Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
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Topic: Defence

The biggest challenges Nirmala Sitharaman will face as India’s new Defence Minister

Sitharaman, who is only the second woman defence minister in India's history, is expected to work closely with the Finance Minister to take key industry-related decisions

It’s time for India to formulate a national security doctrine

Having a national security doctrine helps avoid ambiguity about dealing with a crisis and to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past.

Exclusive: ‘Aridaman’, India’s second nuclear-armed submarine, is ready for launch

Launch within 6-8 weeks, will leave dry dock but induction to take some time.

Athawale’s call for reservations in Army revives old debate

Former defence minister Jagjivan Ram also wrote to then Army chief Manekshaw on caste-based quota policy

Point of Order: Ammunition shortages

Indian Army response to opinion piece on ammunition shortages.

From robotic surveillance systems to UAVs, Army ready with mega project list for pvt sector

11 projects shortlisted, 6 of these valued at Rs 17,640 crore. List to be shared with pvt sector this week. Manu Pubby

CAG says Akash missile’s a dud, not inducted on China border yet

The missile, which was to be deployed on the China border after large scale adversary build-up, has not been inducted yet. Manu Pubby

‘Dunkirk’ has a message for Indian war-mongers

Dunkirk does not deglamourise war by romanticising peace, it does so by putting the audience right at the centre of war. Indian prime-time warriors might do well in watching this Christopher Nolan masterpiece.  Srijan Shukla 

India looks to add muscle to Kaveri engine for upgraded Su-30 MKI fighters

Talks are on with the French side to up-rate the engine for both Tejas and Sukhoi fleets Manu Pubby

55 per cent ammo below minimum stock level, no significant improvement in shortages since 2013: CAG

Audit on war wastage reserves says procurements initiated under 2013 roadmap not yet inked. Manu Pubby

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
File image of Tata Group's headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.

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Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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