Over 200 militants killed in J&K in 2017

For the first time in seven years, the number of militants killed in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir has crossed 200, according to the state police.

In 2016, 165 militants were killed by the security forces along the Line of Control (LoC) and in the hinterland.

There has been an increase in civilian killings in militancy-related violence as well with 54 civilians getting killed this year compared to 14 last year.

The number of security forces killed in militancy-related incidents this year was 77, lower than the 88 fatalities witnessed last year.

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Army jawan kills himself in Jammu and Kashmir

An army jawan committed suicide early on Friday morning while he was performing his duty near a village in RS Pura district of Jammu. The incident took place at around 6:45 am.
The deceased jawan has been identified as Lance Naik Parvesh Kumar Mishra. He was deployed in the romeo battery coy of 118 medium regiment. 

The 34-year old was wearing his helmet when he shot himself. Two bullets pierced his head despite the helmet. Hailing from Odisha, Mishra lived with his family in the Kunjwani Army quarters.

There is no information as yet on why he ended his life. Senior police officers, including Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Surinder Choudhary, reached the spot. An investigation into his death is underway. 

The 118 medium regiment that he was a part of is presently a part of the ongoing exercise under the title of ‘Kaamyab’. The said exercise began on December 4, 20, 7 and is likely to end on December 17.

Chandrashekar Azad 

1 Chandra Shekhar’s mother wanted to make her son a great Sanskrit scholar and so she persuaded his father to send him to Kashi Vidyapeeth in Varanasi to study Sanskrit

2 In December 1921, when Mahatma Gandhi launched the non-cooperation movement, he joined in despite being just a student

3 He also learned archery from the tribal Bhils of erstwhile Jhabua district which helped him during the arms struggle against the Britishers

4 He was most famous for the Kakori Rail Dacoity in 1925 and the assassination of assistant superintendent of police John Poyantz Saunders in 1928.

5 As a revolutionary, he adopted the last name Azad, which means “free” in Urdu. Legend has it that while he adopted the name, he vowed the police would never capture him alive

6 Azad was also a believer in socialism as the basis for future India, free of social and economic oppression and adversity.

7 Azad did not feel that violence was unacceptable in the struggle, especially in view of the Jalliawallah Bagh Massacre of 1919, where Army units killed hundreds of unarmed civilians and wounded thousands. Young Azad  was deeply and emotionally influenced by the tragedy.

8 Bhagat Singh joined Azad following the death of Lala Lajpat Rai, after he was beaten by police officials. Azad trained Singh and others in covert activities.

9 On February 23, 1931, police surrounded Azad and he was hit on his right thigh making it difficult for him to escape. With one bullet in his pistol and surrounded by police, he found himself outnumbered. He shot himself keeping his pledge of never being captured alive

10 Alfred Park in Allahabad, where Azad died, has been renamed Chandrashekhar Azad Park. Several schools, colleges, roads and other public institutions across India are also named after him

We should know about the soldiers how they defending Siachen. 

1. In Siachen, you are at the risk of getting a deadly frostbite if your bare skin touches steel (gun trigger, for example) for just over fifteen seconds.

2. Mountain climbers climb when the weather is at its best; soldiers serve in these treacherous terrains all year round.

3. The human body just cannot acclimatize over 5,400 meters

4. Speech blurring is as obvious as toothpaste freezing in the tube

5. Snowstorms in Siachen can last 3 weeks

6. Yearly snowfall in Siachen can be well over 3 dozen feet

7. The 7th Pay commission may consider the unique challenges faced by the army jawans who man the territory all through the year

8. Soldiers find ways to entertain themselves when they can.

9. Fresh food – that’s rare. Very rare. At Siachen, an orange or an apple can freeze to the hardness of a cricket ball in no time

10. Army pilots literally push their helicopters well beyond their optimal performance, every day!

11. In the last 30 years, 846 soldiers have sacrificed their lives at Siachen.

12. A War Memorial at the Bank of Nubra River has the names of Indian soldiers who laid their lives in Siachen.

13. Local saying: “The land is so barren and the passes so high that only the best of friends and fiercest of enemies come by.’

14. In Siachen, the Indian Army spends as much as 80% of its time preparing soldiers of deployment.

15. “We do the difficult as a routine. The impossible may take a little longer”

16. When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow we gave our today

INDIAN ARMY FLAG

As a Indian we should know the flag of the Indian Army. So many are don’t know about the Indian Army flag and what the picture of the flag says. So many are don’t know that whether the Indian Army have the flag or not

So today am going to post about our Indian army flag and it’s meaning

Indian Army personal flags

Field Marshal

[Field Marshal] 

Red with crossed batons surrounded by a lotus flower wreath, the Ashoka lions emblem above the batons and five stars across the bottom, all in yellow. This has to be one of the rarest of personal flags, as there have been only two field marshals in the Indian Army since independence, and only one of them is still living, FM S.A.M. Manekshaw. For the image I used an image of the field marshal’s rank insignia, modifying the baton and sword shown in the sample to be two batons instead. This conforms to Das’s description and to British practice, which Indian rank devices generally follow.
The flag shown above is “Traditions and Customs of the Indian Armed Forces”.  It has also been reported to us that “I have inspected an actual specimen of this flag which consists of a red field upon which are five five-pointed gold wire beautifully embroidered stars in a horizontal line near the lower fly edge of the flag, and above which is an equally beautifully embroidered emblem consisting of the Ashoka lions surmounting a solid (no spaces) gold wreath and inside of which is a crossed gold sword and baton.”

General

[General]

Red with two crossed swords and the Ashoka lions emblem above them, all yellow. (I do not believe there are currently any full generals on active duty in the Indian Army except the Chief of Army Staff.). Chief of Army Staff

[Chief of Army Staff] 

Vice Chief of Army Staff

[Vice Chief of Army Staff] 

Horizontal triband, French gray-black-French gray, with the crossed swords in the center and the Ashoka lions emblem above them, all yellow. (The field of this flag was formerly red-black-red. 
Joe McMillan, 3 February 2003

Principal Staff Officers

[Principal Staff Officers] 

French gray with yellow crossed swords and the blue Ashoka chakra from the national flag above them. (The field of this flag was formerly scarlet.) Principal staff officers are the heads of the various elements of the Army staff who report directly to the Chief of Army Staff. They are mostly if not all lieutenant generals. 
Joe McMillan, 3 February 2003

Lieutenant Generals, Army Headquarters

[Lieutenant Generals, Army Headquarters] 

French gray (formerly scarlet) with yellow crossed swords
Joe McMillan, 4 February 2003

Major Generals, Army Headquarters

[Major Generals, Army Headquarters] 

French gray swallowtail with the formation sign of the Army Headquarters, a red over blue shield with a gold wheel on the center

General Officer Commanding in Chief of a Command 

[Northern Command] 

Essentially a banner made from the command’s formation sign, which consists of a shield with three horizontal stripes, black-red-black, with a distinctive device, usually in yellow. (This is the traditional pattern for the flag of the commander of a field army in the British system.)
Joe McMillan, 4 February 2003

Lieutenant General serving as Chief of Staff of a command

[Lieutenant General serving as Chief of Staff of a command] 

French gray with the command’s formation sign on the center. As an example, the flag of the Chief of Staff of the Eastern Area Command.

Struggles of the Indian Army In Siachen that really make us proud

  • In the last 30 years, 846 soldiers have sacrificed their lives at Siachen due to extreme climate and hostile terrain conditions and enemy firing. India, has about 10,000 soldiers camped on this glacier, say reports.
    1. The Indian and Pakistani armies have been fighting a “No-Win” war on the 20,000-foot-high Siachen Glacier, the world’s highest battleground.
    2. Temperatures fall to 60 degrees temperature below zero, and sudden blizzards can bury field artillery in minutes. Only 10 per cent of oxygen is available in Siachen than it is in plains.
    3. Snowstorms on the Siachen glacier can last for as long as 3 weeks. Winds here can touch speeds of 100 mph in no time. Annual snowfall in Siachen can be well over 3 dozen feet.
    4. In Siachen, soldiers are at the risk of getting frostbite if their bare skin touches any metal object for more than 15 seconds. Fainting spells and pounding headaches are frequent.
    5. Indian soldiers who stay at that altitude for long suffer from weight loss, loss of appetite, sleep disorders and memory loss. Speech blurring is obvious.
    6. At Siachen, rations come out of tin cans. An orange or an apple can freeze to the hardness of a cricket ball in no time.
    7. Army pilots literally push their helicopters well beyond their optimal performance, to drop supplies at forward posts located at an altitude of more than 20,000 feet.
    8. In the last three years alone, 50 Indian soldiers are reported to have died on the Siachen glacier.
    9. At Siachen, the Indian Army spends as much as 80 per cent of its time preparing soldiers of deployment.