The army chief’s decision to deploy soldiers to build railway over-bridges and clean up garbage reflects a desire to please his political masters, even if at the cost of the men he commands.
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
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.
The government’s changing stance on some of the concerns of the military, like the implementation of OROP, has fuelled opposition against the saffron party.
There are many inconsistencies in what is officially said and what is actually happening.
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.
From the rock shoals of Scylla and the whirlpool of Charybdis: ergo, stick with Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM), and do not stick with it. Last year’s Union Budget expected to collect Rs 221,733 crore from non tax revenues – about the same as the revised estimate (RE) […]
A full, uncurtailed One Rank One Pension was accepted and promised by no one less than Narendra Modi himself. Was that also a jumla?
It’s been three months since students opposed the imposition of an unsuitable chairperson on India’s premier film institute. As the government digs in its heels and refuses to acknowledge it erred, the students have now started a hunger strike.
12 convicted for 2006 Mumbai train blasts Today, a special court held 12 people guilty of planting the bombs that exploded in the first class compartments of Mumbai’s local trains at rush hour on the evening of July 11, 2006, killing 189 people and injuring more than 700. […]
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New Delhi: The NDA government today announced its acceptance of the long-pending demand for ‘One Rank One Pension’ for retired members of the Indian armed forces but the ex-servicemen who have been on agitation rejected the key details of the decision and said their 84-day long stir will continue. […]
Govt. may announce new plan for ex-servicemen With no developments in the ‘One Rank, One Pension’ (OROP) logjam in sight, the government is preparing to announce a “new deal” for veterans over the next few days. The decision for it is primarily to avoid the model code of conduct […]
Did you or did you not make a promise last year to implement One Rank, One Pension?
The bureaucracy, political class and even the forces themselves stand indicted in letting this matter fester over the years
The man who usually speaks so powerfully ended up sounding jaded, and nothing of substance emerged in the end.
Modi disappoints servicemen on OROP A day after 200 officers of the Delhi Police tried to strong-arm former servicemen protesting the delay in implementing ‘One Rank, One Pension’ at Jantar Mantar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech refused to commit to accepting the OROP demand […]