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Myanmar military releases 42 more child soldiers


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 3 (IANS) Myanmar military authorities released 42 more child soldiers from the armed forces Monday, a move to further end recruitment of under-age children in the armed forces, ... Read more...

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Antony in Jammu and Kashmir to review security


July 28th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday arrived in Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day visit to review the security situation in the border state.Indian Army chief ... Read more...

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Antony orders probe into Kashmir youth’s killing (Lead)


July 26th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Concerned over local protests after a Jammu and Kashmir teenager, suspected to be a militant, was killed by army personnel, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday ... Read more...

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Army chief calls on Omar Abdullah in Srinagar


June 16th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) Indian Army chief, General Bikram Singh Saturday called on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in Srinagar.An official statement issued here said, "Various matters relating ... Read more...

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Dhoni visits Leh


June 5th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 5 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni, brand ambassador of the Indian Army and captain of country's cricket team, Tuesday arrived at Leh town of Jammu and Kashmir.Dhoni, who is ... Read more...

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Dhoni meets soldiers on Kashmir border (Lead,With Image)


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 2 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Saturday met soldiers on the Line of Control (LoC) on Jammu and Kashmir's border with Pakistan, an official said."He ... Read more...

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Dhoni visits border areas in Kashmir


June 2nd, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 2 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Saturday visited the Line of Control (LoC) on the Jammu and Kashmir border to interact with soldiers, an official said.Dhoni, ... Read more...

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No plan to withdraw troops: India


May 14th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) India Monday strongly denied Pakistani media reports that the Indian Army troops are moving to peace-time locations from forward areas, reversing deployments made following the ... Read more...

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Through mountain of snow, they open road to Lahaul (Feature with image)


April 27th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, April 27 (IANS) In a rigorous four-month effort, they chipped away a mountain of snow to once again link this Himachal Pradesh tourist resort with the picturesque ... Read more...

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Himachal government in league with land mafia: Congress


April 17th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 17 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh unit of the Congress Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of being "in league with the land mafia" in the ... Read more...

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Dhumal raises Shimla ground row in Delhi; Army says no conflict


April 16th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Shimla, April 16 (IANS) The controversy over ownership of the Annadale Ground in Shimla Monday reached New Delhi with Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal raising it during ... Read more...

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Avoid Manali-Leh highway, snowfall likely


October 23rd, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Oct 23 (IANS) Avoid travelling on high mountain passes that connect this Himachal Pradesh town to Leh in Jammu and Kashmir after the end of October due to possible ... Read more...

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Indian Army troops to get hi-tech shelters by 2012


October 13th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Several thousand Indian Army soldiers posted in rugged mountain terrain of Jammu and Kashmir along the borders with Pakistan and China will now be able ... Read more...

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Manali-Leh highway partially reopened


June 1st, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, June 1 (IANS) The strategic national highway that connects this town in Himachal Pradesh to Leh in Jammu and Kashmir partially reopened Wednesday after remaining closed for over six ... Read more...

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Women units of BSF to be deployed in Kashmir


May 25th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 25 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) will soon deploy its women troopers along Jammu and Kashmir's border with Pakistan to check the smuggling of arms and narcotics, ... Read more...

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Stuck since December, they await Himalayan road’s reopening


May 24th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Keylong (Himachal Pradesh), May 24 (IANS) Eating just peas and potatoes, over two dozen villages in Lahaul Valley have been cut off since the heavy snowfall in December. But Rohtang ... Read more...

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Antony postpones visit to Saudi Arabia, Qatar


May 6th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony's three-day visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar to explore areas for expanding bilateral military cooperation has been postponed in view of ... Read more...

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Antony asks troops along Pakistan border to defeat any ‘misadventure’


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Jaisalmer, May 2 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday reviewed the operational preparedness of Indian Army troops along the Pakistan border in Rajasthan and asked them to remain vigilant to ... Read more...

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Caution: Men at work, Himachal highway snowed under (Lead) (With Images)


April 26th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, April 26 (IANS) Wearing bulky uniforms and armed with shovels, men of the General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF) are this year finding it difficult to clear the 222-km long ... Read more...

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Caution: Men at work on snow-snapped Himachal highway (With Images)


April 26th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Manali, April 26 (IANS) Clad in bulky uniforms and armed with shovels, men of the General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF) are this year finding it hard to clear the 222-km ... Read more...

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Now, new hi-tech shelters for troops on borders (With Images)


April 8th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Several thousand Indian Army soldiers posted on the borders with Pakistan and China can now expect a comfortable stay in the rugged terrain with the ... Read more...

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Snow clearing work begins on Manali-Leh highway


March 1st, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Manali, March 1 (IANS) Snow-clearing operations started Tuesday to restore road connectivity between this Himachal Pradesh town and Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said here."Snow-clearing operations started on the ... Read more...

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Antony to review northeast security, defence preparedness


February 17th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Against the backdrop of China's rapid military modernisation in Tibet, Defence Minister A.K. Antony will visit the northeastern states for two days from Friday to review the ... Read more...

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DRDO mosquito repellent launched for commercial use (Lead, superseding correcting name in para 4)


February 14th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) A insect repellent that keeps Indian soldiers safe from mosquito bites in far-flung interiors of Jammu and Kashmir and the northeast is now commercially available for the ... Read more...

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DRDO mosquito repellent launched for commercial use


February 14th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) A multi-insect repellent that keeps Indian soldiers safe from mosquito bites in far-flung interiors of Jammu and Kashmir and the northeast is now commercially available for the ... Read more...

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Top army officer reviews alert on China border


January 12th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu/Srinagar, Jan 12 (IANS) Two days after media reports that Chinese troops had intruded into Indian territory in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, the top commander of the Indian Army in ... Read more...

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DO ARMED FORCES HAVE TO PUBLICISE THEIR DRAWBACKS


October 6th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
RECOLLECTIONS OF A COMMUNICATORDO ARMED FORCES HAVE TO PUBLICISE THEIR DRAWBACKS By I. Ramamohan Rao New Delhi, Oct 6 (ANI): On Monday, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik, ... Read more...

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Inquiry to be conducted into CAG’s report: Pallam Raju


August 4th, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 4 (ANI): Minister of State for Defence, Pallam Raju, said on Wednesday here that an inquiry will be conducted following the findings of the Comptroller Auditor General's (CAG) report. ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama to visit Kargil


July 19th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, July 19 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, will visit forward areas in Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir bordering China this week to attend religious functions, an aide said here ... Read more...

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2 BSF Jawans killed, civilians hurt in Pak firing


July 7th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by ANI
Akhnoor, July 7 (ANI): Two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans were killed and some civilians were injured as Pakistan Rangers targeted the security personnel and civilians in forward areas of Chak Phagwari ... Read more...

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Voting process for soldiers to be simplified


July 1st, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The Election Commission Thursday pledged to make it easy for military personnel to vote in elections in the world's largest democracy. Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla and his ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Solang awaits Sonia to launch ambitious tunnel work


June 27th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Solang (Himachal Pradesh), June 27 (IANS) This picturesque valley tucked in the snow-capped Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh is all decked up to welcome Congress ... Read more...

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Manali-Leh road link may be used round-the-year


June 26th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, June 26 (IANS) The proposed Rohtang Tunnel is a key element in the defence ministry's attempts to make the 475-km-long Manali-Keylong-Leh highway, used by the armed forces to ... Read more...

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Manali-Leh highway reopens for traffic


June 7th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 7 (IANS) The Manali-Leh highway re-opened for vehicular traffic Monday after remaining closed for six months. The highway was closed Dec 10 due to heavy snowfall. "The 475-km Manali-Leh highway was ... Read more...

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Manali-Leh highway likely to reopen Saturday


June 4th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, June 4 (IANS) The 475-km Manali-Leh highway, which remains closed for vehicular traffic for five-six months in the winter owing to heavy snowfall, is likely to re-open for traffic Saturday. "The highway ... Read more...

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