The order on pensions for disabled soldiers shows why India needs to have a separate Ministry for Veteran Affairs to supervise the DESW
Modi govt’s Budget identifies key reform areas, but a mere window dressing won’t get desired results. There is clear need for deep structural reforms.
Incentivising informal sector workers to save is good, but creating separate schemes for different groups divides an already fragmented pensions market.
Finance ministry rules that those military personnel who continue in service until retirement will have to pay income tax on their disability pension.
Gen Naravane is both a dove and a hawk, depending on the issue. This was because, at the end of the day, he was, and is, a “quintessential Army man”.
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.
With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
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.