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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Man Aman Singh Chhina


Navjot Singh Sidhu’s diet chart and its connection to what Punjabis ate more than a century ago
Wed, May 25, 2022

Experts said that the diet chart suggested to Navjot Sidhu aims to make him lose weight by drinking an assortment of juices, eating multi-grain rotis and munching dry fruit, while avoiding wheat and rice.

Explained: What is Russia’s Terminator tank support system, now deployed in Ukraine?
Tue, May 24, 2022

The tank support vehicles are designed to protect the Russian tanks against enemy infantry. They are basically a replacement for mechanised infantry troops in the urban battlefield.

Kapurthala SSB scam: AFT refuses to quash Lt Col’s suspension
Mon, May 23, 2022

As many as 23 people, including several Army officers, jawans, cadets and civilians were booked in an FIR in March 2021 by the CBI following a complaint in this regard from the Additional Directorate General of Discipline and Vigilance in Army HQs in this regard.

Explained: Why the anti-ship missile tested by the Navy matters
Sat, May 21, 2022

The Navy recently tested an indigenous Naval Anti-Ship Missile (Short Range) or NASM-SR. A look at its efficacy and the significant role it can play in modern naval warfare.

SC clears Brig’s promotion to Major General
Thu, May 19, 2022

The Military Secretary had objected to Brig Iqbal’s downgraded medical category due to hypertension as a result of which he had not been promoted despite having been cleared for the higher rank of Major General.

Military Digest | Uphill battle of veterans & kin to get dues continues
Mon, May 16, 2022

The pension imbroglio has shown that if even senior officers are not spared the ignominy of running around for their dues then what may be the case with junior officers and other ranks and their widows/next of kin settled in remote areas.

Explained: What are the Protected Mobility Vehicles that the Army wants to purchase?
Mon, May 16, 2022

The Army has floated a Request for Information to purchase Protected Mobility Vehicles (PMV) for high-altitude areas and for deserts and plains. What are PMVs, how are they utilised, and who manufactures them?

Mohali RPG attack: Cops detain two suspects, Army ammunition experts find crucial clues
Thu, May 12, 2022

The inputs were shared after an Army team examined the surroundings of the Punjab intelligence headquarters building in Mohali, which was targeted using an RPG on Monday night.

Drone attacks in Punjab, a relook
Tue, May 10, 2022

In the wake of the recent drone attacks in Punjab, revisiting an investigative story by The Indian Express from October 2021.

Explained: What is the Rocket-Propelled Grenade, used in attack on Punjab Police Intelligence HQ in Mohali?
Tue, May 10, 2022

The weapon recovered after the attack on the Punjab Police's Intelligence headquarters in Mohali was identified as a Rocket-Propelled Grenade (RPG). What exactly is an RPG, what are its origins, and what damage can it cause?

Tour of Duty announcement to take more time, sub-committees set up
Mon, May 09, 2022

There have been reservations from the three services on the affect that the short contractual service for jawans will have on the efficacy of the services, especially in branches which deal with technical trained manpower.

The Sunday Profile: General Manoj Pande, the right man at the right place
Sun, May 08, 2022

General Manoj Pande has broken a glass ceiling by becoming the first Army Chief from Corps of Engineers. But, whether it’s his qualifications, career, postings or diligence, the General has been on a march

Explained: Why veterans did not receive their pensions for April
Thu, May 05, 2022

More than 58,000 veterans did not receive their pensions for April, prompting the Ministry of Defence Wednesday to intervene and ensure the money was disbursed immediately. Why did such a situation arise, and what is the remedy being sought for preventing a recurrence in future?

MoD steps in after veterans say not received April pension
Wed, May 04, 2022

After several other officers and other ranks complained of having faced problems in dealing with Sparsh, the Ministry of Defence came clarified that pension would be released to the affected veterans by Wednesday evening.

In a first, woman sportsperson enrolled in Army Military Police
Mon, May 02, 2022

Summy belongs to Haryana and will join the large number of women soldiers who have already joined the CMP and many of them are already deployed in field units.

Explained: The meaning and context of the Air Chief’s remarks on short, intense conflicts
Fri, Apr 29, 2022

In the Indian context, a short, intense conflict is often related to any potential military action which may take place between India and Pakistan.

Military Digest | Bombay Sappers & Sikh Light Infantry — A unique bond
Mon, Apr 25, 2022

The bond between the Bombay Sappers and the Sikh LI was strengthened when Lt Gen PS Bhagat assumed the Colonelcy of the Sikh Li in 1966.

Defence PRO deletes tweet on iftar hosted by Army in J&K after ‘criticism’
Sat, Apr 23, 2022

The post by the ministry’s public relations officer in Jammu on the Army’s secular tradition had been criticised by the editor-in-chief of Sudarshan News

Explained: What is Russia’s new nuclear missile Sarmat, capable of striking ‘anywhere in the world’?
Thu, Apr 21, 2022

The RS-28 Sarmat, also called Satan-II, is reported to be able to carry ten or more warheads and decoys, and has the capability of firing over either of the earth’s poles with a range of 11,000 to 18,000 km.

Lt Gen Manoj Pande, a Corps of Engineers officer, will be Army Chief. Here’s why this is significant
Wed, Apr 20, 2022

Lt Gen Manoj Pande, who will be the next Chief of Army Staff, is the first officer from the Corps of Engineers to reach the topmost position in the Army. What is the significance of this, and the long term implications for the Army?

All eyes on announcement of next CDS, Army chief
Mon, Apr 18, 2022

The appointment has been vacant since the untimely and tragic death of Gen Bipin Rawat in a helicopter crash in December 2021.

Explained: Why is the Black Sea crucial to Russia, and the loss of ‘Moskva’ a significant blow?
Sat, Apr 30, 2022

The sinking of the warship Moskva, the 600-foot, 12,500-tonne flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet — whether due to a Ukrainian missile strike or, as Russia claims, a fire on board — is a serious setback for Russia.

Explained: What is the Neptune cruise missile that severely damaged Russian warship Moskva?
Tue, Apr 19, 2022

The cruise missile was developed in haste by the military as the Russian threat to the coastal areas of Ukraine was growing rapidly since the occupation of Crimea in 2014.

‘CALM’ System: Armed drone that stays aloft, waiting to attack
Thu, Apr 14, 2022

On April 8, the Army issued a Request for Information for the Cannister Launched Anti-Armour Loiter Ammunition (CALM) System. The Army has specified that it intends to procure 150 such systems.

Military Digest | When Pak PoWs in Indian custody tried an uprising
Mon, Apr 11, 2022

In March 1972, 50 years ago, the then Defence Minister Babu Jagjivan Ram made a statement in Lok Sabha acknowledging that there had been two cases of Pakistani prisoners trying to escape in one station involving three PoWs.