Sunday, 29 May, 2022
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TopicIndian military

Topic: Indian military

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.

Armed forces’ ‘sports for wellness’ rule cost India. Time to bring back ‘gladiator sportsmen’

Until 1970s, Indian armed forces allowed units to spare military training for some men to help them focus only on sports. Then came the outcry to ban sports competitions.

On Camera

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Original poster of Top Gun: Maverick | Source: topgunmovie.com

From Aviators to Kawasaki Ninja, the legend of Top Gun lives on

Back in the 80s, no man-cave was complete without posters of Tom Cruise zipping through turbulence in his F-14 jet. It still is.
File photo of people in masks in China | Representational image | ANI

India, China will soon be ‘economically sick’ after Covid subsides. Here’s how to avoid it

Emerging Asia can fall into an inequality trap after Covid. The poorest have been hit hardest by a reduction in their incomes. But there are remedies.

Defence

NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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