In Ladakh, near Shyok river, seven soldiers were killed when a vehicle carrying them skidded off the road and rolled down into a gorge. Notably, on May 27, the vehicle was moving from Partapur transit camp to Turtuk in Leh district, when the misfortune took place. While seven officials died, 19 received severe injuries and are undergoing treatment at a nearby hospital. The investigation has been launched.
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Punjab University's Assistant professor in Department of Anthropology Dr JS Sehrawat, on May 11, said that skeletons of 282 Indian soldiers have been found during the excavation near Amritsar. Reportedly, the skeletons belong to the soldiers who participated in India's First War of Independence, in 1857. "These soldiers were revolting against the use of pork and beef greased cartridges," said professor Sehrawat.
A Soldier made a heart-melting plea to the people of India before he was killed in an avalanche in Kashmir on February 23. ''Don’t fight in the name of religion and caste. Our soldiers are serving and giving their lives so that you are well and safe,'' he said in a voice note. Notably, Havaldar Altaf Ahmed was posted in Kashmir and was part of the Army Ordnance Corps.
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Amar Jawan Jyoti Flame and National War Flame will be merged on January 21, said the Indian Army Official. Announced on January 20, the step came days ahead of R-Day. Notably, Integrated Defence Staff Chief Air Marshal Balabadhra Radha Krishna will extinguish the flame at Indian Gate Memorial and will be merged with the Amar Jawan Jyoti Flame at National War Memorial, constructed by the Modi Government in 2019.
To update its training modules, the Indo Tibetian Border Police (ITBP) on October 29 introduced a ''modern search and rescue operation''. The introduction of the module will help ITBP jawans to handle different situations from Ladakh to Arunachal. "The purpose of modern rescue training is to make our troops able to take minimum time during rescue operations in any incident," said I.S Duhan, ITBP Inspector General.
Home Minister Amit Shah on October 14 referred to the 2016 surgical strike and said that the era of talks is over and that of "a fitting response" has started. The Home Minister’s reference to the surgical strike came days after armed terrorists killed five soldiers at Surankote in Poonch district on October 10. "They asked us questions from across the border, we gave them a fitting response,” he said.
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The Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged sweets along the Line of Control (LoC) as Pakistan celebrated its independence day on August 14. "The Indian Army, as a warm gesture, also presented sweets to the Pakistan Army at Chilehana Tithwal Crossing Point in Tangdhar sector in north Kashmir's Kupwara district," an army official said. India has always undertaken such acts to maintain peace on both sides.
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The Indian army is preparing Integrated Battle Groups for fast mobilisation and military response. With an initial lot of nearly 5,000 soldiers, the group includes varying mix of infantry, tanks, artillery, air defence, signals, engineers and other units. Reportedly, the troops will be deployed permanently and will be carved out of existing formations by 2022. Moreover, IBGs of different areas will function differently depending upon the… read-more
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An army sepoy shot himself dead with his service rifle in Jammu Kashmir’s Ramban district on April 18. Identified as sepoy Hanuman Choudhary, the deceased was on a sentry duty and was found dead in his Ukhral camp during midnight. While the motive behind such tragic step taken by the sepoy is yet to be ascertained, the police have sent the body for postmortem.
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In a heart-wrenching incident, three soldiers were burnt to death after an Army gypsy overturned in the Sriganganagar district of Rajasthan. Happened in the wee hours of March 25, the accident caused injuries to five other soldiers as well. According to police, the Bathinda-based Army unit’s vehicle became uncontrollable and started burning after it got overturned. While the police has registered a case, the Army has called for an inquiry.… read-more
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