Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicIndian military

Topic: Indian military

Don’t be swayed by Modi’s friendly gesture toward Xi in Bali. We don’t get Chinese deception

Enough deception has flown down the Galwan River to create a situation where India claims progress when in fact it is further restricted behind its long held boundaries.

Why the famed Russian Air Force failed in Ukraine and the vital lessons IAF can draw from it

Defeat of Russian air power in Ukraine raises hard questions for IAF. In the 1st of a 3-part series, ThePrint investigates lessons from Ukraine war for IAF’s equipment & doctrines.

Border crisis, no NSS, no reforms. But Modi govt is going after imagined colonial demons

India's armed forces function under 'objective control' of the government. They either did not advise the govt against 'decolonisation' or, worse, have aligned with its political ideology.

Here’s how India’s political and military class can see eye to eye on tri-Service integration

Tri-Service integration is part of transforming Indian armed forces. PM Modi and Rajnath Singh must catch the bull by the horns and assume full responsibility.

Not Pakistan or China, India needs a ‘surgical strike’ on a new threat—military suicide

Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt said there had been 819 military suicides over the last five years. India's losing its most important asset.

CDS not the only one. India’s national security management has two more missing links

The absence of a National Security Strategy and revised Raksha Mantri’s Operational Directives means the Indian Armed Forces plan and operate in an ad hoc manner.

In a first, executive from private sector enrolled in annual National Defence College course

There has been growing push to include private industries as part of defence ecosystem. Enrollment of a Larsen & Toubro official in NDC's 62nd batch part of this larger philosophy.

This ‘imposter’ wrote & sold book on his ‘life in Army’. Now, he’s under arrest in Kolkata

Military intelligence & Kolkata Police arrested 'Lieutenant Shivam Pandey' & 4 'bodyguards' Monday. His active social media presence led to arrest, but real name still unknown.

India 3rd largest military spender, 50% defence exports go to Myanmar, shows data from SIPRI

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute says India's defence spending in 2021 was up 0.9% from 2020. Rise comes on back of border tensions and ‘Make in India’ push. 

India to convert passenger aircraft into fuel tankers, to bridge critical mid-air refuelling gap

India currently uses six Russian IIyushin-78 tankers, first inducted in 2003, but they are facing maintenance and serviceability issues.

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A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

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.