Indian Army Court Martial Brigadier For Extra-marital Love

A Brigadier commanding a front-line regiment facing China was disciplined under army act 1950 for having a clandestine love affair with a Lt Col wife.
Indian Army Court Martial Brigadier for Extra-Marital Love
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The Army takes discipline as a byword and we have a section in the Army Act 1950( amended from the Articles of War 1891) that deals with an "act Prejudicial to Good Order and Discipline". An Indian Army Brigadier was recently Court Martialed under this section. The charge was stealing the affections of a fellow officers wife, in other words, the Brigadier was into a love affair with a Lt Cols wife. Such acts are not tolerated in the army and like the US and UK army, are dealt with a heavy hand. In the UK 9 sailors have just been

dismissed for holding rave parties and 2 senior commanders disciplined for love affairs with junior officers. In the US General Hait has been discharged for carrying on a love affair with a reporter.

The army as reported by the Times of India has court-martialed a brigadier for having an extramarital love affair with Lt Col's wife. He was stripped of command and given a severe reprimand and his army career

is over. The name of the Brigadier has not been publicised, but sadly he was commanding a front-line regiment facing China in the NE border. The Court Martial was conducted at Bengdubi( near Siliguri) which is the HQs of XXXIII Corps.

The matter came to light when the wife of the Brigadier who is a teacher in Delhi got a whiff of the affair and wrote a letter to the Army Chief General Rawat. This set the wheels rolling and the officer faced a Court of Inquiry which found him guilty and recommended disciplinary action. A Court Martial was convened and though the Lt Cols wife and the Brigadier denied the affair, yet when confronted with the evidence pleaded guilty. He has been given a severe reprimand and removed from command. The court-martial proceedings are now to be confirmed by the Army Commander. There is every likelihood that the punishment may be enhanced.



Article Written By Madan G Singh

An early retired Gp Capt from Air Force who is an Executive Director in the Corporate world. Loves to write fiction and articles. Published over 60 short stories and his novel" Romance of the Frontier" is published from Notion Books.His second novel is on way for publication. The author also has close to 10,000 articles on the b net with millions of views

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  • iggy  22-11-2017
    Carrying on a love affair with a married woman can constitute "actions unbecoming an officer", As a military officer you are held to a higher standard, A very informative article.
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