Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday said that 1,474 buildings, including 179 schools and 34 hotels besides 56 bunkers, have been vacated from security forces in the state for improving the security situation.
The government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that Indian army's response during Kargil war was sluggish as it sought and obtained a stay of the Armed Forces Tribunal's order quashing the 2009 policy to have a combat unit commanded by a colonel at the age of 37 years.
The Army continues to be against any move to dilute the AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir even though Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said he will proceed with phased removal of the controversial Act after consulting the force.
On a day which was meant to remember and salute the sacrifice made by India's three great sons on the solemn occasion of Martyr's Day, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation ended up committing an embarrassing goof-up.
India's well-timed decision post independence to control and diversify its Army helped preserve its democracy, or it could have ended up like Pakistan which has seen three Army coups post independence.
Partial withdrawal of AFSPA from some parts of Jammu and Kashmir and infrastructure restoration post-floods are some of the issues that are likely to come up for discussion at a civil-military liaison meeting here on Tuesday.
The Indian Army said on Saturday the life sentence awarded to another soldier who had been exonerated in the Machil fake encounter case will be executable only after it is confirmed by the GOC-n-C northern command.
An Army court has sentenced one more soldier to life term and dismissed him from service for his involvement in Machhil fake encounter case, in which three youths were killed near the LoC in April 2010.
Admiring the courage and sacrifice of 1.5 million Indian soldiers during the World War 1, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said Indian armed forces today is capable tackling the "pernicious designs" of terror outfits.