Ahead of J&K polls, large quantity of arms, ammunition seized by Army

The Indian Army said Sunday it has recovered a large quantity of arms and ammunition in the Kashmir Valley, terming it a "major success" at ensuring peaceful elections in the state.

Any error in defence-related issues will not be tolerated: Manohar Parrikar
Any error in defence-related issues will not be tolerated: Manohar Parrikar

 Promising a "lot of things", Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday outlined a multi-pronged approach of a non-offensive but strong India while making it clear that there will be "zero tolerance to error" in defence-related issues.

Army denies reports of 'fierce encounter' in Poonch

The Army on Saturday termed as baseless reports of a fierce encounter between the security forces and a group of infiltrators in the Poonch forest.

Breaking Bofors jinx? Manohar Parrikar clears acquisition of 814 artillery guns for Rs 15,750 cr
Breaking Bofors jinx? Manohar Parrikar clears acquisition of 814 artillery guns for Rs 15,750 cr

In a fresh bid to break the Bofors jinx, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday cleared proposal to acquire 814 artillery guns for Rs 15,750 crore while deferring decision on joint bid by Tata Sons and Airbus to replace IAF's Avro transport fleet and also procurement of 106 Swiss Pilatus basic trainer aircraft.

Army flags off educational tour of girl students in J&K

An educational-cum-national integration tour of 23 girls from remote areas of Poonch district to Punjab was flagged off by the Army on Tuesday.

'Army helped 200 students secure varsity admission in 2 years in J&K'

In the past two years, the Army has assisted more than 200 students from the economically weaker section in Chenab Valley region of J&K in getting free-of-cost admission to various universities under PM's Special Scholarship Scheme.

Manohar Parrikar to meet top defence brass in Delhi today

New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will hold a series of meetings with the top brass of the three services and his ministry starting Monday.

37 Army officers get Army aviation wings

Thirty-seven Army officers earned the 'Army aviation wings' in a passing out parade ceremony on Saturday at the Combat Army Aviation Training School (CATS) Gandhinagar Airfield here.

Swamy finds Chidambaram's suggestion to dilute AFSPA 'idiotic'

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday lashed out at Congress leader P Chidambaram over his comment that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) should be amended during the Winter Session of Parliament, saying it was an idiotic suggestion.

Chidambaram says AFSPA is 'obnoxious', calls for amendments

Welcoming the life sentence of five army personnel in the Machil fake encounter case in Jammu and Kashmir, former Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act is an "obnoxious law" that has no place in a modern, civilised country.

Jammu and Kashmir: Army busts militant hideout in Rajouri

Army troops on Friday busted a militant hideout in Rajouri district and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition.

Protests in J&K's Kupwara after minor crushed to death by Army vehicle

Kupwara: A protest broke out in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir after a 12-year-old girl was crushed to death by an Army vehicle on Friday evening.

Macchil fake encounter case: Army punishes anyone who doesn't go by procedure, says Parrikar

Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said here on Friday that the punishment given to those found guilty in the Macchil fake encounter case shows that the Army punishes anyone who doesn't follow procedure.

Omar hails life sentence to seven soldiers

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday hailed the army's decision to sentence seven soldiers to life imprisonment for staging a fake gun battle that killed three civilians.

J&K Machil fake encounter case: Five armymen get life term
J&K Machil fake encounter case: Five armymen get life term

Indian Army on Thursday said that five of its personnel have been found guilty and recommended for life imprisonment for their involvement in a staged shootout in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district in 2010.

Normalcy returning, but border residents say they still live in fear in J&K

 Even as life seems to have returned to normal in this border township in Jammu and Kashmir nearly a month after firings from across the border, people here still spend sleepless nights fearing that Pakistan might once again try to "stab them in the back".

Indian Army continues mountain rescue exercise in Shimla

The Indian Army on Tuesday continued to conduct a rescue and relief exercise at Shimla's Annandale ground.

Transparency, indigenisation, speed will be priority in defence deals: Manohar Parrikar
Transparency, indigenisation, speed will be priority in defence deals: Manohar Parrikar

Newly appointed Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday met the three service chiefs and assured of speedy procurement of defence equipments.

Pak violates ceasefire in J&K's Uri sector, one civilian dead
Pak violates ceasefire in J&K's Uri sector, one civilian dead

Pakistan on Saturday evening violated ceasefire in Kamalkot area of Uri sector in Jammu and Kashmir. Reportedly, one civilian was killed in the firing.

Budgam firing: Protests continue in Nowgam

Protests against the recent killing of two youths in a firing incident continued to rock Nowgam locality here.