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Newly-appointed CDS General Bipin Rawat

Ready to operate beyond mandate to fight the pandemic: CDS Bipin Rawat

In interview to ThePrint, Rawat also says Quick Reaction Medical Teams (QRMTs) have been readied to mobilise at short notice to meet the requirements of civil administration.
A Pakistan Air Force F-86 Sabre in the Gunsight of an Indian Air Force MiG-21 in the 1965 war. | Photo: Author's collection

‘For just a bloody cannon’: How a MiG-21 nearly took down a PAF Sabre on debut for IAF in 1965

The story of the debut of IAF’s MiG-21 in the 1965 India-Pakistan war and its memorable encounter with Pakistan Air Force's Sabres on 4 September.
CDS General Bipin Rawat | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Wide variation in disability pensions of jawans, officers creating ‘heartburn’: CDS Rawat

Deposing before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence, General Bipin Rawat said he has been meeting jawans who were asking why this gap was not being narrowed. 
Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

Soldiers failing to disclose Covid-19 information will invite action under Army Act

Army advisory says not disclosing Covid-19 symptoms, travel details or contact with suspected patient will be treated as 'willful concealment' & breach of discipline.
File image of medical staff at isolation ward where 3 patients were admitted for suspected coronavirus infection, in New Delhi | ANI

Army doctor and JCO test positive for Covid-19, both had travelled to Delhi separately

The latest cases have come over 10 days after an Army jawan in Leh tested positive for Covid-19 to become the first its victim in the 13-lakh strong force.
Indian Army Personnel (Representational image) | ANI Photo

Army may recall retd personnel with medical expertise if fight against Covid-19 intensifies 

The Army has made a composite list of all those who retired in the last two years, especially focussing on those with medical expertise and trained technicians. 
Shoppers wear masks at Delhi' Khan Market amidst coronavirus outbreak | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Defence ministry grants emergency financial powers to Army commanders to fight Covid-19

Powers have been given to Army commanders, area commanders, sub-area commanders to spend on work related to setting up of quarantine facilities & other services.
COVID-19 screening at the India-Pakistan border in Attari, Punjab (representational image) | Photo: ANI

Armed forces identify six more hospitals for Covid-19 tests in India, initiate four studies

The armed forces have been directed to augment medical resources for civil health set-ups too.
Indian nationals evacuated from Iran undergo a disinfectant process before being quarantined in Indian Army Wellness Facility Centre at Jaisalmer Military Station

Army starts Covid-19 testing in its hospitals, issues fresh guidelines to fight pandemic

The IAF, meanwhile, has designated Command Hospital Air Force, Bengaluru, to conduct Covid-19 testing.
A file photo of USS Theodore Roosevelt

3 US Navy sailors test positive for Covid-19 aboard aircraft carrier with crew of 5,000  

The 3 sailors have been airlifted from USS Theodore Roosevelt, and those who came in contact with them have been quarantined. 

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People wearing masks in a park in Shanghai, China | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Asians will become the new Muslims — how coronavirus will change our world like 9/11

To control another Covid-19 outbreak, solutions like body screening, temperature guns, sanitising kits will become a permanent part of our lives.

Covid-19 Battle: Are Indian chief ministers measuring up or need strong central oversight?

PM Modi held a video conference with all chief ministers Thursday to take stock of the situation arising out of the Covid-19 health emergency.

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The consignment in Maldives

IAF airlifts 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines, hospital consumables to Maldives

The consignment was airlifted to Male by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft, as part of 'Operation Sanjeevani'.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.