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MILITARY STRUGGLES WITH CRITICAL DEFICIENCIES, GOVT PLAYS BLIND MANS BLUFF

LT GENERAL P.C.KATOCH

CHANDIGARH: Media reports headlining urgent arms deals of Rs 20,000 crores have been signed to keep the Armed Forces “ready” for war create an impression that all is going to be hunkydory shortly.

But this is a misnomer, not counting the red tape and the excruciatingly long time between “deals ... Read More

EXCESSIVE AVERSION TO RUSSIA: WESTERN INTELLIGENCE MAY BE EXPOSED

SAEED NAQVI

NEW DELHI: Why Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn had to leave within 23 days of being appointed to the post will remain something of a whodunit.

Equally puzzling is the extraordinary lengths to which the Washington Establishment particularly the Intelligence community, with the media ... Read More

KULGAM: THE WRITING ON A BLOODIED WALL

SEEMA MUSTAFA

NEW DELHI: Kulgam is the writing on the wall. And a clear demonstration of how rapidly the Kashmir Valley -- caught between two opposing narratives -- is hurtling down the cliff with the politician fanning the flames as it were with abandon.

It is not a return to the decade of militancy of the 1990’s that ... Read More

BHARAT ELECTRONICS LTD: UNTAPPED EXPORT POTENTIAL

AIR MARSHAL ANIL CHOPRA

LUCKNOW: As Bangalore hosts the 11th Aero India, a showcase of international defence and civil aerospace, aviation is the flavour of the season. Asia’s premier air show from 14-18 February will have a record 750 companies participating and delegations from 109 countries are expected. A key participant with one of the large ... Read More

DESPITE THE CHATTER, NO BUDGET FOR DEFENCE

LT GENERAL HARWANT SINGH

CHANDIGARH: On Feb 1, 2017 the Union Finance Minister presented the budget which has subsequently been analysed and discussed in great detail. What has been missing from the discussions and analysis is the defence budget, which was part of the main budget. Nor did the finance minister in his budget speech spell out the reason f ... Read More

MEDAL SCAM: SOLDIERS FORCED TO BUY DUPLICATE MEDALS AS MOD CLAIMS "SHORT SUPPLY"

LT GENERAL P.C.KATOCH

NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, according to media reports, has sought a report over the short supply of medals that has forced soldiers to buy duplicate ones from the market.

The medals are for various achievements including bravery, distinguished service among others. According to sources, while ... Read More

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