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CDS General Bipin Rawat | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

India’s security to be maintained not along LAC but in ‘extended neighbourhood’ too, says CDS

Addressing a symposium, Gen Rawat said the armed forces should work through budgetary constraints by finding best solutions through new acquisitions & optimisation.
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Indian Army’s orthodox doctrine distorts military strategy in Ladakh-type conflicts: Study

Stanford researcher writes why New Delhi in recent times has been left with an invidious all-or-nothing choice in the use of military force—either start a major war or abstain from action.
Representational image for India-China relations | File photo: Bloomberg

India, China work on date for next round of talks as CDS Rawat explores ‘military options’

India and China are also figuring out at what level the next round of talks should take place, after previous discussions reached a deadlock on 4 August.
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India has military options to deal with China if border talks fail, says CDS Bipin Rawat

India and China have held multiple diplomatic and military talks over the last three months, including five Lt. General-level talks but all have failed to yield results, so far.
Indian Air Force fighter jets fly during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi

Joint Air Defence Command will lead to sub-optimal utilisation of assets. Not a great idea

The decision to form the ADC has operational risks. Its consequences could lead to an irreversible fracture of the very integrity of the IAF’s air operations.
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CDS Bipin Rawat to donate Rs 50,000 from salary every month to PM CARES for a year

The decision is likely to encourage other senior officers to make their contribution towards the fight against coronavirus as well.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during Dussehra celebrations, at Dwarka in New Delhi. | PTI

Why PM Modi is just like Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
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Army’s Tour of Duty ill-conceived. Neo-nationalism will only create political militias

Leaked report of Army's internal study of a recruitment plan is basically military hierarchy using media as a sounding board for its ‘hunch and gut’ ideas.
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Army caught in old hiring conflict — 3-yr Tour of Duty or 5-yr Short Service Commission?

The Army is keen on Tour of Duty to boost recruitment but a 2015 report, by a defence ministry panel, had recommended making the Short Service Commission more attractive.

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Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early and working less has many benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has adverse effects.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.


Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.