Sunday, 26 June, 2022
TopicArmed forces

Topic: armed forces

No Agnipath rollback, applicants must pledge they didn’t take part in protests, says Lt Gen Puri

Lt Gen Anil Puri, the top military officer in charge of the scheme, said that the recruitment scheme was a ‘God-sent opportunity’ to reduce the age profile of the armed forces.

Agnipath recruitment scheme: IAF to start selection process on 24 June, Army to notify Monday

Violent protests have rocked several states in the country after the short-term enlistment plan was announced by the government on Tuesday.

Financial aid, jobs, education drives — How BJP wants CMs to ‘placate Agnipath protesters’

Union govt 'not so worried' about opposition protest but 'alarmed' by the public agitation against Agnipath, which envisages short-term recruitment to armed forces.

Don’t use security excuse – Keeping armed forces under RTI helps soldiers and veterans

The armed forces account for nearly 15 per cent of India’s annual expenditure. RTI Act is a precious tool to keep a check on corruption in procurements, constructions and defence deals.

SubscriberWrites: Downsizing Army is counterproductive. India needs a strong defence force

India has to first develop a robust defence industry. It is not viable to do so with only imported technology and weapon systems, writes Col KL Viswanathan.

In a first, executive from private sector enrolled in annual National Defence College course

There has been growing push to include private industries as part of defence ecosystem. Enrollment of a Larsen & Toubro official in NDC's 62nd batch part of this larger philosophy.

Indian military’s multiculturalism always faced strains. Army iftaar tweet row is a warning

The Army has always prided itself on respecting the religious traditions of its troops. But communal biases are now reaching a dangerous new level.

Modi govt & armed forces should cut personnel by another 10%, not recruit to fill ‘deficit’

We're using quantity to compensate for quality, and India’s defence budget can't increase too much. Army has a chance to bring about long-term reforms.

BJP minister remark on national flag communal. Karnataka needs sanity instead of imitating UP

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Decrease military pension, salary bill without reinventing wheel. Just look at other armies

There is scope to reduce the size of the armed forces by 30-40 per cent. And increasing retirement age and reducing pension is not the solution.

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Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.