May 27, 2017
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Rotten venture
AUGUST 2012: The privatization process involving Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is giving a strong headache to the government which is considering a proposal to make the whole process more attractive by elevating
 
Igniting kit
JULY 2012: Indian military is planning to buy thousands of ammunition fuze from Fuchs of South Africa after Ministry of Defence (MoD) overruled anonymous complaints regarding irregularity in the deal.
 
Tardy progress
JUNE 2012: The multi-billion dollar MMRCA deal is facing a new round of tests after Ministry of Finance (MoF) sent a word of caution last month to halt all big ticket defence deals for the time being and negotiations
 
War in blue-water
MAY 2012: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Ministry of Finance (MoF) are into a full fledged battle over the selection of torpedo for India’s Scorpene submarine, contracted from France, which will arrive by 2015.
 
New hurdles
APRIL 2012: After the law makers raised objections to ongoing evaluations and negotiations, the multi billion dollar MMRCA deal has come under fresh scrutiny in which government insiders fear the whole process may lead
 
Losing monopoly
MARCH 2012: Come summer, the Russian arms conglomerate Rosoboronexport will lose its decade old status as sole arms import-export body of Russian state that sells all types of arms, from rifles to anti-satellite warfare platforms.
 
Tricky rounds
FEBRUARY 2012: Despite awarding the L-1 status to French Dassault Aviation in the multi billion dollar MMRCA deal, Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) still believes there is many a slip twixt cup and lip, before the deal can be finally concluded officially.