In days from now, on 11 November 2018 at 1100 hours local time,world leaders will gather at the little town of Ypres in Belgium to mark the centenary of the armistice to end the World War I in which 1.5 million (15,00,000) Indian soldiers participated as part of the largest volunteer army in the world, of which 57,000 then gave their todays, in Flanders Fields, to secure our tomorrows.
The reputation of the Indian soldier as a highly disciplined and deadly fighter had already been established by the end of World War II. It was only after India’s Independence that the Indian soldier came to be recognized as an ideal peacekeeper or peacemaker.
A nine-member Myanmar delegation led by Vice Senior General Soe Win, Deputy Commander-in-Chief - Myanmar Defence Services and Commander-in-Chief (Army), visited Eastern Command headquarters on Thursday and discussed regional and security issues.
A Nepalese peacekeeper has been wounded in an attack by a government soldier in South Sudan, according to UN officials.The peacekeeper, who was shot and wounded while traveling in a convoy in the town of Yei on Saturday was airlifted to capital Juba for medical treatment, Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday.
Nuclear energy is vital to meet climate-change challenge, says India
India has declared that nuclear energy is vital for meeting the challenge of climate change and suggested supporting efforts to promote its public acceptance amid growing opposition to nuclear power and plans by some countries to phase out their atomic generation plants.