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Ajai Shukla: A hammer blow for the military
Business Standard India

Ajai Shukla: A hammer blow for the military

Where you stand on the recently released Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) report depends upon where you sit. Macro-economists, viewing the report through the lens of fiscal prudence, might conclude the commission has been overly generous. Business Standard India, 4 days ago

Ashraf Ghani's honeymoon with Pakistan is over!

The Afghan deputy foreign minister explains how his nation's President became disillusioned with Pakistan. Ajai Shukla listens in. Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai, who has been in New Delhi since Monday, November 16, says his main task was to operationalise the Indo-Afghan Strategic Partnership Agreement, and discuss an agenda for a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Afghanistan. Speaking on Thursday, November 19, to a Delhi think-tank, Karzai made it clear that ...
 Rediff.com5 days ago

Ajai Shukla: Mr Parrikar, a message from Bihar

Five simple measures to improve defence ministry's performance Ajai Shukla November 9, 2015 Last Updated at 21:50 IST The Bihari voter has spoken and his message is being read as: "We want results, not divisive politics. Deliver reform, or you're ...
 Business Standard India2 weeks ago The dialogue is as good as over for now  Rediff.com1 month ago
Business Standard India

Ajai Shukla: Living in nuclear la-la-land

Indian policymakers must incorporate in nuclear doctrine a realistic response to tactical nuclear warheads Ajai Shukla October 26, 2015 Last Updated at 21:50 IST Last week, shortly before US President Barack Obama's meeting in Washington with ...
 Business Standard India1 month ago Living in nuclear la-la land  Rediff.com1 month ago As Pakistan's army chief heads to US, is a tactical nuke deal possible?  Rediff.com1 week ago

Defence council to green light local trainer today

After stalling Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's HTT-40 trainer for years, the Indian Air Force comes around Ajai Shukla | Bengaluru October 29, 2015 Last Updated at 00:30 IST On Thursday, the defence ministry's apex Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) ...
 Business Standard India3 weeks ago

IAF to have all 42 squadrons flying by 2027?

The IAF chief stressed on the ongoing development of advanced landing ground along the Himalayas. Ajai Shukla reports Indian Air Force boss, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, has confirmed that the force was ordering 120 (six squadrons) Tejas Mark I Light Combat Aircraft, triple the 40 aircraft it had previously committed to buying from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. Addressing a press conference in New Delhi on Saturday, in the lead up to Air Force Day on October 8, Raha declared, "We are ready to ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Alarming numbers that should worry India's military planners

It is worrisome that salaries are consuming as much expenditure as equipment. Ajai Shukla explains. After the dust settles around the 'one rank, one pension' agitation by ex-servicemen, a crucial question will remain: are the military's manpower policies sustainable? Since 1947, military planners have, ostrich-like, regarded manpower as a cheap and plentiful resource. Human resource policies have never got the attention equipment acquisition has. The acceptance of OROP, coming after major ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Stay tuned to Moscow!

India must develop structured multilateralism to its defence buys, says Ajai Shukla. During my visit to Russia last week (due disclosure: at the invitation of Rostec, the umbrella agency that oversees Russia's high-technology industry), I was struck by the changes from the days of the Soviet Union, as also by important similarities. The drab, socialist Moscow of yore has been replaced by a glittering city, peopled by purposeful men in sharp suits and chic women in impossibly high heels. The ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Seventh Pay Commission's biggest losers: The armed forces

The 7th CPC places the Indian Police Service (and, almost in passing, the Indian Forest Service) on a level with the Indian Administrative Service, leaving the military out in the cold, observes Ajai Shukla. Where you stand on the recently released Seventh Central Pay Commission report depends upon where you sit. Macro-economists, viewing the report through the lens of fiscal prudence, might conclude the commission has been overly generous. Surprisingly, many central government employees who ...
 Rediff.com3 days ago Parrikar inducts first P8-I squadron into armed forces  Business Standard India1 week ago

Parrikar in new controversy... this time over land in Goa

"U-turn minister" Parrikar had publicly promised, when he was chief minister three years ago, that no more Goa land would be handed over to the Centre. Ajai Shukla reports. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's home state, Goa, is seething with resentment at their former chief minister’s initiative to obtain for the defence ministry 150 acres of priceless land in Betul, Goa. Parrikar wants the land for shifting India's two major defence exhibitions to Goa -- Defexpo (land and naval ...
 Rediff.com4 days ago
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