Whether or not the Modi government had any direct role to play in making Reliance Defence an offset partner of Dassault will be extremely hard to prove. But controversy over it is likely to linger for several more weeks in the Indian political landscape.
India and US signed the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) . COMCASA would give India access to sophisticated and advanced technologies from the United States while buying high-end American defence equipment.
The growing criticism of Sidhu’s “warm hug” to Pakistani army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa has led to a demand that the cricketer cum politician, who is now a minister in the Punjab government, should resign from his post.