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Colonel (retd) Sonam Wangchuk in Leh | Photo: Sajid Ali | ThePrint

Kargil hero Col Wangchuk says need strong political will to strengthen India’s borders

Maha Vir Chakra recipient Colonel (retd) Sonam Wangchuk, who fought the Kargil War in 1999, also says Army should prioritise deploying local Ladakhis in LAC region.

Songs from Border, love letters and near-death experiences — Captain Vijyant Thapar’s army life

In a new book 'Vijayant at Kargil', Col V.N. Thapar writes about his son Vijyant, who was killed when he was 22 during the Kargil War's Knoll assault.

Jahnvi Kapoor’s ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’ set to release on Netflix

Film is based on life of Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena, who became first IAF woman officer in combat when she flew Cheetah helicopters during 1999 Kargil War for casualty evacuation.
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‘Make in India has failed in defence sector’ — experts highlight importance of self-reliance

Experts at the Military Literature Festival in Chandigarh list why Modi govt's flagship Make in India programme has failed to take off in the defence sector.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on 8 August, three days after his government revoked Article 370 | BJP | Twitter

Lt Gen Nanavatty’s Kashmir roadmap was prophetic. He now calls Modi govt move ‘a bold step’

Addressing a Special Group appointed by then-PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in April 2003, Nanavatty forcefully presented his case to them days before he retired.
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This Kargil hero was made a scapegoat, but fought to restore his brigade’s honour and won

Brig. Devinder Singh was blamed for failing to detect intrusions, but once his name was cleared, he told Shekhar Gupta that the Army’s system truly worked.
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Yediyurappa doesn’t tick any of the boxes Modi has set for BJP CMs

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Kargil hero serving as traffic constable in Punjab gets double promotion

Punjab govt names Vir Chakra awardee Satpal Singh as assistant sub inspector, accuses the previous Akali Dal regime of not giving him due recognition.
Gunjan Saxena | Rachna Bisht Rawat | Penguin Random House India

The only woman warrior in Kargil War flew her Cheetah helicopter without fear

Gunjan Saxena operated in the area spanning Kargil–Tololing– Batalik. She conducted around 10 sorties over a period of 20 days during the Kargil War.
Indian Army war memorial, Shimla | Representational image | Pixabay

20 years on, a Kargil lesson still holds true: Indian Army can’t afford to learn on the job

It had taken Indian Army two weeks to determine the extent of intrusion and strength of the enemy - a recipe for defeat in limited wars.

On Camera

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Meat-lover who wants to save the planet? 3D printed steaks are your solution

It can take up to 15,000 litres of water to produce a single kilogram of beef. But there is now a growing amount of interest in meat alternatives.
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This is what Modi govt wants 3 loss-making insurance firms to do to turn profitable

The Modi govt has attached conditions for its capital infusion into OlCL, NICL and UIICL, focussing on profitability and improving customer service.

Defence

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Two new Israeli assault rifles Arad and Carmel now set to be manufactured in India

The assault rifles will be manufactured under Make in India initiative in Madhya Pradesh by joint venture PLR Systems, which is already producing arms like Tavor.
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Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.