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The light artillery gun deal, worth over $700 million, will also involve a significant 'Make in India' component with Mahindra expected to bag a major share of the work contractNEW DELHI: The US has finalised a proposal to sell M777 ultra-light howitzers to India under a direct government-to-government deal,...
The PurePower GTF is designed with a gear system separating the engine fan from the low-pressure compressor and turbinePratt & Whitney officially opened first manufacturing facility for new PurePower Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine family in Singapore, earlier today. The facility located at Seletar Aerospace Park, will produce fan blades and...
L&T, which has played a major role in the Indian nuclear submarine project, said it is a strong contender for several major contracts in the Naval SectorNEW DELHI: Engineering giant Larsen & Toubro is targeting Rs 1.5 lakh crore of orders from the navy in the next four years,...

French Arms Crisis Averted

The sun may soon rise on Rafale’s long-awaited sale to India. With record arms exports in 2015, things are looking up for France’s beleaguered defense sector.The Rafale is finally winning export orders, the French army is buying new tactical unmanned air vehicles, and the air force has three large...
People's Liberation Army soldiers march in Beijing. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reutersby Claude ArpiWill China's new military reforms endanger Xi Jinping's rule, asks Claude Arpi. China has undertaken mega military reforms leaving no doubt that it is arming itself.On December 28, the PLA Daily announced that the People's Liberation Army Navy...
by Suresh EdigaThe 7th pay commission has suggested increasing the Siachen allowance by 50%.The tragic death of 10 soldiers posted on the Siachen Glacier has renewed debate on the harsh climatic conditions in such high altitudes and the related health effects. The Indian Soldiers posted on the Siachen Glacier...
India’s renewed political engagement with Pakistan in late 2015 has been followed by an agreement to resume a structured dialogue between the two countries after three tense years. Yet, a terrorist attack in January 2016 on an Indian air base in the border state of Punjab underlined the enduring...
by Arun VishwanathanFor an exceptional nation known for “most countries have armies, but the Pakistan Army has a country,” the jockeying for the position of the next Army chief has been going on behind-the-scenes for some time now. As seniority and ability is not the fixed criteria, we can never...

Five Truths about Terrorism

by Joseph S. Nye, JrAmerican Politics has been Captured by Terrorists.In December 2015, polls showed that one in six Americans, some 16% of the population, now identify terrorism as the most important national problem, up from just 3% in the previous month. This is the highest percentage of Americans to...
by Ishaan TharoorThe animated GIF above details the strategic lay of the land in the area around the Syrian city of Aleppo, from the beginning of February to Thursday. The city, once Syria's most populous urban center and commercial capital, sits toward the bottom middle of the map.In less...