The maharaja's win in Punjab after 10 years has also rekindled the hopes for the revival of the grand old party. One of the strongest regional satraps of the Congress, Amarinder Singh put the party back in the saddle in Punjab after the "father of all battles" that decimated the Shiromani Akali Dal and crushed the Aam Aadmi Party's dream of expanding its footprint beyond Delhi. Amarinder, 75, a widely respected and popular leader, steered the Congress to a landslide victory winning 77 seats in ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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Fighting what he called was the "father of all battles", Amarinder Singh led the Congress to a stunning victory in Punjab decimating the Shiromani Akali Dal and crushing the Aam Aadmi Party's dream of expanding its footprint beyond Delhi. Five-State Assembly Election 2017 Belonging to a very rare breed of politicians who have seen action in the Indo-Pak war, Singh finally tasted success after Akali Dal supremo Parkash Singh Badal foiled his previous attempts to become chief minister -- in ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago Captain Amarinder Singh wins Punjab battle, gets perfect b'day present catchnews.com, 2 weeks ago
Soldier dies during physical training Jorasingh Darshansingh, 37, from Punjab a soldier attached to the Maratha Light Infantry Regiment died as he was undergoing physical training in the Cantonment area. He was rushed to hospital where the Doctors said he was ...All About Belgaum, 2 months ago
At a time when the Sahayak or buddy system in the army is under scrutiny, families of two martyrs — an officer and his buddy — carry forward the bond shared by the two soldiers who laid down their lives fighting the enemy together. Captain Tushar ...DNA, 4 days ago
'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, 5 days ago
Indo - Nepal Joint Military Training was held at Pithoragarh from 07 March to 20 March 2017. EKTA SHAKTI Battalion of The Punjab Regiment of Indian Army and DURGA BAHSH Battalion of Nepalese Army participated in the joint exercise named Surya Kiran - XI, ...PIB, 5 days ago Indo-Nepal joint military exercise ends Mathrubhumi, 5 days ago Opening Ceremony: 11th Indo - Nepal Joint Exercise PIB, 2 weeks ago
Army veterans in Punjab have stepped forward to fight a legal battle on behalf of Gurmehar Kaur, the daughter of an army martyr, who started a social media campaign against the ABVP. The mother of the 20-year-old Delhi University student, whose defiant stand against the ABVP drew a volley of hate messages on her Facebook account, however, refused to be drawn into the controversy over it. When contacted, Rajvinder Kaur said, "No thanks... I do not want this controversy to go on."Punjab ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
The hill state of Uttarakhand has a very rich martial tradition. This is why none of the parties can afford to ignore the soldiers' constituency. This is evident once again as both the main contenders for the victory crown in the ongoing battle for the state ...catchnews.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, 1 month ago
India's 68th Republic Day parade will have many firsts: contingents from the United Arab Emirates and the National Security Guard, apart from the indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft Tejas in the flypast. Here are glimpses of the colourful parade we will see on Rajpath in New Delhi on Thursday: Photographs: Kamal Singh/PTI Photo and Press Information Bureau of India. Military Police daredevils, the Shwet Ashwas, who conclude the march every year by displaying their skills on ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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