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At the seminar organised by the Centre for Air Power Studies in New Delhi | Twitter: @rajnathsingh

IAF to focus on bombs & air-to-air missiles for edge over Pakistan

IAF chief says force had lost the edge to Pakistan Air Force over the past 15 years but adds that the Rafale fighters will tilt the scales in India’s favour. 
Indian Air Force fighter jets fly during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi

India will purchase 110 new fighter jets in staggered manner, says CDS Gen Bipin Rawat

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, who is mandated with prioritising capital procurement, says India will likely buy more submarines for the Navy too.
Prashant Bhushan (L) and Arun Shourie at the press conference | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Prashant Bhushan, Arun Shourie demand CBI probe into Rafale deal, say SC verdict clears way

Stating Justice K.M. Joseph's judgment that the CBI can still take lawful action, Bhushan and Shourie said the agency should launch an independent inquiry.
The Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC dismisses Rafale review but Justice Joseph says CBI can still take lawful action

In a separate judgement, Justice K.M. Joseph said the verdict will not stand in the way of the CBI taking lawful action on petitioners' complaint.
SC closes contempt case against Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi says Supreme Court verdict on Rafale deal opens ‘huge door’ for probe

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi called for a Joint Parliamentary Committee investigation citing the Supreme Court's verdict that gave the Modi government a clean chit in Rafale deal.
SC closes contempt case against Rahul Gandhi

Rahul’s Rafale reaction, Mamata roshogollas on World Diabetes Day, Lalu breaks ‘maun vrat’

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

Rajnath demands apology from Congress after Rafale verdict, accuses it of trying to malign PM

The Supreme Court on Thursday gave a clean chit to the Modi government in the Rafale fighter jet deal case, and said the review petitions were without merit.
File photo of a Rafale fighter aircraft | PTI

SC dismisses petitions seeking Rafale probe, drops contempt case against Rahul Gandhi

Supreme Court holds that there are no grounds to file an FIR into the Rafale deal. It also drops contempt proceedings against Rahul Gandhi in related case.
A file photo of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

Losing govt’s grip to winning people’s trust – a lot is riding on CJI Gogoi’s last 4 cases

The four cases hold the power to establish whether Supreme Court decisions are made on constitutional principles or as per popular public perception.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with the Rafale fighter jet (representational image) | Photo: Twitter

With Rafale puja, Rajnath Singh was just Hindu Everyman. Criticising him is political suicide

Only a few years ago, almost all of India queued up outside temples to feed milk to Ganesha idols. So why the brouhaha now?

On Camera

File image of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Jaishankar’s moment to help Modi reset ties with Bangladesh, bury Shah’s ‘termite’ episode

Modi realises the India-Bangladesh relationship is special and wants to refurbish the bond that has been fraying since Amit Shah described illegal Bangladeshis as 'termites'.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo | Bloomberg

Why MPC meeting postponement looks like Modi is undermining RBI yet again

RBI is on its third governor in four years and investors are left wondering whether India has become something of a halfway house

Defence

File photo of Army Chief General M.M. Naravane at Leh to review security situation and operational preparedness along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh | Photo: Twitter/@adgpi

Indian Army equips troops with American assault rifles amid stand-off with China in Ladakh

The Defence Acquisition Council Tuesday accorded approval for procurement of additional 72,400 SIG 716 rifles at an estimated cost of Rs 780 crore.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.