Latest Indian armed forces News

Officials: Series of avalanches kill 12 in Himalayan Kashmir

Jan. 14, 2020 12:13 PM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least six Indian soldiers and six civilians were killed in five separate avalanches in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, officials said Tuesday. Army spokesman Col. Rajesh Kalia said three separate avalanches hit three frontier Indian army and paramilitary posts in the past 24...

Pakistani air force jet crashes in training, 2 pilots killed

Jan. 7, 2020 8:18 AM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's air force said one if its aircraft crashed during training Tuesday in the eastern Punjab province, killing the two pilots. The FT-7 jet trainer went down in an open area and caused no damage on the ground, the air force statement said. It said an investigation had been...

Kashmir border shootings kill 2 Pakistani, 2 Indians

Dec. 26, 2019 8:52 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan and India traded fire in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, with the latest exchang es killing two Pakistani troops, an Indian soldier and a civilian woman, officials on both sides said Thursday. The Pakistani military said in a statement that its troops came under attack...

Pakistan says Indian shooting kills 3 in Kashmir

Dec. 22, 2019 6:26 AM EST

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities said Sunday that mortars fired by Indian troops into Pakistan's portion of the disputed Kashmir region have killed three civilians and damaged nearly a dozen homes in recent days. However, India's military blamed Pakistan's forces for initiating the...

Pakistan writes to UN, says India placed missiles in Kashmir

Dec. 19, 2019 12:19 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's foreign minister said Thursday he has written to the United Nations to warn the world body of what he says are actions by New Delhi to position missile launchers in the Indian-controlled Kashmir. In the letter Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said he wrote earlier this...

File - In this Dec. 5, 2019, file photo, Indian school children walk past the visiting Indian Navy warship INS Kirch for a guided tour in Kolkata, India. India's navy says it expelled a Chinese research ship that was conducting illegal activities within Indian waters. The incident was reported earlier this month, although Indian reports said the expulsion took place several weeks ago. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Dec. 9, 2019 12:54 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ...

Indian paramilitary soldier kills 5 colleagues, self

Dec. 4, 2019 6:20 AM EST

PATNA, India (AP) — An Indian paramilitary soldier fatally shot five of his colleagues and later killed himself Wednesday in a firing incident in a camp in central India. State administrator Dinesh Kumar Nag said the incident occurred in Narayanpur district in Chhattisgarh state. What provoked the firing...

4 Indian soldiers died in avalanches in Kashmir

Dec. 4, 2019 3:47 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Indian army says four soldiers have died in two separate avalanches in the Himalayan region of Kashmir. Army spokesman Col. Rajesh Kalia says three soldiers were killed late Tuesday in the Tangdhar sector and another in the Grez sector. On Saturday, two soldiers were killed in an...

India says Pakistan firing kills 2 civilians in Kashmir

Dec. 3, 2019 9:27 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Indian military said Pakistani soldiers fired at about a dozen border posts in civilian areas along the highly militarized frontier in divided Kashmir on Tuesday, leaving two civilians dead and seven others injured. Indian army spokesman Lt. Col. Devender Anand said Pakistani...