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India needs a 2nd aircraft carrier quickly
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India needs a 2nd aircraft carrier quickly

The Indian Navy has only one aircraft carrier.The INS Vikramaditya carries just 26 unreliable MiG-29 fighters and 10 helicopters -- insufficient to battle a serious foe, notes Ajai Shukla. IMAGE: The INS Vikramaditya is India's only aircraft carrier as the navy awaits the INS Vikrant. Photograph: Shailesh Andrade/Reuters The Duke of Wellington's description of the Battle of Waterloo -- 'The nearest run thing you ever saw in your life, by God!' -- also describes the Sino-Indian stand-off at ... Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago

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Himachal Elections 2017: BJP announces candidates for all seats, Cong publishes first list

Former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and Himachal Pradesh BJP chief Satpal Singh Satti are among the party candidates, a list for which was announced today, for the state Assembly polls. The BJP has declared its nominees for all the 68 seats in the state's ...
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Why did Kiltan join navy without sonar, copter?

'An ASW corvette without towed array sonar and an ASW helicopter is nothing more than a feeble joke,' says a retired navy commodore.Ajai Shukla reports. IMAGE:The INS Kiltan, which Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman commissioned on October 16, 2017 at the Visakhapatnam naval dockyard. Like numerous Indian warships before it, the navy's newest anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette, the INS Kiltan, joined the fleet on Monday, October 16, 2017, without equipment crucial for discharging its ...
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MiG eyes deal to supply military jets to Navy

Eyeing a multi-billion dollar contract from the Indian Navy for the supply of fighter aircraft, Russian military aviation firm MiG today said it was not averse to the transfer of technology and joint development of MiG-29 K jets with Indian companies. MiG CEO ...
 Deccan Herald1 month ago
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What the Raksha Mantri needs to do

'It is the government's most important duty to ensure that when war breaks out, the armed forces are absolutely ready to face the adversary -- well equipped, well trained and in high spirits,' says Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd). IMAGE: Soldiers search for terrorists in Lachipora in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, September 20, 2016. Photograph: Umar Ganie Prime Minister Narendra D Modi has handed over the reins of the ministry of defence (MoD) to Nirmala Sitharaman, a trusted colleague in the Union ...
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Why 2017 is not 1962

The bogey of the 1962 defeat must be laid to rest with a finality that is unquestionable.The myth of Chinese invincibility is a tall tale that belongs to an era gone by, argues Vivek Gumaste. China appears to have taken its symbolic representation as a scary, fire-breathing dragon a tad too seriously, full of the the belief that the moment it arches its body upright and spews verbal tinder, its neighbours including India will cower in fear and do its bidding. The incessant and frenzied ...
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PIX: Patralekha, Aditya Roy Kapur watch Gurgaon

A special screening of the film Gurgaon was recently held in Mumbai. The Shanker Raman-directed film stars Akshay Oberoi, Ragini Khanna, Pankaj Tripathi and releases on August 4, along with Imtiaz Ali's Jab Harry Met Sejal starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma.  A number of celebrities attended the screening.   Patralekha reminds us of Priyanka's trench coat at the Met Gala this year. Akshay Oberoi poses with Aditya Roy Kapur, who is seen in a clean shaven ...
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Defence deal may repair India-Russia ties

The $10.5 billion arms and equipment deal helped to arrest the recent drift in the 'special and privileged' strategic partnership, observes Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd). IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin at their meeting in St Petersburg, Russia. Photograph: Mikhail Metzel/TASS/Host Photo Agency/Pool/Reuters Defence Ministers Arun Jaitley and General Sergey Shoigu jointly chaired the 17th meeting of the India-Russia Inter-governmental Commission on ...
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