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Ajai Shukla
Business Standard columnist on strategic affairs, defence and diplomacy. Former army colonel, now based in New Delhi
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's National Security Strategy report sees certain rivalry with China. Proposes jointly defining the Line of Actual Control (LAC). In a HUGE proposal, moots giving China access to Indian ports if Beijing "shows understanding of our core interests”.
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Ajai Shukla Apr 20
Replying to @rkarnad
That makes sense. Hard to think of anything harder fought than Stalingrad, Kursk etc... the Russo-German front.
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Ajai Shukla Apr 20
The Battles of Kohima and Imphal that mentions was chosen by a jury of distinguished historians as the greatest battle of World War II. The high water mark of Japan’s expansion west, from where they were bloodily driven back across Burma.
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Ajai Shukla Apr 20
Replying to @syedmohdmurtaza
Why not!
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Ajai Shukla Apr 20
Go, go... INS Imphal. Fair winds and following seas and may you long protect our shores.
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Ajai Shukla Apr 20
The third destroyer of Project 15B was launched today. Am brimming with delight at its name — INS Imphal — the first warship named after a northeast city in one of the Seven Sister states. For me it’s a personal joy, having served in Manipur and long admired its wonderful people.
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Ajai Shukla Apr 19
EXCLUSIVE: Reviving memories of how the Indian Army had to turn to Israel during the 1999 Kargil conflict, the army has now placed urgent requests on Russia for ammo: Igla-S ground-to-air missiles, SMERCH rockets, Mango armour-piercing tank ammo and more..
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Ajai Shukla Apr 19
Hindustan Aeronautics Intermediate Jet Trainer flies again after an extensive two-year redesign. With the HTT-40 basic trainer completing trials, and HAL having built the Hawk fleet, an indigenous IJT will complete an all-Indian trainer fleet.
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Ajai Shukla Apr 19
Under a terror accused, on bail, gets to be a political leader... and can publicly insult the memory of a brave policeman who laid down his life fighting terrorists. This is the India the BJP has for us. Where bravehearts are insulted unless they toe the saffron line.
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Ajai Shukla Apr 19
What more do you need to know about 's love for our soldiers and policemen? Here's Sadhvi Pragya, accused of terrorism, out on bail and now a BJP candidate, insulting an Ashok Chakra awardee, Hemant Karkare, who laid down his life fighting terrorists. Any action, BJP??
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Business Standard Apr 19
's Intermediate Jet Trainer flies again after extensive re-design The success of IJT – also called Hindustan Jet Trainer – 36, or the Sitara – is crucial for both HAL and the Indian Air Force reports
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Ajai Shukla Apr 18
Even giving a ticket to an out-on-bail terror accused is not going to stop modibhakts from continuing to argue that Modi needs five more years to implement his economic reforms!
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Ajai Shukla Apr 17
India's ASAT test provides deterrence only against Chinese "hit-to-kill" strikes on Indian satellites. But China will most likely target Indian satellites thru cyber and directed energy strikes. For wider deterrence India will have to do (and invest) more.
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Ajai Shukla Apr 18
Even giving a ticket to an out-on-bail terror accused is not going to stop modibhakts from continuing to argue that Modi needs five more years to implement his economic reforms!
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Ajai Shukla Apr 18
Replying to @Sherbir
And I hope you paid heed...!
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Ajai Shukla Apr 18
Replying to @NarangVipin @ShivAroor
Shooo...!
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Ajai Shukla Apr 17
India's ASAT test provides deterrence only against Chinese "hit-to-kill" strikes on Indian satellites. But China will most likely target Indian satellites thru cyber and directed energy strikes. For wider deterrence India will have to do (and invest) more.
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Ajai Shukla Apr 16
Have served with army dogs in Nagaland and Jammu & Kashmir and, in fact, owe my life to one's prompt detection of an IED. They have just the best temperament... I would unhesitatingly recommend one for adoption.
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Ajai Shukla Apr 16
On Karan Thapar's show on Tiranga TV, discussing the sweetheart tax settlement granted by the French government to Anil Ambani's company, just months after India bought the Rafale.
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Ajai Shukla Apr 15
Larsen & Toubro again reminds that it deserves a larger role in defence production. Two systems in which it plays major roles scored today: the Nirbhay cruise missile (now 3 successful tests out of 6) and before-time delivery of 3rd offshore patrol vessel.
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