February 25, 2024


The Armed Forces Tribunal has suspended the life sentence of an Army captain who was found guilty in March of having killed three men in a “staged” encounter in Kashmir, PTI reported on Monday.

The tribunal also granted conditional bail to the officer identified as Bhoopendra Singh. It clarified, however, that it was not staying his conviction.

On July 18, 2020, security forces in Kashmir claimed to have killed three “unidentified hardcore terrorists” in a gunfight in Amshipora village of Kashmir’s Shopian district. The men, all related to one another, were later identified as 16-year-old Ibrar Ahmad, 20-year-old Imtiyaz Ahmad and 25-year-old Mohammed Ibrar.

Their families filed a missing persons complaint on August 10, 2022. They said that the men were labourers and not militants.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police then formed a Special Investigation Team, which filed a chargesheet accusing three persons, including Singh, of staging the gunfight.

The Army then set up a Court of Inquiry, which found preliminary evidence that security forces exceeded powers given to them under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act. In March, an Army court found Singh guilty on six charges, including murder. It recommended that the officer be sentenced to life imprisonment, subject to confirmation by higher Army authorities, according to…

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Former Indian Army chief General VP Malik on Friday called for “urgent attention at the highest level” towards the violence in Manipur. He made the comment in response to a tweet by a retired lieutenant general from Manipur who said that the state had become “stateless”.

Ethnic clashes between the Meitei and Kuki communities which sparked off last month in Manipur continues unabated as the state has now slipped into a civil war-like situation. The violence has left more than 100 persons dead, over 300 injured and thousands displaced. Nearly 60,000 are taking shelter in 350 relief camps.

On Thursday, retired army officer L Nishikanta Singh, who hails from Manipur, compared the situation in the state to that in countries like Libya, Lebanon, Nigeria and Syria. “It appears Manipur has been left to stew in its own juice. Is anyone litening?” he tweeted.

In response, Malik posted that it was an “extraordinary sad call” and tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in his tweet urging for attention towards Manipur.

Malik was the Indian Army chief during the Kargil war.

Security forces on Friday said that five foreign militants were killed in a gunfight near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Additional Director General of Police Vijay Kumar said that a search operation is underway.

The police said that they had received intelligence about militants trying to cross the border after which an operation was launched, along with the Army, on Thursday.

This is the first major infiltration attempt by the militants in the Valley’s Kupwara sector this year, according to The Indian Express.

Infiltration attempts by militants had decreased drastically in the Valley since February 2021 when India and Pakistan agreed on a ceasefire along the Line of Control. The announcement had come following an increase in firing along the LoC and other areas along the border.

The development reaffirmed the commitment the two countries made during the 2003 ceasefire agreement under which military officials of the two sides have weekly discussions. The dialogue, however, takes place on a request and the director generals establish contact.

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The Indian Navy will conclude the online registration process for the Agniveer SSR/MR 02/23 batch tomorrow, June 13. Eligible unmarried male and female candidates can apply for the vacancies on the official website joinindiannavy.gov.in till midnight tomorrow.

The Indian Navy recruitment drive aims to fill up a total of 1465 vacancies, of which 1365 vacancies are for the Agniveer (SSR)and 100 for Agniveer (MR) for the 02/2023 batch.

Candidates can check the educational qualification, age limit, and other details available in the notification below:

Direct link to Indian Navy Agniveer SSR 02/2023 notification.

Direct link to Indian Navy Agniveer MR 02/2023 notification.

Application Fee

An examination fee of Rs 550 plus 18% GST has to be paid by candidate during the online application through online mode by using net banking or by using Visa/ Master/ RuPay Credit/ Debit Card/ UPI.

Selection Process

The selection process of Agniveer (SSR/MR) – 02/2023 batch will include two stages i.e. Shortlisting (computer based online examination), ‘Written Examination, PFT and Recruitment Medical Examination.

Steps to apply for Indian Navy Agniveer MR, SSR 02/2023:

  1. Visit the official website agniveernavy.cdac.in
  2. Go to ‘Agniveer Navy 02/2023 SSR & MR’
  3. Register at the portal
  4. Fill application form, pay fee and submit
  5. Download application and take a printout.

Direct link to apply for Navy Agniveer MR, SSR 02/2023.

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A mob on Sunday evening torched an ambulance in Imphal’s Iroisemba area, leading to multiple deaths, the Manipur Police told Scroll. The authorities, however, were not able to state the exact number of fatalities.

An officer at the Lamphel police station under whose jurisdiction the attack took place said that the ambulance was ferrying people from Phayeng, a village around 10 kilometers westwards.

According to the officer, the mob comprised people from the neighbouring Meitei localities.

The police officer said that the identity of the victims could not be ascertained. “We don’t know how many people died because it [the ambulance] was completely burnt down and all we could recover was a couple of bones,” he said.

He added that no arrests have been made in the case so far. “It is an unknown mob that is the problem,” the officer said.

Manipur has witnessed ethnic clashes between Meiteis and Kukis since May 3 that have left at least 98 persons dead, over 300 injured and thousands displaced.

The violence first broke out after thousands of people participated in a protest march to oppose the demand of the Meiteis to be included in the Scheduled Tribes category.

The protestors included the Kukis, one of the larger tribal communities in Manipur. For months now, they have been…

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नयी दिल्ली। भारतीय वायुसेना के चार राफेल लड़ाकू विमानों ने छह घंटों तक हिंद महासागर के ऊपर एक ;;रणनीतिक अभियान पूरा किया और इस दौरान विमानों ने लंबी दूरी वाली लड़ाकू क्षमताओं को प्रदर्शित किया।

अभियान की जानकारी रखने वाले अधिकारियों ने यह जानकरी दी।उन्होंने बताया कि लड़ाकू विमानों ने पूर्वी सेक्टर में हासीमारा वायु सेना अड्डे से उड़ान भरी और विभिन्न युद्धाभ्यास तथा कई अभियान पूरे किए और इच्छित परिणाम पाने के उपरान्त अड्डे पर लौट आए।

भारतीय वायु सेना ने ऐसे वक्त में इस अभियान को अंजाम दिया है जब चीन हिंद महासागर क्षेत्र में अपनी मौजूदगी बढ़ा रहा है, जिसे भारतीय नौसना का ;बैकयार्ड कहा जाता है।अभियान की जानकारी रखने वाले अधिकारियों ने कहा कि चार राफेल विमानों के इस मिशन ने अपनी अभियानगत क्षमताओं तथा चुनौतीपूर्ण स्थितियों से निपटने में अपनी तैयारियों को प्रदर्शित किया।

उन्होंने यह नहीं बताया कि यह अभियान कब हुआ,पर कहा ही हाल ही में इसे अंजाम दिया गया।भारतीय वायु सेना ने भी इस अभियान के संबंध में ट्वीट किया।
वायु सेना ने ट्वीट किया,;; भारतीय वायु सेना के चार राफेल लंबी दूरी के मिशन पर छह घंटे के लिए आईओआर में गए। विमान अपने ;वेपन रिलीज प्वाइंटके रास्ते में भारी बलों की मौजूदगी से निपटते हुए आगे बढ़े। हथियार निशाने पर लगा – जैसा भारतीय वायु सेना करती है।वायु सेना ने भी अभियान की तारीख के संबंध में कोई जानकारी नहीं दी।

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A civilian was shot dead by militants in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, the police said.

Deepak Kumar, 26, from the Udhampur district of the Jammu region was attacked when he had gone to a nearby market to purchase milk. He was part of a circus crew that was camping at the Janglaat Mandi area and was provided security.

According to the Jammu and Kashmir Police, two persons on a motorcycle fired three bullets at him from a close range at around 8.30 pm. “He was taken to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries,” the police said in a tweet. “Case registered, investigation going on.”

A little-known militant group called the Kashmir Freedom Fighters has claimed responsibility for the killing, reported The Times of India. The group is believed to be a shadow outfit of banned Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha condemned the killing. “Our security forces remain committed in their resolve to thwart the designs of terrorists and all efforts will be made to bring the perpetrators to justice,” he said, according to The Indian Express.

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said he was pained by the targeted attack on the civilian.

“The murder of Deepak who worked with a travelling circus to earn an honest living is an abomination,” he…

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday said that around 30 people he claimed were militants have been killed by security forces during retaliatory and defensive operations in the state. He, however, did not specify when they were killed.

The chief minister said that the militants were using “sophisticated arms” against civilians. “A few of them have been arrested as well,” he said.

Violence had first broken out in the North Eastern state on May 3 after thousands participated in a protest march organized by the All Tribal Students’ Union of Manipur to oppose the demand of the majority Meitei community to be included in the Scheduled Tribe category.

The protestors included the Kukis, one of the larger tribal communities in Manipur. They have been at odds with the state government, and, in particular, the chief minister who the community claims harbor’s Meitei “majoritarian” sentiments. The clashes have left at least 74 persons dead and over 35,000 displaced.

Fresh violence was also reported in the northeastern state on May 24. Two days later, a mob, largely led by members of the Meitei community, had attacked the home of Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Education RK Ranjan Singh to express their anger against Wednesday’s unrest. The Union minister.

जम्मू। सेना ने शनिवार को जम्मू कश्मीर के पुंछ जिले में नियंत्रण रेखा (एलओसी) के निकट एक अग्रिम गांव में बारूदी सुरंग का पता लगाकर उसे नष्ट कर दिया। अधिकारियों ने यह जानकारी दी।

उन्होंने कहा कि मेंढर सेक्टर के मलिकपुर गांव में गश्त के दौरान सेना के जवानों को बारूदी सुरंग का पता चला।उन्होंने कहा कि इलाके की घेराबंदी की गई और बाद में बम निरोधक दस्ते ने बारूदी सुरंग नष्ट कर दी।

Pc:जनता से रिश्ता

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act will likely be removed completely from Assam by November, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday, reported NDTV.

AFSPA gives Army personnel sweeping powers in disturbed areas to search, arrest and to open fire if they deem it necessary for “the maintenance of public order”.

The law was first imposed in Assam in November 1990 and is extended after a review of the security situation every six months. It is currently in place in Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Charaideo, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Golaghat, Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts as well as Lakhipur subdivision of Cachar district, reported The Times of India.

The Union government has the power to withdraw AFSPA from a state.

On Monday, Sarma said that removal of AFSPA will lead to the replacement of the Central Armed Police Forces with the Assam Police Battalions as per law. “We will also rope in ex-military personnel to train our police force,” he added.

In May last year, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had said he was certain that AFSPA would be revoked soon from Assam. On April 28, 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said the Centre was making efforts to completely remove the Act from the North East.

However, since then, the contentious law has been extended…

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that India wants normal and neighbourly relations with Pakistan.

In an interview to Nikkei Asia, Modi said that it was incumbent upon Islamabad to create a conducive environment that is free of terrorism and hostilities.

“The onus is on Pakistan to take necessary steps in this regard,” the prime minister told the newspaper.

Modi made the remarks ahead of his visit to Japan for the G7 summit and the third in-person meeting of Quad leaders. He will also travel to Papua New Guinea and Australia.

The G7 comprises Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada and Italy, as well as the European Union. On the other hand, the Quad consists of India, the United States, Japan and Australia.

Relations between India and Pakistan have deteriorated since terrorist attacks at the Pathankot air base in January 2016 and on a Central Reserve Police Force convoy in Pulwama in February 2019.

India’s moves to remove the special status of Jammu and Kashmir by abrogating Article 370 of the Constitution and to bifurcate the erstwhile state into two Union Territories also strained ties between the…

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