Soldiers posting grievances on social media could be punished: Army Chief

Jan 17, 2017, 00:22
Soldiers posting grievances on social media could be punished: Army Chief

"You can be held guilty of a crime. and get punished", he warned.

In his maiden press conference as army chief, General Bipin Rawat on Friday touched on the report promising that frontline soldiers would be equipped with world-class gear and the force was collaborating with the country's top academia and industry to fix the problems.

Warning Pakistan without taking any name, the General said Indian Government's efforts to restore peace on the border must not be viewed as weaknesses. This has forced the army chief to respond to the allegations though both the civilian and military leaderships of the country had denied any such mistreatments.

Meanwhile, addressing the Army Day function, army chief Rawat had said, "A few colleagues are using social media to share their problems".

BHOPAL The wife of an army jawan has said her husband is on a "hunger strike" for the past four days to highlight poor service conditions within lower ranks and she, too, started her fast four days ago in his support. The army chief said the bullet proof jackets worn by soldiers provide protection in the front and back but leave them vulnerable on the sides and neck. He had also announced setting up of "suggestion-cum-grievance" boxes to enable the complainant to approach him directly.

Speaking at the event, Rawat said, "Peace across LoC is priority but will not shy away from giving befitting reply to ceasefire violations".

The Army Chief inspected a parade commanded by Maj Gen Rajesh Sahai, Chief of Staff, Delhi Area.

Siachen "miracle man" Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, who survived miraculously for six days under a huge ice-and-snow debris after an avalanche hit his post before losing life to multiple organ failure, was also posthumously awarded the Sena Medal here.

Rawat also asked the army, Air Force and Navy to work together to face the upcoming challenges. This was followed by Army contingents which included T-90 Tank BHISHMA, Infantry Combat Vehicle BMP II and also Brahmos Missile System.

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