S. Raghotham

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DefExpo goes into depression

When it became known some years ago that India planned to spend over a $100 billion in buying military equipment over the ensuing decade, foreign military equipment makers salivated at the opportunity, and rushed to India, building offices in Delhi and engineering and R&D centres and partnerships, signing up Indian partners for joint ventures, showing their “commitment to India”, and pouring thousands of dollars into participating in India’s two biannual flagship military exhibitions, DefExpo in the capital’s Pragati Maidan and AeroIndia Show at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru.

Little Laila was taught that God creates everyone and also leads everyone back to Godself after death. So, she prayed: “Dear God, instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don’t you just keep the ones you got now?” Laila’s prayer may never be answered; but, Easter does assure us that life, not death, is what we’re created for.

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.