The purchase of French Rafale fighter jets has proved a thorny issue for India’s ruling BJP party. Photo: EPA

How Modi’s Rafale defence deal has left India lagging China, Pakistan

India puts defence preparedness on the back burner as a result of the controversy over the purchase of Rafale fighter aircraft, even as regional rivals continue to arm rapidly

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The purchase of French Rafale fighter jets has proved a thorny issue for India’s ruling BJP party. Photo: EPA
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Ajai Shukla

Ajai Shukla

A former Indian Army colonel, Ajai Shukla is an analyst and commentator on defence and security affairs