Vladimir Putin expresses hope that AK-203 rifles will help India's defence sector, fulfill security agencies' need for small arms
Putin said he is convinced that commissioning of Kalashnikov rifles will contribute to stronger defence potential of India and to further advance the scientific and industrial basis of the national economy.
Congressmen are rubbing their hands in glee, as if they have almost won the elections. They seem to be seeing “the light at the end of the tunnel” as far as Narendra Modi is concerned. Modi’s decision to break the unwritten rule by campaigning in Amethi seems to have done more harm to the BJP’s prospects than Rahul Gandhi.
From being the serial ranter, he has morphed into the challenger, the underdog, the outsider and the victim at the same time. He chose to rebuild the idea of him as the quintessential 'other' in the context of traditional Indian social paradigms.
If anyone is still looking for reasons to explain why Modi is the front runner in this election, they just need to rewind his Amethi speech. His message is simple: Change.