AVM Manmohan Bahadur
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The writer is a retired Air Vice Marshal and is a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi.

VARIETY

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Why the Indian Air Force is in dire need of combat enablers

Air assets do not come cheap, but it is a price that the nation must be willing to pay for safeguarding its sovereignty.

POLITICS

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Why those who defend India - the war fighters - are worried

This year, only Rs 93,982 crore have been made available for the three services together.

POLITICS

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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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Did India actually prevail in Doklam standoff against China?

The dragon, however, does not forget easily and the next round could be different.

POLITICS

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How Pakistan has perfected the art of manipulating the West

Islamabad's belligerence being witnessed now could be the first signal of an emerging puppeteer.

POLITICS

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How economic slowdown is weakening India's armed forces

The defence budget has declined over the past decades to hit a record low of 1.56 per cent of the GDP in 2017-18.

POLITICS

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What India needs to do to be seen as a major global power

We need to plan for the long-term and be seen as offering strategic dependability to our friends.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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Why Modi's Israel visit is hugely important

Currently, of the total arms imports of India, Israel is third (7.9 per cent) after Russia (68.29 per cent) and the US (14.5 per cent).

POLITICS

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What India and world can learn from the rise of the citizen soldiers

While uniformed forces bear the weapons it is the civilian who is the frontline soldier, so poignantly seen in St Petersburg and Stockholm.