'The vocal pacifists who monopolise the media in India need to answer a simple question: Would they have the Taliban or ISIS take over Kashmir or the rest of the country or let the army do its duty so that we are safe in our beds and free to demonise the soldiers in our cozy drawing rooms and television studios,' asks Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). IMAGE: Gorkha soldiers at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters It was only the second time in my life (the first ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
There are over 25 lakh defence pensioners in the country of whom over 1.25 lakh are Nepali citizens, the Lok Sabha was informed today. In written response to a question in Lok Sabha, Subhash Bhamre, Minister of State for Defence, said as on February 1, there are 25,00,631 defence pensioners with Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh topping the list. Punjab has 2,77,985 pensioners, the highest in the country, followed by Haryana (2,71,034) and Uttar Pradesh (2,24,971). Sikkim has ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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