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The 56th Liberation Day of Goa celebrated

The 56th Liberation Day of Goa was celebrated with great pomp & show in Panaji on December 19, 2017. Several programmes and events have been organised to mark the occasion. The state was liberated on this day in 1961 from Portuguese control after almost 450 years of colonial rule. The armed action “code name – ..


B C Khanduri to head parliamentary standing committee on defence to examine operational preparedness of armed forces

The parliamentary standing committee on defence has been constituted to examine the operational preparedness of the armed forces and review the accidents involving strategic defence assets. The committee, headed by BJP MP B C Khanduri, will also assess the procurement policy relating to defence equipment. According to a Lok Sabha bulletin, the issue of preparedness ..


New Delhi hosted Defence Accounts Department (DAD)’s first synergy conference on Defence Pensions

The Defence Accounts Department (DAD) has organized its first Synergy Conference on Defence Pensions in New Delhi on August 28, 2017. The conference was attended by all Defence Pensioners Associations and was open to all Defence Pensioners. The purpose of the conference was to obtain feedback from the pensioners that would help the department to ..


India celebrates 18th anniversary of ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’.

The 18th anniversary of ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ has celebrated across the country on July 26, 2017 to commemorates India’s emphatic victory against Pakistan and honours the war heroes. On the occasion, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and three Chiefs of Services laid floral tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate. On this day in 1999, the ..


Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958(AFSPA)

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram recently said that a consensus is being built to amend Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA). The minister said that the Act can be amended only after a consensus is built among the government.Regarding Jammu & Kashmir, he said that if  the state withdraws the Disturbed Areas Act, AFSPA ..