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Representational image of the Indian Army in Ladakh | ANI File Photo

China in focus, Army’s Strike Corps units reach Ladakh as part of ‘rebalance’ strategy

Strike Corps units, which have been dual tasked with focusing on Pakistan and China, reach Ladakh amid massive deployment by China.
An Indian Army truck on a Kashmir highway leading to Ladakh | Representational image | ANI

Defence ministry extends emergency powers to armed forces as India-China stand-off continues

Anti-drone systems, HAMMER weapon systems for Rafale jets are among major capital procurements under emergency powers.
Explosive materials and ammunition were recovered during a search operation by Awantipora Police, Indian Army and CRPF in J&K Pulwama district, on 16 July 2021| Twitter/@ANI

Security forces recover huge cache of explosive materials, ammunition in J&K’s Pulwama

A joint search operation by &K Police, Army and CRPF resulted in recovery of seven 51-mm mortar shells, 260 Pika rounds and other incriminating materials, said police spokesperson.
Indian Army jawans patrol near Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch, on 28 June 2021 | Representational image | PTI

Army opens fire at Pakistan quadcopter spotted along LoC in Jammu

The quadcopter was spotted by Army troops in Pallanwaka sector around 9 pm Wednesday. It returned to the Pakistani side when the troops opened fire to bring it down, said sources.
Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

Indian army personnel held for allegedly passing on confidential documents to Pakistan’s ISI

The Delhi Police said the army man was arrested, along with a vegetable vendor, under Officials Secrets Act for their alleged involvement in sending sensitive information to Pakistan.
Chief of Army Staff Gen M M Naravane with his Italian counterpart Lt Gen Pietro Serino (left), and Defence Minister Lorenzo Guerini (right) in Rome, on 8 July 2021 | Twitter/@adgpi

The glorious battle Indian soldiers fought in Italy, on a terrain as tough as the Himalayas

Indian troops are held in very high regard in Italy. I heard it first hand at Monte Cassino itself while talking to old timers in 1975.

Army grants permanent commission to 147 additional women SSC officers as per SC guidelines

The Supreme Court on 25 March had criticised the Army's evaluation criteria for granting permanent commission to women officers and called out its systematic discrimination.
A file photo of Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria. | Photo: ANI

Army must ditch ‘superiority’ mindset. Distrust, animosity will only hamper military reforms

CDS Gen Bipin Rawat laid claims to superiority on behalf of the Army, because he believes it is ultimately all about control of territory. This mindset needs to be disparaged.
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Army, Navy & IAF propose pension for officer trainees who suffer disabilities during training 

Pension for trainees likely to be based on starting salary of lieutenant or equivalent. Defence ministry currently assessing the overall financial implications of the move.
From left to right: Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat, Army chief Manoj Mukund Naravane, Navy chief Karambir Singh and Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

What are military theatre commands and why does India want to switch to them

A proposal is being discussed to have 5 unified or theatre commands that will help in better planning & military response, and aim to have unified approach to fighting any future war.

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Foreign journalists in China targeted again, this time over Henan floods

While local authorities in China's Henan province said more than 3 million lives have been affected by the floods, Chinese state media outlets kept the number now.

What is data localisation & why Mastercard, Amex, Diners Club can’t add more customers in India

Foreign card payment network companies that fail to meet data localisation norms cannot register new customers or issue new cards in India. ThePrint explains.

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File photo | A contingent of the Indian Army showcase their skills on Army Day, in Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

India, Russia to hold 13-day mega military drill to counter terror operations in Volgograd

The 12th edition of Indo-Russia joint exercise 'Indra-21' will strengthen bilateral security cooperation & reinforce the longstanding bond between the two nations, Indian Army said.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Like them or not, Taliban are a reality. India can deal with them if BJP resets its politics

Befriending the Taliban is possible, and pragmatic. It’s just that it calls for a big reset in the BJP’s domestic politics — a formula that goes beyond polarisation.