Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

Topic: BRO

India’s defence budget is good news for Navy, BRO; bad news for China. But there’s a catch

Budgetary hikes in defence allocation do mask the challenge of the availability of resources. Sustained growth is needed to fill this gap.

DNA samples sent by Pakistan in Aug not of missing BRO officer Subhan Ali: Kargil police

“In fact, we had sent the copy of the report to the officials concerned at BRO by post. The report was dispatched 25 days ago when Subhan's brother was informed about the final results,” he said.

Work begins on Srinagar-Leh Zojila tunnel 15 years after project was first conceived

Highways minister Nitin Gadkari initiated virtual ‘ceremonial blast’ of the tunnel Thursday. Once complete, it will provide year-round connectivity between Srinagar and Leh.

J&K Lt Governor Murmu says power should go back to the people ‘as soon as possible’

Lt Governor Murmu said he favoured early assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, but refrained from setting out a timeline for them.

Modi govt built 1.5 km of highway per day in Northeast, up from 0.6 km per day by UPA

Modi govt built 2,731 km of national highways across 8 northeastern states in 2014-19 as compared to 1,079.25 km that UPA managed from 2009-14.

IL&FS crisis shows India doesn’t have a clue how to pay for infrastructure

Modi govt doubled down on spending on roads & railways, hoping investment would pay for itself in a revival of private sector activity. It hasn’t.

Budget 2018 clears path for new tunnel at Sela pass, will cut travel time to Tawang

The tunnel project was announced by BRO last year. It is expected to promote tourism and ease military movements in a key region of Arunachal Pradesh.

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Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.


IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.