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POLITICS

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Dassault, Francois Hollande, Defence, Rafale debate

Exclusive (II): Book Excerpt from P. Chidambaram's 'Undaunted: Saving The Idea of India' (Rupa Publications)

The second part of our exclusive excerpt from senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram's new book 'Undaunted', which raises tough questions for the Modi government on the controversial Rafale deal.

POLITICS

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BJP alliances, Defence, O Panneerselvam, Nirmala Sitharaman

A defence air ambulance and breach of secrecy: How help to AIADMK’s OPS leaves Nirmala Sitharaman defending herself

The BJP rivals are utilising the event to build a narrative against the Modi government.

POLITICS

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Rahul Gandhi, Nirmala Sitharaman, Defence, Rafale Deal

Rafale row in Parliament revealed one thing. Government, Opposition, media lack defence knowledge

Why has Rahul Gandhi not asked for a closed-door briefing, which is permitted as per articles 5 and 6 of the agreement?

POLITICS

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Defence, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian Army, 1962 Sino-India War

1962 war: Truths that India still keeps close to its chest

After the war, Nehru realised SPP Thorat was right in his predictions. But it was too late.

VOICES

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Budget, Army, Modernisation, Defence

Stop these attacks on the Indian Army

Those who lack knowledge on a subject should avoid commenting.

POLITICS

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Defence, Bilateral Ties, Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron

Why French President Macron's India visit may make Justin Trudeau feel snubbed

Over the last two decades, the partnership has grown steadily, with no major political differences darkening the sky between Paris and Delhi.

POLITICS

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Soldiers, Arun Jaitley, Union Budget 2018, Defence

Budget 2018: Sadly, Modi government has let down Indian soldiers

National security and development of military power has been given a short shrift, when elections appear to be around the corner.

POLITICS

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Army, Budget, Defence procurement, Defence

Defence budget: Why allocating 1.56% of GDP is not enough to withstand another Doklam

Despite approvals given to a number of acquisitions, nothing much seems to have been delivered on the ground.

VARIETY

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Nuclear Weapons, Nirmala Sitharaman, Defence, Agni-V

Agni-V successfully test-fired: Why it's India's most lethal missile

It extends India's reach further into Asia, including entire China, and parts of Africa and Europe.

POLITICS

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China, Defence, Diplomacy, US

Why Russia is a partner of choice for India

Even though we have developed strong defence ties with others, almost 70 per cent of our defence equipment remains of Russian origin.