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Lt. Gen. Jagjit Singh Aurora

Remembering Lt Gen. Jagjit Singh Aurora, the ‘Liberator of Bangladesh’

On his 103rd birth anniversary, ThePrint takes a look at the life of Lt Gen. Jagjit Singh Aurora, the Indian Army veteran who planned & executed the 1971 war.

Indian Army’s new sniper rifle paired with old improvisation tactics will turn tables at LoC

Sniping is not a new phenomenon along Line of Control (LoC) and Indian Army’s improvisations have made up for lack of equipment.
Pakistani propaganda videos targeting the Indian Army

Watch the new Pakistani propaganda videos attacking Indian Army

The videos show the Indian Army's actions in J&K, with one depicting a soldier expressing remorse for the use of pellet guns in the Valley.   
A screengrab from the video of army rifleman Aurangzeb | Twitter

Indian Army probing two soldiers for ‘tipping off’ militants who killed rifleman Aurangzeb

Indian Army rifleman Aurangzeb was abducted and killed by militants while he was on leave in June last year.
Outside HAL's Aircraft Research and Design Center in Bangalore | Namas Bhojani/Bloomberg News

Instead of grief & alarm, Indian politicians are foolishly celebrating failures of HAL

Rather than depending on a pool of ‘generalist’ bureaucracy, the government should look for the best available talent for leading HAL.
File image of Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel PM’s February visit to finalise $500-million anti-tank missiles deal for Indian Army

The deal for the purchase of Spike anti-tank guided missiles had also been finalised in 2017, but cancelled as India eyed an indigenous alternative.
Major Somnath Sharma

Ambushed & injured in Kashmir: How Major Somnath Sharma earned a Param Vir Chakra

Despite nursing a fracture, Major Somnath Sharma refused to stay behind while his men were sent on a mission. 
ile photo of George Fernandes taking a view through a heavy machine gun, seized from the Pakistan army in Kargil | PTI

George Fernandes ordered India’s most effective surgical strike till date

George Fernandes took to the job of the defence minister with gusto and a purpose that left a lasting impact. 
KM Cariappa

Field Marshal KM Cariappa, so much more than just the first Indian Army chief

Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa was instrumental in keeping the Indian Army away from politics and attempted to forge an all-inclusive army.
Dassault

Even after Rafale and other inductions, IAF will have only half of 42-squadron target by 2042

Indian Air Force hit by ageing fleet, low serviceability & slow pace of upgradation by HAL. IAF fears it could end up with just 19 squadrons by 2042.

On Camera

Imran Khan

India’s Balakot strikes were long time coming, but only Pakistan can end terrorism

Trump must focus on ensuring that Pakistani terrorism against India (and Afghanistan) is defeated for the larger success of US geopolitical interests in Asia.
elections

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

File photo of Mirage 2000 fighter jet | Manvender Vashist/PTI

Five IAF Spice 2000 bombs hit JeM camps in Balakot, govt satellite images show

High-resolution images procured by India show two JeM structures were hit by IAF in Balakot on 26 February.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?