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Colonel, Major among 5 security personnel martyred in Handwara encounter

03 May 2020

Colonel, Major among 5 security personnel martyred in Handwara encounter

Four Indian Army personnel and a police sub-inspector got martyred in an encounter in Handwara, Jammu and Kashmir.

Pulwama martyr Major Vibhuti Dhoundiyal's wife set to join Army

19 Feb 2020

Pulwama martyr Major Vibhuti Dhoundiyal's wife set to join Army

A year after Indian Army Major Vibhuti Dhoundiyal was martyred in an encounter with terrorists in Pulwama, his widow is set to join the Army.

Terrorist Burhan Wani's last aide, seen in viral picture, killed

03 May 2019

Terrorist Burhan Wani's last aide, seen in viral picture, killed

The last terrorist seen in Hizbul Mujahideen ex-chief Burhan Wani's photo, which went viral four years ago, was killed in an encounter in Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir, on Friday, said reports.

Security forces have always motivated me, says Afzal Guru's son

05 Mar 2019

Security forces have always motivated me, says Afzal Guru's son

At a time when radicalization of Kashmiri youth poses a huge problem for India, Afzal Guru's son serves as an inspiration.

CRPF jawan, martyred in Kupwara encounter, leaves behind two kids

03 Mar 2019

CRPF jawan, martyred in Kupwara encounter, leaves behind two kids

In a fierce gunbattle with terrorists in Kupwara of Jammu and Kashmir, India lost four security personnel. A CRPF inspector, a jawan and two officers of J&K police were martyred in the encounter which lasted for 60 hours.

Major's mother was last to be told about his death

19 Feb 2019

Major's mother was last to be told about his death

Army Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal's mother Saroj Devi, who is a heart patient, was the last one to know about his martyrdom on Monday.

Army Major among 4 martyred in encounter, days after Pulwama-attack

18 Feb 2019

Army Major among 4 martyred in encounter, days after Pulwama-attack

Just days after a CRPF convoy was attacked in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, four soldiers including an Army major were martyred in the area on Monday.

Army questions three jawans in connection to soldier Aurangzeb's death

06 Feb 2019

Army questions three jawans in connection to soldier Aurangzeb's death

The Indian Army has detained three jawans and is questioning them over their alleged role in soldier Aurangzeb's death, multiple reports claimed.

UP: Soldier, key suspect in Bulandshahr violence, arrested; denies involvement

09 Dec 2018

UP: Soldier, key suspect in Bulandshahr violence, arrested; denies involvement

Jeetender Malik aka Jeetu Fauji, who is the key suspect in Bulandshahr violence that killed a police officer and a youth, was arrested on Sunday.

Mentally-disabled man shot dead near army camp in Kashmir

03 Nov 2018

Mentally-disabled man shot dead near army camp in Kashmir

A mentally disabled man was allegedly shot dead by an Army sentry in the early hours today, when he ignored his warnings and walked towards an Army camp in Shopian district.

Kashmir: Army major, three soldiers killed in foiled infiltration bid

07 Aug 2018

Kashmir: Army major, three soldiers killed in foiled infiltration bid

An Army major and three soldiers were killed while trying to foil an infiltration bid in Bandipora, North Kashmir, this morning.

J&K: Cattle trader killed, another injured in alleged Army firing

05 Aug 2018

J&K: Cattle trader killed, another injured in alleged Army firing

A cattle trader was killed and another injured when Army personnel allegedly opened fire on them in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir today, the police said.

J&K: Army distributes 17,000 solar-lights in un-electrified hamlets in Doda

15 Jul 2018

J&K: Army distributes 17,000 solar-lights in un-electrified hamlets in Doda

Army has distributed 17,000 solar lights among the residents of un-electrified and inaccessible hamlets in Doda district of J&K.

Defense Minister expresses her condolences to martyred jawan Aurangzeb's family

20 Jun 2018

Defense Minister expresses her condolences to martyred jawan Aurangzeb's family

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today visited the family of the slain soldier Aurangzeb who was abducted and killed by terrorists two days ahead of Eid and described him as an inspiration for the nation.

During ceasefire in Kashmir, terror, violence and deaths shot up

18 Jun 2018

During ceasefire in Kashmir, terror, violence and deaths shot up

In the one month that the government maintained ceasefire in Kashmir, violence reached a record high, official data has revealed.

Before killing army man Aurangzeb, terrorists interrogated him

16 Jun 2018

Before killing army man Aurangzeb, terrorists interrogated him

Before killing Army rifleman Aurangzeb, terrorists had interrogated him. A video, which surfaced on social media on Friday, proved it.

19 years later, Kargil martyr's son proudly joins father's battalion

11 Jun 2018

19 years later, Kargil martyr's son proudly joins father's battalion

On June 12, 1999, Lance Naik Bachan Singh gave his life fighting against Pakistan at Tololing in Kargil.

Army chief: Major Gogoi will be punished if he's guilty

25 May 2018

Army chief: Major Gogoi will be punished if he's guilty

Bipin Rawat, the Indian Army Chief, said strict punishment will be given to Major Leetul Gogoi if he is found guilty in the case where he was detained with a woman and a local man on Wednesday from Srinagar.

Villagers protest against building Army camp in Anantnag

20 Jan 2018

Villagers protest against building Army camp in Anantnag

Several villagers gathered to protest near the deputy commissioner's office in Kulgam police station against the establishment of an army camp in Shamsipora Village in Anantnag, Kashmir.

Two terrorists eliminated in overnight encounter in Shopian

19 Dec 2017

Two terrorists eliminated in overnight encounter in Shopian

Two terrorists were killed in an encounter in Wanipora area of Shopian in J&K.

J&K: Three terrorists neutralized in overnight encounter in Handwara

11 Dec 2017

J&K: Three terrorists neutralized in overnight encounter in Handwara

Three terrorists have been gunned down in an overnight operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Handwara.

J&K: Five terrorists killed in gunfight in Bandipora

18 Nov 2017

J&K: Five terrorists killed in gunfight in Bandipora

In a major victory for Indian forces, five terrorists have been gunned down in an ongoing encounter in Jammu & Kashmir's Bandipora district.

Indian Army court-martials soldier who crossed LoC during surgical strikes

26 Oct 2017

Indian Army court-martials soldier who crossed LoC during surgical strikes

The Indian Army has court-martialed Chandu Babulal Chavan, a Rashtriya Rifles soldier who crossed across the LoC during last year's surgical strikes.

J&K: LeT terrorist Ayub Lelhari killed in encounter with forces

16 Aug 2017

J&K: LeT terrorist Ayub Lelhari killed in encounter with forces

In a major victory for the security forces in the fight against terrorists in Jammu & Kashmir, a top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander and most-wanted terrorist, Ayub Lelhari, was killed in Pulwama in a gun battle in the evening.

Robots to fight terrorists in Kashmir?

12 Aug 2017

Robots to fight terrorists in Kashmir?

As violence is continuing to boil over in the Kashmir valley, the Army has now proposed to deploy a team of indigenously-built robots which would help fight terrorists.

J&K: Army personnel shot dead by fellow soldier after altercation

18 Jul 2017

J&K: Army personnel shot dead by fellow soldier after altercation

An Army personnel was shot dead by a fellow soldier as the former who was also his senior reprimanded him for using cellphone in J&K's Uri sector on Tuesday.

Three Hizbul terrorists neutralized in Budgam

12 Jul 2017

Three Hizbul terrorists neutralized in Budgam

A day after terrorists opened fire on an Amarnath Yatra bus killing seven pilgrims, security forces successfully neutralized three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Rs. 10L compensation for 'human shield', but not from army?

10 Jul 2017

Rs. 10L compensation for 'human shield', but not from army?

The J&K Human Rights Commission has directed the state to provide Rs. 10L as compensation to Farooq Ahmad Dar who was tied to the bonnet of an army jeep as a 'human shield'.

Security forces kill 2 terrorists in Kashmir's Sopore

01 Jun 2017

Security forces kill 2 terrorists in Kashmir's Sopore

Security forces have killed two terrorists in a brief encounter in the town of Sopore in north Kashmir's Baramulla district at around 3:30am.

Army Chief Bipin Rawat defends human shield idea

28 May 2017

Army Chief Bipin Rawat defends human shield idea

Army Chief Bipin Rawat, in an attempt to instil confidence in his men, defended the actions of Major Leetul Gogoi who had used an alleged stone-pelting youth as a human shield for the army's operation.

Burhan Wani's successor Sabzar Ahmad Bhat killed in Tral encounter

27 May 2017

Burhan Wani's successor Sabzar Ahmad Bhat killed in Tral encounter

Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Bhat, who took over the outfit after the death of Burhan Wani last July, has been killed in Kashmir.

Kashmir human shield incident: Major Gogoi awarded by Indian Army

22 May 2017

Kashmir human shield incident: Major Gogoi awarded by Indian Army

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat awarded COAS Commendation Card to Major Leetul Gogoi for sustained efforts in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu & Kashmir.

500 trained stone-pelters to fight alongside Army in Kashmir

08 May 2017

500 trained stone-pelters to fight alongside Army in Kashmir

A saint in Kanpur said he has trained 500 stone-pelters to fight alongside the army in Kashmir. He said he has already trained 2,000 followers at Siddhnath Ghat in Kanpur recently and is sending the first batch to Kashmir.

If anyone can resolve Kashmir issue, it is Modi: Mehbooba

07 May 2017

If anyone can resolve Kashmir issue, it is Modi: Mehbooba

Talking about the long-standing Kashmir issue, J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti said that PM Narendra Modi was the only hope who could "take us out of this quagmire".

EC: Situation not feasible to hold Anantnag bypolls

02 May 2017

EC: Situation not feasible to hold Anantnag bypolls

According to the Election Commission of India (ECI), the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir made it difficult to hold elections.

Violence must stop for talks on Kashmir: SC intervenes

29 Apr 2017

Violence must stop for talks on Kashmir: SC intervenes

In a rare move, the SC offered to facilitate talks between various stakeholders in Kashmir; however, it warned that talks can only come when violence stops.

PM Modi open to talks, but impossible amid violence: Mufti

25 Apr 2017

PM Modi open to talks, but impossible amid violence: Mufti

After talks with PM Narendra Modi, J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti said he was "amenable" to talks with stakeholders, but dialogue was impossible amid stone-pelting and bullets.

Kashmir: PDP leader killed, fresh protests in Srinagar

24 Apr 2017

Kashmir: PDP leader killed, fresh protests in Srinagar

Hours after PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti met PM Modi over the Kashmir crisis, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Abdul Gani Dar was shot by unidentified assailants in Pulwama. He succumbed to his injuries in hospital in Srinagar.

Government stands by 'human shield' decision

17 Apr 2017

Government stands by 'human shield' decision

The Centre has decided to stand by the army officer who decided to use a stone-pelter as a human shield to allow his men safe passage through a sea of protesters in Jammu and Kashmir recently.

J&K: In fresh controversy, video of army using human shield

15 Apr 2017

J&K: In fresh controversy, video of army using human shield

In a fresh controversy, on 15th April a video surfaced showing a Kashmiri youth tied to the fender of an army jeep as a "shield".