Defence in 2019: Balakot air strikes, CDS and military modernisation
The strike by India's warplanes on a Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist training camp in Pakistan on February 26 to avenge the killing of 40 paramilitary personnel in Kashmir and the Pakistani Air Force's subsequent retaliation the next day triggered fears of a war between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.
Army better prepared to face challenge that may come up at borders with Pakistan, China: General Rawat
General Rawat has handled various responsibilities including along the LoC with Pak, the LAC with China and in the northeast. Responding to a question on what he counted as the biggest achievement during his tenure, he said, "My focus was on Army's restructuring, weapon system modernisation and non-contact warfare. And I endeavoured to do the best."
General Mukund Naravane takes charge as new Army chief
In his 37 years of service, Gen Naravane served in numerous command and staff appointments in peace, field and highly active counter-insurgency environments in Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast. He also commanded a Rashtriya Rifles battalion in Jammu and Kashmir and an infantry brigade on the eastern front.
J&K includes Accession Day holiday, axes Martyr's Day, Sheikh Abdullah anniversary
In a notification issued on Friday night by G.L. Sharma, the Deputy Secretary of the General Administration Department, Martyr's Day, observed on July 13 also does not figure in the list of public holidays. As per the notification, 24 public holidays will be observed in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir next year.
Year-end review: Supreme Court's landmark judgments in 2019
The top court gave a peaceful closure to the decades-old politically and religiously sensitive case in a verdict that will be remembered for striking a balance between faith and rule of law.
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat appointed as Chief of Defence Staff
Rawat is retiring as the Army Chief on December 31, as he will be completing his three-year tenure. He will take over as the CDS from the same day, according to an official press statement.
2 Pakistani soldiers killed in retaliatory action along LoC in J-K: Army
At least two Pakistani soldiers were reported to have been killed on Saturday in an exchange of fire with the Indian Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Akhnoor sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
84 infiltration attempts in Jammu and Kashmir since August 2019
In a written reply to a starred question in the House, Reddy said regular attempts of infiltration by terrorists through the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir sponsored and supported from across the border are being made. "84 such attempts have been made from across the border and it is estimated that 59 such terrorists could have infiltrated," he said.
Mobile internet restored in Kargil after 145 days
The government blocked the Internet services across J&K on August 5, when special status of J&K was withdrawn and the state was downgraded into two Union Territories.
145 days after blackout, mobile internet services restored in Kargil
As mobile internet service was restored in Kargil in the Union Territory of Ladakh, Twitter users welcomed the development. #MobileInternet ...
J&K's statehood will be restored in near future: Ram Madhav
On a question on the proposed delimitation in the UT, he said it would be taken up soon after the formation of a committee for the purpose by the ministry of home affairs early next year.
Year-end review: Pulwama, Article 370, CAA kept MHA busy
This year saw BJP president Amit Shah assuming charge of the crucial ministry and taking a few tough decisions that rocked the country.
Over 400 youths from Jammu and Kashmir inducted into Indian Army
The passing-out-parade of the soldiers, belonging to different areas of Jammu and Kashmir, was conducted at the regimental centre of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry at Rangreth in the outskirts of the city here, an Army official said.The parade was reviewed by the General Officer Commanding of Srinagar-based Chinar Corps, Lt Gen KJS Dhillon.
Terrorists using satellite phones in Jammu & Kashmir
Police said since revocation of special status of Kashmir, militants have attempted to take advantage of communication blockade to enter Srinagar.
Congress played politics on Jammu and Kashmir, Ayodhya: Narendra Modi
Modi claimed that the Raghubar Das government in Jharkhand has created a favourable environment for investments over the last five years. He also credited it with decrease in Leftwing extremism.
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