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Colonel, major among 5 killed in Handwara encounter

In a setback, two senior army officers, including a colonel-rank officer, were among five security personnel killed during an encounter with terrorists at a village in Rajwar forests of North Kashmir, officials said Sunday. The deceased security personnel are: Colonel Ashutosh Sharma, Major Anuj Sood, Naik Rajesh and Lance Naik Dinesh, all from the Brigade […]

What you must know about Handwara anti-terror op

Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain (retd) explains what may have happened during the Indian Army‘s anti-terrorist operation in Kashmir in which four soldiers and one policeman, including the commanding officer, 21 Rashtriya Rifles, made the supreme sacrifice for the Motherland.   IMAGE: Indian Army soldiers in the Rajwar forest during the operation against terrorists in […]

Handwara:21 Rashtriya Rifles loses 2nd CO in 2 decades

In its three decades of combating terrorism, the 21 Rashtriya Rifles on Sunday lost only its second Commanding Officer on the line of duty when twice-decorated Colonel Ashutosh Sharma made the supreme sacrifice while rescuing civilians held hostage. IMAGE: Colonel Ashutosh Sharma, the Commanding Officer of the 21 Rashtriya Rifles unit, lost his life in […]

4 army personnel, 1 cop killed in Handwara encounter

In a setback, two senior army officers, including a colonel-rank officer, were among five security personnel killed during an encounter with terrorists at a village in Rajwar forests of North Kashmir, officials said Sunday. The deceased security personnel are: Colonel Ashutosh Sharma, Major Anuj Sood, Naik Rajesh and Lance Naik Dinesh, all from the Brigade […]

5 security personnel go missing during encounter

Five security forces personnel, including two officers, went missing during an anti-militancy operation in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, even as two unidentified terrorists were killed in another encounter in Pulwama, officials said. IMAGE: Security personnel in action during an encounter in Pulwama on Saturday. Photograph: Umar Ganie for Security forces launched […]


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