Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicMinistry of Defence

Topic: Ministry of Defence

Chinese counterpart listening, Rajnath calls for freedom of navigation in South China Sea

Rajnath Singh was speaking at the virtual ASEAN Plus Defence Ministers' Meet, where US Secretary of Defense Llyod Austin was also present.

Don’t rush into Sainik School public-private partnership. It can dilute and corrupt

The preservation of Sainik School ‘ethos’ cannot be done without the Ministry of Defence being in control.

Israel’s ATHOS gun system or Atmanirbhar ATAGS? Defence negative list to finalise next week

The towed gun system is part of Army’s Field Artillery Rationalisation Plan that was drawn up in 1999. An Israeli firm has been in the race for over two years now.

A top Army doctor transferred in middle of pandemic says a lot about India’s civil-military ties

The transfer of Maj Gen Vardhan from Delhi’s Base Hospital has been officially justified as routine HR process. But there is more than what meets the eye.

Why Manohar Parrikar’s biggest contribution to Defence Ministry was breaking Rafale logjam

In ‘Manohar Parrikar: Brilliant Mind, Simple Life’, Nitin A. Gokhale explores how India’s first IIT-qualified chief minister strengthened India's national security.

INS Viraat dismantling has begun, but a final effort is still on to convert it into museum

Envitech Marine Consultants is hopeful of getting NOC from the government. But shipbreaker has already begun the dismantling process.

Special forces, capacity-building, Indo-Pacific — how India-US ties will grow in coming days

India and US, which concluded the third 2+2 dialogue Tuesday, are expected to undertake a more collaborative effort in coming months and years in the Indo-Pacific.

Govt eases norms to make defence land acquisition for public projects simpler

Under the new rules, 8 equal value infrastructure projects have been identified, which the acquiring party can provide infra for in coordination with the concerned Service.

If Modi cares for the forces, Rajnath Singh must act on the ‘mischievous’ MoD order

The order on pensions for disabled soldiers shows why India needs to have a separate Ministry for Veteran Affairs to supervise the DESW

India’s negative defence import list has some hits, some misses & quite a bit of confusion

A study of the 101 items put in the negative list shows that over one-fourth are already manufactured in India and have not been imported for a long time.

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Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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