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Ajai Shukla: Deja vu on the defence budget
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Ajai Shukla: Deja vu on the defence budget

The defence allocations, presented as part of the Union Budget on February 1, highlighted the drawbacks that plague our defence planning. Once again, the military emerges as an over-manned, poorly equipped, early twentieth century force; with a bloated salary ... Business Standard, 2 weeks ago

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Will Saeed's arrest keep Pakistan off Trump's no-entry list?

This is the first time the Pakistan army has publicly backed the arrest of India-focused jihadis, says Ajai Shukla. A day after Pakistan's government arrested Muhammad Saeed, the chief of the banned Lashkar-e-Tayiba, along with four associates and issued orders against the Jamaat-ud-Dawa and its humanitarian aid front, the Falah-e-Insaniyet Foundation, the Pakistani street is abuzz with speculation about what motivated this crackdown. Pakistani government sources discreetly suggest that Saeed ...
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Retain Obama's policy towards India: Tellis urges Trump

Possible US envoy says India must get assurance against China, reports Ajai Shukla. As President Donald Trump's administration and policies take shape, Ashley Tellis, whom the Washington Post identifies as America's likely next ambassador to New Delhi, has urged America's new president to continue former Presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama's policies towards Asia, and India in particular. Writing in the publication Asia Policy, Dr Tellis has recommended that Trump should '(take) the ...
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With a shrinking fleet IAF has tough choices ahead

The IAF has just 33 squadrons, 9 short of the 42 squadrons needed to tackle China and Pakistan together, says Ajai Shukla.   On December 28, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, the retiring Indian Air Force chief, declared in New Delhi that the IAF requires 200 to 250 medium fighters in addition to the 36 Rafale multi-role fighters that were contracted with French vendor Dassault earlier this year. The 36-Rafale contract was signed for €7.8 billion (Rs 55,600 cror/Rs 556 billione). Another ...
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Artillery-starved Indian Army gets big boost

In a major milestone, India successfully tests new advanced towed artillery gun system, reports Ajai Shukla. At 4.30 pm on Tuesday, December 13, in a historic moment for India's artillery programme, an indigenous, fully integrated, 155-millimetre artillery gun fired its first rounds of live ammunition at the Proof and Experimental Establishment (PXE) in Balasore, Odisha. The 155-mm, 52-calibre gun, dubbed the Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System, has been developed by the Defence R&D ...
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Ajai Shukla: Half-term report card on defence

The army and the air force both have new chiefs, an opportunity for fresh ideas and approaches
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Pak army chief prepares to turn on LeT, Jaish

Pakistan's new army chief has begun setting the stage to act against groups like LeT and JeM.Ajai Shukla reports. In Pakistan, a new year and a new army chief appear to be heralding a new approach towards reining in anti-India jihadis like the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). Business Standard learns from senior Pakistan army sources that General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who took over as chief of the army staff (COAS) from General Raheel Sharif on November 28, has told key ...
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A brand new Agni missile Pakistan should be wary of

Powering the Agni-1P will be the cutting-edge technologies developed for the Agni-4 and Agni-5 missiles.Ajai Shukla reports. India is developing a brand new short-range, ballistic missile called the Agni-1P, equipped with cutting-edge technologies. This will replace the old Prithvi and Agni-1 missiles that are still the workhorses of our land-based nuclear deterrent. The Agni-1P will have a range of 300 to 700 kilometres, which matches the ranges of the Prithvi and Agni-1. That would make the ...
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As LoC heats up, army buys 2 rocket regiments

The defence ministry has bought two regiments of the Pinaka multi-barrelled rocket launcher for Rs 32.3 billion, reports Ajai Shukla. With tensions escalating at the Line of Control between India and Pakistan, the ministry of defence has bought two regiments of the indigenous Pinaka multi-barrelled rocket launcher for Rs 3,230 crore (Rs 32.3 billion). Each Pinaka regiment, consisting of 18 multi-barrelled launchers, can pulverise a target with a hail of 216 rockets, fired in 44 seconds, ...
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Why civilians confront the army in Kashmir

The UPA's failure to reach out to the Kashmiris and the NDA's 'anti-Muslim' stance has fuelled anger in the Kashmir valley, observes Ajai Shukla.   Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain (retd): General Rawat knows the challenges his men face Nitin A Gokhale: The Indian Army is not asking for immunity   IMAGE: Demonstrators clash with the security forces in Srinagar. Photograph: Umar Ganie   The government's silence in the face of simmering anger in Kashmir is throwing into ...
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