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1 terrorist killed in encounter in Kulgam in South Kashmir

Kulgam: A terrorist was killed in an encounter that broke out between security forces and militants in Ashmuji area of Kulgam district in South Kashmir. The encounter was underway till last reports came in. There are unconfirmed reports of one more terrorist trapped in the area. According to sources, security forces had received inputs of...

Militants ambush Assam Rifles convoy in Manipur; kill 7 including commanding officer, family

Imphal: The convoy of a commanding officer of a unit of Assam Rifles was ambushed by terrorists in Singhat sub-division of Churachandpur district in Manipur, according to sources, The officer, Colonel Viplav Tripathi of 46 Assam Rifles, his wife and son, who were with him, were reportedly killed in the attack. Four other personnel, too,...

39 of 71 women Army officers eligible for permanent commission: Government tells SC

New Delhi: A total of 39 women Army officers, of the 71 who had moved an application in the Supreme Court, are eligible for permanent commission, the government told the Supreme Court on Friday. The 71 women had approached the court after they were denied permanent commission. The eligible 39 women officers will now be...

Anti-terror operations in Poonch continue; 7 soldiers killed so far

Rajouri: The Poonch highway in Jammu and Kashmir remained closed for the third day on Saturday because of the ongoing anti-terror operations in the area. On Thursday, two soldiers were killed by the militants in Bhata Dhurian village of Mendhar sub-division. A junior commissioned officer (JCO) was said to be missing. The JCO, initially presumed...

Army helicopter crashes in Udhampur, pilot and co-pilot injured

In an unfortunate incident, an Army helicopter with two people aboard crashed in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. The incident took place at Shiv Garh Dhar and excessive fog resulting in poor visibility might have resulted in the accident, the police said. The helicopter met with the accident due to bad weather, but...

SC allows women to sit for NDA exam, criticises Army

The Supreme Court has criticised the Indian Army for not allowing women candidates in the National Defence Academy (NDA), Sainik Schools and other military institutions, terming it as “regressive mindset”. The court, in an interim order, also allowed the girls who had approached it to sit in the NDA exam scheduled on September 5. While...

Centre approves Rs 43,000 cr ‘Make in India’ project to build 6 submarines

The Union government on Friday announced that a massive Rs 43,000 crore ‘Make in India’ project to build six submarines has been cleared by the Defence Acquisition Council led by Defence minister Rajnath Singh. The council has approved the issuance of a ‘request for proposal’ for the construction of the six submarines under the strategic...

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...