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Can Doval change defence planning in India?

'Defence does not new 'planning commissions'; it needs an implementation commission.'Ajai Shukla reports. IMAGE: National Security Adviser Ajit Doval. Successive defence ministries have adopted the......

Now, IAF wants the F-35

In contrast to the bare-bones price of $115 million for each Rafale fighter, the F-35A cost $94.6 million, reports Ajai Shukla.   In what would be a huge capability jump, the Indian Air Force......

If our army wants to avoid the fate of Saddam's army...

'... it must network its battlefield units quickly, securely, robustly,' notes Ajai Shukla. Senior Indian Army generals, who grew up before smartphones became a part of our daily lives, are......

F-16 or Gripen E: What will Modi choose?

'What's on offer for India is to establish a production line here that would be the world's only production line.'Ajai Shukla reports.   Lockheed Martin, the US firm that is offering to......

Has India paid more for the Rafales?

Is the price of one fighter Rs 681 crore? Rs 686 crore? Rs 703 crore? Rs 1,063 crore? Rs 1,225 crore?Ajai Shukla makes sense of the confusing numbers. PART 1: 4 puzzling questions about the Rafale......

Saving the heart of Make in India

Will private firms really boost Make in India in the defence sector? Ajai Shukla seeks answers. IMAGE: The Defence Acquisition Council has failed to clear a new policy for nominating private......

India: Global hub for warship-building

The INS Shivalik, now completing sea trials, is a world-class frigate built at Indian prices, writes Ajai Shukla. Strategic circles are abuzz with rumours that the United Kingdom will soon offer......
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Can Doval change defence planning in India?

'Defence does not new 'planning commissions'; it needs an implementation commission.'Ajai Shukla reports. IMAGE: National Security Adviser Ajit... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/special/can-doval-change-defence-planning-in-india/20180422.htm
India puts $8.6 bn fighter on hold

The cancellation of the project has far-reaching implications for the IAF, for which this was once its high-tech future fighter, reports Ajai... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/another-russian-snub-india-puts-86-bn-fighter-on-hold-/20180421.htm
Why did Sitharaman snub the Russians at DefExpo?

'It was deliberate,' the Russians allege.Ajai Shukla reports from the DefExpo 2018 in Chennai. IMAGE: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/special/why-did-sitharaman-snub-the-russians-at-defexpo/20180415.htm
The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!

Russian Helicopters has scored another billion dollar home run by winning the Indian Navy's tender for 111 'naval utility helicopters'.Ajai Shukla... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/the-russians-are-coming-the-russians-are-coming/20180414.htm
If India is to rule the waves, defence ministry must change its ways

Though the government says public and private shipyards compete on equal terms, public shipyards feast at the high table with the defence ministry,... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/special/if-india-is-to-rule-the-waves-def-min-must-change-its-ways/20180403.htm

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