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'Politics over surgical strike is an insult to the army'

'Politics over surgical strike is an insult to the army'

‘The army decides on the response and chooses its own time and place for action. The political leadership never interferes.’ Former Defence Minister A K Antony tells Amit Agnihotri that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s statement is an insult not only to the Indian Army but also the previous National Democratic Alliance government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee Edited excerpts: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said no surgical strikes had happened against terrorists across ..., 1 week ago

Modi moves the goalpost for 2019

'As is very obvious, a threat to the nation and mere promise of action -- forget performance -- is enough to unite Indians,' points out Saisuresh Sivaswamy. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a mace at the Aishbagh Ramleela in Lucknow, October 11, 2016, marking the beginning of what observers say is the Bharatiya Janata Party's election campaign for the 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly election. Photograph: Press Information Bureau   Two weeks after Indian Special Forces crossed the Line ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Ravi Shankar Prasad Comes Down Heavily On Arvind Kejriwal For Asking Surgical Strike Evidence

Addressing a press conference, Minister of Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad came down heavily on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make public the evidence and footage of the surgical strikes carried ...
 Jagran Post2 weeks ago

J&K has suffered due to Indus Water Treaty: Mehbooba

Jammu and Kashmir has suffered losses due to the Indus Water Treaty with Pakistan and should be compensated by the Centre, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Wednesday, two days after India decided to ‘exploit to the maximum’ the water of Pak-controlled rivers. “Today, many things are being talked about. There is a talk of IWT... We are facing losses on account of IWT. We should get compensation and we cannot ask Pakistan for that but our own country. Whatever we get, be ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Congress critical of Rafale deal, wants contract to be made public

Raising several questions over the Rs 59,000-crore Rafale fighter jet deal, Congress on Saturday said the absence of any provision of technology transfer would cost India “very heavily”. Former Defence Minister A K Antony also demanded making public the inter-governmental agreement with France. He wondered how India would bridge the gap with respect to China and Pakistan by acquiring just 36 aircraft when the original plan was for 126. Addressing a press conference along with ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Rafale deal cleared, to be signed on Friday

The integration of the Rafale jets will allow the IAF to hit targets inside both Pakistan and across the northern and eastern borders while still staying within India’s territory. The government has cleared the much anticipated deal with France for 36 Rafale fighter jets which will cost 7.878 billion euros (Rs 59,630 crore) and will be signed on Friday in the presence of French Defence Minister Jean Yves Le Drian. Defence sources said that deal for the aircraft, the first fighter jet ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Indian Railways goes down new track to power growth

It is willing to let go of its budgetary independence and restructure its companies in order to make itself more viable commercially and less important politically, says Jyoti Mukul. If the government decides to merge the Railway Budget with the General Budget, create a holding company for Railway’s public sector units and carry on with off-budget revisions in freight and passenger fares, the policy paradigm within which the Indian Railways functions will completely change in less than ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Reality Check: There's been no let up in fidayeen attacks in Jammu and Kashmir since Kargil

Even as the terror attack on a military base in Jammu and Kashmir has given political ammunition to the Opposition to target the government, a pattern since the 1999 Kargil war shows that there hasn’t been any let up in suicide or fidayeen attacks in ...
 DNA1 month ago

DRDO seeks info on 'graft' in 2008 Embraer deal

The deal was signed between Embraer and the DRDO for three aircraft equipped with indigenous radars for airborne early warning and control systems.   The $208-million (Rs 1,390 crore) jet deal with Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer during the United Progressive Alliance regime has kicked up dust with United States authorities going into alleged payment of kickbacks while India has sought information from the company within 15 days. After the Defence Research and Development Organisation ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

The economy is still limping along: Chidambaram

Growth under NDA has been reasonable, inflation, exports and job creation are problem areas, said Chidambaram. Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to put out a white paper on the state of the economy under the previous United Progressive Alliance regime, a week after the PM told CNN-News18 that he considered the option but desisted doing it because it would have damaged the perception about India’s prospects. 10 takeaways from the interview ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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