Plea in Supreme Court against order criticising Indian army

The ministry of defence (MoD) has moved the Supreme Court against an Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) order that criticised the army for throwing out its lowest-rung officers after holding them responsible for a terrorist attack at one of its bases in Akhnoor in 2003. The tribunal had, in its last year’s verdict, dismissed the army’s … Read more Plea in Supreme Court against order criticising Indian army

Indian soldiers venting on Facebook: Are they failing the army, or has the army failed them?

I remember meeting a veteran officer at his course reunion at the Indian Military Academy a few years ago. Let’s call him Colonel Not Happy Singh. Besides the normal complaints about his stay, for which he rang up everyone, from the garrison engineer to the commandant, he also recalled, with a lot of pain, his … Read more Indian soldiers venting on Facebook: Are they failing the army, or has the army failed them?

Unrest growing in India’s army, central armed police forces

On January 14, 2017, an army soldier from Dehradun reportedly approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi directly with a complaint. He was subjected to torture and disciplined, according to the report. On January 13 2017, Constable Balvir of  the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in Aurangabad in Bihar, was reported to have shot and killed four … Read more Unrest growing in India’s army, central armed police forces

CRPF refuses to reply to RTI query on use of pellet guns

In the wake of death of over 90 people and injuries to over 12,000 from use of pellet guns during the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, the CRPF has refused to give, in response to an RTI query, details of the number of such weapons and ammunition used. The unrest in Jammu and Kashmir was triggered … Read more CRPF refuses to reply to RTI query on use of pellet guns

Woman Commandos to be deployed for the first time by CRPF to undertaker Anti-Naxal operations

For the first time, CRPF has deployed a team of women commandos in anti-Naxal operations in Jharkhand. The 135 women belonging to the 232 battalion’s Delta company are currently undertaking operations under the close supervision of CRPF’s 133 battalion in Naxal-infested forests on the outskirts of Ranchi near Khoonti area. Sanjay A Lathkar, CRPF IG of … Read more Woman Commandos to be deployed for the first time by CRPF to undertaker Anti-Naxal operations

Help This Jawan Find an Eye Donor this Diwali

Post Burhan Wani’s death, the unrest in Kashmir has killed around 90 civilians and injured several. On the other side, close to 3,000 CRPF jawans were injured in stone-pelting incidents in different parts of Kashmir over the past 3 months. The security forces feel their hands are tied because they have been given strict instructions … Read more Help This Jawan Find an Eye Donor this Diwali

Internal documents reveal 30% of CRPF Personnels in J&K can’t shoot straight

The widespread neglect of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has led to some shocking findings. Exclusive documents show that the men assigned to carry out anti-terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir are not up to the mark – literally. Around 30% of the CRPF personnel stationed in J&K regularly fail to hit their target … Read more Internal documents reveal 30% of CRPF Personnels in J&K can’t shoot straight

Government’s Diwali gift! Indian Soldiers likely to get 1 Month Salary as Bonus

he government has a Diwali gift for India’s soldiers — an interim payment even as the government and defence chiefs try to sort out a dispute over new pay grades for armed forces. ET has reviewed an October 10 order in which the Manohar Parrikar-led defence ministry says “pending issuance” of the pay commission notification, … Read more Government’s Diwali gift! Indian Soldiers likely to get 1 Month Salary as Bonus

Pampore Attack: Two terrorists killed, Security Forces enter the Building to Search for Third Terrorist

After a gun-battle of over 50 hours with terrorists who barged into a government institute in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pampore on Monday, the army today said two of the terrorists are dead and forces have entered the seven-storey building in the town around 15 km from Srinagar. One terrorist was killed yesterday and another was … Read more Pampore Attack: Two terrorists killed, Security Forces enter the Building to Search for Third Terrorist

Border outposts in India on alert after Pak raise Red Flags showing they can open fire on any unusual movement

“Beware! Move inside trenches. They (Pak army) have hoisted red flags on their posts to indicate hostilities and a sort of warning that they can open fire on any unusual movement”, an Indian army officer tells scribes at the forward post here on Monday. Last Wednesday, Pak army had opened automatics weapons’ fire and shot … Read more Border outposts in India on alert after Pak raise Red Flags showing they can open fire on any unusual movement

Pampore attack: Militants held up inside EDI building for 24 hours, Army steps up counter attack

Loud explosions were heard early on Tuesday morning as security forces stepped up the counter attack against militants holed up in a government building in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pampore. An unconfirmed number of militants had entered the Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute complex in Pampore on Monday, leaving one soldier injured in the encounter.The soldier … Read more Pampore attack: Militants held up inside EDI building for 24 hours, Army steps up counter attack

Army asks forces to be ‘prepared for any Anything’

Amid heightened tension with Pakistan, the Army on Saturday asked the forces to be “prepared for any eventuality” and maintain “very high level of alert” as Army Chief General Dalbir Singh visited Jammu and Kashmir to assess the military preparedness. The situation on the Line of Control (LoC) and hinterland was discussed at a meeting … Read more Army asks forces to be ‘prepared for any Anything’

35 soldiers killed, over 1,740 injured in attacks on Indian Army in 2016

Termed as the deadliest attack on the Indian Army since the Kaluchak tragedy in 2002, the attack at a battalion headquarters of the Army in north Kashmir’s Uri town on Sunday killed 17 jawans and injured 19 other personnel. According to recent reports by ANI, another Sepoy K Vikas Janardhan succumbed to his injuries at the … Read more 35 soldiers killed, over 1,740 injured in attacks on Indian Army in 2016

Indian Army launches ‘Operation Calm Down’ in troubled Kashmir

Indian Army personnel are moving in masses into trouble-torn J&K after another spate of violent protests. As part of efforts to restore normalcy in the Valley, the Army has moved an entire brigade into South Kashmir under operation ‘Calm Down’ to clear it of militants and demonstrators. Protesters have continued to clash with government forces … Read more Indian Army launches ‘Operation Calm Down’ in troubled Kashmir

1.3 million pellets used on protesters from July 8 till August 11 : CRPF

Pellet Firing Gun Pics

As the demands for banning pellet guns are increasing, the police authorities in Jammu and Kashmir are pushing for FN Herstal 303 riot guns for crowd control. The pellet guns caused hundreds of eye injuries and several deaths since July 8 when mass protests erupted in the Kashmir Valley after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen … Read more 1.3 million pellets used on protesters from July 8 till August 11 : CRPF

CRPF Camps in Kashmir facing Attacks and Intrusion on Regular Basis

There have been attempts at intrusion into more than one-third of the camps of the Central Reserve Police Force in the Kashmir Valley in the past 50 days, a senior Home Ministry official said on Wednesday. The CRPF has been redeployed in at least 40 locations in Kashmir, including Srinagar, from where the force was … Read more CRPF Camps in Kashmir facing Attacks and Intrusion on Regular Basis