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Lt Col P.K. Choudhary, who filed plea in Delhi HC, sought withdrawal of new policy on the grounds that it was 'arbitrary executive action'. Hearing is likely Tuesday.
New Delhi is expected to clear the way next week for formal invitation to Australia following final govt clearance & consultations with US and Japan.
The Navy's statement comes days after a 23-year-old man was arrested by police in Kerala for allegedly posing as a naval officer.
New guidelines exempt personnel from 14-day quarantine if they are asymptomatic & have not come into contact with a Covid patient in 14 days.
The event was attended by former President Pranab Mukherjee in 2015. It comes amid a suspension of foreign visits of all armed forces personnel in the wake of Covid.
The Eastern and Western Naval Commands are in a ‘heightened state of alertness’, which means ships can be deployed on short notice.
The decision was taken at a meeting Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held with Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and the three service chiefs.
According to rules, serving personnel are refunded fare of only Air India tickets. One-time relaxation comes amid heavy troop build-up along LAC with China.
An aide-de-camp in the armed forces primarily functions as a protocol officer, who looks after implementation of the protocols, and as an executive assistant.
Speaking about integration plans of the Services, CDS General Bipin Rawat said the upcoming Air Defence Command will prevent fratricide.