Maintaining the invisible line in civil-military relations

The eighty-seventh anniversary of the Indian Air Force (IAF) closed on a somewhat sombre note a few weeks ago with the media flashing images of the Raksha Mantri (RM) in France performing ‘shastra puja’ rituals on the first Rafale aircraft that adorned IAF tri-colour roundels and the controversy that inevitably followed. Clearly, the operational significance of the IAF […]

Ayodhya case: CJI to meet UP chief secy, DGP

NEW DELHI: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi is likely to have a meeting with Uttar Pradesh chief secretary and director general of police on Friday to assess the law and order arrangement in the state ahead of the verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute case to be pronounced next […]

Moody’s lowers India’s outlook to ‘negative’

MUMBAI: Global rating agency Moody’s Investors Service (“Moody’s”) has lowered the outlook on the government of India’s ratings to negative from stable and affirmed the Baa2 foreign-currency and local-currency long-term issuer ratings. Moody’s also affirmed India’s local-currency senior unsecured rating and other short-term local-currency rating. In response, the government on […]

Ratul forced me to make false statement: Wife

NEW DELHI: Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath’s nephew Ratul Puri, in custody for the last 80 days in the AgustaWestland bribery and other money laundering cases, faces fresh trouble as his wife Kavita has accused him of forcing her to make a false statement to the ED. Kavita, who […]

Pak’s U-turn: Kartarpur pilgrims to carry passports

NEW DELHI: Faced with conflicting reports from Pakistan about the identity document Kartarpur pilgrims need to carry, the Indian government on Thursday declared India will go purely by the MoU that calls for pilgrims to have their passports on them. After Pakistan PM Imran Khan tweeted recently that pilgrims will […]

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