CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

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Postby Aditya G » 12 Aug 2018 15:33

abhijitm wrote:Hi. is there a website which lists yearly all terrorist encounters by indian army? Thanks.


SATP

Or, go through all tweets by Northern Command for Op Rakshak

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Postby abhijitm » 13 Aug 2018 07:55

Aditya G wrote:
abhijitm wrote:Hi. is there a website which lists yearly all terrorist encounters by indian army? Thanks.


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Or, go through all tweets by Northern Command for Op Rakshak

Thanks Aditya G.

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Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Postby jaysimha » 13 Aug 2018 10:20

http://pib.nic.in/PressReleaseIframePag ... ID=1541722

Army personnel killed in Anti Insurgency Operations in J&K and NE

Posted On: 06 AUG 2018 4:01PM by PIB Delhi

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Postby Rahul M » 07 Nov 2018 12:40

http://bitarka.com/ulfa-military-wing-c ... arua-died/

A bengali e-mag reporting that Paresh Barua, ULFA armed wing chief has died from injuries sustained from a road accident near China-Myanmar border.
in what is quite a detailed report, quoting un-named intel officers they are saying that the initial indication of the news came from SIGINT and later from HUMINT, however it is yet to be confirmed by intel sources in ULFA.

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Postby MeshaVishwas » 23 May 2019 20:29

Big Breaking : Kashmir's Most Wanted Zakir Musa killed in an Encounter in Tral. @CNNnews18

https://twitter.com/shreyadhoundial/sta ... 40705?s=19
Massive massive victory.
Jai Hind.

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Postby shettyp » 24 May 2019 00:07

MeshaVishwas wrote:
Big Breaking : Kashmir's Most Wanted Zakir Musa killed in an Encounter in Tral. @CNNnews18

https://twitter.com/shreyadhoundial/sta ... 40705?s=19
Massive massive victory.
Jai Hind.


Massive news indeed!!!

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Postby Mukesh.Kumar » 24 May 2019 01:19

shettyp wrote:
MeshaVishwas wrote:https://twitter.com/shreyadhoundial/sta ... 40705?s=19
Massive massive victory.
Jai Hind.


Massive news indeed!!!


Jai ho. One more piglet eliminated

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Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Postby Kakarat » 18 Nov 2019 23:10

Indian Army Wants 500 Anti-Terror Robotic Vehicles In Kashmir LIVEFIST

Designated the ‘Robotic Surveillance Platform’, the Indian Army has called for a procurement under the Indian Defence Procurement Procedure’s ‘Make’ category, which mandates indigenous design, development and manufacture. To be deployed with the Rashtriya Rifles counter-insurgency force deployed in Jammu & Kashmir, the Army defines the capability as follows:

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Paperwork on the Army’s new requirement for 500 counter-insurgency ROVs provides details that indicate modifications of existing systems in development. The Army wants ROVs deployable at night, and operable from a range of up to 200 meters. The requirement also mandates grenade launch, though the Army will almost definitely want a machinegun/assault rifle mount. A stair-climbing and obstacle crossing capability will be required, especially since encounters have frequently involved terrorists hiding in attics of houses. Interestingly, it also wants a system that is man-portable, presumably in knocked down assembly kits at the infantry company level.


https://indianarmy.nic.in/writereaddata ... 311019.pdf

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Postby ramana » 20 Nov 2019 00:46

No bread slicer with it?

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Postby Shameek » 07 Feb 2020 03:27

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Days before the first anniversary of the most deadly Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), where Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) claimed the lives of 40 CRPF personnel, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is scrambling to find a Pakistan link to the attack.

Last week, the self-styled Kashmir chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad Qari Yasir was killed in a fierce encounter in the PariTral area of Awantipora in South Kashmir. Qari, a Pakistan national, was involved in the last year’s February (IED) blast and also Lethpora IED blast. He was an IED expert and was involved in recruitment as well as the relocation of terror operatives coming in from Pakistan.

Sources said that the agency has no plans to file the chargesheet even after 11 months since no terrorist has been caught alive. "We need a "live" link to connect the terrorist to JEM, Pakistan," said a top official. "All the accused in the case are dead."

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Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Postby sajaym » 28 May 2020 18:28

https://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/pulwama-like-terror-attack-averted-400-crpf-jawans-were-target-jammu-kashmir-621265

Security forces including intelligence, army, police averted a major Pulwama-like terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Ayengund area of Rajpora, Pulwama after forces neutralised an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) recovered from a car.


Sounds like there is some peculiarity/laxity in the Pulwama region, that allows it's inhabitants to easily access kilos & kilos of explosives and prepare VBIEDs. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?!

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Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Postby Manish_P » 07 Jun 2020 20:26

Good Op

Five Hizb terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in J&K's Shopian

Five unidentified terrorists were on Sunday killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Reban area of Shopian, in South Kashmir, this morning after receiving specific information about the presence of terrorists in the area, a police official said.

As per credible sources, the killed terrorists belonged to the proscribed Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit and one among them is believed to be a top commander, police said.

The spokesperson said in case any family claims the killed terrorists to be their kith or kin, they can come forward for their identification


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Postby srin » 07 Jun 2020 21:09

Manish_P wrote:Good Op

Five Hizb terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in J&K's Shopian

Five unidentified terrorists were on Sunday killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Reban area of Shopian, in South Kashmir, this morning after receiving specific information about the presence of terrorists in the area, a police official said.

As per credible sources, the killed terrorists belonged to the proscribed Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit and one among them is believed to be a top commander, police said.

The spokesperson said in case any family claims the killed terrorists to be their kith or kin, they can come forward for their identification


The highlighted is the best part of the story. If you don't identify them, then there is no body to hand over, and hence no funeral tamasha. And any family coming forward would essentially need to admit knowledge of their activities ...
I hope this is the start and we'll continue this for all COIN Ops

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Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Postby Manish_P » 08 Jun 2020 11:51

More good hunting by the boys..

Shopian: 4 terrorists killed in 2nd encounter in 24 hrs

Four terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Monday, police said. The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Pinjora area of the district in South Kashmir this morning after receiving information about the presence of terrorists there, a police official said.

He said the operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists opened fired on personnel of a search party, who retaliated. In the exchange of fire, four militants were killed.

Police have not revealed the identity of the slain militants or their group affiliation as part of a new policy to prevent youngsters from joining militant ranks.

This is the second encounter in Shopian district in the past 24 hours.

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Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Postby mody » 11 Jun 2020 15:43

Another 5 terrorists killed in Shopian, yesterday. That is 14 in the last 4 days and maybe 27 in the last 15 days or so.
Some serious clean up is being carried out in south Kashmir.

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/e ... 2020-06-10

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Postby mody » 11 Jun 2020 15:45

mody wrote:Another 5 terrorists killed in Shopian, yesterday. That is 14 in the last 4 days and maybe 22-27 in the last 15 days or so.
Some serious clean up is being carried out in south Kashmir.

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/e ... 2020-06-10


https://www.freepressjournal.in/india/k ... st-15-days

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/22-terr ... gh-2242700

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Postby Deans » 11 Jun 2020 16:05

mody wrote:
mody wrote:Another 5 terrorists killed in Shopian, yesterday. That is 14 in the last 4 days and maybe 22-27 in the last 15 days or so.
Some serious clean up is being carried out in south Kashmir.


No casualties to us. Great hunting !

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Postby deejay » 12 Jun 2020 11:14

mody wrote:Another 5 terrorists killed in Shopian, yesterday. That is 14 in the last 4 days and maybe 27 in the last 15 days or so.
Some serious clean up is being carried out in south Kashmir.

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/e ... 2020-06-10


Let us not forget behind these successful ops are great Intelligence successes. Int Successes rarely get the recognition they deserve.

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Postby mody » 12 Jun 2020 16:41

Deejay sir, Intelligence and local informers as well. There is no way the forces could have eliminated so many terrorists in south Kashmir, without local intel and informers. In fact after the second encounter in which 4 terrorists were killed, there was a report of 1 local civilian being tortured and killed by the pigs. Body was found in a field. Apparently the 4 terrorists eliminated in that encounter had taken refuge in his house and the entire house. Unfortunate.
But, what this shows is that some of the locals in hot beds like Shopian and Pulwama are getting tired of the violence and giving information about the terrorists.

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Postby Larry Walker » 12 Jun 2020 17:23

Someone has made a smart move here. Once u stop announcing names, u can thoko the OGW's along with the terrorists and no one is any wiser. At most a missing police complaint but then it will attract the long arm of the law on all the relatives, so they will rather shutup.

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Postby Prem Kumar » 12 Jun 2020 18:15

mody wrote:But, what this shows is that some of the locals in hot beds like Shopian and Pulwama are getting tired of the violence and giving information about the terrorists.


It may be true, but one thing that the informers love is $$$. Was speaking to an ex-IA officer who had a few stints in Kashmir (was an NSG team lead, who participated in 26/11). He said young Kashmiri girls are great informers, as long as they get their cut

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Postby Sid » 12 Jun 2020 20:23

Larry Walker wrote:Someone has made a smart move here. Once u stop announcing names, u can thoko the OGW's along with the terrorists and no one is any wiser. At most a missing police complaint but then it will attract the long arm of the law on all the relatives, so they will rather shutup.


Misinformation campaign in valley is really high, and most of the residents have access to TV/Radio channels from across the border.

Although its a good policy to stop these people being declared as "saints", that information will still trickle in from local news outlets or across the border. For example, they will claim that out of these 4 terrorists, 1 was actually a child. This used to happen even before Internet in valley, and that level of transparency actually helped fight that misinformation.

Problem is that lot of locals in Valley are anti-India, as conflict since late 80s and misinformation campaign has taken its tool.

There should be an alternate path to this strategy, and more information usually help instead of less. Overwhelm them with data, like terrorists being nabbed, their links, their handlers, their motivations, their communications, etc etc.

  • Release so much information that there is no room for subjective interpretation of information. Unless we do that, we cannot win this psyops war. On ground military operations are only one part of the whole equation.
  • Do Infra investment, roads/rails/towns/cities since this state is now open to India.
  • Or fight the problem at it's source, which is across the border.

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Postby mody » 13 Jun 2020 12:43

Another two bite the dust. This time in Kulgam.

https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/newsindi ... spartandhp

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Postby manjgu » 13 Jun 2020 21:15

todays score is 4 ...

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Postby deejay » 14 Jun 2020 09:52

mody wrote:Deejay sir, Intelligence and local informers as well. There is no way the forces could have eliminated so many terrorists in south Kashmir, without local intel and informers. In fact after the second encounter in which 4 terrorists were killed, there was a report of 1 local civilian being tortured and killed by the pigs. Body was found in a field. Apparently the 4 terrorists eliminated in that encounter had taken refuge in his house and the entire house. Unfortunate.
But, what this shows is that some of the locals in hot beds like Shopian and Pulwama are getting tired of the violence and giving information about the terrorists.


Absolutely agree Sir. More J&K Police get involved, better will be the feed from local informers.

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Postby mody » 16 Jun 2020 13:12

Three more in Shopian. Tis the season for a thorough clean-up.

https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/newsindi ... spartandhp

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Postby manjgu » 16 Jun 2020 17:59

With negligible interference from netas etc etc ... rich pickings.

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Postby mody » 19 Jun 2020 12:56

Operation clean-up continues....another 8!!!

https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/newsindi ... spartandhp

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Postby Manish_P » 19 Jun 2020 18:23

Good hunting, Lads. Send them all to hell. God keep you all.

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Postby Vamsee » 19 Jun 2020 21:54

mody wrote:Another 5 terrorists killed in Shopian, yesterday. That is 14 in the last 4 days and maybe 27 in the last 15 days or so.
Some serious clean up is being carried out in south Kashmir.

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/e ... 2020-06-10


Big Statement by IGP Kashmir: In next 12 days, we will wipe out militancy from South Kashmir.

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Postby Manish_P » 25 Jun 2020 18:34

Sad that we lost a CRPF trooper. May god give strength to his family, especially more so in these troubling times.

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Postby mody » 26 Jun 2020 11:50

Another three..... 33 so far in the month of June.

https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/newsindi ... spartandhp

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Postby sajaym » 26 Jun 2020 18:47

These days in news reports of encounters, I'm seeing lots of visuals of troops running towards the encounter site with bullet-proof shields. This is welcome development, these shields can avoid needless casualties. My pet peeve is that lots of troops still don't have optical sights on their guns and this seems to be treated like a luxury item reserved only for the special forces. I would imagine that 90% of the attacks on troops in JK are in the form of ambushes/sniping from concealed location. In such a scenario, expecting a soldier who is under fire and under shock, to use his eyeballs to scan for the shooter and land bullets on target is nothing short of negligence and cruelty on part of the superiors. It is a shame that a country which spends billions on fighter jets, cant afford to equip all it's troops with optical sights. I bet even the newest SIG 716s will be deployed without optical sights -- pure bhikaaripanthi of the highest order!

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Postby stephen » 28 Jun 2020 00:03

It is a shame that a country which spends billions on fighter jets, cant afford to equip all it's troops with optical sights. I bet even the newest SIG 716s will be deployed without optical sights -- pure bhikaaripanthi of the highest order![/quote]

I think a lot of downright basic stuff like elbow and knee guard, boots, gloves should have been seen in far greater numbers than it presently is, at least amongst the troops in active combat duty. We really do focus on the priciest and shiniest stuff while forgetting these simple upgrades make a soldier more lethal during firefights. I don't even want to talk about NVG's and thermal imagers, hopefully like the recent bulk purchase of modern helmets we will hear about a huge order being placed for these items.

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Postby VinodTK » 28 Jun 2020 00:43

sajaym wrote:These days in news reports of encounters, I'm seeing lots of visuals of troops running towards the encounter site with bullet-proof shields. This is welcome development, these shields can avoid needless casualties. My pet peeve is that lots of troops still don't have optical sights on their guns and this seems to be treated like a luxury item reserved only for the special forces. I would imagine that 90% of the attacks on troops in JK are in the form of ambushes/sniping from concealed location. In such a scenario, expecting a soldier who is under fire and under shock, to use his eyeballs to scan for the shooter and land bullets on target is nothing short of negligence and cruelty on part of the superiors. It is a shame that a country which spends billions on fighter jets, cant afford to equip all it's troops with optical sights. I bet even the newest SIG 716s will be deployed without optical sights -- pure bhikaaripanthi of the highest order!


Reason the policy makers think it is luxury to buy optical sights and night scopes because; none of their son's or son-in-laws are in in the army. Most probably in Australia, Canada, UK, or USA. In their minds they are saving money.
As for the small arms being procured AK 203 and Sig Sauer are not coming with some of the available enhancements for the weapons.

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Postby ks_sachin » 28 Jun 2020 06:42

VinodTK wrote:
sajaym wrote:These days in news reports of encounters, I'm seeing lots of visuals of troops running towards the encounter site with bullet-proof shields. This is welcome development, these shields can avoid needless casualties. My pet peeve is that lots of troops still don't have optical sights on their guns and this seems to be treated like a luxury item reserved only for the special forces. I would imagine that 90% of the attacks on troops in JK are in the form of ambushes/sniping from concealed location. In such a scenario, expecting a soldier who is under fire and under shock, to use his eyeballs to scan for the shooter and land bullets on target is nothing short of negligence and cruelty on part of the superiors. It is a shame that a country which spends billions on fighter jets, cant afford to equip all it's troops with optical sights. I bet even the newest SIG 716s will be deployed without optical sights -- pure bhikaaripanthi of the highest order!


Reason the policy makers think it is luxury to buy optical sights and night scopes because; none of their son's or son-in-laws are in in the army. Most probably in Australia, Canada, UK, or USA. In their minds they are saving money.
As for the small arms being procured AK 203 and Sig Sauer are not coming with some of the available enhancements for the weapons.

No. The fault is the top brass.
We tend to look for the big ticket items while taking the grunt for granted.
Even now we see the SF and RR getting goodies but regular inf is now in the line of fire in Ladakh.

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Postby Rs_singh » 28 Jun 2020 08:05

ks_sachin wrote:
VinodTK wrote:
Reason the policy makers think it is luxury to buy optical sights and night scopes because; none of their son's or son-in-laws are in in the army. Most probably in Australia, Canada, UK, or USA. In their minds they are saving money.
As for the small arms being procured AK 203 and Sig Sauer are not coming with some of the available enhancements for the weapons.

No. The fault is the top brass.
We tend to look for the big ticket items while taking the grunt for granted.
Even now we see the SF and RR getting goodies but regular inf is now in the line of fire in Ladakh.


I disagree entirely. Optical sights? Can someone elaborate what exactly do you mean by that? Any sight, other than human is by definition optical. If you’re talking standard issue MARS sights, they come in handy engaging through moderate terrain and at a distance. Have always found them to take away from SA in CQC. As for NVGs, again, limited utility and not everyone needs to have them. I would much rather spend more in more training, higher quality fire arms, cornershots and body armor.

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Postby ks_sachin » 28 Jun 2020 11:15

Rs_singh wrote:
ks_sachin wrote: No. The fault is the top brass.
We tend to look for the big ticket items while taking the grunt for granted.
Even now we see the SF and RR getting goodies but regular inf is now in the line of fire in Ladakh.


I disagree entirely. Optical sights? Can someone elaborate what exactly do you mean by that? Any sight, other than human is by definition optical. If you’re talking standard issue MARS sights, they come in handy engaging through moderate terrain and at a distance. Have always found them to take away from SA in CQC. As for NVGs, again, limited utility and not everyone needs to have them. I would much rather spend more in more training, higher quality fire arms, cornershots and body armor.

I agree. Mine was a more general rant. I feel the reg inf has been neglected though. And it is not the babudom but Inf Directorate...

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Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Postby mody » 29 Jun 2020 13:13

https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/newsindi ... spartandhp

Another 3 eliminated. A record 46 in the month of June so far!! A total of 116 so far for the calendar year. More importantly Tral and Doda regions now declared free of terrorists.
If the operations continue at the similar pace, by end of July North Kashmir and many parts of South Kashmir will also be sanitised.


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