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  • Tejas trivialised

    Tejas trivialised

    Such is the political phobia which plagues the nation ~ issues of national security included ~ that all attention was focused on the Chief of the Air Staff “batting” for the Rafale combat aircraft at a seminar in the Capital that only marginal attention was paid to a possibly more pregnant observation of Air Chief …

    September 14, 2018
  • IAF to conduct Exercise Gaganshakti from 8-22 April

    IAF to conduct Exercise Gaganshakti from 8-22 April

    The exercise, to be conducted in two phases – western and northern, will be executed keeping in mind the ‘Joint Operational Doctrine’.

    April 7, 2018
  • Missile-buy ‘spiked’

    Missile-buy ‘spiked’

    Forgive the relapse, for sentimental reasons, to journalistic jargon of yesteryear: to the days of “hard copy” when an item deemed unworthy of publication was thrust on a metal spike ~ a sign of rejection. Pardon also the pun on the name of the Israeli anti-tank guided missile which India has opted against purchasing although …

    January 6, 2018
  • Fishing for kudos

    Fishing for kudos

    Some 18 years ago an IAF chief invited ridicule when, to impress the media, he flew a sortie in a MiG-21 to disprove the contention that the ageing fighter was a “flying coffin”. In much the same manner a senior officer’s recently flying the Tejas LCA is being projected as a “certificate” by its manufacturers …

    November 22, 2017
  • Proof-test for OFB

    Proof-test for OFB

    The soldier would be relieved that the government is close to finalising a Rs 40,000-crore plan to procure long overdue small-arms ~ rifles, carbines and light machine-guns ~ for the generally unheralded footslogger. Much of the time the glare of publicity over combat aircraft, warships and missiles has blinded the common folk to a grim …

    November 1, 2017
  • Arsenal upgrade

    Arsenal upgrade

    Keeping the armed services “state-of-the-art”is a continuous process, and the approvals just accorded to the acquisition of equipment worth some Rs.82,000 crore have to be seen in the context of the finalisation of the Rafale deal with France, and the arrangement with Russia for a sophisticated “missile-shield”, frigates and helicopters. A feature of the latest …

    November 9, 2016