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The Delhi Gymkhana Club | Photo: delhigymkhana.org.in

British Empire’s sun hasn’t set on Indian officers’ clubs — centre of civil-military tussle

In ‘India’s Power Elite’, Sanjaya Baru writes that BJP’s greater political prominence to military heroes has not always raised their profile within the power elite.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Combined Commanders Conference in Gujarat's Kevadia on 6 March 2021 | PIB

Modi is right about indigenous defence doctrine. Army staff colleges can’t keep studying US

The PMO can hardly blame the armed forces for soldiering on however they could. After all, they’ve been working without any political guidance for years.
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Clean energy, tech in focus as France looks beyond defence to boost business with India

France is a significant source of FDI in India with more than 1,000 French establishments already present in the country.

US Defence Secretary urged to discuss rights issues, Russian S-400 sale during India visit

Lloyd Austin, the first US defence secretary to include India on his maiden foreign trip, is scheduled to meet Rajnath Singh, Jaishankar and Ajit Doval from 19 to 21 March.
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Faced with budget crunch, Navy could relook at long-term modernisation plans, lease vessels

Navy had planned to become a 200-warship force. It cut down this number to 175. Security circumstances may now lead the Navy to recalibrate capital procurements.
Representational image | Recruits to the J&K Light Infantry celebrate the end of their training | Photo: ANI

Army, Navy, IAF to jointly train for nuclear biological chemical warfare and intelligence

Integrated Defence Staff headquarters has planned joint tri-services institutes for training in select subjects at existing institutes.
The BrahMos missile at India Gate as part of Republic Day celebrations | Photo: ANI

BrahMos, Tejas, artillery guns, grenades & more — India ready with defence export list

India has listed 85 kinds of equipment and 47 sub-systems for export to Indian Ocean & African countries to help increase defence base to $25 billion by 2025.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the IOR Defence Ministers’ Conclave during the Aero India in Bengaluru on 4 February. | Photo: ANI

At Aero India, India pitches defence partnership to nations in Indian Ocean Region & beyond

On the air show’s last day, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says India plans to move from $11 bn defence base to $25 bn by 2025, with a $5 bn export component.
Indian Navy, Western Naval Command | Facebook/IndianNavy

Budget again shows Navy is India’s forgotten Service. While China marches to 2049 mega plan

Budget 2021-22 has again put the Navy on the sidelines of Indian defence planning and strategy. While China has its plans clear.
File photo of DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy | Twitter @DRDO_India

India to see tremendous increase in defence exports in next 4-5 years, says DRDO chairman

There will be a lot of 'indigenous content' in the Indian armed forces, said Chairman of Defence Research and Development Organisation G Satheesh Reddy at a webinar Thursday.

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Deserted road at Marine drive as Maharashtra govt announced weekend lockdown due to surge in Covid cases in Mumbai on 10 April, 2021 | PTI

Deserted roads bring back nightmare of demand slump for Indian fuel companies

It’s an ominous sign for India, where fuel consumption still hasn’t fully recovered from last year’s national lockdown that saw oil demand fall to the lowest since 2007.

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Representational image. | A file photo of a UPEIDA board meeting. | Photo: Twitter/@upeidaofficial

67 MoUs, 22 deals signed, 17 given land — UP defence corridor project racing after 2 years

Response from foreign manufacturers has been lukewarm. But three big names including Tata Technologies have lined up to invest.

Why mosques in rear view mirror, like Kashi’s Gyanvapi, can crash India’s drive into future

Court’s order to ASI to survey Gyanvapi Mosque for remains of old Kashi Vishwanath Temple questions the optimism that Ayodhya wouldn’t be repeated.