RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat says the word ‘lynching’ is alien to India and is used to defame the country. Even though he added that the law should be strictly followed, fatal mob violence isn’t a subject that leaves room for ambiguities and semantic arguments. Bhagwat should have condemned it unequivocally.
Rafale celebration aside, there are questions about delays & politics around defence buys
IAF getting its first Rafale after a nearly two-decade acquisition process is worth celebrating. It’s also a grim reminder of India’s slothful defence procurement process and the vitiated politics around it. Rafale’s handover in the year of Balakot is another lesson to take defence modernisation with more urgency and seriousness.