Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicSnipers

Topic: Snipers

Deadly new sniper rifles are here for Northern Command soldiers along LoC

The .50 Calibre M95 by Barrett and the .338 Lapua Magnum Scorpio TGT by Beretta will replace the ageing Russian Dragunov.

Indian Army soldiers along the LoC to get deadly sniper rifles this month

The guns being procured for the soldiers are the Italian-made .338 Lapua Magnum Scorpio TGT by Beretta, and the US-made .50 Calibre M95 by...

The new danger in Kashmir: Cold, calculating snipers who are wary of close contact

Four incidents of sniping in Kashmir Valley has given rise to a new security fear which puts not just police and Army personnel at risk but also politicians.

Militant snipers add grisly new chapter to Kashmir insurgency with three kills

Three security personnel have been killed by snipers in Kashmir since 18 October – one likely sighted with the help of the light of his phone screen.  

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image for weight loss | Andres Ayrton | Pexels

Can you lose weight by not eating after 8 pm? What the diet industry doesn’t tell you

The list of myths goes on—don't eat fruits before bed, eat small meals to increase metabolism. But does science support these claims?
An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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