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People stand in line outside the Martin B. Retting, Inc. guns store on March 15, 2020 in Culver City, California. The spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has prompted some Americans to line up for supplies in a variety of stores. | Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images | Bloomberg

Coronavirus fear is leading to panic buying of guns in the US

Much like those buying food and toilet paper in bulk, there are a section of people who believe there will be a break down in public order very soon.
Representational image | Common

By amending Arms Act, Modi govt will make way for Gangs of Wasseypur-style gun possession

The amendments to the Arms Act are as illogical as demonetisation. India is not going to be any safer by reducing licensed ownership of firearms.
The Dhanush gun developed by Ordnance Factory Board

With Dhanush howitzer, Artillery Corps lends a major combat arm to Indian Army at LoC

Dhanush howitzer makes outranged Pakistani artillery units more vulnerable to Indian counter-battery fire, something India has wanted since the Kargil War.

Pakistan’s ‘gun valley’: A town of 80,000 people & 2,000 weapon shops

Pakistan has been debating how to regularise its weapons market, and a state-run company is about to set up an industrial estate around the old ‘gun valley’.

On Camera

Animals have come home. Covid-19 lockdown gives control back into nature’s hands

With people in India and elsewhere locked down in homes due to the coronavirus, the peaceful reclamation of public spaces by animals is teaching us important lessons.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.