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Navy’s career progression scheme to benefit 50,000 sailors


June 5th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) About 50,000 Indian Navy sailors can hope for faster promotions and more pay, with the government approving an assured career progression scheme and a review ... Read more...

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Armed forces facing a shortage of 15,004 officers, says Antony


March 7th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony on Monday informed that the armed forces are at present facing a shortage of 15,004 officers, and added that several measures are ... Read more...

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IAF has sufficient pilots for operational requirements


November 29th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has sufficient pilots and personnel below officer rank to meet its operational requirements, parliament was informed Monday."The available strength of ... Read more...

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Antony expresses grief over Arunachal crash


November 19th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Friday expressed "profound grief" over the crash of an Indian Air Force (IAF) MI-17 helicopter in Arunachal Pradesh that killed 12 defence personnel. ... Read more...

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Attrition rate low, IAF still short of fighter pilots


October 4th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF), the world's fourth largest, is still grappling with a shortage of officers even as the attrition rate in the past few years ... Read more...

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Police take ‘full command’ of Commonwealth Games venues


September 12th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Praveen Kumar New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Aiming to provide "foolproof security" during the Commonwealth Games, Delhi Police have taken over all the 11 competition venues and started holding mock drills and ... Read more...

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A matrimony website for defence personnel


September 1st, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) An online matrimony service exclusively for defence personnel will be launched by an internet company here Thursday. Called DefenceMatrimony (www.defencematrimony.com), the dedicated site is being launched by internet ... Read more...

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More eggs, fresh fruit for armed forces personnel


August 30th, 2010 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Indian armed forces will get increased supplies of eggs and fresh fruit to bring their entitlement on par with officers, a ... Read more...

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UK mayor’s report favors minority recruits joining Met at a higher rank


July 8th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): A new report commissioned by London Mayor, Boris Johnson, has said the Metropolitan Police is not doing enough to retain and promote black, minority and ethnic officers, and ... Read more...

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Congress official urges ex-servicemen not to return medals


March 18th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Four days after a protest rally by ex-servicemen, an All India Congress Committee (AICC) leader has called upon retired defence officials not to be "misguided" into ... Read more...

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Government accepts recommendations on ex-servicemen’s pension


March 10th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The government Wednesday said it has accepted the remaining recommendations of a committee headed by the cabinet secretary to bridge the gap between pensioners who retired at ... Read more...

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PM clarifies on one-rank-one-pension for armed forces (Lead)


March 5th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) A day after being accused of parliamentary impropriety by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said a committee under the ... Read more...

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PM clarifies on one-rank-one-pension for ex-servicemen


March 5th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said a committee under the cabinet secretary has not recommended one-rank-one-pension scheme for retired defence personnel. "The factual position is that we ... Read more...

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Love for the uniform motivates small town women (Feature)


February 3rd, 2010 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Panchkula (Haryana), Feb 3 (IANS) They may be from small towns but that hasn't stopped them from dreaming big. They have made it to the first women's contingent of ... Read more...

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Army wants more short service officers


January 26th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Unable to woo enough officers to join its permanent ranks, the Indian Army has proposed to increase their intake under the Short Service Commission (SSC) ... Read more...

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Defence Ministry has got nine boxes of medals from ex servicemen


December 14th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony on Monday revealed in the Lok Sabha that his ministry has received nine cardboard boxes of medals returned by ex service men ... Read more...

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Exercise Eastern Bridge with Oman Air Force begins


October 23rd, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Thumrait (Oman), Oct 23 (ANI): In order to extend the hand of friendship and to share their experience with various air forces of the world, the Indian Air Force bilateral exercise ... Read more...

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Indo-Oman air exercise ‘Eastern Bridge’ to foster defence cooperation ties


October 14th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 14 (ANI): The Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) will conduct a week-long bilateral exercise codenamed - Eastern Bridge - at the ... Read more...

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IAF grappling with fighter squadron, manpower shortage


October 7th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) As the Indian Air Force (IAF), the world's fourth largest, turns 77 on Thursday, it is grappling with a shortage of fighter ... Read more...

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Mining officer arrested while taking bribe in Jharkhand


July 21st, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 21 (IANS) Vigilance sleuths Tuesday arrested a district mining officer in Jharkhand's Bokaro district while he was accepting a bribe of Rs.5,000, an official said. Deo Narayan Prajapati had filed ... Read more...

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One-rank-one-pension demand accepted: Antony


July 13th, 2009 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The government has accepted the one-rank-one-pension (OROP) demand for armed forces officers and personnel below officer rank (PBOR) and will also set up a separate pay panel ... Read more...

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Kargil inspired me to join Army, says superstar Mohan Lal


July 9th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, July 9 (ANI): Malayalam superstar Mohan Lal, who was inducted in the Indian Army today as honorary Lt-Colonel, said the tough life faced by soldiers in Kargil ... Read more...

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Government accepts recommendation of one-rank-one pension for ex-servicemen


July 6th, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 6 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that the Government has decided to substantially improve the pension of pre 01.01.2006 defence pensioners below officer rank and ... Read more...

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Soldiers, JCOs pension upped; officers ignored (Lead)


July 6th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Indian government Monday partially met the "one-rank-one-pension" (OROP) demand of the armed forces, announcing enhanced pensions for soldiers and junior commissioned officers (JCOs) that will ... Read more...

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Time has come for armed forces’ reforms: Parliamentary panel


February 24th, 2009 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Saying it was "high time" reforms were brought in the armed forces to address "undesirable discriminatory practices" based on rank and gender bias, a parliamentary panel has ... Read more...

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Government rejects ex-soldiers’ ‘one rank one pension’ plea


February 18th, 2009 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Unmoved by India's ex-soldiers' highly emotive plea of for "one rank one pension", which even saw some of them returning their medals, the government has finally nixed ... Read more...

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No resentment among armed forces over Sixth Pay Commission report


October 20th, 2008 - 7:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , Oct 20 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony today informed Lok Sabha that no armed forces officer sought pre mature retirement due to resentment against Sixth Pay Commission ... Read more...

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Antony favours armed forces, wants anomalies in Sixth CPC sorted out


September 19th, 2008 - 9:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony has strongly favoured sorting out of anomalies in the Sixth Central Pay Commission (CPC) notification raised by the three services chiefs ... Read more...

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Pay panel imbroglio: Antony supports non-officer cadre


September 19th, 2008 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In what is seen as a set back to the cause of armed forces officers fretting over being short changed by a pay panel's recommendations, Defence ... Read more...

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Armed Forces unwilling to accept Sixth Pay Commission report


September 2nd, 2008 - 10:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 2 (ANI): The Armed Forces have communicated to Defence Minister A K Antony that they were unwilling to implement the Sixth Central Pay Commission (CPC) report without anomalies ... Read more...

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Defence Ministry approves new pay scales for officers, PBORs


September 1st, 2008 - 9:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 1 (ANI): The Ministry of Defence, on the basis of the Sixth Central Pay Commission, has approved new pay scales and other allowances for officers as well as ... Read more...

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Armed forces welcome pay commission bonanza


August 14th, 2008 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Military service just got more attractive with the government approving Thursday the revised recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission. The armed forces welcomed the cabinet decision, saying ... Read more...

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PM to chair meeting on armed forces’ pay package


August 12th, 2008 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will chair a high-level meeting here Wednesday to take a final decision on increasing salaries and perks for armed forces personnel following their ... Read more...

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IAFs first ever participation in exercise Red Flag


July 6th, 2008 - 9:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 6 (ANI): The Indian Air Force would be participating in a multinational Air Exercise, Ex - Red Flag 2008 at the invitation of United States Air Force (USAF), ... Read more...

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20 percent pay hike for armed forces in the offing


June 26th, 2008 - 7:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K.Antony is attending a crucial meeting of tri-services chiefs and empowered group of secretaries that is likely to clear a 20 percent pay hike ... Read more...

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