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Ajai Shukla: Come out of the nuclear closet

While the 'no first use' pledge must quickly be scrapped, the ill-conceived commitment to 'massive retaliation' is even more damaging to our nuclear credibility

Ajai Shukla: Henderson Brooks - Too many questions

Were this a straightforward world, the recent unveiling of the Henderson Brooks report would have conclusively bared the secrets of 1962

Ajai Shukla What defence manifestos must say

In this season for election manifestos, will the inanity index hit an all-time high? Political parties have long contented themselves with boilerplate formulations. The Congress' 2009 manifesto promised, laughably in retrospect, "we will maintain ...

Ajai Shukla: Navy must reclaim its ethos

In resigning, Admiral D K Joshi has kick-started a corrective process that is essential for the navy

Ajai Shukla: Defence budgeting based on delusion

The most worrying aspect of defence budgeting is that the military's long-term equipment planning is based on fundamentally flawed fiscal assumptions

BAE system offers to modernise ordnance

With OFB capacity insufficient for meeting domestic demand, presently arms exports languish

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