Indian Air Force okay with demonetisation, says Chief Raha

Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Saturday backed the Centre’s move to demonetise, saying the armed forces have accepted the decision. “The armed forces are okay with the decision that has been taken,” said Air Chief Marshal Saha, in a press conference held at a guns factory in Kashipur. He also highlighted their role in … Read more

‘Part of a plan to create a civil war?’: Mamata alleges unauthorised army deployment across Bengal

The West Bengal government alleged on Thursday that the Indian Army had been deployed across the state without due permission from the state administration. This was after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s claimed that troops had been stationed outside the state secretariat. More army deployment in diff Bengal districts Jalpaiguri,Alipurduar, Darjeeling,Barrackpur, N24Pgs, Howrah,Hooghly,Kol,Murshidabad Burdwan — Mamata … Read more

Demonetisation—Indian Army soldiers help in printing new currency notes

In a bid to ease the currency crisis in India, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has sought the help of the Indian army. At least 200 army men have been deployed to work on a ‘war-footing’ at the currency note printing units across the country to aid staff members in the 24×7 printing process. … Read more

Army seeks relaxation on cash deposit deadlines for jawans

The Army is planning to request the government to allow its soldiers deployed in remote areas to deposit and exchange Rs 500 and Rs1,000 currency notes at banks beyond the December 31 deadline as part of the demonetisation drive of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A large number of soldiers from the Army are deployed in … Read more