Indian Army -- News Folder -- December 2002


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<A HREF="http://www.newindpress.com/Newsitems.asp?ID=IEK20021220123919&Title=Southern+News+-+Karnataka&rLink=0">Paras celebrate 50 years of service to the nation</A>

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<A HREF="http://news.sify.com/cgi-bin/sifynews/news/content/news_fullstory_v2.jsp?article_oid=12357192&category_oid=-20612&page_no=1">Army to procure arms from US, Israel</A>

<A HREF="http://news.sify.com/cgi-bin/sifynews/news/content/news_fullstory_v2.jsp?article_oid=12357266&page_no=1">Troop relocation complete, says Army</A>

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It's time for paratroopers to celebrate 50 years as fire-fighters
Press Trust of India, December 2002


BANGALORE: They have passed the test of time with flying colours. And now it is time for the paratroopers regiment of the Indian army to celebrate 50 years of serving as fire-fighters to the nation. A week-long celebrations were kicked off in style at an air show, which demonstrated the ample talent of the regiment, complete with daring manoeuvres by the advance light aircraft as well as the latest induction into the force of a us-built helicopter, here on Friday.

"The paratroopers are the elite force of the country, envied throughout the force and known for their grit and sheer determination and have played a very important role in our proxy war with Pakistan," Colonel of the Regiment, Lt General Nirbhay Sharma said. Elaborating on the special capabilities of the regiment, General Sharma said while it was difficult to compare paratroopers with any other special force like the NSG, what separated them from others, was their ability to operate in small groups and carry out operations in conflict-ridden areas like J&K, which were surgical in nature.

The officers of this regiment take great pride in the fact that this regiment is responsible for many firsts in the history of the Indian army. <U>The paratroopers regiment is the only regiment which recruits civilians directly and has the discretion to choose from the best who volunteer their services.</U> "We have a written exam followed by an interview and a strenuous physical test which determines if the candidate is in top physical shape or not. We are the only regiment in the army which recruits men directly and every year we get thousands of applications, but we are looking for the best among them," said Col S Kaushik.

Odd though it might seem, this is also the only regiment where an officer has the option of not complying with his senior's orders. "Whenever there is a difference of principle between the officer and his boss, the officer can hand in his NPV (Non-Para Volunteer), signifying that he disagrees with the way the order should be carried out," said a retired officer of the regiment. While a NPV cannot be seen as a sign of dissent, it also allows a junior officer to express his own views to his senior without openly disobeying with him, and quite a few officers have handed in the NPVs.

Whether it be the Liberation of Goa, the famous rescue of the President of Maldives, or numerous operations in conflict ridden areas, the Paratroopers have always been in the forefront of the action, ready to take on any task. Started in 1952, the regiment consists of 10 battalions, of which three are based in Agra and the rest are placed according to the requirements of the army. "The main task of paratroopers during conflicts is to get behind the enemy lines without being detected," said Lt General Sharma.

The regiment has enjoyed its share of awards, with the country's highest award during peacetime, the Ashok Chakra, being awarded posthumously to two of its officers. The trophy cabinet at the regiment training centre here is decorated with trophies from various countries like Burma which have presented the mementoes in recognition of the regiment's services. As they look ahead towards the horizon, the regiment can rest safely on the laurels it has accumulated in the past fifty years, and proving Lord Montegomery's statement about them right when he said "Men Apart, Every Man an Emperor."

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Reshuffle in the Army's top brass, Thakkar brought in
[NDTV, 26 December 2002]


In a minor reshuffle of the top army echelons, Lt Gen B D Thakkar has been named the new Director General of Military Operations at the Army Headquarters. He succeeds Lt Gen S S Chahal, who has been moved as Commandant of the National Defence College. Lt Gen J J Singh has the rare distinction of commanding a strike corp and has on promotion taken over as the Commander of the Army Training Command in Shimla. The reshuffle in the army top brass comes in the wake of formal takeover as Army Chief by Lt Gen N C Vij on January 1. Vij will be given a guard of honour at South Block before formally taking over as the 29th Chief of the Army Staff.


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Army to equip counter-insurgency units with Israeli firearms

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