Saturday, 26 November, 2022
TopicDefence Services

Topic: Defence Services

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

Centre tables bill in Lok Sabha to ban agitation by essential defence services employees

The bill provides for disciplinary action, including dismissal, against employees participating in strikes as well as penalties for instigation and financial aid to such strikes.

Don’t criticise CDS, service chiefs for integrity pledge. Accept corruption in armed forces

Procurement procedures in the armed forces are near perfect. So if sub-standard equipment pass through, it's either because the leadership is corrupt or it is incompetent.

Army and IAF fought over Apache choppers, costing us Rs 2,500 crore more. Blame their silos

Purchase of 28 Apache helicopters is the prime example of how India could have worked out a better deal had the IAF and Army not acted in silos.

Retirement age of military personnel should be raised to 58, says CDS Bipin Rawat

Bipin Rawat said those below officers’ rank in the military are sent home at the age of 37-38 and they are forced to look for a job, which may not be dignified for them.

Modi’s new push for integrating commands exposes one-upmanship in the Indian military

A Navy officer has accused the IAF of stalling the formation of integrated commands – which is how most modern militaries function.

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War to climate change—tech diplomacy can tackle global challenges. India must lead from front

The geopolitical landscape is more hostile than ever, which means technology has a vital role to play in ensuring cross-border data flows.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

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File photo of French Defence Minister Sebastien Lecornu | Twitter/@SebLecornu

French Defence Minister Sebastien Lecornu set for India visit, to board INS Vikrant on 27 Nov

Lecornu's visit comes at a time when France is offering more Rafale jets to IAF at a reduced cost and higher indigenous content besides the naval version of the aircraft.

G-20(24): How ‘Vishwaguru’ can get new strategic space & Modi another stage in pre-election year

Modi has been balancing India’s interests, playing US & Russia and keeping China off his back. You can trust him to exploit this year-long opening to India’s benefit. And to his own.