Another Infiltration Bid AT LoC, 8 Terrorist Killed In Rampur, J&K

On Saturday, the Army has killed four terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir region, thus restrain with yet another infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC), all this happen in Rampura sector near the capital, New Delhi.

Army at LoC

To prevent the entry or escaping of more terrorists, search operations are regularly in the area in and near New Delhi. According to an army official report -In the early hours, the Armed forces had noticed suspicious movement along the LoC. Also he told that a firefight broke out between the infiltrators and the Army.Insertion attempts have increased very much in the past few weeks across the country, due to the onset of summer snow- blocked mountains passes opening passes which help them to easily traverse so no thanks to summer which causes trouble for the army and military ,the Army said recently..

From the Pakistani side the chances of infiltration is more due to increase in   the mercury rising and snow-melting in the valley. The Army is all fully ready   to counter such type of threats said by Major General Ashok Narula in the beginning of this week.The Army also said that  it recently launched “punitive fire assaults” on Pakistani positions across the LoC, which causes inflicting “damage”.

Official sources said that the army will take stronger action against the assaults were a message to Pakistan that  any infiltration attempts from across the border will not be tolerated.Major General Narula that It was a  part of the plan to protectively move forward the LoC and counter-terrorism operations to curb infiltration.

In the meanwhile On Friday on may 01,the Army had avenged  beheading of two of its security men by the killing of  two terrorists at Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT), even as it foiled the attack in Uri by the group that’s been accused of raids, assaults and brutality on the Line of Control (LoC).According to police sources, the bodies of the two slain BAT terrorists were lying in “no man’s” land along the LoC.

Pakistan’s Border Action Team  has also attacked  on the Indian corps and also posts several times and even mutilated and beheaded on the Indian soldiers’ bodies. In an other incident on Friday, in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir as many as three terrorists were reportedly cornered , while they attempted to attack on an Army patrol party.”Encounter started at Saimu Tral. Reportedly 3 terrorists trapped,” tweeted Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Shesh Paul Vaid late on Friday.

Sukhoi30 Jet Found Near Assam Arunachal Pradesh Border

The wreckage of 23 May’s missing Indian Air Force’s Sukhoi-30 fighter jet with two pilots on board has been found near the China border. However, there’s no sign of its two pilots. It went missing near the China border around 60 km northwest of the Tezpur airbase in Assam and its found close it its last shown position. It went on missing on Tuesday.

The defense spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Sombit Ghosh told the PTI, “As of now, the weather is bad and the place has dense foliage and members of the search operation are yet to reach the spot.” On Tuesday, it took off around 9:30 am on a routine training raid and went off the radar near the Doulasang area of Arunachal Pradesh, which is next to the border of China. The last time contact with the pilots was around 11:30 am and then the aircraft was nearly 60 km north of Tezpur, the wreckage has been found in the same area as well. The distance between Tezpur Air Force station from the China Border is 172 km.

This Russian-made aircraft have the twin-engine fighter meant for all weather and also capable of air-to-air and air-to-surface missions. In the late 90s, the first of the Su-30 planes were introduced by the Indian Air Force (IAF). Inasmuch, six crashes have taken place till now. A technical failure has been the reason of these accidents most of the times as per the inquiry. Even in March, a Sukhoi-30 aircraft crashed near an airbase in Rajasthan’s Barmer, but fortunately, both pilots came out safely. This aircraft was inducted in Tezpur air base in 2009 and as of now, Tezpur has two regiments of SU-30 aircraft, each including 12 to 16 aircraft.

Surgical Strike Part 2: Indian Army Troops Destroyed Pakistan Posts At LOC

In a response to the recent infiltration bids by the Pakistan side of the Line of Control (LOC), the Indian Army released a video of finishing Pakistani posts to all intents and purposes to send a tough message to the militants who tries to cross the border and kill innocent people of our country. The Major General Ashok Narula said that the step was taken for proactive counter-terrorism operations in order to maintain peace and stability in Jammu and Kashmir. After surgical strikes in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) last year, it is another big response by India to the Pakistan and its all terror outfits that India is no longer going to take the issue of terrorism for granted.

While briefing the media on Tuesday, Major Gen Ashok Narula said that the infiltration activities in the Jammu and Kashmir effects influence negatively the youth of the state, so it needs to be curbed. The Army spokesperson Major Gen Ashok Narula said “bring down the number of terrorists in Kashmir so that local youth are not encouraged to take up arms. The Pakistani army has been providing full support to infiltrators by engaging our forward troops from their weapon emplacements and pillboxes closer to the Line of Control. At times they have not even hesitated to target villages in the proximity of the Line of Control”. Major Gen Narula also revealed that the posts of Pakistan damaged shown in the video are of Naushera sector. When Major Gen was asked about the specific date of this attack, Narula replied that the posts were targeted “recent, very recent”.

BSF Jammu

While talking about the usual pattern of increased militant activities in summer, Major Gen Narula said, “Infiltrations are likely to increase with the melting of snow and opening of passes. Operations like Naugam where four terrorists were neutralized on 20-21 May are the instances. This calls for even more pro-active counter-terrorism operations.” Kashmir has been on the rise in its terror activities since the death of Hizbul militant Burhan Wani last July, with more than 100 civilians killed in street protests and clashes with security personnel.

A video has been released by the Indian Army on Tuesday showing that the Indian Army had attacked the Pakistani posts with weaponry fire. Recently on May 21, the Indian Army foil prevented from an infiltration attack in the Nougam sector of North Kashmir by killing four terrorists. However, two Jawans were martyred in the attack as well. On May 1, the Pakistani Border Action team came into the Indian Territory and surprisingly attacked an Indian Army patrol. They killed two Indian Jawans and also mutilated their bodies to hell. After that incident, whole countrymen were eagerly waiting for Indian Army to take the revenge of the Indian martyrs from the Pakistan. The Indian Army has sent a stern message again to the Pakistan that we will reply like this in future as well if they will not take any lesson from it and keep on promoting terror practices.

Indian Govt Is Buying Seven Weapon System, World's Fifth Largest Military Spender

According to the figures revealed by the Stockholm Peace Research Institute (Sipri) on Monday, India’s military expenditure has been increased by 8.5% in 2016, building it as the world’s fifth largest spender at $55.9 billion. The reports said that the US still remains at the top with world’s largest military spender recording the growth of 1.7 percent between 2015 and 2016 to $611 billion. Some other countries like China, Japan, Australia and South Korea also able to come into the list of the top 15 spenders.

In April, India has signed billion-dollar deals for the execution of two contracts to buy advanced medium range surface to air systems from Israel and 155mm/52-calibre tacked self-proclaimed artillery guns from South Korea. China came second on the list as they are spending $215 billion, which is an increase of 2.4 percent. The SIPRI report also said that the growth rate was “much lower” than the last some years. Coming to a country with a third largest spender, Russia increased its expenses by 5.9 percent to $69.2 billion and becomes the third largest spender in the list. Saudi Arabia came in the fourth position in 2016, was at number 3 position in 2015. Shockingly, it’s spending decreased by 30 percent in 2016 to $63.7 billion, in spite of the fact that it was constantly involved in regional wars.

Talking about India’s border-sharing country Pakistan, they were not even able to get a place in the top 15 spenders. Pakistan spent just $9.93 billion. The report also said that the 2016 figures of US remained 20% lower than its max out performance in 2010. “The growth in US military expenditure in 2016 may signal the end of a trend of decreases in spending, which resulted from the economic crisis and the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and Iraq,” the report said. The director of the SIPRI Arms and Military expenditure (AMEX) programme, Aude Fleurant, said that “Despite continuing legal restraints on the overall US budget, increases in military spending were agreed upon by congress. Future spending platforms remain uncertain due to the changing political situation in the US.”

The Military expenditure in Western Europe rose for the second consecutive year and it was up by 2.6 percent. On the other hand, economic problems and failing oil revenue led to oil-shock price has forced many oil-exporting countries to reduce military spending. Talking about last year’s global military spending, it was accounted for 2.2 percent of the global GDP. The military spending as a share of GDP, was lowest in the Americas with an average of 1.3 percent, whereas highest in the Middle East with an average of 6.0 percent.

Talking about the big weapons and systems where India has contracted for or will soon place an order for are MRSAM systems, M777 ultra-light howitzers, 155mm/52-calibre tracked self-propelled guns, Anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), Rafale fighter jets, Attack and heavy-lift helicopters and Minesweepers. There is no doubt that India is spending its money wisely on the military, weapons, and systems. It is one of the biggest reasons why India became world’s fifth-largest military spender.

Govt To Buy 7.60 Lakh Medals For Soldiers Worth Rs 28 Crores

In India, we have seen many of the times that the basic needs of our soldiers are frequently forgotten. There is no doubt that India is one of those countries who have mega weapons like fighter jets, submarines, and howitzers. But the basic requirements of soldiers like protection gear as well as personal honor are often forgotten because of political-bureaucratic indifference. But now, the government of India finally took a good decision of buying 7.60 lakh medals for military soldiers. Recently, the government bought some new bullet-proof jackets and ballistic helmets for the soldiers.

The issue of army personnel awarded for their service was required to buy replicas of the medals to embellish from private shops for the last several years was raised. These replicas were available in the market for as low as Rs 40 to Rs 180. Though after much wait, the government, at last, took a decision of procuring the 7.60 lakh medals for about Rs 28 crore is a welcome step as the basic culture of Indian Soldiers revolves around “Naam, Namak, and Nishaan” (reputation of battalion/paltan, fidelity and ensign/colors). According to the Times of India report, a senior Army officer talked about the importance of the Soldiers and how they live their life. “They live by this credo, and if required die by it. Our soldiers, for instance, climbed upwards despite all odds and near-certain death to dislodge well-entrenched Pakistani intruders from the icy Kargil heights in 1999. It’s simply difficult for civilians to understand all this.” a senior Army officer said.

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As of December 31 last year, there was a shortage of 16.82 lakh service medals, which were awarded to deserving soldiers from the Army, Navy, and IAF but it was never actually given to them. Therefore, the military personnel had to buy the replicas of the medals (tailor copies) from private shops, which are easily available in the markets like Regimental Bazar, Lal Bazar, Medhipatnam and Golconda in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad in just Rs 40 to Rs 180, according to a Times of India report. Times of India also reported that the full uniform with all the badges and medals would be prepared in less than 2,500 Rs.

Now, the defense ministry (MoD) has cleared that there are two separate proposals for procurement of 7.60 lakh medals and 9.89 lakh medals in the pipeline to clear the accumulation of the approximately 15 lakh armed forces. According to the Times of India report, the tender for the first attainment of 7.60 lakh medals has been issued by the Ministry of Defense’s Directorate of Military Regulations and Forms on this Monday. We appreciate the initiative of the Indian Government for the betterment of the basic requirements of Indian soldiers.

"I Am Being Mentally Tortured" BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur

An inquiry for reported breach of discipline instituted adjacent to BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav who alleged ghastly quality food was given to soldiers is in the final stage and a report would be submitted soon. As per the official, the Staff Court of Inquiry would soon drape up its investigation and offer its recommendations to the Border Security Force DG here. In the intervening time, the Home ministry had taken strong exception a fresh video of Yadav and has asked the BSF to glance into it as part of the investigation.

A senior Ministry official alleged that Yadav has traversed the line of discipline and broken services rules by posting the second video. In his new video, Yadav said that he is being ‘mentally tortured’ and his endeavor to post the first video was to carry to light the alleged prevailing corruption in his organization. He alleged in a short video claiming that he surrendered his phone to the authorities on 10th January and it has been ‘tampered with’, ‘the prime minister had alleged so i.e. eliminating of corruption and I was doing the same. Is this what I should be getting in return?

In the previous video uploaded on social media Yadav alleged that despite the fact that government procures prerequisites for the soldiers the higher ups and officers ‘ sell them off’ in an illegal’ way in the market and they have to undergo.

Tej Bahadur Yadav, a BSF jawan who had departed viral on facebook subsequent to shooting a video showing the appalling and unhygienic conditions that jawans have to suffer has been allegedly arrested, according to his wife, Sharmila Bahadur. She alleged that she had lingered for him on 31st January but he did not come home. According to her, Tej Bahadur had called her up to let her be familiar with that he was being asked to give up work. On the other hand, he added that his retirement had been canceled within an hour and he was put under arrest.

This BSF Jawan who was in news about two months ago for a video that he posted on social media exposing the deprived quality of food being served in the Indian army has punched back with another video. This time he has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to move toward in his support as he is being targeted at the army base from the time when he decided to picture the light of jawans. He also alleged that his phone was taken away in January and was fabricated. He stated that even though it was alleged that he has contacts with people in Pakistan, none of these reports is accurate and should not be believed unless he himself comes out and say somewhat on a video.

Tej bahadur added ‘today I want to solicit the Prime Minister that regardless of exposing the corruption in the army why is that I am being tortured mentally’. He applied to all Indians to draw closer in his support and request the Prime Minister if he actually needs to eradicate corruption from India. He also added that ‘ I request all of you to ask the prime Minister that whether this is what a jawan gets in return for revealing corruption?