends Gurkha soldiers for Nepal earthquake aid 5 days ago

    London: A military transport plane laden with supplies and dozens of Nepalese Gurkha soldiers is to take off from a British air base on Monday headed for their homeland. The Boeing C-17 transport plane will carry more than 1,100 shelter kits, including plastic sheeting and rope, and 1,700 solar lanterns, the...
  • Iran shows off unmanned robot battlefield car that can carry missiles 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A new unmanned car for battle has been unveiled in Iran that sports a mechanical arm and missile casings, complete with a camera on top. Showed off at the Iran's Armed Forces Day, the Nazir robot car includes cylindrical casings that can hold two missiles and has a camera...
  • Family of a martyr asked to return 10,000 rupees: Does India really care about its soldiers? April 15, 2015

    Touching a height of insensitivity, the Chhattisgarh police repeatedly issued notice to a martyr's family for the recovery of just Rs 10,000 which was given at the time of funeral. However, when the unfortunate issue was taken up at CNN-IBN, the Raman Singh Government swung into action and issued show...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • AR Murugadoss's next to also feature Sonakshi Sinha's father March 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss's yet-untitled Hindi outing, an action thriller with Sonakshi Sinha, is set to go on the floors this week. The film will also feature veteran actor Shatrugan Sinha in an important role. "The film goes on floors on March 14 here. Murugadoss has also roped in Sonakshi's father...
  • President to inaugurate exhibition to highlight Indian Army's contribution in World War 1 March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: As the Indian Army is commemorating 100 years of World War 1, President Pranab Mukherjee will be inaugurating the first of its kind exhibition on Tuesday evening. The exhibition displays 13 operations that the Indian Corps participated in, from the Western Front in France to Mesopotamia and China. The...
  • Ukraine: Rebels blow up part of Donetsk airport, many wounded January 20, 2015

    Kiev: Pro-Russian rebels blew up part of a ceiling at the battered Donetsk airport in war-torn eastern Ukraine, causing a section of it to collapse and wounding many soldiers, an adviser to the president said. Further details of the incident were unclear, but the airport has been hit by heavy...
  • World War I: India's forgotten heroes January 18, 2015

    A 100 years ago more than 1.3 million Indian men fought in the bloodiest battle in living history. 74,187 of them died in the war that wasn't even ours. But their individual bravery , unsurpassed courage and sheer unselfishness made the world look at India with a newfound respect. Those...
  • BSF soldier's widow raped in Delhi January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: A BSF soldier's widow was allegedly raped by a veterinary doctor who lived as a tenant in her house in Mehrauli area of south Delhi. A case has been registered against the accused and police are conducting interrogation. The incident came to light yesterday when the victim filed a...
  • 50-60 terrorists waiting to enter J&K from Pakistan, says BSF; border remains red hot January 1, 2015

    New Delhi:Terming the ceasefire violations by Pakistan as "utter frustration", Inspector General Border Security Force, Jammu frontier Rakesh Sharma said India will launch a strong protest over the firing along the International Border. One BSF soldier has been killed and another injured in the "unprovoked firing" by Pakistan Rangers. "Pakistan has...
  • Pakistan will come on track, if not today then tomorrow: Rajnath Singh on ceasefire violations January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as ceasefire violations continue along the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh expressed hope that issues between India and Pakistan would be resolved soon. "Our diplomats are talking with officials in Pakistan. Talks are on. I think...
  • J&K: Soldiers vote to 'guard' democracy even after hanging uniforms December 20, 2014

    Kathua: Retired servicemen, who had fought Indo-Pak wars in this border constituency of Jammu and Kashmir, on Saturday braved the winter chill for their "national duty" to caste votes and strengthen democracy in the state, in their bid to counter the ongoing Pakistan-sponsored proxy war. 79-year-old retired Naib Subedar Kartar Singh,...
  • 54 Indian soldiers believed to be in Pakistani jails: Manohar Parrikar December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: At least 54 missing defence personnel of 1965 and 1971 wars are believed to be in custody in Pakistan, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told Parliament on Friday. However, Pakistan does not acknowledge the presence of any such personnel. "Fifty four (54) missing defence personnel of 1965 and 1971 wars, including...
  • SC dismisses Defence Ministry appeals against disabled soldiers: Political executive loses opportunity to earn goodwill December 13, 2014

    The writer is former Indian Army Major Navdeep Singh. It is well known that the current political regime is proactive and deeply concerned about the welfare of men and women in uniform. It is also well documented that both the Prime Minister as well as the Defence Minister are sensitive...
  • J&K: Big day for BJP as a party PM visits state after 11 years December 8, 2014

    It is a big day for the Bharatiya Janata Party as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. A Bharatiya Janata Party prime minister will visit the state after 11 years. He will give tribute to soldiers who were killed during the Friday's terror attack. ...
  • Al Qaeda-linked group claims murder of Lebanese soldier December 6, 2014

    Washington: The Al Qaeda-linked Syrian extremist group the Al-Nusra front has claimed to have killed a captured Lebanese soldier to avenge the arrest of militants' wives and children. In a statement on its Twitter account, picked up by the private terrorism watchdog SITE, the group posted a photograph on Friday that...
  • Siliguri: Special train carrying Indian Army soldiers catches fire November 22, 2014

    Siliguri: A special train carrying Indian Army soldiers returning from active duty from Jammu caught fire near the city of Silliguri under Jalpaiguri district of west Bengal at Ambabari Falakata station on Friday evening. One entire genaral compartment was burnt down by the fire. The fire was quicly brought under...
  • Army has done justice in Kashmir: Manohar Parrikar November 14, 2014

    Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said the Army had done justice by awarding life sentence to five soldiers for a fake gun battle in Kashmir that killed three civilians. "It goes to show that the Army punishes anyone who does not go by procedure," Parrikar told reporters on the...
  • Need structured war history of Indian soldiers: Arun Jaitley October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: There is a need to have a structured war history of Indian soldiers in both digital and book form, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday. The government will support all efforts by the armed forces in this direction, he said. Speaking at the First World War centenary commemoration organised...
  • Need a structured war history of Indian soldiers: Arun Jaitley October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday tasked Army chief Gen. Dalbir Singh with preparing a structured history of all the wars that India Army has fought. Jaitley said that there is a need today to have a structured history of the contribution of Indian soldiers, both in book...
  • Modi celebrates Diwali in Siachen, announces Rs 745 crore relief for Kashmir October 23, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Siachen base camp to celebrate Diwali with Indian soldiers, telling them that it is they who make it possible for all Indians to have a happy diwali. The Prime Minister then went to Srinagar - and announced Rs 745 crore package for flood...
  • Modi addresses soldiers at Siachen on Diwali, says India is safe because they stay vigilant October 23, 2014

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the efforts of Indian soldiers at the Siachen glacier while visiting them on Diwali, adding that "India sleeps safe because you stay vigilant". As a special Diwali gesture, the PM is visiting Kashmir to meet flood-hit victims of the recent devastating floods in the state...
  • 32-year-old Canadian attacks Parliament, shot down by forces October 23, 2014

    The suspect in the attack on Canada Parliament that put the country on high alert has been identified as 32-year-old native Michael Zehaf-Bibao. ...
  • Canada on high alert after attack on Parliament, PM says will not be intimidated by terrorism October 23, 2014

    Ottawa: A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial on Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Canada's Prime Minister called it the country's second terrorist attack in three days. "We will not...
  • Canada Parliament attack: Soldier shot in Ottawa has died, guard injured, says cabinet minister October 22, 2014

    Ottawa: The soldier shot at the Canadian war memorial in Ottawa has died, and a guard in the nearby parliament buildings has been wounded, Canadian cabinet minister Jason Kenney said on Wednesday. "Condolences to family of the soldier killed, & prayers for the Parliamentary guard wounded. Canada will not be terrorized...
  • J&K: One soldier killed in Army-terrorists encounter in Handwara October 13, 2014

    Handwara: A fierce encounter is on between the Army and terrorists in Handwara in Jammu and Kashmir since Monday. Till now, one Indian soldier has been martyred in the gun battle going on in Handwara. The gun battle has been going on since 10 am on Monday. ...