Latest Indian armed forces News

Pakistan says explosion in Kashmir kills 5 soldiers

Jul. 3, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An explosion killed five of Pakistani soldiers and wounded one near the heavily militarized border with neighboring India in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, Pakistan's military said on Wednesday. India and Pakistan have fought several wars over the control of Kashmir, which both...

Choppers retrieve 7 bodies believed to be Himalayan climbers

Jul. 3, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Seven bodies believed to be from a missing team of international climbers were retrieved by helicopters from a notoriously dangerous Himalayan mountain in northern India on Wednesday, officials said. Indian air force helicopters brought the bodies to Pithoragarh town in northern...

Maoist rebels kill 3 Indian government soldiers, young girl

Jun. 28, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Maoist rebels killed three paramilitary soldiers patrolling on motorbikes and a young girl who was riding in a passing bus in an ambush Friday in eastern India, police said. Police Director-General D.M. Awasthi said two young girls in the bus were hit by bullets fired by the rebels in...

Indian soldiers recover bodies of 7 missing mountaineers

Jun. 23, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Indian paramilitary soldiers have reached the bodies of seven of eight members from a team of international climbers believed killed on a notoriously dangerous Himalayan mountain, an official said Sunday. An administrator of Uttarakhand state, Vijay Jogdande, said the soldiers reached...

The Latest: Trump says he's in 'no hurry' to strike Iran

Jun. 22, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on The United States and Iran's tensions over the shoot-down of a massive U.S. drone (all times local): 8:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says he abruptly called off the military strikes on Iran Thursday because the likely deaths of 150 Iranians would have been out of proportion...

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...