The Rafale conundrum: Who induced PMO to accept extortionist terms and how did France get such a sweet deal?
Dissenting note stated plainly that IGA did not meet the main criteria laid down in the Indo-French Joint Statement of 2015 of expeditious delivery of Rafale aircraft on “terms that would be better” than those in the 2007 MMRCA deal that Dassault had acceded to.
Bipin Rawat, service chiefs must not be seen propagating defence purchases; they are last repositories of public trust
Parts of army chief General Bipin Rawat's lecture at the General KV Krishna Rao memorial lecture seemed to be rather inappropriate for someone of his stature
Rafale a 'direct deal' between Narendra Modi and Anil Ambani, PM acted like 'medieval monarch': Congress
Congress has continued its relentless assault over the Rafale deal to corner the government in the run-up to next general elections
India-US ties: Narendra Modi's China, Russia visits have brought underlying tensions in bilateral ties to surface
Simmering tension with the US has bubbled to the surface following India's decision to undertake some outreach initiatives to Russia, North Korea and China.
Defence ministry approves procurement of Rs 15,935 cr of ammunition; move comes after repeated delays, cancellations
The procurement of new ammunition is especially important for the country because the defence ministry had cancelled a $500 million deal with Israel just last month
Acceptance of certain recommendations made by the Lieutenant-General DB Shekatkar Committee, set up last year to suggest ways and means to enhance the combat potential of the armed forces and re-balancing defence expenditure, has been a subject of much discussion
Nirmala Sitharaman's excellent links across the world and experience as commerce minister will be very useful as India's defence preparedness moves into a high gear
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
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
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.
Down the years, despite one corruption scandal after another, we've learnt nothing about making the arms procurement process transparent and corruption-free.
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.