All stories by Ajai Shukla
Tejas jet's oxygen plant for Covid useRediff.com21 Apr 2021
The 'On-Board Oxygen Generation System' developed for the Tejas can produce 1,000 litres of oxygen every minute.
How Zeus Numerix will make Indian warships invisibleRediff.com13 Apr 2021
Rather than going through the tedious, hit-or-miss process of physically designing hull forms and superstructures for warships and then determining how visible they are to radar, the company will simulate this process on supercomputers.
India's military is changing, and how!Rediff.com12 Apr 2021
The creation of a CDS has got the head right. Issues that were not talked about for years are now being discussed, points out Ajai Shukla.
Mahindra to make India's own HumveeRediff.com31 Mar 2021
Mahindra's LSV is an extremely agile combat vehicle with all round protection against small arms fire.
India's enemies, beware the lMRSAM!Rediff.com18 Mar 2021
The MRSAM is amongst the most lethal surface-to-air missiles in service anywhere.
Time for Modi, Imran to talkRediff.com15 Mar 2021
Modi's hardline policy towards Pakistan and J&K has created numerous leverages and bargaining positions that New Delhi can bring to the bargaining table and translate into concessions, argues Ajai Shukla.
How India's submarines can stay longer under waterRediff.com11 Mar 2021
DRDO's Air Independent Propulsion system will allow Indian Navy submarines to operate for up to two weeks without having to surface to recharge its batteries.
Pak army chief wanted ceasefire with IndiaRediff.com5 Mar 2021
General Bajwa, unlike many of his predecessors, believes the Pakistan army's long-term interests lie in reducing tensions with India, reports Ajai Shukla.
HAL's HTT-40 comes in from the coldRediff.com16 Feb 2021
Seven years ago, an IAF chief had ordered the HTT-40 to be removed from the Yelahanka air base. The IAF now wants HAL to build 108 HTT-40 aircraft.
Why did India agree to vacate Ladakh heights?Rediff.com13 Feb 2021
It has been argued that India should have held back on disengagement from the Kailash Range, using that as a trump card to force Chinese concessions in areas such as Depsang, where they hold the advantage.
Is this how India is funding the stand-off with China?Rediff.com10 Feb 2021
Has the army confronted China, equipping itself with emergency purchases that have been largely paid for by pensioners, asks Ajai Shukla.
Tejas is superior to Sino-Pak's J-19, but...Rediff.com29 Jan 2021
The Tejas Mark 1A outperforms the Sino-Pakistan JF-17 Thunder in avionics and weaponry, but the finance ministry's tax burden makes the Indian LCA costlier and hurts it in the export market.
Aero India 21: Fewer flying displaysRediff.com28 Jan 2021
For the defence ministry, Aero India 2021 is an opportunity to show its commitment to the prime minister's 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' initiative.
Ladakh Standoff: Why doesn't army want this tank?Rediff.com19 Jan 2021
DRDO is offering a 30-35-tonne light tank that it says will be a match for what the army faces -- China's new Type-15 light tank.
China, not Pakistan, is now India's Enemy No 1Rediff.com15 Jan 2021
Until last month more than two-thirds of the Indian Army was deployed against Pakistan. Of 14 army corps, just four-and-a-half faced China, while more than twice that number was ranged against Pakistan.
What will IAF do with Air India's A-320s?Rediff.com1 Jan 2021
The airliners will be withdrawn from Air India, sent to France to fit airborne radars, then handed over to DRDO to be integrated with the complex software that will allow these aircraft to function as 'eye-in-the-sky' controllers of air force battles.
Akash for sale to wary of China nationsRediff.com31 Dec 2020
India is pursuing sales to South East Asian countries that are wary of Chinese aggression, including Vietnam and the Philippines.
Boeing tests Super Hornet for Indian NavyRediff.com26 Dec 2020
Boeing's confirmation that the Super Hornet has flown off a ski-jump is a statement that it is ready to operate off existing Indian aircraft carriers.
Israeli firm wants to build guns for IndiaRediff.com18 Dec 2020
Will the low cost Israeli Athos gun scuttle India's ATAGS gun?
Instead of Ladakh, MPs were discussing uniforms!Rediff.com17 Dec 2020
Top military officers, including Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, had been summoned to make presentations on military uniforms.