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Army commando who rescued Himachal tourists from dangling cable car now teaches Math in Australia

In a demonstration of integration possibilities between Army & IAF, a Para commando, his colleagues & IAF pilots rescued 10 stranded cable car passengers in Himachal in 1992.
An Indian Army truck on a Kashmir highway leading to Ladakh | Representational image | ANI

No fresh clash between Indian and Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh, Army says

India & China have continued with negotiations to resolve the existing issues in eastern Ladakh while regular patrolling has continued in respective areas along LAC, the Army says.
Police conduct a drone awareness campaign near the International Border in Samba district in Jammu on 5 July 2021 | PTI

Army to procure anti-drone systems as India scales up defences against new threats

Army wants anti-drone systems with 'soft kill' capabilities, which will enable detection and jamming of communication signals of hostile UAVs, as well as spoofing it.
Army Chief General M.M. Naravane at Leh to review security situation and operational preparedness along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh | Photo: Twitter/@adgpi

Roads, bridges, food, habitat — how Army is boosting infra to sustain more troops in Ladakh

Logistics-related expenditure last year alone had seen around 46 per cent jump from the allocated amount for 2020-2021 for the entire northern command area.
Representational image for the Central Reserve Police Force | Photo: ANI

Spare Army counterinsurgency tasks, police does it better. Look at Punjab, Andhra, Tripura

Indian experience points to the need for a nodal role for the state police in counterinsurgency operations. Military involvement is neither necessary, nor desirable.
Representational image of an Indian Army tank and personnel in Ladakh | File photo: ANI

Army seeks infantry combat vehicles: What are they & why it’s taken 3 attempts to acquire them

Army's Future Infantry Combat Vehicles, or FICVs, will also carry mini drones and loitering munitions apart from troops, for operations along borders with China and Pakistan.
Representational image of security forces at an encounter site in Jammu and Kashmir

In Kashmir, veracity takes a back seat to virality. Army must lead the information war

In Punjab, pictures of militant leaders showing their opulent lifestyle were made public to bring the reality to the people. Kashmir can take cue.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

Army wants to buy more special clothing, equipment for Ladakh troops as LAC stand-off continues

The Army will give priority to Indian manufacturers in the spirit of the Make of India initiative. The items will have to be procured from indigenous sources starting January 2023.
Representational image taken from the southern bank of Pangong Tso, looking across to the 'fingers' on the northern bank | Photo: Visharad Saxena | By special arrangement

Army buys 17 boats to move troops faster at Pangong Tso amid India-China stalemate at LAC

The 35-foot-long boats currently are not fitted with any weapons, but can be equipped with light weapons according to any future requirement.
File photo | Sainik School Goalpara cadets | Wikimedia Commons

Don’t rush into Sainik School public-private partnership. It can dilute and corrupt

The preservation of Sainik School ‘ethos’ cannot be done without the Ministry of Defence being in control.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.