Troops

  • Government deploys 2,000 extra BSF troops along Pak border in Jammu 4 days ago

    New Delhi: To check infiltration bids, nearly 2,000 additional Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and special surveillance equipment have been deployed along the international border in Jammu region for effective domination of the areas. The additional man-power, surveillance equipment,vehicles and other infrastructure support have been moved into the border along Pakistan...
  • J&K: Pakistan fires at 10 BSF posts in RS Pora, Arania 4 days ago

    Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing in RS Pora and Arania sector on 10 Border Security Force(BSF) posts on Sunday. BSF also responded to firing. Earlier Pakistani troopers violated the ceasefire on July 18 in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district after a flag meeting between the two sides. ...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire, Indian troops retaliate July 12, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire once again by targeting troops in forward area along International Border in Jammu district with small weapons, prompting BSF troops to retaliate. "Pakistan rangers resorted to firing by small weapons along the IB in Pindi border belt in R S Pura sector of Jammu district...
  • Sunnis, Kurds abandon Iraq parliament after no replacement for Maliki named July 1, 2014

    Baghdad: Newly elected Iraqi lawmakers convene on Tuesday, under pressure to name a unity government to keep the country from splitting apart after an onslaught by Sunni Islamists who have declared a 'caliphate' to rule over all the world's Muslims. The meeting of the new legislature in Baghdad's fortified 'green zone'...
  • Iraq crisis: 500 US troops, including 180 military advisors in Baghdad June 29, 2014

    As many as 500 US troops including 180 military advisors have been stationed in war-torn Iraq. Iraqi forces, meanwhile, claim that they have re-taken the city of Tikrit from ISIS control in a military offensive on Sunday. The Iraq air force launched air strikes on ISIS strongholds in the Anbar...
  • Chinese troops make bids to enter Indian waters in Ladakh: Reports June 29, 2014

    Leh/New Delhi: After making incursion bids in Ladakh through land route, Chinese troops have made several attempts to enter Indian waters at Pangong lake nestled in the higher reaches of Ladakh with the latest incident reported on Friday. According to reports reaching various government agencies, the Army had a face-off with...
  • NATO chief says more Russian troops now at Ukraine's border June 20, 2014

    NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Thursday that at least a few thousand more Russian troops were now at Ukraine's eastern border, a build-up he called a regrettable step backwards. After Moscow annexed Ukraine's Crimea region in March, NATO said Russia had massed some 40,000 troops near the Ukrainian border....
  • Troops parade in London for Queen's birthday June 14, 2014

    London: Hundreds of British soldiers in tall bearskin hats and ceremonial dress marched on Saturday in central London for the "Trooping the Color" parade, an annual display of pomp and pageantry that marks the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. The queen, who wore a pastel blue outfit, rode in a...
  • Iraq needs to help itself, US won't send military forces: Obama June 13, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama says Iraq's government must make a sincere effort to address sectarian differences, or else US military help won't succeed in curbing the insurgency there. He says, quote, "We can't do it for them." Obama says the US won't send troops back into Iraq. But he says he's asked...
  • Putin orders Russian troops back to bases after drills near Ukraine May 19, 2014

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered military forces to return to their permanent bases after drills in three regions bordering Ukraine, the Kremlin said on Monday. Putin's office said that he had issued the order because the spring manoeuvres were over. The move could also be intended to ease...
  • Acknowledging defeat, Ukraine pulls troops from Crimea March 25, 2014

    Ukrainian troops and their families began evacuating from Crimea on Monday, as Kiev effectively acknowledged defeat by Russian forces who stormed one of the last of their remaining bases on the peninsula. Thousands of Ukrainian troops have been besieged on bases in Crimea, offering no armed resistance but refusing to surrender,...
  • Russia's Putin orders troops in military exercise back to base March 4, 2014

    President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops that took part in military exercises in central and western Russia to return to base after completing their training, Russian news agencies quoted the Kremlin spokesman as saying on Tuesday. Moscow had denied that the exercises, which began last week, had anything to do with...
  • Russia tightens grip on Ukraine; world capitals, stock markets rattled March 4, 2014

    Kiev: Russian troops said to be 16,000 strong tightened their stranglehold on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula Monday, openly defying the U.S. and the European Union and rattling world capitals and stock markets. The West struggled to find a way to get Russia to back down, but with little beyond already threatened diplomatic...
  • 16,000 Russian troops deployed in Crimea: Ukraine tells UN March 4, 2014

    United Nations: Ukraine's mission to the United Nations has claimed that 16,000 Russian troops have been deployed in the strategic Crimea region, while Russia's UN ambassador told an emergency Security Council meeting that Ukraine's fugitive president requested them. A letter from Ukraine's UN mission circulated during the latest emergency council meeting...
  • Obama prepared to leave no troops in Afghanistan after 2014 February 26, 2014

    US President Barack Obama has told the Pentagon to prepare for the possibility that the United States will not leave behind any troops in Afghanistan after its troop drawdown at the end of this year, the White House said on Tuesday. Obama said he had given the order to the Pentagon...
  • Army movement was a routine exercise, no conspiracy behind it: Gen VK Singh February 24, 2014

    Former Army General VK Singh has slammed media reports on the movement of troops towards Delhi in January 2012, playing down reports of a conspiracy. ...
  • J&K: Pakistan troops violate ceasefire on Republic Day January 26, 2014

    Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control in Kashmir on the morning of the 65th Republic Day on Sunday by resorting to unprovoked firing for three hours, Army said. "Today morning at 6:15 AM, when it was dark, there was unprovoked firing from Pakistani side. They fired about...
  • Chinese troops set up camp in Chepzi in Ladakh December 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Around 20 Chinese soldiers last week entered Indian territory near the LAC and pitched their tents in Chepzi area in Ladakh, sources said on Sunday. Around 20-22 Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers had last week pitched around 8-10 tents in the west of Chepzi in Ladakh area, the...
  • US may pull out all troops as Karzai holds up deal November 26, 2013

    Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign a security deal with the United States, the White House said, opening up the prospect of a complete withdrawal of US troops from the strife-torn nation next year. Karzai told US National Security Advisor Susan Rice in Kabul on Monday that the United...
  • Nehru was reluctant to send troops to Kashmir in 1947, says LK Advani November 8, 2013

    BJP senior leader LK Advani has once again strike controversy in his blog claiming that the then Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru was reluctant of sending troops to Kashmir in 1947, even when Pakistani troops had approached. Earlier, Advani hit controversy after claiming that Jawaharlal Nehru had called Sardar Patel a...
  • 3 days after Pak threat, India resumes construction in Keran sector October 25, 2013

    Srinagar: Three days after Pakistan threat, construction work at a model village project in Keran sector near the Line of Control has resumed on Friday. Two days after the disruption, labourers, contractors and machines are back at the site. CNN-IBN has reported on how Pakistani soldiers came near the river...
  • J&K: Pakistan opens fire at LoC again, 1 BSF soldier killed, 3 injured October 23, 2013

    Srinagar: A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier was killed and three others were injured in RS Pura sector in Jammu and Kashmir as Pakistani troops opened heavy firing at 15 Indian posts. Mortar shelling went on for four hours on Tuesday night in RS Pura sector. The attack took place a day...
  • US-Afghan agree on pact on troops, final decision yet to be made October 14, 2013

    Kabul: US Secretary of State John Kerry and Afghan President Hamid Karzai have reached preliminary agreement on a bilateral security pact that now depends on the approval of Afghanistan's tribal leaders. The pact, announced jointly by Kerry and Karzai late on Saturday after two days of talks in the capital, Kabul,...
  • Pakistani troops violate ceasefire in Poonch district October 3, 2013

    Jammu: Pakistani troops violated ceasefire on Thursday by firing on Indian posts along the Line of Control in Poonch district. Pakistani troops opened fire from small arms and automatic weapons on Indian posts in Krishnaghati sub-sector of Poonch district around 1830 hours on Thursday evening, Defence Spokesperson SN Acharya said. Indian troops...
  • 6 killed in suspected suicide bomb blast on Pakistan-Afghan border October 2, 2013

    At least six people were killed in a suspected suicide blast on Wednesday in southwestern Pakistan's Chaman town on the Afghan border, media reports said. Several people were also reported injured in the explosion in the capital of Qila Abdullah district in the restive Balochistan province. The Pak-Afghan border was closed...
  • 8 confirmed dead, 1,600 homes destroyed in Colorado floods September 17, 2013

    Search-and-rescue teams bolstered by National Guard troops fanned out across Colorado's flood-stricken landscape on Monday, as a week of torrential rains blamed for eight deaths and the destruction of at least 1,600 homes finally gave way to sunny skies. Much of the evacuation effort was focused on remote foothill and canyon...
  • 116 civilians freed after Philippine troops retake rebel-held villages post 9-day standoff September 17, 2013

    Philippine troops have recaptured 70 percent of the coastal areas of a southern city that were occupied by Muslim rebels and rescued 116 of more than 100 civilians held hostage in a nine-day standoff, the military said on Tuesday. About 64 hostages were freed or escaped during military operations early on...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire again, fires at Indian positions along Poonch September 16, 2013

    Pakistani troops fired at Indian positions in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, violating the bilateral ceasefire twice since Sunday, an army spokesman said Monday. "Pakistani troops fired at our positions in Mandi and Garhi areas of the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district late yesterday (Sunday), army spokesman Col....
  • Pakistani troops violate ceasefire again, target 5 Indian posts along LoC September 11, 2013

    In a fresh ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops on Wednesday opened unprovoked firing on five Indian forward posts along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting retaliation from Indian forces. Pakistan Army troops opened small and medium weaponry firing and lobbed rocket-propelled grenades in Mendhar sub-sector of Poonch district...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire again along LoC in Akhnoor September 10, 2013

    Pakistani troops fired at Indian positions in Akhnoor sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir late Monday, an army spokesman said on Tuesday. "Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing using light weapons and automatics at our positions in Akhnoor sector of the LoC yesterday evening (Monday)," Captain...