New Delhi: In yet another instance of friction in an Army unit, jawans and officers of an armoured unit were allegedly involved in a face-off after a soldier committed suicide on Wednesday in Samba district in Jammu and Kashmir.
This is the second such incident in the last four months when officers and jawans have locked horns. In Nyoma in Ladakh, a commanding officer, two majors and two jawans were grievously injured in clashes in May after alleged ill-treatment of soldiers.
Taking exception to the incident, Defence Minister AK Antony has sought a detailed report from Army Chief Gen. Bikram Singh who is touring Western Command, under which the incident has taken place, sources said.
The army has ordered a Court of Inquiry (CoI) under a senior officer into the matter. The army CoI into the Nyoma incident, which was a "much more" serious breach of discipline and failure of command and control, has not yet been completed, they said....more
03:15 PM, Aug 09, 2012