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The army claimed it has cleared the mountainous region of terrorists following several operations to eliminate the TTP. In this file picture, a Pakistan's army soldier stands guard on the Line of Control (LoC) at Abdullah Pur village in Bhimber district. (AFP)

Taliban commander killed in security force operation in Pak's Waziristan: Report

ANI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 09:08 AM IST
  • Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) Nooristan alias Hasan Baba, a "high-value target", was killed in an exchange of fire during an operation at a terrorist hideout on Sharwangi, Tiarza in South Waziristan.
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Indian army soldiers stand guarding at Chakan-da-Bagh outpost at Poonch. (HT Archive)
Indian army soldiers stand guarding at Chakan-da-Bagh outpost at Poonch. (HT Archive)

India, Pakistan agree to ceasefire along LoC at DGMO meet

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 01:15 PM IST
  • The meeting which was held between the Director Generals of Military Operations of India and Pakistan also reviewed the current situation across the Line of Control (LoC) and other sectors ‘in a free, frank and cordial atmosphere’, the statement said.
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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan. (File photo)(HT_PRINT)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan. (File photo)(HT_PRINT)

Pakistan Army holds month-long war games in Thar desert

PTI, Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 01:04 PM IST
The exercise, codenamed ‘Jidar-ul-Hadeed’, began on January 28 and is scheduled to conclude on February 28, it said in a statement on Saturday.
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The deceased soldier has been identified as Naib Subedar Ravinder of Jhajjar in Haryana. (HT Photo)
The deceased soldier has been identified as Naib Subedar Ravinder of Jhajjar in Haryana. (HT Photo)

Soldier killed in Pak ceasefire violation along Line of Control in J&K

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 08:22 PM IST
Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district, said a defence spokesman.
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Gilgit-Baltistan Information Minister Fatullah Khan has expressed deep sorrow over the tragedy.(File Photo / AFP)
Gilgit-Baltistan Information Minister Fatullah Khan has expressed deep sorrow over the tragedy.(File Photo / AFP)

4 Pak Army personnel killed as military chopper crashes in Gilgit-Baltistan during rescue operation

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2020 02:17 PM IST
The chopper crashed in Minimarg area of Astore district on Saturday evening, the army said in a statement. It was transporting the body of a soldier to the military hospital in Skardu.
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Khan rebutted accusations that he does not have any real authority and said that the Pakistan Army is a state institution, which works under him.(AP)
Khan rebutted accusations that he does not have any real authority and said that the Pakistan Army is a state institution, which works under him.(AP)

Pakistan PM Imran Khan says Army ‘works under’ him: Report

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Islamabad
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 02:51 PM IST
The Army, which has ruled Pakistan for more than half of its 70 plus years of existence, has hitherto wielded considerable power in the matters of security and foreign policy.
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Pakistani military spokesman Major General Babar Iftikhar had tweeted photos of a UN vehicle with apparent damage to its windows and chassis, and contended the SUV was the target of “unprovoked fire” in Chirikot sector of the LoC. (Photo @OfficialDGISPR)
Pakistani military spokesman Major General Babar Iftikhar had tweeted photos of a UN vehicle with apparent damage to its windows and chassis, and contended the SUV was the target of “unprovoked fire” in Chirikot sector of the LoC. (Photo @OfficialDGISPR)

India dismisses reports of UN vehicle being targeted across LoC

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 10:23 PM IST
The Pakistani military’s media arm and Foreign Office had both claimed that a vehicle carrying two officers of the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) was “specifically targeted” by Indian troops from across the LoC.
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An Indian tank during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971.(AFP)
An Indian tank during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971.(AFP)

1971 saw India’s emergence globally as a mature State: Arjun Subramaniam

By Marika Isabel Mary Gabriel | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 02:48 PM IST
There was perfect synergy between the political establishment, the military commanders and operational commanders
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On Thursday, Subedar Swatantra Singh was killed and a civilian critically injured in Pakistani shelling along the LoC in Kirni and Qasba sectors of Poonch district.(ANI)
On Thursday, Subedar Swatantra Singh was killed and a civilian critically injured in Pakistani shelling along the LoC in Kirni and Qasba sectors of Poonch district.(ANI)

3 soldiers killed in Pak shelling along LoC in Rajouri and Poonch, India hits back

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 10:19 PM IST
Two soldiers were killed when after Pak army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in Rajouri’s Sunderbani sector.
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On Thursday, Subedar Swatantra Singh was killed and a civilian critically injured in Pakistani shelling along the LoC in Kirni and Qasba sectors of Poonch district.(ANI image)
On Thursday, Subedar Swatantra Singh was killed and a civilian critically injured in Pakistani shelling along the LoC in Kirni and Qasba sectors of Poonch district.(ANI image)

2 soldiers killed J-K’s Rajouri district in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan army

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 02:12 PM IST
The two soldiers - Naik Prem Bahadur Khatri and Rifleman Sukhbir Singh - got critically injured and later succumbed to injuries.
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New Delhi is aware that managing the larger neighbourhood is inextricably linked to domestic stability, external power projection, and retaining its influence regionally at a time when China is actively intervening in smaller countries of South Asia with the explicit objective of undermining Indian interests(ANI)
New Delhi is aware that managing the larger neighbourhood is inextricably linked to domestic stability, external power projection, and retaining its influence regionally at a time when China is actively intervening in smaller countries of South Asia with the explicit objective of undermining Indian interests(ANI)

Chanakya: India’s new template for the neighbourhood

By Chanakya | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 06:21 AM IST
Managing South Asia — through hard instruments when unavoidable and close engagement whenever possible — is essential
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Indian Army soldier stands guard near Nastachun pass, also known as Sadhana pass, about 8 Km from the Line of Control (LOC) in Kupwara.(AFP)
Indian Army soldier stands guard near Nastachun pass, also known as Sadhana pass, about 8 Km from the Line of Control (LOC) in Kupwara.(AFP)

India hits Pak targets after shelling at LOC

By Rahul Singh and Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 01:14 AM IST
The heavy exchange of fire — triggered by ceasefire violations by the Pakistani army on the eve of Diwali — has turned the spotlight on the LoC at a time when Indian and Chinese forces are locked in a border dispute along the contested Line of Actual Control (LAC)
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(For representational images/ PTI File)
(For representational images/ PTI File)

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Kathua, Poonch

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 09:52 PM IST
India retaliated in equal measure
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Author Mohammad Hanif(Wikipedia)
Author Mohammad Hanif(Wikipedia)

Author Mohammad Hanif explains how Army generals turned Pakistan into an ‘international jihadi tourist resort’

By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 10:43 AM IST
The Pakistan Army has cultivated the image of 180 million people of Pakistan with nuclear devices strapped to their collective body threatening to take the world down with it, said Pakistani author Mohammad Hanif.
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Indian Army has been on a high alert against Pakistani attempts to infiltrate terrorists or carry out Border Action Team (BAT) attacks by its special forces against Indian positions on the Line of Control.
Indian Army has been on a high alert against Pakistani attempts to infiltrate terrorists or carry out Border Action Team (BAT) attacks by its special forces against Indian positions on the Line of Control.

Pakistan quadcopter shot down by Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir’s Keran sector

By Asian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai | Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 04:03 PM IST
According to the Indian Army officials, the Pakistan Army quadcopter was shot down at around 8 am today.
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Union home minister Amit Shah (File Photo/ANI)
Union home minister Amit Shah (File Photo/ANI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Amit Shah responds to Rahul Gandhi’s ‘15 minutes’ claim and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 08:49 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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A file photo of Pakistani soldiers driving in the restive South Waziristan region near the Afghan border.(Reuters)
A file photo of Pakistani soldiers driving in the restive South Waziristan region near the Afghan border.(Reuters)

At least 20 killed in two militant attacks in Pakistan

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 11:38 AM IST
The first attack took place in Balochistan, where at least seven assailants armed with rocket launchers and other heavy weapons attacked a convoy of the state-owned Oil and Gas Development Corporation, the military said.
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The army will close ranks to protect its role in the polity. The India factor will be used to remind the people that it is needed to protect them, especially at this time(AP)
The army will close ranks to protect its role in the polity. The India factor will be used to remind the people that it is needed to protect them, especially at this time(AP)

In Pakistan, a new battle takes shape | Analysis

By Vivek Katju
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 09:06 AM IST
The Opposition has challenged Imran Khan and the army. Khan is weak; the army is not
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Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gestures as he boards a Lahore-bound flight due for departure, at Abu Dhabi International Airport, UAE July 13, 2018.(Reuters file)
Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gestures as he boards a Lahore-bound flight due for departure, at Abu Dhabi International Airport, UAE July 13, 2018.(Reuters file)

Imran Khan govt tries to distance itself from sedition case against Nawaz Sharif

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 06:35 PM IST
Science and technology minister Fawad Chaudhry tweeted that Prime Minister Imran Khan was unaware of the case.
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A file photo of students at a protest against death sentence to Kulbhushan Jadhav.(HT file photo)
A file photo of students at a protest against death sentence to Kulbhushan Jadhav.(HT file photo)

Second deadline for India to appoint counsel for Kulbhushan Jadhav expires

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 06:10 PM IST
Attorney general for Pakistan Khalid Javed Khan informed the IHC’s larger bench that Pakistan government had not yet received a reply from India on the matter till date.
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Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa summoned political parties to a secret meeting last month to build consensus on turning the Gilgit Baltistan in the occupied northern areas into Pakistan’s fifth province(Facebook/Imran Khan)
Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa summoned political parties to a secret meeting last month to build consensus on turning the Gilgit Baltistan in the occupied northern areas into Pakistan’s fifth province(Facebook/Imran Khan)

Pakistan PM Imran Khan heads into his biggest challenge. Military is also target

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 06:12 PM IST
Prime Minister Imran Khan faces the immediate challenge this month when FATF takes a decision on continuing Pakistan on the ‘grey list’
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The firing started in the Mankote sector in Poonch around 4:30 am on Tuesday.(AP/ Representative image)
The firing started in the Mankote sector in Poonch around 4:30 am on Tuesday.(AP/ Representative image)

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2020 08:16 AM IST
In September alone this year, the Pakistan army has violated the ceasefire 44 times this month.
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The ceasefire violation took place in Mala area of Sunderbani sector around 1.20 pm on Tuesday.(Representational Image)
The ceasefire violation took place in Mala area of Sunderbani sector around 1.20 pm on Tuesday.(Representational Image)

Soldier killed; Major injured in Pak shelling in Jammu’s Rajouri

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 05:00 PM IST
The soldier who lost his life in Pak shelling in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district on Tuesday has been identified as Naik Aneesh Thomas
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People wait before the issue of a verdict in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav by International Court of Justice, in Mumbai, on July 17, 2019.(Reuters/File)
People wait before the issue of a verdict in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav by International Court of Justice, in Mumbai, on July 17, 2019.(Reuters/File)

Pak parliament extends ordinance enabling Kulbhushan Jadhav to appeal conviction

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 04:53 PM IST
Pakistan’s National Assembly has extended by four months an ordinance that enables Indian death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav to appeal his conviction in a high court.
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File photo: Pakistan's Army Chief of Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.(REUTERS)
File photo: Pakistan's Army Chief of Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.(REUTERS)

Inside Pak Army’s deradicalisation programme for surrendered militants

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 07:41 PM IST
People familiar with developments pointed to the similarity between the deradicalisation camps being run in Balochistan and the so-called re-education camps run by Chinese authorities for Uyghurs in Xinjiang.
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The spokesperson said “more than 18,000 terrorists were killed and 400 ton explosive material was seized” from militants during the war on terrorism in the country.(REUTERS)
The spokesperson said “more than 18,000 terrorists were killed and 400 ton explosive material was seized” from militants during the war on terrorism in the country.(REUTERS)

Aware of threats to CPEC, periodically enhancing security measures: Pak Army

By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2020 05:45 AM IST
Army Spokesperson Major General Babar Iftikhar said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is linked with the future of Pakistan.
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This is the third day that Pakistani forces have violated the ceasefire along the LoC.(ANI)
This is the third day that Pakistani forces have violated the ceasefire along the LoC.(ANI)

Pak Army shells forward areas along LoC in Poonch

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Jammu
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2020 03:47 PM IST
This is the third day that Pakistani forces have violated the ceasefire along the LoC. Pakistani troops had shelled areas along the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had earlier said that he was “immensely grateful” to the doctors who are on the frontlines fighting against the coronavirus pandemic.(ANI file photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had earlier said that he was “immensely grateful” to the doctors who are on the frontlines fighting against the coronavirus pandemic.(ANI file photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Rahul Gandhi speaks to Indian nurses from around the world on Covid crisis and all the latest news

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2020 01:10 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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In 2017, Nigar Johar became the third woman officer in the Pakistan Army to attain the rank of major general.(@NigarJoharKhaan/Twitter Photo)
In 2017, Nigar Johar became the third woman officer in the Pakistan Army to attain the rank of major general.(@NigarJoharKhaan/Twitter Photo)

Pakistan Army appoints first female lieutenant general

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Islamabad
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 12:28 PM IST
Major General Nigar Johar, who got the coveted post of a three-star general, has also been appointed as the first female surgeon general of the Pakistan Army.
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He was proudly referred by the soldiers as Sam Bahadur.(SUNIL SAXENA)
He was proudly referred by the soldiers as Sam Bahadur.(SUNIL SAXENA)

Remembering the life and times of Sam Manekshaw | Opinion

By AS Kalkat
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 08:29 PM IST
Throughout the light-hearted camaraderie of those hours with Sam, the men could see the steel behind those green eyes and it left them with renewed resolve and hope
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