The defence ministry must ensure that HAL builds the aircraft at a rate of 12-16 fighters per year to translate it into a real combat asset
As New Delhi continues to debate whether or not to trust Uncle Sam, the mood in Washington might change
US-India convergence in southeast Asia & divergence in south and west Asia will be the backdrop of negotiations
The Modi government has not lived up to the muscularity the prime minister promised while campaigning
Cancelling Uyghur leader Dolkun Isa's visa could have been a mutual face-saving exercise for New Delhi & Beijing
India would benefit from tri-service theatre commanders who report directly to the political leadership, as in the US
New Delhi remains a priggish suitor to Washington's overtures, but it has begun appreciating potential tech benefits to ties with the US
Why is the defence ministry bypassing the free market, and opting for governmental judgment about corporate partners?
The foundations of the army's own peculiar secularism are potentially being destabilised
Unimaginative increments, persistent refusal of funds have turned the Army into an underfed child scared to ask for a full meal
Indian security needs a new direction but our military leadership lacks the foresight
India should adopt a pro-active strategy on Pakistan - catalysing, facilitating and making room for a change in its anti-India posture
Inept handling has transformed what should have been a short counter-terrorist operation in Pathankot into an apparent debacle
India has consistently failed to prioritise aero engine development
The government has returned to talks with Pakistan, but can it withstand pressure from a jingoistic press and a rabidly nationalistic social media?