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  • To little purpose

    To little purpose

    Apart from reiterating that defence deals fall within the purview of judicial examination, little purpose will be served by the Supreme Court’s half-way order on petitions challenging the purchase of 36 Rafale jet fighters. It would appear that their Lordships have opted for a balancing act ~ keeping options open on the raging controversy but …

    October 12, 2018
  • ‘Perception battle’

    ‘Perception battle’

    For once Nirmala Sitharaman was on target ~ the Rafale controversy is a battle of perception. Her determination to spearhead the government’s counter-assault against the barrage from Rahul Gandhi, Opposition leaders, and some former BJP stalwarts, does, however, point to the NDA hurting. For a government that has made a fineart of managing headlines ~ …

    September 26, 2018