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  • Army to shut military farms, sell high-yielding cows at Rs 1,000

    New Delhi: The Indian Army is closing down all its remaining 24 military farms, a British legacy, and it is selling some 16,000 high-yielding cows at a throwaway price after failing to get the expected price of Rs 1 lakh each in an earlier auction. It had fixed the auction price on the basis of the fact that these Frieswal cows yield on an average more than 3,500 litres of milk per

  • Chinese troops crossed LAC in Arunachal sector

    New Delhi: Troops of China’s People Liberation Army (PLA) crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) into India in the first week of October in the Arunachal sector.  However, the Chinese soldiers returned after the Indian Army conveyed to them that they were on the Indian side of the LAC, sources told ANI.

  • Assam: Major General, 6 others get life term in prison

    Guwahati: A Summary General Court Martial of the Indian Army has convicted seven personnel, including a Major General, in a 24-year-old fake encounter case, sentencing them to life in prison. Sources in an Indian Army unit based in Dibrugarh confirmed this on Sunday and said that Major General A.K. Lal, Colonel Thomas Mathew, Colonel R.S. Sibiren, Captain Dilip Singh, Captain Jagdeo Singh, Naik Albindar Singh and Naik Shivendar Singh have been awarded

  • Pakistan warns of ‘10 surgical strikes’ against India

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday warned of “10 surgical strikes” against India in response to a single such attack, in the latest war of words between the two estranged nuclear-armed neighbours. Major General Asif Ghafoor, spokesperson of the military’s Inter Services Public Relations, stated this while talking to the media in London, where he is accompanying Pakistan Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on a visit. “If India dares to launch a surgical

  • 2002 Gujarat riots: SIT report on Army deployment is ‘blatant lie’, says Retired Lt. General Zameer Uddin Shah

    New Delhi: Retired Lt. General Zameer Uddin Shah, who led the Army troops in quelling violence in 2002 Gujarat riots, has described portions of the enquiry report by the Supreme Court appointed Special Investigative Team (SIT), related to the Army movement, as “a blatant lie”. Shah has said in his upcoming memoir, “The Sarkari Mussalman” that after about 3,000 troops landed at Ahmedabad airfield at 7 am on March 1, they had to

  • Pakistan, China plan to destroy Indian Army through drugs

    New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said Pakistan and China had a long-term strategy to destroy Indian Army by smuggling in vast quantities of drugs in the country. “Two-thirds of regiments in the Indian Army are from the northern belt. If you do not have healthy youngsters there, how will Indian Army hire the men? Pakistan and China are looking at the long-term strategy to destroy Indian military system,”

  • Nearly 300 active militants in Valley, claims Army

    Srinagar: Around 300 militants are active in the Kashmir valley while over 250 ultras have been waiting in the launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) to infiltrate into this side, a top Army officer said Saturday. “Over 250 militants are on different launch pads and are trying to get into this side. Our army is alert and ready to stop them,” General officer commanding (GoC) of the Army’s 15 Corps,

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Army busts terrorist hideout, seizes arms and ammunition

    Doda (Jammu and Kashmir): The Indian Army on Tuesday busted a terrorist hideout here and recovered a large number of arms and ammunition. Acting proactively on a tipoff, the Army launched a search operation in Kuddhararea of Kastigarh in Doda and raided a terrorist hideout which was housing a large number of arms and ammunition.

  • Troops carry guns, not cameras: Ex-Army chief Dalbir Singh Suhag

    New Delhi: Silencing those who demanded evidence to confirm the 2016 surgical strike, former Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Saturday said videos were not recorded to prove a point to anyone. In an interview to ANI, Suhag said “Definitely, we carry some means to facilitate our own operations and some of those also have recording devices. When we do an operation we don’t think of collecting proof. Instead of a

  • BSF jawan’s killing: Rajnath Singh hints India retaliated strongly

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh kept under wrap details of the operation in a speech at Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh at an event on Friday, but revealed that the Indian Army has retaliated to avenge the killing and mutilation of the body of Border Security Force (BSF) head constable Narendra Singh by a Pakistan border action team (BAT).

  • Surgical Strike 2nd anniversary: What changed after India’s famed military attack on terror launchpads across LoC

    The phrase “surgical strike” has become popular in India since the Indian military carried out a cross-border operation against terror camps in Pakistan two years ago. On September 29, 2016, the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes on seven terrorist launchpads across the LoC in retaliation to an attack on its base in Uri earlier that month. The Army had said its special forces inflicted “significant casualties” on terrorists waiting there to

  • Parakram Parv: These events are being held to honour valour of Indian Armed Forces on 2nd anniversary of surgical strikes

    Many events are going to be conducted throughout the country on the second anniversary of surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army across LoC. On September 29, 2016, the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes on seven terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) as a response to an attack on its base in Uri earlier that month. The Army had said its special forces inflicted significant casualties on

  • Watch: Fresh video of 2016 Surgical Strike emerges ahead of 2nd anniversary

    New Delhi: A fresh video of surgical strike of 2016 across the Line of Control (LoC) has been released, two days ahead of the second anniversary of the operation. According to government sources, the video shows that terror launch pads being bombarded and destroyed by Indian soldiers.

  • Army denies slain soldier took part in surgical strikes

    SRINAGAR: The Indian Army on Tuesday denied that the soldier killed in a gunfight along the Line of Control (LoC) at Tangdhar had taken part in the surgical strikes in September 2016.

  • Delhi govt to give Rs 1 crore to slain BSF jawan Narendra Singh’s family

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that Rs 1 crore would be given to the family of a BSF trooper who was killed by Pakistani forces on the International Border near Jammu. Kejriwal made the announcement after visiting Narendra Singh’s family in Haryana’s Sonipat along with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s state unit chief Naveen Jaihind.

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