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Sushant Singh

An Expert Explains: ‘A silver lining of the lockdown will be highlighting the essential role migrants play in functioning of Indian cities’
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

Tariq Thachil's surveys found most migrant workers live in cramped rented rooms or sleep on the footpath, lack documents to access benefits such as rations in the city, do not have family members in the city, and have few savings to draw upon.

When Tagore accused Gandhi of superstition
Sun, Mar 29, 2020

Mahatma Gandhi had blamed the 1934 Bihar earthquake on ‘divine chastisement’ for the ‘great sin’ of untouchability

In foreign waters, Navy prepares: refuelling at sea, monitoring on board
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

The Navy has also instituted measures to continuously monitor the health and symptoms of its personnel who are part of any planned sailing in the coming days.

Army all set, contingency plans for COVID-19 in place at 6-hour notice: Chief Naravane
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Army Chief General M M Naravane has said that the Army is undertaking its operational tasks and there is no effect of the coronavirus outbreak on its operational preparedness.

Exclusive: Army chief says planning and preparing to fight COVID-19
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

The Indian Express conversed with General Naravane over email about the effect of spread of COVID-19 on the Army, its preparation and contingency planning.

I don’t expect that fatalities from Covid-19 will be comparable to those from the 1918 influenza: Prof Siddharth Chandra
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Siddharth Chandra, Director of Asian Studies Center and Professor in Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Michigan State University speaks to The Indian Express about the parallels between 1918 and current pandemic, and the lessons it holds for India.

Defence council finalises proposal for 83 Tejas jets
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

HAL is expected to deliver the first LCA Mk-1A to the IAF three years after the deal is signed.

House panel for defence raps govt for gap in budget projection, allocation
Sat, Mar 14, 2020

In the report tabled in Parliament on Friday, the committee said it has recommended creation of such a fund earlier as well and mentioned that while Defence Ministry is in favour of such a fund.

Explained: Why tax on disability pension upsets veterans
Fri, Mar 06, 2020

Disabled veterans are classified under three categories: battle casualties (war wounded), battle casualties and disabilities due to service conditions. 

Violence in Kashmir comes down in February; LoC remains tense
Thu, Mar 05, 2020

A total of 78 violent incidents initiated by militants have been recorded in Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370.

Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria: ‘Balakot strike redefined use of air power towards meeting national objective’
Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Balakot airstrike redefined the use of air power towards meeting the national objective and has changed the paradigm of sub-conventional action and response in the subcontinent, says Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria.

Fingers crossed on Donald Trump visit: Public diplomacy vs trade deal
Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Paul Staniland, Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Chicago, said that the Trump visit is likely to be overshadowed by US domestic politics "including the Democratic primary, the economy, and Trump's ongoing clashes with the Democratic House".

Explained: What Supreme Court said on women in Army
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

What are the implications of the Supreme Court’s order granting permanent commission to women on a par with men? What are the issues in the case, and how did it reach the top court?

Plenary meet begins today: Pakistan likely to remain on FATF grey list
Sun, Feb 16, 2020

Pakistan’s case will come up for review at the FATF plenary in Paris from February 16 to 21. Of the 27 actions it was supposed to undertake by October 2018, when it was put on the grey list in June 2018, Pakistan was found fully compliant only on five points at the last plenary meeting.

Why the libraries on anti-CAA protest sites are essential to their democratic politics
Fri, Feb 14, 2020

The numerous sit-in protests across India against the new citizenship law and the proposed NRC have seen the proliferation of public libraries and reading rooms at these sites.

Once upon a time, a national ID project found: Complicated to prove citizenship
Sun, Feb 09, 2020

Documentation base weak, especially in rural areas: MNIC pilot project lesson

Explained: The rising defence pension bill
Thu, Feb 06, 2020

The budget allocation has grown 10½ times in 10½ years, exceeding the Defence Ministry’s total capital expenditure. A look at why the pension bill keeps rising, and the challenges this poses.

Air defence, peninsular, logistics commands on the table: Gen Bipin Rawat
Wed, Feb 05, 2020

He expressed concern over the rate at which the bill for defence pensions is increasing every year, although he believes that retired soldiers, particularly from combat arms, need to be looked after once they hang their uniform.

Short of funds for modernisation, Defence Ministry looks for options
Tue, Feb 04, 2020

Senior military officials say modernisation of the forces has taken a backseat because of shortage of funds. This issue has been repeatedly highlighted by the parliamentary standing committee on defence in its reports but an economic slowdown has meant that enough funds are not available for existing contracts

Field Marshal KM Cariappa: political ambition as well as mistrust of politicians
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

Cariappa contested the 1971 Lok Sabha election from Bombay North East as an Independent, and finished third.