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If our army wants to avoid the fate of Saddam's army...

If our army wants to avoid the fate of Saddam's army...

'... it must network its battlefield units quickly, securely, robustly,' notes Ajai Shukla. Senior Indian Army generals, who grew up before smartphones became a part of our daily lives, are blundering in scrapping as 'too costly' the Rs 5,000 crore (Rs 5 billion) project to indigenously design and develop a battlefield management system. More tech-savvy junior officers understand the importance of the BMS which will provide frontline combat soldiers with a real-time tactical picture of the ..., 2 months ago

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HAL choppers to target enemy at high altitudes

Armed with rockets and missiles, these helicopters can rain fire on the enemy in rarefied altitudes.Ajai Shukla reports. IMAGE: The need for a combat helicopter became apparent during the Kargil conflict, when Indian soldiers had to attack enemy position on 15,000 feet-high mountains with little fire support, except from long-range artillery guns and rockets. Photograph used for representational purposes: Vijay Mathur/Reuters On Friday, December 22, the Indian Air Force and the Indian Army ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Airbus payout adds new twist in Rafale vs Eurofighter deal

Airbus' $99 million payout puts a new light on Eurofighter's 'unsolicited bid' to the Modi government, reducing the cost of the Typhoon fighter by 20 per cent, making it in retrospect significantly cheaper than the Rafale.Ajai Shukla reports. IMAGE: India ignored the Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH bid for its Typhoon fighter and opted for Rafale fighter jets. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters Over the preceding week, India's political landscape has been roiled by accusations that the government ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

'True defender of human rights': Twitter mourns the loss of Asma Jahangir

On Sunday, Asma Jahangir, Pakistan’s renowned human rights lawyer, social activist and an outspoken critic of the country’s powerful military establishment, passed away in Lahore. Known for her outspoken nature and unrelenting pursuit for human rights, Asma, 66, was the first woman to serve as the President of Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan. Following her demise, people from all over the world expressed grief and sorrow, taking to Twitter to send their condolences to ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

'There's something extremely fishy in the Rafale deal'

'There is no secrecy clause to the price (of the aircraft).''There can be secrecy on the capability of the nuclear payload of aircraft and things like that, but the price is hardly a secret.' IMAGE: A Dassault Rafale fighter at the 52nd Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters On February 5, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stunned the nation when she told Parliament that the government would not divulge certain details, including the per unit cost, of the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Bajwa wants India-Pak talks. Can he be trusted?

'Over the last year, Bajwa has created the environment to support bold moves on India. The ball is in India's court,' a senior Pakistan military officer tells Ajai Shukla.  IMAGE: Pakistan army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa flashes the V sign after the Pakistan cricket team defeated India in the Champions Trophy final. Sources close to the Pakistani military say New Delhi is missing an opportunity to engage Islamabad in dialogue that would have the full backing of Pakistan's powerful ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Is defence hike enough to counter Pak-China threat?

Defence experts want defence expenditure to be at 3% of GDP, which they consider minimum to counter the two-front threat from China and Pakistan, internal insurgencies, and dominating a 7,500 km coastline and the Indian Ocean beyond.What Arun Jaitley has given India this Budget is 2.16% of GDP, observes Ajai Shukla. IMAGE: The Akash army launcher seen during the Republic Day parade, January 26, 2018. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters The 2018-2019 Budget has raised defence allocations from the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Unlike India, China was fully prepared for the 1962 War

In contrast with China's formidable build up, the Indian Army was struggling to send to the border an inadequate formation of 2,400 soldiers -- the ill-fated 7 Infantry Brigade -- which was short of soldiers, arms, equipment and acclimatisation for high-altitude combat.Ajai Shukla looks back at the 1962 War. PART 1: How China prepared for the 1962 War IMAGE: V K Krishna Menon, then India's defence minister who was blamed for India's ill preparedness during the 1962 War, meets with senior army ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Why India must worry about the Pakistan threat

'Pakistan's security establishment, despite its appallingly immoral approach to conflict, has worked with limited resources to maximise its national defence resources to continue bleeding India,' says Ajai Shukla. IMAGE: Pakistan's army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrives to attend the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad, March 23, 2017. Photograph: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters Last month in Islamabad, Lieutenant General Khalid Kidwai (retired) outlined a new Pakistani approach to defence ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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