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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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A total of 65,780 police officers and jawans would perform security duty in the province.
Addressing the jawans here on OROP, he said, "As an RSS member, I got opportunity to live among Army men.
Superior officers condemned the matter but no action was taken against the jawans who were staying in the school.
He was informed that for the security of the main procession, 6,150 police officers and jawans have been deployed.
PESHAWAR, December 06, 2011 (Frontier Star): Federation has given approval here on Thursday regarding recruitment of 4000 jawans of Deerbala in fields of police, Frontier Corps and Pak Army.
Harsil (Uttarakhand) [India], Nov 7 ( ANI ): On the occasion of Diwali, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday celebrated the festival with jawans of the Indian Army and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel at Harsil village in Uttarakhand.
In contrast, Mayawati has not visited any of the UP jawans' families, a CRPF officer said.
He also directed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad to make comprehensive insurance plan for Jawans and other ranks of the police so all police officials are covered under Insurance Policy.
On arrival to the Iqbal Shaheed Police Line Bannu, a smart contingent of police jawans presented guard of honour to the police chief.
The IGP lauded the bravery and extra-ordinary courage of the police jawans who took part in the encounter and termed them real asset of the force and hoped they will repeat the same performance in future too.
The Army is now tracking multiple accounts of officers and jawans to probe if the Pakistani spy account was in touch with other personnel to get information from them, they said.
Apart from these, the jawans will be provided better quality mosquito nets, blankets and rain capes.