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Time for Manohar Parrikar to implement reforms in Ministry of Defence

Jul 08, 2016

Time for Manohar Parrikar to implement reforms in Ministry of Defence

Having addressed a series of long-pending issues of modernisation and 'Make in India' initiatives, Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar can now seriously get down to the most critical reform related to professionalising the structures of the Ministry of Defence #Dassault Rafale #IndianAirForce #InMyOpinion #Indian Navy #Ministry of Defence #Jaswant Singh #Manohar Parrikar #Arun Singh #Defence procurement #LCA Tejas #Make In India #Missile Technology Control Regime
AgustaWestland case: Don't hold your breath, middlemen are here to stay

May 04, 2016

AgustaWestland case: Don't hold your breath, middlemen are here to stay

The fact that India cancelled the deal for the 12 VVIP AgustaWestland choppers (even though three were sent over for testing) robs the whole scandal of its sting #InMyOpinion #Ministry of Defence #Scams #Bofors #Defence procurement #AgustaWestland #Christian Michel #Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society
Navy setbacks show defence challenges facing next govt

Mar 25, 2014

Navy setbacks show defence challenges facing next govt

The resignation of the naval chief of staff weeks before a general election, reveals just how far the outgoing government's failure to equip its forces has eroded the trust of top commanders. #India #ThisisNext #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #Mumbai #Navy #Bofors #Defence procurement #Sindhuratna #Naval accident #Docks
From Bofors to Agusta: How can defence deals be kept clean?

Feb 15, 2013

From Bofors to Agusta: How can defence deals be kept clean?

Down the years, despite one corruption scandal after another, we've learnt nothing about making the arms procurement process transparent and corruption-free. #OnOurMind #AK Antony #Bofors scandal #Defence procurement #AgustaWestland
Boom! India in $660 m deal for howitzers aimed at China

May 12, 2012

Boom! India in $660 m deal for howitzers aimed at China

This is India's first purchase of field guns for the Army since the Bofors scandal. It will go some way to remedy the alarming depletion in ammunition levels that the Army chief recently highlighted. #China #BAE Systems #Bofors #M777 howitzer #Defence procurement