Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicARMY

Topic: ARMY

American SiG Sauer rifle fine for Army—for now. Indian firms should be Modi govt’s priority

The repeat order of SiG 716 rifles from the US shows that Army is in desperate need of modern rifles. But the govt shouldn't depend on foreign supplies too much.

Modern wars need tech edge. Army’s Integrated Battle Groups will be toothless without it

In the IBGs, third-generation anti-tank and air defence weapons, and loiter ammunition must be available down to unit level.

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

India-China talks on Ladakh face-off have hit a wall. Only a Modi-Xi summit can resolve it

A volatile LAC with a high probability of frequent skirmishes apart from the financial drain shouldn't be the new normal. There's a way out.

Terrorists infiltrating through International Border in Jammu & Punjab, says Army chief

General Manoj Pande said Kashmir is witnessing a new trend where local youth are being used by Pakistan's proxy groups to give an indigenous colour to insurgency.

Modi govt likely to split post of CDS & Secretary DMA, both held by General Bipin Rawat

Office of CDS was responsible not only for integration of armed forces, but also bureaucratic work as Secretary DMA. Now, Chief of Integrated Defence Staff could be Secretary DMA & report to CDS.

This ‘imposter’ wrote & sold book on his ‘life in Army’. Now, he’s under arrest in Kolkata

Military intelligence & Kolkata Police arrested 'Lieutenant Shivam Pandey' & 4 'bodyguards' Monday. His active social media presence led to arrest, but real name still unknown.

Who’s Sunil Kanugolu — the Congress strategist for the 2023 Karnataka assembly elections

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Even Usain Bolt can’t match the speed of Army cadets’ daily duties at Indian Military Academy

In 'The Force Behind the Forces', Swapnil Pandey shows why she thinks the Indian military is the best in the world.

China’s threat won’t wait for India to get better technology. Army must use more brainpower

The answer lies in tactics. Human agency can provide the ‘brain power’ to counter technological superiority. The new CDS will have a lot of thinking to do.

On Camera

YourTurn

Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

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.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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