'The Gita was propounded on a battlefield and regards the use of force to establish Dharma or righteousness, as not only legitimate but one's highest duty,' says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). With a new broom (no pun intended) wielding Manohar Parrikar, a technocrat by inclination, the hardy perennial of 'defence reforms' is again in the news. The current fashion seems to be 'cutting the teeth to tail ratio.' We have had a similar exercise done in the early 1970s under the late General K V ... Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
New Delhi (Sputnik)— The Indian Air Force (IAF) has finally found an indigenous replacement forits ageing fleet ofMiG-21 and MiG-23 fighter aircraft. Chief ofAir Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha flew the Tejas— a Light Combat Aircraft designed ...Sputnik, 1 month ago
The real issue in India is not between Make or Made/Create in India. We need both.The solution is to create an eco-system where new ideas can flourish and convert themselves into new technologies and products, says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). Currently, there is a lively debate between the two concepts of 'Make in' and 'Made in' India. I am of the view that in the short term, to deal with our huge population of unemployed, some/anyhow Make in India is the immediate priority. While it ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC. Photograph: MEAphotogallery/Flickr 'Pakistan has been successful in convincing the rest of the world that the Pakistani nuclear terrorists are meant to target only India. This is myopia at its worst,' says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). The Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC was like a performance of Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark. The absence of Russia, North Korea and the prime minister of ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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