Soldier should rise to the occasion on every occasion: SC junks former Army man's plea against dismissal for cowardice

Meera Emmanuel July 5 2019
Armed Forces, AFSPA

The Supreme Court recently dismissed an appeal filed by a former soldier of the Indian Army against his expulsion for exhibiting cowardice. A judgment to this effect was passed on Tuesday, after witness testimony favouring the past conduct of the soldier failed to impress the Court.

Commenting on the conduct expected from Indian soldiers, the Bench of Justices MR Shah and AS Bopanna observed,

"... in the matter of protecting the border, a soldier . . .

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