Tuesday, 28 June, 2022

Topic: ARMY

Call in the Army when all else fails, not to do the railways’ and PWD’s job

This bridge building task is being assigned to the Army in a city that has the richest municipal corporation, i.e. Mumbai’s BMC.

Not just Elphinstone, Army was to build another bridge 6 km away, but nothing moved

The Bombay HC directed the state to seek the Army’s help in building a bridge near Sandhurst Road station, but it’s stuck in red tape and litigation.

Divide over the Army building bridges in Mumbai reflects state of civil-military relations

Unfortunately, there is now a build-up of the perception that the Army is no longer the last resort but is fast becoming the first one because other institutions have abdicated their responsibilities.

Pakistani military welcomes extremists into parliament

Army is working with a deliberate strategy get extremists and militants into the mainstream democratic process, but analysts say it’s a catch-22 situation.

Spate of chopper crashes raises questions on crew safety and training

Ten service personnel have been killed in four chopper crashes this year, only one of which was an ageing helicopter, the Chetak.

Surgical strikes had great propaganda value, but has only made things worse

In the short term, the strikes had great propaganda value that can be used for political gains, and stirring nationalistic fervour.

Challenges to a credible national security doctrine

As the Prime Minister calls for development of intellectual capital within the armed forces, it is time for a credible National Security Doctrine.

India’s chopper fleet to get teeth with air-to-air missiles

Final price negotiations are on for India's Rudra choppers and the first firing from the Light Combat Helicopter to be held by year-end.

Reports of beefing up of forces by China in occupied Tibet can’t be trusted

Most of these reports are repetitive in nature or have images picked up from old exercises in areas looking similar to Tibet claiming authenticity.

Decoding Doklam: Back to status quo, no mention of road construction

Both China and India refrain from mentioning ‘road construction’; patrols to continue

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Gig economy booming, workers will triple to 2.35 crore by 2030, says Niti Aayog report

Niti Aayog report finds concentration of workers rising in low- and high-skilled categories, maximum share in retail trade and sales.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.