Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicIndian Army

Topic: Indian Army

SubscriberWrites: Downsizing Army is counterproductive. India needs a strong defence force

India has to first develop a robust defence industry. It is not viable to do so with only imported technology and weapon systems, writes Col KL Viswanathan.

I reviewed Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande’s performance 27 years ago. This is what I found

COAS Gen Pande was a humble, unassuming and clever officer who only ‘spoke when spoken to’.

Jawans hired under Army’s Tour of Duty scheme will struggle for jobs, face uncertain future

In his first year, a Tour of Duty recruit, at best, will learn how to hold a rifle, bear abuse and give guard duty

China intends to keep ‘boundary issue’ alive with India, says Army Chief Gen Pande

Gen Manoj Pande said that while India’s intention was to restore the status quo ante as of April 2020 & to re-establish trust at the LAC, it cannot be a 'one-way affair'.

After 60,000 veterans fume about delayed April pensions, defence ministry promises payout today

The Ministry of Defence has granted 58,275 pensioners time until 25 May 2022 to get their identification data updated on SPARSH online system.

As infiltration season looms along LoC, Army considers troop deployment rejig in Kashmir

Forces could be moved to LoC from more peaceful districts. Mobilisation along LAC, recruitment freeze have led to fewer troops being available.

Defence PRO’s action is a dark omen. Army’s secular ethos must be protected from Right-wing

Inaction on Jammu Defence PRO's actions not only amounts to cowardice but reinforces that the armed forces are being increasingly politicised.

Indian military’s multiculturalism always faced strains. Army iftaar tweet row is a warning

The Army has always prided itself on respecting the religious traditions of its troops. But communal biases are now reaching a dangerous new level.

Trolled on Twitter, Army deletes tweet on Iftaar gathering in J&K’s Doda

One officer told ThePrint that the tweet was taken down to steer the Army away from controversy.

Army’s ‘Agnipath’ plan is ambitious but has flaws. Here’s how it can be made more attractive

A minimum tour of duty of five years, including training period, extendable voluntarily by another five years will meet the armed focers' needs.

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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