Sunday, 22 July, 2018

Topic: Indian Army

Tanks line up for a contest at International Army Games 2017 in Russia | armygames2017.mil.ru

In a first, India & Pakistan will be in wargames in China and Russia, troops leave next week

New Delhi will send multiple contingents of its army for the wargames that will be held between 28 July and 11 August.

Why Rajasthan collector wrote to 5-month-old child of paratrooper killed in J&K

Jhalawar collector Jitendra Kumar Soni was so shaken at the sight of the child at the funeral that he had to write to her immediately.
File photo of Indian Navy from Combined Commanders’ Conference 2015

Modi’s new push for integrating commands exposes one-upmanship in the Indian military

A Navy officer has accused the IAF of stalling the formation of integrated commands – which is how most modern militaries function.
File photo of Narendra Modi, Sushma Swaraj, Rahul Gandhi and LK Advani at Parliament House on December 13, 2017 in New Delhi | Getty Images

Modi will win 2019 thanks to Rahul Gandhi, and rifle-hunting for the Indian Army

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
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Mountain Strike Corps shelved, and Arun Jaitley makes Modi soften stand on Section 377

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint in the last 24 hours.

Army chief’s proposal an attempt to cut expenses or diversion from real issues?

Experts weigh in on 23 directives by Army Chief Bipin Rawat addressing issues like social behaviour, promotions, corruption, use of social media, and budgetary constraints.
An M777 Ultra Light Howitzer underslung from a Chinook helicopter | YouTube

Indian Army puts Mountain Strike Corps aimed at China in cold storage

The instant order to stop ‘new raisings’ – create battalions with fresh recruits – has been prompted by financial constraints.

It’s time to say sorry, Nitish Kumar

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Tavor X95 bullpup is a rifle that has its magazine located behind the pistol grip

Indian Army’s latest hunt, and Pakistan’s liberal problem

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint in the last 24 hours.
Bipin Rawat addresses a press conference

Chomping pakodas to bootlicking – the list of things the Army chief wants to prohibit

The directives address social behaviour, promotions, use of social media, financial and budgetary constraints and others.