Tag: Army

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  • Skewed logic

    Skewed logic

    At no stage have critics questioned any form of monitoring of criminal activity: only the present government is arrogant enough to consider every non-saffronised citizen as suspect.

    December 29, 2018
  • Double disgrace

    Double disgrace

    What was said on the subject by Opposition leaders could be contemptuously ignored, but it would be a national disgrace to overlook the observations of Lt Gen DS Hooda, under whose operational direction that cross-border foray had been conducted.

    December 11, 2018
  • Confusing MoD actions impact military morale

    Confusing MoD actions impact military morale

    It is surprising that medical resources of the armed forces can be compelled to absorb millions registered under this scheme but cannot provide services to those who wore the uniform and gave the best years of their life to the service of the nation. An irony of this nature can only flow from an unconcerned MoD.

    December 4, 2018
  • 6 killed, 10 injured in explosion at Army’s ammunition depot in Maharashtra

    6 killed, 10 injured in explosion at Army’s ammunition depot in Maharashtra

    Around 10 to 15 contract labourers were at the site when the incident occurred, Wardha's Additional Superintendent of Police Nikhil Pingle said.

    November 20, 2018
  • 26-11: Ten years after ~ II

    26-11: Ten years after ~ II

    Like Maharashtra, all states should raise their own specialist forces based on Force One of Maharashtra as a model.

    November 19, 2018
  • J-K: Army stages flag march as tension mounts over killing of BJP leader, brother

    J-K: Army stages flag march as tension mounts over killing of BJP leader, brother

    The slain brothers were cremated this afternoon in Kishtwar where a large number of people from nearby towns and villages were present.

    November 2, 2018
  • BJP leader-brother killing | Army stages flag march in J-K’s Kishtwar, situation tense

    BJP leader-brother killing | Army stages flag march in J-K’s Kishtwar, situation tense

    Following the killing of BJP state secretary Anil Parihar, 52, and his brother, Ajeet Parihar, 55, by terrorists, people had staged angry protests in the communally-sensitive town and manhandled senior police officials.

    November 2, 2018
  • J-K: 7 soldiers injured in IED explosion in Pulwama

    J-K: 7 soldiers injured in IED explosion in Pulwama

    Seven soldiers were left injured when militants triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.

    October 19, 2018
  • Right-sizing the Army

    Right-sizing the Army

    While the recent Rafale controversy raises controversial questions on price and propriety ~ not to speak of the dark hints of crony capitalism ~ the rationale for procurement is hardly a matter of debate. The need for defence modernisation is above board, but what was lost in the melee was a recent report that the …

    October 16, 2018
  • Ominous infamy

    Ominous infamy

    No Army relishes being tasked with internal security duties: particularly when the adversary has well-trained cadres, indoctrinated to believe they are battling against oppressive authoritarianism, and also enjoy a degree of local popularity that can translate into political support. Yet it is upon such duties that the Indian Army has earned its reputation and built …

    October 16, 2018
  • Floods threaten Punjab, Army asked to stay alert

    Floods threaten Punjab, Army asked to stay alert

    Government orders closure of educational institutions on Tuesday as incessant rains lash state.

    September 25, 2018
  • India lodges protest with Pak over killing, mutilation of BSF jawan

    India lodges protest with Pak over killing, mutilation of BSF jawan

    The brutal and 'unprecedented' incident that took place in the Ramgarh sector has prompted the security forces to issue a 'high alert' along the IB and the LoC.

    September 20, 2018
  • Political Nirmala

    Political Nirmala

    Rajiv Gandhi once remarked, somewhat controversially, that he was not required to respond to “every dog that barks.” Conversely, Nirmala Sitharaman seems to relish every opportunity to bare her political fangs and tear into anything which her government deems unflattering ~ even if while doing so she takes a position contrary to what the apex …

    September 20, 2018
  • Transformation or restructuring?

    Transformation or restructuring?

    A recent conference at Army HQs discussed the restructuring of the force. Few have termed it as a transformation exercise. Transformation would only flow from a realignment of objectives, roles and tasks, none of which appears to have been announced till date. None is likely to be announced as neither the defence ministry nor the …

    September 18, 2018
  • Army ‘right-sizing’

    Army ‘right-sizing’

    When politicised legal-eagles arrogate to themselves the right to pass judgment on matters on which they have little expertise the outcome can be disastrous. With all due respect, Abhishek Manu Singhvi has made a mess of trading his gown and bans for a brass hat when flaying the Army’s move to reduce unnecessary manpower and …

    September 17, 2018
  • Government mustn’t abandon the soldier

    Government mustn’t abandon the soldier

    Recent reports say that over 350 officers and men of the army, have approached the Supreme Court jointly to challenge the way one of its benches has begun pressurising the CBI to speed up its investigation of the alleged Manipur extra-judicial encounters filed by the Extra Judicial Execution Victim Families Association. The court had summoned …

    August 21, 2018
  • Karnataka: Kodagu reeling under nature’s fury; 3,000 people shifted

    Karnataka: Kodagu reeling under nature’s fury; 3,000 people shifted

    CM conducted an aerial survey to gauge the situation. Visited relief centres and the state government has announced a relief of Rs 2 lakh for those who have lost their homes and Rs 5 lakh to the families of the deceased.

    August 20, 2018