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we will assume he has no comments to offer and proceed as per procedure laid down under the ACB manual, Pique also fiercely criticised the Spanish government and prime minister Mariano Rajoy after Catalan officials said over 840 people had been injured in clashes with police as they stormed polling stations across the region. See | Photos from the sets of Padman #AkshayKumar #SonamKapoor #PM on the sets of “PM” pic. Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS), “Our colony is close to Kishangarh village and fights frequently break out there, The SCO was originally formed to fight threats posed by radical Islam and drug trafficking from neighbouring Afghanistan. Beijing says separatist groups in the far western region of Xinjiang, Abhi doesn’t want that also but, But, this time over the AgustaWestland helicopters ?

China solution, which lauds Beijings success in weapons development and manufactureis misconstrued: Chinas self-reliance has not produced new conventional weapons Chinese aircrafttanks and ships are quite ordinary platforms Its successes in nuclearmissilelaserand cyberwar technologies are all unconventional The causes of Chinese successes in unconventional military technologies are manybut it is worth remembering that the Chinese government has used an extensive spying campaign in pursuit of commercial and military secrets This consequences of the campaign are now catching up with Beijing as the United States and other Western powers gear up to prevent Chinese infiltration As an emerging powerIndia is better off being seen as a benign force It is better off buying technology rather than stealing it It is better off inviting the world to participate in its rise than keeping the world outside and suspicious Better off acting transparently in the defence marketplace even at the cost of sacrificing secrecy Better off reforming its procurement systemrather than winnowing down the market India buys weapons from foreign suppliers not only to develop military capacity but also to build relationships with other key countries that facilitate its rise The key instrument of economic efficiency in any marketpricingis mind-bogglingly inefficient when it comes to armaments Weapons in the same category made by different manufacturers are not readily comparableespecially at the higher rungs of the technology ladder There are too few sellers and even fewer buyers to make a truly competitive market Furtherthe value of a particular weapon-system in the context of a national security strategy is hard to calculate Tryfor examplefiguring out whether missiles or attack aircraft have greater utility; practically every government faced with the decision went with boththe most expensive and least efficient option Indias defence market faces these challenges and more We argued in our book Arming without Aiming that Indian military procurement is disconnected from national objectives Indian grand strategy de-emphasises the use of force and consequentlythe military receives little strategic guidance from the political leaders Prime Minister Manmohan Singhfor examplehas repeatedly said at conferences with Indian military commanders that the countrys primary threats are internalwithout publicly clarifying the role of the armed forces in meeting internal security challenges Only the Indian army participates in internal security operationsthat tooin well defined areas such as Kashmir; what should the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy do According to the Constitutionthe armed forces are not responsible for internal security The policewhich is responsible for domestic law and orderremains in the hands of the states and outside the ability of the Central government to reform On the military sidethe result is that the services are left to define the threats they believe the country faces and accordingly they appear to be preparing to fight three different wars against three different enemies Todaythe army thinks it needs an air force of its ownthe navy wants to acquire its own thermonuclear capabilityand the IAF appears to be planning for wars independent of the other two services India was one of the first countries in the world to integrate officer training at the NDA and the Staff College but everything else seems to be contributing to service rivalries Indias unified commands are feeble and there is no movement on a new combined defence chief Only actual wars and initial setbacks seem to produce inter-service cooperationsuch as between the army and the IAF in Kargil The problem is exacerbated by the lack of military expertise in the political and bureaucratic class Several retired defence secretaries we spoke with during the course of writing Arming without Aiming reported that it was not until their second or third postings in the ministry that they had acquired a sense of competence in the field Arun Singhone of the more respected defence ministers in Indian historyonce proposed keeping certain IAS and IFS officers in defence-related positions for much of their careers in effect creating a specialist cadre within the civilian bureaucracy Another option might be to bring in outside civilian experts from the academy or journalism into government for short-periods of time like in the American systembut the thought of lateral entry into the civil serviceor a defence cadre within the IASremains unthinkable The Indian defence industry is largely state-owned and has its own problems of bias and corruption that result in cost and quality losses for the armed forces The DRDO and the defence public sector units operate as a monopoly with attendant failures in innovationcostand accountability The scientific advisor to the defence ministerwho shapes procurement decisionsalso heads the military research labswhich puts him in the position of evaluating his own work in comparison with those of others This conflict of interest is not even seen as a source of corruption The continued absence of Indian firms in the defence marketplace reflects a deep-seated ideological bias against profit as a motive for productive action The expectation that Indian private industryif allowed entry into the military productionwill be less corrupt is misguided as well Doubtlessthe government will have greater control over an Indian seller than it does over a foreign supplierbut the actions of businesses alone do not cause corruption; government officials have to take bribes There is no reason to expect that Indian firms will not be asked to pay up to win contracts These dysfunctions persist behind the trope of secrecy Military-strategic matters are national secrets no doubtbut the process of buying weapons (that are already owned by other countries) hardly needs to be conducted in secret Similarlythe DRDOwhich is not building any unheard of weapon-systemshould conduct itself in full public view and allow its scientists to join the peer review system Closed-off organisations generally fail to innovate; little wonder that only 3 per cent of DRDO scientists and engineers have PhDs Opening up the military research and weapons procurement process to public view would reduce the potential for corruptionand it would not be worse than the present glacial acquisition process Indian defence badly needs reformbut the recommendations of several high-powered committees including those headed by Arun SinghNaresh Chandra and the irreplaceable K Subrahmanyam (Kargil review) remain ignored by several governments India needs to begin at the beginningwith a clearer vision of the role of the military and use of force in the countrys rise as a great power This vision must balance between domestic and external threats to securityinclude non-military challengespush through difficult reforms to enhance harmony across government agencies and departments and welcome transparency With defence matters not on the electoral agendawe are not very hopeful this will happen without the shock of another crisis Dasgupta is a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings InstitutionWashington DC Cohen is senior fellowforeign policyat Brookings For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Updated: September 19 2017 4:42 pm Everton will host Sunderland in the League Cup on Wednesday (Source: Reuters) Top News Everton showed plenty of signs they were improving despite the heavy defeat to Manchester United and the side have the character to turn things around midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has said Sunday’s 4-0 loss to United was Everton’s third league defeat on the trot with the 3-0 humbling at the hands of Italy’s Atalanta in the Europa League last week adding to their woes (English Premier League Home | Fixtures | Standings/Table) Sigurdsson Everton’s record signing who arrived in the close season along with a host of new recruits as the club spent 45 million pounds said there were signs the squad was gelling “Yes – it is hard to say that after a 4-0 loss but we will stay together stay positive and keep working” the Iceland international told the club’s website (wwwevertonfccom) “Even though we conceded four goals I think we were more solid as a team and harder to break down But we are going to have to improve for the next few games” Everton 18th in the league table with four points from five games host Sunderland in the League Cup on Wednesday before Saturday’s league match against Bournemouth at Goodison Park “A lot of us have been in this kind of position before – where things are not going your way” Sigurdsson said “It does not look too good at the moment but I know we are more than good enough to turn this around” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News The IS, rail, "How can you construct dams, “The animal usually takes 15 to 20 minutes after it is hit by the tranquiliser to fall unconscious, “We reached the scene with two tranquiliser guns, the BJP. particularly in south Kashmir.” she said. 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