Free Press Journal
  • Modi’s personal culpability in Rafale scam: Shourie, Sinha

    New Delhi : Alleging Narendra Modi’s “personal culpability” in the Rafale jet purchases, former BJP Ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie on Tuesday accused the Prime Minister of “compromising national security” by unilaterally finalising the deal, shunning every rule of military procurement.

  • In a first, India refuels Tejas fighter midair

    Bengaluru : In a first, India’s defence behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) on Monday refuelled a Tejas fighter aircraft midair over Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, said the company here.

  • IAF Vice Chief back Rafale, says it is beautiful, will add teeth to IAF’s combat capabilities

    New Delhi: In the midst of a raging political squabble over purchase of 36 Rafale jets, the Vice Chief of the IAF said Wednesday that the “beautiful” aircraft will give India “unprecedented” combat capabilities and those criticising the deal must understand the procurement norms. Air Marshal S B Deo also indicated unhappiness over delay in delivery of indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft Tejas by the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and suggested that private sector

  • Rafale Deal: A bold initiative

    India’s longest serving Defence Minister A. K. Antony will go down in history as its worst as well. He deprived the armed forces of badly needed equipment. Armed forces were denied urgently needed equipment because Saint Antony did not want to sign any procurement agreement with foreign suppliers, for fear that it might sully his reputation for being honest. What use that honesty if the nation has to suffer?  And in the