Jammu and Kashmir Defence Spokesperson Col Devender Anand, on January 21, confirmed to recover 31 kgs of narcotics. Notably, during a search operation on January 19-20, based on intelligence input, the Union Territory (UT) police and army launched an operation in poonch region and recovered 31 kgs of narcotics near Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, Jammu and Kashmir.
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Indian Army in Kashmir reportedly rescued 14 civilians on January 18 in Kupwara district, after avalanches hit highway. The twin avalanches were triggered by snow in the morning, due to which Tangdhar-Chowkibal highway got blocked, and 14 civilians were stranded. According to a statement, "Army's rescue team, and GREF rushed to the area, and rescued the civilians, including women, children and a patient, who thanked Army for saving their… read-more
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India-Pakistan armies exchanged sweets, on January 1, New Year, along the Line of Control (LoC) at Poonch and Mendhar crossing points in Jammu & Kashmir. "Considering the ongoing ceasefire along India-Pak border, this gesture is aimed at further enhancing peace and harmony in J&K," a statement reads. Notably, both the armies had announced to adhere to the ceasefire across the LoC, in February 2021.
The Chhatarpur district administration of Madhya Pradesh rescued a one-year-old child from a 15 feet borewell with the help of the Police and Army on December 17. The infant fell into the borewell while playing with other kids in the afternoon of December 16, said Ramsakhi Kushwaha, the child's mother. However, the rescue operation started at 4 PM and ended at 12:30 AM. The child is said to be stable.
On December 14, a terrorist was killed in an encounter between the Indian Army and militants. Broke out in the Behramgala region of Poonch district, the encounter was based on an intelligence input of the of militants in the region. The security officials cordoned off the area and started search operation. However, they recovered one AK-47 rifle, four magazines and pouches by the troops, confirmed the authority.
Madhulika Rawat, wife of General Bipin Rawat passed away in a helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu, along with her husband. She was the president of the Army Wives Welfare Association, while engaging regularly in social services. Furthermore, she studied psychology at Delhi University, and later got married to Bipin Rawat when he was a captain in the army. They are now survived by two daughters.
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Ministry of Defence asked the three services to conduct studies for the creation of theatre commands and submit their report by April 2022. Reportedly, the "creation of theatre" command has been envisaged by the government to enhance jointness among forces and fight a war in an integrated manner. The decision was taken following a high-level meeting by the Chief of Defence Bipin Rawat and the three services chiefs.
In a step to empower women in the country, Kuwait allowed women to join the National Military Services on October 12. However, women will initially serve in the field of medical and military support. ''Kuwaiti women have proven their achievements in several fields,'' said Kuwait's Deputy PM and Defense Minister Sheikh Hamad Jaber Al-Ali Al-Sabah. Earlier in 2008, Kuwait allowed women to join the police.
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Mehbooba Mufti, the president of the People's Democratic Party claimed that the security forces have barred her from visiting a family and placed her under house arrest in Jammu and Kashmir on September 29. She alleged that the Army even blocked the main gate of her residence on Gupkar road. Reportedly, Mufti wanted to visit a family in the Pulwama's Tral town who was allegedly thrashed by Army personnel.
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During an infiltration attempt in J&K's Poonch region, the security forces killed at least one terrorist. Lieutenant-colonel Devender Anand said that the soldiers who were on alert detected infiltration, using an integrated surveillance grid. "This action by alert Army troops displays resolve of Indian Army to thwart any misadventure along the Line of Control," he added. However, the operation is being investigated.