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Ajai Shukla: Imran Khan's storm in a teacup

There is a growing sense that Imran Khan has bitten off more than he can chew

Ajai Shukla: A manifesto for General Suhag

General Dalbir Singh Suhag, India's 26th army chief, takes over at a time of change and challenge. As the Chief of Army Staff, Suhag will oversee warfighting and peacetime operations by 1.2 million soldiers, while also supervising the staff work (or ...

Ajai Shukla: Midwifing new aircraft

With no discernible hand at the tiller, the defence ministry seems directionless and inept. The caretaker minister, Arun Jaitley, appears to have neither the time nor the experience to chart a bold, new direction. Mr Jaitley's first defence Budget ...

Ajai Shukla: Turmoil on the Western Front

On June 15, after years of vacillation, Pakistan's Army launched Operation Zarb-e-Azb, which is named after the Holy Prophet Mohammad's sword in the battles of Badar and Uhud. Ground troops advanced into North Waziristan to confront jihadi groups ...

Ajai Shukla: Promoting 'swadeshi' in defence

It remains to be seen whether Arun Jaitley directs most of the capital budget to the international arms bazaar or to shoring up India's defence production capability

Ajai Shukla: Defence needs projects, not FDI

There are widespread misconceptions about raising the foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in defence production.

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