Topic: defence university
With the packing of Executive Council with favorites of the establishment, a major source of resistance to defend IDSA’s autonomy could get weakened.
The Indian Defence University was first proposed in 1967, and while a foundation stone was laid in Gurugram in 2013, nothing has materialised yet.
The idea of a national defence university, which India has been waiting to see for over 50 years now, was first mooted by the Chief of Staff Committee in 1967.
A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.
The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.
Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.