Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicMinistry of Defence

Topic: Ministry of Defence

In presentation to PMO, junior defence minister admits Make in India hasn’t taken off

Minister of State Subhash Bhamre laid out some ‘hard facts’ in the presentation in November 2017, and blamed delays on lack of accountability.

Two ministers appoint different officers as defence ministry spokesperson on same day

Confusion after Sitharaman appoints Defence Accounts Service officer Rajashekar, Irani picks Information Service officer Pandey on the same day.

Finally, a sense of relief in Ministry of Defence’s longest-running war

The order changing military officers’ equations vis-à-vis civilian officials has been rescinded. Further heartburn needs to be prevented.

Make in India priority for Sitharaman, first challenge is Ambani vs L&T

New defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman to take crucial call on Rs 20,000 cr LPD contract; Adani vs Tata next

On Camera

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Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

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.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

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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