Gen Rawat for special recruitment drive in Gurez in JK

Gen Rawat for special recruitment drive in Gurez in JK

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat today asked his officers to organise a special recruitment drive in Gurez that would cater to the youth who lived in and around the region in Jammu and Kashmir. Rawat’s instructions came after a free-wheeling discussion with a group of youngsters from the Gurez Valley, during which they listed the problems they faced such as unemployment in the region. The group is here on a National Integration Tour, organised by the Army. Under the programme, youth from Jammu and Kashmir are taken to different parts…

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Trump names Gen James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis as defence secretary

Trump names Gen James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis as defence secretary

US President-elect Donald Trump has named Gen James Mattis, a former marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, as his defence secretary. “He’s our best,” Mr Trump said, as he announced his pick in a speech in Ohio. Gen Mattis, who is known as “Mad Dog”, was an outspoken critic of the Obama administration’s Middle East policy, particularly on Iran. He has referred to Iran as “the single most enduring threat to stability and peace in the Middle East”. Who is the ‘warrior monk’ and what are his views? Trump…

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