• The Rafale Deal Altercation

    Which government got us the cheaper deal to fulfill the desperate needs of the Indian Air Force (IAF) to upgrade the aging fleet, of Medium Multi-role Combat Aircraft (MMCRA), the UPA II or the NDA? The French maker of the Rafale aircraft, Dassault Aviation, was initially approached for a total of 126 jets, with 18 off the shelf aircraft and the remaining 108 to be assembled in India by the state-run HAL or Hindustan Aeronautics Limited by the way of technology transfer. But 15 years since the demand was first raised by the IAF and four general elections later, Narendra Modi,…

  • Iran Nuclear Deal and India

    “Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it,” says Edmund Burke. This quote of Burke is holding true in today’s time. The whole conundrum began during the period of Iran Revolution in 1978-79 when Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, commonly…

  • The Indian Rupee

    Photo: Getty Images A weaker currency helps in the growth of exports, a theoretically correct argument, was stated by the IMF. A certain amount of truth in this statement can also be found in the precedent set by China; who…

  • Abolishing Article 35A. Can it be done?

    Jammu and Kashmir acceded to the Union of India on 27th October, 1947 when Lord Moutbatten, the then Governor-General of India, accepted the Instrument of Accession signed by the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir under the provisions of Government of…

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