Rafale Deal: Being Too Clever by Half

Rafale Deal: Being Too Clever by Half

by Gautam Navlakha

All the surveys and ratings cannot protect those who get weighed under their own lies and they also singe those who come to defend lies. As the story of Rafale gradually unravels, we are now witnessing some tough questions being posed to the Government. It is not about the quality of the fighter plane chosen after a long drawn

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Army’s $2-B Ammunition Program Faces Delays

Army’s $2-B Ammunition Program Faces Delays
Army’s $2-B Ammunition Program Faces Delays

Defence Ministry yet to issue clarifications on the ‘Request for Proposal’ to leading players

by Nayanima Basu

The much-awaited $2-billion ammunition program of the Indian Army is facing inordinate delays as the Defence Ministry is yet to issue a revised Request for Proposal (RFP) to leading players eyeing the deal.

The Defence Ministry issued

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Indian Defence Companies May Get Customs Duty Relief

Indian Defence Companies May Get Customs Duty Relief
Indian Defence Companies May Get Customs Duty Relief

Move can create a level playing field as foreign OEMs already enjoy the tax break

by Nayanima Basu

In an effort to soothe the nerves of Indian defence firms, the Centre is mulling Customs duty exemption on the import of spare parts under programmes that were rolled out before April 1, 2017.

The exemption will be granted in order to bring the Indian

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