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An Indian Army soldier climbs down from a Schilka air defence weapon system | Representational image | Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Military innovation is just the rocket science India needs to push its development graph

Indian armed forces need to be assured that their ideas will be listened to, no matter how ‘out of the box’, or whether or not they have a PhD. It’s the crazy ones who have the ideas.
File photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: @rajnathsingh | Twitter

India’s national security challenges need self-reliant defense industry, says Rajnath Singh

Singh's comments Thursday came amid growing concerns in India and elsewhere over Taliban sweeping and seizing control of Afghanistan following the collapse of the US-backed govt.
File image of PM Narendra Modi | Twitter/BJP4India

Buy weapons from us, India says as it pushes exports to compete with China in neighbourhood

Modi govt is learnt to have decided to present itself as an ‘alternative to China’ in providing quality defence items to nations in Indian Ocean Region, ASEAN.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Artillery guns, assault rifles, AFVs — Here’s a list of 101 items MoD won’t import in future

Contracts worth almost Rs 4 lakh crore will be placed with the domestic industry within the next six to seven years.
Defense minister Rajnath Singh | Praveen Jain / ThePrint

My doors are open, not worried about corruption charges: Rajnath invites defence industry

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said India cannot stay dependent on imported weapons if it wished to become a superpower, and encouraged companies to reach out to him.
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Aero India may shift: Hurting Bengaluru’s defence industry or investing in BJP-ruled UP?

The speculation over shifting of the prestigious biennial Aero India show from Bengaluru to Lucknow has sparked a row between Karnataka state government and the defence ministry in New Delhi. Chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy wrote to defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman saying that Bengaluru is “the proper place” for the show because of its infrastructure. ThePrint asks- Aero India may shift: Hurting Bengaluru's defence industry or investing in BJP-ruled UP? If Centre thinks they'll gain in 2019 by shifting Aero India, they are mistaken H.D. Kumaraswamy Chief Minister, Karnataka  The government of India is yet to take a decision on the aero show. I had spoken to defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman when she visited Bengaluru. I had apprised her of the apprehension over shifting the venue of the air show, and requested her to not take such a decision. In the last 15 days, I saw media reports quoting their sources as saying that the venue will be...
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.