Month: January 2010

Blog: US guns for India a done deal?

It looks like India is going to purchase light artillery guns from the US after all. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified the US Congress of the sale of 145 units of the British Aerospace Land Systems’ M777 howitzer to India for US $ 647 million, offering a caveat saying, ‘this notice of a potential sale is required by law and does not mean the sale has been concluded’.

Blog: The cost of the Af-Pak withdrawal

What would be the objectives achieved by the US and it’s allies in Afghanistan? Will the departure of the US and its allies leave the region safer than before the US invaded Afghanistan? Would the Afghan people have hope left for a fair go; an even chance?

ST Kinetics denies blacklisting

The Singapore-based arms firm, which was earlier reported to have been blacklisted has questioned such a description of itself and has offered its books up scrutiny by Indian agencies.

50% Lt Cols promoted

The Indian Army has promoted more than 50% of its infantry and artillery Lieutenant Colonels, as well as a smaller percentage of armored officers to the rank of full Colonel.