Tuesday, 18 December, 2018



Army veteran Ata Hasnain’s remedy for Kashmir: Deploy 5,000 ‘information warriors’

Lt Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain says India has ‘poorest’ information outreach, but that’s what it needs to do in Kashmir, even in the part occupied by Pakistan.
Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint.in

China and Pak supported Mizo insurgency, reveals Mizo National Front leader in a new book

Zoramthanga talks about his meeting with Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai in his autobiography. 

China is economically and militarily superior to India, says ex-Navy chief Arun Prakash

Admiral Arun Prakash said India’s lack of national security strategy and reliance on defence imports put it at a disadvantage against China.
A Rafale fighter jet manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA | SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Indian Army ex-chief wasn’t surprised when Dassault junked HAL as Rafale partner

At Military Literature Festival, former Indian Army chief General Ved Prakash Malik (Retd) discussed factors he thought were holding Make in India back. 
Surgical strike

No politician helped plan surgical strikes, says officer whose units conducted operation

Lt. General D.S. Hooda (retd), then chief of Northern Command, says 'overhype' around the success of surgical strikes was unwarranted.
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War games, planting trees, changing the course of Ravi—Pakistan is shoring up its defences

In Shakargarh Bulge area, near Punjab and J&K, Pakistan is working on its defences — planting trees, changing course of the Ravi & inundating open spaces.
Representational image of female officers in Indian navy | YouTube

Indian Navy to study ways to induct women sailors aboard ships

Ahead of Navy Day, Admiral Sunil Lanba says all new ships under construction are being made to accommodate lady officers on board.
File image of Sunil Lanba | Twitter

Indian military divided on integration, but air force chefs are learning from Navy school

Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said the three services were moving towards jointness, but remained divided on the proposal for integrated theatre commands.
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Indian Navy to get 56 new warships in next 10 years, including third aircraft carrier

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba said the Indian Navy had envisioned a fleet of 200 ships and 500 aircraft by 2050.
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India’s military retains 4th spot in global ranking, Pakistan drops to 17

In the Global Firepower List 2018, third-ranked China leads India in terms of active military personnel with its 21.83 lakh personnel as against India's 13.62 lakh.
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MP push for 70% industry jobs to locals: Valid regionalism or is Congress the new Shiv Sena?

Kamal Nath, on his first day as Madhya Pradesh chief minister, announced incentives for industries that hire 70 per cent local workers. When questioned about th...

Modi’s BJP is not just Congress + cow, but it is Congress + cow + Indira Gandhi

Young Indians bought new hope & optimism of Brand Modi in 2014. Now they're confused & angry as BJP government turns out to be Indira-era Congress, plus a cow.