Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicIndian Army

Topic: Indian Army

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.

Pilot killed as army helicopter crashes in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang

The crash happened during a routine sortie in a forward area. Another pilot is undergoing treatment, defence spokesman Col AS Walia said.

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.

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

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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.