Peace and Disarmament
Is Trump Starting a Second Korean War, This Time with Nuclear Weapons?

Prabir Purkayastha

9th May 2017


The US has been positioning its aircraft carrier strike force Carl Vinson and USS Michigan, an Ohio class nuclear submarine, off the coast of the Korean peninsula. Trump has threatened that if China does not intervene, the US will “solve the problem” of a nuclear Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) “all by itself”; presumably through military strikes. The French, never ...

Read more...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 09:04
 

D. Raghunandan

27th February 2017

India last week once again breathlessly celebrated another record-breaking feat by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in launching 104 satellites on a single flight of its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-37 on 16 February 2017. Print and electronic media in India went ga-ga with stories about how India had pulled off another first, beating by several times the earlier Russian record launch of 37 satellites in a single flight in 2014. However, in the overwhelming euphoria of an Indian record in an ...

Read more...

Last Updated on Monday, 27 February 2017 09:35
 
New Fighter Aircraft Deal - Again?

D. Raghunandan

21st January 2017

The ink has barely dried on the acquisition of the French Rafale fighter aircraft, and India has once again entered the international arms market with the intention to procure hundreds of fighter jets, albeit with the proviso that they be manufactured in India. The Rafale deal, for outright purchase of 36 twin-engined medium-weight multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) worth around $ 7.8 billion (Rs.50,000 crores), did not quite turn out to be the mother of all defence deals it was o ...

Read more...

 
100% FDI in Defence: How Wrong can you Get?

D. Raghunandan

27th June 2016

A Golden Raspberry Award or Razzie has been awarded in Hollywood every year since 1981 to the film declared to be the worst movie of the year just a day before the Oscars. If there were a Razzie for the worst public policy in India in the recent past, it would certainly go to the Modi governments announcement of opening up the defence manufacturing sector to 100% FDI with relaxed norms. Even as muddle-headed policies go, it cannot ...

Read more...

 

D. Raghunandan

3rd June 2016

ISRO added another feather to its cap by successfully launching, on May 23, 2016, the first of four experimental versions of its Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) technology demonstrator (RLV-TD) programme under which a series of calibrated tests with serially upgraded versions would be tested towards the ultimate objective of developing a two-stage-to-orbit (TSTO) reusable launch vehicle. Once again, India joins a small group of countr ...

Read more...

 
«StartPrev12345678910NextEnd»

Page 1 of 19