Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Topic: Defence

MH-60 Romeo

India to buy 24 MH-60 ‘Romeo’ anti-submarine helicopters for Navy for $2 billion

India has wanted these formidable anti-submarine hunter helicopters for more than a decade.
Indian Ministry of Defence

India’s planning for future wars almost completely ignores the nuclear threat

After INS Arihant, India needs to seriously reevaluate its nuclear deterrence policy.
Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi with the crew of INS Arihant | @narendramodi/Twitter

INS Arihant may be ready, but India shouldn’t pop the champagne bottle yet

INS Arihant deterrence patrol is a significant milestone, but one nuclear submarine isn’t enough to keep Pakistan and China at bay.
Indian Army | Yuri SmityukTASS via Getty Images

There is growing civil-military dissonance and acrimony in India’s defence ministry

The Indian military needs to introspect and ensure that no one has the cause to cast aspersions on its personnel.
TalkPoint | Civilian-military tensions

Civil-military tension over privileges: Bureaucrats pampered or have forces overblown it?

The defence spokesperson had responded to a photograph showing a civilian officer’s car with a flag on the bonnet, pointing out misuse of privileges.

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 jets

IAF’s potential is fast depleting, 36 Rafale jets offer only partial solution

A predatory China and toxic Pakistan are waiting for India to stumble.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping | PTI

The many ways India must NOT think about China

From Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai to hawks and owls: the many ways Indians think about China. One of the positive trends in India’s think tank community i...
November 1962: Indian troops being inspected before leaving their posts in the Ladakh region | Radloff/Three Lions/Getty Images

India’s misplaced priorities, shoddy planning & complacency led to 1962 war

Remembering 1962 war with China is good for India’s national security today

Is mandatory clause a smoking gun to make Rafale BJP’s Bofors or an opposition stretch?

French investigative journal Mediapart has accessed an “internal document” of Dassault Aviation, the makers of the Rafale jets. It states the firm’s j...
smash brahmin patriarchy

Twitter’s apology a cop out or was CEO Jack Dorsey wrong to hold Brahmin-patriarchy poster?

A photo of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey holding a poster that said ‘Smash Brahminal Patriarchy’ triggered social media outrage after Right-wing ideologues called it ...