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Grim reality for IAF: Depleting squadrons worry parliamentary panel

Dec 22, 2014

Grim reality for IAF: Depleting squadrons worry parliamentary panel

IAF now requires at least 45 fighter squadrons to "counter a two-front collusive threat but the government has authorised a strength of 42 squadrons. This revelation is astonishing ...". #India #Defence #IndianAirForce #NewsTracker #Sukhoi-30 MKI #Light Combat Aircraft #BC Khanduri #Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft
China, Pakistan violate Indian airspace violations 16 times this year: Parrikar

Dec 19, 2014

China, Pakistan violate Indian airspace violations 16 times this year: Parrikar

Last year, 12 cases of transgression of the Indian airspace were registered while six took place in 2012, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said. #India #China #Defence #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Manohar Parrikar #Airspace violations
India taking steps to deal with China's influence in seas: Centre

Dec 19, 2014

India taking steps to deal with China's influence in seas: Centre

The reply came after Adhir Ranjan Choudhary (Congress) asked what steps India was taking to check the growing influence of China in maritime areas of Pakistan, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Maldives. #India #China #Congress #Defence #Pakistan #Narendra Modi #Bangladesh #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #Myanmar #Maldives #Manohar Parrikar #Adhir Ranjan Choudhary
Step-children of Vijay Diwas: We treat our war heroes and families so badly

Dec 16, 2014

Step-children of Vijay Diwas: We treat our war heroes and families so badly

India does not remember its heroes of the Bangladesh War. And the spouses of our martyred soldiers often live in penury, thanks to the callousness of a bureaucratic state. We need a proper Veteran's Commission to take up their causes #InMyOpinion #Army #Indian Army #defence ministry #Vijay Diwas #1971 war #Martyrs #Vijay Diwas. Bangladesh War #1965 Indo-Pak War #Veterans' Commission #Gallantry #India Pakistan war #widows of martyrs
After Sydney siege, Parrikar says India prepared to deal with crisis situations

Dec 16, 2014

After Sydney siege, Parrikar says India prepared to deal with crisis situations

Expressing confidence in the country's ability to tackle crisis situations like the Sydney Hostage episode, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said India's preparedness has definitely improved. #India #Defence #NewsTracker #TheySaidIt #Sydney #Security #Manohar Parrikar

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Time to wake up from a patriotic lullaby

Feb 06, 2014

Time to wake up from a patriotic lullaby

Indias military machine is being degraded for better sovereign credit ratings. #India #China #P. Chidambaram #Pakistan #InMyOpinion #Indian Army #AK Antony #Defence budget
Was London's brutal attack really terrorism?

May 23, 2013

Was London's brutal attack really terrorism?

By repeatedly using the term in news reports, does that make the public's sense of being terrorised worse than the same crime if it was only described as "murder"? #World #ToTheContrary #Terrorism #England #English Defence League #Islamist terror #Woolwich #London beheading #London terror attack