Reflex Action

Nantoo Banerjee

Union Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley’s open invitation to Russian firms, last week, to set up joint ventures with Indian companies to manufacture advanced military platforms through technology transfers couldn’t have at a more appropriate time as India gears up to overhaul its decades-old slow-moving defence production programme. India is the world’s largest defence and security gears importer.

Arun Srivastava

Dalit vs Dalit. The battle line has finally been drawn. While the Opposition’s pick Meira Kumar will challenge the NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind with the motto to strengthen and uphold secular values, on his part Kovind will facilitate Sangh to reinvent itself and usher the country into a new polity with a distinct Hindutva super-structure.