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Personnel of the CRPF, one of the Central Armed Police Forces | Representational image | ANI

5 months since Amit Shah’s ‘Made in India’ push, CAPF canteens yet to go full swadeshi 

Union Home Minister Amit Shah had announced that CAPF canteens will only sell swadeshi goods amid a push by Modi government to make India self-reliant.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.
A file photo of a CRPF trooper in Jammu and Kashmir. | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

CRPF officer booked for ‘making fake RSS Twitter handle, using it for IPS parity campaign’

The CRPF officer has denied allegations of impersonation. The controversy comes amid a longstanding campaign among CAPFs to seek parity with IPS officers.
File image of North Block in New Delhi, which houses the Ministry of Home Affairs | Photo: Bloomberg

Govt transfers CRPF officer behind list of ‘swadeshi’ items removed from CAPF canteens

The CRPF officer had issued an order junking more than 1,000 products by firms such as Dabur, VIP, Nestle from CAPF canteens. The order was later put on hold.
File image of North Block in New Delhi, which houses the Ministry of Home Affairs | Photo: Bloomberg

Govt puts on holds list of non-Swadeshi items for CAPF canteens

According to officials, the list of banned items included many made in India products, leading to it being put on hold, and a revised list will be released soon.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

IPS Abhinav Kumar’s allegations baseless. CAPF cadre officers fighting an existential battle

The unyielding stubbornness of the IPS officers leading CAPFs towards addressing genuine grievances of cadre officers has forced them to approach the courts.

Ex-BSF ADG Sood and his band of disgruntled brothers spreading lies against IGP Kashmir

A section of serving and ex-CAPF cadre officers have been writing against the IPS presence in CAPFs through a sustained negative campaign in media.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

If CAPF cadre wants to be treated as civil servants, it must develop citizen-centric values

What the CAPF cadres are demanding has huge national security implications. It also impacts the contours of India’s civil-military equations.
CDS General Bipin Rawat | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Growing defence pensions a problem. But CDS Rawat’s retirement age proposal not the solution

There are no short-term solutions for increasing defence pensions. It is a political challenge that the National Security Council must holistically examine.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.