Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
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Topic: ARMY

7 soldiers dead, 19 injured after army vehicle falls into Shyok river in Ladakh

A party of 26 soldiers was being moved from a transit camp in Partapur near Siachen to a forward location in sub-sector Hanif.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Currently, India provides pensions for the elderly on the basis of the National Pensions Scheme | Representative Image | Wikimedia Commons

Giving up on NPS a tragedy for state govts. DB pensions are ad hoc, delay fiscal stress

Several of the problems of the National Pensions Scheme can be easily remedied. The solution to fiscal stress isn't going back two decades ago.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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