Tuesday, 25 January, 2022


Quietly, India and US operationalise new military logistics sharing pact

The agreement gives Indian armed forces access to military logistics at any US base across the world; Navy set to gain the most from the pact.

GST impact: Arms companies to resubmit bids worth thousands of crores

Bidders to be given chance to revise costs; ongoing projects like anti-tank missiles, mine sweepers, LPDs to be affected.

Pakistani military welcomes extremists into parliament

Army is working with a deliberate strategy get extremists and militants into the mainstream democratic process, but analysts say it’s a catch-22 situation.

Spate of chopper crashes raises questions on crew safety and training

Ten service personnel have been killed in four chopper crashes this year, only one of which was an ageing helicopter, the Chetak.

Pakistan building nuclear weapons storage unit deep in the mountains

The facility in Punjab province consists of 3 tunnels, interconnected under the mountain with each other; can store 12-24 nuclear weapons

Intel input on ‘teen bomber’ sent Delhi Police into tizzy on day 1 of U-17 World Cup

Massive search operations launched at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium; fresh traffic plans made, leading to huge snarls on Delhi’s roads Friday.

Italian marines case may complicate India’s access to AgustaWestland middleman

After internal meeting, India decides to hire lawyers in Italy; Carlo Gerosa arranged kickback network but had no political connections in India.

India’s only nuclear submarine damaged in accident

Taken on a 10-year lease from Russia, INS Chakra is currently berthed at Vizag; will sail after repairs.

Surgical strikes showed India had exhausted its strategic patience

What India needs to do is ensure that Pakistan’s ‘high effect low cost war’ becomes a ‘low effect high cost war’.

Surgical strikes had great propaganda value, but has only made things worse

In the short term, the strikes had great propaganda value that can be used for political gains, and stirring nationalistic fervour.

On Camera


Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.