The Indian Army faces a shortfall of 40 per cent types of ammunition to fight a 10 day long war. The compliance report of the Comptroller and Auditor General made a mention about the same and placed its findings before the Parliament on Friday.
The vice-chief of the Indian Army has been granted full financial powers to procure ammunition and spares for 10 types of weapons systems and equipment. The move was made to facilitate the Army to maintain combat-readiness for wars which are expected to be short, intense and swift.
As the Kashmir Valley will witness the completion of one year since Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani died, an Intelligence Bureau dossier speaks of 200 terrorists being trained in Pakistan. What is interesting is that the three major terrorist groups Lashkar-e-Tayiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Hizbul Mujahideen would now function as one solitary unit.
It has been a year since the Indian forces in a very successful operation gunned down Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist, Burhan Wani in Kashmir. A lot has changed in the Valley since then.
Misinformation on the social media is instigating the youth of Kashmir said Indian Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat. Security forces have to devise ways to counter this”, he said while addressing cadets at the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun.
If we have modern technology it should be used properly, that way the public won’t face so many hardships and we can become more capable too,” General Rawat said.
From extorting the government and the poor to killing soldiers of the Indian Army, over the years, S S Khaplang of NSCN-K had become one of the most dreaded terrorists in Nagaland. On Friday, he died at the age of 77 at Myanmar where he was hiding.
India has once again accused of Pakistan of engineering infiltrations into Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistani forces continue to provide cover fire to aid infiltrations, the Indian Army has said in a statement. Indian Army units deployed along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir have foiled multiple attempts made by Pakistan army to push armed infiltrators across the LoC”, Defence spokesperson of Northern Command said.
The Indian Army which has launched, ” Operation wipeout,” in the Kashmir Valley has killed 38 armed militants and stopped 22 infiltrations in the past 6 months. The Army has a set a December deadline to wipeout militants from the Valley.
Divyachakshu or the divine eye is the new technology that the Indian Army will use to detect terrorists hiding behind walls or false ceilings. This would be a crucial tool for the Indian Army in counter-insurgency operations especially in the Kashmir Valley.
In a major victory for the security agencies, a top militant Danish Ahmed surrendered. He surrendered before the Handwara police and the 21 Rashtriya Rifles Army. It may be recalled that a video of his had surfaced during the funeral of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist, Sabzar Ahmed. The police had said that a few days back video clips of Ahmed had surfaced in which he was seen wearing a battle pouch and holding grenades. These video clips were shot in Tral, Awantipore by the local media-persons during the funeral of militant commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit.