Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane on Wednesday urged the Indian defence manufacturers to act on their commitment and make policy announcements for ex-Agniveers under the Corporate Recruitment plans at the earliest.
These officers should have more than 10 years of qualifying service in defence service and should be those who join/joined central public enterprises/central autonomous bodies/central public sector undertaking on permanent absorption/employment. Earlier this benefit had been limited to the commissioned officers only, the statement from the ministry of defence said.
Indian Army troops observed suspicious movement of some individuals along the Line of Control in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The terrorists were trying to infiltrate across the Line of Control, into the Indian side.
Major Purushottam, who was posted as a Public Relations Officer (Defence) along with five of his comrades, fought the militants who had launched the attack on his office on November 3, 1999. He and his colleagues were killed while trying to save the journalists who were present in the PRO's office at the time of the attack.