Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicIndian military

Topic: Indian military

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.

Suranjan Das, one of IAF’s first Experimental Test Pilots who evaluated all jets for 20 years

Suranjan Das trod a road not travelled by any IAF pilot. His contribution to HF-24 Marut, India’s first homegrown fighter aircraft, was immense.

Russia fighting conventional war against unconventional Ukraine has a lesson for India

A tank-versus-tank battle works when both countries are following a finite warfare strategy. But Ukraine’s objective is not the military defeat of Russia’s forces.

Can India get spares for Russian military equipment elsewhere? Learn from Poland, Iran

The ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict demonstrates how over-reliance on one supplier can have major long-term consequences for India’s force structure.

Defence innovation will cost money, private control. Else be happy with drone light shows

Govt procedures that masquerade as safety nets for minimising financial loss can only stifle innovation. Modi govt's well-intentioned iDEX scheme seems headed that way.

The wife, the family and the Army – the politics of ‘Veer Nari’ and compensation

India has the highest number of war widows in the world, but little research on their lived experiences. Perhaps it's time to question the Army's dynamics and relationship with women.

On Camera

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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 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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