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Sushant Singh

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‘Critical’ shortages of ammunition nearly made up, Army to PAC
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

The PAC, which examines the CAG audit report after it is laid in Parliament, comprises 22 MPs and is currently headed by Congress MP Prof K V Thomas.

In Search of Uncertain Glory
Tue, Jul 07, 2015

Farthest Field, which features Karnad’s grand-uncle from his earlier essay Everybody’s Friend, is about a marginalised community in Indian military discourse — the Parsis.

For better upkeep of Army choppers, MoD okays two heli-hubs
Tue, Jul 07, 2015

The proposal to establish two such heli-hubs, one each in the Northern Command and the Eastern Command, has been approved by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Finally, a new artillery gun for the Army
Mon, Jul 06, 2015

As per its Field Artillery Rationalisation Plan, Army needs to buy 2,820 artillery guns of various types to replace obsolete guns and equip new units.

Aircraft carrier technology: Indo-US working group likely to meet soon
Tue, Jun 30, 2015

India is indigenously constructing its third aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, at Cochin Shipyard which is expected to enter service in 2018.

Exercise Malabar: Japan Navy to join India, US in Bay of Bengal
Tue, Jun 30, 2015

The 2015 exercise will see Japan’s participation in a naval manouevre in the Bay of Bengal after eight years, but Australia will not be participating.

Pakistan bristles at India’s 1965 war ‘commemorative carnival’
Mon, Jun 29, 2015

From Pak, complaints of muscle flexing and possible harm to talks process; in India, they say it’s commemoration, not celebration.

Behind the news: Lakhvi, UNSCR 1267, and China’s ‘technical hold’
Thu, Jun 25, 2015

Amid the global outrage over the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, China had backed the Indian move to designate Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Hafiz Saeed and Lakhvi as terrorists.

In WikiLeaks, how Saudi Arabia wanted to match Iranian influence over India
Wed, Jun 24, 2015

Newly released documents in Arabic indicate how Iran's engagement with India and its Shia community was worrying Saudi Arabia.

Army postpones officers promotion board
Mon, Jun 22, 2015

As reported by The Indian Express, some litigating officers had threatened the army headquarters with a contempt of court plea if it went ahead with this promotion board.

PM Narendra Modi likely to visit UK in November
Sat, Jun 20, 2015

The British were hoping to host Modi as early as July, but sources said the visit would happen only after the Bihar assembly elections.

Civilian ships in China to be built as per military standard
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

China is also working on a National Defense Transport Law which will reimburse shipbuilders for additional expenditure incurred in building ships up to military standards.

Jaguar crash: And one more goes down. The math behind IAF’s fighters
Thu, Jun 18, 2015

While the exact number of combat squadrons can be a matter of debate, what is beyond dispute is that every single loss counts. The sooner it is stopped, the better.

Press NSCN(K) to resume talks, NSA to ask Myanmar
Wed, Jun 17, 2015

Sources believe the group’s chief S S Khaplang is under medical treatment in a Tatmadaw facility inside Myanmar and could be subjected to pressure from the armed forces.

Myanmar cross-border strike: Army and Government don’t rule out more such operations
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

NSA Doval to visit Myanmar; UAV missions from Imphal identified camps; envoy meets officials in Nay Pyi Taw.

Sweden offers Gripen jet to India
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

Gripen fighter aircraft had came second to the French fighter Rafale in technical and financial evaluation.

Myanmar strike: Not the first time Army conducted cross-border operations
Wed, Jun 10, 2015

In 2006, India, Myanmar are believed to have launched joint ops inside Myanmar to flush out NSCN(K) militants.

Promotion row: Officers threaten contempt of court plea against Army
Wed, Jun 10, 2015

The AFT had also ordered the army headquarters to consider afresh the case of all the officers affected by the 2009 policy.

Cross-border strike: Army enters Myanmar to hit Naga Militants
Wed, Jun 10, 2015

In a press conference, Army officials said, "We today inflicted significant casualties on militants along Indo-Myanmar border who were involved in Manipur ambush recently."

Manipur ambush: Unit could have been lax, not followed SOPs, say experts
Sun, Jun 07, 2015

Meanwhile, Lt Gen Bipin Rawat, Commander, 3 Corps, said in Imphal on Saturday that there was no failure of intelligence in the attack.

Constructed on riverbed, road to China border being rebuilt
Thu, Jun 04, 2015

The DSDBO road, which links DBO to Leh via Karu, over the Chang La pass, dominates the area where the Chinese army carried out two major incursions in April 2013 and September 2014.

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Going to The Hague: India and ICJ, the big picture
Mon, Mar 15, 2021

The govt is open to taking the Capt Saurabh Kalia case to International Court of Justice. SUSHANT SINGH examines the facts, issues.

In China defence strategy, the silent message
Mon, Jun 01, 2015

White paper stresses maritime defence; not all convinced China doesn’t plan incursion into India waters.

OROP explained: Emotive issue for veterans and soldiers, but reasons for caution
Mon, Jun 01, 2015

One rank, one pension (OROP) for military veterans was one of the first public promises made by Narendra Modi in his campaign which immediately won him the support of a majority of veterans in the country.

Should US continue to provide Coalition Support Fund to Pakistan Army, asks US Congress report
Thu, May 28, 2015

CSF accounts for nearly half of overt US financial aid to Pakistan since 2001.

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