Sunday, 26 June, 2022
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Bofors scandal – When Rajiv Gandhi’s biggest opposition was a swarm of angry journalists

In ‘The Commissioner for Lost Causes’, Arun Shourie writes about The Defamation Bill of 1988 that the press rose as one against.

Army plans to buy 2,000 gun-towing vehicles to move medium guns on hilly & desert terrain 

The vehicles will replace the Kraz and Scania GTVs that are in use for the Russian-era 130 mm towed field guns and the Swedish Bofors guns respectively.

Covid, production quality concerns delay induction of ‘Desi Bofors’ Dhanush by Army

Since the induction of Dhanush started in April 2019, only 12 guns have been delivered so far and six of them were delivered that month only.

BJP needs to drop its hate agenda to become a normal party — what VP Singh said in 2005

Former PM V.P. Singh, who led India from December 1989 to November 1990, died on 27 November 2008 after a battle with multiple myeloma.

In the defence scam brouhaha, efficacy of Rafale jets, Bofors guns, Agusta helicopters gets drowned

If defence purchase processes are found to be faulty, they should be addressed at that level without questioning the equipment under procurement and adequately amended.

Rafale isn’t Modi’s Bofors scandal — at least not yet

The opposition campaign on Rafale has many limitations – no V.P. Singh, no smoking gun, no story, no slogan.

There’s a humongous scam in the Rafale deal. It is called stupidity

The Rafale deal is just a glaring example of the BJP government’s unsuccessful handling of defence purchases.

Rafale, Bofors, AgustaWestland: Why is every Indian defence deal hit by scam allegations?

The allegations of a scam in the Rafale deal have grown shriller after former French president Francois Hollande claimed that the Indian government “proposed”...

I felt very strongly that Rajiv Gandhi was not corrupt: B. Raman on the Bofors scandal

In his memoir, B. Raman writes about his impressions of Rajiv Gandhi, and why the Bofors scandal turned into such a messy affair. 

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Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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