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Rafale deal gets a new twist as media report says France gave Anil Ambani a big tax waiver

Reliance Communications stated the tax demands were completely unsustainable and illegal, and denied any 'gain' from the settlement.
Ramnath Kovind | Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Veterans protest against politicisation of military, then get caught in their own politics

Letter by 150 veterans saying they're being used for political gains was allegedly sent to the President. Now, some deny signing it. President’s office says haven't received any letter.
Indian army soldiers | Representational image | Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

Former chiefs of Army, Navy, Airforce claim armed forces being used for political gains

The veterans expressed their outrage in a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind, saying it is "unusual and unacceptable" that political leaders take credit for military operations.
In its effort to cover up the IAF’s strike at Balakot, the ISPR showcased a blatant lie to the worldwide media on 10 April 2019 | By author

Pakistan took 43 days to show media Balakot Madarsa intact, but took them to wrong place

Pakistan took 43 days to organise a tour of reporters & diplomats to Balakot, the site of India's February airstrikes. Forty-three days is a long time to hide an inconvenient truth.
ASAT Missile

Pentagon defends India’s A-SAT test, says country is preparing for threats in space

Pentagon told the US Congress that India is concerned about the threats it faces in space, and therefore feels it needs to have a capability to defend itself.

Nirmala Sitharaman compliments IAF for its flawless execution of Balakot operation

Defence Minister also commended Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in her inaugural speech at the two-day IAF conference.
A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

IAF wants fresh info from France as concern rises over reports of Pakistani pilots’ Rafale training

The jets were similar to what India is buying. IAF wants to know what kind of training Pakistani pilots or engineers on secondment to Qatar received. French ambassador says fake news.

China’s massive underwater blasts at Djibouti military base pose huge risk to environment

Satellite images show a blast with a diameter of 110m on 6 Dec 2018, which may have badly damaged the environment in the Red Sea/Gulf of Aden area.

Mother questions Army’s Shaurya Chakra process, says ‘unsung hero better than insulted one’

Meghna Girish wants to know why a recommendation for Shaurya Chakra for her son Major Girish, killed in 2016 in J&K, was changed to an official report mentioning a soldier's gallant action.
File photo of a Rafale fighter aircraft | PTI

Modi govt’s ‘main concern’ in Rafale case — sensitive information coming out in public

Reacting to SC order on Rafale case, defence ministry says petitioners trying to present a ‘selective and incomplete picture of internal secret deliberations’ on national security matters.

On Camera

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.