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  • Acknowledging defeat, Ukraine pulls troops from Crimea 25-03-2014 11:41 AM

    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...
  • Russia's Putin orders troops in military exercise back to base 04-03-2014 12:45 PM

    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...
  • Russia tightens grip on Ukraine; world capitals, stock markets rattled 04-03-2014 09:16 AM

    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...
  • 16,000 Russian troops deployed in Crimea: Ukraine tells UN 04-03-2014 06:54 AM

    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...
  • Obama prepared to leave no troops in Afghanistan after 2014 26-02-2014 11:43 AM

    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...
  • Army movement was a routine exercise, no conspiracy behind it: Gen VK Singh 24-02-2014 02:59 PM

    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 26-01-2014 02:47 PM

    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...
  • Chinese troops set up camp in Chepzi in Ladakh 22-12-2013 07:36 PM

    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,...
  • US may pull out all troops as Karzai holds up deal 26-11-2013 01:01 PM

    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...
  • Nehru was reluctant to send troops to Kashmir in 1947, says LK Advani 08-11-2013 01:24 PM

    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...
  • 3 days after Pak threat, India resumes construction in Keran sector 25-10-2013 11:05 AM

    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 23-10-2013 07:35 AM

    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...
  • US-Afghan agree on pact on troops, final decision yet to be made 14-10-2013 09:41 AM

    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,...
  • Pakistani troops violate ceasefire in Poonch district 03-10-2013 11:03 PM

    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....
  • 6 killed in suspected suicide bomb blast on Pakistan-Afghan border 02-10-2013 03:20 PM

    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...
  • 8 confirmed dead, 1,600 homes destroyed in Colorado floods 17-09-2013 09:24 AM

    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...
  • 116 civilians freed after Philippine troops retake rebel-held villages post 9-day standoff 17-09-2013 09:14 AM

    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...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire again, fires at Indian positions along Poonch 16-09-2013 12:03 PM

    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...
  • Pakistani troops violate ceasefire again, target 5 Indian posts along LoC 11-09-2013 05:11 PM

    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...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire again along LoC in Akhnoor 10-09-2013 11:31 AM

    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),"...
  • 60 people killed as series of car bombs strike Iraqi capital 04-09-2013 09:02 AM

    A series of car bombs exploded across the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, killing nearly 60 people in predominantly Shi'ite districts, police and medics said. It was not immediately clear who had carried out the attacks, which appeared coordinated, but Sunni Islamist militants, including an al Qaeda affiliate, have been striking...
  • Pakistani troops violate ceasefire again, target Indian positions 02-09-2013 10:58 PM

    Jammu: After a three-day lull, Pakistani troops on Monday violated the ceasefire twice targeting forward Indian posts with small arms fire in two sub-sectors along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. The Pakistani soldiers opened unprovoked firing on Indian posts in Balakote sub-sector at around 1113 hours and...
  • Pakistani troops violate LoC ceasefire again 24-08-2013 10:51 PM

    Pakistani troops again violated the ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC), opening unprovoked fire on Indian army posts in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, a defence spokesman said. Firing was retaliated. Pakistani troops opened fire at posts in Trikundi Gali area of Rajouri in the Jammu region at around...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire again, fires in Balakot sector 24-08-2013 10:25 PM

    Balakot: Pakistani forces violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) again on Saturday evening, firing at Indian posts in the Balakot sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The violation, which took place at 7:10 PM is still on. According to reports, Pakistan violated ceasefire again as the Pakistani troops...
  • Chinese troops intrude into Arunachal, stay for over two days 21-08-2013 08:47 PM

    Itanagar/New Delhi:In yet another face-off with Indian Army similar to the one in Ladakh, Chinese troops reportedly intruded more than 20 kilometres inside Indian territory in Chaglagam area of Arunachal Pradesh last week and stayed there for over two days. The incident occurred on August 13 with troops of People's...
  • Chinese incursions won't be dealt with through diplomatic routes: MEA 21-08-2013 06:30 PM

    New Delhi: Amidst reports of fresh incursions Chinese troops into the Indian territory in the Chagalgam area of Arunachal Pradesh, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that the matter will not be taken up via diplomatic channels."We do not take up non events in diplomatic practice. What has happened...
  • Chinese troops intrude into Arunachal Pradesh, stay for over two days 21-08-2013 03:10 PM

    In yet another face-off with Indian soldiers, Chinese troops had come more than 20 kilometres inside Indian territory in Chaglagam area of Arunachal Pradesh on August 13 and stayed there for over two days. However, the Army Headquarters sought to play down the incursion, saying the Chinese troops have gone...
  • Indian, Chinese troops exchange beer, rasgullas after face off 09-08-2013 09:47 PM

    New Delhi: Indian and Chinese troops had a face-off in Sikkim earlier this week which, however, ended in a friendly exchange of beer and rasgullas. The face-off happened near the Tangkar La pass at the height of over 16,000 feet in eastern Sikkim after a Chinese patrol entered into territory...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Mendhar, fires at Indian posts 08-08-2013 01:31 PM

    After the ceasefire violation in Uri earlier this week, there were reports of another ceasefire violation from the Medher sector where Pakistani troops reportedly fired at Indian posts last night. ...