Sushant Singh

Rafale controversy: Govt had no role, Hollande has conflict of interest, says MoD
Sun, Sep 23, 2018

The ministry’s statement came a day after it tweeted that Hollande’s remarks would be “verified” and “reiterated that neither GoI nor French Govt had any say in the commercial decision”.

Rafale offset: Govt denied role but ex-French President Hollande says, ‘Indian Govt proposed Reliance, had no choice’
Sat, Sep 22, 2018

Former French president Francois Hollande said: “We didn’t have a say in that. It was the Indian government that proposed this service group (Reliance), and Dassault who negotiated with Ambani. We didn’t have a choice, we took the interlocutor who was given to us.”

Fascism Book review: You Want It Darker
Sat, Sep 15, 2018

A well-compiled handbook that provides a warning about the deteriorating state of democracy across the the globe

Bought only 36 Rafale jets as back-end infra didn’t allow for more: Nirmala Sitharaman
Thu, Sep 13, 2018

In response to a question about her likely reaction when Dassault informs her Ministry that it has chosen Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence as an offset partner, Nirmala Sitharaman said that all procedures will be followed as applicable for any offset discharge.

Nirmala Sitharaman: ‘Contract committees working at feverish pace, we are pushing them for faster procurements’
Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has been in the news not only due to the Rafale controversy but also for her substantive interactions with her US and Chinese counterparts.

First Rafale for India being flight-tested in France, only one will arrive custom-made
Sat, Sep 08, 2018

It will be only in September 2022 that the full complement of 36 Rafale aircraft will be available with IAF with the India-Specific Enhancements in place.

Rafale talks were on when Reliance Entertainment helped produce film for Francois Hollande’s partner
Fri, Aug 31, 2018

On January 24, 2016, Reliance Entertainment announced that it had entered into an agreement with Gayet’s firm, Rouge International, to jointly produce a French film.

The problem with raising India’s defence expenditure to 3 per cent of GDP
Fri, Aug 31, 2018

An IDSA analysis argues that increase will lead to capital spending cuts elsewhere; way ahead lies in fixing imbalance in the defence budget.

Major Leetul Gogoi found guilty in Srinagar hotel case, Army orders disciplinary action
Tue, Aug 28, 2018

A Court of Inquiry had been ordered against Major Leetul Gogoi following an altercation at a Srinagar hotel where he had shown up with a young woman and a man.

Simply Put: A year after Doklam face-off
Tue, Aug 28, 2018

On August 28, 2017, after a 73-day face-off in Doklam, India and China announced disengagement of border personnel from the site. A year on, a look at the face-off, its resolution, and what has happened since.

India, China to have new defence MoU, check Doklam-like incidents
Fri, Aug 24, 2018

The two sides also agreed to handle Doklam-like incidents with sensitivity and resolve them through greater interaction at lower levels in the military.

Officer behind AFSPA plea of 356 Army men drafted it for Major Aditya too
Tue, Aug 21, 2018

Colonel Amit Kumar was the legal officer who drafted the petition of Major Aditya Kumar, conferred the Shaurya Chakra this Independence Day.

Cricket bat presented to Imran signed by Indian team on South Africa tour
Sun, Aug 19, 2018

India’s diplomatic outreach to Pakistan’s government (then in waiting) by presenting a cricket bat autographed by the Indian team had attracted a lot of global attention as a novel diplomatic gesture.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee and national security: Daring leap, step by step
Fri, Aug 17, 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead: With altered security paradigm, he engaged with China, made peace moves towards Pakistan

Legacy Explained: Introducing Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Fri, Aug 17, 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead: For those who will vote for the first time in 2019, a primer on why Atal Bihari Vajpayee matters, in life and in death.

For women officers of armed forces, a dream fulfilled: Permanent commission
Thu, Aug 16, 2018

Women are inducted in the armed forces only as officers and not in subordinate ranks, and currently, there are 1,561 women officers in the Army, 1,594 in the IAF and 644 in the Navy.

Aero India: Lucknow frontrunner in race for new venue as govt decides to fly air show out of Bengaluru
Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Sources in Defence Ministry told The Indian Express that a final decision has not been taken on the air show and an official announcement is expected within a week.

Pakistan’s first elected non-Muslim MP: Won due to party, religion played no role, says Mahesh Kumar
Sun, Aug 12, 2018

Malani — who is a Hindu — contested and won the NA-222 (Tharparkar-II) seat, where he held his ground against 14 candidates.

Possible Chinese still in north Doklam: Foreign Secretary, predecessor told panel after faceoff ended
Sat, Aug 11, 2018

The military faceoff at Doklam between India and China started on June 16, 2017, when a Chinese road construction party tried to build a road in the Doklam region and was stopped by Indian troops from Doka La.

How is seniority decided in the SC?
Tue, Aug 07, 2018

What was the significance of the Supreme Court Collegium recommending Justice K M Joseph first among three judges for elevation? What changes after government placed him third in its list?