Armed Forces Can Take Disciplinary Action Against Adultery, Says SC
In a significant judgement, the Supreme Court clarified that its 2018 judgment striking down the Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 497 (Adultery) will not have any impact on the court martial proceedings. On January 31, the court said, the proceedings initiated against personnel serving in the armed forces for their adulterous conduct will be allowed as an offence. A five-judge bench, headed by Justice KM Joseph announced the decision.
Tags: Supreme Court, Adultery, Section 497, IPC, Armed Forces
Courtesy: India Today
Centre To Soon Allow Women's Entry At National Defence Academy
In a remarkable move by the Centre, the long-pending decision has been clarified and women's entry will be soon allowed at the National Defense Academy (NDA). However, once the decision is officially declared, the woman after her class 12 boards can start preparing for an entrance exam. "The girls will be inducted for permanent commission", Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati informed the bench.
Tags: Women Officers, Armed Forces, National Defence Academy, women in army
Courtesy: The Hindu
Nagaland-Assam Border Issue: 10-Member Committee Passes Resolution
In an out-of-the-court settlement, Nagaland Legislative Assembly formed a ten-member committee from both sides headed by chief minister Neiphiu Rio and following a long meeting, it adopted a three-point resolution to resolve the decade-long border issue with Assam. The committee has to submit its report within three months. The two sides withdrew their armed police forces on July 31 and agreed to de-escalate tension.
Tags: Nagaland-Assam Border Dispute, Nagaland assembly, Armed Forces, CM Neiphiu Rio
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Govt Nods DG AFMS To Recruit Ex-Army Med Officers To Aid COVID Crisis
The Defence Ministry has ordered the DG Armed Forces Medical Services to recruit ex-Army Medical Corps/Short Service Commission officers on a contractual basis. Recruited for maximum 11 months, the ex-army will aid the civil administration in its fight with COVID-19 under the 'Tour Of Duty' scheme. Around 400 officers discharged during 2017-2021 will be recruited. Besides deploying additional doctors, the AFMS is also running e-Sanjeevani OPD… read-more
Tags: SSC, Medical officers, Defence Ministry, Armed Forces, Medical services
Himachal: 15,000 Vehicles Notified To Change Olive-Green Colour
Himachal Pradesh's transport department has notified nearly 15,000 vehicle owners to switch from olive-coloured vehicles within three months. The rule prohibited vehicles painted in olive-green citing it strictly reserved for the armed forces under the Motor Vehicles Act. Moreover, the department clarified that no vehicles, including construction-related and tractors, shall be painted green. Reportedly, youngsters of the region commonly paint… read-more
Tags: Himachal Pradesh, Olive-Green, Transport Department, Motor Vehicles Act, Armed Forces
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
India To Purchase 30 US Armed Drones Worth $3 Billion
India is likely to sign $3-billion deal to purchase 30 armed drones 'MQ-9B Predator' from the US in April 2021, as per the officials. The deal aims to strengthen India's military presence in sea and at land amid rising tensions with China and Pakistan. Capable of carrying a payload of about 1,700 kilograms, the MQ-9B Predator drones can remain in air for up to 48 hours. As of now, India has only surveillance-bound drones.
Tags: Drone, Indian Navy, USA, Armed Forces
DRDO Completes Sucessful Trial of BrahMos
Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), on September 30, sucessfully tested the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in Chandipur, Odisha. Reportedly, the missile has a strike range of 400 km and can be launched from land, sea and air. DRDO officials confirmed that all the parameters were achieved in the trial. The missile, developed by DRDO with Russian rocket developer NPOM's support, is considered the fastest supersonic missile… read-more
Tags: Armed Forces, BrahMos, DRDO, Missile
Courtesy: Deccan Herald
Chattisgarh: CAF Soldier Kidnapped by the Naxals; Dead Body Found After Seven Days
Chattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) soldier's body was found tossed on the Gangalur-Bijapur Road, on September 18. Reportedly, the soldier was kidnapped seven days back and killed by Naxals. The victim was identified as Malluram Suryavanshi who was posted in the CAF's Pioneer Platoon. "The Gangalur Area Committee took responsibility for the murder" said the Superintendent of Police, Bijapur, Kamlochan Kashyap.
Tags: Naxal, Jawan, Armed Forces, Murdered, Chattisgarh
Courtesy: ANI News
US Troops to Leave Iraq, Country Declares Defeat of IS Militants
US has confirmed the withdrawal of 2200 troops from Iraq by September end. After withdrawal, 2000 US soldiers will be left to advise and aid Iraqi forces in eradicating Islamic State (IS) militants. In January, the issue with the soldiers became contentious, after US killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani using a drone, in Baghdad. Reportedly, Iraq had declared defeat of IS militants in 2017 and asked the US forces to leave.
Tags: United States Of America, Iraq, Middle East, Armed Forces, US military, Donald Trump, ISIS
Courtesy: BBC News
Independence Day: Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli Pay Tribute to Our Armed Forces
Legendary all-rounder Yuvraj Singh and Indian Skipper Virat Kohli sent their wishes on the occasion of Independence Day, through social media. They paid tribute to the Indian Armed Forces and remembered the sacrifices of the martyred freedom fighters. Yuvraj Tweeted, "thousands martyred their lives so that we… read-more
Tags: Armed Forces, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli, Independence Day
Courtesy: India Today