Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicDefence minister

Topic: defence minister

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.

A defence minister with military background — a risk India needs to take

The Modi government has initiated several defence reforms. But mere political acumen of the defence minister is insufficient to steer them.

Dream Budget, silenced critics — the rebirth of Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman previously served as India's first full-time woman defence minister. Amid constant rumours of being shunted out, she presented her third Budget this week.

India concerned over security in Afghanistan, will keep supporting its people, says Rajnath

In his address at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, the Defence Minister said that the goal should be security & growth for all in the region, but it is far from being achieved.

Top Gun to dhoti swag, Rajnath Singh’s biggest strength is also his weakness

While Rajnath Singh draws his strength from his support base in Uttar Pradesh, Amit Shah’s strength lies in his proximity to Modi.

‘Meatrown’ at Howdy Modi, Nagpur’s oranges running out of juice & BSP losing its elephants

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Five things that Nirmala Sitharaman left for Rajnath Singh to address urgently

From decisions involving sentiments of armed forces to ensuring information flow, ThePrint looks at 5 issues Rajnath Singh has to tackle.

Rajnath Singh moves to defence ministry, modernisation & integration big tasks at hand

Home minister in Modi govt’s previous term, Rajnath Singh will now have to look at big ticket defence reforms amid ongoing modernisation process.

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.

Nirmala Sitharaman as defence minister does what PMO wants of her: be the BJP spokeswoman

Nirmala Sitharaman is a valuable ally to men at the top in BJP and PMO who ensure she becomes invisible on critical matters like Balakot strike.

On Camera


Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.