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It is war. Modi govt must deploy Indian military to fight coronavirus

Countries like US, Italy, China, Spain have realised why military deployment could be the only way to win the war against an unseen enemy.

Indian Army, Air Force and Navy must work out a joint media policy for information warfare

To excel in the information warfare, India’s defence forces need to see the media as a force multiplier, and not as a necessary evil.

Gen Naravane’s Chanakya neeti for future wars will require India to spend money smartly

Instead of more equipment for a conventional war, India should add modern warfare capabilities that US, China, Russia and UK are already testing.

Army and IAF fought over Apache choppers, costing us Rs 2,500 crore more. Blame their silos

Purchase of 28 Apache helicopters is the prime example of how India could have worked out a better deal had the IAF and Army not acted in silos.

Women in combat roles: India can romanticise it but here’s why we are not ready yet

One gives the example of US and Israel armies. But even their forces don’t deploy women in direct infantry combat.

IAF, Navy delaying procurement due to funds crunch. And lesser said the better about Army

Former Defence Minister and current Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman must keep Indian forces in mind while allocating Budget 2020. The last one was a disaster.

Indian Army under Gen Naravane is correcting history – shifting focus from Pakistan to China

Then-Defence Minister V.K. Krishna Menon became focussed on Pakistani threat and India lost track of China. The new Army chief could be changing that.

New Army chief Naravane must mend ties with veterans & stop politicisation of forces

Like Gen Rawat, new Army chief Gen Naravane also bats on a straight wicket. But there are a lot of fractures he must mend first.

Why states need to stop calling Indian Army to deal with protesters. It’s not riot police

When violence erupted in Assam last week over the Citizenship Amendment Act, Indian Army was instantly deployed, with the DGP saying it was just 'for show'.

Don’t get fooled by Bajwa drama. Pakistan Army still the only one with a nation to itself

Now that the dust has settled in Pakistan, and Gen Bajwa’s tenure extended for six months, a closer look reveals where the deception lies.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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