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Why Pakistan is feeling threatened
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Why Pakistan is feeling threatened

India's plan to buy futuristic tanks and infantry combat vehicles -- estimated to be worth Rs 80,000 crore to Rs 100,000 crore each -- will certainly intimidate Pakistan which already feels threatened by our vast tank strength.Ajai Shukla reports. Army chief General Bipin Rawat and a battery of senior generals on Wednesday, November 15, explained the details of India's biggest-ever weapons acquisition -- the ongoing procurement of futuristic tanks and infantry combat vehicles, estimated to be ... Rediff.com, 3 days ago
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India's enemies be warned: New guns for Indian troops

Soldiers fighting the enemy will receive state-of-the-art assault rifles, other soldiers will get 'Make in India' rifles, reports Ajai Shukla. IMAGE: The Indian Army will buy 250,000 assault rifles from the international market for soldiers on the front lines. Photograph: Danish Ismail/Reuters The Indian Army's highest levels have arrived at a vital decision that could open the doors to buying new rifles for the entire army, while remaining within a strained procurement budget. The decision is ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago Can India fight China and Pakistan simultaneously?  Rediff.com1 month ago
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Declare Accession Day as holiday in J&K, BJP tells Mehbooba Mufti

Saffron parties have upped the ante against separatists and asked the Mehbooba Mufti-led coalition government to declare October 26 as holiday in Jammu and Kashmir in order to celebrate the accession day as the National Day. Leading the charge is the ...
 DNA3 weeks ago
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5 ways the IAF can be battle ready

'While fighter pilots must not be sent into combat in inferior aircraft, an obsessive quest for outright combat superiority will leave an air force short of numbers,' says Ajai Shukla. Air Force Day, celebrated on October 8 each year, provides occasion to revisit the Indian Air Force's biggest worry -- its declining squadron numbers -- and to examine how this could be reversed within its budget. Military planners estimate that the IAF needs 42 fighter squadrons to tackle a two-front threat ...
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Army to induct 800 women in military police

In what could be a new career opportunity for women in the armed forces, the Indian Army would induct 800 women in the military police over the next 15 years. "The army is to induct approximately 800 women into military police with a yearly intake of 52 ...
 Deccan Herald2 months ago
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What the Raksha Mantri needs to do

'It is the government's most important duty to ensure that when war breaks out, the armed forces are absolutely ready to face the adversary -- well equipped, well trained and in high spirits,' says Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd). IMAGE: Soldiers search for terrorists in Lachipora in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, September 20, 2016. Photograph: Umar Ganie Prime Minister Narendra D Modi has handed over the reins of the ministry of defence (MoD) to Nirmala Sitharaman, a trusted colleague in the Union ...
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Madam Raksha Mantri: Where's the money for guns, submarines, warships?

India has a new Defence Minister: Nirmala Sitaraman, the nation's first woman Raksha Mantri.'An expanding army, rising salaries due to the 7th pay commission, and raised pensions due to OROP are consuming money at the cost of badly needed bulletproof jackets, rifles, artillery, submarines, warships and fighter aircraft,' notes Ajai Shukla. The defence allocations, presented as part of the Union Budget on February 1, 2017, highlighted the drawbacks that plague our defence planning. Once again, ...
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I am wedded to my uniform: Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit

Heaping praise on the Army for supporting him, and eager to don his uniform once again, 2008 Malegaon blast accused Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit on Tuesday said at the Sessions Court in Mumbai that, "My organisation does not get affected by the ripples of ...
 DNA2 months ago
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