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Armed Forces Flag Day 2022: All you need to know about history and significance
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Armed Forces Flag Day 2022: All you need to know about history and significance

This day is observed to enable the general public’s participation and support across India for the betterment of the Armed Forces Staff.

Armed forces must have mechanism for disciplinary proceedings against officers for adultery: SC
India

Armed forces must have mechanism for disciplinary proceedings against officers for adultery: SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that armed forces must have some kind of mechanism for disciplinary proceedings against their officers for adultery as 'this is a conduct that can shake up the life of officers.'

Why SC suggested Centre to grant disability pension to Kargil War veteran discharged due to alcohol dependency
India

Why SC suggested Centre to grant disability pension to Kargil War veteran discharged due to alcohol dependency

A bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and Sudhanshu Dhulia urged the Union Government to look at the "human side of justice"

Over 800 cases of suicide in the Armed Forces: Why our soldiers are so stressed
India

Over 800 cases of suicide in the Armed Forces: Why our soldiers are so stressed

Long duty hours coupled with a lack of adequate sleep and rest, the attitude of senior leadership and long deployment in conflict areas are to blame for high stress levels in the armed forces

From Mahindras to Tatas, how corporate India supports Agnipath scheme
India

From Mahindras to Tatas, how corporate India supports Agnipath scheme

Amid violent protests across the country against the Centre’s new Agnipath scheme, eminent business personalities have backed the model, saying it will provide for a disciplined and trained workforce for the industry

What’s open, what’s closed: All you need to know about Bharat Bandh against Agnipath scheme
India

What’s open, what’s closed: All you need to know about Bharat Bandh against Agnipath scheme

States are on high alert and have mobilised security personnel to ensure that no untoward incident takes place as several organisations have called for a nationwide bandh over the short-term contractual recruitment programme Agnipath

Army, Navy, Air Force announce broad schedule for recruitment under Agnipath scheme
India

Army, Navy, Air Force announce broad schedule for recruitment under Agnipath scheme

Lt Gen A Puri, the additional secretary in the Department of Military Affairs, strongly defended the scheme, saying that reducing the age profile of the three services has been on the table for quite some time and even the Kargil review committee had made observations on it.

Student groups in Delhi stage protest against Agnipath scheme, several detained
India

Student groups in Delhi stage protest against Agnipath scheme, several detained

The All India Students' Association said the scheme is nothing but a design to destroy permanent jobs in the armed forces

Amid protests, Rajnath Singh calls Agnipath 'golden opportunity' for youth to join defence system, serve the country
India

Amid protests, Rajnath Singh calls Agnipath 'golden opportunity' for youth to join defence system, serve the country

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh appealed to all the youth of the country to prepare for joining the Armed Forces and take full advantage of the Agnipath scheme launched by the government on 14 June

Capt Amarinder Singh for rethink on Agnipath scheme, says will dilute ethos of regiments
India

Capt Amarinder Singh for rethink on Agnipath scheme, says will dilute ethos of regiments

According to a statement, Singh wondered why the government needed to make such "radical changes" in the recruitment policy, which has been working "so well for the country for so many years"

Explained: What lies ahead for India’s new Agniveers after their four-year tenure
India

Explained: What lies ahead for India’s new Agniveers after their four-year tenure

The Centre’s radical recruitment scheme, Agnipath, will see 25 per cent of Agniveers being enrolled in the Armed Forces as regular cadres on completion of four years. The other retiring soldiers will be given preference into the Central Armed Police Force and Assam Rifles

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approves revised 'scales of accommodation' for Armed Forces
India

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approves revised 'scales of accommodation' for Armed Forces

The defence ministry said the implementation of scales of accommodation – 2022 would facilitate improvement in facilities and infrastructure for the stay of the armed forces personnel

Watch|  Indian Army aspirant runs 350 km with Tricolour in hand to motivate youth
India

Watch| Indian Army aspirant runs 350 km with Tricolour in hand to motivate youth

The video won many hearts online and internet users across the country applauded him for his spirit and determination.

With Russia-Ukraine war raging on, Indian Armed Forces partly curtail live training activities
India

With Russia-Ukraine war raging on, Indian Armed Forces partly curtail live training activities

While the IAF did not confirm if the cancellation of ‘Vayu Shakti’ was related to any decision with respect to curtailing of training activities, defence sources indicated that similar drills may remain on hold for a few weeks.

From chief minister to prime minister, how Narendra Modi has always been tough on terror and tried to break its back in India
India

From chief minister to prime minister, how Narendra Modi has always been tough on terror and tried to break its back in India

Since taking the reins of the country in 2014, there has been a stark reduction in terrorist attacks that have happened outside of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Northeast

SC pulls up Centre on OROP: Examining the policy and why the matter has reached apex court
India

SC pulls up Centre on OROP: Examining the policy and why the matter has reached apex court

The apex court is hearing a petition filed by the Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement accusing the government of reneging on its promise to implement the policy for military pensioners

Vijay Diwas 2021: Narendra Modi, Amit Shah pay tribute to slain soldiers on 50th Victory Day
India

Vijay Diwas 2021: Narendra Modi, Amit Shah pay tribute to slain soldiers on 50th Victory Day

President Ram Nath Kovind, who is on a three-day visit to Bangladesh to attend the country's 50th Victory Day celebrations, presented a replica of the 1971-era MiG 21 aircraft to his counterpart Abdul Hamid

Soldiers know honour, but it’s time for social media users to discover it too
India

Soldiers know honour, but it’s time for social media users to discover it too

The only thing I heard my father always say around servicemen was ‘Jai Hind’. It means something to them. I hope we can teach our young why it should mean something to them too

In a first, NDA to admit 20 women cadets next year; Indian Army’s intake to be largest at 10
India

In a first, NDA to admit 20 women cadets next year; Indian Army’s intake to be largest at 10

In September, the Supreme Court had ruled that women be inducted into NDA from this year itself, and not from next year as sought by the Centre.

Efforts on to ensure full integration of armed forces to meet any eventuality, says Rajnath Singh
India

Efforts on to ensure full integration of armed forces to meet any eventuality, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister said the integration will be implemented from procurement to indigenisation, to prioritising capability development, training and logistic support