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A simulator for the aircraft had been installed in 2012, but could not be used for training because IAF & manufacturer couldn’t finalise a usage contract.
India's 70th Republic Day Parade, this year, will showcase the Army’s newly acquired artillery guns, an all-women paramilitary contingent march and a lady-officer leading an all-male army contingent. The Republic Day parades reportedly cost several hundred crores each year. ThePrint asks: Republic Day military parades: outdated Soviet-era show or tradition worth preserving? The Republic Day parade is possibly the most watched TV programme in the world Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia (Retd) Director, Center for Joint Warfare Studies and former DGMO, Indian Army The nation prepares to celebrate the 70th Republic Day with the usual parades showcasing the military might and cultural diversity. The Republic day celebrations are not confined to the Rajpath in Delhi alone, state capitals, districts and schools all across the country celebrate the Republic day with great fervour. The celebrations and parades are definitely at a cost, resource, energy and focus that some feel can be better utilised for the much-needed development projects contributing...
Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said the three services were moving towards jointness, but remained divided on the proposal for integrated theatre commands.
The Indian military’s current fleet of choppers is ageing and inadequate. It’s estimated that over the next 10 years, India needs more than 1,000 helicopters.
Indian military can punish troops for extra-marital relations even without law that made adultery a crime.
In modern militaries, women serve in all ranks with men. They earn their stripes, rise to be officers and command respect, without needing ‘gifts’.
Modi government had a rare chance to reform and modernise India’s military. But it blew the chance and settled instead for tinkering.
A spiced up, hyper-nationalist version of military history has been built: that politicians wronged the generals. No wonder PM Modi got his facts all mixed up.
India must evolve its own model of integrated military theatre and not copy-paste from global examples
India may need to adopt a model that keeps the individual components in a theater under some form of dual control.
A Cold Start doctrine would only have been possible if the given equipment and thinking was already available, and that is where Gen K Sundarji must be credited.
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