Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicArmy personnel

Topic: Army personnel

8 dead, at least 45 Army personnel, civilians missing in massive Manipur landslide

Landslide hits Tupul Railway Station late Wednesday in Noney district, where an Army company was stationed; 18 rescued so far.

Trolled on Twitter, Army deletes tweet on Iftaar gathering in J&K’s Doda

One officer told ThePrint that the tweet was taken down to steer the Army away from controversy.

Modi govt & armed forces should cut personnel by another 10%, not recruit to fill ‘deficit’

We're using quantity to compensate for quality, and India’s defence budget can't increase too much. Army has a chance to bring about long-term reforms.

Army recovers 30kg of contraband substance worth Rs 25 crore along LoC in J&K’s Uri

Police said Indian troops deployed along the LoC in Baramulla district observed suspicious movement and on searching, found a 'drug like' substance was dropped there.

6 Army personnel awarded Shaurya Chakra for anti-terror operations in Jammu & Kashmir

Another 4 Army personnel were conferred the Bar to Sena medal while 116 others were named for the Sena medal on the eve of Independence Day.

How CISF plans to absorb retired Army personnel into its ranks

CISF Tuesday invited applications from retired Army personnel below 50 years of age through an advertisement. A committee to select the candidates will be constituted by CISF.

My teacher once asked how could I be good in Sanskrit: Tribal woman scholar who’s now a V-C

Sonajharia Minz, professor at Delhi’s JNU, has been appointed vice-chancellor of Sido Kanhu Murmu University in Dumka, Jharkhand.

New warning for Lt Colonels — too much alcohol can be harmful for career

Latest rules say Lt Colonels will not be promoted as 'time-scale Colonels' by the Army if their mental health is impacted by alcoholism or any form of substance abuse.

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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