Issues raised at the ninth edition of the homeland security meet included the use of AFSPA in peaceful areas and the existing gaps in the military equipment procurement policy.
A top army official said today that the assaults were carried out recently as Pakistani posts were supporting infiltration inside India.
A Sukhoi fighter jet went missing near Tezpur in Assam after losing its radar and radio contact.
Major Leetul Gogoi was awarded the army’s ‘Commendation Card’ for his ‘sustained efforts’ in counter-insurgency operations.
“Officials took away the carpet, sofa and AC soon after Adityanath left our residence….within 15 to 30 minutes of his departure, everything was gone.”
The document should have been a forward looking and ambitious doctrine, instead, written in complex, difficult to unravel sentences, it seems almost inward-bound.
Illegal mining syndicates and the Naxals share a symbiotic relationship – they both want the isolated, backward districts of Chhattisgarh to stay that way.
The recent beheading of two Indian soldiers deserves a hard response, but one that goes beyond purely tactical gains.
“Bodies of soldiers being mutilated is an extreme form of barbaric act. The whole country has full faith in our armed forces which will react appropriately to the act,” defence minister Arun Jaitley said.
Poonam Agarwal is the journalist who made a hidden camera recording exposing the sahayak system in an army camp.
The Taliban said government forces would be “targeted, harassed, killed, or captured”, a week after the devastating attack that killed 135 Afghan soldiers.
A rape survivor deserves justice no matter who the accused is – something the media and the ruling party seem to conveniently ignore.
Rohingya elders estimate some 600 people were killed over two weeks in November 2016. A UN report said the likely toll was hundreds.
An injured jawan, brought to a hospital in Raipur, said the CRPF patrol was attacked by around 300 Maoist guerrillas.
Over the course of a judicial inquiry into a 2012 incident that left 17 people dead, villagers in Bastar have come together to question the role security forces’ played.
Retired Air Marshal Anil Chopra is not like garden-variety trolls; he sits in judgment over others at the Armed Forces Tribunal.
Officials said authorities had found BSF jawan Teg Bahadur Yadav guilty of making false accusations.
Air Marshal (Retd) Anil Chopra is a member of the Armed Forces Tribunal, where courts martial are appealed. But his tweets raise questions about his impartiality.
The state’s monopoly of violence is accepted only if it follows the rule of law; if it doesn’t, it justifies the breaking of its monopoly by individuals, mobs and insurgents.
Farooq Ahmad Dar says he was beaten with gun butts and wooden sticks, and paraded through many villages while tied to the jeep.
Reached for a response, Colonel Rajesh Kalia, the Srinagar-based spokesman of the Ministry of Defence told The Wire, “The contents of the video are being verified and investigated.”
The accusations against the Quint’s reporter centre around the proposition that she filmed the jawans in an army camp, which is prohibited by law.
The National Security Council Secretariat, headed by top spy Ajit Doval, may have received a staggering 311% increase in funds this year to tackle issues at the intersection of cybersecurity and nuclear weapon delivery systems.
Journalists’ body alleges that the government and army are focusing on Poonam Agarwal to derail the debate on the controversial ‘sahayak system’.
He tried creating his own world almost wholly made up of people drawn from Goa, but Lutyen’s Delhi had its own inexorable ways of breaching his citadel from time to time
While Parrikar set in motion important reform processes, he was unable to cut through his ministry’s byzantine bureaucracy and ends his tenure with a few achievements.
The Quint’s sting operation compromised Roy Mathew for no fault of his own and pushed him to take his life.
The Sukma superintendent of police apparently made the comments at a function organised by an automobile company.
The army says Roy Matthew committed suicide. He had been missing since February 25, the day after the video was released.
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General Bipin Rawat may be right to warn those who try to obstruct anti-militancy operations, but labelling separatism and militancy with terrorism is not the solution.
Three other soldiers were injured but are now stable, an official said.
The US company is keen to switch F-16 production to India, as long as the Indian government agrees to order hundreds of the planes, but concedes it needs to get the Trump administration on board first.
Using military activities to shop for votes will lead to political mud-slinging, to the detriment of the honour and sanctity of the special forces.
CAPFs face infrastructural deficiencies, poor personnel management, lack of medical facilities and inadequate promotional opportunities, which affects the morale of officers and leads to a high attrition rate.
The BSF has denied arresting Tej Bahadur Yadav and claimed that his voluntary retirement plea was rejected on the grounds that a court of inquiry into his allegations is pending.
Army chief Bipin Rawat may have benefitted from the ‘invisible hands’, but he should take a strong stance on keeping the army free from ideological penetration.
“Weaknesses can only be overcome if you accept the strategy…If you don’t accept the strategy, then you will let your weaknesses limit you,” says the Army chief
Generalising a few complaints to indicate larger problems in the service tarnishes the image of the entire military force.
Rather than treat the recent grievances of soldiers as mere aberrations, the government would do well to address the fundamental problems of the security forces and the worsening civil-military relations in order to have effective security.