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SC extends deadline for granting permanent commission to women officers in Indian Navy till 31 Dec
India

SC extends deadline for granting permanent commission to women officers in Indian Navy till 31 Dec

The apex court had on 17 March, maintaining that women and men officers should be treated equally, cleared permanent commission for women in the navy and asked the Centre to complete the modalities within three months

Mizoram govt violating MHA directions by restricting 'operational movement' of forces, claims Assam Rifles
India

Mizoram govt violating MHA directions by restricting 'operational movement' of forces, claims Assam Rifles

The allegation comes days after 15 Assam Rifles personnel reportedly forced their way through a check gate on the Mizoram-Assam border. Govt claimed that they refused to comply with protocol

Indian Army considers allowing young professionals to join force for 3-year tenure: A look at military conscription laws around the world
India

Indian Army considers allowing young professionals to join force for 3-year tenure: A look at military conscription laws around the world

Such a voluntary three-year-stint in the army would be distinct from a permanent job in the armed forces, which entails pension and other such benefits.

Armed Forces Flag Day: Narendra Modi urges citizens to contribute towards welfare of armed forces, hails their 'indomitable courage' in tweet
India

Armed Forces Flag Day: Narendra Modi urges citizens to contribute towards welfare of armed forces, hails their 'indomitable courage' in tweet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended his wishes to the Indian forces on the occasion of Armed Forces Flag Day and hailed their invincible courage

OFB employees seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention against proposal to corporatise PSU
Business

OFB employees seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention against proposal to corporatise PSU

The OFB follows a cost-plus basis for pricing and its turnover was Rs 14,431 crore in 2018-19 with the main customers being the armed forces and the paramilitary forces.

Haryana political battle heats up ahead of Assembly polls: BJP boasts of Modi's '56-inch chest', Congress slams 'non-performing' Khattar govt
Politics

Haryana political battle heats up ahead of Assembly polls: BJP boasts of Modi's '56-inch chest', Congress slams 'non-performing' Khattar govt

The surprise element in Haryana came from former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, whose salvos put his own party in a spot of bother, rather than the BJP.

Centre's 'masterstroke' on Article 370 in Kashmir puts armed forces on trial; debate necessary on costs of conflict
India

Centre's 'masterstroke' on Article 370 in Kashmir puts armed forces on trial; debate necessary on costs of conflict

Personnel of the armed forces are in Kashmir to suppress the sentiment which expresses itself often through violence, because there is no other means of expressing it.

Upgraded BrahMos with 500-kilometre range ready; India becomes only country to integrate long-range missiles into fighter jets
India

Upgraded BrahMos with 500-kilometre range ready; India becomes only country to integrate long-range missiles into fighter jets

The upgraded version of the homegrown BrahMos missile with an enhanced range of up to 500 km is ready, the CEO of BrahMos Aerospace, Sudhir Kumar Mishra, has said

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Disability pension tax, Article 15 movie review, Pakistan in World Cup; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Disability pension tax, Article 15 movie review, Pakistan in World Cup; today's must-read stories

The CBDT order has turned around a provision that goes back almost a hundred years, which granted exemption from Income Tax to all those who exited service with a duly certified medical disability.

Disability pension tax: Rather than vilifying soldiers, Defence Ministry should work with forces to prevent dishonest claims
India

Disability pension tax: Rather than vilifying soldiers, Defence Ministry should work with forces to prevent dishonest claims

Rather than ordering a blanket change of rules on disability pension tax, the Ministry of Defence should work with the armed forces to institute a foolproof and verifiable system for disability claims

Holding military commanders alone responsible for setbacks in hybrid conflict doesn't absolve State of its role
India

Holding military commanders alone responsible for setbacks in hybrid conflict doesn't absolve State of its role

Hybrid conflict is far more complex and the involvement of the state besides the military is extensive making responsibility a collective affair more than ever before.

Lok Sabha elections: 'For Congress, OROP means One Rahul, One Priyanka,' Amit Shah claims at rally in Himachal Pradesh's Nahan
Politics

Lok Sabha elections: 'For Congress, OROP means One Rahul, One Priyanka,' Amit Shah claims at rally in Himachal Pradesh's Nahan

Amit Shah asserted in Himachal Pradesh that unlike the BJP government, OROP only meant 'One Rahul, One Priyanka' for the Congress.

Rajnath Singh dismisses Congress' claim of six surgical strikes during its tenure, says first such operation happened in 2016
Politics

Rajnath Singh dismisses Congress' claim of six surgical strikes during its tenure, says first such operation happened in 2016

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday attacked Congress over its claim of six surgical strikes having been conducted during the UPA rule, saying an RTI has revealed that first such operation was carried out in 2016 during the prime ministership of Narendra Modi."According to an RTI, the first surgical strike happened in 2016," he said, addressing a rally.

From Vajpayee to Modi, BJP's national security policy has been consistent; Congress' claim of reduced defence spending fallacious
Politics

From Vajpayee to Modi, BJP's national security policy has been consistent; Congress' claim of reduced defence spending fallacious

Compared to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Narendra Modi adopted a vastly more muscular response to national security and does not hesitate to display just that.

'Modi thinks armed forces are his personal property': Rahul Gandhi counters BJP's nationalism pitch at Delhi press conference
Politics

'Modi thinks armed forces are his personal property': Rahul Gandhi counters BJP's nationalism pitch at Delhi press conference

Rahul Gandhi also hit out at the prime minister over his remarks that the Congress conducted surgical strikes only 'on paper' and the leaders of the Opposition party thought those were akin to video games.

Demand for new caste-, faith- or ethnicity-based regiments for Indian Army not in consonance with policy or national interest
Politics

Demand for new caste-, faith- or ethnicity-based regiments for Indian Army not in consonance with policy or national interest

Election time is usually an occasion to make attempts to garner an advantage by raising issues with narrow connotations of regionalism, ethnicity, faith, caste or linguistic divisions

Nirmala Sitharaman to ANI: Letter on politicisation of army lost credibility after senior veterans denied signing it
India

Nirmala Sitharaman to ANI: Letter on politicisation of army lost credibility after senior veterans denied signing it

Amid 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”.

Balakot airstrikes and aftermath: Strange to see Pakistan's obfuscations given more credence than IAF evidence
India

Balakot airstrikes and aftermath: Strange to see Pakistan's obfuscations given more credence than IAF evidence

The 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

From the 2014 OROP promise to the 2019 Balakot air strikes, the armed forces have always been brought into political warfare
Politics

From the 2014 OROP promise to the 2019 Balakot air strikes, the armed forces have always been brought into political warfare

The 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.