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Revisiting the Defence Acquisitions
Prakash Nanda | 15 Feb , 2013 4 comments
Revisiting the Defence Acquisitions

Predictably, the present scam involving the VVIP chopper deal that has surfaced following the arrest of key officials of the firm that produces Augusta Westland -101 choppers in Italy has been described by “the Congress’ Bofors II”. The nervous UPA government has now put on hold the remaining payment of Rs 2,400 crore along with the...

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Aero India 2013
IDR News Network | 15 Feb , 2013 0 comments

Aero India 2013 ◄ Back Next ► SlideShow | Thumbnails Supersonic fighters, slow heavy lifters, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles. Ancient aircraft to deadly modern jets, missiles and anti-missile systems..anything and everything that flies was on...

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Accountability of Intelligence Agencies
B Raman | 13 Feb , 2013 1 comment
Accountability of Intelligence Agencies

Intelligence agencies have to be accountable to the Executive. Otherwise, there will be no secrecy in their functioning. Without effective secrecy, there cannot be clandestine collection of intelligence having a bearing on national security. Nowhere in the world —not even in the much cited US— is the executive not primarily responsible for the...

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Justice Verma Committee Report and AFSPA
Justice Verma Committee Report and AFSPA

Justice Verma Committee was appointed after the Delhi rape case and the agitations that followed in Delhi and elsewhere in India. The Committee was required to put up recommendations to modify the laws relating to rape and connected offences against women. The Committee had sought suggestions from the public on the issue of laws for protection...

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