Topic: Integrated Battle Groups
In the IBGs, third-generation anti-tank and air defence weapons, and loiter ammunition must be available down to unit level.
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.
The Army has tested the new concept of IBGs on both the western and eastern fronts, and is awaiting a report from the Eastern Command to fine-tune it further.
Whether it's Karnataka-Maharahstra or Assam-Meghalaya, Modi govt's reluctance to get dragged into border disputes is self-defeating.
The rupee was down 0.5% to the dollar and has been an underperformer among Asian peers. The offshore Chinese yuan was up 0.9%, leading Asian currencies higher.
The arms export embargoes on Moscow could create an opportunity for Beijing to supply arms to countries like Myanmar, which are heavily dependent on Russian arms.
Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.