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The Supreme Court has taken the right call on criminally charged politicians. A ban would have got some populist applause, but with vicious politics and a judicial system as broken as ours, this would have disrupted the entire democratic process. The court should focus on making justice delivery speedier.
Rafale row must not stop private players from contributing to India’s defence production
The Rafale controversy shouldn’t be allowed to reverse the process of bringing Indian private sector into defence production. Had our defence labs and monopoly PSUs been so wonderful, we wouldn’t be the world’s largest arms importer. India can never be self-reliant without building a full military-industrial complex.