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The Kirti Chakra has been awarded to Head Constable Abdul Rashid Kalas of the J&K Police | Photo: Wikipedia

Police & paramilitary personnel bag more ‘Chakra’ gallantry awards than the military

The ongoing India-China stand-off in Ladakh hasn’t been considered for gallantry awards yet, but could be for the next round, ahead of Republic Day 2021.
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.

Delhi, UP show IPS officers can’t even manage states but want to control CAPFs: Ex-BSF ADG

Let’s not mince words in condemning IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar's unprofessional comments about the integrity of CRPF, over which IPS wants to retain its stranglehold.
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.
Indian Army personnel in Srinagar (file) | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

What Imran Khan says is 9 lakh soldiers in Kashmir is actually 3.43 lakh only

Documents accessed by ThePrint show 2.31 lakh security personnel are posted in J&K hinterlands & 1.12 lakh along LoC — only 1.68 lakh of them are from Army.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah | ANI

Time to reform police force, says Amit Shah as he invites suggestions

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the internal security of India was just as important, and will play a role in achieving PM Modi's $5 trillion economy goal.
CISF jawans | Nayanika Chatterjee/ ThePrint

Central Armed Police Forces to finally get pay parity with their IPS counterparts

Supreme Court grants ‘non-functional upgradation’ to officers from CRPF, CISF, BSF etc. Officers hail it as example of ‘equal pay for equal work’.

IPS dominance in top paramilitary posts must end. Chidambaram-led panel right in saying so

IPS officers are invoking imaginary constitutional provisions to buttress their continued deputation to Central Armed Police Forces.
CRPF women constables perform drills

The worrying rise of militarisation in India’s Central Armed Police Forces

Once one has a hammer, one tends to see a nail everywhere — the use of lethal force by organs of the state against its own citizens needs utmost vigilance.

On Camera

Why French President Macron’s clash of civilisations with Islam is misguided

Macron seems oblivious to a deepening problem at home: The old French model, which claimed to be superior to all social systems, is unsuited to an increasingly multi-ethnic society.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
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.