SECURITY FORCES

  • BSF 'mahila' troops sets off for unique camel safari along India-Pakistan border 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A contingent of over two dozen women, including border guarding 'mahila' troops of Border Security Force, have embarked on a maiden 2,300-km camel safari along India's international border with Pakistan. The all-women team will traverse different terrains in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Punjab on camel backs and the journey is...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: 2 terrorists killed in an encounter in Shopian district 1 week ago

    Srinagar: Two terrorists have been killed on Wednesday in a gunfight which is still going on between the security forces and holed up guerrillas in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. "Following specific intelligence reports about the presence of two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in Shermaal village (Shopian), troops surrounded the village on...
  • West Bengal: BSF jawan opens fire, 1 killed, 4 injured in Malda February 17, 2015

    Malda (WB): In a suspected case of fratricide, a Border Security Force jawan on Tuesday allegedly opened fire at the force's camp near Malda on Tuesday, killing a colleague and injuring four others. BSF Director Inspector General, Malda Sector, Raj Singh Rathore, said a BSF personnel belonging to the 20 battalion...
  • Watch: BSF, Pakistan Rangers' retreat at Wagah Border January 26, 2015

    India's Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers on Monday evening showed exemplary enthusiasm at Wagah Border in Amritsar on the occasion of 66th Republic Day. ...
  • Security heightened in Jammu & Kashmir ahead of Obama's visit January 22, 2015

    Srinagar: Ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit on Republic Day, security has been heightened across Jammu and Kashmir, primarily along the border areas. Even as ceasefire violations continue, with Pakistan rangers opening fire of border posts in Arnia and Ramgarh on Tuesday, Border Security Force has been instructed to...
  • Pakistan opens unprovoked fire in J&K's Samba, BSF retaliation forces it to raise the white flag December 31, 2014

    New Delhi/ Jammu: After yet another ceasefire violation by Pakistan Rangers on Wednesday, the strong retaliation by Border Security Force troops forced the former to raise the white flag. Pakistan Rangers suffered four casualties while one BSF soldier was killed in the firing in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Soon...
  • Women form 94 per cent of pickpockets held in Delhi Metro this year December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: An overwhelming majority of the pickpockets 94 per cent caught in the Delhi Metro network this year are women, an official data has revealed. Figures compiled by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) for 11 months, from January to November, show that a total of 293 women pickpockets...
  • MHA to send paramilitary forces to Hisar, attempts to arrest 'godman' Rampal in vain November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday evening decided to send in paramilitary forces tackle the poor law and order condition in Hisar following clashes between self-styled godman Rampal's supporters and the police. "The Central government is sending about 500 paramilitary personnel to Haryana to deal with...
  • 6 terrorists killed as Pakistan forces continue operation October 23, 2014

    Peshawar: At least six terrorists were killed and seven others injured in fresh clashes between security forces and terrorists in Pakistan's restive northwestern tribal Khyber region. The latest clash took place in the Sipah area of Bara Tehsil with Operation Khyber I (Khyber one) underway in the region. The operation...
  • 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...