Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Topic: ARMY

‘Agnipath’ scheme for military has good intentions. But Modi govt should conduct trials first

The Agnipath, or TOD scheme, like the Russian conscript model, looks attractive for India's burgeoning pension payout. But it has its own challenges.

Not just AFSPA, India must reboot counter-insurgency strategy & free Army from it

India’s current internal security threats and residual insurgencies in the northeast and J&K do not warrant deployment of the armed forces.

Olive green Maruti Gypsy to be history as Army seeks new 4×4 soft-top vehicle for operations

A total of 4,964 such vehicles will be bought in the first phase and an RFP for the same will be issued over the next few months.

‘Running Boy’ Pradeep Mehra’s overnight fame shows India’s obsession with merit and success

Feeding the idea ‘hard work will give rewards’, in a country where ‘a chaiwala can become a PM’, helps stave off questions about inequality.

India eyes more military satellites, aims for secure communication & 24-hr border surveillance

Defence Acquisition Council Tuesday cleared first step of procurement for indigenously designed and built GSAT 7B, a state-of-the-art, multiband, military-grade satellite for Army.

Ukraine war must teach India’s ‘bygone’ Army to use same military model to stalemate China

The biggest lesson is how Ukraine defeated the superior information warfare capability of Russia. In India, our false narratives look comical at best.

Army’s education push in Kashmir: Schools for kids with mental disabilities, ‘Super 50’ coaching

Besides its focus on anti-terror operations, the Army is boosting education, skilling, sports and culture in Kashmir under its Sadbhavana Project.

Kashmir terrorist numbers & local recruitment dip, but ‘dormant’ Pakistan intruders resurface

South Kashmir, known as the den of terrorism for years, had about 140-150 terrorists operating over the last five years but there are only 74 left in the list maintained by security forces.

Northern Army Commander visits Galwan, Army tweets rare pictures with tricolour

This is the first time the Army has released photographs of a top officer visiting the Galwan Valley, which had witnessed a deadly clash between Indian and Chinese troops in June 2020.

Decrease military pension, salary bill without reinventing wheel. Just look at other armies

There is scope to reduce the size of the armed forces by 30-40 per cent. And increasing retirement age and reducing pension is not the solution.

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

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.