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Indian Army | Representational image | PTI

‘Missing’ jawan has not been kidnapped by militants, is safe: Govt dismisses reports

A defence spokesperson Saturday said the reports of the abduction of the jawan from Budgam in Jammu and Kashmir were incorrect.
Asif Ghafoor

Pakistan army’s ISPR speech shows it believes India’s window of surprise attack has closed

Pakistan is unsure of the scale of India’s full response to Pulwama, much of which falls outside its army’s comfort zone.
Security personnel inspect the site of suicide bomb attack at Lethpora area, in Pulwama, Friday | PTI

Explosives can’t be moved across LoC in winter & Pakistan now has zero-tolerance for terror

Pakistan’s stance towards terrorism has changed in last 2 years and India must recognise that.
Image of a Rafale aircraft | Dassault-Aviation.com

Rafale row confirms India needs its own defence industry if it has to be a global power

India's armed forces urgently require advanced technology in weapon systems and other equipment.
In this Nov 18, 2001 file photo, then defence minister George Fernandes interacts with the jawans at Siachen | PTI

George Fernandes never interfered in defence acquisition or promotion plans

George Fernandes was a proud Indian, a fine diplomat and a charming host.
In this file photo George Fernandes is seen inside the cockpit of an MiG-21 after completing a sortie, at Ambala Air Force Station

George Fernandes wouldn’t fix his broken gate, washed his clothes & was a teetotaller

George Fernandes died Tuesday at 88-years of age. An ex-Army General remembers his time with him. As a young Major deployed along the Line of Control (LoC) going to a meeting with George Fernandes in the late 1960s in Bombay (now Mumbai) was a known 'high-risk mission'. But my brother Vinod assured me that I would nevertheless be enthralled by his revolutionary oratory. I did go and emerged unscathed. His oft-used phrase "peace of the graveyard" stuck with me. My first personal meeting with George Fernandes was in the early 1990s. I had gone to him with a request to set up a meeting with then defence minister Sharad Pawar. Fernandes obliged and we became friends. After reading my case, Fernandes took me as his unofficial adviser on military matters as I had retired by then. Also Read: How a ‘viral’ image helped Mangalore’s George Fernandes win Bihar poll in absentia In 1998, George Fernandes became the defence minister in the NDA government. Someone who was trained to...
Women officer contingent of the Indian Army | Getty Images

Women in combat can fight on equal terms, they don’t need token representation in Army

The right of a woman to serve in any role in the armed forces must be equal to a man’s as long as the standards are not compromised.
PM Narendra Modi | Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

On surgical strikes and Pakistan, this ex-Army general has some advice for Modi

I know of no other tactical action in history that has been politicised like the surgical strikes under Modi government.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa

For Pakistan, 2018 was just another year of the generals

Pakistan’s military feels that it has created unity of command in 2018 without a military coup.
PM Modi with Army and BSF Jawans in Kashmir in 2017 | @narendramodi/Twitter

Why Modi govt only boasts about surgical strikes on national security front

The many security follies of the Narendra Modi government in 2018.

On Camera

Africa has a new health care crisis — obesity

The recently published Global Wellness Index set alarm bells ringing when South Africa scored poorly for life expectancy, alcohol use, depression and diabetes.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

Defence

1 soldier killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Rajouri

Pakistani troops have violated ceasefire over 110 times along the LoC since January.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?