Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicDefence minister

Topic: defence minister

Agnipath scheme is proof that Modi govt can bring change for good. But an open mind is key

By making Agnipath an all-India, all-class and merit-driven recruitment scheme, the Modi govt has brought about a radical change.

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.

A defence minister with military background — a risk India needs to take

The Modi government has initiated several defence reforms. But mere political acumen of the defence minister is insufficient to steer them.

Dream Budget, silenced critics — the rebirth of Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman previously served as India's first full-time woman defence minister. Amid constant rumours of being shunted out, she presented her third Budget this week.

India concerned over security in Afghanistan, will keep supporting its people, says Rajnath

In his address at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, the Defence Minister said that the goal should be security & growth for all in the region, but it is far from being achieved.

Top Gun to dhoti swag, Rajnath Singh’s biggest strength is also his weakness

While Rajnath Singh draws his strength from his support base in Uttar Pradesh, Amit Shah’s strength lies in his proximity to Modi.

‘Meatrown’ at Howdy Modi, Nagpur’s oranges running out of juice & BSP losing its elephants

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Five things that Nirmala Sitharaman left for Rajnath Singh to address urgently

From decisions involving sentiments of armed forces to ensuring information flow, ThePrint looks at 5 issues Rajnath Singh has to tackle.

Rajnath Singh moves to defence ministry, modernisation & integration big tasks at hand

Home minister in Modi govt’s previous term, Rajnath Singh will now have to look at big ticket defence reforms amid ongoing modernisation process.

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

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.