An internal committee has been constituted within the Defence Ministry to analyse the recommendations made by the Shekatkar panel in its report, submitted to the defence minister Manohar Parrikar on December 21. This internal committee of the ministry will identify the recommendations to be accepted and to frame the key action points as well as a roadmap for their implementation.
India’s renewed focus on security and aggressive plans on modernisation of the Armed forces coupled with the focus to spend more on training are indicators that point towards an increased budget allocation for the defence sector.
Modi government’s ambitious regional connectivity scheme is a laudable initiative that can help transform India’s aviation sector like never before.
A 4-star chief of defence staff (CDS) as the chief military adviser to the defence minister, devising an integrated war approach by the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force, financial management reforms and doing away with the multi-layered system of according financial clearances (first within the finance division of MoD and then at the finance ministry), effective utilisation of resources and roll on of unused funds are some of the proposals of the Lt Gen DB Shekatkar expert committee.
Asserting that equal opportunity brings equal responsibility, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat today said it’s up to women
Announcing the setting up of an appropriate redressal mechanism, India’s Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat said on Friday
India’s state-owned carrier Air India has rubbished reports published by flight data firm FlightStats that listed it listing it as the world’s third worst performing airline in the world. Stating that the data was fabricated, Air India has assured that the management will investigate the matter till the end.
January 9, 2017, for the first time, saw a blend of industry and academia at the Army’s “firepower show” conducted at the Artillery School, Deolali in Maharashtra. This convergence brought together a large section of India’s defence industry including leaders like the Larsen & Toubro, Tata’s, Bharat Forge and others along with various mid-segment industry groups, SMEs and MSMEs as also representatives of leading academic institutions including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), the Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and other academic organisations from across the country.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has time and again shared his concerns over lack of continuity in senior level appointments of the armed forces.