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As Modi attacks Rajiv Gandhi, spotlight is on INS Viraat’s glorious history as naval warship

INS Viraat, in her earlier avatar, won the Falklands War against Argentina in 1982 for the Royal Navy. She was decommissioned in 2017.

Rajiv Gandhi’s family vacation in 1988 can’t be an election issue in 2019

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CRPF jawans in Jharkhand PTI

Military & central police forces angry as govt panel on pay parity keeps them out

Officers from Army, Navy, IAF, CRPF, BSF, ITBP and other central police forces are crying foul over the panel formed by DoPT to discuss non-functional upgradation.

French Rafales to go up against Russian MiGs for first time in India-France naval war game

The MiG 29-Ks and Rafale naval fighters are in the race for a multi-billion dollar deal of the Indian Navy to equip its under-construction indigenous aircraft carrier.

Private players cry foul as HAL submits 2 bids for mega Navy chopper deal

State-owned HAL has filed one bid on its own and one with Russian Helicopters for the Naval Utility Helicopter. The Indian Navy wants to purchase 111 NUHs.
Women officers in the Indian Army

Army opens ‘risky’ roles for women but Indian Navy won’t have women sailors anytime soon

Indian Navy is examining ways to induct women sailors, but officials say 'infrastructure in not adequate' currently for such a move.

Vice-Admiral’s daughter fighting Modi govt has been living in Navy facility against rules

Kota House is meant for officers or their families in transit, & duration of accommodation is usually 3 months. But Verma's daughter has been 'staying there since 2008'.
The INS Imphal was named after the Indian city, recognising its contribution as a major battleground during the Second World War.

From INS Vikrant to INS Imphal, how names of Indian Navy ships have evolved over the years

The new Visakhapatnam-class destroyer INS Imphal is the first Indian Navy ship to be named after a city in the Northeast.
INS Kolkata

Indian naval ships arrive where Pakistan’s are absent at China fleet review in Qingdao

Ten countries, including India, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam, will deploy 20 vessels to join a naval parade.

Modi raises Balakot again, and again bares his utter contempt for poll code

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On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
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Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.