Rifleman

  • Indian-origin UK soldier gets 1st 'field promotion' in 60 years January 28, 2014

    An Indian-origin soldier, helping in the fight against the al-Qaeda, has become the first in the British Army to get an on-the-spot "field promotion" in more than 60 years. Rifleman Gigar Das, from 1st Battalion The Rifles (1 Rifles), was presented with his Lance Corporal's stripe in front of his colleagues...
  • Policeman killed in accidental gunfire in Manipur August 26, 2013

    A rifleman accidentally shot himself dead while cleaning his service rifle at Kairang area in Manipur's Imphal East district, police sources said on Monday. Sources said the 35-year-old Thokchom Yaiphaba of the 7th Manipur Rifles, a state force, accidentally shot himself dead at his house at Kairang village late Sunday evening,...
  • Delhi: Armyman sets himself, wife on fire after argument January 29, 2013

    New Delhi: A 27-year-old armyman set himself and his wife on fire in Delhi by pouring petrol and lighting a match following a heated argument, police said Monday. The couple have been admitted to a hospital where their condition was critical. "Jitendra Janmeda, a rifleman (with the Indian Army), had come...