J&K government asked CRPF and Indian Army for ceasefire during the ongoing Ramzan – they agreed. A CRPF vehicle all by itself is passing by and hundreds of stone pelters attack the vehicle on Friday afternon with stones, brick and iron rods – they tried to open the doors, climbed on it, started beating it. Ground reports say if they could have pulled out the passengers, they would have mob lynched them. The CRPF vehicle did not fire a single shot or retailate and got away to safety, but couple of violent stone pelters got injuries and now the driver of this vehicle is being accused of hit and run. Some media is only talking about the injured violent stone pelters. Such is the daily situation of our police and armed forces in Kashmir, a hugely pampered region.
Cricketer Gautam Gambhir expressed his anger with this tweet, “I have a solution:Make it mandatory for politicians to spend a week in troubled parts of Kashmir along with their families&without security. Only then they b allowed to contest 2019 elections. No other way to make them understand d plight of armed forces & a well-meaning Kashmiri”.
And, “Am devastated. Wonder if India still thinks there is room for talks with stone-pelters! Come on, let’s get real. Show me the political will and my armed forces.”
Gautam – well said. We agree. Each of us needs to see for oneself what is happening in all these places. The only response has to be a tough response.
Source: Republic World
- 4 Jun 2018
The 778 kilometer Line-of-Control or LOC is almost constantly in a state of war. Defense ministry sources say the number of LOC violations this year to date has hit a new record in over 15 years. Already this year, there have been nearly 900 LOC ceasefire violations (CFV) in comparison to 860 for all of last year and a much lower 215 in 2016. This number zooms up if we also add to this the violations along the 200km international border in J&K.
India is putting a lot of pressure and taking a proactive approach to “dominate” the LoC through varying tactics. Pakistan is feeling the pressure even though both sides are seeing rising casualties – even if a higher number on the enemy side. India has to act as Pakistan’s terror factory of nurturing, training and pushing terrorists into India continues non-stop. Per anecdotes 30 or more terrorists entered India this year. Just in case one is wondering – how are these terrorists able to enter. The LOC border is nearly 1,000 kilometers with difficult terrain. It is difficult to seal off such a long and challenging border.
- 1 Jun 2018
In a first of its kind, the city of Jodhpur organised a 21 km (or half marathon) was to salute the soldiers of the Border Security Force (BSF), and in addition less intense races for children, women and the general public. The BSF monitors the 6,500 km India-Pakistan border along with other divisions of the Indian Army. Additional several thousands of kilometers of border with Bangladesh, Nepal, China and in the North-East are also monitored by the BSF, Indian Army and others. The BSF has seen nearly 2,000 of its soldiers martyred and hundreds more injured. This race was to thank and salute the BSF for their service to the nation, to inspire patriotism and support unity efforts.
Source: DNA India
- 23 Oct 2017
As is so common for BBC and most of the western press, they are deeply unhappy about a brave Indian Army Officer using a Stone Throwing Terrorist as a human shied to protect a Kashmir Police Officer and polling officer. REMEMBER THIS ON THE SPOT DECISION RESULTED IN LIVES BEING SAVED, WHICH OF COURSE DOES NOT SEEM TO CONCERN BBC. They make the usual claims about low voting (not relevant here as terrorists and the separatists are working hand in hand with Pakistan), Amnesty International (a die-hard anti-India organization for decades), public opinion in tiny Britain or anywhere in the world. BBC as usual comes up with their views, made up opinions to harrass our Army and its soldiers. SORRY BBC, YOU ARE ALLOWED YOUR FREE SPEECH, BUT NOBODY CARES OR LISTENS TO YOU…
- 4 Jun 2017
Recently, Kashmir’s 22 year old Lt. Umar Fayaz, was killed in cold blood by terrorists. He was on leave to attend a cousin’s marriage where terrorists picked him up and only his body was seen. Leaving behind his family including two sisters, Umar Fayaz graduated from the National Defense Academy in Pune after which he joined the 2 Rajputana Rifles regiment and was posted in Kashmir. Killing a Umar Fayaz will not stop many others from Kashmir or other places to serve honorably in the Indian Army in defending our country.
Source: Daily Pioneer
- 17 May 2017
Indian Government must give the Indian Army the full freedom to do whatever to protect its troops, fight terrorists and take revenge. In recent days, Pakistani army tortured and mutilated the bodies of Indian soldiers, then 5-6 terrorists visited the home of a Army officer in Kashmir and shot him many times in cold blood. Stone throwers are daily targeting our soldiers, who many a time are ordered not to retaliate. Why should the Army at the receiving end from all sides? Our first objective is to protect our forces, and who cares about world opinion or that of NGOs – they never support India in any case? Surprise, surprise – even Congress leader and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has said the Indian military should stop being a gentleman’s army and be allowed to do what it takes/ Why is the political leadership so soft?
- 12 May 2017
The Indian army runs the world famous Hanuman Tok temple, which is both a religious and tourist destination at nealry 8,000 feet(or 2,500 meters) elevation. People of all faiths come for darshan, and even though a Hindu temple, the army has employed priests of other faiths as temple priests. In addition to darshan, one gets a 360 degree of Himalayas including views of Nepal in the west, Bhutan in the east and China in the north.
- 27 Oct 2016
A well known Congress leader, Shailesh Chaubey was very upset with Rahul Gandhi’s abuse and irresponsible “Khoon Ki Dalali” about the Indian Army’s surgical strikes. He feels Rahul Gandhi lacks political skills and is a disgrace to the political party (not country?), and hence should be sacked from the Congress party and should try something else – Rahul is ~45 years old. The Congress leader even circulated a video with his comments which went viral. So will Congress and Sonia Gandhi act against Rahul Gandhi?
Source: First Post
- 14 Oct 2016
First nearly 300 Chinese soldiers crossed the Indian border from four points in Arunachal Pradesh and tried to get aggressive and physically attack Indian soldiers. There was a mild scuffle and could be physical injuries on both sides but the Chinese were overpowered. Then some Chinese officers with an interpreter presented chocolates to the Indian Army counterparts apparently to cool the tension. So besides needless injuries, what else was the point other than some adolescent stupidity? Even the Chinese soldiers are probably wondering what was the point of all this?
Source: Zee News
- 19 Jun 2016
The Dagger Division of the Army located at Baramullah, Kashmir started the “Kashmir Super 30″ to train J&K students, but in practice really Kashmiri students to pass the JEE exam amongst other things. Per the recently announced JEE results, 15 students cracked the JEE under this Kashmir Super 30 initiative of the Indian Army. So for the general public and especially our noisy and sometimes “unpatriotic Indian media”keep this in mind. It seems to be so fashionable to blame our brave Indian army who are fighting terrorists and a porous border in extremely inhospitable conditions.
Source: Catch News
- 6 May 2016
The JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar sparks another unfortunate controversy by saying Indian Army are rapists. Is he seeking free publicity or is he provoking people to seen as a victim, remains unclear. In no country in the world do you find its citizens criticizing its army public. Indian Army, a disciplined unit, is braving difficult conditions, and our men and women put their lives in line to protect the border so we can all enjoy our freedom, an obvious point made by the esteemed Delhi High Court judge. Specific to the rape allegations, they are everywhere in universities amongst students and teachers, among the general populations, in some places such as West Bengal where the minority community is dominant, in the general populations, there are allegations inside churches, etc. But where is the need to highlight this – what is the real intention, but another way to show your finger to them?
- 10 Mar 2016
Sadly, 2 Indian soldiers were killed by Pakistani soldiers in unproved firing. The Army says a befitting reply was given and good. But could our intellectuals do more -to highlight such sad envents? public such m, who are making tamasha about award returns show more respect.
Source: Indian Express
- 3 Nov 2015
Our CPMFs include the Central Reserve Police Force, the Border Security Force, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, the Central Industrial Security Force, the Special Security Force, Assam Rifles and the Railway Protection Force are defined as Paramilitary Forces. They who have worked alongside the Indian Army many times – have never let the nation down, be it in fighting the enemy on borders and inside the country by way of countering Maoism, terrorism, militancy, low intensity warfare, Left-wing extremism, guarding of airports, metros, public sector units, atomic power stations. 32 officers & approximately 1,000 men of the CPMFs have made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty in the past 10 years for the country, along with more than 7,500 men have sustained serious injuries in various operations. Yet these brave men are not treated as martyrs when it comes to the grant of financial benefits. THIS MUST CHANGE.
- 21 Jul 2015