June 23, 2018
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Generating thrust
AUGUST 2014: The process for the finalization of the contract for the acquisition of 126 combat aircraft under the MMRCA (Medium, Multirole Combat Aircraft) tender by sealing the deal with
 
Late realization
JULY 2014: Prime Minister Narendra Modis brainwave to allow a transplantation of population in Arunachal Pradesh is a strategy that appears to have been only partially though
 
Renewed hope
JUNE 2014: The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) of the ministry of Commerce and Trade has delivered an old wine in the same bottle but to a new consumer, with the
 
Talk trap
MAY 2014: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit’s recent comments in Mumbai on the possibility of a resolution of the Siachen issue once talks resume makes one wonder why he is
 
Lethal beam
APRIL 2014: Since conventional weapons are not able to deliver the kinetic punch, leading militaries are now looking for a more potent weapon that can travel near to the speed of light.
 
End of deception
MARCH 2014: Disgraced Defence Minister A K Antony is a great disaster for the country and totally incompetent for the post of RM. This is not new but how Antony, a political opportunist
 
Closing gaps
FEBRUARY 2014: If the IAF philosophy is indeed one of capabilities and not just numbers there is a very valid underpinning to it in the series of upgradations that have been undertaken over
 
Broken facade
JANUARY 2014: The Agusta VVIP chopper scam has brought shame and ignominy for Indian Ministry of Defence and Defence Minister A K Antony who has been misleading the Parliament 
 
Asserting control
DECEMBER 2013: After lulling India into slumber with its Border Defence Cooperation Agreement (BDCA), the Chinese have done something that was typical of its foreign policy-it announced a ‘no fly zone’ over the disputed islands of Senkaku/Diaoyu which is currently under Japanese control but is claimed to be part of a Chinese Emperor’s empire in ancient times.
 
Controlling disaster
NOVEMBER 2013: Even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh prepared to leave for talks in Beijing there were disconcerting reports that China would not put the dam over the Brahmaputra