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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.
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.
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.
Contracts worth almost Rs 4 lakh crore will be placed with the domestic industry within the next six to seven years.
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.
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...