Monthly Archives: February 2013

ISRAEL’S TIP-TOE APPROACH

ISRAEL’S TIP-TOE APPROACH Israel is a tiny, largely unknown country most Indians don’t even know of. Israel is the genie at the service of the Indian defence industry. How long will this business of friendship last?   by Neeraj Mahajan … Continue reading

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The buzz is Missing

The buzz is Missing                                                                                              by Kalyani Datta   The ninth international aerospace exhibition, Aero India, begins in Bengaluru but the buzz associated with such an event is missing this time. The most probable reason for this is India selecting … Continue reading

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‘IAF will be an instrument of choice in all future security challenges…’

‘IAF will be an instrument of choice in all future security challenges…’   The IAF today is shedding its vintage fleet, updating its operational strategies as well as morphing itself into an ultra-modern integrated multi-tasking fighting force. With 42 years … Continue reading

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Plugging the weakness

Plugging the weakness An integrated approach to future wars and conflicts is inescapable. This is a weak area of our national security and needs to addressed urgently.   by NARAYAN MENON   THE mission of air defence is to sustain … Continue reading

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Urea pricing: a hot potato no

Urea pricing: a hot potato no one wants to touch Despite loud thinking and numerous expert reports over the years, the UPA Government is yet to muster courage to decontrol urea. It has also dragged its feet over clearing the … Continue reading

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Entertaining paribartan

Entertaining paribartan There is no denying the fact that for the last 20 months, governance in West Bengal has always been high on entertainment value   by Diptendra Raychaudhuri   Under Left rule, West Bengal appeared to have become a … Continue reading

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Rahul – the chintan of Congress

Rahul – the chintan of Congress Though Congress leaders gushed about Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Obama moment’ in Jaipur, how the new party vice-president addresses the ills plaguing the party will be keenly observed   by Renu Mittal & Ajay N Jha … Continue reading

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Gadh gela pan simha aalaa

Gadh gela pan simha aalaa (The Fort was won but we lost Lion) The powerplay in BJP gets more exciting not due to Gadkari’s exit but more because of Rajnath Singh’s entry.   by K Subramaniam   History is known … Continue reading

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Proxy rule syndrome

Proxy rule syndrome Public servants should be responsible for whatever they do in their official capacity and not act as rubber stamps for their superiors   Recently, I filed two writ petitions in the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High … Continue reading

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Politics a la cricket

Politics a la cricket   The entire nation has been mystified by the shenanigans of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. His UPA-2 avatar does not appear to be even a distant cousin of the Manmohan Singh of UPA-1. Naturally, this has raised … Continue reading

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