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Tejas Mark II will take to the skies in next 3 years

Tejas Mark II will take to the skies in next 3 years

The outgoing Tejas chief said the aircraft will join the IAF fleet by 2021-22. Ajai Shukla reports The Tejas Mark II is a step up to the Mark I with a powerful new engine and advanced avionic  When a young P S Subramanyam joined the Aeronautical Development Agency in 1986, that nodal agency charged with designing and developing an indigenous Light Combat Aircraft had little more than ideas. Air force fighter pilots and ADA engineers were deciding on the capabilities they wanted in ..., 4 days ago

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Letters: A tale of two ministers

This refers to Ajai Shukla's column "Filling in Mr Parrikar's silence" (Broadsword, June 23). The matter of defence procurement cannot be an easy task to master, and one ventures to think that an IIT or IIM degree is not really of much help here.The ...
 Business Standard1 week ago Ajai Shukla: Filling in Mr Parrikar's silence  Business Standard1 week ago Letters: The quota question  Business Standard2 months ago
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Ajai Shukla: Stop the dithering with Washington

On June 2, Ashton Carter became the first visiting American defence secretary to be hosted in an operational Indian military command, when he visited the Eastern Naval Command headquarters at Visakhapatnam. Mr Carter was taken aboard a front-line ...
 Business Standard India3 weeks ago Ajai Shukla: Nurturing shipyards: the case of HSL  Business Standard1 month ago India-US: Technology Transfer Tussle Analysis  Eurasia Review4 weeks ago What the Pentagon Sees in India—And Vice Versa  Defense One1 month ago

Ajai Shukla: A wasted year

High amongst the reasons why almost a third of India voted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to power a year ago was the carefully presented image of a party that would safeguard national defence and pay attention to a long-neglected military. After ...
 Business Standard India1 month ago A wasted year  Rediff.com1 month ago

Letters: India's future Air Force

Ajai Shukla's column "'Make in India' on the guillotine," (Broadsword, April 14) raises several compelling questions, especially about the arbitrary scrapping of defence procurement tenders. However, to brand the Rafale deal a triumph for France, simply ...
 Business Standard2 months ago Letters: A price for safe skies  Business Standard2 months ago 19 Warbirds Of The Indian Air Force That Keep The Skies Safe  Indiatimes1 month ago

Headless DRDO is seriously worrying

Among the programmes suffering from this lack of leadership is the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft project. Ajai Shukla reports A sense of drift is palpable within the Defence Research & Development Organisation, which has been without a leader for three months since the ouster of its widely respected chief, Avinash Chander, on January 31. On that day, Defence Secretary R K Mathur was given additional charge of Chander's post of Secretary, Defence R&D, for three months. That period expired ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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Ajai Shukla: Generals, quotas damage the army

A soldier cannot justifiably demand faster, easier promotions based on frequent field tenures Ajai Shukla April 27, 2015 Last Updated at 21:50 IST Not long ago, army officers were deeply proud to serve in elite units. The tougher the life, the more dangerous ...
 Business Standard2 months ago Generals, quotas damage the army  Rediff.com2 months ago
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Ajai Shukla: 'Make in India' on the guillotine

The French have been rewarded for their obstinacy with exactly what they wanted - an order for fully built Rafales without technology transfer Ajai Shukla April 13, 2015 Last Updated at 21:50 IST Make in India" has a nice patriotic air to it, especially when ...
 Business Standard2 months ago Rafale deal: Modi's Parisian blunder  Rediff.com2 months ago

Squandering away the Myanmar advantage

The bravado of NDA ministers may have undone the gains made in cross-border security cooperation over the past several years. Ajai Shukla reports In 1986, as the intelligence officer of a brigade in Nagaland, I oversaw the first Indian army patrol that went into Myanmar. With clearance from Yangon, we linked up with a forward post of the Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, and proposed joint action against insurgents fighting for Nagaland's secession from India. Myanmar's military government ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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Rising Corporate Military Complex In India: A Critical Appraisal I. Introduction India's rulers treat the country's military might as synonymous with its health and international stature. Acquisition of the latest weaponry has become such a fixation for the military establishment that a ...
 Counter Currents3 weeks ago
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