military

Govt Mulls Flexibility in Army Structure

The government has confirmed that it is now examining a radical proposal to directly transfer Army officers to para-military organisations like the BSF and the CRPF after five to seven years of service. The proposal aims at reducing the age profile of the Indian Army and giving and alternate career option to Army officers. If […..]

Government approves plan for compulsory military service

The government has approved a proposal for compulsory part-time military service for all government servants for a minimum of five years in the Territorial Army (TA). In a letter dated May 23, 2002, a copy of which is with NDTV, the defense ministry informed the Army Chief that the proposal is to be implemented on […..]

Major Restructuring of Army is Need of the Hour

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There is more to the manpower shortage in the Army than meets the eye. The current shortage of 12,586 officers is among the lower ranks of the Captain and Major, which form the backbone and first line of defence of the Army.