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Army Doctors Flee Conflict Zones, Bunch Up In Safe Delhi

Army Doctors Flee Conflict Zones, Bunch Up In Safe Delhi

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), the auditor of governments and state-run companies, has exposed a fairly large gap in medical skills in the armed forces.   The…

India’s Defence PSU HAL Leans On Domestic Monopoly

India’s Defence PSU HAL Leans On Domestic Monopoly

India has been spending approximately Rs 10,000 to Rs 11,000 crore every year in importing arms. But with debates on India’s defence preparedness heating up and a greater stress on…

The World’s Most Economical Missile Programmes?

The World’s Most Economical Missile Programmes?

The recent launch of the AGNI 5, the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) makes it a good time to look at how the DRDO (Defence Research Development Organization) is managing its…

Defence Forces: The Yawning Gap Between Allocations & Spend

Defence Forces: The Yawning Gap Between Allocations & Spend

A letter reportedly written by Army General V K Singh triggered a raging controversy after it claimed that, among other failings in defence capabilities, India’s existing air defence systems cannot…

5-Year Study Shows Salaries Rise But Spending On Arms Slow Down

5-Year Study Shows Salaries Rise But Spending On Arms Slow Down

An ongoing war of words between Chief of Army Staff V.K. Singh and the Indian Government highlighted the deficiencies in the fighting capabilities, especially in arms and armaments.   IndiaSpend’s…

The Army’s Wage Bill

The Army’s Wage Bill

A recent army-related controversy centred around a letter sent by Indian Army Chief General V K Singh to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing concern over the state of the…

Army Chief Complains, Navy Gets To Spend It

Army Chief Complains, Navy Gets To Spend It

India’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General V K Singh kicked up a holy row last week by revealing that he had been offered a Rs 14 crore bribe by…