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LIFE

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Politics, IAF, Indian Army, Army

Very Few Good Men: Why don’t more politicians send their kids to the armed forces?

Apart from two political families, we have not seen any netas send their kids to the armed forces. Why not?

POLITICS

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Carbine, Elections, Assault Rifle, Army

Why Army will have to wait more for new carbines

A technical committee of the ministry of defence has raised questions over pricing.

POLITICS

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Army, Sedition Law, Major leetul gogoi, Jallianwala Bagh

No, Home Minister: Why Rajnath Singh's promise of BJP strengthening sedition law instantly reminds me of Jallianwala Bagh

Rajnath Singh says the BJP would strengthen sedition law against 'anti-nationals'. The Congress has promised to end the same law. These are two completely different ideas of India and our freedom.

VOICES

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Army, Martyrs, Online activism, Pulwama terrorist attack

Cyber soldiers want war as retribution for Pulwama. That's because they know they won't suffer for it

Only those who know they will not face enemy guns are shouting for battle with Pakistan. In reality, how many of these people has ever helped a martyr's family get even a due pension without a fight?

VARIETY

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Army, Supreme Court, Homosexuality, General Bipin Rawat

General Rawat doesn’t want homosexuality in the Indian Army: He should look at other nations that have allowed it

There is no data to suggest that homosexuals in an army can adversely impact its valour or morale. The experience of various countries shows Armed Forces actually benefit from leaving soldiers’ personal lives alone.

VOICES

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Imran Khan, Army, Kashmir, India-Pakistan

Why there is no chance for peace between India and Pakistan

Islamabad must recognise the fact that talks and terror cannot go hand in hand.

POLITICS

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Army, Kashmir muslims, Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmiri Pandits

Wrong on Rites: Kashmir often sees reports of Muslims helping with Hindu last rites. There is a need to halt this 'same story trend'

J&K media should stop spreading propaganda on how Kashmiri Muslims help the Pandit community on rituals of death. This only covers up how KPs are treated in life.

VARIETY

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British India, Army, Book Extract, The story of jodhpur lancers

Of bravery and epic victories: The Story of Jodhpur Lancers (1885-1952)

The book explores the history of the erstwhile State of Jodhpur and the heroic exploits and magnificent gallantry displayed by its army.

POLITICS

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Army, Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan, Pakistan elections

In Pakistan's tryst with democracy, shadow of military looms large

It is an open secret that it was the army, and not Imran Khan, that brought down the Nawaz Sharif government.

VOICES

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Uttrakhand, Army, Dehradun, Childhood

Luxury of solitude: Memories from a Dehradun which had more trees than people

Air-conditioning was a completely foreign idea and woollies were never out of season in Uttarakhand's capital.