PM dedicates Shaurya Smarak – pilgrim centre of bravery and valour

Bhopal. The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicated the pilgrim centre of bravery and valour Shaurya Smarak in Bhopal. He paid tributes to martyrs sacrificed for the country. Governor Shri OP Kohli, chief minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and union defence minister Shri Manohar Parikar were present on the occasion. The prime minister dedicated 62 feet tall Shorya Stambh, constructed there to uphold the immortal memory of the martyrs. He lit the flame in the honour of the martyrs through holographic flame. The Prime Minister, the Governor, the Chief MinisterRead More

Militants open fire at Army camp in J&K’s Kupwara, 2 terrorists killed

Srinagar: Some militants attacked an Army camp in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday, prompting security forces to retaliate, army said. “At around 5 am, militants opened firing on an Army camp at Langate in Kupwara district, which was retaliated by the alert jawans,” an army official said. He said there was a stand-off firing for about 15-20 minutes and two terrorists were reportedly killed in the exchange of fire. “The troops were alert and the attack was foiled,” the official said, adding that a search operation was going on.Read More

1 Soldier Killed As Army Foils Infiltration Bid In Naugam Sector

New Delhi:  At least one soldier killed on Tuesday as the India army foiled an infiltration bid along the line of control (LoC) in Naugam sector of Jammu & Kashmir. The operation is underway Operations underway. As many as 10 terrorists who were trying to cross over to the Indian side of Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan in Lachipora area of Uri sector, were killed during encounter, news agency ANI reported. On Sunday, 18 soldiers were martyred in the strike at Army base in Uri which drew strong condemnation fromRead More

Terrorist Killed By Security Forces In Fresh Firing In Jammu And Kashmir’s Poonch

Jammu: Another terrorist was killed by security forces on Monday morning in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. Earlier, three terrorists and one policeman were killed on Sunday. A senior police official said that the gunfight started again from the under construction mini secretariat building in Poonch town, the site of Sunday’s firing. “The building and adjacent areas were surrounded and exchange of fire were continuing between the security forces and some surviving militants still holed up in the building,” the official said. The victims comprised three terrorists and a policeman,Read More

Infiltration Bid Foiled Near LoC, 1 Terrorist Killed

Srinagar: One militant was killed today as army foiled an infiltration bid near the Line of Control in Naugam sector of Kashmir, in third such incident within a week. “An infiltration bid was foiled in Naugam sector this morning. One militant has been killed in the operation which was going on till reports last came in,” an army official said. This is the third infiltration bid foiled in the Naugam sector in the past six days. Four militants were killed and one was apprehended in an anti-infiltration operation on JulyRead More

DRDO to work on improving range of ‘Nag’ missile

Kolkata: DRDO yesterday said the Army may induct the anti-tank missile ‘Nag’ in its first phase of procurement with a “slightly-reduced” range, as it would work on meeting the targeted range of 4-km of the already long-delayed missile system. Nag, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, is a third generation “fire-and-forget” guided missile with capability of detecting and hitting the targets with a very low thermal contrast. The maximum range of the missile is 4 km which, however, it fails to meet during peak summer temperatures. “We haveRead More

Holy book desecration: Punjab Police arrest two brothers, suspects foreign hand

Chandigarh: Punjab police yesterday claimed to have cracked one of the seven cases of sacrilege of holy books in the state with the arrest of two brothers, who committed the offence in connection with ‘someone in Australia’. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) under ADGP IPS Sahota consitituted after the sacrilege incident in Bargari village gurudwara in Faridkot and later at six other places in the state, concluded that ‘the accused became soft targets of anti national forces due to greed and ambition of becoming rich’. Sahota said the two brothers,Read More

10 Army men killed, 12 others injured in Manipur millitant ambush

New Delhi: At least 10 Army men were killed and 12 others were injured today when an insurgent group ambushed an Army patrol in Chandel district of Manipur this morning, police said. A team of six Dogra Regiment was on a road opening patrol (ROP) as part of their daily routine along Tengnoupal-New Samtal road, about 80 km from here, when they were ambushed by the unidentified insurgent outfit with a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED), a police official said. The ambush took place when the convoy reached a placeRead More

Centre welcomes withdrawal of AFSPA in Tripura

New Delhi: The Centre on Friday welcomed Tripura government’s decision to lift AFSPA saying there was no need for the state government to take the consent of the Central government while taking the move. “I would like to welcome the very important decision of Tripura government to lift the Armed Forces Special Powers Act,” Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told reporters. Rijiju said the decision of Tripura government was valid because AFSPA was imposed by the state government. “Wherever such a decision is taken by the Home MinistryRead More

US Army to start training Ukrainian troops, says commander

Warsaw: The US military plans in March to start training Ukrainian soldiers who are battling Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, a top U.S. military commander in Europe said. US Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges said a battalion of US soldiers would train three battalions of Ukrainians from the Interior Ministry at the Yavariv training center in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv. The planned training, Hodges said, will involve Americans teaching the Ukrainians how to better defend themselves against “Russian and rebel artillery and rockets.” Training will alsoRead More