Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicIndian armed forces

Topic: Indian armed forces

Armed forces’ ‘sports for wellness’ rule cost India. Time to bring back ‘gladiator sportsmen’

Until 1970s, Indian armed forces allowed units to spare military training for some men to help them focus only on sports. Then came the outcry to ban sports competitions.

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.

Failure of India-Pakistan military leadership was a common factor in 1965 War: Gen VP Malik

Shiv Kunal Verma has managed to knit together the political and the military aspects of the extremely complicated 1965 War in his new book 'A Western Sunrise’, writes Gen VP Malik (retd).

Armed forces get breather from negative list, can import items in ‘immediate’ cases

A committee chaired by Gen. Bipin Rawat will oversee indigenisation efforts, and recommend the removal of items from the negative import list if needed.

In two events, Modi added military into election engineering for UP. It’s a bad sign

IAF airshow at Purvanchal Expressway and military equipment ‘Samarpan’ at Jhansi shows military hierarchy has become unwittingly party to BJP electioneering.

Military innovation is just the rocket science India needs to push its development graph

Indian armed forces need to be assured that their ideas will be listened to, no matter how ‘out of the box’, or whether or not they have a PhD. It’s the crazy ones who have the ideas.

Why India must get rid of separate disciplinary codes for Army, Navy & Air Force

The progressive reform of a singular disciplinary code won't hurt esprit de corps, but instead add to the concept of 'jointness' among the forces.

Don’t rush into Sainik School public-private partnership. It can dilute and corrupt

The preservation of Sainik School ‘ethos’ cannot be done without the Ministry of Defence being in control.

India notifies 2nd list of defence items it won’t import, industry hopes more will be added

108 items are on the second list, which include light helicopters with single engines, next generation Corvettes, mini UAV for surveillance and anti-material rifles among others.  

Won’t be long before a woman commands a warship, say female Navy officers deployed at sea

Surg. Lt Hannah Jane and Lt Cdr Tanisha Chakraborty are among four women officers deployed aboard warships in December-January. They are serving on fleet tanker INS Shakti.

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Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, in Lahore | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Imran Khan is losing the plot. Someone’s chair is about to be pulled again

There is ‘tamasha’ going on in Pakistan. And Imran Khan is having a visible meltdown, while Nawaz Sharif is bemoaning a dead leopard.
Representational image | Photo: Pixabay

India’s economic indicators flash early warning signs for rebound

While the needle on a dial measuring the so-called ‘Animal Spirits’ remained stable, top producers signaled weakness as 2021 wound down.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.