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Indian Army Kills Four Pakistani Army Troops In Retaliatory Firing

The intense retaliatory action was necessitated as the Pakistani army was targeting Indian civilian locations.

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LoC/POONCH (Jammu-Kashmir UT): At least four Pakistani troops, including two officers, were killed during continued violation of Ceasefire Agreement (CFA) for third consecutive day by Pakistan army at Rakhchikri and Rawlakote sectors on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch District of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on December 1.

Official reports confirmed the killing of four Pakistan army personnel and injuries to a civilian on the Indian side. Identity of slain Pakistan army personnel couldn’t be ascertained immediately.

The Indian Army officials said that the intense retaliatory action by the troops was necessitated as the forward posts of the Pakistani army were targeting Indian civilian locations at Qasba and Karni villages of Poonch, leading to panic among the border dwellers.


This was the third consecutive day of Pakistan army shelling and during last two days, the Pakistani troops had targeted Shahpur, Krishna Ghati and Balakote sub-sectors, all falling in Poonch.

A 55-year old civilian Jamaal-ud-Din was seriously injured in Pakistan shelling in Qasba village of Poonch on the afternoon of December 1, as a mortar shell fired by Pakistani troops exploded near his house. His house was also damaged.

It is to be noted that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had recently visited the forward villages in Kotli and Rawlakote sectors of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and reviewed situation prevailing there with top Generals of the country.



Since the visit of Imran Khan, Pakistan army has regularly been shelling civilian areas in Poonch district.

He was reported to have directed the Pakistan army to heavily shell civilian areas on the Indian side and push trained militants into the Indian territory.

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  1. SuchindranathAiyerS

    5th December 2019 at 10:34 AM

    Expending so much ammunition to achieve so little is no way to wage a war. It is typical suicidal self attrition like India’s perennial, permanent policies of reservations and corruption.

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Four Indian Army Jawans Die In Snow Avalanche Near LoC In North Kashmir

A snow avalanche hit an Army post in Tangdhar area of Kupwara district on Tuesday afternoon where at least two soldiers were trapped.

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KUPWARA (UT of Jammu-Kashmir): In Jammu and Kashmir, four Army Jawans died and two more went missing when snow avalanches hit Army patrols in two separate sectors along Line of Control in north Kashmir’s Kupwara and Bandipora districts last evening.

A total of eight Jawans had been buried under the snow avalanches in both the sectors.

Defence sources said that three jawans lost their lives after they were hit by snow avalanche in Tangdar sector of frontier Kupwara district. One Jawan has been rescued from the area and is under treatment.

They added that one Jawan died after getting buried under the snow avalanche in Gurez sector of Bandipora district while two more are still missing since last evening.


The rescued Jawan in Gurez Sector is under treatment at a medical facility.

The rescue and relief operations are underway in the difficult mountainous Gurez Sector amid hostile weather conditions.

Pertinently, on November 30,  two Army soldiers were killed when a snow avalanche hit them at southern Siachen Glacier in Leh district of Union Territory of Ladakh.



Four soldiers and two civilian porters had also been killed on 18th of November in an avalanche in northern Siachen at an altitude of approximately 18,000 feet.

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India Is Celebrating Indian Navy Day Today

The Navy organises a Beating Retreat and Tattoo Ceremony at Gateway of India, Mumbai on the eve of the Navy Day.

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NEW DELHI: December 4 is celebrated in India as the National Navy Day in remembrance of the launch of Operation Trident during the Indo-Pak war in 1971. On December 4 in 1971, during Operation Trident, the Indian Navy sank four Pakistani vessels including PNS Khaibar, killing hundreds of Pakistani Navy personnel. To mark the achievement and remember those who laid their lives for this, India celebrates December 4 as the Indian Navy Day.

To mark the day, the Navy organises a Beating Retreat and Tattoo Ceremony at Gateway of India, Mumbai on the eve of the Navy Day. This is especially for the show to the general public, where India Naval Band performs in the city of Mumbai.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that valuable service and sacrifice rendered by our Navy have made our nation stronger and safer. Mr Modi saluted courageous navy personnel on the Navy Day:


Navy Day is being celebrated by Southern Naval Command in Kochi today. Vice Admiral A K Chawla, Flag Officer and Commander-in-Chief of Southern Naval Command, laid a wreath during a solemn ceremony conducted at the war memorial in the Naval Base to pay homage to the Navy men who made the supreme sacrifice while defending the nation.

Warships of Southern Naval Command were also dressed with multiple signal flags to mark the festive occasion.

In Visakhapatnam, The Eastern Naval Command will showcase the Indian Navy’s operational capabilities and activities that have been taken up by the Indian navy on the high seas with an Operational Demonstration at RK Beach today evening to commemorate the Navy Day celebrations.



The Navy Day operation demonstration gives an opportunity to the public to have a closer glimpse at the multifarious activities of the Navy and the challenges that naval personnel come across at sea as part of their day to day responsibility towards the securing the Nations interest and sea coast security.

As part of the Navy Day celebrations, Eastern Naval Command organized a Navy Symphonic Band Concert with its team of skilled musician sailors at Samudrika Auditorium on Sunday. Governor of Andhra Pradesh Biswa Bhusan Harichandan witnessed the event. The Governor was received at INS Dega and a presented ceremonial Guard of Honour on his arrival.

In Mumbai, a fly-past and Op demo by naval helicopters, continuity drill, Beating Retreat and Sunset ceremony will be conducted in the presence of distinguished Navy officers and invitees. As part of these celebrations, later in the week, a joint band concert of Indian Navy central band and Russian Federation Navy band will be held at Colaba, in Mumbai.

On the eve of Navy Day yesterday, Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh assured the nation that the Navy is fully prepared to deal with national security challenges.

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Lt Gen P S Rajeshwar Takes Over As C-n-C of Andaman & Nicobar Command

Lt Gen Rajeshwar has actively taken part in Operation Meghdoot and Operation Rakshak.

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PORT BLAIR (UT of Andaman & Nicobar): Lt Gen Podali Shankar Rajeshwar took over as the 14th Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman & Nicobar Command (CINCAN) on December 01, 2019.

He is a graduate of Indian Military Academy and was commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery in December 1980.

A gunner and aviator, he is an alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College, Army War College and National Defence College in New Delhi and Philippines.


Lt Gen Rajeshwar has actively taken part in Operation Meghdoot and Operation Rakshak.

Further, he has commanded a Medium Regiment in Operation Parakram, an infantry brigade on the Line of Control, Counter Insurgency (Romeo) Force in Jammu & Kashmir and a Corps in the Desert sector.

He has served on various staff assignments and also been UN Military Observer in Mozambique and Rwanda.



Before assuming the present appointment, he was Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC).

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