China-India Vie For A Strategic Slice of Paradise

China-India Vie For A Strategic Slice of Paradise

Seychelles, a small island nation of 100,000, is at the center of a contest for supremacy in the Indian Ocean

by Bertil Lintner Victoria

Victoria is one of the smallest capital cities in the world. With only 25,000 people, the Seychelles capital still represents a quarter of the tiny island nation’s mixed population of ethnic Indians and Africans.

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India Struggles to Solve Its Fighter Jet Procurement Puzzle

India Struggles to Solve Its Fighter Jet Procurement Puzzle

India, which intends to replace all of its Russian-made MiG-21 and MiG-27 fighter jets by 2024, is stuck in a difficult situation, as Lockheed Martin has denied total transfer of technology, SAAB itself lacks complete technology and local firm HAL is incapable of delivering at the required pace

New Delhi — In a rude shock to India, which has been p

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Why Detailed Price Specs of Rafale Deal Aren't Being Shared

Why Detailed Price Specs of Rafale Deal Aren't Being Shared
The government and Dassault say that the new Rafale deal is far more comprehensive

Confidentiality clause in 58,000-crore Rafale deal. Details of prices can only be shared if there is legal dispute. Congress alleges inflated prices, crony capitalism, government denies

by Vishnu Som

Exactly a week after Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman promised to

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'Win-Win Situation' Says French Envoy On Rafale Deal

'Win-Win Situation' Says French Envoy On Rafale Deal

French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler said Rafale purchase is "win-win" deal for both countries

NEW DELHI: Alexandre Ziegler, the French Ambassador to India has said the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets is a "win-win partnership" for both countries.

The Congress and the BJP have been exchanging barbs over the deal, announced during Prime

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Without Facts, Political Debates On Rafale Can Become A Petty Slugfest

Without Facts, Political Debates On Rafale Can Become A Petty Slugfest

French Navy Rafale omni-role combat plane taking off from aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle

by Amit Cowshish

The recent muckraking over the Rafale fighter jet deal has seen shots being exchanged between the Congress and the BJP over alleged overpricing and crony capitalism. The deal has a complicated history, starting from a selection by the UPA

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Prez clears ordinance amending Forest Act, bamboo not a 'tree' any more

Prez clears ordinance amending Forest Act, bamboo not a 'tree' any more

The brief ordinance, aimed at increasing bamboo plantations, states that clause seven in section 2 of the Act would omit the word bamboo.

President Ram Nath Kovind today cleared an ordinance amending the Indian Forest Act, omitting bamboo grown in non-forest areas from the definition of trees.

This would help in exempting it from requiring permits

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When Akshay Kumar gave a pep talk to Kapil Sharma

When Akshay Kumar gave a pep talk to Kapil Sharma<!doctype html> When Akshay Kumar gave a pep talk to Kapil Sharma When Akshay Kumar gave a pep talk to Kapil SharmaIt is a known fact that Kapil Sharma is unable to fulfil all the promotional commitments for his forthcoming production Firangi owing to his ill health. The comedian turned actor had earlier come out in the open to talk about his battle with
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