Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: CDS

CAA, CDS, OBCs – Modi govt has perfected the art of creating big bang headlines & dithering

Narendra Modi is arguably the most popular leader. And yet, most of the government’s big bang reforms are seeing no progress.

Lt Gen. Manoj Pande likely to be new Army chief, decision on vacant CDS post still pending

Post of CDS fell vacant following Gen. Bipin Rawat's death in December. Those being considered include Army chief Gen. Naravane & retired 4 and 3-star officers of commander rank.

Green tea is good for health, but it may not burn fat, enhance metabolism

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

It’s politics over military ops for Modi govt. Delay over new CDS appointment shows why

The rampant assault on State institutions hasn’t left the Indian military untouched. It will be the greatest challenge of 2022, just as it was in 2021.

With Gen Bipin Rawat gone, here is why it is critical for Modi to select the right CDS

For the next CDS, toughest will be the act of bidding on behalf of the government but at the same time ensuring that the red line between the two always remains.

Military helicopter with CDS Gen. Rawat crashes near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu

There were at least four people on board besides the crew on the military helicopter. Five bodies have been recovered while four people have been rescued and taken to the military hospital in Wellington.

There’s more to IAF than just being ‘supporting arm’, CDS & Chiefs must make a fresh start

The Air Force, in theatre command set-up, must have an overriding lien over the resources that may be allocated to other theatres on as required basis.

India’s theaterisation being driven by a 1930s mindset. Can’t treat IAF as artillery

The world can’t be seeing the Indian Armed Forces fighting domain projection and protection battles and washing linen in public.

Raising theatre commands can’t be left to the military. It’s a govt’s job all over the world

The government made a fundamental error of judgement by making the CDS first among equals and not senior by rank/appointment to the Service Chiefs.

India’s military is apolitical. But hold up the mirror before it starts fraying

The challenge for the military leadership will always be to fathom political motives and not allow the armed forces to be utilised for partisan acts. 

On Camera


TV news spent 15 August with jawans on LOC. And then ignored ITBP soldiers’ tragic deaths

The attack on the Kashmiri Pandit brothers got the most melodramatic coverage, with communal overtones. The death of the Dalit boy took on political hues.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.