Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicIndian military

Topic: Indian military

Defence ministry’s PMA policy is protectionism. Indian-made arms need export market

The increase in momentum of 'self-reliance' projects by the defence ministry is palpable. But it can't be successful as a standalone initiative.

Discipline can’t override justice. India needs independent prosecution within military

In 'March to Justice', Navdeep Singh says military justice can be improved with independent trials. But India has none of it.

It’s politics over military ops for Modi govt. Delay over new CDS appointment shows why

The rampant assault on State institutions hasn’t left the Indian military untouched. It will be the greatest challenge of 2022, just as it was in 2021.

China land law to new acquisition, why 2022 is a critical year for Indian military

While US is trying to woo India through partnership, Russia is acting a bit like the jealous lover throwing tantrums and flirting with both China and Pakistan.

Govt and military owe India an authentic history of the 1971 Bangladesh War. Rest is mythology

Halos around personalities from the 1971 Bangladesh War victory have no sanctity. Myths and claims of self-aggrandisement must be debunked.

In two events, Modi added military into election engineering for UP. It’s a bad sign

IAF airshow at Purvanchal Expressway and military equipment ‘Samarpan’ at Jhansi shows military hierarchy has become unwittingly party to BJP electioneering.

Indian military cannot operate effectively without Russian-supplied equipment: US report

The US Congressional report comes ahead of a crucial decision that Biden administration has to take on India buying arms from Russia.

MHA order dilutes what BSF was raised for even more. It already guards Lutyens’ Delhi

With the shortage of workforce touching five-figure levels, enhancing BSF's operational roles in Punjab, West Bengal, and Assam is plainly illogical.

Gen Bipin Rawat’s Russia, US visits show something is changing in India’s military diplomacy

India has openly pitched for exporting weapons to regions such as Africa, which has been traditionally dominated by China.

Vivek Ram Chaudhari takes over as IAF chief, stopping depletion of fighter squadrons a priority

Born on 4 September 1962, the Air Chief Marshal was commissioned into the fighter stream of the IAF on 29 December 1982. He succeeds Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria.

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An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

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.