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A Heron Mk 1 at the Misamari base of the Army. | Photo: Nirmal Poddar/ThePrint

Army’s drone formation sees massive changes as tensions with China mount at LAC

A new Aviation Brigade has been set up in the Eastern Command to coordinate action, and to have a more localised control.
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Can’t silence cases. As more women join, Indian military must address sexual assault problem

A primary concern of the public and military fraternity about women in the armed forces has been torture and rape at the hands of the enemy. But what about colleagues?

2 militants killed in separate encounter in Shopian, hours after 3 LeT terrorists gunned down

Security forces had launched a search in the Feeripora area of south Kashmir's Shopian and it turned into an encounter after militants opened fire on the forces.
File photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | PTI

‘Spend more, spend fast’ — Rajnath’s direction to armed forces ahead of mid-term budget review

Over the last week, the defence ministry has inked contracts worth about Rs 30,000 crore for procurement of transport aircraft and tanks.
Representational Image of Indian Army soldiers patrolling the Line of Control in Poonch district, Jammu and Kashmir | File photo: ANI

India begins theaterisation of military, unified commands will take 2-3 years to create

Services have been told to dual-task commander-in-chief rank officers to work on structures of 4 identified theatres — 2 led by Army, 1 each by Air Force & Navy.
Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

NDA, military can learn from US how to tweak standards for women without sacrificing fitness

The Supreme Court of India opened gates. Now military leadership must support gender justice and Service imperatives.
File photo | An Mi-17 at Base Camp | Photo: Gp Capt KS Saini

25 yrs ago, an IAF Mi-17 was shot down while Army, Navy chiefs were touring Siachen

After we landed at Siachen Base Camp, we got to know that a helicopter was shot down by Pakistan. We had to send back a message.
Air Marshal Philip Rajkumar (Retd) in the Tejas cockpit on 28 February 2020 | By special arrangement

 Tejas criticism is unfortunate, it has world’s best flying record, says IAF veteran

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Army chief General M.M. Naravane is among the handful of officers allowed to interact with the press | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Gen Naravane urged to drop L1 regime from defence procurement. That’s just one problem area

What Naravane stated publicly has been rued for years, in private, in the defence establishment.
India's Neeraj Chopra reacts during the final of the men's javelin throw event at the 2020 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo, on 7 August 2021 | Gurinder Osan | PTI

With Olympics ‘golden throw’, Subedar Neeraj Chopra could land promotion in Army

Neeraj Chopra, who belongs to 4 Rajputana Rifles, initially took to the javelin to lose weight. Now, he's earned India's first Olympics gold in athletics.

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File photo | PM Narendra Modi with his British counterpart Boris Johnson | Photo: @narendramodi | Twitter

UK-India ties need strategic investment. Carrier Strike Group in Bay of Bengal good start

Across Whitehall, ‘strategic’ is the term unfailingly used when discussing India. That India is a top foreign policy priority for Global Britain is without doubt.
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Income tax refunds worth Rs 92,961 crore issued to 63.23 lakh taxpayers in 2021-22

The figure includes income tax refunds of Rs 23,026 crore in 61,53,231 cases and corporate tax refunds of Rs 69,934 crore in 1,69,355 cases, an official Twitter post said.

Defence

Indian Army conducting a drill at a height of 14,700 feet in Arunachal Pradesh. | Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India adds punch to its firepower against China and a mix of defensive-offensive strategy

India has set up a series of Integrated Defended Locations along LAC, under which focus is to disarm enemy offensive through mix of layered underground bunkers, minefields & other equipment.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Mohan Bhagwat is right, China is the big threat. But his prescription to counter it is flawed

India can fight China, but it needs peace & stability at home. It can't take on Beijing while re-lighting old fires like NRC or polarising Hindus & Muslims to win elections.
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