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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with special forces personnel in Ladakh Friday | By special arrangement

Photo from Rajnath Ladakh trip reveals two ‘secret’ special forces buys

Photo from Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to Ladakh Friday reveals recent acquisitions made by the Army’s Para Special Forces for battle edge. 
(Representational image) Para Special Forces | Indian Army Parachute Regiment SF | Facebook

Army plans to expand roles for elite special and airborne forces known for surgical strikes

Army has proposed to change the way volunteers are selected and trained for special forces under Parachute Regiment, wants a maximum of 500 personnel trained in every course.
Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Special Forces meant to do ops like surgical strikes. They’re called ‘special’ for a reason

India’s Special Forces are equipped reasonably, but not with the latest technology. It is time we provided them the latest and the best that’s available.
Special Forces of the Army | Commons

New tri services special ops division, meant for surgical strikes, finishes 1st exercise today

The week-long exercise in Gujarat saw personnel of the Army, Navy commando unit and Air Force’s Garud test drills of the division.
M.S. Dhoni in Srinagar

Lt Col Dhoni begins duty with Army troops in Kashmir, could train with special forces

Former Indian cricket captain M.S. Dhoni will live, eat, work and sleep like any regular soldier during his two-week stint in Kashmir.
17th December 1971: Indian troops advancing into East Pakistan (Bangladesh) | Central Press/Getty Images

Award citations of Army’s elite 10 Para commandos in 1971 war destroyed ‘as per policy’

The Central Public Information Officer said the relevant record of citations have been destroyed and hence not available.

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Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
A Reliance Industries Ltd. oil tanker truck.

Reliance Industries posts 15% profit drop as Covid hits oil demand

The company posted a net profit of Rs 9,567 crore in July-September compared with Rs 11,262 crore a year back.

Defence

File image of a BrahMos missile

India successfully test fires air-launched version of BrahMos missile from Sukhoi jet

The missile hit a sinking ship in the Bay of Bengal with accuracy, official sources said. It was fired after the Su-30 MKI aircraft travelled for over three hours.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.