On August 23, 2022, Indian Coast Guard rescued 32 Bangladeshi fishermen after their boats capsized at Indo-Bangla International Maritime Boundary Line and handed them over to Bangladesh Coast Guard in accordance with existing Memorandum of Understanding between the two Coast Guards.
THREE IAF OFFICERS TERMINATED IN ACCIDENTAL BRAHMOS MISSILE FIRING INCIDENT
Reports indicate that the defence ministry has terminated the services of three officers of the IAF after a high-level probe held them responsible for the March 9, 2022 accidental firing of a Brahmos missile that landed in Pakistan. The Court of Inquiry (CoA) into the incident found that deviation from the SOP by three officers led to the accidental firing of the missile.
GOVERNMENT COMMITTED TO FURTHER EMPOWER ARMED FORCES TRIBUNAL—RAKSHA MANTRI
Addressing the gathering at a Seminar titled ‘Introspection: Armed Forces Tribunal’, organised by Armed Forces Tribunal Principal Bench Bar Association in New Delhi, Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh said that the Judiciary is a strong pillar of democracy, and judicial officers, and lawyers are in turn pillars of this judicial system. He said people knock on the doors of the judiciary when all other options were closed to them and sound Judiciary delivery systems were the basis for “Suraj” or good governance. He added that the Government was committed to make the Armed Forces Tribunal more empowered and responsive and implement measures that were required in this direction. He called for a balance between ‘justice delayed is justice denied’ and ‘Justice hurried is justice buried’ to lessen the burden of pendency on the judicial system in general and the Armed Forces Tribunal in particular as the timely delivery of justice will not only reduce the burden on Armed Forces Tribunal but will also reinforce the confidence of our soldiers in the system.