All stories by Ajai Shukla
Worrying! PLA advances in LadakhRediff.com2 days ago
With the two armies again in a face-off at multiple points, there is apprehension of renewed clashes.
About time Modi spends money on military!Rediff.com9 Jul 2021
The political-electoral calculus favours spending thousands of crores on vanity projects like Sardar Patel's statue and the Central Vista over building up our military to handle the confrontations and conflicts that loom large, points out Ajai Shukla.
IAF's Jaguars face retirement by 2024Rediff.com26 Jun 2021
The retirement of the Jaguar would create a six squadron gap in the IAF's combat fleet which would cost $20 billion-$30 billion to fill.
Ladakh: 9 Issues to WORRY IndiaRediff.com23 Jun 2021
China remains in firm control of an estimated 600-800 square kilometres of Indian territory.
20 Ways the Indian Military CHANGEDRediff.com12 Jun 2021
20 defence ministry reforms 'is a reflection of the resolve of the government to make the defence sector stronger and more efficient.'
France offers India world's top torpedoesRediff.com5 Jun 2021
'The F-21's capabilities far exceed all other torpedoes currently in service.'
As INS Rajput retires, China's reality checkRediff.com29 May 2021
China has been commissioning three new destroyers every year while India has barely completed one destroyer every 2-3 years.
DRDO fights Covid, without ignoring defence researchRediff.com22 May 2021
As remarkable as DRDO's contribution in containing and treating COVID-19 has been, its success over the last 15 months has been in its primary role of developing conventional defence equipment and technologies.
Why China is building villages in BhutanRediff.com18 May 2021
'Its aim is to force the Bhutanese government to cede territory that China wants elsewhere in Bhutan to give Beijing a military advantage in its struggle with New Delhi.'
What HAL plans to do after Sukhoi-30MKIsRediff.com15 May 2021
Top HAL sources say the AMCA, which is being developed as the IAF's next-generation stealth fighter, is slated to be assembled at HAL Nashik.
Why Tejas is better than Pakistan's JF-17 ThunderRediff.com14 May 2021
'The JF-17 is the aircraft of today and the Tejas is the aircraft of tomorrow.'
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.