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Defence, Parliament’s standing committee, Ministry of Defence, Defence Budget

Defence Budget 2019: India's defence spend is among the world's lowest. Meanwhile, China, Pakistan modernise their forces

Just when the nation is confronted by rapidly growing threats, the funds for defence expenditure in the interim budget for 2019-20 were grossly inadequate. This must be corrected.


 |  6-minute read
Defence Budget, China’s people’s liberation army, National security agenda

How to Make India Secure: A national security agenda for the next government

Our national security, a topmost priority, remains lagging severely behind other nations in absolutely key areas. The new govt must take heed of these gaps and modernise security on an urgent basis.


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Defence Budget, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Congress manifesto, BJP manifesto

Between the Lines: How the BJP and Congress manifestos hold up on national security

The BJP scores over the Congress due to a clear stand on issues of nationalism and internal security. But both parties flounder on other crucial issues.


 |  Aage Se Right  |  8-minute read
Defence Budget, Pakistan Army, Imran Khan, Pakistan

Pakistan is desperately poor. Its army is rich beyond belief. How come?

There's a lot more to Pakistan's constant aggression towards India. It's a useful veil for one of Pakistan's most stark truths, about how its army has taken over its biggest businesses.  


 |  8-minute read
1962 War, Line of control, MIG 21, Defence Budget

In all the talk of josh, our netas and babus lack vital hosh about revitalising our defence forces

No other military of any other major country suffers from the sort of deficiencies that the Indian armed forces contend with. The sarkaari rhetoric on defence is great. The reality of it is abysmal.


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Warfare, Defence Budget, Modernisation, Indian Army

The Indian Army is fighting a bigger problem - it's broke

India Today cover story explores how a budget squeeze and policy paralysis have left India's defences exposed.


 |  6-minute read
BrahMos, Defence Budget, Make in India, Defence equipment

What Defence Expo 2018 achieved for India

Almost every major global defence manufacturer was in Chennai to retain and expand its market.


 |  The Bigger Picture  |  4-minute read
Pakistan, China, BJP, Narendra Modi

Why Modi has chosen not to side with the Indian military

As a recent report reveals, when it comes to funding India’s armed forces, the government seems less than patriotic.