Indians Abroad | Press Trust of India | Friday November 13, 2015
Canada's newly-appointed Sikh Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has allegedly faced racist remarks by a soldier on social media, prompting the Canadian Armed Forces to launch a probe.
Indians Abroad | Reuters | Thursday November 5, 2015
India-born Harjit Sajjan, a former police officer and veteran of three military deployments to Afghanistan, was named Canada's new minister of defence on Wednesday, bringing first-hand expertise to one of the country's top cabinet positions.
Indians Abroad | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday August 28, 2015
In a first, a Sikh soldier has been appointed to watch over the "Tomb of the Unknown Soldier" at the National War Memorial here in Canada, a media report said.
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday December 12, 2012
Britain's Ministry of Defense says a Sikh soldier has become the first guardsman to parade outside Buckingham Palace while wearing his traditional turban.
World News | Associated Press | Friday November 12, 2010
Twenty six year old Simran Preet Singh Lamba became the first enlisted Sikh soldier in the US army in more two decades to complete basic training without shedding his turban and other articles of faith. Recruited by the Army in 2009 through the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) programme for his language skills in Punj...