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Indian Air Force, Defence procurement, Rafale scam, Rafale

How Rafale verdict proved to be a win for India

India is the only country where so many hurdles can be put in defence deals - it took only three months for Egypt to buy 24 Rafales in 2015.


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Rafale, Squadrons, IAF fighter jets, Indian Air Force

Indian Air Force's depleting fighter assets

With Islamabad and Beijing increasingly adding to their tally of fighter jets, India's border defence is weaker than ever.


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Rafale, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Rahul Gandhi, Praveen chakravarty

Head on a party platter? Is Praveen Chakravarty being made a scapegoat to absolve Rahul Gandhi?

Chakravarty was responsible for party data and would have had a say in strategy. But did he also decide on what or how to communicate? And can data really replace real party workers?


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Lok Sabha elections 2019, Rahul Gandhi, Rafale, Rafale scam

When Rafale didn't fly: Over-attention to one issue has proven to be a bad political investment for Congress

This article has been co-authored by Ramanand, who works with the Center of Policy Research and Governance and Sumit Gupta, student of National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.


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Narendra Modi, Iaf air-strikes, Indian Air Force, Rafale

IAF air-strikes: Why Modi can’t blame Congress over Rafale

The Prime Minister must answer why his own government brought down the number of Rafale fighter jets to be brought from 126 to 36.


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Rafale, Debate, Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi ‘dares’ PM Modi to a debate: 5 reasons Modi should accept the challenge

The PM likes advising students before their exams. Surely, at present, there is no greater 'exam warrior' in India than Rahul Gandhi? Hai na, Modi ji?


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Narendra Modi, Rafale, Congress, BJP

If Rahul Gandhi is 'lying', the BJP has miserably failed to nail him

The BJP leadership's weak defence against the Congress president’s serious charges has cost the party dear. If Rahul gathers steam and the BJP loses some, it could well see 2019 slipping from its grasp.


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Bofors, Rahul Gandhi, Nirmala Sitharaman, Rafale

Rafale may not prove to be 'BJP’s Bofors' – and the reason would be the Congress

There’s a key difference between Bofors and Rafale. That may be the BJP's battle strength, despite it losing a war of words.


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Democracy, Yellow vest protests, Rafale, Indo-French Ties

Why an 'R' word can never come between India and France

The connections run deeper — be it the unruliness of the people of both the countries, or the French minister meeting our Bollywood stars.


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377, Demonitisation, Sashi Tharoor, Paradoxical Prime Minister

The Paradoxical Prime Minister: Shashi Tharoor on PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi and liberal politics

The Congress leader opens up on his new book and the paradoxes of Indian politics.