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Agnipath: Government defending the indefensible

In this op-ed, Shishu Ranjan assails the #Agnipath recruitment scheme and discusses the ramifications it will have on our national security and society. He said, “We maintain defence forces for our national security and expenditure on such maintenance can’t be left to half-baked policies on the name of reforms.” Read More
 
 

Agnipath scheme: Government must come clean on forcing new policy

In his second article on the Agnipath scheme, Col Dinesh Kumar (R) says the government must come clean on pushing through it. He also raises several questions on the scheme and the fate of those Agniveers released after four years. Read More
 
 

Agnipath: How good it is to have contract soldiers in tour of duty?

In this article, Col Dinesh Kumar (R) wonders how the Agnipath recruitment scheme in the Indian military will work out favourably for the armed forces as well as the Agniveers, who will not know the true sense of “Naam, Namak, Nishan” Read More
 
 

Rajnath Singh and service chiefs announce Agnipath scheme

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has announced the 'Agnipath' scheme for the recruitment of soldiers in the defence forces. Read More
 
 

One rank, one pension: The veteran feels betrayed

In this article, Col Dinesh Kumar (R) writes how the government’s backtracking of its OROP promise has left a sense of betrayal among our military veterans. Read More
 
 

Naval commanders to be commenced from April 25

Indian Navy will conduct its first edition of 2022 Naval Commanders' Conference, scheduled from April 25 to 28. Read More
 
 

Intangible Heritage: Treasure trove of India’s maritime legacy

In this article, Amruta Talawadekar, who is a senior research fellow at Mumbai’s Maritime History Society, discusses India’s maritime legacy and urges historians to do more urgently to preserve the ancient and traditional maritime knowledge. Read More
 
 

Govt announces Lt Gen Manoj Pande as next Army chief

The government has announced that the current vice-chief of the Indian Army, Lieutenant General Manoj Chandrashekhar Pande, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, will be the new chief of the force, succeeding Gen MM Naravane, who will be superannuating on April 30. Read More
 
 

Ensuring water security for peace

In this article, Dr Arvind Kumar, emphasizes that nations are more inclined to settle disputes rather than go to war over water. He also calls for improvement of water governance in in low-income climatically vulnerable regions. Read More
 
 

Modernization and reforming our border-guarding forces

The modernization of border-guarding forces should be planned for all spheres of activities, including operations, training, and administration. A proactive approach will keep the forces in readiness to adapt to the challenges emanating from the changing security environment. Read More
 
 

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