Sushant Singh

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Articles By Sushant Singh

20 years after Kargil: Newsroom to Govt, reporter to father, how Kargil tipoff travelled

Manvendra Singh, son of Jaswant Singh, and a Territorial Army officer who used to cover defence for The Indian Express in 1999, got to know about the intrusions in the sector through a senior Army officer.

Staggered patrols, meetings, new drills lower Sino-Indian border tensions

The new rules of engagement between the two sides, following the “strategic guidance” provided to the two militaries by President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the Wuhan summit, have meant that face-offs between soldiers on both sides of the disputed boundary have reduced significantly.

Big guns fall silent on LoC, dip in intensity of ceasefire violations

Government officials suggest that it is due to “induced behavioural change” in the Pakistan Army, following the Balakot air strike by the Indian Air Force.

Air Marshal R Nambiar: ‘We were very innovative in Kargil War, we fought with what we had’

Air Marshal R Nambiar flew the Mirage 2000, dropped five of the eight Laser Guided Bombs (LGB) during the Kargil War and was awarded the Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry).

Union Budget 2019: No change in defence share, imports exempt from customs duty

Thus, the total defence allocation of Rs 4,31,010.79 crore accounts for 15.47 per cent of the total central government expenditure for the financial year 2019-20.

Why disability pension tax upsets veterans

The notification created an uproar among veterans who called it against the interests of the armed forces personnel.

India and Myanmar forces coordinate to destroy NE insurgent camps across border

Called ‘Operation Sunshine-2’, the military action that took place between May 16 and June 8, is expected to give a debilitating jolt to insurgencies in the Northeastern states.

India, US work towards signing 2 more defence pacts

Pentagon had already submitted a draft ISA to the Defence Ministry and sources said that a positive response is expected from India.

Black or grey: What next for Pakistan at FATF?

Pakistan has been under the FATF’s scanner since last June, when it was put on the greylist for terror financing and money laundering risks, after an assessment of its financial system and law enforcement mechanisms.

Wreckage of missing IAF An-32 aircraft spotted, teams flying to crash site today

IAF spokesperson Wing Commander Ratnakar Singh said mountaineering teams of the IAF, Army and civil administration were being formed and would be flown to the site in helicopters Wednesday “to look for survivors and other things”.

Pakistan faces FATF blacklist: Key goals unmet, call for action against Jaish, LeT

Pakistan was placed on FATF’s grey list for terror financing in June 2018, on a proposal moved by the US, UK, Germany and France. FATF is the global watchdog on anti-money laundering and combating financing terror.

IAF An-32 missing: Plane beacon down, all scanners draw blank in huge search area

According to IAF officials, the inaccessible hilly terrain of the area which is sparsely populated along with bad weather has made the search very difficult.

IAF transport aircraft with 13 on board lost in Arunachal Pradesh

The last time an IAF transport aircraft went missing was in 2016, when an AN-32 disappeared over the Bay of Bengal after taking off from Chennai for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The search and rescue operation continued for weeks but the aircraft was never found.

Rajnath Singh’s first call: Choice for top civil, defence posts

The top-most bureaucrat in the ministry, Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra, is on an extension of three months till August. Whoever Rajnath chooses next would have a fixed tenure of two years.

Modi 2.024, Ministry of Defence: New equipment, bigger budget key

The Army has started procurement of modern rifles, and some of its arms, artillery, and air defence in particular, just cannot operate in today’s environment with its current state of vintage platforms.

Sexual harassment case: Justice Chandrachud met Justice Bobde, calls for full court

Sources confirmed to The Indian Express that Justice Chandrachud had met Justice Bobde on May 2 to discuss the contents of his letter. The letter asks the panel to remedy all the grievances which led the woman complainant to withdraw from the probe on April 30.

Sexual harassment allegations: Don’t probe in woman’s absence, hurts SC name, Justice Chandrachud tells panel

Meets in-house panel with Justice Nariman; suggests she be allowed a lawyer or court appoint amicus curiae.

Sexual harassment allegations: CJI Ranjan Gogoi appears before panel, report likely in sealed cover

Sources told The Indian Express that the committee, comprising Justices S A Bobde, Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee, extended a request to CJI Gogoi to appear before it.

US doesn’t share info on Pak’s use of F-16, says bilateral issue

Pakistan’s air strike in Nowshera sector came a day after the IAF conducted air strikes at Balakot. In the aerial combat that followed, IAF lost a Mig-21 and its pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, was taken captive — he was later released.

Five of six designated targets were hit in Balakot airstrike: IAF review

According to sources, the operation had planned to use six Israeli Spice 2000 Penetrator type PGM (precision-guided munition) to hit the targets, and five of them had hit the designated mean point of impact (DMPI) on the buildings in the Balakot complex.

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