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Kickbacks in $208-million Embraer deal: What should we expect next?

Sep 12, 2016

Kickbacks in $208-million Embraer deal: What should we expect next?

Concurrent to the breaking news about kickbacks in the $208 million jet deal with Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer, comes media report that Embraer has set aside $200 million to pay for any fines following an investigation by US authorities #InMyOpinion #Ministry of Defence #Defence Research and Development Organisation #Rajiv Gandhi Foundation #Tatra truck scam #kickbacks #Zakir Naik #Embraer #AugustaWestland chopper scam #Club 160
Bureaucracy or bully? Why PM Modi should create a defence department run by military

Sep 02, 2016

Bureaucracy or bully? Why PM Modi should create a defence department run by military

Can Modi do another NITI Aayog and replace Ministry of Defence with a Department of Defence manned by military professional, or will the bureaucracy continue to have the last laugh? #Manmohan Singh #Narendra Modi #InMyOpinion #Tharman Shanmugaratnam #Ministry of Defence #Bureaucracy #John Kerry #Make In India #ease of doing business
Leaked documents on Scorpne-class submarine and its implication on the Indian Navy

Aug 24, 2016

Leaked documents on Scorpne-class submarine and its implication on the Indian Navy

As far as the timing of this leak is concerned, the competitors of the second line of production are the biggest gainers. It means billions of dollars worth of business at a time when both economy and employment are at a critical stage #Defence #InMyOpinion #Indian Navy #Ministry of Defence #Manohar Parrikar #Scorpene #leaked scorpene documents
Manohar Parrikar to go shopping: 500 choppers, over 100 fighter jets, 12 submarines top defence ministry's list

Aug 24, 2016

Manohar Parrikar to go shopping: 500 choppers, over 100 fighter jets, 12 submarines top defence ministry's list

In a bid to boost its military preparedness, India's defence ministry has chalked out an ambitious modernisation plan over the next 10 years at an estimated cost of Rs 15 lakh crore. #NewsTracker #Ministry of Defence #Manohar Parrikar #fighter jets #Choppers #Submarines #LLIPP
Despite massive Scorpne-class submarine leak, Parrikar tries to keep a brave face

Aug 24, 2016

Despite massive Scorpne-class submarine leak, Parrikar tries to keep a brave face

A 22,400-page secret document about the Scorpène-class submarines (manufactured by French shipbuilders DCNS) has gone almost-public thanks to an 'Edward Snowden-sized leak' #ConnectTheDots #Indian Navy #Ministry of Defence #Manohar Parrikar #Scorpène class submarine #DCNS #Submarines #Data leak #Corporate Espionage
Home Ministry's Kashmir action too little too late, Defence Ministry must now be vigilant

Jul 28, 2016

Home Ministry's Kashmir action too little too late, Defence Ministry must now be vigilant

The bottom line is that the home ministry has failed in Kashmir. It has failed on several fronts over several years, but its worst failure was missing the crucial importance of catching Burhan Wani alive #Jammu and Kashmir #Pervez Musharraf #CriticalPoint #Rajnath Singh #Ministry of Defence #Ministry of Home Affairs #Srinagar #Sheikh Abdullah #Burhan Wani
Present us the real picture about army porters: SC to Centre

Jul 22, 2016

Present us the real picture about army porters: SC to Centre

The court had directed the Centre in May 2013 to consider within four months the plea of the army porters, who have been working for 15 years, for regularising them on the basis of their service record. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Ministry of Defence #Armed Forces Tribunal #Central Administrative Tribunal #Army porters
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