Tag: Army

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  • India lodges protest with Pak over killing, mutilation of BSF jawan

    India lodges protest with Pak over killing, mutilation of BSF jawan

    The brutal and 'unprecedented' incident that took place in the Ramgarh sector has prompted the security forces to issue a 'high alert' along the IB and the LoC.

    September 20, 2018
  • Political Nirmala

    Political Nirmala

    Rajiv Gandhi once remarked, somewhat controversially, that he was not required to respond to “every dog that barks.” Conversely, Nirmala Sitharaman seems to relish every opportunity to bare her political fangs and tear into anything which her government deems unflattering ~ even if while doing so she takes a position contrary to what the apex …

    September 20, 2018
  • Transformation or restructuring?

    Transformation or restructuring?

    A recent conference at Army HQs discussed the restructuring of the force. Few have termed it as a transformation exercise. Transformation would only flow from a realignment of objectives, roles and tasks, none of which appears to have been announced till date. None is likely to be announced as neither the defence ministry nor the …

    September 18, 2018
  • Army ‘right-sizing’

    Army ‘right-sizing’

    When politicised legal-eagles arrogate to themselves the right to pass judgment on matters on which they have little expertise the outcome can be disastrous. With all due respect, Abhishek Manu Singhvi has made a mess of trading his gown and bans for a brass hat when flaying the Army’s move to reduce unnecessary manpower and …

    September 17, 2018
  • Government mustn’t abandon the soldier

    Government mustn’t abandon the soldier

    Recent reports say that over 350 officers and men of the army, have approached the Supreme Court jointly to challenge the way one of its benches has begun pressurising the CBI to speed up its investigation of the alleged Manipur extra-judicial encounters filed by the Extra Judicial Execution Victim Families Association. The court had summoned …

    August 21, 2018
  • Karnataka: Kodagu reeling under nature’s fury; 3,000 people shifted

    Karnataka: Kodagu reeling under nature’s fury; 3,000 people shifted

    CM conducted an aerial survey to gauge the situation. Visited relief centres and the state government has announced a relief of Rs 2 lakh for those who have lost their homes and Rs 5 lakh to the families of the deceased.

    August 20, 2018
  • Two Pakistani soldiers killed in retaliatory action: Army

    Two Pakistani soldiers killed in retaliatory action: Army

    The operation was carried out on Monday night in retaliation to the ceasefire violations and repeated attempts to facilitate infiltration by Pakistan's army

    August 14, 2018
  • Checking suicides in the army

    Checking suicides in the army

    In a newspaper report in December last year, it was said that the army loses 1,600 personnel every year without going to war. The figures, obtained from the Ministry of Defence, indicate that at an average 350 soldiers, sailors and airmen die in accidents, while 120 commit suicide. Other causes remain health and training accidents. …

    August 14, 2018
  • Ahead of Independence Day, cache of arms and ammunition recovered near LoC

    Ahead of Independence Day, cache of arms and ammunition recovered near LoC

    The cache includes one AK-56 Rifle with three magazines, one 7.62 rifle of foreign origin, four pistols with seven empty magazines, one revolver, four empty AK-47 magazines, 14 grenades,  two water bottles, two bags, 273 rounds of AK 47 rifle, 97 rounds of AK 56 rifle, 31 rounds of pistol and other items

    August 10, 2018
  • J-K | Tributes paid to martyred Army soldiers

    J-K | Tributes paid to martyred Army soldiers

    The four died during counter infiltration operations in Gurez sector, in which two terrorists were also eliminated, on Tuesday

    August 8, 2018
  • Kashmir | Army Major, 3 soldiers killed while foiling infiltration bid

    Kashmir | Army Major, 3 soldiers killed while foiling infiltration bid

    Deceased are Major KP Rane, hawaldars Jamie Singh and Vikramjeet and rifleman Mandeep; at least two militants gunned down

    August 7, 2018
  • LeT commander among 5 ultras killed in Shopian

    LeT commander among 5 ultras killed in Shopian

    Five terrorists, including top Lashkar-e-Tayiba (LeT) commander Umar Malik, were killed on Saturday in an encounter with security forces in the Kiloora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district. The encounter had started on Friday when one terrorist was killed in the evening. Four more bodies of terrorists were recovered from the area early on Saturday. …

    August 4, 2018
  • Jingoism no magnet

    Jingoism no magnet

    The shortage in the officer cadres of the Indian armed services is not new. Yet what the latest figure of a little over 9,000 vacancies confirms is that jingoism is no magnet and that a worrying trend that has emerged over years has not been effectively reversed. The military registers low on the list of …

    August 3, 2018
  • Redeem the uniform

    Redeem the uniform

    The Army owes it to itself, and the nation, to forcefully press for a comprehensive, high-level, multi-speciality probe ~ preferably an inquiry commission headed by a sitting Supreme Court judge ~ into the vexing issue of alleged extra-judicial killings by the “uniforms” in Manipur. For as long as murky clouds hang over Army and Assam …

    August 1, 2018
  • Manipur encounters: SC slams delay in SIT probe, summons CBI Director

    Manipur encounters: SC slams delay in SIT probe, summons CBI Director

    Terming the SIT probe as “snakes and ladders”, a bench expressed dissatisfaction over the progress made in the cases

    July 30, 2018
  • Army whistleblower reveals ‘custodial killings’

    Army whistleblower reveals ‘custodial killings’

    Lt Col Dharamvir Singh, a para commando officer, was 'arrested' in front of his wife and two children on 1 July. He was released after his wife filed a habeas corpus

    July 30, 2018
  • Army gets austere

    Army gets austere

    Since the orders slashing the frills in the Army’s lifestyle emanated from the Chief’s office and not the defence ministry, there is likely to be little of the open resentment provoked by the waiving of most of the restrictions on civilian traffic in the Cantonments. Yet the pique of many of the “uniforms” ~ the …

    July 15, 2018