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Ajai Shukla: Don't divide the army, Mr Parrikar
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Letters: The quota question

This refers to Ajai Shukla's column "Revive the army's warrior cult" (Broadsword, April 28). While the army has no reservations for recruitment, it appears to have excelled in imbibing the quota cult, so much so that its warrior cult is now suspect. ... Business Standard, 2 days ago
Letters: On a sound war footing Business Standard, 1 month ago
Ajai Shukla: Don't divide the army, Mr Parrikar Business Standard, 1 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 ...
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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 Standard1 week ago Generals, quotas damage the army  Rediff.com1 week ago
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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 weeks ago Letters: A price for safe skies  Business Standard3 weeks ago Ajai Shukla: How Rafale is killing the air force's future  Business Standard2 months ago
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Ajai Shukla: 'Make in India' on the guillotine

Make in India" has a nice patriotic air to it, especially when Prime Minister Narendra Modi tells an international audience at the Aero India 2015 show in Bengaluru that "India will emerge as a major global centre for defence industry", with ...
 Business Standard India3 weeks ago India kills $20-B defense deal  Manila Times3 weeks ago Rafale deal: Modi's Parisian blunder  Rediff.com3 weeks ago
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Ajai Shukla: Making 'make' happen

India's defence industry needs to be hand-held if it is to supply defence equipment designed and built specifically for India Ajai Shukla March 16, 2015 Last Updated at 21:50 IST In the afternoon of November 10, within 10 minutes of occupying his new office ...
 Business Standard1 month ago
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Ajai Shukla: Needed - defence budgeting structures

The National Democratic Alliance has presented its second defence Budget, a document remarkable only for its resemblance to the last one - not a desirable attribute when the defence ministry and the military need to radically change the way they do ...
 Business Standard India2 months ago

Back in action! India gets 2 upgraded Mirage 2000 fighter jets

With the Rafale contract in limbo, the upgrade of IAF's Mirage 2000 and Jaguar fighters has become vitally important. Ajai Shukla reports Indian defence planners have breathed a sigh of relief as the first two Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 fighters being upgraded in France were handed over by Dassault and Thales to India's ambassador in Paris, Arun Singh. In July 2011, IAF signed a Rs 10,947-crore contract to upgrade its entire fleet of 51 Mirage 2000 fighters. This would extend the life of the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

The 45-calibre Dhanush field artillery gun is here!

Ordnance Factory Board officials say upgrading the 39-calibre FH-77 into the 45-calibre Dhanush has increased the gun's range from 27 to 38 kilometres, using enhanced range ammunition. Ajai Shukla reports The Indian Army's most worrying operational gap -- of field artillery guns to support infantry and armour in battle -- is gradually being filled. An Indian 155 millimetre, 45-calibre artillery gun called the Dhanush has cleared its field trials and is ready for manufacture in numbers.
 Rediff.com1 week ago

What good are submarines without torpedoes

How will the navy's six Scorpenes fight, when their primary weapon -- the Black Shark torpedo -- is blocked by a ministry of defence ban on the company chosen to supply these? This gloomy scenario provides a heaven-sent opportunity to revisit the navy's torpedo purchase plan, handled without strategic vision and economic foresight. Ajai Shukla reports. The ceremony on Monday marking the "undocking" -- or completion of work -- on India's first Scorpene submarine should have occasioned relief.
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago
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