Latest Indian armed forces News

Car bomb targets Indian army vehicle in Kashmir, 2 killed

Jun. 18, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Two Indian soldiers were killed in a car bombing that targeted an armored vehicle in disputed Kashmir, officials said Tuesday. Two other Indian soldiers and three rebels died in separate clashes. The car bomb late Monday struck the army vehicle as it passed through the southern...

Car bomb targets Indian army vehicle in Kashmir, 8 injured

Jun. 17, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A car bombing targeted an armored vehicle belonging to the Indian army in disputed Kashmir late Monday, wounding at least six soldiers and two civilians, officials said. Separately, an army officer and a suspected rebel were killed in a gunbattle. The Indian army said the attack was...

Indian authorities say no survivors of air force plane crash

Jun. 13, 2019 7:37 AM EDT

GAHUATI, India (AP) — There were no survivors of a military transport plane crash last week in a mountainous area near the border with China, Indian authorities said Thursday. A team of rescuers airlifted to a place lower on the mountain in Arunachal Pradesh, India's northeastern-most state, climbed up to...

Rebels ambush Indian soldiers in Kashmir, 6 combatants dead

Jun. 12, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Rebels fighting against Indian rule in disputed Kashmir launched an attack on paramilitary soldiers on Wednesday, killing five, officials said. One militant also died in the fighting. At least two militants in a car approached soldiers patrolling streets in the southern town of...

Indian plane wreckage found; fate of 13 on board not known

Jun. 11, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — The Indian air force on Tuesday spotted the wreckage of an AN-32 transport plane nine days after it went missing near the border with China, but the fate of 13 people on board was still not known. Paratroopers are likely to be lowered by ropes from helicopters in the area on...

India continues search for air force plane lost near China

Jun. 5, 2019 7:25 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities are continuing to search for an air force plane that went missing on Monday near the border with China. The navy tweeted Wednesday that it has deployed long-range aircraft using infra-red sensors to search dense forest. The air force said on Twitter that it is using...

India looks to recover bodies on Himalayan mountain

Jun. 5, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian officials were working on a plan Tuesday to retrieve five bodies believed to be mountaineers from a team of international climbers that went missing on a notoriously dangerous Himalayan mountain. All eight of the climbers that disappeared May 26 on Nanda Devi East are presumed dead,...

Indian pilots spot 5 bodies in search for missing climbers

Jun. 3, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian air force pilots spotted five bodies Monday in the Himalayas near the border with China and Nepal while searching for eight climbers who went missing in an avalanche while attempting to chart a new route on India's second-highest mountain. Dr. Vijay Kumar Jogdande, a civil...

Indian air force plane disappears near Chinese border

Jun. 3, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — An Indian air force plane has disappeared near India's northeastern border with China with 13 people on board. Officials say the plane was scheduled to land at 1:30 p.m. Monday at a high-altitude airstrip in Mechuka, a small town in the state of Arunachal Pradesh about 30 kilometers...

The Latest: India pilots spot 5 bodies in hunt for climbers

Jun. 3, 2019 6:14 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on the search in India for eight missing mountain climbers (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Indian air force pilots have spotted five bodies in the Indian Himalayas while searching for eight mountain climbers who have been missing for a week. District Magistrate Dr. Vijay Kumar...