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Discussion on Siachen De-militarization with Air Chief Marshal Tyagi, Co-chair Track-II
 Discussion on Siachen De-militarization with Air Chief Marshal Tyagi, Co-chair Track-II

I had occasion to discuss the Siachen De-militarization Issue with Air Chief Marshal Tyagi (Retd) today (02 November 2012) during a break in the National Security Seminar at the USI. ACM Tyagi as you know was the Co-Chair of the Track II Team whose agreement with their Pakistani counterparts at Lahore to demilitarize Siachen was put on the net...

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Culpability for Wastage of Funds by the Army Commanders
Culpability for Wastage of Funds by the Army Commanders

Elements inimical to the services are at it once again. Senior army commanders are being accused of wasting crores of rupees through improper purchases made under Special Financial Powers of the Army Commanders. As per the press reports, a post-audit has been carried out of 55 transactions pertaining to financial years 2009-10 and 2010-11 by...

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Suicides in the military
Suicides in the military

Of late, incidence of suicide in the military, have been highlighted by the national press and the issue also came up for discussion in the Parliament. The yearly average of suicides in the Indian army is around 100. Some may argue that in an army of 1.2 million that figure is not alarming. For the military life of every soldier is valuable...

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