In the battle of Bum La and Nuranag of 1962, the regiment played a crucial role in the fight against the Chinese. The regiment also participated in World War I and II.
Generals on both sides of the border recount how inability to take revenge brings collective shame. And shame is not something a soldier can live with.
Soldiers fight because of unit/sub-unit cohesion. They do not want to let down their comrades in a battle.
From Ahirs' valour in 1962 war to Chamar regiment’s honour in WW2, caste-based regiments’ celebration provide ground for their inclusion in Army.
The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.
European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.
The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.
In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.