Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Topic: soldiers

Agnipath gives Indian military ‘four-year interns’. It’s an assault on Army bonding

In an imaginary letter, an Adjutant General describes why Agnipath scheme is worrisome and was clearly drafted by civilians.

Every soldier is a farmer in uniform. Insulting protesters will hurt those at borders too

Farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and UP have sent their children to the Army for generations. But ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ has become just a rhetoric.

PM Modi calls for people to light a diya as ‘salute to soldiers’ on Diwali eve

The Prime Minister posted an audio clip of his latest 'Mann ki Baat' broadcast urging people to celebrate Diwali by honouring the soldiers guarding India's borders.

Rahul Gandhi slams Centre over non-availability of bulletproof vehicles for soldiers

'Is this justice?' asked the Congress leader in a tweet Saturday with a video of a purported conversation between soldiers transported in non-bullet proof vehicles.

Chinese have changed the rules of engagement at LAC. It’s time India did too

Equipping soldiers with riot gear and giving them spiked clubs is a defeatist mindset and India would never allow it on any other border.

Riyaz Naikoo killing doesn’t avenge Handwara. India must stop glorifying soldiers’ deaths

The high rate of casualties of security personnel, especially in the recent past, should be a wake-up call for the Modi government and the security establishment.

Are you looking for someone you lost, Ma’am? They asked my mother at National War Memorial

Even though India has fought a number of wars, there was no unified memorial for its fallen soldiers, apart from India Gate and Amar Jawan Jyoti.

Get 2 for every Indian jawan killed: ‘Fed up’ Punjab CM Amarinder calls for action

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh said it was clear the Pakistan Army was calling the shots, and said the country was fed up with the senseless killing of soldiers.

Indian soldiers without quality combat boots: Misplaced defence spending priorities or procurement red tape?

Indian Army is still waiting on the delivery of its last order for old-style combat boots, which will arrive by 2019. Ironically, Indian manufacturers...

Indians supply modern combat boots to US army, but our soldiers use ‘130-year-old’ designs

The wait will go on as the decision to open up sector to private players won’t kick in before 2019. After that, there's the long procurement process.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.