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  • What’s so secret?

    What’s so secret?

    The MoD is also inconsistent about whether the original documents were “stolen”, or photo-copies were accessed by the media ~ is the Sitharaman ship so leaky?

    March 15, 2019
  • Rafale review petition: Supreme Court reserves order on government’s privilege claim

    Rafale review petition: Supreme Court reserves order on government’s privilege claim

    Attorney General KK Venugopal made submissions on the basis of Section 123 of Indian Evidence Act to submit that the document in question could not be used in court without the permission of the officer concerned.

    March 14, 2019
  • Let’s not forget IAF’s triumph

    Let’s not forget IAF’s triumph

    Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by Pakistan and returned, downed a Pakistani F16 fighter jet, from his MIG 21 BISON, a rare feat.

    March 12, 2019
  • Elephants in the MoD

    Elephants in the MoD

    After Pulwama, the nation is looking at the armed forces to give a reply to the enemy.

    February 26, 2019
  • Lockheed Martin’s proposal is attractive sales pitch

    Lockheed Martin’s proposal is attractive sales pitch

    The most important gain though could be for the Indian Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) which is meant to be a futuristic 5th generation fighter.

    February 24, 2019
  • Lament with depth

    Lament with depth

    This government has opted to hail every soldier killed in action as a “martyr”, Garima Abrol has advocated a way of making that term more than mere lip-service.

    February 19, 2019
  • Self-exposed bluff

    Self-exposed bluff

    True that suppressing payments is a common ploy to “cook the books” but the NDA government goes into raptures over surgical strikes that caused little more than lacerations to the military machine across the LOC and seeks to make much of augmenting the soldier’s punch.

    February 12, 2019
  • Two-front challenge

    Two-front challenge

    As India’s relations with both China and Pakistan continue to deteriorate, the country’s policy-makers must reflect on the unpleasant possibility of a ‘two-front’ war with both countries.

    January 14, 2019
  • Regressive ranting

    Regressive ranting

    It is true that soldiers do not enjoy the same freedoms as folk in civvy street, yet can a four-star general treat judicial pronouncement in such cavalier fashion?

    January 13, 2019
  • Politicians in glass houses should not throw stones

    Politicians in glass houses should not throw stones

    Senior service officers regularly face the media and when questioned on decisions which impact the armed forces answer true to their character, fearlessly, truthfully and frankly.

    January 1, 2019
  • Show files on Sahara-Birla, Rafale; Arvind Kejriwal dares Narendra Modi

    Show files on Sahara-Birla, Rafale; Arvind Kejriwal dares Narendra Modi

    "You took our 400 files, show us Sahara-Birla and Rafale files and we can send you to jail with just these two files," he challenged Modi.

    December 29, 2018
  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.30 p.m.

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.30 p.m.

    Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu asked the members to let the House function.

    December 21, 2018
  • Political relief

    Political relief

    In some ways the exercise in court, the quizzing of top IAF officials etc, was a waste of energy. The “issue” was, and remains, essentially political.

    December 16, 2018
  • PM’s outreach with the judiciary

    PM’s outreach with the judiciary

    The last PM to grace the premises of the apex court was Jawaharlal Nehru who inaugurated the building. But this was not the only surprise Modi sprung on the judges.

    December 12, 2018
  • Chhattisgarh Assembly polls 2018: Rahul dares Modi to speak up on Rafale, promises farm loan waiver

    Chhattisgarh Assembly polls 2018: Rahul dares Modi to speak up on Rafale, promises farm loan waiver

    Ridiculing Modi for his assertions of being the country's "chowkidar" (watchman), Gandhi said the entire country knows the "chowkidar has turned into a thief".

    November 17, 2018
  • Rahul Gandhi targets PM Modi over Rafale: ‘Watchman sold out’

    Rahul Gandhi targets PM Modi over Rafale: ‘Watchman sold out’

    Gandhi's latest jibe at Modi comes a day after the Centre told the Supreme Court that there was no sovereign guarantee by the French government backing the deal but only a letter of comfort.

    November 15, 2018
  • Not getting into past; present and future are critical for country: Rahul Gandhi after meeting Naidu

    Not getting into past; present and future are critical for country: Rahul Gandhi after meeting Naidu

    On the question that who will lead the Opposition, Gandhi said, “We have agreed that the principle idea here is to defeat the BJP and to defend democracy and the institutions of this country. All other ideas will be discussed later. Everybody is going to work together.”

    November 1, 2018