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Mi-17 V5 chopper | Wikimedia commons

Israel Aerospace Industries got undue benefit from sale of UAV engines to IAF — CAG report

The CAG report tabled in Parliament pointed out irregularities in purchase of Israeli UAV engines, and upgrade of Mi-17 choppers.

Why Modi’s ministers are sounding like Mahabharata’s Yudhisthir

Is China in Indian territory? Did India miss Covid cases? What about doubling farmers’ incomes? Modi's ministers won’t lie on these, but neither will you hear the truth.
Somali National Army soldiers walk towards Qoryooley, Somalia | Representational Image | Wiki Commons

US, UK, India, China — Why foreign countries are scrambling to set up military bases in Africa

At least 13 foreign powers have a substantial military presence on African soil. And many governments are keen to host them.
Donald Trump, Narendra Modi, Scott Morrison and Shinzo Abe

What really matters to China when it comes to the Quad. It’s not the security pacts

Despite India, Australia, US and Japan’s efforts for a multinational alternative to China, it’s not going to take off for quite a while.
USE this one when in doubt. Also use this one when not in doubt. Just use this.

India’s negative import list for defence systems is good, only if govt & military make it work

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh poses with officers at a forward base in Ladakh, 17 July | PTI

India must allow armed forces to raise own finances. Defence budget will never be enough

India needs every penny during the Covid crisis. So, defence bureaucracy must let armed forces raise their own money and not divert all resources when events like Galwan occur.

India rolls out red carpet for global firms, Modi makes fresh investment pitch to investors

At the India Global Week 2020, Modi said India remains one of the most open economies in the world, adding that green-shoots are visible in the economy.
Indian armed forces' personnel during PM Modi's visit to Leh, 3 July | PTI

From Nathu La to Galwan, India has been trapped in reaction-mode to China’s aggression

Galwan shows India has been trapped in a reactive posture, always a step behind the Chinese for the last 70 years.
File photo of Australian Defence Minister Linda Reynolds

Australia warns of a ‘more unstable, more dangerous and more vulnerable’ post Covid world

Speaking on Australia’s 2020 Defence Strategic Update, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said the region around Indo-Pacific is witnessing strategic realignment similar to that of World War 2. Read her full speech here.

Doklam team of Jaishankar-Doval-Rawat let Modi down but he has an option

If a survey was conducted today, Modi would still get most votes as the leader Indians trust to tackle China. But any attempt to hide facts can shake this trust.

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A participant at the 'Love World Peace Parade' in Berlin on 21 September

Why we’ll need masks even with a coronavirus vaccine

One study has shown that if everyone wears masks that are only 75% effective, the number of people infected by each coronavirus carrier will shrink fourfold.
Mukesh Ambani | Pankaj Nangia/Bloomberg

Investors continue to flock Mukesh Ambani, now KKR to invest $754 million in Reliance Retail

US private equity group KKR will hold a 1.28% stake in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail, valuing India’s biggest retailer at Rs 4.2 lakh crore or $57 billion.

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Indian pilots climb out of a Rafale fighter jet that was operationally inducted into the IAF on 10 September 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

CAG report flags vendors’ ‘dilly-dallying’ on offsets deals, cites Rafale as example

The CAG made the observations in its latest report, which was tabled in Parliament Wednesday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?