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Manish Tewari holds a press conference on NDA's Rafale deal

Congress asks govt to explain how NDA’s Rafale deal is better than UPA’s

Congress also brings up ThePrint story on how Eurofighter was offering India a better deal, asks Modi govt to explain why the deal was rejected.
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Timeline: The turbulent history of the Rafale deal

ThePrint looks closely at the series of events in the now controversial defence deal.
Eric Trappier, Chairman, Dassault Aviation and Anil Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Group | Official release from Reliance Group and Dassault Aviation Incorporate

The government must part with more details on Rafale pricing to end the debate

For far too long, successive governments have used the veil of secrecy to block information on defence spending and acquisition.
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Without facts, political debates on Rafale can become a petty slugfest

The current debate on the Rafale deal seems to be going the way of a petty slugfest.
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An informed debate on defence acquisitions is essential, but it should not lead to delays

Lack of expertise, research and interest among parliamentarians, existence of lobbies, political opportunism have led to the current impasse in defence deals.
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Half-baked allegations about defence procurements are detrimental to national security

In all high-ticket defence deals, it may be prudent for the government to brief a compressed Parliamentary Committee for Defence, regarding the nuances of the contract.
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There is no overwhelming reason why defence deals should be treated with kid gloves

Is political debate on defence deals like the Rafale fighter jet necessary for accountability?
Congress raises questions on $7.8 billion Rafale deal, alleges scam

Congress raises questions on $7.8 billion Rafale deal, alleges scam

Party accuses the BJP government of promoting financial interests of ‘crony capitalist friends’, says deal signed with France has caused huge loss to exchequer.
The Narendra Modi government has invested too much time and capital to further its political conquest.

Riding A One-Trick War Horse

The Narendra Modi government has invested too much time and capital to further its political conquest. Today's crisis shows it may be left with too little time in this term to refocus on governance.

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An employee sits on a video call at the Unicredit SpA headquarters in Milan

Why shrinking offices and hot-desking are bad ideas, Covid or no Covid

Employees’ demands for flexible working will include spacious offices. Given the relative savings, slashing floor space is a false economy.
Oil Facilities And Services Ahead Of Final Year Figures After Demonetization Induced Fluctuation

Diesel demand drop forces India to import gasoline as Covid skews output

The slump in diesel demand is forcing refineries to operate below capacity, but gasoline sales are back at pre-virus levels with people resorting to personal vehicles.


File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
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.