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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 India, 1 week ago
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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

Not long ago, army officers were deeply proud to serve in elite units. The tougher the life, the more dangerous the mission, the more they stuck out their chests. When cadets at the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, opted for an arm or service to ...
 Business Standard India3 weeks ago Generals, quotas damage the army  Rediff.com3 weeks ago

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 India1 month ago

Ajai Shukla: Making 'make' happen

In the afternoon of November 10, within 10 minutes of occupying his new office as defence minister, Manohar Parrikar proclaimed that "transparent and swift decisions" were his speciality. Since then, he has repeated that boast at least thrice, ...
 Business Standard India2 months ago
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A wasted year

The National Democratic Alliance government has adopted half measures instead of moving decisively on defence, says Ajai Shukla.   High amongst the reasons why almost a third of India voted the Bharatiya Janata Party 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 years of decision paralysis under the United Progressive Alliance defence minister, A K Antony, the BJP promised a ...
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Modi@1: Is this what our armed forces were promised?

Image: The INS Vikramaditya was acquired by the United Progressive Alliance government. The National Democratic Alliance government merely received the ship post refit in Russia. Photograph: The Indian Navy 'The government has belied the hope that many harboured of change, efficiency and dismantling old practices as the defence ministry continues to pursue the same well-trodden and wasteful path.'Rahul Bedi paints a worrying picture as he examines the defence ministry's performance under ...
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Nepal Earthquake: At least 65 killed; Modi assures all possible co-operation to PM Sushil Koirala

Laxmi Prasad Dhakal, spokesman for the Nepal home ministry said, "65 people had been confirmed dead so far in the latest quake, which was centred 76 kilometres (47 miles) east of Kathmandu, and also killed 17 people in northern India." Ruins ...
 DNA India1 week ago
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At least 50 killed in second Nepal quake, US Marine helicopter involved in relief operation goes missing

The US Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 7.1 and struck 68 km west of the town of Namche Bazar, close to Mount Everest. Reuters A new 7.3-magnitude earthquake and seven powerful aftershocks struck Nepal on Tuesday ...
 DNA India1 week ago
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Mr Modi, be wary of the Chinese!

'Chinese leaders rarely receive their foreign guests in cities other than Beijing. Such respect for India!' 'Does it mean that Modi could replicate "the warmth and unconventional way" by sending Indian troops into Tibet, as Xi did in Chumur (Ladakh) when he arrived in India? Of course, Indians are far too polite to do so,' says Claude Arpi. 'Hello China,' Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted in Chinese as his first message on the Chinese microblog Weibo: 'Looking forward to interacting with ...
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