Free Press Journal
  • Pakistan target BSF posts on border

    Jammu: Pakistan Rangers on Saturday started unprovoked firing on the international border in Samba district of Jammu region, targeting BSF border posts, an official said. “Pakistan Rangers targeted nine BSF border outposts in Samba district in overnight firing,” a BSF source told IANS here. “Pakistan Rangers have used mortars during the ceasefire violation.” “They targeted Khoada, Mangu, Ragal, Challyarian and other BSF posts, the source added. Firing at some of these places

  • People cannot be de-linked from country’s security: GoC

    Jammu: Stressing that people cannot be de-linked from the security of the country, the Army today said the people are being made aware of how they can contribute towards security and nation building process. “People cannot be de-linked from the security of the nation…they are also being made aware of how they can contribute towards security and the entire nation building (process),” General Officer Commanding (GoC) of the Jammu- based Tiger Division, Major

  • Two militants killed in encounter in Jammu-Kashmir

    Jammu: Two Special Police Officers (SPOs), who had deserted the police force last month and joined militancy, were today shot dead in an encounter with Army troops in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • 1 jawan injured in grenade attack by militants in Kupwara

    Srinagar: An Army jawan was today injured in a grenade attack by militants on a picket in Kupwara town of north Kashmir, police said. Some unidentified militants hurled a grenade on a bunker of 41 Rashtriya Rifles at old bus stand in the town, about 90 kms from here, around 1440 hours, a police officer said. He said the grenade exploded near the picket causing minor injuries to a jawan who has been shifted to

  • Syed Ali Shah Geelani

    J-K: Shutdown in valley over Udhampur attack

    Srinagar : Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has called for a shutdown in the Valley on Monday over the petrol bomb attack on a Kashmir-bound truck in Udhampur. All shops, business establishments, schools, colleges and government offices are closed and public transport is off the roads in the valley today. Authorities have deployed police and paramilitary forces in good numbers to maintain law and order situation. The petrol bomb attack lead to an uproar

  • India, China Border

    India, China armies to begin anti-terror drills

    Beijing: The fifth round of joint India-China anti-terrorism military exercises will commence in the Chinese city of Kunming tomorrow. The 10-day drills will focus on various aspects of anti-terrorism operations and the two sides will share mutual experiences. In last year’s exercises held at Pune the drills focussed on practices learnt while tackling insurgency and terrorism, thereby promoting healthy military-to-military relations between the two armies.

  • Army holds national integration tour for J&K war widows

    Jammu: To commemorate the golden jubilee of the Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA), a national integration tour of 25 war widows from Jammu and Kashmir was flagged off from Udhampur on Wednesday.

  • Omar Abdullah, Mufti

    AFSPA row: Omar slams Mufti’s ‘overnight Army removal’ formula

    Srinagar : National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah today slammed Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed’s statement that the Army needs to vacate the state immediately, saying that how could he maintain this stand with soldiers being martyred till date fighting terrorism.

  • Militant Killed,

    Two Pakistani militants killed in Kashmir gunfight

    Srinagar:  Two JeM militants, hailing from Pakistani Kashmir, were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday, police said. A police officer told IANS that the gunfight ensued after a patrol party of the state police’s SOG (special operations group) was fired upon in Hari village near Tral town in Pulwama in the afternoon. Security forces including the SOG and troops of 42 Rashtriya Rifles engaged in a

  • Army

    Blood on their hands: Expose of Indian Army’s shocking staged encounters 

    New Delhi: Through shocking and revelatory confessions of an Indian Army officer on extrajudicial killings and state-sanctioned murders by the armed forces, journalist Kishalay Bhattacharjee’s latest book depicts how Indian state is built on violence and questions how a democracy can sustain acts which violate human rights for decades together.

  • Rashtriya Rifles celebrates silver jubilee

    Jammu: The Rashtriya Rifles (RR) on Thursday celebrated its silver jubilee, completing 25 years of fighting insurgency in the country.

  • Two women commit suicide

    Ujjain : Two women committed suicide by hanging self possibly under depression at their home on Sunday. Deceased woman was identified as Pratibha wife of Mangilal resident of Mahidpur hanged self from ceiling fan under depression. Husband of deceased woman is employed at Ludhiyana in Indian Army. In similar incident, Puja wife of Rakesh resident of Jharda committed suicide by hanging self. Deceased woman was reeling under heavy pressure is possible reason

  • Rajnath Singh

    Pakistan Rangers to meet Rajnath Singh

    New Delhi: A delegation of Pakistan Rangers, who are on visit to India for director general level talks, will meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday. “Pakistan Rangers led by Maj.Gen. Umar Farooq Burki will meet home minister between 11 a.m. and 11.50 a.m.,” an official told IANS. Sources said that the Pakistani delegation would discuss with the home minister about the first day of talks that took place between border forces

  • Ceasefire, Pakistan

    Pakistan army violates ceasefire

    Jammu: Pakistan army again resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions on the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday, a day after chiefs of the paramilitary forces of the two countries agreed to respect the ceasefire agreement. Defense spokesman Manish Mehta told IANS in winter capital Jammu: “Pakistan army violated ceasefire today (Friday) by resorting to unprovoked firing at our positions in Hamirpur sector.” “Pakistan firing started at 4 a.m. and continued

  • Handwara encounter

    Kiren Rijiju expresses concern over Handwara encounter

    New Delhi : Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Friday expressed his concern over the death of two army jawans in Handwara encounter and said that the government will seek a detailed report of the untoward incident. “We will take the report now. I will meet the Home Minister (Rajnath Singh) now. We will seek a report. We will do the needful for the deceased jawans,” Rijiju told the media

  • OROP: Ex-servicemen withdraw hunger strike

    OROP should bridge trust deficit

    One of the prime strengths of Indian democracy has been that unlike in neighbouring Pakistan where the army calls the shots regardless of whether it is officially in the saddle or not, the Indian counterpart has been apolitical and detached from political goings-on. Discipline is well-enforced and but for some stray cases of infringements, there is general appreciation of the ‘laxman rekha’ that divides the military and the political establishment.

  • Shot in the arm for army soon with delivery of ‘desi Bofors’

    Jabalpur : In what would be a shot in the arm for a force that has not had a new 155mm artillery gun inducted since the Bofors scandal of 1987, the Indian Army is set to soon be handed over the indigenously-developed howitzer ‘Dhanush’, also known as ‘Desi Bofors’.

  • India always ready to fight enemies : Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

    New Delhi :  The country’s enemies, like Dawood Ibrahim and LeT chief Hafiz Saeed, should not believe that India is not thinking anything about them, Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said on Sunday.

  • Army team finds Mumbai trekker’s body in Himachal

    New Delhi :  A team of the Indian Army on Sunday recovered the body of Richard Joseph Kher, a trekker from Mumbai, who fell from a cliff in Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.