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Indian Armed Forces


Explained: What is the Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator that India successfully tested?

July 02, 2022 6:43 pm

The demonstrator vehicle was tested at the Aeronautical Test Range located at Chitradurga in Karnataka on Friday.

Pune: Uttarakhand Governor Lt Gen Gurmit Singh delivers talk on national security at MILIT

July 01, 2022 3:23 am

The MILIT, located at Girinagar in Pune, is a premier triservices technical training institute under the Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff.

‘No rollback of Agnipath, aspirants will have to pledge they didn’t participate in arson, vandalism’

June 19, 2022 7:50 pm

Warning those aspirants who want to join the services under the scheme, Lt Gen Anil Puri, Additional Secretary, Department of Military Affairs, said during the press conference that those who are participating in the protests and indulging in arson or vandalism will not be recruited.

Explained: Why are job aspirants protesting against the 'Agnipath' scheme?

June 16, 2022 4:43 pm

Job security and pension are two major issues being cited by protesters. Under the previous system, troops joined for a 17-year period, which could be extended for some personnel, and it resulted in a lifelong pension.

Agnipath scheme: Army veterans point out flaws, make suggestions

June 15, 2022 8:10 am

Lt Gen Tej Sapru (retd), former GOC-in-C Western Command, said that coming from a Gorkha background, he felt that this new move would not be to the benefit of Nepal-Indian relations.

Your Daily Wrap: 'Agnipath' scheme for armed forces, talks over Oppn candidate for Presidential polls gather pace; and more

June 14, 2022 8:53 pm

From the unveiling of ‘Agnipath’ scheme for recruiting soldiers to Left leaders meeting NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, in the run-up to the presidential polls, here are the top stories of today.

A reform called Agnipath will ensure youthful and tech-savvy profile of armed forces while reducing burden of pensions and gratuities

June 15, 2022 9:22 am

Sujan R Chinoy writes: National unity, camaraderie and bonding, including in the armed forces, should not be predicated on caste, community, religion, language or provincial affiliation but on the more equitable notion of being a patriotic Indian. The Agnipath scheme fully addresses that requirement.

Major shift in soldier recruitment: 4-year stint under Agnipath

June 15, 2022 5:56 am

25 per cent Agniveers to be absorbed at end of service; hiring across caste, region.

Explained: Next-generation Corvettes, and the combat edge Navy seeks through them

June 10, 2022 12:08 am

A Corvette is the smallest class of naval ships and it falls below the warship class of a frigate. These are highly agile ships and are categorised as missile boats, anti-submarine ships, coastal patrol crafts and fast attack naval vessels.

New Tour of Duty for recruitment likely today

June 08, 2022 7:01 am

The move aims to recruit about 45,000-50,000 personnel below officer rank in the three services every year through a biannual exercise with a six-month gap.