Plea in Supreme Court against order criticising Indian army

The ministry of defence (MoD) has moved the Supreme Court against an Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) order that criticised the army for throwing out its lowest-rung officers after holding them responsible for a terrorist attack at one of its bases in Akhnoor in 2003. The tribunal had, in its last year’s verdict, dismissed the army’s … Read more

Let her fly, let her be airborne all the time, says Supreme Court on woman IAF officer

Giving wings to Wing Commander Sandeep Kaur’s endeavour to get Permanent Commission in the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Supreme Court has asked the service to consider her demand. The IAF at present does not give Permanent Commission to women officers, who joined the service on Short Service Commission. Following the Delhi High Court order, Kaur … Read more

Air Force Personnels can’t grow beard, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Thursday upheld sacking of an Air Force man for keeping long beard and said that armed forces’ regulations are meant to ensure discipline and uniformity. A bench led by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur added that regulations do not interfere with religious rights of individuals and that they have the … Read more