Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

On Jan, 04, 1990, a local Urdu newspaper, Aftab, published a press release issued by Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, asking all Pandits to leave the Valley immediately. Al Safa, another local daily repeated the warning.These warnings were followed by Kalashnikov-wielding masked Jehadis carrying out military-type marches openly....

America and the Iran-China Bond

America and the Iran-China Bond

During the recent visit of the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian to China, Chinese Foreign Minister Wan Yi reaffirmed China’s opposition to unilateral sanctions by the US against Iran but backed efforts to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed in 2015. Yi said China firmly...

The 14th Round of Talks in Ladakh:  And the PLA’S Training Mobilisation Order 2022

The 14th Round of Talks in Ladakh:  And the PLA’S Training Mobilisation Order 2022

On 4th January 2022, the Chairman of the Chinese Central Military Commission (CMC), Xi Jinping, signed and issued the Training Mobilisation Order (TMO) to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) for the new year. This TMO is relatively short, 206 characters, compared to the last years one which was 636 characters. It...

America and the Iran-China Bond

America and the Iran-China Bond

During the recent visit of the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian to China, Chinese Foreign Minister Wan Yi reaffirmed China’s opposition to unilateral sanctions by the US against Iran but backed efforts to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed in 2015. Yi said China firmly...

The 14th Round of Talks in Ladakh:  And the PLA’S Training Mobilisation Order 2022

The 14th Round of Talks in Ladakh:  And the PLA’S Training Mobilisation Order 2022

On 4th January 2022, the Chairman of the Chinese Central Military Commission (CMC), Xi Jinping, signed and issued the Training Mobilisation Order (TMO) to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) for the new year. This TMO is relatively short, 206 characters, compared to the last years one which was 636 characters. It...

USS Connecticut (SSN-22): I am not that Innocent!

USS Connecticut (SSN-22): I am not that Innocent!

A continental power adheres to a “closed-sea” concept, while a maritime power adheres to an “open-sea” concept. This difference also informs the naval strategy chosen by both, a maritime power seeks to preserve “access” (offensive strategy) and a continental power seeks “denial” (defensive strategy) at...

Managing a Congested Airspace over the Future Battle Area

Managing a Congested Airspace over the Future Battle Area

The number of platforms and projectiles in the Tactical Battle Area (TBA) has increased exponentially. The friendly and adversary aerial systems are not only increasing in numbers, but are also of a variety of sizes from micro UAVs to large aircraft and they are also travelling from very slow speeds to many times faster...

Does the World need Ethical Weapons?

Does the World need Ethical Weapons?

Artificial intelligence-powered weapons have radically transformed the battlefield. But can, or should they also be made to follow ethical rules? Although many nations still practice the tried and tested military tactics and techniques of World War II vintage, major powers, particularly the US, China, Russia and Israel,...

Increasing Retirement Ages vis-à-vis Savings in Defence Spending & Pension: A Discussion

Increasing Retirement Ages vis-à-vis Savings in Defence Spending & Pension: A Discussion

Introduction & Acknowledgements Study of military history in our Defence institutions appear to dominate our thought process so much that we appear to ignore other realities of the present, even the recent past. One such is the ephemeral proposal of reducing the outgo on pay and pensions in the Defence budget by...

Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

On Jan, 04, 1990, a local Urdu newspaper, Aftab, published a press release issued by Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, asking all Pandits to leave the Valley immediately. Al Safa, another local daily repeated the warning.These warnings were followed by Kalashnikov-wielding masked Jehadis carrying out military-type marches openly....

India needs to Forcefully respond to Chinese Psychological Operations

India needs to Forcefully respond to Chinese Psychological Operations

Winters used to be looked upon as a lie-low time along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China.  In present times, the extreme cold conditions are utilised by China for launching sophisticated information battles and psychological operations. This year the intensity seems to be more than normal. In India there is an...

Indo–Pacific Oceans Initiative

Indo–Pacific Oceans Initiative

Concept of Indo-Pacific Eminent historian and scholar Radhakumud Mookerjee in his seminal work on Indian Shipping, while tracing the history of maritime activities of Indians from historic times, brought out that India was linked with all major movements in the world which had influenced the history of mankind. In his...

Indigenous IJT Completes Six Turn Spin

Indigenous IJT Completes Six Turn Spin

The Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT), designed and developed by HAL for stage –II training of IAF pilots has successfully demonstrated the capability to carry out six turn spins to the LH and RH sides. The aircraft was piloted by Gp. Capt HV Thakur (Retd) and Gp. Capt A Menon (Retd). Given the right resources and...

C4ISR and Autonomous Capabilities

C4ISR and Autonomous Capabilities

A military leader, as a pre-condition, must be able to exercise Command and Control (C2) over the forces subordinated to him if he is to accomplish his mission. The United States (US) Department of Defence defines C2 as the exercise of authority and direction by a properly designated commander over assigned and attached...

Rosoboronexport Presented top 5 new Russian Export Products of 2021

Rosoboronexport Presented top 5 new Russian Export Products of 2021

Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has summed up its efforts to promote Russian weapons and military equipment on the world market in 2021. “In 2021, the global arms market has largely adapted to work under coronavirus pandemic conditions. Exhibition activities have resumed largely, contacts...

Interviews / Spotlight

India’s Friendship with Afghan People – for a Common Humanity

India’s Friendship with Afghan People – for a Common Humanity

“Yaari hai iman mera, yaar meri zindangi”- ardor of Zanjeer movie and amity of Aye Mere Payare Watan-...

Decoding the Ukraine-Kazakhstan Chessboard

Decoding the Ukraine-Kazakhstan Chessboard

Before the Russia-US talks on Ukraine could commence on January 10 in Geneva, followed by a Russia-NATO Council...

A Heart-Wrenching Episode!

A Heart-Wrenching Episode!

Invite to the Wedding This spring, at the request and insistence of my best friend, I went to his wedding in Razi village at Khoy district of Iran on the border with Turkey. I thought the villagers had not yet been conquered by the psychosis of technology (faster communication with the least accuracy). They would naturally be better human beings than the townspeople, but this was not the...

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The Story of the Afghans Deportation!

Places and Regions Places, locations, and regions are usually remembered and continued for the one or two specific characteristics they may have. One has seen the village of Masouleh has the memory of the beauty of human life in the heart of the forest. And one has seen the beautiful beaches of Bushehr has kept the depth of the sea in their minds. This time, we hear from “Askarabad of Tehran,” and those were forced to enter this village in...

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Rezang La Memorial at Chushul, in Ladakh

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh with the Brigadier R.V. Jatar (Retd.) who had participated in...

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Air Show at the inauguration of the Purvanchal Expressway, in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi witnessing the Air Show at the inauguration of the Purvanchal Expressway,...

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The Occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh paying homage to the fallen heroes at National War Memorial,...

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Short Span Bridging System (SSBS)-10m

The Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane inducts the Short Span Bridging System...

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Interacting with the veterans, at Leh, Ladakh

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh interacting with the veterans, at Leh, Ladakh on June 27, 2021.

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