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Why Vikrant sea trial is key in the power-posturing regions of Indo-Pacific, South China Sea

The US Navy successfully tested the new AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range, just ten days before the Indian navy tested the Vikrant’s sea-faring systems.
Employees operate sewing machines at a garment factory in Kolkata | Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg

Not swadeshi, samarthya is the answer to India’s economic nationalism

Swadeshi has found a new wind in Indian politics as a form of popular resistance to China. But raising barriers to Chinese imports only affects those lower down the income pyramid.
File photo of the INS Kiltan | PTI

How INS Kiltan has become the strategic flag-bearer of India’s Act East policy

The warship has been a significant pillar in India’s policies at a time when maritime sub-regions in the Pacific have been subject to China’s assertive actions.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the second production line for LCA Tejas in Bengaluru Tuesday | By special arrangement

‘Positive indigenisation list’ got lengthier but India’s defence industry far from ready

Until the technological base of defence industry improves, ‘Make in India’ with transfer of technology and specified indigenous content may be a better bet.
Indian Army tanks at the parade | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

‘Make in India’ gets big push with 64% of defence modernisation budget kept for Indian players

The 64% allocation under capital acquisition budget amounts to about Rs 70,000 crore and is to be used for purchases from domestic sector. Experts say it will help boost the sector at large.
Rafale jet at the induction ceremony in Ambala. | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Dassault Aviation eyes Made-in-India Rafale, looks to raise investment in country

French firm Dassault is looking to manufacture Rafale jets in India, depending on the order size. But India will take a call after the delivery of the first 36 jets.
Representational image of Israeli firm Smart Shooter's SMASH 2000 Plus system deployed on a rifle | Photo courtesy: Captain Fred Warmer

Israeli defence firm Smart Shooter wants to ‘make in India’, seeks more contracts

Navy has already placed an order for SMASH 2000 Plus systems, which turn assault rifles into smart weapons, enabling first-shot hits and anti-drone operations.
Hamad Salem Al Ameri, CEO of Caracal | By special arrangement

UAE firm Caracal to bring small arms portfolio under Make in India, looks to salvage Army deal

UAE firm Caracal says it is counting on bilateral ties to expand its business and export India-made rifles and parts and not just supply to the domestic market.
A Harley Davidson dealership (Representational Image ) | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Harley-Davidson riding away reflects poorly on both US icon and Modi’s ‘Make in India’

Modi’s ambitious plans to ‘Make in India’ could have been helped by a symbolic gesture to hold on to Harley, a premium manufacturer with an outsize brand.
Toyota Innova Crysta vehicles at the Toyota factory, in Bengaluru | Bloomberg

Toyota or pakora? Modi govt must choose

India must break out of this vicious cycle of high taxes, low consumer demand, constrained investment & job creation, and insufficient wage incomes to boost purchasing power.

Twitter has an India-born CEO Parag Agrawal. In Pakistan, it has caused a burn

We look forward to overseas Pakistanis cooking on wood, explaining gas shortage in Pakistan. These are inflation CEOs. Unmatchable against Google, Twitter CEOs.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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