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A CDS for the armed forces must come with full playBy Lt-Gen Harwant Singh (Retd) The proposal for appointing a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) has been doing the rounds since the time of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister and Lord Mountbatten, the last British Viceroy in India....
US tests medium-range cruise missile after exiting INF treatyWASHINGTON: The US Defense Department on Monday announced the test of a medium-range ground-launched cruise missile, just weeks after tearing up the Cold War-era pact with Russia eliminating that class of nuclear-capable weapons. The missile was launched on Sunday from the US...
Uncle Sam stood strongly with India at UN’s non-meeting on KashmirWASHINGTON: As the dust settles on the UN Security Council’s “non-meeting” on the Kashmir issue, few points are worth noting. Some will calm nerves while others demand serious action. First, the UN keeps no record or minutes of these “informal,...
All CAPF personnel to retire at 60 nowNEW DELHI: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has fixed the retirement age for all Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel at 60 years, an order issued on Monday said. All personnel in the Central Industrial Security Force and the Assam Rifles retire...
Army to bridge disability pension gap between officers and jawansNEW DELHI: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday said that the army was ready for a full fledged war with Pakistan after the February Balakot air-strikes. Rawat also said that he will ask the government before his retirement in...
India aims to export Sukhoi upgradeNEW DELHI: India, which is looking to upgrade its mainstay Su-30MKI fighter fleet to modern standards, hopes to get a toehold into the export market as well by offering the package to friendly foreign nations that operate the Russian origin aircraft. The `Super Sukhoi’ upgrade...
Rajnath Singh to perform ground-breaking ceremony of Missile Test Range Centre in Andhra PradeshMACHILIPATNAM: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will perform the ground-breaking ceremony for the Missile Test Range Centre on August 26 at Gullamoda village in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district, an official said on Monday. Chief Minister Y S...
Army was ready for conventional war with Pakistan in run up to Balakot strikes: SourcesIn the run up to Balakot strikes, Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat very categorically conveyed to the top brass of the government that his force was fully ready to deal with any ground offensive by...
All CAPF personnel to retire at 60 years: Government orderNEW DELHI: All personnel working in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) will now retire at a uniform age of 60 years, a government order said on Monday. The Union home ministry order, accessed by PTI, corrected the anomaly where personnel...
Cross-LoC bus service from Poonch to Rawalakot suspended, 42 PoK residents strandedThe weekly Poonch- Rawalakot bus across the Line of Control was suspended on Monday, following PoK's apparent decision to call off the service, an official said. The bus service was suspended after authorities in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir ( PoK) did not...