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  • An economic vision

    An economic vision

    The obsessive security associated with Budget preparation, where dozens of Finance Ministry officials are sequestered in North Block days ahead of the presentation, has a huge downside in that there is no informed discussion on the proposed budgetary provisions. Unfortunately, budget proposals are finalised in the rarefied atmosphere of North Block, far removed from the persons and places for whose benefit the whole exercise is undertaken.

    July 8, 2019
  • PM Narendra Modi invites US to make defence equipment in India

    PM Narendra Modi invites US to make defence equipment in India

    During meeting with US Vice-President Mike Pence in Singapore, the PM expresses concern over mainstreaming of terrorists in Pakistan

    November 14, 2018
  • Status enhanced

    Status enhanced

    India has become the third Asian country after Japan and South Korea and 37th in the world to get the Strategic Trade Authorisation-1 (STA-1) status when the US issued a federal notification on 4 August to this effect. This clears the way for high technology product sales to New Delhi, particularly in civil space and …

    August 11, 2018
  • US sold defence equipment worth over $38 bn in 2017: Pentagon

    US sold defence equipment worth over $38 bn in 2017: Pentagon

    The United States sold military hardware and equipment worth over $38 billion this year, the Pentagon said on Thursday. While a country-wise breakup was not available, according to a State Department official, the sale of military equipment was the maximum in Central Asia and Near East region, which amounted to $22 billion. This was followed …

    November 30, 2017
  • Ill-equipped for battle

    Ill-equipped for battle

    The report by the Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG), which highlights a serious shortage of ammunition in the Indian Army, has caused considerable concern and raised questions about the preparedness of the armed forces to fight a war. An earlier CAG report had mentioned the poor state of ammunition management in the army for the period …

    August 3, 2017
  • Modernisation of defence equipment top priority: Jaitley

    Modernisation of defence equipment top priority: Jaitley

    Modernisation of defence equipment is the top most priority for the government, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday as he addressed the Army Commanders' Conference here. The Defence Minister "complemented the senior military hierarchy" and said "whenever the challenges multiply or their nature changes, Indian Army has always outperformed itself", an official statement said. …

    April 17, 2017