Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
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Topic: Military

India’s new CDS will have to decide: Where does the loyalty of the military lie

The progress of India's democracy will, to a significant extent, depend on the moral choices of its leaders – including military leaders.

General Rawat was a transformer and not a mere reformer – a tribute from a vocal critic

General Rawat, like all soldiers, understood that critique is never personal, it is professional. He even wrote to me when I criticised him.

Ajit Doval is wrong. Civil society not dangerous, we pushed back militants in Meghalaya

Ajit Doval thinks civil society is the new frontier of war. But ‘Shillong We Care’, a small group of citizens, stood up to militants and extortion.

Ajit Doval was my batchmate, but his understanding of Constitution, civil society is flawed

Doval's statements reflect that he thinks India is still a colonial monarchy, where people are subjects, and not a democracy, where they are citizens.

Why PM Modi in Army uniform distracts from India’s real goals

Putin, Erdogan, and Xi Jinping have all worn military uniforms. But it’s different when PM Modi does it.

I am offshore Pakistani General. My establishment beat India in Pandora Papers

We may say Indians are our enemies, but the Pakistani Generals well know how important India is to our offshore accounts.

CDS Rawat meets US counterpart General Milley at Pentagon, holds talks on regional security

The two leaders reaffirmed the need for greater military-to-military cooperation between India & US, and agreed to continued ties in training exercises & creating more opportunities.

Gen Rawat’s ‘clash of civilisation’ row shows military should be seen but not heard in press

Media appearances of Gen Bipin Rawat, both as COAS and CDS, have left an avoidable trail of faux pas and opinions that have generated needless controversies.

India’s first naval aviator Yaduvansh Narayan Singh remained in shadows. It can change now

From being the first Indian carrier pilot to being the first to command an Indian naval air squadron, the man ticked all the boxes over half a century ago.

Quality of India’s military leadership under test. Moral fibre can overcome political bias

Merit or seniority? Power to select senior military leaders must be left to politicians.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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