He tried creating his own world almost wholly made up of people drawn from Goa, but Lutyen’s Delhi had its own inexorable ways of breaching his citadel from time to time
While Parrikar set in motion important reform processes, he was unable to cut through his ministry’s byzantine bureaucracy and ends his tenure with a few achievements.
The Quint’s sting operation compromised Roy Mathew for no fault of his own and pushed him to take his life.
The Sukma superintendent of police apparently made the comments at a function organised by an automobile company.
The army says Roy Matthew committed suicide. He had been missing since February 25, the day after the video was released.
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General Bipin Rawat may be right to warn those who try to obstruct anti-militancy operations, but labelling separatism and militancy with terrorism is not the solution.
Three other soldiers were injured but are now stable, an official said.
The US company is keen to switch F-16 production to India, as long as the Indian government agrees to order hundreds of the planes, but concedes it needs to get the Trump administration on board first.
Using military activities to shop for votes will lead to political mud-slinging, to the detriment of the honour and sanctity of the special forces.
CAPFs face infrastructural deficiencies, poor personnel management, lack of medical facilities and inadequate promotional opportunities, which affects the morale of officers and leads to a high attrition rate.
The BSF has denied arresting Tej Bahadur Yadav and claimed that his voluntary retirement plea was rejected on the grounds that a court of inquiry into his allegations is pending.
Army chief Bipin Rawat may have benefitted from the ‘invisible hands’, but he should take a strong stance on keeping the army free from ideological penetration.
“Weaknesses can only be overcome if you accept the strategy…If you don’t accept the strategy, then you will let your weaknesses limit you,” says the Army chief
Generalising a few complaints to indicate larger problems in the service tarnishes the image of the entire military force.
Rather than treat the recent grievances of soldiers as mere aberrations, the government would do well to address the fundamental problems of the security forces and the worsening civil-military relations in order to have effective security.
Khanderi is the second of six submarines being built in collaboration with M/s DCNS of France, as part of Project 75 of the Indian navy.
‘If my husband is mentally unbalanced, as the BSF alleges, why was he sent to the border and not for treatment,’ asks the wife of the jawan who made a video of the poor rations given to troops.
While leadership structure in the army ensures that the jawan gets his due, the same cannot be said for the armed police.
In videos posted on social media, Tej Bahadur Yadav has alleged that soldiers deployed at the Indo-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir are being served food of a substandard quality.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa and General Bipin Rawat have very different roles and challenges ahead. One controls the polity, while the other is controlled by it; one has complete freedom to function, while the other is hemmed in by politicians and bureaucracy.
While offsets from the Rafale and other deals will start coming in over the next year, other FDI proposals have been rejected while Parrikar’s key ‘strategic partner’ document is still missing.
The idea of seniority came about to avoid any ‘politicisation’ of the military. In its overzealousness to ensure an apolitical military, India has picked as army chief the senior most rather than one whose career is most stellar, until now.
A hard look at our politics and society suggests it may be a good idea to go by seniority alone till we become more complete ‘Indians’ and our approach to governance is more professional.
At stake is the eventual legal status of weapons that are activated without direct human intervention.
The factors the CCS may look at in evaluating a candidate for army chief may include his risk taking profile, decisiveness, tolerance of complexity, tolerance of ambiguity and synergy with other stake holders.
Over the past two decades, six of eight army chiefs have been from the infantry and the other two from the artillery division.
The defence ministry was also announced that Air Marshal B.S. Dhanoa will take over as the Air Force chief.
During initial investigations, most attention was centred on Tyagi whose cousins allegedly received kick-backs through various north Indian shell companies.
Two personnel were today killed and 15 others injured when INS Betwa, a guided missile frigate, tipped over while undocking at the naval dockyard in Mumbai. “There has been an incident in the cruiser grounding dock at naval dockyard in Mumbai involving INS Betwa. The incident occurred during […]
The increasing liberties taken by the army are symptomatic of the decline in civil and military relations that has occurred because of an erosion of constitutional norms.
In a separate incident, the BSF also foiled attempts by another group of militants to cross the international border at Samba, Kashmir.
By depriving India’s fighters of honour, respect and pride of place in the national hierarchy, the government has shattered their élan and esprit de corps.
Pakistani firing has also killed at least 12 civilians, including women and children, and injured 50 others along the Line of Control.
Legitimacy, political respectability and electoral advantage are being sought to be derived from the soldier and his martyrdom, while unthinkingly, new space, new respect and new autonomy are being ceded to the army brass and other security forces.
The armed forces are being systematically demoralised by the central government, at a time when they should be celebrated and encouraged.
Ram Kishan Grewal’s letter to defence minister Manohar Parrikar alleged that he was still not receiving the pension owed to him under the OROP scheme.
Two Kashmiris are looking to do what Facebook has not so far – provide their fellow residents with a way to reach out to friends and family in times of crisis.
Because of the security forces, we can celebrate not just our festivals but our freedom, our democracy, our civil rights and even our right to be uncivil.
Lack of integrated planning for procurement among the armed forces is a huge shortcoming. Merely increasing the defence to GDP ratio will not solve the current predicament.