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The exercise will see the participation of the integrated battle groups, which are the brainchild of Army Chief General Bipin Rawat | PTI file

Army to debut its Mountain Strike Corps next month, at HimVijay exercise in Arunachal

The exercise will be held at over 10,000 ft next month and will see, for the first time, Army's integrated battle groups that are self-sufficient agile units.
File photo of Narendra Modi, Sushma Swaraj, Rahul Gandhi and LK Advani at Parliament House on December 13, 2017 in New Delhi | Getty Images

Modi will win 2019 thanks to Rahul Gandhi, and rifle-hunting for the Indian Army

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Mountain Strike Corps shelved, and Arun Jaitley makes Modi soften stand on Section 377

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An M777 Ultra Light Howitzer underslung from a Chinook helicopter | YouTube

Indian Army puts Mountain Strike Corps aimed at China in cold storage

The instant order to stop ‘new raisings’ – create battalions with fresh recruits – has been prompted by financial constraints.

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A file photo of migrant labourers gathered at a bus stand in Jaipur | PTI

My lord, migrant labourers need more than just food, just like we all do

The act of feeding is a conscience cleaner, a hand wash that also kills hopes of the poor wanting anything more than food. These are old models of charity.

Is talk of lifting lockdown premature or is it necessary to allow some economic activity?

As the Narendra Modi government considers the option of extending the Covid-19 lockdown beyond 14 April, concerns around its impact on the economy are growing.


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Indian Navy veterans slam ‘childish’ US response to Roosevelt ship incident

Former Navy Chief Admiral Arun Prakash says captain of USS Theodore Roosevelt should’ve resigned if he felt system let him down, rather than leaking mail to media.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.