Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicIndian military

Topic: Indian military

For future wars, World War 2 army divisions won’t cut it. It’s time for a ‘revolution’

Integrated battle groups have helped the Army optimise its size and make itself more agile. Now it's time to boost our national security with reforms.

Birthday wishes and ‘aartis’ have no place in our military. This needs fixing

There's been a steady erosion of secular and political ethos of the armed forces in recent times. It's a result of poor examples set by the hierarchy.

Defence ministry plans uniform retirement age for army, navy & air force, more years of service

The move is expected to help cut salary, pension bills & address issues of re-employment & staff shortage. India is the world's third-largest defence spender, but much of it is on wages.

The story of Jaswant Singh, the only Indian to have ever commanded a foreign Air Force

From becoming the only Indian to have ever commanded a foreign Air Force to being called 'the father of sports' in the IAF, Jaswant Singh always packed a punch.

Army must ditch ‘superiority’ mindset. Distrust, animosity will only hamper military reforms

CDS Gen Bipin Rawat laid claims to superiority on behalf of the Army, because he believes it is ultimately all about control of territory. This mindset needs to be disparaged.

India needs to find a sweet spot between ignoring and provoking China

China views India as an inward-looking democracy that has yet to focus on economic or military prowess. New Delhi needs to counter it with hard muscle and economy boost.

Army, Navy & IAF propose pension for officer trainees who suffer disabilities during training 

Pension for trainees likely to be based on starting salary of lieutenant or equivalent. Defence ministry currently assessing the overall financial implications of the move.

RKS Bhadauria’s visit to Bangladesh on golden jubilee of 1971 war significant, says IAF

According to officials, Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria also held extensive talks with the top military brass of Bangladesh to further expand bilateral defence cooperation.

Theaterisation of Indian military is the way forward. Setting up an expert panel a good start

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Joint military command is the future but India can’t rush into it

The amalgamation of 19 military commands into a cohesive joint or theatre command will be India's biggest defence reform. The challenge will be to take everyone along.

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

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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.
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