Thursday, 2 February, 2023

Topic: ARMY

The roots of the Depsang conflict lie in the 1962 war

While Indian authorities saw the problem in Galwan, Gogra hot springs, Pangong Tso, and Charding Nullah, Army called Depsang a 'legacy' problem.

In switch to EVs, the Army must read the US’ hybrid script—Abrams to Stryker

It is not just the demand for a greener military that is pushing the armed forces to look for such technologies. There is a possible combat edge as well.

Prachand is here but the age-old debate on LCH ownership remains unsettled

Since close air support is lower on air forces’ pegging order of operational tasks, armies have wrested ownership of combat helicopters to support troops.

Who should control Assam Rifles—MoD or MHA? Resolving that will truly end Army’s role in Northeast

It would be erroneous to assume that the Army is no longer responsible for NE counter-insurgency and the DG of Assam Rifles has taken over the entire responsibility.

Army’s Kibithu base in Arunachal Pradesh renamed after first CDS, late General Bipin Rawat

The event to rename the station was attended by state Governor Brig BD Mishra (Retd) and Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu, senior dignitaries & daughters of the late CDS.

What does a ‘lead role’ for ITBP at LAC imply? Two things, and why neither will work

Our border guarding force must operate in a cohesive manner with the Army.

German Shepherds to Labradors—Meerut Army dogs doing 9-to-5 national duty

The Army's dog training is so exclusive that Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, and Cambodia have sent their personnel to India to be trained in handling dogs.

SPARSH will make defence pension digital, but problems won’t disappear. Ask pensioners

Failure to implement revised OROP and go for SPARSH should ring alarm bells for defence minister. And it won’t be ‘minimum govt, maximum governance’.

Having failed SSB exam, APJ Abdul Kalam was Army’s ‘gift to India’: Yogendra Singh Yadav, PVC

In 'The Hero of Tiger Hill', Capt. Yogendra Singh Yadav, youngest awardee of the Param Vir Chakra, talks about how anyone can be a 'hero' with the right mindset.

Amid India-China tensions, Army conducts exercise ‘Skylight’ to test satellite-based systems

The exercise not only validated protocols to switch completely to satellite-based communication in case of a conflict but also brought to light key lacunae in the systems.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.