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Guerrilla killed, soldier wounded in Kashmir gunfight (Lead)


June 30th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 30 (IANS) One separatist guerrilla was killed and an army soldier wounded in a gunfight in north Kashmir's Kupwara district Saturday, an official said.A defence spokesman told IANS: ... Read more...

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Gunfight in north Kashmir


June 30th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 30 (IANS) Security forces Saturday engaged in a gunfight with the separatist guerrillas in north Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said.On specific information, troops of 21 counter insurgency Rashtriya ... Read more...

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China considering more joint military exercises with India


June 25th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 25 (IANS) China is considering India's proposal for holding the third round of joint military exercises, codenamed Hand-in-Hand, and this is at the "working level discussions" stage, a ... Read more...

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Former NIA chief Radha Vinod Raju is dead (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 21 (IANS) Radha Vinod Raju, the first chief of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and one of India's finest police officers, died here early Thursday due to lung ... Read more...

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Radha Vinod Raju is dead


June 21st, 2012 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 21 (IANS) Radha Vinod Raju, the first chief of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), died here early Thursday due to lung complications, a doctor said. He is survived ... Read more...

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India, Russia counter-terrorism exercise in August


June 19th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India and Russia are readying to hold their annual joint counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency army war game in August this year in Buryatia in southeast Russia. ... Read more...

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CRPF constable shoots self in Srinagar


June 14th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 14 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) constable Thursday committed suicide here by shooting himself with his rifle, police said."Today, CRPF constable Santosh Kumar, of 61 battalion, ... Read more...

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Those who ordered Andrabi’s killing still at large, says brother


June 12th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 12 (IANS) For most Kashmiris the news of the suicide by former major Avtar Singh, accused in the 1996 murder of rights activist Jaleel Andrabi, is nothing short ... Read more...

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US military trainers’ have not come back: Pakistan


May 31st, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) Pakistani military Thursday denied claims by American officials that a group of US military trainers have returned to the country several months after their departure following ... Read more...

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Army steps up vigil along LoC


May 20th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 20 (IANS) With the snow melting in high mountain passes in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army has stepped up its vigil along the Line of control (LoC) ... Read more...

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Assam ‘Maoists’ were murdered: PUDR


May 15th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The People's Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) Tuesday accused security forces of killing four young men in Assam in cold blood and branding them Maoists.A ... Read more...

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Army helping youths in Kashmir hone cricket skills


May 15th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 15 (IANS) The army is helping Kashmiri sportsmen to hone their cricketing talents by organising the inter-district Kashmir Premier League (KPL) in the valley."It is the endeavour ... Read more...

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Gogoi backs central anti-terror agency


May 5th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Saturday supported the proposal to set up the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) but emphasised that the central government must ... Read more...

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NDA Commandant conferred Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (With image)


April 19th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, April 19 (IANS) The Commandant of the National Defence Academy (NDA) at Khadakwasla has been conferred the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) in recognition of his distinguished service, ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear plea on abducted Odisha legislator (Lead)


April 18th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court will Thursday hear a plea seeking restraint on the Odisha government from freeing 29 imprisoned suspected Maoists and their sympathisers in exchange ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear plea on abducted Odisha legislator


April 18th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court will Thursday hear a plea seeking restraint on the Odisha government from freeing 29 imprisoned suspected Maoists and their sympathisers in exchange ... Read more...

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10-hour Kashmir gunfight ends, five guerrillas killed (Lead)


April 5th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 5 (IANS) Five separatist guerrillas were killed Thursday in a 10-hour gunfight between the security forces and the guerrillas in north Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said.Police here said ... Read more...

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India, Indonesia troops train in guerrilla warfare


March 1st, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Troops from the Indian and Indonesian armies shared their skills in guerrilla warfare in a week-long joint training exercise held at India's elite Counter Insurgency ... Read more...

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In a first, Antony goes to Saudi Arabia on key defence visit


February 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) As part of India's larger geopolitics and global security strategy, A.K. Antony will pay a two-day visit from Monday to Saudi Arabia, the first ... Read more...

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CRPF sets up Intelligence School (Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Feb 8 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday inaugurated a dedicated intelligence cell of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), a development expected to boost its intelligence gathering ... Read more...

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CRPF gets its own intelligence wing


February 8th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Feb 8 (IANS) Intelligence gathering is vital for the paramilitary CRPF, whose role has significantly changed from maintaining law and order to conducting counter-insurgency operations, Home Minister P. ... Read more...

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Two LeT guerrillas killed in Kashmir


February 4th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 4 (IANS) Two separatist guerrillas of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir Saturday, army sources said."On specific information about the presence of ... Read more...

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I proposed Kalam’s name for president: Mamata


January 30th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) In what is being seen as a bid to reach out to Muslims ahead of the panchayat polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday ... Read more...

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Indian Army to hold 20 war games with friendly nations


January 29th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) In its bid to have greater engagement with foreign militaries, Indian Army will this year hold between 15 to 20 bilateral war games with friendly ... Read more...

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Army rescues trapped government officials in Kashmir


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 23 (IANS) A quick response to a distress situation by the Indian Army saved the lives of 11 government employees in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir Monday ... Read more...

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Soldier killed in Philippines accident


January 23rd, 2012 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Jan 23 (IANS) A soldier was killed when a military truck was hit by a civilian bus in the Philippines, a military spokesman said.Maj. Enrico Gil Ileto, spokesman of ... Read more...

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‘Kashmir counter-insurgency operations in more difficult phase’


January 10th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 10 (IANS) Counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir have entered a "more difficult phase" with the rank and leadership of insurgents decimated but not entirely wiped out, the ... Read more...

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Five troopers held for Kashmir firing death (Second Lead)


January 2nd, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Jammu, Jan 2 (IANS) One person was killed and two others were injured Monday when Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) troopers opened fire at people protesting power shortage at a ... Read more...

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One killed in CISF firing, Kashmir promises action (Lead)


January 2nd, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Jammu, Jan 2 (IANS) One person was killed and two others were injured Monday when Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) troopers allegedly opened fire at people protesting power shortage at ... Read more...

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Omar disagrees with army chief on special powers act


January 2nd, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 2 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has questioned army chief General V.K. Singh's contention on the continuation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) ... Read more...

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Three CRPF troopers killed in Kashmir fratricidal shootout


December 25th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 25 (IANS) Three paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were killed and one critically wounded in a fratricidal shootout in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir Sunday, ... Read more...

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100 guerrillas waiting to sneak into Kashmir: Army


December 19th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 19 (IANS) At least 100 guerrillas were waiting to infiltrate into the Kashmir Valley from across the Line of Control (LoC), the army Monday said quoting information gleaned ... Read more...

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Guerrilla arrested with Pakistani wife in Valley


December 13th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 13 (IANS) Security forces Tuesday arrested a separatist guerrilla and his Pakistani wife in north Kashmir's Baramulla district after the couple's recent infiltration into the Valley across the ... Read more...

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BSF celebrates 46th Raising Day


December 1st, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) celebrated its 46th Raising Day Thursday at its Chhawla camp here with Home Minister P. Chidambaram taking the salute.Addressing ... Read more...

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India, China to discuss regional security Dec 9


November 30th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) India and China will hold their annual defence dialogue Dec 9 when the two sides will exchange their perspectives on regional and global security ... Read more...

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