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Indian Army needs to shun the flab to be a fit fighting machine
India

Indian Army needs to shun the flab to be a fit fighting machine

The 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

IPL 2019: Opening ceremony funds budgeted at Rs 20 crore donated to CRPF and Armed Forces by BCCI
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IPL 2019: Opening ceremony funds budgeted at Rs 20 crore donated to CRPF and Armed Forces by BCCI

The 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.

BJP walking on dangerous path by 'using military forces to conceal its failures', says Congress leader Ahmed Patel
Politics

BJP walking on dangerous path by 'using military forces to conceal its failures', says Congress leader Ahmed Patel

After 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.

Between Doka La standoff and Balakot strikes, here's how India lost the plot in its communication strategy
India

Between Doka La standoff and Balakot strikes, here's how India lost the plot in its communication strategy

India’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.

Balakot strikes: Releasing 'proof' could compromise national security, Centre should resist Opposition pressure
India

Balakot strikes: Releasing 'proof' could compromise national security, Centre should resist Opposition pressure

The 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

Pizza Hut turns Wing Commander Abhinandan's bravery into marketing gimmick: Insensitive and opportunistic, say brand specialists
Business

Pizza Hut turns Wing Commander Abhinandan's bravery into marketing gimmick: Insensitive and opportunistic, say brand specialists

Twitter reactions ranged from horror to tongue-in-cheek on Pizza Hut's capitalisation of a tragedy for the company's personal benefit.

'Don't politicise armed forces': AK Antony slams Narendra Modi, accuses him of sacrificing national interest
India

'Don't politicise armed forces': AK Antony slams Narendra Modi, accuses him of sacrificing national interest

Former defence minister AK Antony on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of sacrificing national interests and urged him "not to politicise" the armed forces.

Nirmala Sitharaman says Modi govt resolved OROP issue, built war memorial as it doesn't believe in 'mere tokenism'
India

Nirmala Sitharaman says Modi govt resolved OROP issue, built war memorial as it doesn't believe in 'mere tokenism'

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said the Narendra Modi government has been able to resolve vexed issues related to the welfare of the armed forces because it believes in real action rather than mere tokenism.

Balakot air strike: Opposition walking into Narendra Modi's trap by questioning attack on JeM camp
Politics

Balakot air strike: Opposition walking into Narendra Modi's trap by questioning attack on JeM camp

Modi's rallies since the Balakot strikes have been aimed at solidifying the national sentiment that seeks to teach Pakistan a lesson for bleeding India relentlessly.

'We believe armed forces, not jumla jodi': TMC's Derek O'Brien asks if NDA government is sending soldiers to die without a plan
Politics

'We believe armed forces, not jumla jodi': TMC's Derek O'Brien asks if NDA government is sending soldiers to die without a plan

The TMC on Monday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah and said that the armed forces were being used for political posturing.

Paramilitary forces gravely dissatisfied with lack of pay parity as promise of better service conditions remains unfulfilled
India

Paramilitary forces gravely dissatisfied with lack of pay parity as promise of better service conditions remains unfulfilled

Despite the India-Pakistan conflict escalating after the Indian Air Force carried out air strikes in Pakistan's Balakot and additional paramilitary forces being deployed in the Kashmir Valley to quell any insurgency, the issue of pay parity among Indian security forces continues to simmer.

CBSE relaxes norms for children of army personnel: Wards can change exam seats, appear for subjects at later date
India

CBSE relaxes norms for children of army personnel: Wards can change exam seats, appear for subjects at later date

In the wake of the Pulwama attack which killed 40 CRPF personnel, the CBSE on Wednesday announced a set of relaxations for the wards of military and paramilitary forces personnel fighting terrorism and left-wing extremism.

Army chief General Bipin Rawat pitches for incorporating artificial intelligence into armed forces' system
India

Army chief General Bipin Rawat pitches for incorporating artificial intelligence into armed forces' system

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday pitched for incorporating artificial intelligence and big data into the armed forces' system.

Supreme Court rejects plea of Indian Army men challenging FIRs against security forces in AFSPA areas
India

Supreme Court rejects plea of Indian Army men challenging FIRs against security forces in AFSPA areas

The bench had observed that the use of "excessive force" by the armed forces or police was not permissible in 'disturbed areas' under AFSPA.

Manipur chief minister Biren Singh says AFSPA imposition to be reviewed; army calls Act prerequisite to ensure peace
India

Manipur chief minister Biren Singh says AFSPA imposition to be reviewed; army calls Act prerequisite to ensure peace

Major General VK Mishra, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 57 Mountain Division of the Army, which spearheads counter-insurgency operations in Manipur, said the AFSPA is a prerequisite for the Army to operate for maintaining peace in the militancy-affected state.

Defence ministry sends spokesperson on leave after controversy breaks out over his tweet criticising ex-navy chief
India

Defence ministry sends spokesperson on leave after controversy breaks out over his tweet criticising ex-navy chief

The defence ministry's tweet, posted in response to a comment by Admiral Arun Prakash, was on the subject of misuse of an Army Command's insignia by a civilian.

Kerala floods: Pinarayi Vijayan says toll would have been higher if armed forces hadn't provided timely help
India

Kerala floods: Pinarayi Vijayan says toll would have been higher if armed forces hadn't provided timely help

The death toll in the Kerala floods would have been much higher but for the timely help provided by the military, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said.

Centre says Rs 600cr provided to flood-hit Kerala till now only 'advance assistance', further funds subject to damage-assessment
India

Centre says Rs 600cr provided to flood-hit Kerala till now only 'advance assistance', further funds subject to damage-assessment

On Wednesday, Kerala Congress leader Oomnen Chandy had termed the Centre's financial assistance to flood-ravaged Kerala as "disappointing."

Supreme Court seeks response from Centre, Assam govt on PIL accusing armed forces, police of fake encounter
India

Supreme Court seeks response from Centre, Assam govt on PIL accusing armed forces, police of fake encounter

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud also issued notices to the CRPF, the National Human Rights Commission and others.

'Sacrifice of soldiers can't become vote-garnering tool': Congress warns nation against BJP over surgical strike videos
Politics

'Sacrifice of soldiers can't become vote-garnering tool': Congress warns nation against BJP over surgical strike videos

"The BJP government is using the slogan of 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan' and trying to win votes through Surgical strike." said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala.