Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Topic: Nirmala Sitharaman

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as he emplanes for Maldives to attend the historic swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in New Delhi

PM Modi breaks the ice with Maldives with promise of whatever help Male needs

Modi is attending the inauguration of President Ibrahim Solih and said 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas' extends to India’s neighbours too.
A K9 Thunder on display | Commons

Induction of K9 Vajra (Thunder) for Indian Army pulls India out of the past

The Rs 4,366 crore contract for the K9 Vajra is meant to arm 18 regiments of the Indian Army, and replace the 50-year-old 105-mm Abbott.
Indian artillery

Artillery weapons including K9 Vajra & M777 howitzers to be inducted into India’s defence

K9 Vajra is the first ever artillery gun manufactured by the Indian private sector.
Ministry of Defence | Commons

Defence ministry says both police and Indian Army jawans to blame for bust-up at Bomdila

Ministry is probing how a local-level brawl escalated into a war of institutions, after IAS body demanded action against Indian Army personnel.
A Chinese soldier and an Indian soldier stand guard at the Chinese side of the Nathu La border | Getty Images

Over a year after Doklam, India and China to resume Army exercise this December

The army exercise between India and China was called off last year amid hostilities over the showdown at Doklam.
Rahul Gandhi

At chat with Rahul Gandhi, current & ex-HAL employees say ‘hurt by govt jibe’ on Rafale

Nirmala Sitharaman had said recently that the UPA-era deal for 126 Rafales had fallen through because HAL did not have the capability to make the jets.
A file image of Indian Army in Srinagar | Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

A boast, a smirk and 2 viral photos: How Indian Army’s image stands dented

The Indian Army prides itself on fighting as per the laws of conflict. Two recent incidents contradict that.

Rafale row an ‘international conspiracy’ instigated by Congress, says Union minister

Gajendra Shekhawat says Gandhis wanted deal for Robert Vadra’s friend. Sitharaman to travel across country to counter Congress ‘propaganda’. 
Congress President Rahul Gandhi | PTI

Rahul Gandhi wants Sitharaman to resign for ‘lying’ about HAL in Rafale deal

Nirmala Sitharaman had earlier accused former defence minister A.K. Antony of not supporting HAL in getting the Rafale deal.
Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman

This is what the Indian Air Force’s fighter squadron strength has been reduced to

IAF’s authorised strength is 42 squadrons, a figure it has never touched. The maximum number reached is 39.5 in the early 1990s.
smash brahmin patriarchy

Twitter’s apology a cop out or was CEO Jack Dorsey wrong to hold Brahmin-patriarchy poster?

A photo of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey holding a poster that said ‘Smash Brahminal Patriarchy’ triggered social media outrage after Right-wing ideologues called it ...