Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicIndian armed forces

Topic: Indian armed forces

SC refused to abolish domestic work for Army Sahayaks. But Agniveer era can end it

While organisational and social changes can still reform the Indian military. preventing the misuse of employees for domestic chores in govt structures remains a tough ask.

China threat in mind, Army buys more M4 armoured vehicles with anti-tank missiles

Army is also looking at the possibility of increasing calibre of the 7.62 mm gun on board to a 20 mm one with an automatic turret.

Is India shining again? Why flashing victory sign too soon is a perilous national trait

Victory has been declared in all kinds of areas, from the quality of our airports to vaccination numbers. But there is also much that is wrong, much that looks dangerous.

Border crisis, no NSS, no reforms. But Modi govt is going after imagined colonial demons

India's armed forces function under 'objective control' of the government. They either did not advise the govt against 'decolonisation' or, worse, have aligned with its political ideology.

His chopper ambushed and flying thumb gone, how a pilot saved his co-pilot and returned safe

In 'I'd Rather Fly a Chopper', former IAF pilot Rajesh Isser shares his personal anecdotes from his life as a helicopter pilot for 37 years.

Here’s how India’s political and military class can see eye to eye on tri-Service integration

Tri-Service integration is part of transforming Indian armed forces. PM Modi and Rajnath Singh must catch the bull by the horns and assume full responsibility.

Bhadauria in Dhaka to Naravane in Yangon, foreign experience matters for CDS post

India’s military leaders have valuable foreign experience that they have gained from ground operations, professional military education and defence diplomacy.

Days of soft power are over. Defence is the new diplomacy tool for India around the world

As India focuses on more bilateral and multilateral military exercises, it's pushing for hard power when it comes to striking defence deals.

CDS not the only one. India’s national security management has two more missing links

The absence of a National Security Strategy and revised Raksha Mantri’s Operational Directives means the Indian Armed Forces plan and operate in an ad hoc manner.

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.

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.