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Permanent Commission for women officers fair; with army's selection standard, equal command structure is viable
India

Permanent Commission for women officers fair; with army's selection standard, equal command structure is viable

There is much debate on social media and opinion within the Army is divided. Many like me have had women officers serving under us in the most challenging circumstances in Kashmir and elsewhere and vouch for their professional capability and dedication. There are challenges galore awaiting them.

Army receives inputs about terrorists’ plan to attack Amarnath Yatra, shuts Pahalgam route to shrine
India

Army receives inputs about terrorists’ plan to attack Amarnath Yatra, shuts Pahalgam route to shrine

Inputs about the plan to attack Amarnath Yatra come shortly after the Shopian encounter on Friday, in which three terrorists, including a JeM commander, were killed

Teen, parents killed as Pakistan shells forward areas along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch
India

Teen, parents killed as Pakistan shells forward areas along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch

Indian Army officials said that a shell landed on the family's house in Karmara in Golpur Sector, killing Mohd Rafiq (58), his wife Rafia Bi (50) and son Irfan (15)

‘No power can capture an inch of India’s soil’: Rajnath Singh says talks with China likely to resolve Ladakh stand-off
World

‘No power can capture an inch of India’s soil’: Rajnath Singh says talks with China likely to resolve Ladakh stand-off

Tensions between India and China spiked after violent clashes between soldiers in the Galwan valley on 15 June in which 20 Indian troops were killed.

Six Naga militants killed, one soldier injured in clash near Myanmar border in Arunachal Pradesh
India

Six Naga militants killed, one soldier injured in clash near Myanmar border in Arunachal Pradesh

One soldier is injured but stable. Security forces recovered six assault rifles, 500 bullets and two homemade bombs from the rebels.

Indian Army asks personnel to delete 89 apps, including Facebook and Instagram, say reports
India

Indian Army asks personnel to delete 89 apps, including Facebook and Instagram, say reports

The personnel have been asked to remove these applications by 15 July and have been warned of strict action if they don't comply, said reports.

Supreme Court gives Centre a month to grant permanent commission to all women army officers
India

Supreme Court gives Centre a month to grant permanent commission to all women army officers

In a landmark verdict on 17 February, the top court had directed that women officers in the army be granted permanent commission and command postings

One terrorist killed, three security personnel injured in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama
India

One terrorist killed, three security personnel injured in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama

On a tip off about presence of militants in Pulwama, security forces launched a cordon and search operation, which turned into an encounter after militants opened fire

Narendra Modi's Leh visit: Indian Army calls criticism of medical facility 'malicious and unsubstantiated'
India

Narendra Modi's Leh visit: Indian Army calls criticism of medical facility 'malicious and unsubstantiated'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unannounced visit to Ladakh on Friday, signalling India's firmness in dealing with the border row with China in several areas of the region

Three militants killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag; identities, affiliations not yet ascertained
India

Three militants killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag; identities, affiliations not yet ascertained

security forces launched a cordon and search operation in an area within the Anantnag district following information about the presence of militants

Chinese military gets approval to run clinical tests of experimental Coronavirus vaccine on human being
science

Chinese military gets approval to run clinical tests of experimental Coronavirus vaccine on human being

AMS’ candidate, named ARCoV, uses mRNA technology, an approach also used by Moderna Inc in the United States and German firm CureVac.

Ladakh faceoff: India, China corps commanders hold second round of talks for nearly 11 hours, review situation along LAC
World

Ladakh faceoff: India, China corps commanders hold second round of talks for nearly 11 hours, review situation along LAC

India on Monday strongly raised with China the "premediated" attack on Indian soldiers in Galwan Valley and demanded immediate withdrawal of Chinese troops from all friction points in eastern Ladakh, during the second round of Lt General-level talks

Indian Army soldier killed as Pakistan shells forward posts along LoC, International Border in Jammu and Kashmir
India

Indian Army soldier killed as Pakistan shells forward posts along LoC, International Border in Jammu and Kashmir

An Indian Army jawan was killed as Pakistani troops opened fire and lobbed mortar shells at forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir

Disinformation is no substitute for diplomacy: Manmohan Singh to Narendra Modi after PM denies Chinese incursion into India
World

Disinformation is no substitute for diplomacy: Manmohan Singh to Narendra Modi after PM denies Chinese incursion into India

Commenting on the Ladakh face-off, former prime minister Manmohan Singh said PM Narendra Modi must be mindful of the implications of his words and cannot allow China to use them as a vindication of its position

Galwan Valley clash: Rs 5 crore ex-gratia, residential plot, government job for wife of Col Santosh Babu, announces K Chandrasekar Rao
India

Galwan Valley clash: Rs 5 crore ex-gratia, residential plot, government job for wife of Col Santosh Babu, announces K Chandrasekar Rao

The Telangana government will give Rs 5 crore to the family of 39-year old Colonel Bikkumalla Santosh Babu and Rs 10 lakh each to the families of the 19 other soldiers who were killed in the high altitude border clash with the Chinese troops in Ladakh's Galwan Valley

India-China standoff in Ladakh: A look back at Beijing's 2019 white paper on defence and security strategy
India

India-China standoff in Ladakh: A look back at Beijing's 2019 white paper on defence and security strategy

On Wednesday, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China published a white paper on China’s defence and security posture.

India, China agree to resolve dispute over Ladakh LAC peacefully; senior military leaders from both sides hold talks
World

India, China agree to resolve dispute over Ladakh LAC peacefully; senior military leaders from both sides hold talks

India and China agreed on Friday to resolve a dispute over their shared border in the Ladakh region through diplomatic channels, the Indian foreign affairs ministry said

Classified documents relating to movement of Indian Army units recovered from Pakistan High Commission officials held for espionage
India

Classified documents relating to movement of Indian Army units recovered from Pakistan High Commission officials held for espionage

Classified documents related to the movement and deployment of the Indian Army were recovered from the two officials of High Commission of Pakistan when they were apprehended for indulging in espionage activities