Thursday, June 16, 2016

Not a mutiny, just a minor scuffle

This interesting Hindustan Times article recounts a number of recent incidents in the Indian Army. Excerpt:
The scuffle between the soldiers and the officer is the fifth instance of breach of military discipline in the army during the last five to six years. 
A boxing bout turned into a bare-knuckles street fight between officers and personnel of an infantry unit near Meerut in 2013. Two majors and a soldier were hospitalised. 
The Meerut incident came a year after four soldiers of 226 Field Artillery Regiment, including the unit’s commanding officer and his deputy, were injured in a brawl between officers and soldiers in Ladakh’s Nyoma sector. A soldier had misbehaved with the wife of a major, triggering the face-off. 
Another army unit, 16 Cavalry, witnessed an officer-soldier spat in 2012, leading to disciplinary action against 60 personnel. In April 2010, there was a clash between officers and personnel of 45 Cavalry near Gurdaspur.

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