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  • J&K: Centre dissociates from CM Sayeed's remarks on peaceful polls, credits EC, security forces, people 22 hours 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday dissociated from newly-appointed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's remarks and gave credit for peaceful elections in the state to the Election Commission, Army personnel, paramilitary forces and the local people. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Singh said questions were raised...
  • Armed forces get a modest hike, Defence Budget increased by 7.74% to Rs 2,46,727 crore 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Defence Budget has been hiked by just 7.74% and the forces will get Rs 2,46,727 crore in Financial Year 2015-16 compared to Rs 2,29,000 crore in the last fiscal. "Defence of every square inch of our mother land comes before anything else. Keeping our defence forces ready for...
  • Pakistan army chief warns India ahead of Jaishankar's visit 4 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful army chief General Raheel Sharif on Friday warned India of a "befitting response" to alleged provocation along the Line of Control (LoC), just days before the arrival of Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar. "Repeated Indian ceasefire violations on the Working Boundary and the LoC in recent past was...
  • Retired Army officer expects government to introduce 'Smart Colony' concept in Budget 2015-16 February 17, 2015

    Retired Army officer and active member RWA association Major Shiv Kiran expects government to come up with " Smart Colony" concept, where money should be granted to colonies to meet their demands in the Budget this year. ...
  • J&K: Army helicopter crashes in Bandipora district, pilot, co-pilot reported dead February 11, 2015

    Srinagar: An army helicopter on Wednesday crashed in Bandipora district of central Kashmir, killing a Lieutenant Colonel and a Major who were piloting the chopper, an Army spokesperson said. The Dhruv helicopter of Army's aviation squadron based at Manasbal crashed about 30 minutes after it took off during a training sortie...
  • Indian of the year 2014: Public Service nominees February 8, 2015

    Like every year, CNN-IBN will honour the ones who have made a difference to the society in their field of expertise in the year 2014. The nominations for Indian of the Year Awards 2014 in the public service category are Wipro chairperson Azim Premji, Father of palliative care in India...
  • Army taking precautions to check casualties, says Manohar Parrikar January 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said he has instructed the Army to ensure that there are no casualties in the force "as far as possible" during operations against terrorists and it has been taking necessary precautions. Parrikar, who visited the family of Col MN Rai - killed in...
  • Eliminating terror crucial for Pakistan's economic survival, says PM Sharif January 31, 2015

    Lahore: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said Pakistan will win the war against terror at any cost, linking it to the country's "economic survival", and vowed to overcome the energy crisis. "All institutions of the country are united against war on terror. We will win this war at any...
  • Ceasefire violation by Pakistan along Arnia, RS Pura sectors in Jammu, 3 civilians injured January 30, 2015

    Jammu: In another ceasefire violation, Pakistani Rangers on Thursday night resorted to small arms and firing on border out-posts (BoPs) along the international border of R S Pura and Arnia sub-sectors of Jammu district from 8.45 pm, injuring three civilians. Border Security Force (BSF) troops along the Line of Control (LOC)...
  • Watch: Beating The Retreat ceremony January 29, 2015

    The Army, Navy and Air Force bands performed at the Beating The Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi, marking the end of Republic Day celebrations. President Pranab Mukherjee revived a presidential tradition by riding a 6-horse buggy. ...
  • Modi government missing as India paid homage to braveheart Col MN Rai January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as India on Thursday paid its last respects to late Colonel Munindra Nath Rai martyred in anti-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir, the Central government which claims to have adopted a strong stand on security related issues was conspicuously missing from the scene. Several senior Army officers including...
  • Col MN Rai's body brought to New Delhi, to be cremated with military honours January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Colonel Munindra Nath Rai, the commanding officer of 42 Rashtriya Rifles, will be cremated in New Delhi on Thursday after he was martyred along with one policeman in an encounter with Hijbul Mujahideen terrorists in Tral area of Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday evening. The brave soldier...
  • Colonel Munindra Nath Rai's friend and batchmate calls him a brave and daring soldier January 28, 2015

    Srinagar: Colonel Munindra Nath Rai's batchmate and close friend Colonel Amit Aul remembers him as a brave and daring soldier. "He was a great colleague, we underwent training together and he volunteered to join the Gorkha Regiment. Then we both were given the command of two battalions of Rashtriya Rifles....
  • Col MN Rai given military honour, UP government announces Rs 30 lakh for family January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Colonel Munindra Nath Rai, the commanding officer of 42 Rashtriya Rifles, was given military honour on Wednesday after he was martyred along one policeman in an encounter with Hijbul Mujahideen terrorists in Tral area of Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday evening. "MN Rai's quick thinking, retaliation led...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 27, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 27, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • News 360: Guard against religious strife, says Barack Obama January 27, 2015

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday wound up his three-day trip with a strong pitch for religious tolerance, cautioning that India will succeed so long as it was not "splintered along the lines of religious faith". ...
  • Army Colonel, one police constable killed in encounter with terrorists in Tral area of J&K's Pulwama district January 27, 2015

    Pulwama: An Indian Army Colonel was killed on Tuesday in an encounter with Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in Tral Area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir. Colonel Munindra Nath Rai, the Commanding Officer of 42 Rashtriya Rifles, was injured and shifted to the 92 Base Camp hospital at the Badami...
  • India, US target Pakistan over terrorism but China calls it an 'all weather friend' January 27, 2015

    Beijing: Calling Pakistan an "irreplaceable" all-weather friend, China on Monday pledged full support to it amid the high-profile visit of US President Barack Obama to India. The comments came as Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi other leaders met visiting Pakistani army chief General Raheel Sharif. According to Pakistan army spokesman...
  • Empowered women on showcasing India's military might January 27, 2015

    The 66th Republic Day saw all women contingent from Indian Armed Forces and Border Security Force showcasing India's military might on the Rajpath. ...
  • Several firsts on 66th Republic Day January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: The 66th Republic Day celebrations on Monday were marked by many firsts. 1) It witnessed the first ever march by an all-women contingent drawn from the army, navy and air force. 2) A US President was the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade for the first time. 3) The recently...
  • The India-US dialogues: Aspire for joint development in defence January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Emphasising the growth in defence cooperation between India and US, former US assistance secretary Vikram Singh on Saturday said defence cooperation happens at three levels - the strong leadership, people to take the deals forward and public and private sector partnership. While talking about US plans about Asia,...
  • J&K: 2 JeM terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Sopore January 18, 2015

    Srinagar: Two Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists from Pakistan were killed in an encounter with security personnel in Sopore district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. Security forces cordoned off Saidpora village in Sopore following information about presence of terrorists in the area, a police officer said. The two terrorists were hiding in a house. The...
  • Hope more women will join Army after seeing us on Republic Day: Captain Divya Ajith January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: As the Indian Army's all-women contingent prepares for its first-ever presence at the Republic Day parade, its commander expressed hope that seeing the officers march down the Rajpath will inspire more women to don the olive green uniform. Captain Divya Ajith, who scripted history by becoming the first woman...
  • Army gives over Rs 100 crore to Prime Minister's Relief Fund January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The 1.3 million strong Indian Army on Thursday donated over Rs 100 crore to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund after forgoing their one-day salary. The cheque was handed over to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by Army Chief Dalbir Singh at the traditional "At Home" at Army House on the...
  • In pics: The pomp and show of Army Day 2015 January 16, 2015

    The Indian Army celebrated the Army Day on January 15 with pomp and show. The ceremony showcased the strength and valour of the Army in the times of war and peace....
  • Pakistan-trained terrorists may attack civilian targets during Barack Obama's India tour, says Army January 15, 2015

    Srinagar: Even as the security apparatus in Jammu and Kashmir is fully geared up to neutralise terror groups supported by Pakistan, a top Army commander warned that there are over 200 highly trained terrorists waiting at 36 launch pads in the Pir Panchal range across the border in Pakistan trying...
  • J&K: Security forces kill two terrorists in Shopian; encounter underway January 15, 2015

    Shopian: Security forces on Thursday morning killed two terrorists in the jungle area of Kharot in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. The encounter broke out earlier in the morning between terrorists and joint forces of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Indian Army and CRPF. Two to three terrorists are believed...
  • In pics: Saluting bravery of the valiant soldiers at Army Day 2015 celebrations January 15, 2015

    The Indian Army on Thursday celebrated Army Day in New Delhi. Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag paid a tribute to the martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti instituted at India Gate in the national capital before heading toward the ceremony. ...
  • Watch: Police booth vandalised in Nashik January 14, 2015

    Around 150 entry level Army officers gathered outside a police booth in Nashik and allegedly vandalised it. According to the Nashik police, the Army men even manhandled a lady officer. ...