Fragging

  • Chhattisgarh: CRPF personnel opens fire, 4 dead December 26, 2012

    Raipur: A Central Reserve Police Force personnel shot dead four of his colleagues when he opened indiscriminate fire in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district. The personnel, Deep Tiwari, has been arrested. Tiwari also injured one personnel, who is now admitted to Jadgalpur Hospital and is stable. The personnel opened fire at Dantewada's CRPF...
  • MoD deputes counsellors at forward posts March 19, 2008

    Rajouri, J&K: With the high levels of suicide rates in the Indian Armed Forces the Defence Ministry decided to depute counsellors at forward posts and unit levels, to fight the growing stress levels in soldiers. The battle against stress among the Indian Armed Forces has reached the field with mobile counsellors...
  • Army jawan kills superior in J&K July 25, 2007

    Gurez (Jammu and Kashmir): An Army jawan shot dead a superior officer in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday morning. The incident happened at a forward post in Gurez sector of Baramulla district. Major P Alexander was shot dead by sepoy Mohan Munda, who was arrested and a Court of Inquiry...
  • Army fights against killer stress June 9, 2007

    New Delhi: The Army will create a team of combat psychologists to help troops in managing stress and anxieties. The security forces definitely need some de-stressing: there were 23 cases of soldiers killing their colleagues and 146 suicides in 2006. The Army estimates it has been losing over a hundred...
  • Army seeks ways to 'silence the gun' May 25, 2007

    Jammu: A jawan in Kashmir shot dead a Lieutenant Colonel on October 29, 2006. This incident was followed by three similar shootouts where jawans killed their own men. The Indian Army is now looking for answers while Army medical experts have blamed stress for the rise in such incidents. "We...
  • Army awards death to killer jawan June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The Army has given the death sentence to a soldier for 'fragging' after he killed his superior. Sepoy Satyam Kumar was sentenced to death by a summary General Court Martial for killing his superior Havildar Padmarajan in 2006. Satyam Kumar is a sepoy in the Northern Command Signals...
  • Shrink for Army? Experts say yes November 7, 2006

    New Delhi: Five incidents of soldiers running amok in two weeks has prompted the Indian military to do some serious introspection. Amidst an unprecedented rash of troop fratricides, the military now publicly admits that a war-without-end in Kashmir and the North-East is building up the type of troop stress which...
  • Assam Rifles man kills two seniors November 3, 2006

    Imphal: Even as the Government grappled with the problem of increasing fratricidal killings in the armed forces, an Armyman, upset at refusal of leave, on Friday killed a Captain and a Junior Commissioned Officer in Manipur before turning his service weapon on himself. Havildar Avdesh Sharma gunned down Captain S J...
  • It's damage control mode for Army November 3, 2006

    Srinagar: Army Chief General J J Singh on Friday gave away a glittering trophy to the troops of 17 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry regiment in Srinagar. The Army Chief's visit to Kashmir comes at a time when it is beset with problems of infiltration and incidents of fragging. Perhaps, his...
  • Army admits: the stress is killing November 2, 2006

    New Delhi: Fragging or wounding or killing a fellow soldier has become dangerously frequent in the armed forces. On October 31, Harwan, Srinagar, the killing of Lieutenant Colonel Sharad Saxena by a jawan, was yet another incident when a soldier turned his gun on another soldier. It’s a terrifying trend...
  • Army probes why soldiers go amok November 2, 2006

    New Delhi: The Army chief has ordered an investigation into several cases of soldiers turning their weapons on their colleagues in Kashmir, officials said Thursday. In the past 10 days there have been at least four cases of distraught soldiers in Kashmir fatally shooting colleagues, then committing suicide. General J J Singh,...
  • Yet again, jawan kills Army officer October 31, 2006

    New Delhi: Troops outside the Army's Harwan fortification on the outskirts of Srinagar appeared anxious on Tuesday. A soldier on Tuesday turned his assault rifle on his officer, Lieutenant Colonel Sharad Saxena, killing him in a hail of gunfire. Both were serving in a Rashtriya Rifles counter-insurgency battalion. But it's...