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Nine IAF men killed as two choppers collide (Third Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad/New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Nine defence personnel, including five officers, were killed Thursday when two Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters collided mid-air near Jamnagar in Gujarat, in one of ... Read more...

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Maken requests defence ministry for out-of-turn promotion for Vijay


August 8th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 7 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken has requested Defence Minister A.K. Antony to change out of turn promotion rules for Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar, who ... Read more...

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Surprised that people didn’t expect a medal from me: Vijay


August 6th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar says he was taken aback when people, including the media, expressed surprise on his podium finish here at the London Games."I ... Read more...

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Olympics: President congratulates Vijay on winning silver


August 4th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday congratulated shooter Vijay Kumar on winning a silver medal at the London Olympics, and said the army man has done ... Read more...

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Olympics: Vijay shines with silver, Saina’s bronze hunt on (India Intro Roundup)


August 4th, 2012 - 2:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) After three unproductive days, luck smiled on India as army shooter Vijay Kumar scooped up a silver after his teammate Joydip Karmakar narrowly missed a medal ... Read more...

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Army JCO’s wife stabbed in robbery attempt


August 4th, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Two men stabbed and wounded an army junior commissioned officer's wife while trying to rob her house here, police said Friday. The incident took place ... Read more...

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Army officer begs for euthanasia


June 15th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, June 15 (IANS) A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) in the Indian Army, posted at Hyderabad and a resident of village Baghanki in Gurgaon, has requested the president of India ... Read more...

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16 army soldiers killed in north Kashmir avalanches (Roundup)


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 23 (IANS) Sixteen Indian Army soldiers were killed in two avalanches overnight in two districts of north Kashmir, an army officer said Thursday."Thirteen bodies have been recovered so ... Read more...

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Avalanches kill 12 army personnel in Kashmir (Third Lead)


February 23rd, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 23 (IANS) The death toll in twin avalanches in Jammu and Kashmir went up to 12 by Thursday afternoon, with all the casualties being army personnel, the army ... Read more...

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Eleven army personnel killed in Kashmir avalanches (Second Lead)


February 23rd, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 23 (IANS) Eleven army personnel were killed and eight are missing in two overnight avalanches in Jammu and Kashmir, an army official said Thursday.While eight were killed in ... Read more...

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Eleven army soldiers killed in Kashmir avalanche (Lead)


February 23rd, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 23 (IANS) Eleven Indian Army troopers were killed in two north Kashmir avalanches overnight in Bandipora and Ganderbal districts, an army official said Thursday.Lt. Col. J.S. Brar, spokesman ... Read more...

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Pakistan may have inspected Indian Army chopper: Antony


November 23rd, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) It is possible that the Pakistani authorities examined an Indian Army helicopter that strayed into their territory a month ago and was returned the same ... Read more...

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Indian chopper incursion like a CBM: Pakistani daily


October 25th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 25 (IANS) The lesson to be learnt from the Indian helicopter that entered Pakistani airspace is that "a drama need not be turned into a crisis", said ... Read more...

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Pakistan scrambled jet to intercept Indian chopper


October 24th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) Pakistan had scrambled a fighter jet after an Indian helicopter flew into its territory and the chopper was warned that it would be fired at if ... Read more...

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Pakistan appreciated after Indian chopper returns safely


October 23rd, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Signalling the spirit of the resumed peace process, an Indian Army helicopter that strayed into Pakistan in bad weather Sunday returned with its crew after ... Read more...

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Artillery exchanges between India and Pakistan on LoC


September 1st, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 1 (IANS) Heavy exchange of artillery firing has been on since Thursday morning in north Kashmir's Keran sector on the line of control (LoC) between India and Pakistan, ... Read more...

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Soldier killed in Kashmir gunfight


July 28th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 27 (IANS) A junior commissioned officer (JCO) of the army was killed and two soldiers critically wounded in a fierce gunfight on the Line of Control (LoC) in ... Read more...

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Senior army officer held in Pakistan over militant links (Lead)


June 21st, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) A senior Pakistani army officer has been taken into custody for his alleged links with a banned militant group, Xinhua reported Tuesday.Brigadier Ali Khan had ... Read more...

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Indian Army engineers summit Mount Kamet


June 8th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) A team from the Indian Army's Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) has scaled the 7,756-metre Mount Kamet in the Gharwal Himalayas as ... Read more...

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Trooper in Kashmir goes berserk, kills four (Lead)


April 28th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 28 (IANS) A trooper of the Rashtriya Rifles went on a shooting spree inside a camp in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir Thursday, killing four of his ... Read more...

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Four army officers dead in Sikkim chopper crash (Lead)


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, April 22 (IANS) Four army personnel, including two majors, were found dead in Sikkim Friday, with the wreckage of their helicopter being found a day after it went missing ... Read more...

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Four army personnel die in chopper crash


April 22nd, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, April 22 (IANS) Four army personnel, including two majors, were found dead in a chopper crash in Sikkim Friday, a day after their helicopter went missing close to the ... Read more...

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Pension of major’s widow raised from Rs.80 to Rs.18,000 (Lead)


February 7th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The pension of an army officer's widow has been revised from Rs.80 to Rs.18,000 a month, the government Monday informed the Supreme Court, which, however, observed there ... Read more...

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Major’s widow’s pension raised from Rs.80 to Rs.18,000


February 7th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The pension of an army officer's widow has been revised from Rs.80 to Rs.18,000 a month, the government Monday informed the Supreme Court, which, however, observed there ... Read more...

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Infiltration bid foiled, Army man injured


November 24th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 24 (IANS) A junior commissioned officer was Wednesday injured in a clash between Indian troops and terrorists seeking to infiltrate into the Indian territory at the Line of Control in ... Read more...

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President’s Bodyguard older than US


November 8th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The President's Bodyguard, which ceremonially welcomed US President Barack Obama at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, took birth in 1773 -- three years before the US became independent.The ... Read more...

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Apex court anguished over Rs.80 pension to major’s widow


September 17th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday voiced dismay over a paltry Rs.80 pension being paid to the octogenarian widow of an Indian Army Major who fought in the 1962 ... Read more...

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Silence and boom of guns alternate in Kashmir gunfight


July 17th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Binoo Joshi Jammu, July 17 (IANS) There is silence during the nights and the mornings erupt with the boom of guns in Beri Rakh forests in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district where ... Read more...

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Two soldiers hurt in Kashmir gun battle


July 17th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 17 (IANS) Two soldiers were injured in a gun battle between security forces and a group of terrorists that entered its fifth day Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, ... Read more...

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Indian soldier killed in Pakistani shelling


November 8th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 8 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier was killed Sunday and two others were injured when mortar shells hit Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir from across the Line of Control ... Read more...

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Court comes to rescue of aspiring pilot


August 5th, 2009 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has asked the national airlines to conduct the re-examination of an aspiring pilot whose selection was denied on medical grounds despite having passed ... Read more...

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38 Taliban killed as Pakistani Army continues operations


June 20th, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Pakistani security forces have killed 38 Taliban - the bulk of them in the South Waziristan agency along the border with Afghanistan - the military said Saturday ... Read more...

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Transparent action taken against rights violations: Omar Abdullah


March 20th, 2009 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said here Friday that transparent action has been taken for the first time by his government against recent human rights violations. "Violations ... Read more...

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Army blames three soldiers for Kashmir killings (Second lead, Changing dateline)


March 20th, 2009 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 20 (IANS) The Indian Army admitted Friday that three of its men were guilty of killing two civilians in Jammu and Kashmir and said that it had ordered disciplinary action ... Read more...

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Army men found guilty of killing civilians in Kashmir (Lead)


March 20th, 2009 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) A court of inquiry Friday found three Indian Army personnel guilty of killing civilians in Jammu and Kashmir last month and court martial proceedings will be initiated ... Read more...

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