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France ‘Did Not Choose Reliance In Any Way’: Hollande

After triggering a massive controversy with his statement that the Indian government gave Reliance Defence’s name as Dassault Aviation’s offset partner for Rafale deal, former French President Francois Hollande has reiterated that his government “did not choose Reliance in any way”. Speaking to AFP, Hollande said he was unaware if …

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Smaller Anti-Tank Missile To Follow NAG’s Success

An illustration of a man-portable anti-tank guided missile (MPATGM) – Representation by Sandeep Unnithan For a country that has developed intercontinental ballistic missiles, the failure to develop a 4 km range missile to destroy battle tanks is a conundrum. Last year, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) completed the …

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Without Rafale, HAL Stares At Idle Capacity Problem

While the political class continues exchanging accusations and counter accusations over the Rafale deal, officials and staff at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) are staring at an uncertain future. Post Rafale miss, the over 30,000 upset officials and staff at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) are a worried lot. For, …

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