Friday, 7 October, 2022

Topic: CAG

Ammunition shortages arose because generals prioritised flashy, ‘status’ items like tanks

The Army was willing to let massive shortages accrue in a dangerous game of brinksmanship to extract more money from the bureaucracy.

CAG says Akash missile’s a dud, not inducted on China border yet

The missile, which was to be deployed on the China border after large scale adversary build-up, has not been inducted yet. Manu Pubby

Oxygen leak in torpedo led to Sindhurakshak explosion, submarine was “not justified for deployment” — Probe

First time Navy Inquiry report made public; 17 personnel died in 2013 accident. Manu Pubby

55 per cent ammo below minimum stock level, no significant improvement in shortages since 2013: CAG

Audit on war wastage reserves says procurements initiated under 2013 roadmap not yet inked. Manu Pubby

Coal vs coalition

BJP believes the CAG report on coal gives them their 2012 Bofors moment. But they also believe that a parliamentary discussion will dilute their case against Congress.

Unfair India

A CAG report tells you what happens when the sarkari empire strikes back to protect its own at the cost of you and me, the paying passenger and tax-payer.

On Camera


A woman walks past the logo of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), at its headquarters in Mumbai, India | Reuters

SEBI orders Indian credit agency Brickwork Ratings to shut down

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) cancelled the certificate of registration of the credit rating agency due to repeated lapses in the functioning.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

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.