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Road named after war hero Lt Col Hoshiar Singh in Jaipur

One of the greatest war heroes of post-independent India, Lt Col Hoshiar Singh, was remembered on Tuesday at Jaipur. The hero of the battle of Basantar in the 1971 war against Pakistan and who was awarded the country’s biggest bravery and valour award Param Vir Chakra was honoured by naming a road after him. Jaipur’s...

3 Army jawans burnt alive, five injured in accident in Rajasthan

Three Army jawans were burnt alive and five got seriously injured in an accident on Thursday when the Army Gypsy in which they were travelling overturned and caught fire. The deceased include a Subedar and two other jawans. According to the superintendent of police, Ganganagar, Rajendra Singh, the accident happened at village Rajiasar near Suratgarh...

US-India joint military exercise begins in Rajasthan

After the recent week-long Indo-French military exercise in Jodhpur, the Indo-US joint training exercise named Yudh Abhyas -20 commenced from Sunday at the Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Thar desert near Bikaner. The Mahajan Field Firing Ranges and the Pokhran Field Firing Ranges offer unmatched unique facilities for desert warfare.  The Indo-US joint exercise is...

Indian, Chinese soldiers clash in Naku La in Sikkim

Amid the ongoing border dispute at the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh, soldiers of Indian Army and the PLA entered into a fight along the Line of Actual Control in Sikkim’s Naku La pass last week, the Indian Army said. The Army, however, downplayed it as a “minor face-off” which occurred when a Chinese patrol...

Body of Captain Ankit Gupta recovered after 6 days

Six days after an Army commando, Captain Ankit Gupta, drowned in Jodhpur’s Takhat Sagar lake, the Navy divers were finally able to retrieve his body on Tuesday. The body was trapped between two rocks inside the water body. Captain Ankit Gupta drowned six days ago during a para jumping exercise in the reservoir. The Army...

Rajasthan man leaks Army’s information to ISI for pictures of naked women

The Rajasthan CID (special branch) on Sunday arrested the husband of a former sarpanch from Jaisalmer district who was honey-trapped by a Pakistani ISI agent and leaked sensitive information about the Indian Army. The 42-year-old Satyanarayan Paliwal was arrested on charges of spying under the Officials Secrets Act, 1923. Paliwal confessed during interrogation that he...

Indian Army returns Chinese soldier held in Ladakh

The Chinese soldier, who was arrested last week on the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, has been handed back to China on Monday. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldier was handed back to China at the Chushul-Moldo meeting at 10.10 AM. China had demanded the immediate return of its...

China asks India to return its soldier held for straying into Indian territory

China has demanded the immediate return of its soldier who was apprehended by the Indian Army at the southern bank of Pangong Tso lake in eastern Ladakh after he transgressed into the Indian territory. The soldier was held on Friday. The development comes at a time when the Indian and Chinese sides are engaged in...

Army Captain drowns in Takhat Sagar Lake

An Army commando of the rank of Captain drowned during an army exercise in Jodhpur’s Takhat Sagar Lake on Thursday. Captain Ankit Gupta, who was one of the four persons involved in the commando training exercise, drowned in the incident. Four commandos of the 10 Para Special force (SF), as a part of para jumping...

Army chief Gen MM Naravane visits forward posts along India-China border

Amid the border tussle with China, Army chief General MM Naravane on Wednesday visited several forward areas along the border with China in eastern Ladakh. The Army chief’s visit is aimed at taking stock of the ground situation prevalent in the forward areas and to review India’s military preparedness. General Naravane visited several forward areas...

Army Colonel accused of raping a Russian woman arrested while trying to flee

An Army colonel who is facing rape charges was arrested in Kanpur while he was trying to flee. Col Neeraj Gahlot is accused of raping his civilian friend’s wife. The victim is of Russian origin and Colonel Gahlot allegedly raped her after intoxicating her husband at the Officers’ Mess in the Cantonment area. Army Colonel...

Pakistan violates ceasefire, targets forward posts & villages

In a blatant violation of the ceasefire, Pakistani troops targeted forward posts and villages along the international border and Line of Control (LOC) in Kathua and Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir. The Pakistani action resulted in a strong retaliation from Indian troops. No casualties were reported in the latest ceasefire violation, officials said. Notably,...