Monthly Archives: March 2012


COVER STORY-defence rafale deal France, the only major Western country not to impose sanctions on India after the 1998 Pokhran-II tests, already has three big defence projects with India – the Rs 23,562-crore for Scorpene submarines, the Rs 10,947-crore upgrade … Continue reading

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Much in demand

DEFENCE-def expo 2012 With the Indian defence forces having a budget of $30 billion for procurement of weapons and allied systems, the 7th Def Expo will see the presence of all major armaments manufacturing giants in the national Capital this … Continue reading

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Trigger Jam

Policy paralysis has hit the small arms manufacturers in the private sector the worst, raising a question mark on their very survival India Inc and the media have off late been extremely vocal about the slowdown in economic decision-making process. … Continue reading

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Dangerous drift

DEFENCE basic flying trainer narayan menon The Government’s inability to provide an appropriate basic flying trainer to the IAF will have unpredictable consequences on the future of India’s military aviation   Basic military flying training in India is floundering and … Continue reading

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‘Development with the concern of the people is our mantra’

TALK TIME murugesh r nirani, minister for large & medium scale industries, karnataka   Global Investors Meet (GIM) to be held in Bangalore from June 3 to 4 is another opportunity for the Karnataka government to attract investment. Venugopalan spoke … Continue reading

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