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5 militants, 2 soldiers killed in J&K

Army personnel take position during an encounter at Chowkibal, in Kupwara district of J&K, on Saturday. (Photo: PTI)

Five Islamic militants and two Army jawans were killed and four others injured in a 22-hour long fierce gunbattle in Chowkibal woods of Jammu and Kashmir’s frontier district of Kupwara on Saturday.

Ravi Pujari threat childish, says Geelani party

The Hurriyat Conference faction led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani has shrugged off the threat issued by fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari to him off, saying the separatist leader cannot be brow-beaten by anyon

Separatists back JNUSU chief

On expected lines, Kashmiri separatists and various like-minded groups, including the bar council., have strongly condemned the arrest of JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and his comrades

Militants killed in Kupwara gunfight were foreigners, belonged to LeT: Army

 Five militants and two jawans were killed in an encounter in Kupwara district of J&K. (Photo: PTI)

It is being ascertained whether the group of militants had infiltrated recently, says Army.

‘Striking’ progress in BJP-PDP talks

Talks underway between Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and ideologically-divergent BJP to end the political stalemate and form a new government in Jammu and Kashmir have witnessed “striking” progress,

Mortal remains of nine soldiers yet to be airlifted from Siachen

 Nine soldiers were buried alive by an avalanche in the Siachen Glacier last week. (Photo: PTI)

Northern Command is waiting for favourable weather so that the mortal remains can be transported on helicopters.

Mortal remains of nine soldiers yet to be airlifted from Siachen

 Nine soldiers were buried alive by an avalanche in the Siachen Glacier last week. (Photo: PTI)

Northern Command is waiting for favourable weather so that the mortal remains can be transported on helicopters.

Restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar to thwart protests by separatists

 Restrictions have been imposed in six police station areas for maintaining law and order. (Photo: PTI)

The separatist groups have called for a general strike to mark the death anniversary of Bhat.

Restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar to thwart protests

Restrictions have been imposed in six police station areas for maintaining law and order. (Photo: Habib Naqash)

The separatist groups have called for a general strike to mark the death anniversary of Bhat.

Jawan beats odds to survive avalanche

Nothing but a miracle.

Air power is the most capital-intensive means of war. A modern fighter jet now could cost several hundred crores and the prices seem to be rising exponentially.

I returned to India in August 1946 after serving in Burma and Indonesia during the Second World War.