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POLITICS

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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.

POLITICS

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PTI, Defence, Imran Khan, Pakistan budget

Naya Pakistan, Same Old Priorities: Why Imran Khan thinks parrot cages and hand-made carpets matter more than education

Even as Pakistan's economy collapses and cuts are made in sectors like education, the govt is apparently happy to spend millions on plush carpets and parrot cages for its leaders' homes.

VOICES

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Pakistan, Defence, Vistara, GD Bakshi

How GD Bakshi finally brought both Left and Right on the same platform

This Twitter drama over boycotting Vistara airline was absolutely unnecessary.

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.