The Modi government has not lived up to the muscularity the prime minister promised while campaigning, says Ajai Shukla. On Thursday, this government will mark its second anniversary in power. Even before chief minister Narendra Modi became Prime Minister Modi, serving and retired soldiers, sailors and airmen hoped that, unlike the United Progressive Alliance, the Bharatiya Janata Party would nurture a long neglected military. How successfully has the National Democratic Alliance government ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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By Ajai Shukla Last fortnight, the Opposition ferociously attacked the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government for "kowtowing" to China by withdrawing the visas of anti-Beijing activists who were travelling to India for an unprecedented ...South Asia Monitor, 3 weeks ago Ajai Shukla: Drama in Dharamsala Business Standard, 3 weeks ago Did India show a lack of spine in Dharamsala? Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
India would benefit from tri-service theatre commanders who report directly to the political leadership, as in the USBusiness Standard, 1 month ago Lessons Americans can teach Indians in military command Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Ajai Shukla | Wikimedia Commons India successfully test-fired Sunday its indigenously developed Advanced Air Defence (AAD) supersonic interceptor missile from an Abdul Kalam Island launch complex in Balasore. The advanced version of ...Tech Times, 2 weeks ago Ajai Shukla: Get real in US-India defence ties Business Standard India, 1 month ago Why Indian Politicians Love Defense Corruption Scandals MSNBC Newsweek, 3 weeks ago It's time to get real in US-India defence ties Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The disagreement over liability further complicates any early conclusion of the Rafale contract. Ajai Shukla reports. Around 2004, when the Indian Air Force ordered some 40 additional Sukhoi-30MKI fighters from Russia, India's cabinet exempted Moscow from providing bank guarantees to cover "performance and delivery liabilities" for the new aircraft. Russia had insisted on this exceptional waiver, given its strategic relationship with India and the Su-30MKI’s proven performance. In the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd"Business Standard, 2 months ago Is Indian army's secularism under stress? Rediff.com, 2 months ago
With reference to Ajai Shukla's report, "Army was not in favour of building Yamuna bridges" (March 23), it's disturbing to learn that the defence ministry thrice overruled the objections in this regard submitted in writing by the Indian Army, on the ...Business Standard, 2 months ago Army opposed building bridges for Sri Sri event Rediff.com, 2 months ago 'Where do we draw the line', asks army over Sri Sri event Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The current FDI policy, promulgated in November 2015, permits 49 per cent foreign investment through the automatic route Ajai Shukla April 30, 2016 Last Updated at 00:23 IST Just five months after the government liberalised foreign direct investment ...Business Standard India, 4 weeks ago
'Worryingly, intelligence assessments indicate that growing disaffection amongst the youth is ceding ground to fundamentalist Islamist groups like Islamic State,' reports Ajai Shukla. On Tuesday, army chief General Dalbir Singh flew to Srinagar and Kupwara to be briefed by his top Jammu and Kashmir commanders on the situation after the reported molestation of a schoolgirl in Handwara last Tuesday, and the killing of five civilians in the street protests and stone pelting that followed.Rediff.com, 1 month ago
When the good ship HMS Finance is sinking, big US banks won't be able to rely on their internal lifeboats. That's the takeaway from Wednesday's results of the so-called living wills showing how major financial institutions would be wound down in a ...Business Standard India, 1 month ago
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