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Army personnel during the parade | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Is India’s rising defence pension bill affecting modernisation of military? 5 myths busted

Business as usual is no longer an option. India must tackle the rising defence pension bill.
Representational image of female officers in Indian navy | YouTube

Women in combat roles: India can romanticise it but here’s why we are not ready yet

One gives the example of US and Israel armies. But even their forces don’t deploy women in direct infantry combat.
Trump's new strategy on Afganistan

‘Dark triad’: The personality profile that is linked to war crimes

If we are more careful about whom we employ in our militaries, and who leads them, there is a good chance we could eliminate some important risk factors.
Narendra Modi inspecting the Guard of Honour at Red Fort on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day | PIB

What Indian politicians, bureaucrats and military really think about each other

Tensions between civilians and the military are not new in India. However, the proliferation and reach of social media has only amplified differences.
File photo | Indian Air Force | Facebook

Time to run IAF in a sleek, corporate way. It’s the Force that counted in Kargil, Balakot

We expect an Air Force officer to land on the moon in a few years. They are trained to touch the sky.
Mian Mithu

Mian Mithu, the extremist cleric whom Hindu families dread in Pakistan’s Sindh

Mian Mithu is evergreen. Electoral losses, public protests mean nothing to him. And now he has been caught leading rioters in Ghotki.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan

By giving General Bajwa an extension, Imran Khan has lost the leverage he held

If Imran Khan is unable to deliver, the military will replace him even before he gets to say ‘what’.
File photo of Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa | Twitter @pid_gov

Generals Musharraf and Kayani hold out an important lesson for Pakistan Army chief Bajwa

When the chief is perceived as a rule-breaker, the prestige of his office stands damaged.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan | File photo | ImranKhanOfficial/Facebook

This is why Pakistan can no longer respond militarily to India’s Kashmir move

Visionary diplomacy may be the only way forward. Of course, the success of Pakistan’s diplomacy will depend on the human rights scene in India.
Pakistan President Arif Alvi

Pakistan to award pilots who ‘shot down’ IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman

Pakistan President Arif Alvi announced that the top military award will be given to two of its Air Force officers in a ceremony next March.

On Camera

A house marked in Delhi during coronavirus pandemic | Twitter

Marking Covid-19 patients should not leave a social mark in India

The act of marking carries historical baggage. If India wants to mark those infected with coronavirus, it must think of sensible ways that don’t outlive the crisis.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Ramayan on DD: Best way to keep India’s elderly indoors or show the young TV beyond Netflix?

Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, which was a rage in the late 1980s, has made a comeback at a time when the 21-day lockdown has forced people indoors.

Defence

Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

Soldiers failing to disclose Covid-19 information will invite action under Army Act

Army advisory says not disclosing Covid-19 symptoms, travel details or contact with suspected patient will be treated as 'willful concealment' & breach of discipline.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.