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No question of women joining combat roles in defence forces, says Manohar Parrikar

May 30, 2015

No question of women joining combat roles in defence forces, says Manohar Parrikar

Parrikar, however, said except for combat role women will be encouraged to join other operational areas of the forces. #India #Defence #Army #TheySaidIt #Women #Manohar Parrikar
AFSPA removed in Tripura after 18 years: Here's why it was enforced and why it's gone now

May 29, 2015

AFSPA removed in Tripura after 18 years: Here's why it was enforced and why it's gone now

A bit over 18 years after AFSPA was enforced in Tripura, the state government on Wednesday decided to withdraw the Act. Here's why it's important. #India #Bangladesh #CriticalPoint #Army #Manipur #AFSPA #Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act #Tripura #Militancy #Northeast #Manik Sarkar #Separatism #NLFT #Tripura CM #ATTF
War hero boycotts govt event, army veterans to agitate over 'one rank one pensions' scheme

May 28, 2015

War hero boycotts govt event, army veterans to agitate over 'one rank one pensions' scheme

Army veterans were left disappointed when Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not announce implementation of the 'one rank one pension' scheme during his visit to Mathura on 25 May, as he was expected to. One of the heroes of the 1971 war has also declined to attend a government function because of lack of government policies for retired defence personnel. #UPA #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Indian Army #Manohar Parrikar #NDA #One Rank One Pension #war hero
Pakistan: 3 dead in IED explosion, President Mamnoon Hussain's son escapes unhurt

May 25, 2015

Pakistan: 3 dead in IED explosion, President Mamnoon Hussain's son escapes unhurt

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain's son escaped unhurt when a powerful roadside bomb planted by Baloch separatists targeted his convoy, killing at least three persons and injuring 15 others in the restive Balochistan province. #World #NewsTracker #Balochistan #Pakistan Blast #Baloch Liberation Army #Mamnoon Hussain #Baloch separatists
No weekend for Rahul Gandhi, Congress vice president spends busy day at work

May 23, 2015

No weekend for Rahul Gandhi, Congress vice president spends busy day at work

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today had a meeting with ex-soldiers and assured them he would impress upon the government to implement the One Rank One Pension scheme soon. #Rahul Gandhi #Indian Army #ImagesOfTheDay
Nearly 9,000 dead in quake-hit Nepal, 89 foreigners among over 300 missing

May 23, 2015

Nearly 9,000 dead in quake-hit Nepal, 89 foreigners among over 300 missing

About 240 Nepalese nationals and 89 foreigners are still missing since the country's worst earthquake jolted the Himalayan nation on 25 April, police said. #China #US #NewsTracker #Nepal #Indian Army #earthquake #Kathmandu #Disaster
Reviving Ikhwanis? Parrikar's terrorism remark sparks political row in Kashmir

May 23, 2015

Reviving Ikhwanis? Parrikar's terrorism remark sparks political row in Kashmir

Union Defence Minster Manohar Parrikars statement on eliminating militants in J&K by "targeted killings" sparked a political row with both political leaders as well as separatists hitting out at the PDP-BJP coalition government for trying to take back Kashmir to the early nineties. #India #Terrorism #Jammu and Kashmir #Indian Army #Manohar Parrikar #Militancy #Ikhwanis
Will neutralise terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir with terrorists, says Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar

May 22, 2015

Will neutralise terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir with terrorists, says Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar

Asserting that terrorists have to be neutralised only through terrorists, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said India will take "pro-active" steps to prevent a 26/11 type attacks hatched from foreign soil. #India #Terrorism #NewsTracker #Indian Army #Manohar Parrikar #defence ministry #26/11 Mumbai attacks
Kargil war gave Musharraf a 'bloody nose', says MoS Defence Rao Inderjit Singh

May 19, 2015

Kargil war gave Musharraf a 'bloody nose', says MoS Defence Rao Inderjit Singh

Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh on Wednesday repudiated former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf's comment that Pakistani Army had "caught India by throat" in the Kargil war, saying on the contrary the 1999 war had given him a "bloody nose". #NewsTracker #Kargil War #Pakistani army #Rao Inderjit Singh #Minister of State for Defence #Perves Musharraf