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Why The Army’s Order For 118 Arjuns Is Its Last Despite Being India’s Most...

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Exclusive: Inside Sonam Wangchuk’s ‘Viral’ Solar-Heated Tent For The Indian Army

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India’s Silence Toward Myanmar Shows Its Wariness Of China

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How Did India Manage to Build an Advanced Fighter Jet Like the Tejas?

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Explained: What the India, China Military Disengagement In Ladakh Means

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On every one of these occasions, the users publicly praised the tank, talked of the virtues of indigenisation, spelt out the need for self-reliance, and got themselves photographed with the tank. But as soon as the VIP backs were turned, they returned the machines to the workshops, citing inaccuracy of the gun, overheating in the desert, erratic fire control system, poor suspension, unreliable gunner’s sight and so on. By the time the scientists got back after rectifying the flaws, import orders would have gone in hundreds for T-72s and T-90s. The scientists got so frustrated that Arjun’s creator, DRDO chief M Natarajan, broke into tears in a ministry meeting where snooty generals rubbished the tank. Another time the scientists, alleging sabotage by vested import interests, threatened to insert black box-like bugs in the tank to monitor mischief during user trials. The Army, too, had its case. The early tanks were too heavy for rail rakes and border bridges to take them. And, while the scientists were taking too long in the labs, newer technologies were coming into the market making Arjun obsolete. Anyway, all has ended well. And Natarajan, hopefully, is smiling. Tailpiece: In the 1930s, British PM Stanley Baldwin ordered the Royal Air Force to accept the Hampden, Wellington and Bristol Beaufort warplanes before the prototypes could be tested. That paid off in the Battle of Britain. When the German bombers came like locusts to bomb Britain into stone age, the RAF pilots met them in more than 10,000 of these rookie planes. That created what Winston Churchill would call “their finest hour”. Our bravehearts, too, will have their finest hour—when they trust our own wise minds of science.

Arjun Rides Again

by R Prasannan Arjun’s vishad yog has ended. He will ride to battle. The Mahabharat hero was seized by pangs of conscience, when he eyed...
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Key Question: Why Is China Backing Off Now?

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Drunk, Alons & Lost: Chinese Soldiers Crossing Over To Indian Side Suggests Medical Issues, Lack Of Training

Drunk, Alons & Lost: Chinese Soldiers Crossing Over To Indian Side Suggests Medical Issues,...

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J&K: Can State’s Internal Security Do Without Army?

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India’s Long Game With The Generals

India’s Long Game With The Generals

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China's Hydropower Strategy: Threats, Challenges And Responses

China’s Hydropower Strategy: Threats, Challenges And Responses

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