Monday, Sep 26, 2022



Explained: The Agnipath scheme for recruiting soldiers -- what is it, how will it work?

June 16, 2022 7:48 pm

Under the new Agnipath scheme, around 45,000 to 50,000 soldiers will be recruited annually, and most will leave the service in just four years. Of the total annual recruits, only 25 per cent will be allowed to continue for another 15 years under permanent commission.

In the Trenches of Eastern Ukraine, a Vicious and Deadly Dance

May 12, 2022 5:08 pm

Fighting in eastern Ukraine has mostly occurred at a distance, with Ukrainian and Russian forces lobbing artillery at one another, sometimes from dozens of miles away.

Explained: US puts Pakistan and Turkey on Child Soldier Recruiter List; what this means

July 08, 2021 2:15 pm

The recruitment or use of children below the age of 15 as soldiers is prohibited by both the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the additional protocols to the Geneva Conventions.

More than 8,500 children used as soldiers in 2020: UN

June 22, 2021 10:32 am

UN chief Antonio Guterres' annual report to the Security Council on children and armed conflict also includes a blacklist intended to shame parties to conflicts in the hope of pushing them to implement measures to protect children.

Manohar Parrikar rules out troop withdrawal from Siachen

February 08, 2016 7:12 am

Asked if the proposal to convert Siachen into a "peace mountain" still exists, the minister said: "The decision (on deploying troops) on Siachen is based on the security of the nation."

Children will be encouraged to visit soldiers on border: HRD Minister Smriti Irani

November 14, 2015 2:20 pm

"Our effort is that on January 26, we hold a programme 'Seema Darshan'. Our soldiers are posted on borders. There some selected children from states should go and see how the security forces work," said Irani.

At least 51 die in Egypt as soldiers said to open fire on Morsi backers

July 09, 2013 4:13 am

Ousted president’s supporters shot without warning at dawn

Uttarakhand: The Fight Back

June 30, 2013 5:15 am

The story of the biggest civil relief air evacuation in India,by 50 aircraft and a few brave men,from gauchar in uttarakhand.

Bits and Pieces: MP to give Rs 10 lakh to kin of crash victims

June 28, 2013 3:19 am

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced Rs 10 lakh each for the families of soldiers killed in the helicopter crash in Uttarakhand.

Al-Qaeda claims killing of 48 Syrian soldiers in Iraq

March 11, 2013 12:53 pm

The soldiers had entered Iraq for medical treatment and were being transported through the western province.


Nitish supporting JNU students is 'martyrs' disrespect: BJP

February 15, 2016 1:39 pm

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): In a biting reply to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over his demand of proofs on JNU, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Shrikant Sharma on Monday said why is Nitish quiet on killing of political leaders in Bihar. Sharma said his support to anti-national people residing in JNU is disrespect to the soldiers who died fighting for the country. He added that speaking on JNU issue is Nitish's way of covering up the intolerant activities of his state.

Kejriwal meets Pathnkot martyr

January 13, 2016 9:50 am

Gurdaspur, Jan 13 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday visited Pathankot martyr Subehdar Major Fateh Singh’s family members in Gurdaspur. He said that the country was proud of the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the nation. He stated the government would extend every kind of help to their families. Subehdar Major Fateh Singh laid down their lives fighting terrorists who had attacked the Pathankot Air Base on the night of January 1.