Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicIndian armed forces

Topic: Indian armed forces

Modi govt is scraping the barrel to find the next CDS. It’s an insult to military hierarchy

It seems CDS eligibility has been tweaked to pick a specific retired Lt Gen or Army Commander. The spin of 'deep selection' to find the 'meritorious' is just a charade.

Navy to become gender-neutral, to recruit women sailors through Agnipath

The plan is to induct about 3,000 sailors – of which 20 per cent will be women – through the Agnipath scheme this year.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.

‘Tour of Duty’ will expose youth to military life. Don’t let bureaucracy fail it like note ban

With a take home salary of Rs 21,000, armchair bureaucrats have placed an Agniveer, who would stake their life for India, even below a lower division clerk.

Modi govt announces Agnipath scheme for armed forces. Here’s what 4-year service is all about

Enrolment under scheme will be all-India, all-class & will form a distinct rank in armed forces, besides having distinctive insignia. Aim is to keep 3 services younger & reduce pension burden.

Choice pool for CDS shouldn’t have been expanded. Unless it’s about finding a loyal follower

Opening the choice for CDS outside of serving or ex-chiefs can unleash the demons of ambitions and cut-throat competition to impress the political leadership.

Govt sets ball rolling to appoint new Chief of Defence Staff, retired officers now eligible

New rules allow serving and retired officers of 3-star rank & above to be eligible for appointment to top post. Age limit set at 62.

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

3-yr ‘Tour of Duty’ for jawans — govt to roll out new recruitment process, not for officers

Tour of Duty, likely to be implemented on trial basis first, aims to reduce burden of pay rises & pensions. Effort also on to make short service commissions more attractive to officers.

Thank you Chetak, but your 60th anniversary also reminds us what’s wrong with Indian defence

During the past 10 years, around 15 Chetak and Cheetah helicopters have crashed, killing several pilots even as it remains the workhorse of the armed forces.

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Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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