Defence Services

  • Chinks in the Armour: Our defence preparedness

    Sky Soldier |  Wing Commander Abdul Nasir Hanfee
    The defence budget for 2011-12 has been hiked by 11 percent, pegging the allocation at Rs 164,415 crore (from Rs 1,47,344 crores last year), to...

  • Will granting permanent commission to women help strengthen the Army?

    The Army will consider giving permanent commission to serving Women Short Service Commission Officers. Women will be given permanent commission in the Army's branches of...
  • Defence Minister, service chiefs to review pay package 26-06-2008 09:47 AM

    New Delhi: Their new jerseys for World Twenty20 were unveiled amid much fanfare but a superstitious BCCI has asked India's cricketers to stick to the ones they wore during their 50-over World Cup triumph last year as a good-luck charm. The Indian cricketers sported the new jerseys only last month...
  • Pay hike insufficient, 65 Army men put in papers 08-04-2008 02:36 AM

    There is no sugaring the pill when a team loses by an innings and 68 runs. It was India's sixth straight overseas defeat, eighth under MS Dhoni, and their fourth worst in Australia. For Australia, it was their fifth-highest margin of victory in the last five years. Coming on the...
  • QOTD: Pay hike insufficient to stem Army attrition 26-03-2008 01:27 AM

    Cuttack: West Indies pacer Kemar Roach was happy to get under India's skin but regretted the team's failure to put up a challenging total in the first one-dayer here on Tuesday. After being restricted to 212, the Windies were off to a great start thanks to Roach's quick three-wicket burst,...