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Mother questions Army’s Shaurya Chakra process, says ‘unsung hero better than insulted one’

Meghna Girish wants to know why a recommendation for Shaurya Chakra for her son Major Girish, killed in 2016 in J&K, was changed to an official report mentioning a soldier's gallant action.
File photo of a Rafale fighter aircraft | PTI

Modi govt’s ‘main concern’ in Rafale case — sensitive information coming out in public

Reacting to SC order on Rafale case, defence ministry says petitioners trying to present a ‘selective and incomplete picture of internal secret deliberations’ on national security matters.
Indo- Bangladesh border

What’s so ‘strategic’ about J&K’s Rajouri-Nowshera region that makes LoC hottest here

Districts of Poonch, Rajouri & Jammu face heavy shelling from Pakistan — these are areas where Hindu population increases as one goes southwards, from 3.04% in Baramulla to 84.27% in Jammu.
File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Vice Admiral Bimal Verma takes Navy chief fight to govt, withdraws plea from Army tribunal

Vice Admiral Bimal Verma withdrew his plea filed before a tribunal challenging the selection of Vice Admiral Karambir Singh as the next navy chief.
Indian soldiers

Swift & sustained retaliation — what Indian Army is discussing at commanders’ meet

In address to top commanders, Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat highlighted the changing threats India faces and his vision to counter them.
A security personnel stands guard on the Jammu-Srinagar-Baramulla national highway, on the outskirts of Srinagar | S. Irfan | PTI

Security forces don’t want J&K govt’s 2-day highway ban, want convoy movement on all days

Through a controversial order issued last week, the J&K administration has barred the Jammu-Srinagar highway to civilians for two days every week.
IAF

IAF presents images from defence system to reiterate stand on shooting down Pakistan’s F-16

Air Vice Marshal R.G.K. Kapoor, at a media briefing, showed radar images to assert that an F-16 of the Pakistan Air Force was shot down by the Indian Air Force on 27 February.
Dhanush, also known as the 'Desi Bofors' on display at the event | Ministry of Defence

Indian Army gets some indigenous firepower as it inducts ‘Desi Bofors’ Dhanush today

The Gun Carriage Factory in Jabalpur handed over 5 of the 114 guns that the Army has ordered.
underground headquarters of TMD in Lokha | Col. Vinayak Bhat (retd) /ThePrint

China is reinforcing underground military facilities near Tibet-Arunachal border

The underground facilities near Lhoka town include a possible ammunition storage facility and the headquarters of the PLA’s Tibet Military District.
A PAF F-16 at Nellis AFB during Ex Red Flag in 2016

In PAF lies & subterfuge, an F-16 tail number & a PAF pilot  —  both hidden to serve a myth

ISPR is leading Pakistan’s hybrid war of denial since the day PAF lost its most advanced platform to a gritty IAF counterattack. But the evidence is right in front of us to sift, writes former IAF Mirage pilot and air warfare writer Sameer Joshi.

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Udit Raj

BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.
congress

3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.