Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicIndian Army

Topic: Indian Army

Bodies of 2 Army personnel recovered after chopper crashes in Arunachal Pradesh

An Advanced Light Helicopter crashed near Tuting area in Arunachal's Upper Siang district Friday. Efforts are being made to recover the third body, Army officials said.

China threat in mind, Army buys more M4 armoured vehicles with anti-tank missiles

Army is also looking at the possibility of increasing calibre of the 7.62 mm gun on board to a 20 mm one with an automatic turret.

Indian defence companies will get orders worth Rs 8 lakh crore over next 7 yrs, says Army chief

Gen Manoj Pande identified Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), mobility solutions in forward areas, AI and encrypted communication as primary thrust areas for the Army.

Walong: How Army held off a massive Chinese onslaught & launched only counterattack of 1962 war

Even though structural, command & logistical issues stymied resistance, soldiers still put up heroic defence and counterattack, says military historian Colonel N.N. Bhatia (retd.)

UAE firm ties up with Indian company to sell rifles after losing out on Army’s mega carbine deal

The defence ministry had earlier this year sanctioned Army’s project to procure over 4 lakh close quarter battle carbines through the 'atmanirbharta' (self-sufficiency) route.

‘Nobody crosses over now’— what Indo-Tibetan tribes that helped Army in 1962 China war lost

The Mishmi and Meyor lent support in Battle of Walong near LAC in 1962. With its disruption of Sino-Indian ties, the war also upended a centuries-old way of life for the tribes.

Army to have electric buses, cars & bikes at peace stations, laying of infrastructure underway

Around 25% of light vehicles, 38% buses and 48% bikes in selected Army units and formations will be changed to electric vehicles.

Two soldiers die as T-90 tank barrel explodes during firing exercise near Jhansi

A commander and the gunner succumbed to their burn injuries while the driver is currently out of danger and is undergoing treatment at the Military Hospital, Babina.

Rajputs, Gurkhas, Sikhs, even Muslims—how Hindu concept of ‘dharma’ ruled Indian military

In 'True to Their Salt', Ravindra Rathee says the Indian affinity to arms was inspired by the power of the yogi, the king, and the Kshatriya to follow dharma.

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

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FILE PHOTO: Protestors stand in solidarity with Iranian women after the death of Mahsa Amini, in London, Britain September 24, 2022. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne//File Photo

Iran’s people have begun an irreversible process—tearing off the theocratic veil

Iran’s ruling establishment will fight to the end. Locked in confrontation with the West, its leaders know they are on the edge of an existential threat.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.