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Apr 17, 2019
Nirmala Sitharaman to ANI: Letter on politicisation of army lost credibility after senior veterans denied signing itAmid row over the letter to President Ram Nath Kovind expressing concern at the politicisation of the armed forces, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said that credibility of the appeal made was lost after some of the senior retired personnel named in the letter said they “neither signed it nor were a party to it”.
Apr 09, 2019
Balakot airstrikes and aftermath: Strange to see Pakistan's obfuscations given more credence than IAF evidenceThe Balakot airstrikes and the aftermath occurred at a sensitive time when India was getting ready to hold its general elections for the Lok Sabha where Prime minister Narendra Modi is seeking a return mandate
Apr 04, 2019
From the 2014 OROP promise to the 2019 Balakot air strikes, the armed forces have always been brought into political warfareThe worst attack on security personnel in decades, on 14 February at Pulwama, ended up not just opening up a fresh soft spot for the army in the minds of everyday television-consuming Indians but also setting the tone of the electoral campaigns in the Lok Sabha election.
Mar 29, 2019
Indian Army needs to shun the flab to be a fit fighting machineThe Army’s modernisation and restructuring efforts are unlikely to yield the desired outcome unless ways are found to generate funds for new equipment and to keep the inventory in a high order of operability
Mar 23, 2019
IPL 2019: Opening ceremony funds budgeted at Rs 20 crore donated to CRPF and Armed Forces by BCCIThe Committee of Administrators (CoA), running the BCCI, had decided to cancel the glitzy IPL opening ceremony in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.
Mar 10, 2019
BJP walking on dangerous path by 'using military forces to conceal its failures', says Congress leader Ahmed PatelAfter a hoarding of IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthanman appeared with BJP leaders, the EC asked political parties to desist from displaying photographs of defence personnel.
Mar 08, 2019
Between Doka La standoff and Balakot strikes, here's how India lost the plot in its communication strategyIndia’s ability to set the narrative and achieve consistency in messaging post Balakot seems to have nosedived compared to its performance during the Doka La stand-off with China.
Mar 07, 2019
Balakot strikes: Releasing 'proof' could compromise national security, Centre should resist Opposition pressureThe Opposition is clamouring for “proof” of the Balakot precision air strikes. This pressure on the government is likely to increase as the poll dates draw near and campaign begins in earnest
Mar 06, 2019
Pizza Hut turns Wing Commander Abhinandan's bravery into marketing gimmick: Insensitive and opportunistic, say brand specialistsTwitter reactions ranged from horror to tongue-in-cheek on Pizza Hut's capitalisation of a tragedy for the company's personal benefit.
Mar 05, 2019
'Don't politicise armed forces': AK Antony slams Narendra Modi, accuses him of sacrificing national interestFormer defence minister AK Antony on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of sacrificing national interests and urged him "not to politicise" the armed forces.