Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicIndian Army

Topic: Indian Army

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.

‘Tour of Duty’ will expose youth to military life. Don’t let bureaucracy fail it like note ban

With a take home salary of Rs 21,000, armchair bureaucrats have placed an Agniveer, who would stake their life for India, even below a lower division clerk.

Defence preparedness improved in eight years of Modi, but military must begin to punch hard

Rather than be perturbed by the controversy surrounding the Rafales, the Modi government should quickly move in and decide on more fighters for the Air Force.

Quaid Post to Bana Top: How the Indian Army took back a critical post in Siachen 35 years ago

On 29 May, 1987, the 8th Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry lost 11 soldiers in trying to take back a critical post in Siachen, but ensured it captured that crucial peak near Bilafond La.

Fauji or LeT, Hizbul worker? A Kashmir man’s identity comes under cloud after being shot dead

Rather’s family and neighbours believed he was working with the Army. But, after he was shot dead by suspected terrorists in March, Army claimed he was ‘overground’ worker.

7 soldiers dead, 19 injured after army vehicle falls into Shyok river in Ladakh

A party of 26 soldiers was being moved from a transit camp in Partapur near Siachen to a forward location in sub-sector Hanif.

Army accuses Pakistan of ‘deceit under garb of LoC ceasefire’ as infiltration bid is foiled

Three terrorists were killed Thursday while they were attempting an infiltration into J&K's Keran sector from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

‘Golden Letter Day’: Captain Abhilasha Barak becomes Army’s 1st woman combat pilot

Indian Army so far did not have women officers in the flying branch, unlike the Indian Air Force and the Navy.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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