India Discharges The Unknown Soldiers


Strategy Page India
January 12, 2011: The Indian Armed Forces will begin collecting DNA samples from each of its million troops, to make it easier, and more certain, to identify soldiers killed in combat or by terrorists. In cases where explosives are used, or where bodies are not found for weeks or months, DNA is the easiest way, often the only way, to positively identify the deceased. This is actually a morale booster, as it is important for families, and soldiers, that those killed on duty have their remains positively identified and properly recognized after death.