Tuesday, March 28, 2023


Over 300 soldiers question CBI’s FIR against Army officer, SC to hear case on 4 Sept

The officer, Major Balhara, is accused of killing 12-year-old Azad Khan in Manipur in 2009. Soldiers say dilution of AFSPA will hit morale.

Navy rescue pilots in Kerala are flying aged helicopters that don’t meet today’s standards

At least two efforts by the Indian Navy to modernise its helicopter fleet are stuck in red tape, with many of its choppers first inducted in 1987.

David Headley’s Pakistani half-brother Danyal Gilani came to Delhi for Vajpayee funeral

Bureaucrat Danyal accompanied his minister Syed Ali Zafar, who led the Pakistani delegation to India. He and David, conspirator of 26/11, have the same father.

Why is warfare almost exclusively male?

Countries have now opened military combat roles to women in response to changing attitudes as seen in the case of Kurdish women fighting Islamic State.

Son of Kashmiri cop killed by militants is now a celebrated officer himself

Additional SP Nasir Ahmed received his second President’s medal for gallantry on 15 August.

It has been 5 years but India still has no answers on its biggest peacetime military loss

Mishap killed 18 crew members onboard the INS Sidhurakshak, a Russian Kilo-class submarine in Mumbai’s Dockyard; probe reports are marked ‘classified’.

Indian Army chief wants to revolutionise the military — by cutting manpower

General Bipin Rawat bats for creation of integrated brigades, wants a leaner headquarter, considers calling up reservists.

Like it or not, Google tracks your movements even when you tell it not to

An investigation reveals Google services on smartphones store location details despite privacy settings being used.

Pakistan’s army is a corporate entity that supplies heroin all over country: Former R&AW chief

Vikram Sood added that any peace talk with Pakistan, "which, by default, thinks of India as an enemy state, will be futile".

56 years later, China can still choke Indian troops the way it did in 1962 

Ex-Army chief Gen. Deepak Kapoor raises concerns of “single-access” roads near the border, which if blocked could end up isolating Indian troops.

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India committed to end tuberculosis by 2025: PM Modi lauches TB-Mukt Panchayat initiative

Time for India to show ‘Vishwaguru’ credentials. Start trade with Pakistan

It is difficult to believe now that India was Pakistan’s largest trading partner till 1956. While trade fluctuated after that, it survived the 1971 war.
EPFO logo | Representative Image: ANI

EPFO sets 8.15% as interest rate on provident fund for fiscal...

EPFO had kept the interest rate on the retirement fund at 8.1% for 2021-22 – a four-decade low.


HLFT-42 trainer aircraft of HAL on display at Aero India 2023 in Bengaluru | Photo: PTI

India ‘largest arms importer’ in 2018-2022, but defence exports hit ‘all-time...

India now exports to 'more than 80 countries'. Narendra Modi govt had in 2020 set target of Rs 35,000 cr export in aerospace and defence goods & services for next 5 years.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Four reasons the Sikhs are hurting. And it’s not about the...

'Causes' of anger are dera threat to Sikhism, incarceration of ‘Bandi Singhs’, inaction in sacrilege cases, & ‘if BJP-RSS want Hindu Rashtra, what’s wrong with Sikh Rashtra?’