Topic: HAL's Light Utility Helicopter
The 12 helicopters, six each for the Army and the IAF, will be delivered in August 2022.
In her inaugural remarks, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman cited the 100% Foreign Direct Investment in defence manufacturing and said there possibilities for joint investments.
Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.
Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.
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.