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Armed forces

Syed Ata Hasnain | Agnipath to transform our military, so give it a chance

Transformation always means wholescale uprooting of the old and planting of the new. Agnipath is a subset of the transformational approach

19 Jun 2022 11:20 PM

Government unveils Agnipath, radical new plan to recruit youths to armed forces

After the completion of four years, up to 25% of the Agniveers from a batch would be selected to serve as regular cadre in the armed forces

14 Jun 2022 11:30 PM

Armed forces have decided to allow women in NDA, Centre tells SC

Additional Solicitor General sought SC's permission to place details on record through affidavit and sought status quo in this year's exams

08 Sep 2021 1:45 PM

Subdued unrest among forces

The retirement age and pension policy proposed by the Chief of Defence Staff, has irked several among the serving and veteran fraternities

29 Nov 2020 6:28 PM

Afghanistan: Deadly suicide attack targets hospital, funeral in Nangarhar

Special forces rescued 80 people including mothers and babies from the Kabul hospital after three gunmen launched a morning assault

12 May 2020 3:58 PM


Congress to Modi: Why is Central Vista dearer to you than employees' DA?

Congress leaders direct sharp criticism at Modi regime for being keen on Lutyens Delhi project

25 Apr 2020 10:21 PM

A force to reckon with

As a debate on combat roles for women in the Army rages, those in the forces say it has more to do with practical approach than gender bias

22 Mar 2020 12:23 AM

PM Modi extends his wishes to Indian forces on Armed Forces Flag day

The Prime Minister stressed that just having a sense of respect will not suffice as everyone should also participate.

07 Dec 2019 8:38 AM

Govt to forces: Prepare fund requirement plan

The Army, Air Force and Navy have been asking defence ministry for more funds in the forthcoming Union Budget to meet modernisation requirement.

28 Nov 2019 6:14 AM

Rajnath Singh receives first Rafale fighter jet in France

The ceremony coincided with the foundation ceremony of the IAF.

08 Oct 2019 6:41 PM


'Disability pension taxable if personnel retired under normal circumstances'

The pension will be non-taxable only to those personnel who have retired due to any kind of disability.

26 Jun 2019 9:34 AM

Rajnath Singh holds review meet with senior MoD officials

On Thursday, Mr Singh was briefed regarding Defence Cooperation activities with Friendly Foreign Countries.

08 Jun 2019 5:11 AM

Controversy over letter allegedly written by armed force veterans to Prez

Rashtrapati Bhavan source has denied receiving any letter written by armed forces veterans to Prez which is circulating in media.

12 Apr 2019 10:29 AM

1 Lakh voters eligible to cast vote via ETPBS

The ETPBS is not new as it was used in India for the Nellithope Assembly constituency byelection in Puducherry in 2016.

25 Mar 2019 4:18 AM

Accountability a must for armed forces

The dividing line between military transparency vis-a-vis military secrecy has been much debated.

24 Mar 2019 12:02 AM


Anguished over 'blatant politicisation' of sacrifices of armed forces: Opposition

'Urge the government to take the nation into confidence on all measures to protect India's integrity,' the Opposition joint statement said.

27 Feb 2019 6:27 PM

Govt rejects higher military service pay for 1L personnel, army upset

Military sources said the Army is anguished over the decision by the finance ministry, and will seek its review.

04 Dec 2018 5:53 PM

Armed forces must remain 'uncontaminated' from sectarian appeal: Manmohan Singh

The Congress has been accusing the Modi government of politicising the armed forces for electoral gains.

26 Sep 2018 8:02 AM

Politics on forces, judiciary must end, says Manmohan Singh

Singh’s presence at the lecture itself gives a quick window to the vast change Indian polity has seen in the last decade

26 Sep 2018 1:05 AM

Bikers on a mission

Filled with patriotic fervour, 14 bikers from Hyderabad will ride to Kargil to commemorate Kargil Vijay Diwas.

10 Jul 2018 12:29 AM