Taliban gunmen wearing Afghan military uniforms launched an attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan Friday killing “more than 50 soldiers”, officials said.
Operations against militants or insurgents may be affected if FIRs are lodged against the Army, the Supreme Court was told today.
The army has ordered a Court of Inquiry into the controversial “human shield” incident in Kashmir in which a man was tied to an army vehicle purportedly as a shield against stone pelters.
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat today felicitated Maj Gen (retd.) Somnath Jha who cycled throughout the country for 183 days covering 29 states as a tribute to the 21,000 martyrs of the armed forces since Independence.
A bomb killed six people and wounded more than 30 in Syria’s second city Aleppo on Wednesday, state television reported.
India and Russia are working on a new format of military exercises involving their armies, navies and air forces, a first for both countries
China has said that its first ever joint military exercise with Nepal, dubbed as “Mount Everest Friendship”, would strengthen the nations’ military ability to coordinate in fighting terrorism and help maintain regional peace, stability and security.
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, the government’s chief legal advisor, has asked why there is “so much noise” over armymen tying a man in Kashmir to the front of a military jeep as a “human shield” against protesters throwing stones at the vehicle.
Bracing for “a hot summer” in Jammu and Kashmir this year, the Army is taking several steps ranging from a stronger counter-infiltration grid along the Line of Control and coordinated anti-terror operations in the hinterland to better crowd-control measures and induction of advanced mine-protected vehicles and other specialized equipment in trouble-spots.
The Jammu and Kashmir police have filed an FIR against the Army for tying a man to an armoured vehicle in central Kashmir’s Budgam district allegedly as a “human shield” against protesters who took on security forces over byelections held in the Srinagar parliamentary constituency last week