Monday, 8 August, 2022
TopicIndian Army

Topic: Indian Army

Point of Order: Ammunition shortages

Indian Army response to opinion piece on ammunition shortages.

India, China must ensure video showing troops clashing in Ladakh doesn’t raise tensions

A huge achievement for both nations is that since the 1975 incident, there has been no loss of life involving border troops on both sides Ashok Kantha

Visuals show India, China clash at Ladakh was serious, troops injured

The video, published first by ThePrint, shows troops first engaging in a close quarter fist-fight and then hurling stones at each other. Manu Pubby

Talk Point: Does border infrastructure determine India’s military posture towards China?

While China has developed infrastructure along its border areas, India lags behind. Is it a key determinant of India's military posture and capability?

Ammunition shortages arose because generals prioritised flashy, ‘status’ items like tanks

The Army was willing to let massive shortages accrue in a dangerous game of brinksmanship to extract more money from the bureaucracy.

Army equipped to fix ammunition shortage, but needs to monitor quality

Governments in the past appeared to believe the threat of conventional war to be negligible enough not to warrant even making up of deficiencies, let alone a sustained build-up.

From robotic surveillance systems to UAVs, Army ready with mega project list for pvt sector

11 projects shortlisted, 6 of these valued at Rs 17,640 crore. List to be shared with pvt sector this week. Manu Pubby

Stuck in the middle: how Nepalis figure into the India-China Doklam standoff

The Foreign Ministry in Kathmandu has maintained a studied silence on the issue, but not a day passes without someone vilifying New Delhi. 

India attacked 14 km inside PoK under Vajpayee: Shourie

Former union minister says 10-15 Pakistanis were killed in the raid on post Musharraf had visited 10 days earlier ThePrint Reporter 

‘Dunkirk’ has a message for Indian war-mongers

Dunkirk does not deglamourise war by romanticising peace, it does so by putting the audience right at the centre of war. Indian prime-time warriors might do well in watching this Christopher Nolan masterpiece.  Srijan Shukla 

On Camera

YourTurn

Chinese social media users 'mock' Beijing's response to Pelosi's Taiwan visit

Chinese nationalists ask Beijing how come Pelosi plane to Taiwan wasn’t shot down

Experts say China had to react to Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan visit with military exercise because domestic sentiment demanded leaders match words with action.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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