Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicIndian Army

Topic: Indian Army

China threat in mind, Army to order another 100 K9 Vajra howitzers from L&T, more to follow

Plan is to eventually have 300 of these guns. Efforts are also on to fast-track remaining trials of indigenous Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System.

ITBP or Army? Questions arise on who will lead patrolling as LAC-China tensions continue

Defence establishment feels LAC is an active border & hence ITBP should be brought under its control, but MHA feels otherwise citing 'one border, one force' concept.

Army installs monitoring radar in north Sikkim that can detect avalanche in 3 seconds

The radar can also spot landslides. The device can permanently scan a targeted slope for avalanche release and track its path and size.

Peace in Northeast after decades allows Army to finally pull out of counter-insurgency ops

For first time since 1954, no army unit of brigade size deployed solely for counter-insurgency in region. Role now lies with Assam Rifles.

Ukraine-Russia shows us the future of war with high-end ATGMs, drones. India has to step up

The Army has state-of-the-art Russian Igla missiles and some Stinger missiles for Apache attack helicopters. However, they are too small to make a difference.

Attempt to ‘Indianise’ Army is insulting. Don’t reduce it to just its colonial history

After ‘Agniveer,' now another onslaught is being made on the Army's code with the review of customs, to align with a certain ‘national sentiment.’

Army steps up outreach, plans to sponsor 600 students from J&K, Ladakh to study outside UTs

The students will pursue university education under Northern Command’s scholarship scheme, launched last year. Out of 7,500 who applied this year, more than 6,000 are from Kashmir.

Night capabilities, see-through armour — how Army is upgrading its Russian combat vehicles

BMP 2 forms the backbone of India’s Mechanised Infantry & plays a crucial role in combat including in Eastern Ladakh where it's deployed in large numbers. User trials for upgrade on.

Indian Army realigns flow of River Chakki in Kangra, secures part of Punjab to Leh bridge

The Army's Rising Star Corps, in an over 96-hour operation, diverted the river flow by creating an alternate channel, thereby reducing the chances of further erosion.

Army bolsters military capability with two sets of swarm drones for surveillance, close recce

The Army has also initiated work on specialised swarm drones that can be deployed in areas like Eastern Ladakh, where it is involved in a standoff with Chinese troops.

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Mohan Bhagwat

Mohan Bhagwat’s right — no word wounds Hindus like kafir does

In South Africa, the word kaffir, as the blacks were pejoratively called, has been outlawed. It's time India too bans 'kafir'.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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