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Should Women Fight Wars?

Should Women Fight Wars?

Rediff.com1 days ago

Should we be exposing our women volunteers to the barbarity of actual combat?

Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari to be new IAF chief

Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari to be new IAF chief

Rediff.com3 days ago

Air Marshal Chaudhari is presently serving as Vice Chief of the Air Staff.

'Nothing wrong with women entering NDA'

'Nothing wrong with women entering NDA'

Rediff.com16 Sep 2021

'Entry and qualification must not be through concession and must be reserved for only those who meet the stringent standards of the institution'.

Naval Aviation Receives President's Colour

Naval Aviation Receives President's Colour

Rediff.com6 Sep 2021

'Naval Aviation has contributed through numerous humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations during which it has provided relief to fellow citizens like the recently conducted rescue operations off Mumbai during Cyclone Tauktae in May 2021.'

Afghanistan: America Forsakes Friends, Allies

Afghanistan: America Forsakes Friends, Allies

Rediff.com31 Aug 2021

Remember the US withdrawal agreement was signed in February 2020. In the intervening period, a proper evacuation plan ought to have been in place. It was not. Consequently, tens of thousands of Afghans who had worked as interpreters, drivers, suppliers of goods and services, etc, face brutal retribution from the Taliban, Virendra Kapoor points out.

SC allows women to take NDA entrance exam, asks UPSC to issue notification

SC allows women to take NDA entrance exam, asks UPSC to issue notification

Rediff.com18 Aug 2021

"The Air Force and Navy have acted in a more liberal way. However, in the Army, you kept giving them a five-five year's job and never gave permanent commission till the verdict of the Supreme Court. If you are introducing women in the Army then why do you create a bar in NDA," the SC said.

In a first, ITBP inducts 2 women officers in combat

In a first, ITBP inducts 2 women officers in combat

Rediff.com8 Aug 2021

While Prakriti's father has retired from the Indian Air Force, Deeksha's father Kamlesh Kumar is an Inspector in the ITBP.

Talks on with China for next round parleys: IAF chief on LAC standoff

Talks on with China for next round parleys: IAF chief on LAC standoff

Rediff.com19 Jun 2021

"The target is 2022. It is absolutely on target. I mentioned earlier. Except for one or two aircraft, minor delays because of COVID related issues, but, in fact, some deliveries have been ahead of time. So, broadly, we are absolutely on target on the Rafale induction plan," he said.

Salute This Hero of the 1971 War!

Salute This Hero of the 1971 War!

Rediff.com15 Jun 2021

'Our men had suffered so much pain for the independence of other people in a foreign land.'

1971 war veteran Sqn Ldr Anil Bhalla succumbs to Covid

1971 war veteran Sqn Ldr Anil Bhalla succumbs to Covid

Rediff.com11 May 2021

During the 1971 war, he flew several "active attack missions" to heavily defended targets like the Governor House in Dhaka, which became instrumental in forcing Pakistan's surrender, a former colleague said.

When will the ISI get a new boss?

When will the ISI get a new boss?

Rediff.com5 Apr 2021

There were reports of lobbying within the Pakistan army for the ISI DG's post, which falls vacant in June, reveals Rana Banerji, who headed the Pakistan desk at the Research and Analysis Wing, India's external intelligence agency.

Cyber-attacks: What Modi must know!

Cyber-attacks: What Modi must know!

Rediff.com15 Mar 2021

'What we are actually missing in India is a platform wherein the government engages with cybersecurity experts, gets them employed and then utilises their capability to deter such attacks.'

Time for Modi, Imran to talk

Time for Modi, Imran to talk

Rediff.com15 Mar 2021

Modi's hardline policy towards Pakistan and J&K has created numerous leverages and bargaining positions that New Delhi can bring to the bargaining table and translate into concessions, argues Ajai Shukla.

Pak army chief wanted ceasefire with India

Pak army chief wanted ceasefire with India

Rediff.com5 Mar 2021

General Bajwa, unlike many of his predecessors, believes the Pakistan army's long-term interests lie in reducing tensions with India, reports Ajai Shukla.

She is training students for the armed forces

She is training students for the armed forces

Rediff.com3 Mar 2021

'Cracking the exam is 99 per cent hard work and persistence and maybe 1 per cent luck.'

When the IAF trained Pakistani pilots!

When the IAF trained Pakistani pilots!

Rediff.com17 Feb 2021

Air Commodore Nitin Sathe discovers how the IAF trained Pakistani air force pilots, during the 1971 War, which led to the birth of the Bangladesh air force.

Post Coup Myanmar: India must be careful

Post Coup Myanmar: India must be careful

Rediff.com11 Feb 2021

It will not be to India's advantage to create misperceptions that it is bandwagoning with some Anglo-American project for regime change in Myanmar, argues Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

'It was amazing to salute the President'

'It was amazing to salute the President'

Rediff.com27 Jan 2021

'An officer had to command the regiment for the Republic Day parade -- and that officer happened to me.' 'It should not be viewed on the basis of gender,' says Captain Preeti Choudhary, the only woman officer to from the Indian Army to be part of a contingent at the Republic Day Parade 2021.

Meet the Jeep so beloved of the Indian Army

Meet the Jeep so beloved of the Indian Army

Rediff.com6 Jan 2021

For all those auto enthusiasts who thought Mahindra have only been manufacturing Jeeps and trucks in the '90s, Timeless Mahindra offers plenty of interesting surprises, discovers Rajesh Kareka/Rediff.com.

Ladakh standoff showed India is not weak: Rajnath

Ladakh standoff showed India is not weak: Rajnath

Rediff.com19 Dec 2020

With the two countries having held several rounds of talks to resolve the issue, Singh said India wants peaceful resolution of disputes but asserted no harm to its self- respect will be tolerated.

Indian-American astronaut in NASA's manned Moon mission

Indian-American astronaut in NASA's manned Moon mission

Rediff.com11 Dec 2020

Raja Jon Vurputoor Chari, 43, a graduate of the US Air Force Academy, MIT and US Naval Test Pilot School, is the only Indian-American in the list.

Siachen Hero Colonel Narendra 'Bull' Kumar passes away

Siachen Hero Colonel Narendra 'Bull' Kumar passes away

Rediff.com31 Dec 2020

Based mainly on his reconnaissance reports, the Indian Army went ahead with the mission to occupy the Siachen heights under the Operation Meghdoot.

How IAF choppers helped General Sagat liberate Bangladesh

How IAF choppers helped General Sagat liberate Bangladesh

Rediff.com24 Dec 2020

The retreating Pakistani troops were heading towards Dacca and they had to be stopped at all costs. The Eastern Army Commander, in his orders to General Sagat Singh, had reiterated that he did not want the troops of 4 Corps to cross the Meghna river. But General Sagat had other plans to threaten Dacca and ensure that the pressure would make the Pakistani commanders capitulate. This is where the IAF helicopters came in.

Pakistan army chief promotes 6 generals

Pakistan army chief promotes 6 generals

Rediff.com25 Nov 2020

How Pakistan army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa deals with the ensuing reshuffle of lieutenant generals would be interesting to watch, notes Rana Banerji, who headed the Pakistan desk at the Research and Analysis Wing, India's external intelligence agency.

Soni Somarajan's INSPIRING LIFE

Soni Somarajan's INSPIRING LIFE

Rediff.com21 Nov 2020

It was Soni Somarajan's biggest dream -- to see himself as a proud member of the Indian Armed Forces. When Life brutally shattered that dream, he wove a new one.

Armed forces must be ready to combat hybrid threats: IAF chief

Armed forces must be ready to combat hybrid threats: IAF chief

Rediff.com7 Nov 2020

'Today's battle-space is highly complex and multi-dimensional with unpredictable security scenarios and high operational tempo. In the battle-space, operational response and demand will be an integrated synergistic approach to all operations'

20 times Priyanka Chopra won our hearts

20 times Priyanka Chopra won our hearts

Rediff.com30 Oct 2020

20 occasions she captured our attention.

The IAF Air Warrior Skydiver Who Made History

The IAF Air Warrior Skydiver Who Made History

Rediff.com21 Oct 2020

'I have only one life and that is enough.'

5 things I learnt from the IAF

5 things I learnt from the IAF

Rediff.com8 Oct 2020

Air Commodore Nitin Sathe reveals what he learnt from the Indian Air Force, which he served for 35 years. An Air Force Day Special.

Amid LAC standoff, Army, IAF prepare to fight wars jointly

Amid LAC standoff, Army, IAF prepare to fight wars jointly

Rediff.com4 Oct 2020

As soon as one lands at the Leh airfield, one can see the Indian Air Force C-17s, Ilyushin-76s, and C-130J Super Hercules aircraft flying in with rations and supplies for the troops deployed on the forward locations opposite the Chinese forces.

Meet the lady officers making naval history

Meet the lady officers making naval history

Rediff.com23 Sep 2020

'Not everybody gets the opportunity of having a working desk inside a helicopter from where you can control torpedoes and weapons.'

'Indian Navy is confident of rising to any challenge'

'Indian Navy is confident of rising to any challenge'

Rediff.com21 Sep 2020

'The Indian Navy has sufficient combat power in areas of interest to India that can quickly scale up operations if the need arises.' 'This includes all the choke points leading into the Indian Ocean as also areas within.'

'Indian Navy will protect India's trade and economic interests'

'Indian Navy will protect India's trade and economic interests'

Rediff.com17 Sep 2020

'The Chinese navy is large and expanding both in numbers and capability by the day.' 'India too must take measures to safeguard its own interests, now and in the future.'

When will Indian Army permit women to fight?

When will Indian Army permit women to fight?

Rediff.com31 Aug 2020

'Today's India is fearless and is on track to be a great power. But this is definitely not happening without women, who form 48 per cent of our population.'

Gunjan Saxena: IAF's negative portrayal is overstated

Gunjan Saxena: IAF's negative portrayal is overstated

Rediff.com29 Aug 2020

'I did not find anything atrociously out of place about the depiction of the IAF's image,' says Group Captain Murli Menon (retd).

Gunjan Saxena got it all wrong

Gunjan Saxena got it all wrong

Rediff.com20 Aug 2020

'You have not understood the heart of the Indian Air Force,' notes IAF Veteran Nitin Welde.

'Never were officers or airmen disrespectful'

'Never were officers or airmen disrespectful'

Rediff.com19 Aug 2020

'Those 10 years in the IAF has made me what I am today.'

39 facts you must know about Dhoni

39 facts you must know about Dhoni

Rediff.com17 Aug 2020

There are many interesting facts and stats about Dhoni's fabulous career.

Why Gunjan Saxena's Great Theme Was Wasted

Why Gunjan Saxena's Great Theme Was Wasted

Rediff.com17 Aug 2020

The unfortunate thing is that the film will leave a poor impression of the IAF's and indeed of the armed forces's ability to handle sensitive social matters within their professional space, observes Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain (retd).

IAF never differentiated: Gunjan Saxena on biopic row

IAF never differentiated: Gunjan Saxena on biopic row

Rediff.com14 Aug 2020

I was lucky to have support from family and IAF, Saxena said.

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