March 23, 2017
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MARCH 2014: As corrupt practices have already become the routine norms in Ministry of Defence for most defence deals, the contract for retrofit of Indian Navy submarines was directly
 
Great farce
FEBRUARY 2014: It appears India will never be able to recover the bank guarantee money deposited by Agusta in Italian bank in the VVIP chopper scam as the Italian court has intervened in the
 
Full command
JANUARY 2014: China is keen to set up a comprehensive Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the volatile South China Sea this year in a bid to bolster its claim and further signaling its desire to expand large scale naval operations in the region to take control of the situation
 
Rendering favor
DECEMBER 2013: It appears that under the leadership of Defence Minister A K Antony, the MoD will never be free from the stigma of scams and is not going to have a smooth road ahead in terms of defence procurements.
 
Hidden intention
NOVEMBER 2013: As Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh looks for glory before his retirement, China is trying to lure India into a strategic trap in the name of Border Defence Cooperation Agreement (BDCA) for restoring confidence building measures to keep the Line of Actual Control (LAC) tranquil.
 
Uncertainty persists
OCTOBER 2013: With the growing economic complications grappling the government, the multi-billion dollar MMRCA deal has sharply divided Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Ministry of Finance (MoF) over the
 
Stalking enemies
SEPTEMBER 2013: Radio interceptions suggest that Pakistan is planning to launch more border teasing acts with India to draw the latter into a conflict which will benefit Islamabad to draw world attention and make the relevance of Pakistan Army’s declining image at home to resist military reforms.
 
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AUGUST 2013: Chinese troops will be redeployed along the volatile Indian border which is known as Line of Actual Control (LAC) before this winter as more than seven PLA units will undergo change of training, weapons and operations for the new job.
 
Terrain roving
JULY 2013: After facing complications for smooth border management in difficult terrain and land borders, India is now showing interest in buying latest generation battle-harden Tomcar All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) from Israel that can operate in most difficult topographic and weather conditions.
 
Silent stay
JUNE 2013: The controversial incursion made by Chinese troops across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in to Indian territory in eastern Ladakh was only suspended last week of May but PLA troops will continue to stay near the border with India till end of September.