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(in India) n
1. a soldier
2. a young man
[Urdu: young man]
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Noun1.jawan - (India) a private soldier or male constable
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
Indian - a native or inhabitant of India
soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"
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Army jawans, common people do their bit to rescue Chennaites
A police statement here on Wednesday said that the IGP Sindh was informed in a report that a total of 44,918 police officers and jawans would be deployed for security duty in the province.
He said that gazetted officers with sizeable police force would remain patrolling in the election areas while the Army and Quick Response Force (QRF) Jawans had been deputed at all the sensitive polling stations.
The Home Minister travelled about 400 km by road yesterday and perhaps become the first Home Minister to spend night at Dungti BOP in the forward area with ITBP Jawans.
PESHAWAR -- The Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Nasir Khan Durrani today visited Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar where he inquired after the health of injured police jawans who got injuries in an encounter took place with the terrorists last night at Pishtakhara.
In another incident on February 3, 1994, jawans of Garhwal Rifles of 47 Battallion had attacked and burnt eight houses in Langar House area and also targeted a police station and abducted 23 policemen.
Every year end, Fernandes use to travel to the farthest army outposts in Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and in Bhuj, Gujarat, and mingle with jawans and airmen, wishing them a happy new year, and sharing with them Christmas cakes specially baked by his favourite bakery in Bangalore.
CRPF jawans had criticised Abdullah for giving the event a miss despite being the head of the state where five of its personnel were killed in a suicide attack in Bemina area because of a weird diktat by the state police that prevented them from using arms.
Less than a week after a molestation case in Assam provoked a national outcry comes another shocking incident where a young girl was allegedly molested by Army jawans in Shibsagar district.
LAHORE, June 21 -- Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Aslam Tareen has directed the subordinate staff to address the grievances of retired police officers and jawans and deal with them with respect and honour.
Under this plan, more than 100,000 Jawans of Punjab police would perform security duties in the Punjab province whereas special elite groups had also been constituted to keep vigil on the suspects and take prompt action against the miscreants and terrorists, he added.
Modi suggested plan to induct retiring Army jawans into paramilitary forces