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National Defence Academy to add 2 squadrons to address officers’ shortage in Army, Navy & IAF

The additional intake at NDA will take overall strength to around 2,400 cadets. It will also cater for foreign cadets and IAF cadets training for ground duty roles. 
Surgeon Lieutenant T. Hannah Jane and Lieutenant Commander Tanisha Chakraborty have been deployed on board fleet tanker INS Shakti | By special arrangement

Won’t be long before a woman commands a warship, say female Navy officers deployed at sea

Surg. Lt Hannah Jane and Lt Cdr Tanisha Chakraborty are among four women officers deployed aboard warships in December-January. They are serving on fleet tanker INS Shakti.
Representational image of an Armyman being vaccinated in Jabalpur | File photo: ANI

India’s armed forces stave off deadly 2nd Covid wave thanks to vaccines, strict protocols

Nearly 90% of armed forces personnel have been double vaccinated, and now, Army is increasing medical capacity to help civilian administration.

26 dead, 49 still missing from P305 barge that sank, Navy search continues on Day 4

Navy launched fresh mission Thursday to scour the waters off Mumbai coast, where accommodation barge P305 went adrift in Cyclone Tauktae fury before it sank Monday.

89 ONGC off-shore op staff onboard P305 missing, all others from 2 barges, rig rescued: Navy

The accommodation barge P305 which was servicing ONGC offshore operations sank Monday evening, a Navy official said, adding 184 of the 273 personnel on board have been rescued.
Armed forces doctors arrive in Lucknow Monday | Twitter/@suryacommand

States seek Army help to fight Covid but ‘overstretched’ forces have limited doctors to spare

Latest demand has come from Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia who Monday wrote to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh calling for the Army to set up 11,000 beds in the national capital. 
The Army and other services have been engaged in India's efforts against Covid-19 (representational image) | Photo: ANI

Army, Navy, Air Force seek emergency financial powers for 3 months to tackle Covid crisis

The proposals from the three armed services are currently under the active consideration of the govt, and a decision is expected shortly. 

Navy sets the ball rolling for leasing of 24 utility helicopters, plans 5-year deal

Request for Information issued to vendors. Navy has noted that the helicopters should be twin engines, with wheeled landing gear and blade fold capability.
A Type 209 submarine built by Germany (representational image) | Wikipedia

German-built, operated by Indonesia, similar to India’s: What we know of the missing submarine

A HDW Type 209 vessel, it is estimated to have less than 48 hours of oxygen supply left currently. Missing since this week, it is one of 5 submarines Indonesia operates.
The Army transporting oxygen-laden trucks | Twitter/@adgpi

Army, Navy, Air Force pitch in with doctors, medical aid, oxygen as India’s Covid burden grows

Infrastructure in military hospitals are being ramped to handle the rising Covid cases while doctors & medical staff of the forces have been deployed in cities where cases have surged.

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Adichie’s attack on ‘woke language’ is on point. But Right-wing cancel culture is real threat

Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie's three-part essay is what millennials get to hear from Gen Z and boomers suffering with over generalisation of the new generation.
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What are UPA-era oil bonds Modi govt says are preventing it from reducing fuel prices

ThePrint explains what these oil bonds are, why governments issue them and how they impact a country's finances.

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Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, head of the Indian Air Force | Photo: ANI

Induction of Rafale aircraft into Indian Air Force to take place by 2022, says IAF Chief

IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria also said that some deliveries from France have been ahead of time, while minor delays happened with 'one or two' aircraft due to Covid-related issues.

China’s Wuhan story unravels as world’s finest, including from India, nail Covid lab-leak proof

The global hunt for where the virus behind pandemic came from shows science, democracy and a sense of inquiry can overcome politics, ideology and omerta codes.