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How did a non-compliant MMRCA bid become L1?

Former IAF chief Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne with the Commander of the Rafale Squadron (Squadron Leader) Kubiak Thierry, General Jean-Paul Paloméros, Chief of Staff of the French Air Force and Col Jean-Pierre Moontegu, Base Commander St. Dizier Airbase, after a one hour sortie in a Rafale during a visit to France in May 2012 | Photo: IAF

With force numbers declining and options like the LCA and the FGFA seem to be falling short, why did successive air chiefs advocate a there-is-no-alternative approach to a non-compliant MMRCA bid?

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Obituary: MMRCA

This piece contains long sentences & might offend those without a sense of humor, Colonel Blimps on TV news, children, patent applicants and other cartoons. Reader discretion is advised.

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Star warriors: WhatsApp mocks status-conscious generals

Senior officers of the armed forces now need to check their public behavior to avoid being featured as the latest subject of gossip on social media among their own officers.

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What’s the deal with 61 Cavalry?

Journalist Man Aman Chhina has posted a blog about the participation of 61 Cavalry officers in a polo match with Pakistan at a time of tensions on the border.

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Antony: Blacklisting by association

The Indian defense ministry could now be blacklisting companies because of their association with other companies that have been debarred from doing business due to allegations of malpractice.

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What to expect at DefExpo 2014

A rough guide to India’s biennial land and maritime defense exhibition, DefExpo 2014. You’re welcome.

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Discount sale on at Qatar Airways

The middle-eastern airline has launched a three-day discount sale on tickets for trips to over 100 destinations for the next six months, starting midnight of September 04, 2012, local time, everywhere.

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India’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve – when to tap the barrel?

India, which imports nearly 80 percent of its crude consumption, is in the process of creating its own strategic petroleum reserve to cater to potential supply disruptions. But this reserve will require good judgment of India’s leadership for its proper administration and must not become a tool for populism during election year, argues Rajeev Lala.

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The Germans are Listening and the Drones have an Eavesdropper

This is only terribly exciting because a government has been caught doing something that tons of script-kiddies have been doing for more than fifteen years. What’s far more exciting is the virus that refuses to go away in America’s drones.

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The Threat in your Pant (Pocket)

These devices that are being passed off as phones aren’t phones at all. A phone used to be a mix of a speaker, a microphone, a dialer, and an antenna or wire to connect to a network. That’s it. Today’s handheld devices are computers, and very powerful ones at that.

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