Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicIndian Army

Topic: Indian Army

I reviewed Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande’s performance 27 years ago. This is what I found

COAS Gen Pande was a humble, unassuming and clever officer who only ‘spoke when spoken to’.

Jawans hired under Army’s Tour of Duty scheme will struggle for jobs, face uncertain future

In his first year, a Tour of Duty recruit, at best, will learn how to hold a rifle, bear abuse and give guard duty

China intends to keep ‘boundary issue’ alive with India, says Army Chief Gen Pande

Gen Manoj Pande said that while India’s intention was to restore the status quo ante as of April 2020 & to re-establish trust at the LAC, it cannot be a 'one-way affair'.

After 60,000 veterans fume about delayed April pensions, defence ministry promises payout today

The Ministry of Defence has granted 58,275 pensioners time until 25 May 2022 to get their identification data updated on SPARSH online system.

As infiltration season looms along LoC, Army considers troop deployment rejig in Kashmir

Forces could be moved to LoC from more peaceful districts. Mobilisation along LAC, recruitment freeze have led to fewer troops being available.

Defence PRO’s action is a dark omen. Army’s secular ethos must be protected from Right-wing

Inaction on Jammu Defence PRO's actions not only amounts to cowardice but reinforces that the armed forces are being increasingly politicised.

Indian military’s multiculturalism always faced strains. Army iftaar tweet row is a warning

The Army has always prided itself on respecting the religious traditions of its troops. But communal biases are now reaching a dangerous new level.

Trolled on Twitter, Army deletes tweet on Iftaar gathering in J&K’s Doda

One officer told ThePrint that the tweet was taken down to steer the Army away from controversy.

Army’s ‘Agnipath’ plan is ambitious but has flaws. Here’s how it can be made more attractive

A minimum tour of duty of five years, including training period, extendable voluntarily by another five years will meet the armed focers' needs.

Army gets 1st indigenous upgrade for AK-47s as Bengaluru-based firm delivers kits

Israel’s Fab Defense had a monopoly in the Indian market over the upgrade of AK-47s until now. The upgrades allow better grip and accuracy.

On Camera

YourTurn

PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
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 maiden flight of 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’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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