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Saving the heart of Make in India

Will private firms really boost Make in India in the defence sector? Ajai Shukla seeks answers. IMAGE: The Defence Acquisition Council has failed to clear a new policy for nominating private companies as strategic partners for building major weapons platforms for the military.Photograph: Reuters.   Earlier this month, a meeting of the defence ministry's top procurement body, the Defence Acquisition Council, or DAC, failed to clear a new policy for nominating private companies as ... Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago

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Question mark looms over India's aircraft carrier

The defence ministry remains uncertain about spending billions of dollars on a carrier, reports Ajai Shukla.   As Beijing decisively implements its vision of aircraft carrier-based naval power, New Delhi seems uncertain about the form and structure of its naval combat aviation. Last month, China’s defence ministry announced the impending launch of Shandong, its first indigenous aircraft carrier. On Friday, a Beijing-based naval expert revealed that the People’s Liberation Army ...
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Will 'Delhi Karmapa' lose acceptance after marriage?

In the long-running rivalry between the 'Delhi Karmapa' and the 'Chinese Karmapa', the latter seems to have won. Ajai Shukla reports. India's play in Tibetan religious politics has always been a high stakes game. India’s grant of refuge to the 14th Dalai Lama in 1959 led to the 1962 war with China; and tensions between New Delhi and Beijing continue over the iconic Tibetan leader’s ‘splittist’ (separatist) activities, allegedly masterminded from India. With the ...
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Navy signs $100-mn deal for maintenance of Boeing's P-8Is

Boeing also won a $4.5-billion contract for 10 C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft, and will soon start delivery of $3 billion contracts to supply 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and 15 CH-47F Chinook heavy lift helicopters., reports Ajai Shukla. The Indian Navy’s Boeing P-8I long-range maritime patrol aircraft -- reputedly the world’s most fearsome submarine hunters -- have proved themselves in joint patrols with the United States Navy in the Indian Ocean, tracking Chinese ...
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Is the Army functioning more as a police force in J&K?

Major Gogoi might well have saved protesters' lives by opting for a human shield to force his way through the mob. But he incalculably damaged the army’s reputation, not just in Kashmir, but anywhere that video is seen, says Ajai Shukla. It testifies to the resilience of Indian public debate that four weeks after Major Nitin Leetul Gogoi, an army officer in Kashmir’s Budgam district, tied an innocent civilian to his jeep as a human shield against stone-throwing mobs, criticism ...
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NDTV co-founder Prannoy Roy's Delhi residence raided by CBI

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday confirmed that raids are going on at Co-Founder and Executive Co-Chairperson of NDTV , Prannoy Roy's residence in Delhi. According to CBI sources, a case has been registered against Prannoy, Radhika Roy ...
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India's boycott of OBOR an unusual display of spine

The decision to not attend the forum attended by 28 heads of state and 130 national delegations is a clear break from India's usual policy of going along with the crowd, observes Ajai Shukla. IMAGE: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Belt and Road Forum meeting on Yanqi Lake just outside Beijing, China, on May 13, 2017. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters Chinese President Xi Jinping was a satisfied leader as he beamed at officials from over 70 ...
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Eco corridor will result in China controlling much of Pakistan

The master plan reveals a far more expansive project involving Chinese penetration into Pakistan’s agriculture, industry, telecommunications, surveillance and intelligence networks and even leisure and popular culture. Ajai Shukla reports. Pakistani English daily Dawn has published comprehensive details of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a proposal that Beijing portrays as a vehicle for Pakistan’s development but which now appears as a thinly-disguised land grab that ...
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The new faces of Kashmir's protests are a problem for India

Girls in the Kashmir valley hurling defiance at the security forces will detract from the legitimacy of India's response and its standing in the world, observes Ajai Shukla. IMAGE: A Kashmiri student throws a stone at security forces in the Kashmir valley. Photograph: Danish Ismail/Reuters For years now, India has faced almost negligible pressure from the international community to resolve the Kashmir issue. Most other countries, even China, have largely respected India's position that Kashmir ...
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After threats on Dalai, China proposes 'treaty of good neighbourliness'

The Chinese envoy recommends an early harvest on the border issue while maintaining peace and tranquillity in the border areas, reports Ajai Shukla. China's ambassador to India, Luo Zhaohui, has spelt out a four-step road map to implement a "long-term vision for China-India relations", that would reduce tensions at a time when Beijing has reacted strongly to the Dalai Lama's recent visit to Arunachal Pradesh. Speaking in New Delhi on Friday, Luo recommended Beijing and New Delhi "start ...
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