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JNU fee row should make us ask if public and private universities are really any different

JNU debate can’t be restricted to which university charges more fees. Reality is public universities today are hard put to maintain financial equilibrium.
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Can changes in British-era IPC alter police attitude towards people or more reforms needed?

The Narendra Modi government has decided to revamp the British-era Indian Penal Code.
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For Army Training Command, location is least of its problems

Army Commander is posted to Army Training Command not based on aptitude but as & when a vacancy occurs. If you don’t give best resources, don’t expect best results.
Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman | Will Oliver/Pool via Bloombeg

Saudi Arabia plans to lift curbs on women travel as Crown Prince carries on with ‘reforms’

Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has enacted a series of reforms aimed at better women’s rights as he looks to build his Saudi Vision 2030.
Security personnel stand guard over Raisina Hill in New Delhi| T. Narayan/Bloomberg

Defence University to Defence Chief – Modi govt now has political capital for the big reforms

Time Modi government moved decisively to create a fully-empowered CDS with a road map for integration of commands.
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Modi govt must be cajoled, nudged & criticised into giving us a national security doctrine

The stakes are important enough for the strategic community in India to suspend cynicism and make the case for reform.
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Rafale row confirms India needs its own defence industry if it has to be a global power

India's armed forces urgently require advanced technology in weapon systems and other equipment.
Indian Army

Indian Army set to push through with General Bipin Rawat’s reforms for a leaner force

Indian Army sources said there was no opposition to the proposals made by the chief at the ongoing commanders’ conference, just differences of opinion.
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Top Army commanders approve massive rehaul & downsizing of Indian Army

The reform aims to mainly increase the Indian army's war-fighting capabilities. 
Money, calculator and pen. The Ease of Doing Business ranking vindicates the reforms by the central government

Ease of Doing Business: Over to the states & local bodies now

The ranking vindicates the reformist measures undertaken by the Modi government. But further improvement requires vanguard action from states and local governments.

On Camera

A file photo of USS Theodore Roosevelt

US Navy was quick to fix responsibility for Covid-19 crisis. Indian military can take lessons

Indian military’s track record in fixing accountability is poor, most notably during the Kargil War. This can have serious repercussions for us in peace and wartime.

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.


USS Theodore Roosevelt. Photo | Bloomberg

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.