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Central Command celebrates Vijay Diwas in Lucknow

Lucknow, Dec 16 (IANS) The Central Command of the Indian Army celebrated Vijay Diwas here on Saturday. Brave soldiers of the three wings of the armed forces, who gave the nation its biggest military victory on December 16, 1971, were remembered and honoured at Smritika War Memorial in Lucknow Cantonment. Lt Gen B.S. Negi, Army Commander, Central Command, accompanied by officers a...

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Tripura celebrates 46th Vijay Diwas

Agartala, Dec 16 (IANS) Tripura observed 46th Vijay Diwas on Saturday to commemorate the sacrifices of Indian soldiers who died in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. The signing of the Instrument of Surrender by Pakistan forces' Eastern Command chief Lt Gen A.A.K. Niazi on December 16, 1971, in Dhaka brought the nine-month war for the liberation of Bangladesh to an end. This day is cele...

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Celebs salute Indian Army on Vijay Diwas

Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) On the occasion of Vijay Diwas on Saturday, a string of Bollywood personalities like Anupam Kher and Amit Sadh salutes the valour and courage of the Indian Army. Vijay Diwas is commemorated on December 16 every year in India as it marks the military victory over Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. Here's what the celebrities tweeted: Anup...

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Army chief meets differently-abled children

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday met differently-abled children from Asha school of Delhi Cantonment, and stressed that society should be more sensitive and accepting towards such children. A total of 108 students, 22 teachers and 19 non-teaching staff from the school visited the Army chief's residence, and interacted with him and Army Wives Welfare Assoc...

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Sandeepa follows strict diet for 'Firrkie'

Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Sandeepa Dhar is following a gluten and sugar-free diet for her upcoming film Firrkie. Sandeepa will play a model in Firrkie, which also stars Neil Nitin Mukesh, Karan Singh Grover, Kay Kay Menon and Jackie shroff. Since I play a model in the film, it is very important for me to look fit. Luckily, being a dancer helps in staying fit, but in the next...

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Stop 'invoking' Pakistan, attack it: Sena tells BJP

Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) The Shiv Sena on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should display guts and attack Pakistan if it was indeed found interfering in the ongoing Gujarat elections. The Sena also urged Modi to arrest all the people who attended a dinner at the home of Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar where the Pakistan High Commissioner, former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Si...

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Mohit Raina excited about his new period drama

Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor Mohit Raina, who will be essaying role of Havildar Ishar Singh in 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897, says the upcoming television show narrates an extraordinary story of an ordinary person. 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897 is a fiction show inspired by the real life story of 21 brave soldiers of 36th Sikh regiment of the British Indian Army who defended an army outpost...

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Avalanche hits LoC post, 3 soldiers missing

Srinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) Three soldiers of the Indian Army went missing on Tuesday after an avalanche hit their post on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district. Three army jawans went missing at Mani Post Bagtoor Gurez reportedly due to a snow avalanche, a police officer said. A rescue operation was underway in the area. More than five feet deep...

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Congress demands apology from Modi over 'insinuations' on Pakistan links

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Congress on Monday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologise to former Vice President Hamid Ansari and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for insinuating that they were colluding with Pakistan to defeat the BJP in the Gujarat elections. Perceiving a clear defeat in Gujarat, the Prime Minister was frustrated and using foul language to rouse sympat...

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Indian, Bangladeshi delegations to participate in 1971 war victory celebrations

Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) A 72-member delegation from Bangladesh will participate in Vijay Diwas celebrations to be organised by the Indian Army's Eastern Command to commemorate the Indian armed forces' victory in the 1971 war, an Army official said on Sunday. He said a 30-member delegation from India, including four serving defence officers, will join in an event in Bangladesh capital Dhak...

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Indian Army was not equipped for war with China in 1962: Punjab CM

Chandigarh, Dec 9 (IANS) The Indian Army was not equipped to handle the 1962 war with China with New Delhi closing its eyes to the looming threat from Beijing, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Saturday, and called on the present establishment to ensure that the forces are fully prepared now in view of fresh signs of aggression on the eastern border. Blaming the then governm...

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Did Aiyar go to Pakistan to give my 'supari', asks Modi

Gandhinagar, Dec 8 (IANS) Continuing his attack on suspended Congress party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday alleged that Aiyar had gone to Pakistan after the NDA came to power where he had said that if Modi is not removed India-Pakistan ties cannot improve. Why did he go to Pakistan? To give my 'supari'? (contract killing), he asked. The Prime Minister, ...

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India's first Military Lit Fest takes off

Chandigarh, Dec 8 (IANS) India's first of its kind Military Literature Festival began here on Friday with Punjab Governor V.P.S. Badnore hoping it would prove to be a powerful platform, especially for the youth, to learn about the country's glorious military legacy. A large number of military veterans, experts, scholars, writers, journalists, war correspondents, historians, artists, rese...

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China claims Indian drone invaded airspace, New Delhi says Beijing was informed

Beijing/New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) China on Thursday said an Indian drone invaded its airspace and crashed in its territory in the Sikkim section of the border where the two countries were locked in a 73-day military stand-off. New Delhi said the drone crossed the border by mistake, and China had been informed about it. The claim was first made by Zhang Shuili, deputy head of the combat bur...

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India says China was informed about drone that crashed

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) India on Thursday said it had informed China about a drone that crashed in Chinese territory, after Beijing claimed the Indian UAV had intruded in its area. India will go through diplomatic channels and ask for return of the drone. Sources said the drone was an Israeli Heron UAV, and it crashed on the Chinese side of the border across north Sikkim. The source said...

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China says Indian drone crashed near border, lodges protest

Beijing, Dec 7 (IANS) China on Thursday said an Indian drone invaded its airspace and crashed in the Sikkim section of the border where the two countries were locked in a 73-day military stand-off. New Delhi said the drone crossed the border by mistake. The Foreign Ministry said China lodged a protest with India over the development and warned New Delhi not to use such devices near the b...

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'Next big conflict with China to be on Indian Ocean'

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The next big conflict with China is likely to be played out in the Indian Ocean and not on the Himalayas, according to acclaimed journalist and author Bertil Lintner. Speaking in a panel discussion at the launch of his new book China's India War: Collision Course on the Roof here on Wednesday evening, Lintner questioned China's new found maritime interest under it...

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Over 200 militants killed in J&K so far: DGP

Jammu, Nov 30 (IANS) More than 200 militants have been killed by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir so far this year, the largest number of militants killed in one year after 2010, state police chief S.P. Vaid said on Thursday In a statement posted on his twitter handle, Director General of Police Vaid said: Today the collective effort of @JmuKmrPolice, Indian Army, @crpfindia, CAPF an...

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5 militants killed, army para commando injured in two Kashmir gunfights

Srinagar, Nov 30 (IANS) Five militants were killed and a para commando of the Indian Army injured on Thursday in two separate gunfights in Kashmir Valley. Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that four terrorists were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Futlipora. In another gunfight that erupted in north Kashmir Sagipora village of Sopore area in Baramul...

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Musharraf says he is LeT's 'biggest supporter, likes Hafiz

Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf has said he is the biggest supporter of the outlawed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and expressed his liking for its founder Hafiz Saeed, blamed for the horrific 2008 Mumbai terror attack. I am the biggest supporter of LeT and I know they like me and JuD (Jamaat-ud-Dawa) also likes me, Musharraf told Pakistan's ARY News this we...

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