Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicArmoured vehicles

Topic: armoured vehicles

Tanks will win you battles. Just don’t leave them alone like Russians did in Ukraine

The obituary of the tank has been written many a time. But it has bounced back and continued to dominate the modern battlefield.

In Ukraine, tanks face an existential battle. Is it time to ditch them?

Even though India fought its last major tank battle in 1965—the famous battle of Asal Uttar—the armour continues to have a key place in operational plans.

The weight of dead Indian soldiers is also on missing body armour. Army needs them now

Modern protection equipment could have saved 70% of personnel killed in J&K since 1990. Nothing else can highlight the urgency of mass-producing PPE better than this.

After Mahindra, now TATA set to bag contract for armoured vehicles as Army upgrades mobility

Army working on various programmes related to wheeled armoured protection for infantry soldiers to allow faster induction & de-induction in times of crisis like the Ladakh standoff.

Army places emergency procurement order for Kalyani M4 armoured vehicles tested in Ladakh

The M4 armoured vehicles were ordered from Pune-based Bharat Forge and had undergone trials in Ladakh, along with its competitors, in August 2020. 

Indian Army had a ‘Ghost Regiment’. It spooked Pakistanis in 1971 and earned their praise

It is not often that the enemy praises you on a battlefield. But the Indian Army's Ghost Regiment in the 1971 war got Pakistan's grudging admiration.

People are investing in their security, with bulletproof cars

While brands such as Audi, BMW, and Land Rover already offer in-house bulletproofing options, it’s the rise of sales by the private U.S. providers that indicates real profits to be made.

On Camera

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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