Thursday, 17 January, 2019

Topic: Defence

Congress president Rahul Gandhi at AICC headquarters in New Delhi | PTI

Decoding the Rafale numbers: Where Rahul Gandhi and Modi government went wrong

For India, it is the season of miscalculation.
Representational image of a missile launch conducted by the DRDO in 2007 | Wikimedia Commons

Nuclear-capable Agni-IV missile successfully test-fired

Agni-IV is a two-stage missile that has a strike range of 4,000 km.
File photo of Vladimir Putin | Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

An insider look into what Russia actually thinks of India

The fundamental challenge is that our relations with Russia are massively concentrated on defence trade.
rafale deal

SC on Rafale PILs: Setback for Rahul’s campaign or lesson not to politicise defence deals?

The Supreme Court Friday dismissed all petitions seeking a court-monitored probe into the Rafale fighter jet deal. The court’s order comes at a time w...
A team from IIT Madras visits Indian Navy ships | P.R. Shankar/ThePrint

How IIT Madras’ Make in India defence model is a blueprint for success

Academic institutions of international repute like the IITs should be partners in producing cutting-edge military technologies.
Chinese Soldiers Patrol In Tibet

Year and a half later, Doklam has only reinforced India’s stature in Bhutan

Most people in Bhutan are happily oblivious to the Doklam standoff between China and India on their soil in 2017.
Rafale deal

On Rafale deal, Supreme Court is not really looking at procurement process

Supreme Court wants to look at government discretion rather than technical issues in Rafale deal.
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.
ranjan gogoi

SC judges elevation row: Collegium still opaque under CJI Gogoi or is this an aberration?

CJI Ranjan Gogoi-led Collegium’s decision to overturn the elevation of Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Rajendra Menon to the Supreme Court and instead rec...