Follow Us:
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Man Aman Singh Chhina


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.

Security agencies to get indigenous equipment to counter Pak drones
Thu, Apr 07, 2022

Sources in the Ministry of Defence have informed that the counter drone system developed by DRDO was tested in Punjab region in 2020 and has been put through extensive trials since then.

Military Digest | 80 years of a strange Indian mutiny of World War II
Mon, Apr 04, 2022

In subsequent editions of this Column, the other mutinies will be covered but today we shall recall the Christmas Island mutiny which took place on March 11, 1942.

Explained: Indian Navy’s second P-8I squadron INAS 316 ‘Condors’
Sat, Apr 02, 2022

The Navy has commissioned its second P-8I aircraft squadron – Indian Naval Air Squadron 316. INAS 316 has been christened ‘Condors’ after one of the largest flying land birds with a massive wingspan.

Explained: Features of India-made light combat helicopters
Thu, Mar 31, 2022

The Cabinet Committee of Security has approved the procurement of 15 indigenously developed Light Combat Helicopters (LCH). When was the LCH project envisaged? What are the major features of LCH, and what are the roles in which it can be deployed?

Explained: Why Indian Armed Forces don’t use the term ‘martyr’ for personnel who die in the line of duty
Wed, Mar 30, 2022

The Ministry of Defence has stated in Parliament that the Indian Armed Forces do not use the term 'martyr' for personnel who die in the line of duty. What is the objection to this word?

Explained: What are Articulated All-Terrain Vehicles, and why does Indian Army need them?
Wed, Mar 30, 2022

As per a Request For Information issued by the Army on March 25, it requires 18 Articulated All-Terrain Vehicles. Here's why.

When a Pakistan Army aircraft landed in a Hoshiarpur village
Mon, Mar 28, 2022

Second Lieutenant Muhammad Humayun Raza of the Corps of Signals had shot dead the pilot of the aircraft, Major Muhammad Qasim after the pair took off that afternoon from a small airstrip in Satrah near Gujranwala in West Punjab.

Explained: What are the missiles India test-fired at the Odisha coast?
Wed, Mar 30, 2022

The DRDO conducted two successful flight tests of the Army version of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) on March 27.