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Indian commandos go missing

NEW DELHI: (Web Desk) Dozens of trainee commandos from India’s elite jungle warfare unit have gone missing on the eve of their first deployment to a restive region considered a stronghold of left-wing rebels. The soldiers were on their way to India’s eastern Bihar state by train on Sunday when …

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Himalaya avalanches kill 10 Indian soldiers in Occupied Kashmir

NEW DELHI: (Web Desk) At least 10 Indian soldiers have reportedly died in two avalanches in disputed mountainous region of Kashmir. Accounts of the death toll varied, but an unidentified official said the casualties occurred when an avalanche struck a military camp Wednesday in Kashmir’s Gurez Sector of Bandipora district, …

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At least 39 killed as Indian train derails

NEW DELHI: (Web Desk) Indian rescue workers look for survivors at the site of the derailment of the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar express train near Kuneru station in southern Andhra Pradesh state. Indian rescue workers look for survivors at the site of the derailment of the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar express train near Kuneru station in …

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India to deploy hundreds of main battle tanks along border with Pakistan

NEW DELHI: (Web Desk) India is preparing to deploy more than 460 main battle tanks (MBTs) along its border with Pakistan, substantially increasing its already sizable tank force there. Senior defense officials confirmed to IHS Jane 360, the Indian army’s plans to deploy the newly ordered T-90MS MBTs along India’s …

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Indian soldier who protested bad food gets plumber’s job

NEW DELHI: (Web Desk) As India ordered an inquiry into a complaint by a Border Security Force (BSF) trooper at the Line of Control (LoC) that he and his colleagues were served bad food, the soldier said on Tuesday he has been transferred to the headquarters as a plumber. Tej …

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Gunmen attack construction workers in held Kashmir, kill three

SRINAGAR: (Web Desk) Several unidentified gunmen attacked a camp housing road construction workers in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, killing three labourers before fleeing, said police. Two or three gunmen launched the raid on the General Reserve Engineer Force camp in Jourian, close to India’s disputed border with Pakistan, …

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India rights panel says police raped tribal women in Maoist stronghold

NEW DELHI: (Web Desk) India’s rights watchdog said more than a dozen tribal women were raped and sexually assaulted by police in restive Chhattisgarh state, with the victims’ lawyer slamming authorities over delays in arresting the accused on Sunday. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said at least 16 women …

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Kashmiris have lost their fear of India: report

AS India turns its focus to a clutch of make-or-break state polls starting next month and while the world lives in suspense over the arriving Trump presidency in the United States, the trauma of the people in Jammu and Kashmir festers on. A report from October and December visits to …

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Survey: India most ‘ignorant’ country; US, China among top 10

LONDON: (Web Desk) INDIA ranked first in terms of ignorance this year, according to a survey released this month, but shares the top 10 with other major world economies like the U.S. (fifth place) and China (2nd place). Also in top 10, according to the study titled ‘Perils of Perception …

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