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POLITICS

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BJP, Congress, Dassault, Tejas

Rafale Controversy: Opposition allegations of a scam are built on quicksand

The controversy has now turned into a theatre of the absurd. It's utterly vacuous and unwarranted.

POLITICS

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Modernisation, China, Tejas, Armed Forces

Budget 2018: India's armed forces need to worry about tech asymmetry

India's low budget for the armed forces should not be allowed to handicap our first-rate war fighters.

POLITICS

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Armed Forces, Aircraft, Tanks, Arjun

Armed forces should not be obliged to ensure success of Make In India

They are responsible for safeguarding the country and must be allowed to decide on the weaponry and equipment they need.

POLITICS

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Jawaharlal Nehru, Narendra Modi, IAF, Marut

Tejas is not fit for skies: Is Modi's Make In India coming in the way of armed forces?

Let's not give up on the single-engine fighter aircraft but let us also give our air warriors what they want.

POLITICS

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IAF, Tejas

The challenges of inducting Tejas in IAF

It has been almost five decades since HF-24 Marut, the last homemade aircraft, entered the Indian Air Force.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
LCA, IAF, Tejas

33 years on, homemade Tejas finally enters Indian Air Force fleet

Showcasing big 'Make in India' push, the Light Combat Aircraft's 'Flying Daggers' squadron will be stationed in Bangalore.

POLITICS

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Tejas, LCA, IAF

IAF should stop cribbing about LCA Tejas

The fighter aircraft may not be the best, but is the best we can afford.

POLITICS

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Tejas, Defence Ministry, IAF, Manohar Parrikar

Manohar Parikkar must act on his military acquisition promise

The minister has articulated well meaning intentions of shedding inhibitions, but translation of these objectives on the ground has remained elusive.

POLITICS

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IAF, LCA, Tejas

Why LCA is not all that bad for India

Indigenous sourcing of military equipment gives strategic depth and autonomy to a nation.

POLITICS

 |  Line of Sight  |  4-minute read
Pilot Deaths, MIG 21, MMRCA deal, IAF

LCA Tejas: High time we move on

The Indian Air Force faces a future with the shortfall expected to rise to around 450 fighter aircraft.