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‘Lakhs were paid to officers, their relatives through cheques, cash, and online transfers for the selection’ Central Bureau of Investigation agency has named five Lieutenant Colonels, a Major, a Lieutenant of the Indian Army and 16 others in an investigation into corruption involving recruitment to the force on Monday following searches in 30 places in 13 cities. Quoting the investigation agency, a report by NDTV said that the accused include 17 army personnel in all…

New Delhi: The army on Sunday countermanded examinations in six centres in western India for some lower-level posts following an alleged leak of question papers, Hindustan Times reported. The examination centres where the tests were cancelled include Kamptee, Nagpur, Ahmednagar, Ahmedabad, Goa and Kirkee, army sources told Hindustan Times. The examination papers of Army Recruitment Board were allegedly leaked following which the Thane Police’s Crime Branch conducted raids and arrested 18 persons from Maharashtra and…

Culprits identified as Harbachan Singh, Amit Tahkor, and Manzoor Ahmad Srinagar: Three army men have been found allegedly involved in the molestation and abduction bid on a minor girl last week in Chewa area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district. A local news gathering agency Kashmir Dot Com (KDC) quoting unnamed officials reported that the three persons who were held on 10th February this month are army troopers. “The accused Army soldiers have been identified as…

Army to complete evacuation process in 6 months time Substitute land to be provided at Maratha Unit Kurbathang, Mulbekh Kargil: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the LAHDC Kargil and the Army to evacuate the Kargil Lower Plateau. The MoU was signed between the Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Baseer ul Haq Choudhary on behalf of the LAHDC, Kargil and Brigade Commander, 121 Infantry Division Brigadier Vivek Bakshi on behalf of the…

Nagaland: The Government of India on Wednesday declared Nagaland as a ‘disturbed area’ for the next six months under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958. In a notification issued by the Home Ministry of India, it said that the ‘use of armed forces in aid of civil power is necessary.’ “Whereas the Central government is of the opinion that the area comprising the whole of the State of Nagaland is in such a disturbed…

Months after three civilians were branded as ‘hardcore terrorists’ and killed in a fake military operation in Shopian, J&K police’s fact-finding has dragged erring Indian army men in the dock in yet another gruesome addition to the dark underbelly of thirty-year-old armed impunity.   Early this year in March, Imtiyaz Hussain had earned applauds from an Indian Army officer whose unit had organised a running event in Jammu’s Rajouri district. He had come first in the…

Amritsar: In yet another incident of leaking the defense information to outside countries, a border security force (BSF) constable was caught exchanging vital information with his “female handlers” operating from Pakistan for the past almost five months. A resident of Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, the BSF personnel whose identity was not disclosed by the authorities was posted at BSF’s headquarters at Khasa in Amritsar since August 2019 and was allegedly in touch with a “female Pakistan Intelligence…

New Delhi: Terming the results shocking, several women officers of an Indian army who were selected for Permanent Commission in the recently held special selection board for short service commission, have alleged that there was a lack of transparency in the criteria of the selection. Quoting four women officers of the rank of Lt Colonel belonging different branches of the army, a report by news organisation The Indian Express, said that the women officers have…