Monday, 27 June, 2022
TopicIndian Army

Topic: Indian Army

‘Soldiers and I are expendable, India’s reputation is not’ – How Sam Manekshaw rose to the top

Field Marshal SHFJ Manekshaw, or Sam Bahadur, achieved a rare thing – he became a legend in his own lifetime.

Code M to Test Case—Ekta Kapoor gets it right on women in Army

The Navy will use Agnipath to recruit women as sailors. But there is a visible gap on our screens too – women are usually missing from shows on Indian military.

In Siachen freeze, how a Captain kept soldiers warm, motivated—stories, family, Bollywood

The first Battle of Bilafond La was fought by a platoon of 4KUMAON that beat a spirited Pakistani attack. But the days leading up to it weren't easy.

How Tour of Duty pilot project became Agnipath, a journey of 254 meetings lasting 750 hours

There has been a focus within military to bring down average age of soldiers, especially within Army, since 1980s, but actual work on it began in 2020, with an idea that germinated in 2019.

BJP is worried about a worker’s text message and Agnipath is putting ministers back on TV

Besides having to deal with smirking party workers, former BJP ministers are facing the heat of incumbent ministers getting rewarded for doing extra work for the party.

Repeating Class 10, forging Aadhaar — Agra youth have ‘Plan B’ ready to beat Agnipath age bar

With Covid hitting the recruitment drive hard, Army aspirants in Agra's Akola are willing to do it all for the coveted soldier tag. A job in the Army here comes with 'status' and 'perks'.

No Agnipath rollback, applicants must pledge they didn’t take part in protests, says Lt Gen Puri

Lt Gen Anil Puri, the top military officer in charge of the scheme, said that the recruitment scheme was a ‘God-sent opportunity’ to reduce the age profile of the armed forces.

Why Modi, Yogi govts are treating Agnipath protesters as ‘their people’

BJP knows better than to concede the goodwill of the social group it has worked hard to capture. Muslims would never get this treatment.

Agnipath gives Indian military ‘four-year interns’. It’s an assault on Army bonding

In an imaginary letter, an Adjutant General describes why Agnipath scheme is worrisome and was clearly drafted by civilians.

Agnipath scheme is proof that Modi govt can bring change for good. But an open mind is key

By making Agnipath an all-India, all-class and merit-driven recruitment scheme, the Modi govt has brought about a radical change.

On Camera

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Signage is displayed at a charging station in New Delhi | Photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

EVs ‘aren’t the answer’, Maruti Suzuki bets on hybrid technology, biofuels in clean shift

Maruti Suzuki India Chairman R.C. Bhargava said the ability to get green transportation in India is going to take time because of the nature of its electricity generation.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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