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Six militants killed in J&K, as Army foils another infiltration bid along LoC
27.05.17 - TEAM PT

Six terrorists were killed by the Indian Army today as it foiled an infiltration attempt along the Line of Control or LoC in Rampur sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district. The operation was carried out after the alert soldiers noticed suspicious movement along the LoC ...
  


In war-like zone, let our Army officers decide, says Arun Jaitley
24.05.17 - TEAM PT

Reiterating its strong defence of Major Leetul Gogoi, the Army officer at the centre of a controversy over tying an alleged stone-pelter to a jeep to rescue trapped polling staff and local police in Budgam, the government said military officers should be allowed to take ...
  


Arun Jaitley gets charge of defence ministry as Parrikar heads to Goa
13.03.17 - TEAM PT

Finance Minister and leader of the house in Rajya Sabh Arun Jaitley will once again take additional charge as the Defence Minister after Manohar Parrikar resigned from the post to take over as the Chief Minister of Goa.
 
The 64-year-old Jaitley is also the Minister of Corporate ...
  


Mass bunk? 59 CoBRA Commandos Go AWOL, CRPF orders inquiry
06.02.17 - TEAM PT

Fifty-nine trainee commandos of the elite CoBRA - an anti-Naxal and jungle warfare unit - went missing from a train as they were going for their first assignment in Bihar. After an inquiry, the shocked Central Reserved Police Force, or CRPF, to which these men ...
  


Shiv Sena lashes out at Parrikar; says no reduction in terror attacks post demonetisation
10.01.17 - TEAM PT

Hitting out at Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on rising militant attack, the Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamna' on Tuesday slammed demonetisation drive while urging the government to release the deaths of soldiers post demonetisation.
 
"Even after informing that demonetisation drive has reduced the rising militant attack, Akhnoor ...
  


Pakistan’s allegations against Indian diplomats 'baseless'
03.11.16 - TEAM PT

The Indian government on Thursday flatly rejected Pakistan's allegations that officials at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad were spying. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) also hit out strongly against the publication of the pictures and names of Indian High Commission officials it has ...
  


15 Pakistani Rangers killed in retaliatory firing : BSF
28.10.16 - TEAM PT

The Border Security Force (BSF) said on Friday it killed 15 Pakistani Rangers while retaliating to a ceasefire violation on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir.

Yesterday, too, one Pakistani Ranger was killed and another injured in retaliatory firing by the BSF, as Pakistani troops ...
  


Varun Gandhi rebuts Defence leaks allegation, asserts did not attend defence deal meets
22.10.16 - TEAM PT

Sultanpur MP Varun Gandhi on Saturday came out with a two-page long response to the allegation about him leaking classified defence information to arms manufacturers, saying there is "not one grain of truth or shred of evidence” against him.
 
A former partner of arms dealer Abhishek ...
  


Ashok Chakra for Havildar Hangpan
14.08.16 - TEAM PT

A soldier who died in May while killing four suspected armed intruders in north Kashmir won India’s top peace-time army award as the government announced gallantry medals for more than 1,000 personnel on the eve of Independence Day.

Havildar Hangpang Dada of 35 Rashtriya Rifles(Assam Regiment), ...
  


Army fumes at deployment in Sri Sri's event
09.03.16 - ajay shukla*

 Serving and retired army personnel and other concerned citizens have protested at the use of army engineers and combat equipment in building two pontoon bridges over the Yamuna River for a three-day World Cultural Festival (WCF) being organised from March 11-13 on the river’s flood ...
  



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