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Women Army Officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February

Women won the case in Supreme Court, but Army and MoD have not entered 2020 yet

When the Army says ‘male soldiers not ready to accept orders from female officers’, it ignores the basic tenet of military functioning – an order is an order.
Women Army Officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February

10 things you need to know about the Supreme Court judgment on women officers in Army

A short summary of Episode 394 of #CutTheClutter by Shekhar Gupta.
Women Army Officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February

Sex stereotypes no basis for denying equal opportunity to women in Army: What Supreme Court said

The Supreme Court granted women Army officers permanent commission and pulled up the government for discriminating based on gender. Read the full judgment here.
Women officers in the Indian Army

‘Women aren’t adjuncts’ — what SC said while granting permanent commission to women in Army

SC says arguments based on physical strengths and weaknesses of men and women do not constitute a valid basis for denying equal opportunity to women officers.
Women Army officers with lawyer and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi (centre) at the Supreme Court | Photo: PTI

Women Army officers welcome SC order as win for parity, say no one should play ‘woman card’

Supreme Court has told govt to grant permanent commission to all women officers who opt for it, and said they will also be eligible for command posting.
The Supreme Court in New Delhi| Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC grants permanent commission to women officers in Army, hits out at ‘gender stereotype’

SC asks Modi govt to grant permanent commission to women officers with retrospective effect. The verdict will not apply to combat roles.
File photo of CDS General Bipin Rawat | PTI

Bipin Rawat headed-DMA will give preference to domain experts like DRDO and ISRO

The Gen Rawat-headed Department of Military Affairs is currently operating with an interim structure as govt is yet to accord final sanction.
Women officers in the Indian Army

Army open to giving women officer litigants pension on completion of 20 years of service

The development comes amid an ongoing case in the Supreme Court, where a plea has been filed by 322 women officers, demanding permanent commission.
PM Narendra Modi with Russian President Vladimir Putin

AK 203 and Kamov delayed, India and Russia aim for missile deal ahead of Modi visit

The VISHORADS deal had run into trouble with two competitors officially registering complaints against the trails which gave Russians the heads up.
Lt General K Sundarji (centre) with General A.S. Vaidya (right) and Major General K.S. Brar (left) after Operation Bluestar | Photo by INDIA TODAY/India Today Group/Getty Images

General K Sundarji, soldier of the mind & still the most talked-about chief since Manekshaw

On his death anniversary, a tribute to a visionary military leader who was ahead of his time — mostly brilliant, sometimes reckless, but never a bore.

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Representational image | PxFuel

Job interviews to sexist colleagues’ comments: Offices judge me by my tattoos, not work

The questions on my tattoos haunted me to the point that I stopped dressing for myself when I went to work, and started wearing clothes that hid them.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Will the spectacle of Trump visit without a trade deal boost India-US ties?

Five days ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to India, he has said that “the big (trade) deal” is being saved for “later”.

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PM Modi with US President Donald Trump

Donald Trump visit set to further consolidate US-India collaboration in Indo-Pacific

During Donald Trump’s visit next week, both the US and India could issue a joint declaration to lay down roadmap for larger cooperation in Indo-Pacific region.

Amit Shah’s performance as minister will now determine the success of Modi-Shah power pair

Modi-Shah share a unique power equation unlike Nehru-Patel and Vajpayee-Advani. After Delhi defeat, Shah enters a new, unfamiliar phase of his political career.