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Drones look for hideouts as Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag operation enters Day 6

Security forces are using drones and helicopters for surveillance of the dense forest area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag where terrorists are believed to be holed up

Security personnel on their way to the encounter site in Garol, Kokernag, in Anantnag district. (Waseem Andrabi /HT)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 03:22 AM IST
ByMir Ehsan, Srinagar

France's Emmanuel Macron refuses Niger Junta demand to withdraw forces

Macron's comments came after ruling junta said France was ignoring its request for 1,500 French troops stationed in Niger to leave the country by September 3.

Tensions between Niger and its ex-colonial power have grown since the junta ousted President Mohamed Bazoum in a July 26 coup and severed military ties with France. (File)
Published on Sep 11, 2023 01:48 PM IST
Bloomberg |

Lots of people mourn when famous writers and musicians die. Why?

What we talk about when we talk about dead artists

Had she not perished at 27, like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, who knows what music Amy Winehouse would have added to her small, exquisite oeuvre?(Bloomberg)
Published on Sep 05, 2023 06:17 PM IST
The Economist

Ukraine announces liberation of strategic settlement Robotyne

The settlement is 10 km (six miles) south of the frontline town of Orikhiv in the Zaporizhzhia region on an important road towards Tokmak.

Ukrainian soldiers enter the village of Robotyne, Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine, in this screengrab taken from a handout video released on August 25, 2023. (via REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 29, 2023 04:49 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

IAF airlifted 68k troops, equipment to Ladakh after Galwan skirmish

The Indian Air Force has airlifted troops and military equipment to eastern Ladakh to counter China following the Galwan Valley clash.

FILE PHOTO: India's Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint along a highway leading to Ladakh, at Gagangeer in Kashmir's Ganderbal district June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Ismail/File Photo (REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 14, 2023 12:13 PM IST
ByRahul Singh

At spl briefing, Jaishankar’s blunt message to China on what it can’t expect

Jaishankar said China is the only major power centre with which India’s relations have not advanced because Beijing violated border management agreements in 2020 by moving troops to the frontier to “coerce” India

External affairs minister S Jaishankar’s pointed comments put into sharp relief the worst slide in India-China relations in six decades because of the military standoff, (PTI)
Updated on Jun 08, 2023 07:40 PM IST

Pakistan intruder gunned down in Samba district

BSF troops shot dead a Pakistani intruder along the India-Pakistan border in Samba district after he crossed the international border in a suspicious manner.

The army on Wednesday had foiled an infiltration attempt on the line of control (LoC) in Jammu & Kashmir’s Poonch sector and arrested three terrorists. (File photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 10:45 PM IST
By, Jammu

Punjab: 1-kg heroin seized near international border in Ferozepur

1-kg heroin found in sock near border fence in Ferozepur by BSF troops during area domination duties; investigation underway.

The recovery was made near the border fence in Kilche village in Ferozepur.
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 10:21 PM IST
ByAsian News International, Ferozepur

China again seeks to de-link standoff at LAC with bilateral relations

China has again sought to delink the standoff with India on the LAC from the overall bilateral relationship.

China's defence minister General Li Shangfu at theSCO defence ministers' meeting in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 29, 2023 12:14 AM IST
By, New Delhi

India, China to carry on efforts to resolve LAC row in eastern Ladakh

The 18th round of India-China corps commander level talks was held at the Chushul-Moldo border meeting point on the Chinese side of LAC

The statement gave no indication of any immediate breakthrough. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 09:09 PM IST
ByRahul Singh

2kg heroin recovered from field at border in Punjab’s Amritsar

The seizure comes a day after 5kg of heroin dropped by a Pakistan drone was recovered from a border village of Daoke in Amritsar.

The consignment was found during harvesting of wheat, BSF spokesperson added.
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 01:20 AM IST

Poonch attack: 30 people detained for questioning, hunt on for terrorists

Around 30 people have been detained for questioning in the search for terrorists who ambushed an Army truck in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch, killing five personnel. The Jammu-Poonch national highway has reopened for vehicular traffic, and the Army's Northern Commander has reviewed the security in the border area.

Army Commander Northern Command Lt General Upendra Dwivedi during his visit to the Command Hospital where survivors of Thursday's terror attack are being treated in Udhampur. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 12:05 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India, Jammu

Chinese, Russian defence ministers to attend SCO meet in Delhi

Chinese defence minister Li Shangfu and Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu are expected to hold bilateral meetings with Rajnath Singh on April 27

Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu and his Chinese counterpart Li Shangfu in Moscow on April 18. (AFP)
Updated on Apr 23, 2023 10:15 AM IST

5-kg heroin dropped by Pak drone seized in Amritsar

A BSF spokesperson said, “During the morning hours on Saturday, on specific information, the alert BSF troops launched a search operation in the outskirts of bordering village Daoke.”

Border Security Force (BSF) recovered 5-kg heroin allegedly dropped by a drone which had sneaked in to the Indian territory from the Pakistan side in the outskirts of Daoke Village under the Ajnala sub-division in Amritsar on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2023 12:53 AM IST
By, Amritsar

US military prepares for possible Sudan embassy evacuation

In a statement the Pentagon said it will deploy “additional capabilities” to the region to help facilitate an evacuation of embassy personnel from Sudan.

Smoke fills the sky in Khartoum, Sudan, near Doha International Hospital.(AP)
Published on Apr 22, 2023 03:41 AM IST
AP |

Sudan military crisis explained: Who is fighting, what is happening?

As for Chad and Libya, which border Daglo's stronghold in Darfur, these desert countries are possible channels for ammunition and reinforcements.

Smoke fills the sky in Khartoum, Sudan, near Doha International Hospital on Friday, April 21.(AP)
Published on Apr 21, 2023 08:06 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

South Korea to send military aircraft, soldiers to rescue nationals from Sudan

Sudan clashes: Seoul's defence ministry said it would send a military C-130J transport jet and troops to evacuate its nationals.

More than 300 people have been killed after violence erupted Saturday in Sudan.(AFP)
Published on Apr 21, 2023 02:43 PM IST

Vladimir Putin makes rare visit to Ukraine frontline regions amid war

Russia-Ukraine war: The Kremlin chief sent troops to Ukraine in February, 2022, triggering the largest conflict in Europe since World War II.

Russia-Ukraine war: President Vladimir Putin visiting the headquarters of the Dniepr military grouping in the Kherson region of Ukraine.(AFP)
Published on Apr 18, 2023 02:49 PM IST

Drone parts seized by BSF near Indo-Pak border in Amritsar

BSF spokesperson said on Sunday evening, a search operation was launched in the depth area near the village Dhanoe Kalan in the Amritsar district based on information received from a farmer

Parts of drone seized in near Dhanoe Kalan village of Amritsar district on Monday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2023 12:30 AM IST
By, Amritsar

3-kg heroin dropped by drone near Pak border seized in Amritsar

Border Security Force (BSF) troops on Saturday recovered 3kg of heroin dropped by a drone, which had sneaked into the Indian territory from the Pakistan side near Mullakot village in Amritsar district

BSF personnel showing three packets of heroin dropped by a drone at border in Amritsar on Saturday. (HT photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2023 12:30 AM IST
By, Amritsar

China says Amit Shah’s visit to Arunachal violates its territorial sovereignty

Shah’s visit to the remote state comes in the backdrop of Beijing “standardising” names of 11 places.

A general overview of Tawang town in northeast Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. (AFP)
Updated on Apr 10, 2023 06:12 PM IST

Army kills one intruder, captures two along LoC in Poonch

“A search operation was launched at the first light on Sunday along the LoC in Poonch where the body of one intruder was recovered at the encounter site. As the search progressed in the jungle, one intruder was apprehended alive in wounded condition. In the search, the third intruder was apprehended,” Lt Col Devender Anand said.

The Army foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district by killing one intruder and capturing two other infiltrators on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2023 10:00 PM IST
By, Jammu

Army kills one terrorist, captures two along LoC in J&K’s Poonch

A Jammu-based defence spokesperson said that a cordon of the area has been established and a search operation is in progress

On the intervening night of 8/9 April 2023, alert troops of Indian Army on the LoC in the Poonch Sector(J&K), detected some suspicious movement of a group of individuals (Representative Image)
Updated on Apr 09, 2023 06:22 PM IST

In a rare attack, rockets fired from Syria toward Israel

Only one out of three rockets crossed into Israeli territory and landed in a field in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the rocket launches, which caused no damage or casualties in Israel. (Representative Image)
Updated on Apr 09, 2023 02:08 AM IST
AP |

Security tightened in Israel's Jerusalem ahead of Jewish holiday

The moves come after days of violence across the region at a time of heightened religious fervor – Ramadan coinciding with Passover and Easter celebrations.

The order prevents Palestinians from entering Israel for work or to pray in Jerusalem this week, though mass prayers were permitted at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday.(AFP)
Published on Apr 09, 2023 12:54 AM IST
AP |

BSF pushes back suspected Pak drone near IB in Ramgarh sector

“A blinking light was observed around 12.15am on the international border in the night in general area of Ramgarh. Alert troops fired towards the blinking light due to which it was forced to return. The area is being searched thoroughly,” said a senior BSF officer.

In October last year, the Indian Army deployed aqua jammers on the Line of Control to check Pak drones. (AFP)
Updated on Apr 02, 2023 01:09 AM IST
By, Jammu

Will keep notifying US of ballistic missile launches: Russia

Despite suspending the New START treaty, Russia will continue to notify the US of any missile launches, said Russian Deputy FM, Ryabkov.

President Vladimir Putin announced the suspension last month of the New START deal signed in 2010, which limits the number of strategic nuclear warheads each side can deploy. (AP)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 03:45 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Animesh Chaturvedi

Ukraine says Russian troops at gas compressor stations pose supply risk

Ukraine's gas pipeline operator warned that the arrival of Russian troops at some of Ukraine's gas compressor stations poses a risk to European supplies.

FILE PHOTO: 3D printed Natural Gas Pipes are placed on displayed Russia's and Ukraine's flags in this illustration, (REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 10, 2022 04:30 PM IST
Reuters | , Lviv
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