Indian Army is Virtually blind at Night

An internal report of the world’s third largest army has exposed its operational blindness as the available night vision devices are ‘redundant’ and not effective. Indian armed forces have lost nearly 9,000 soldiers in counter-terrorism operations since 1990, majority of them during night. The Army’s 359 infantry units (over three lakh soldiers) and over 100 … Read more Indian Army is Virtually blind at Night

Flaws put lives of soldiers at risk, says army report

At a time when military is increasingly coming under attack in Jammu and Kashmir, an army report has pointed out at least 50 gaps — ranging from body armour, night-vision gear to flawed fuel storage — that pose a threat to soldiers’ lives. If the army doesn’t make fuel storage safer at its forward bases, … Read more Flaws put lives of soldiers at risk, says army report

While Attacks On Indian Army Increase In J&K, Rs 1,000 Crore Defence Plan Waits For Clearance

A detailed Rs 1,000-crore plan to set up perimeter defence systems and intrusion alert devices at forward locations and Army garrisons in J&K is pending for government clearance. The plan to strengthen defences at armed forces installations in the sensitive state was drawn up after an attack at Pathankot airbase in January in which militants … Read more While Attacks On Indian Army Increase In J&K, Rs 1,000 Crore Defence Plan Waits For Clearance

Timeline of terror attacks in Jammu-Kashmir after surgical strikes

The Border Security Forces (BSF) killed three terrorists in Ramgarh sector of Samba district Tuesday as an infiltration bid was foiled along the International Border in Jammu. The encounter, which injured one BSF jawan, took place at Fatwal village in Chamliyal area. Even as this operation was underway, some 3-4 terrorists stormed into an Army base in … Read more Timeline of terror attacks in Jammu-Kashmir after surgical strikes

Intelligence ignored: Why is Indian army being caught napping time and again?

Once again, militants crossing over from Pakistan targeted a military camp – this time in Nagrota, a cantonment 15 km north of Jammu city, killing two officers and five soldiers, just two months after the deadly attack on a military camp in Uri. The spate of successful attacks and high military losses raise several disturbing … Read more Intelligence ignored: Why is Indian army being caught napping time and again?

Pakistan warns of action if India breaches Indus Water Treaty

Pakistan on Thursday warned of “appropriate action” if India violates the Indus Water Treaty and said it is closely monitoring the situation, amid reports that New Delhi may revisit the key water sharing accord. “Appropriate action will be taken in line with the Treaty in case of any violation by India,” Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Nafees Zakaria … Read more Pakistan warns of action if India breaches Indus Water Treaty

Russia Silent on Pak terror, India stung

China blocked India’s attempts to name JeM and LeT in the Goa Declaration, wherein the BRICS member states pledged to “relentlessly pursue” outfits designated terrorist groups by the UNSC, but what has hurt the government more, sources said, is Russia’s disinclination to argue India’s case. The result, of course, was a declaration which failed to … Read more Russia Silent on Pak terror, India stung

Uri terror attack: Militants scaled LoC fence using a ladder, say sources

The four militants, who killed 19 soldiers in a terror strike on an army camp in Uri last month, had used a ladder to scale the electrified fence at the Line of Control (LoC). Investigation carried out by the army to identify the infiltration route of the four terrorists concluded that a ladder was used … Read more Uri terror attack: Militants scaled LoC fence using a ladder, say sources

Pakistan says it has no details about India’s plan to seal border by 2018

India has not formally conveyed any plan of sealing its border with Pakistan by December 2018, the country’s Foreign Office has said. In a response to home minister Rajnath Singh’s statement that India would completely seal the border with Pakistan by December 2018, Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria on Friday said: “We don’t have … Read more Pakistan says it has no details about India’s plan to seal border by 2018

Indian Army tells political parties: Surgical strikes could be repeated if needed in future

The Army on Friday told the political parties that the surgical strikes could be repeated if the ground situation warranted such a course of action. This was conveyed during a briefing to the defence standing committee. In the light of the political row over “evidence” for the surgical strikes, it was significant that the events … Read more Indian Army tells political parties: Surgical strikes could be repeated if needed in future

Show courage and open a path against India, let us loose: Jaish-e-Muhammad chief to Pakistan govt

Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Masood Azhar has called for jihadist groups to be allowed to escalate their operations against India, arguing that “a lack of decisive decision-making” could rob Pakistan of a “historic opportunity” to seize Kashmir. His appeal, published in the current issue of the Jaish weekly magazine al-Qalam, comes amidst reports of strains between Pakistan’s civilian … Read more Show courage and open a path against India, let us loose: Jaish-e-Muhammad chief to Pakistan govt

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

Indian Army’s Surgical Strike in PoK: 4 hours, choppers, 7 launch Pads and 38 kills

Nearly 10 days after the Uri attack that claimed 18 jawans, India carried out surgical strikes in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, inflicting heavy casualties on terrorists and ‘those protecting them” and indicating a change of stand on the rules of engagement on the disputed line of control. Indian DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh announced that Pakistan … Read more Indian Army’s Surgical Strike in PoK: 4 hours, choppers, 7 launch Pads and 38 kills

Indian army moves heavy artillery guns to LoC

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday spent his day at a military operation room where he monitored troops’ movement along the Line of Control, BBC Urdu reported. Unnamed defence officials confirmed the movement of heavy artillery along the Line of Control after the last week’s alleged Uri attack that killed over dozen Indian army … Read more Indian army moves heavy artillery guns to LoC

We are a strong nuclear state; any adventurism by India will prove its own undoing: Pakistan

After two American lawmakers have introduced a bill in the House of Representatives to designate Pakistan a terrorist state, saying it aids the “enemies of the US”, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi today said that its nuclear program cannot be restricted Pakistani media quoted Lodhi as saying at a New York press … Read more We are a strong nuclear state; any adventurism by India will prove its own undoing: Pakistan

Uri attack: Death toll touches 18, India decides to isolate Pakistan on the global stage

In one of the deadliest attacks on the Army in recent years, 17 jawans were killed and 19 others injured as heavily armed militants stormed a battalion headquarters of the force in North Kashmir’s Uri town early on Sunday. The death toll climbed to 18 as another soldier succumbed to his injuries on Monday. Four terrorists … Read more Uri attack: Death toll touches 18, India decides to isolate Pakistan on the global stage