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Indian Army wanted Royal Enfield Bullets — Nehru ensured they were ‘made in India’ first

In ‘Indian Icon’, Amrit Raj traces the journey of Royal Enfield setting up an Indian company with Madras Motors because the Army wanted hardy bikes.
A MiG-29K fighter aircraft (representational image) | ANI

Engine, design deficiencies — Third crash puts Russian MiG-29K back in focus

Since November last year, three MiG-29K fighter jets have been involved in accidents in India, with the latest crash happening this Thursday. 

How Army’s artillery modernisation plan, stuck in a rut after Bofors, is picking up pace

The Army’s artillery modernisation plans have picked up pace since 2010 and have a major indigenous component in them.  
BrahMos supersonic cruise missile | File photo: ANI

India now working on 1,500-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

The Army Tuesday carried out a ‘live missile test’ of the 290-plus km range BrahMos missile, but efforts are on to extend its range to 400, 800 and 1,500 km.
A picture showing Chinese soldiers carrying rifles and iron rods with machete-like heads near India's forward locations in Rezang La | By special arrangement

China continues infrastructure build-up along LAC, amid disengagement talks with India

Many in defence and security establishment believe while there could be some progress in disengagement talks, the 'Chinese plan to come back later with more speed and numbers'.
Women Army Officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February (for representation only)

422 women Army officers now eligible for permanent commission, 46 more have to wait

Declassified results of an Army selection board find that 422 of 615 women, in service bracket of 10-25 years, qualify for permanent commission. Results of 46 others withheld.
Chinar Corps of the Indian Army takes care of operations in Kashmir and at the Line of Control | Twitter

Chinar Corps Twitter handle has a ‘visibility’ problem, Army takes up issue

Some in the Army believe Chinar Corps Twitter account is facing a 'shadow ban', wherein everyone except the person posting cannot see the content linked to a particular handle.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at a forward base in Ladakh

Political ideology has a direct impact on Army’s leadership, and that’s a worry

Rajnath Singh doing Shastra puja looks like PR. India’s secular Army never made a big deal out of them.
The Army paying floral tributes to soldiers who were killed in ceasefire violations by Pakistan in several sectors along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | Twitter/ANI

Army pays floral tributes to soldiers killed in ceasefire violations along LoC in J&K

5 security forces personnel were among 11 people killed in multiple ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC between Gurez and Uri sectors of Jammu and Kashmir Friday.
A screenshot from videos shared by the Indian Army that has been falsely altered | Twitter | @mubasherlucman

Pakistanis are wrong. Indian Army’s videos of LoC bunker hits are real, not from Syria

The Indian Army had shared several videos of shelling across the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, and a screenshot has gone viral in Pakistan claiming it's fake.

On Camera

File image of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh | Commons

Top Iranian nuclear scientist’s assassination & how it will impact US diplomacy in Middle East

In episode 629 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta says Mohsen Fakhrizadeh’s assassination is a political move on a ‘deadly, global strategic chessboard’.

India’s diesel sales fall 7% in November after reaching pre-Covid levels in October

The drop in sales is a reminder that the recovery path for India’s economy, which technically entered a recession last week, will likely be a bumpy one as Covid rages unabated.

Defence

Hamad Salem Al Ameri, CEO of Caracal | By special arrangement

UAE firm Caracal to bring small arms portfolio under Make in India, looks to salvage Army deal

UAE firm Caracal says it is counting on bilateral ties to expand its business and export India-made rifles and parts and not just supply to the domestic market.

Shambles over farmers’ protest shows Modi-Shah BJP needs a Punjab tutorial

Modi-Shah BJP has tended to patronise Punjab & Sikhs, instead of being a respectful partner. Its strategy to tackle protests farm laws crisis has given Sikhs the good fight they love.