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Army personnel during a parade | Representational image | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Why Modi govt will be spending less on defence pensions next year

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Monday announced Rs 1.15 lakh crore for defence pensions, about 13 per cent less than the Rs 1.33 lakh crore that was allocated last financial year.
Representational image | Recruits to the J&K Light Infantry celebrate the end of their training | Photo: ANI

Army’s proposed ‘Tour of Duty’ recruitment model could be expanded to Navy and IAF too

Three-year volunteer scheme is being designed to attract more youth to Army, fill up officers’ vacancies, and reduce ballooning defence pensions.
Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

Don’t tinker with Indian military’s way of life to fix your out-of-control fiscal deficit

Some half-baked economist came up with the specious argument to reform military life to save money — and CDS Bipin Rawat-led DMA swallowed the bait hook line and sinker.
Representational image for the Indian Army | Photo: ANI

Veterans must know that rising defence pension bill needs to be tamed for military’s own good

Modi govt needs to come out with a new National Pension Scheme for India's armed forces to give them extra in comparison to the civilian workforce.
Army personnel during a parade | Representational image | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Proposal to increase retirement age, cut down pension in armed forces irks officers, veterans

A note by the Department of Military Affairs, headed by CDS General Bipin Rawat, proposes changes to the retirement age and pension policy, which could potentially cut costs.
Adjutant General Lt Gen. Ashwani Kumar

Comments on disabled soldiers return to haunt Lt Gen amid talk of armed forces tribunal job

A lawyer has written to Modi govt & AFT, citing controversial comments made by Lt Gen. Ashwani Kumar (Retd) about disabled soldiers & his call for a code of conduct for veterans.  
File photo of CDS General Bipin Rawat | PTI

Make short service lucrative, raise retirement age: CDS plan to reduce defence pensions

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat tells parliamentary panel that many steps are being actively considered for saving on the defence budget.
Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Is India’s rising defence pension bill affecting modernisation of military? 5 myths busted

Business as usual is no longer an option. India must tackle the rising defence pension bill.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.