Top Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) Commander Sham Sofi was neutralized by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Awantipora on October 13, said Kashmir Inspector General of Police (IGP), Vijay Kumar. The encounter broke out at Tilwani Mohalla in Tral area, Awantipora. The area has been cordoned off by a joint team of J&K police and the army. Further details are awaited.
Indian Army on October 11 said that the 13th round of talks with the Chinese Army didn't yield any good results to resolve the remaining issues along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh. Reportedly, India put the constructive suggestions in the meeting on October 10 but China neither agreed on them and nor provided any forward-looking proposals. However, India said China should take appropriate steps because it changed the status quo.
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In a major transgression, 200 Chinese soldiers tried to trespass in Arunachal Pradesh but they were stopped by Indian troops close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the state. Reportedly, the incident occurred last week during a routine patrol close to LAC. However, the matter was resolved through the intervention of local commanders. Besides, India asked China to resolve the remaining issues of eastern Ladakh soon.
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The eighth edition of the 'Mitra Shakti' exercise between the military of India and Sri Lanka has started at Combat Training School in Sri Lanka's Ampara on October 4. Reportedly, 120 personnel of the Indian army will participate in the 12-day military exercise till October 15. ''The aim of the exercise is to promote close relations between armies...sharing best practices in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations,'' said… read-more
Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence, on October 1, stated that Army Chief General MM Naravane embarked on a two-day visit to Ladakh. During his visit, Naravane will review the operational preparedness and security situation in the region. Tweeting about the development, the Indian Army said he would also interact with troops who had been providing their service ''in the harshest terrain and weather conditions''.
To strengthen the Indian Army's defence capabilities, the Defence Ministry on September 23 placed an order to purchase 118 advanced versions of Arjun Tanks, MBT Mk-1A, in Chennai. The tank, developed by DRDO, is equipped with all-terrain mobility, invincible multi-layered protection, and can also work in day & night conditions. Reportedly, 118 tanks cost Rs 7,523 crore and the production of tanks will employ over 8,000 people.
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PM Modi inaugurated two Defence Ministry offices at Kasturba Gandhi Marg and Africa Avenue on September 16. The inauguration was completed in the presence of Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Minister Hardeep Puri and Army Chief MM Naravane. The new defence office will serve 7,000 officials. The buildings have integrated command and control center with modern and safe working spaces.
The Former Army Officer Gurmit Singh, who retired as Deputy Chief of the Indian Army is now appointed as the new Governor of Uttarakhand. President Ram Nath Kovind appointed him as the new governor, as incumbent governor Baby Rani Maurya submitted her resignation. As the Director-General of military operations. Lt Gen Gurmit Singh also handled China's operational and military-strategic issues.
After a week of continuous search, Army has sought international help and asked Indian Navy's deep divers to look for a military helicopter that crashed near Ranjit Sagar Dam in Kathua district. The incident occurred on August 3 with two pilots onboard. Reportedly, the underwater search operation is very challenging due to zero visibility. "The military authorities are leaving no stones unturned," said Lieutenant Col Devendra Anand.
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At 19,300 ft in Umlingla Pass of Eastern Ladakh, the Border Road Organization (BRO) has constructed and black-topped the 'highest motorable road' in the world. The 52-km Asphalt concrete road will connect important towns in the Chumar sector of Eastern Ladakh and an alternate direct route connecting Chisumle and Demchok from Leh. It is a great challenge to develop infrastructure in such harsh weather conditions, the defense ministry stated.… read-more
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