F-16 Block 70 or Gripen E for Indian Air Force

Current strength of our Air force is 34 squadrons against the authorised strength of 42 squadrons. Initially Indian government signed to buy 126 Rafale Fighter jets from French Company Dassault Aviation.Out of 126, 18 jets were to be purchased in ‘ready to fly’ condition and rest 108 were to be manufactured in India, but after … Continue reading F-16 Block 70 or Gripen E for Indian Air Force

Rafale Deal Controversy: A political fight to demoralise our forces

Congress launched fresh salvo on the government over the Rafale deal during the winter session of the parliament. Congress slammed the deal, terming it a scam of Rs 50,000 crore. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman rejected opposition’s demand to disclose the breakdown price of the Rafale deal. Opposition refused to accept the reason given by the … Continue reading Rafale Deal Controversy: A political fight to demoralise our forces

Defence Budget 2018 is another farce, 1.58% allocated for defence

  In the union budget for the financial year 2018-19, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocated Rs 2,95,511.41 crore for defence.  The defence budget is hiked by 7.81 % by the previous year’s budget.  Out of the total outlay for defence only Rs 99,563.41 is allocated for capital expenditure which includes modernisation expenditure for the forces, … Continue reading Defence Budget 2018 is another farce, 1.58% allocated for defence