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'V P Singh is needlessly maligned'
'As his close associate Som Pal told me, "Mandal was never V P Singh's brainchild. It was a Janata Party commitment he inherited".''He would have done it anyway at some point, but the specific......
Navy finds defects in Scorpene submarine
For the navy, which is making do with just 14 conventional submarines against a requirement of 24, the INS Khanderi delay extends a dangerous operational void.Ajai Shukla reports. IMAGE: The INS......
India to get 6 new submarines for Rs 400 bn
Unlike conventional subs that must surface every 48 to 72 hours, these subs can stay submerged for up to 14 days.Ajai Shukla reports. IMAGE: The Indian Navy currently has a submarine fleet......
INS Kalvari a toothless shark?
The Scorpene submarine doesn't have enough firepower; it will share 64 obsolescent SUT torpedoes till the Indian Navy is supplied with 100 heavyweight torpedoes -- a process that could take more......
Guns, thieves and a ghost
We get tangled up in our own crooked web on purchases, and the murky arms bazaar knows it, says Shekhar Gupta. We Indians are beyond boring old grandma's wisdom, like don't throw the baby out with......
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