Latest Indian armed forces News

Shift of 50-year-old Indian war memorial stirs controversy

Jan. 21, 2022 10:06 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government on Friday moved a commemorative flame that was lit 50 years ago to honor Indian soldiers killed in a 1971 war with Pakistan to a new National War Memorial that was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi nearly three years ago. The move...

UK police asked to probe Indian officials’ role in Kashmir

Jan. 19, 2022 10:12 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A London-based law firm filed an application with British police Tuesday seeking the arrest of India's army chief and a senior Indian government official over their alleged roles in war crimes in disputed Kashmir. Law firm Stoke White said it submitted extensive...

Blast kills 3 sailors on Indian navy ship docked in Mumbai

Jan. 18, 2022 21:48 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — An explosion on an Indian navy ship killed three sailors Tuesday, the defense ministry said. It is unclear whether others were injured or what caused the blast. The crew on the INS Ranvir acted quickly to bring the situation under control and no major damage has...

Bad weather caused crash that killed India's military chief

Jan. 14, 2022 14:41 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — An air force helicopter crash that killed India's military chief and 13 other people was caused by an unexpected change in weather that disoriented the pilot, a military court said in preliminary findings released Friday. The helicopter was flying through a valley...

India, China talks on border standoff end in stalemate

Jan. 13, 2022 09:11 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Talks between Indian and Chinese military commanders on easing a 20-month border standoff ended without a breakthrough for the second time in three months, an Indian Defense Ministry official said Thursday. The ministry said in a statement that the two sides had a...

Indian, Chinese army commanders discuss border impasse

Jan. 12, 2022 08:02 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian and Chinese military commanders met Wednesday to discuss withdrawal of troops from a key area of their contested border to ease a 20-month standoff. The 14th round of talks is being held on China's side of the Moldo meeting point and is likely to conclude...

Police: 6 rebels, Indian soldier killed in Kashmir fighting

Dec. 30, 2021 07:26 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Six suspected rebels and an Indian soldier were killed in two separate counterinsurgency operations in disputed Kashmir, police said Thursday. The killings came during a surge in the government's offensive against anti-India rebels in Kashmir, which is...

A village in India's northeast mourns after deadly attacks

Dec. 23, 2021 00:08 AM EST

OTING, India (AP) — It was 2004 when a bear mauled Nenwang Konyak in the forest in Mon district, high up in the hills along India’s border with Myanmar. The men in his village, Oting, rescued him and carried him home. He survived, thanks to them, but was left with a jagged scar running down his...

Bangladesh marks 50 years of war victory against Pakistan

Dec. 16, 2021 09:39 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh on Thursday marked 50 years of victory over Pakistan in a bloody war for independence by hosting a military parade with the Indian president as a guest of honor. On Dec. 16, 1971, Pakistani soldiers surrendered to a joint India-Bangladesh force,...

Myanmar hands over to India 5 insurgents caught along border

Dec. 16, 2021 07:50 AM EST

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Myanmar has handed over to India five insurgents belonging to an Indian rebel group operating in the remote northeastern region bordering Myanmar, police said Thursday. An Indian air force aircraft flew the five from Myanmar to the Indian state of Manipur on...