‘Surgical strike was to send message: LoC can be breached’
F-INSAS envisages multi-calibre and multi-mode equipment for the infantry soldiers
With the followers of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on a violent streak in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi-NCR, security forces are trying to control the situation and keep law and order in place. The Indian Express got a lay-down of how the Army deals with law and order situations.
Speaking to The Indian Express, IG (Kashmir Zone) Muneer Khan described the killing of Yatoo as a “very big success”. “He was one of the top commanders active here. It was a difficult operation in a place surrounded by orchards and nullahs, but we were successful,” said Khan.
Two Army jawans were killed on Wednesday as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in the Keran sector of Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, an Army official said. The jawans were killed in the Pakistani firing, the official said while refusing to be identified.
Jun Zhengping Studio, a Chinese social WeChat account run by the newspaper published an article on Tuesday on structural reform in military, saying “the old military structure, where the army accounts for vast majority, will be replaced after reform”.
Former Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan had recently claimed women terrorists were chopping off the private parts of security personnel to send across a “strong message”, which should leave the entire country “ashamed”.
Already nearly 20 gun manufacturers including a number of foreign entities have responded to the request for information (RFI) for the assault guns and steps are being taken to move the procurement process speedily, Indian Army official sources said.
Several towns in Kashmir have been put under restrictions ahead of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani’s death anniversary
Poonch encounter: Two Army jawans were killed in an attack on patrolling party by Pakistan’s Border Action Team along with the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu & Kashmir, according to an Army official.
The militants fired some shots at the army vehicles in Bijbehara area and fled from the spot, a police official said.
The Army officer was posted at 87th Brigade in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir and he was the son of Brigadier Kamal Singh Chauhan.
The statement also said, “In the last 48 hours, infiltration attempts have been foiled at the Gurez, Machhil, Naugam and Uri sectors. Seven armed intruders have been eliminated so far.”
The FIR names a Brigadier but his name has not been included in the list of accused.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat and several top officers of the force arrived here on Thursday for the meetings, an Army official said.