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Indian soldier duped by fake social media account

NEW DELHI: An Indian soldier was duped by a fake social media account allegedly operated by a female and released sensitive information, CNN reported. Sombir Singh, 22, was stationed near the India-Pakistan border when he struck up an intimate online relationship with an account he believed to be operated by an Indian army medical officer. Over the course of a year, the soldier revealed sensitive information, including troop and tank movements to his fake lover. “He was honey-trapped via Facebook from a lady,” Umesh…

Indian soldier kills four fellow troopers in camp shooting

BIJAPUR: A paramilitary soldier has killed four of his comrades and injured another inside a camp in central India, an official said Sunday. The trooper turned his gun on his fellow soldiers at around 5:00 pm local time Saturday in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh state. The constable from India's paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) opened fire following a reported altercation. "He fired on four of his CRPF colleagues, who died on the spot. Another one, an ASI (assistant sub-inspector), was injured in…

‘Over 100 Indian soldiers commit suicide every year’

NEW DELHI: An Indian soldier committed suicide on Wednesday along the Line of Control (LoC), exposing wide-ranging issues including their poor salaries, lack of basic amenities and severe mental stress in the face of prolonged deployment at the border. The armed forces continue to lose around 100 personnel to suicides, said Indian Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre  in his address to the parliament recently. He had mentioned that as many as 125 military personnel took the extreme step to end their lives in…