Pranav Kulkarni


At Kupwara army camp, damage could have been worse
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

Kupwara army camp assault would have inflicted more damage had the militants attacked the magazine of the unit which was located nearby.

Veterans to knock on SC door for OROP: loss of faith in politicians
Tue, Nov 24, 2015

It may be over two weeks since the government issued a notification regarding the implementation of the much-debated One Rank One Pension (OROP) for defense services veterans but disagreements persist over the fine print. In fact, the matter has now culminated with the veterans’ decision to approach the Supreme Court challenging the notification. While the […]

Defence ministry grounds NCC cadets’ Singapore visit
Sat, Nov 21, 2015

The cadets were told after reaching Indira Gandhi International Airport Wednesday night that they could not go, as the defence ministry had cited financial objections.

Panel rejects demand on graded rates for military service pay
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

According to the report, Chairman A K Mathur felt that “NFU should be extended to the officers of the defence forces and CAPFs (Central Armed Police Forces)”.

Malegaon blast: Accused Prasad Purohit writes to Parrikar for copies of CoI proceedings
Wed, Nov 04, 2015

Purohit has said statements of his fellow Armymen recorded during the Court of Inquiry proceedings are crucial in proving his “innocence”.

Projects worth Rs 12,000 crore cleared ahead of Manohar Parrikar’s Russia visit
Fri, Oct 30, 2015

The two countries are also likely to discuss the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) deal besides leasing of the second nuclear submarine to India.

Navy, MoD move Supreme Court against permanent commission for women
Fri, Oct 30, 2015

Ask apex court to stay HC order, say it ‘severely affects operational structure and administrative exigencies in Navy’

Women in combat roles in armed forces: the global experience
Fri, Oct 30, 2015

The decision to allow women fighter pilots in the IAF has been welcomed for being progressive — even if the larger question on the role of women in combat remains unanswered.

Services get back old financial powers; MoD says new rules were creating problems in daily functioning
Thu, Oct 29, 2015

The MoD has acknowledged that restoration of the inherent financial powers to the DFP 2006 rules has come following pressure from the three forces.

MoD grants two extra years to time scale Navy Captains
Wed, Oct 28, 2015

This quashes the existing rule that differentiates between select grade Captains (those who are promoted to the rank), who are allowed to serve till they are 56, and their time scale counterparts.

Heli-ambulance: DGCA plan faces rules roadblock
Tue, Oct 27, 2015

According to sources, the DGCA — the civil aviation regulator in the country — put together the draft regulations 10 days ago.

First in cockpit mid-2017: Govt gives the go-ahead- IAF women pilots can fly fighters
Sun, Oct 25, 2015

The government announcement comes a fortnight after Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said a proposal to induct women into the fighter stream had been mooted with the Ministry of Defence.

Delay in procurement policy revision hits submarine project
Wed, Oct 21, 2015

The Rs 50,000-80,000-crore project, the first to be cleared by the Modi government under ‘Make in India’ programme, is critical for the depleting submarine arm of the Navy.

Significance of the India-US-Japan Malabar naval exercise
Wed, Oct 21, 2015

The six-day Malabar 2015 exercise that concluded in the Bay of Bengal on Monday needs to be viewed in the light of these stated positions, which have been articulated by each of the participating nations for long now.

Indo-Japan-US naval exercise concludes: Ocean diplomacy
Mon, Oct 19, 2015

On the face of it, the exercise focused on disaster prevention and relief, maritime safety and security in the Indo-Pacific region.

Panel to take ‘erring’ prosecutors to task
Mon, Oct 19, 2015

The committee on the district level would comprise the superintendent of police, police inspector (local crime branch) and an assistant public prosecutor.

Permanent commission: Not reinstated, women Navy officers to approach top court
Sun, Oct 18, 2015

The HC, while hearing the plea, had slammed the “sexist bias” that appears to have “blocked the progress of women”.

Despite China’s protest, India-Japan-US kick off joint naval exercise
Fri, Oct 16, 2015

The JMSDF will be represented by JS Fuyuzuki, a missile destroyer with SH 60K integral helicopter.

International fleet review: China to take part, Pakistan unlikely
Thu, Oct 15, 2015

Dhowan said that the event is being organised along the eastern seaboard in line with India’s Look East/ Act East policy.

National war memorial: For 68 years, an idea in the works
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

If all goes according to plan, the memorial, along with a war museum, will come up at Princess Park near India Gate in the next five years.

Air Force chief Arup Raha does a U-turn: Will induct women fighter pilots
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

In March last year, Raha had said that women are physically not suited to fly fighter planes. On Thursday, however, Raha said he had “no doubt” that women could become fighter pilots.

Air Force plans for women to fight wars: will they fly in the face of conventional non-combat roles?
Thu, Oct 08, 2015

Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha announced Thursday that the Indian Air Force would soon have women fighter pilots.

Dadri lynching was unfortunate, trying to move family to IAF area, says Air chief Arup Raha
Sun, Oct 04, 2015

Injured youth wanted to join IAF, says brother.

Chinese flying ops in Tibet have increased, but no need to worry: Air chief Arup Raha
Sun, Oct 04, 2015

Arup Raha expressed hope that the Rafale contract between India and France would be signed before December.

Wavemaker: INS Kochi
Thu, Oct 01, 2015

The warship incorporates new design concepts for stealth, and has a very large component of indigenous combat suite.

With eye on one rank one pension, Navy officers seek higher grade pay
Wed, Sep 30, 2015

What forms the backdrop of this demand is a 2013 Supreme Court verdict that quashed differential treatment to “time-scale” captains and select grade captains.

OROP: Why ex-servicemen continue to protest
Wed, Sep 30, 2015

The definition of OROP accepted by the government in Parliament has equal pension for officers retiring in the same rank with equal length of service.

To prevent corruption, smaller defence deals brought under ‘integrity pact’
Mon, Sep 28, 2015

The ministry’s step comes in the backdrop of the government’s ongoing effort to amend the DPP 2013.

Promotion board: Army officer claims ‘unfair’ delay in results
Tue, Sep 22, 2015

He further added that while the Army recommended him for promotion to the rank of a Lt General, his file was stuck with the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) and the Prime Minister’s Office.

Machil encounter: Convicts challenge court martial verdict
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

Abbas Hussain, the Territorial Army jawan who was convicted, appealed in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court.

Prasanna Edayilliam hopes Navy is listening: My uniform, my weight intact, I am ready to go back
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

On September 4, acting on a petition filed by Edayilliam and 16 others, the Delhi High Court said women officers serving in the Navy should be offered permanent commissions once they complete their short service stints.

LAC stand-off Indian, Chinese commanders hold meetings
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

While the Chinese side was represented by senior colonels, the Indian side was represented by General Officer Commanding, 3 Infantry Division, and Brigade commander, 70 Infantry Brigade.

700 NDA cadets fall sick due to food poisoning, inquiry ordered
Sat, Sep 12, 2015

The NDA has ordered a Court of Inquiry (CoI) into the matter and has decided to test samples of “rajma curry” and “egg curry” and other food items served for lunch.

Machil fake encounter case: Army confirms life sentences for its six army personnel
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

Army’s Northern Command on Monday confirmed the life sentences of six army personnel, including two army officers in the 2010 Machil fake encounter case.

Before Army commander intervened, only 5 were convicted
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

The case dates back to April 2010, when three youths from Nadihal village near Baramulla were lured by jawans, who promised them porter jobs with the Army.

Relay Hunger strike on: Want One Rank One Pension order in writing
Mon, Sep 07, 2015

According to the veterans, 46 per cent of ex-servicemen are PMRs. The clause to exclude the PMRs from OROP, if applied, would have slashed the OROP budget by 50 per cent.