ARMY

  • Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch, shells forward LoC posts 2 hours 44 minutes ago

    Jammu: In fresh ceasefire violation, Pakistan troops fired at forward Indian posts along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday night, drawing retaliation from Indian soldiers. "There was no casualty reported as last report came in," a Defence spokesman said. The Pakistan soldiers resorted to mortar...
  • Pakistan Army to 'forcefully' respond to cross-border firing 2 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's military said that while it wants peace on the eastern border with India, it will "forcefully" retaliate to every incident of firing by the Indian army, amid reports of fresh clashes on the border. Military spokesman Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa told media that the armed forces were fully...
  • Army chief takes over as honorary colonel of 'Brigade of the Guards' 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Army chief General Dalbir Singh on Saturday took over as the honorary colonel of the Brigade of the Guards. The presentation of the banner was done by Lt Gen Ashok Singh, Army Commander, Southern Command and Colonel of the Regiment, and Lt Gen Sanjeev Madhok, Commander of the Army...
  • Army officer goes missing in Spain, declared absconder 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A Special Forces officer, who was serving as an Aide de Camp (ADC) to the Arunachal Pradesh Governor, has been declared an "absconder" by the Indian Army after he went missing while on a vacation in Spain in August. Army sources said that Major Sharyf Bhonsle had gone to...
  • Resolution of Kashmir issue vital for peace: Pakistan Army Chief 6 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Saturday said that the resolution of Kashmir issue was imperative for establishment of sustainable peace in the region. Addressing a passing-out parade at Military Academy in Kakul, General Sharif said that the people of Kashmir should be allowed to decide their fate...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, fires at Indian Army posts in Poonch 6 days ago

    Jammu: In yet another case of ceasefire violation, Pakistan targeted Indian Army posts in Poonch's Hamirpur sector. The firing occurred on Friday night from 9 PM to 10 PM. No casualties have been reported so far. Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire twice by firing on forward posts along the LoC and...
  • Full scale wars rare, be ready for invisible threats: Narendra Modi 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said full scale wars may become rare and military strength will remain an instrument of deterrence. Addressing the annual combined commanders conference, his first such interaction, he said "force" will influence behaviour of others towards India. ...
  • PM Modi meets top military commanders, Defence Minister Jaitley also present at the meet 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top military commanders for the first time in a conference on Friday. In the ongoing meeting, he is expected to outline his vision and also get a briefing on the overall security situation in the country. Ceasefire violations from the Pakistan side and...
  • J&K: IED blast at Nadihal in Baramullah, two Army personnel injured October 16, 2014

    Srinagar: Two Army personnel have been injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast on Thursday afternoon in the Nadihal area of Baramullah in north Kashmir when suspected terrorists targeted an army convoy. The blast targeted an Army anti-sabotage vehicle. Two injured army soldiers have been rushed to a nearby Army...
  • Indian Army recovers Pakistan-origin mine along LoC in Poonch October 15, 2014

    Jammu: Army has foiled a cross-border plan to plant IEDs and target patrolling troops as they recovered one such Pakistan-made mine along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district. "Pakistan origin claymore mine along with a knife, shawl, tracksuit and caps was recovered on LoC in Saujiyan Sector in Poonch on...
  • Ready to ensure safe environment for Assembly Polls: Army October 15, 2014

    Srinagar: Army on Wednesday said it was ready to ensure a safe environment for conduct of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir whenever the Election Commission of India fixes the dates for the exercise due before the end of 2014. "From the security point of view, we are ready to ensure...
  • It will be shameful of me if I ask for promotion, says Jitu Rai October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: 'Pistol King' Jitu Rai, who is employed with the Indian army, says he feels "shameful" about asking for promotion in his rank after winning gold in Commonwealth and Asian Games. Jitu has been in the form of his life, bagging two gold in three months in two multi-sporting events,...
  • 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. ...
  • Hyderabad: 11-year-old boy set ablaze by army men dies October 10, 2014

    An 11-year-old boy, who was set ablaze by unidentified military men, died at a hospital here Thursday, police said. Sheikh Mustafauddin, who was found with critical burn injuries at garrison area in Mehdipatnam in the heart of the city Wednesday, died at DRDO Apollo Hospital. The body was shifted to government-run Osmania...
  • Pak security council meets on Friday after tension, rhetoric over ceasefire violations with India October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Eight dead, over 50 injured, thousands displaced - are Indians on the border paying a price for the country's Asiad Hockey win? The Border Security Force (BSF) in its report to Home Ministry on Thursday said that the latest round of firing on the border began hours after...
  • Pakistan to root out Taliban, says PM Nawaz Sharif October 9, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on his first visit to the restive North Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Thursday assured the nation that the army was determined to win the war against the Taliban. Sharif, who met the soldiers involved in a major operation to flush out the...
  • Andhra gears up for cyclone threat; NDRF teams arrive October 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: Disaster response teams have started arriving in Andhra Pradesh, while Army and Air Force also have offered help as the state gets ready to meet the threat of cyclone 'Hudhud' in coastal districts where an alert has been sounded. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said the Centre is sending four...
  • Hyderabad: 11-year-old boy succumbs to burn injuries after being doused with kerosene October 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: An 11 year old boy, who was set on fire by in Hyderabad's Mehdipatnam Garrison, succumbed to his injuries on Thursday. The Army has also issued a statement saying that allegations of involvement of soldiers are completely baseless. "The boy was found burnt after being doused with kerosene in...
  • PM interacts with army chief, NSA at Air Force Day reception October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday interacted with army chief General Dalbir Singh and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval at the Air Force Day reception here against the backdrop of continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan. He also mingled with guests and posed for photographs at "At Home" hosted by...
  • Pakistan Army behind Rangers involved in ceasefire violations: Government October 8, 2014

    Jammu: The Pakistani Army is standing behind the Rangers who are involved in frequent ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, Union minister Jitendra Singh said. "There are indications that Pakistani Army is also with the Rangers," he told reporters. He said the Border Security...
  • Kashmir lest we forget October 8, 2014

    It's been a month since floods lashed Jammu and Kashmir. Some areas in Srinagar are still waterlogged with water levels as high as 3 to 5 feet. ...
  • Ceasefire violations: Service chiefs meet Defence Minister October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of ceasefire violations along the border with Pakistan, the three service chiefs today met Defence Minister Arun Jaitley. The army, air force and navy chiefs are understood to have discussed with Jaitley the prevailing security situation, defence officials said. The meeting comes at a time...
  • Ceasefire violation: Pak ups the ante, India toughens stand October 7, 2014

    The Line of Control remains active and tense after Pakistan forces targeted 40 Indian outposts in the last 24 hours. Heavy mortal shells have targeted border hamlets. The ceasefire has been violated four times in the last 24 hours. ...
  • Ceasefire violation: Army officer, 2 personnel injured in Pak firing across border October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Three Army personnel, including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO), were injured in heavy Pakistani shelling across the border in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Firing also continued at Akhnoor's Phargwal area and Arnia in RS Pura sector. "Pakistan is deliberately targeting our civilians which is unacceptable....
  • Pakistan continues to fire at Indian posts, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley meets 3 service chiefs October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley held a meeting with the chiefs of the Indian Army, Navy and the Air Force on Tuesday as Pakistan continued to shell Army outposts and civilian areas across the Line of Control. The meeting came even as Pakistan troops resumed firing in Akhnoor's Phargwal area...
  • J&K: School becomes makeshift relief camp as Pak continues to shell this town October 7, 2014

    The situation along the Line of Control remains tense after Pakistan forces targeted 40 Indian outposts in the last 24 hours. Pawan Sharma reports from Arnia town. ...
  • India toughens stand after repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan, puts flag meet on hold October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Tuesday toughened its stand on the border situation, after 24 hours of incessant firing and shelling by Pakistan troops across the Line of Control (LoC) that resulted in several casualties. India on Tuesday put on hold the flag meeting with the Pakistan Army, deciding instead to...
  • Pak troops fire at Indian posts again, Islamabad pins the blame on New Delhi October 7, 2014

    Srinagar: The situation along the Line of Control (LoC) continued to remain tense on Tuesday after Pakistan forces targeted 40 Indian outposts over the last 24 hours. Eight civilians were injured on Tuesday and the BSF said that Pakistani Rangers were predominantly involved. At 4 pm, Pakistan again violated the...
  • Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire, opens fire in J&K's Akhnoor, Rajouri sectors October 6, 2014

    Srinagar: In its third ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in less than 24 hours, Pakistani troops fired at Indian posts in Jammu's Akhnoor and Rajouri sectors, continuing their firing at Jammu's Arnia sector and Poonch's Bhimber Gali and Shahpur sectors. Arnia is where the Pakistan Rangers have been...
  • Ceasefire violation: Casualties on Pak side too, says BSF October 6, 2014

    Pakistan violated the ceasefire for the 12th time in the last six days when its troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday evening. The Pakistan troops fired at Indian posts in the Shahpur sector of Poonch district. A defence spokesperson said that India too...