Tour of Duty and the Mess Surrounding It

Tour of Duty and the Mess Surrounding It

According to an article by Mr Dinaker Peri carried in The Hindu on May 21 2022, driven by the stale argument of a compulsion to reduce the costs of salaries and pensions of the Defense Forces alone, the Government is set to roll out ‘Tour of Duty’ for recruitment of personnel into armed forces, this time with a...

Soft Kill Air Defence Weapon Systems: The Better Alternative?

Soft Kill Air Defence Weapon Systems: The Better Alternative?

In recent times, drone and ballistic missile attacks have increasingly been in the news with one of the most targeted countries being Saudi Arabia which has had to defend itself against weekly drone and missile attacks by the Houthis. The 2019 drone attack by the Houthis using ten drones struck two key oil...

Anjum Accelerates Proxy War on India

Anjum Accelerates Proxy War on India

It is not unusual for Pakistan to draw attention away from the turmoil within by stoking fires in India. Imran Khan is blaming America for his removal and is calling for fresh elections. The economy is in a poor state. There is tension between Taliban and Pakistan; Taliban blames Pakistan for attempts to fence the...

Anjum Accelerates Proxy War on India

Anjum Accelerates Proxy War on India

It is not unusual for Pakistan to draw attention away from the turmoil within by stoking fires in India. Imran Khan is blaming America for his removal and is calling for fresh elections. The economy is in a poor state. There is tension between Taliban and Pakistan; Taliban blames Pakistan for attempts to fence the...

Xi Jinping will lead China for record third time, but is much weaker than we think

Xi Jinping will lead China for record third time, but is much weaker than we think

The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will be held in Beijing in November this year. About 2,300 delegates, representing an estimated 90 million members, will meet in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing and decide the fate of China for the next five years at least. The CCP Congress will...

Indo-Sino geopolitical strategies in Sri Lanka through the lenses of Buddhism

Indo-Sino geopolitical strategies in Sri Lanka through the lenses of Buddhism

When Mackinder coined the phrase “Heartland Theory” in 1904, the importance of Sri Lanka as a strategic location was not widely recognized by the European powers. However, today the gravity of Indian ocean as an indispensable factor to the global governance challenges “Heartland Theory” of Mackinder. Perhaps,...

Tour of Duty and the Mess Surrounding It

Tour of Duty and the Mess Surrounding It

According to an article by Mr Dinaker Peri carried in The Hindu on May 21 2022, driven by the stale argument of a compulsion to reduce the costs of salaries and pensions of the Defense Forces alone, the Government is set to roll out ‘Tour of Duty’ for recruitment of personnel into armed forces, this time with a...

Soft Kill Air Defence Weapon Systems: The Better Alternative?

Soft Kill Air Defence Weapon Systems: The Better Alternative?

In recent times, drone and ballistic missile attacks have increasingly been in the news with one of the most targeted countries being Saudi Arabia which has had to defend itself against weekly drone and missile attacks by the Houthis. The 2019 drone attack by the Houthis using ten drones struck two key oil...

Pakistan Army: Twice ‘Bitten’ by TTP, Yet Not Shy!

Pakistan Army: Twice ‘Bitten’ by TTP, Yet Not Shy!

For years, Pakistan army’s media wing Inter Services Public Relation [ISPR] had been claiming that it was the unholy nexus between New Delhi and previous regimes in Kabul which was solely responsible for unending spate of terrorist violence within the country. So, when Taliban seized power in Afghanistan last year,...

Is Pakistan Reinventing its Kashmir Strategy?

Is Pakistan Reinventing its Kashmir Strategy?

Pakistan appears to have been trying to reinvent its efforts to politicize and internationalize Jammu & Kashmir issue. The present Pakistani strategy appears to have adopted a more global approach with international legal process as its corner stone, with the sole intention to trap India. By doing this, Pakistan has...

On ‘Targeted’ Killings and Violence in Kashmir

On ‘Targeted’ Killings and Violence in Kashmir

The cold-blooded murder of Manzoor Ahmad Bangroo in Pattan area of South Kashmir on Friday is the latest incident of ongoing targeted killings by terrorists in Kashmir. The deceased was a sarpanch [an elected village-level functionary who acts as an interphase between the government and village community], and his...

Capacity, Autonomy and Venality: The Larger Challenges of Governance

Capacity, Autonomy and Venality: The Larger Challenges of Governance

Mr. Suba Rao, previously RBI Governor, has stirred a hornet’s nest by calling the IAS’ elitist, self-serving, perpetuating a set of bureaucrats who are out of touch with reality and wallow in their privileges and social status and have lost their courage of conviction to stand up for what is right’. As if this is...

SKM Technologies opens its state of the art 70,000 sft new facility at Aerospace Park in Adibatla

SKM Technologies opens its state of the art 70,000 sft new facility at Aerospace Park in Adibatla

Private industry can access government test systems and facilities for strengthening Indian defence industries: Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Chairman DRDO SKM Technologies Pvt Ltd, industry partner of DRDO involved in manufacturing of Aerospace and Defence components inaugurated its state-of-the-art 70,000 sft advanced...

Boeing Starliner En Route to International Space Station

Boeing Starliner En Route to International Space Station

The Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station after successfully performing the planned orbital insertion burn 31 minutes into flight. The spacecraft is expected to dock with the space station after a nearly 24-hour journey in low Earth orbit, bringing together the Boeing-built...

DSIT signed an MOU with the Al Fattan Group for Supply Advanced Underwater Sonar Systems

DSIT signed an MOU with the Al Fattan Group for Supply Advanced Underwater Sonar Systems

The sonar systems, which Al Fattan will provide to local customers, will be used to protect sensitive facilities and strategic assets in the UAE DSIT, a leading developer of cutting-edge maritime defense and security solutions, is happy to announce the signing of an MOU with the Al Fattan Group for the supply of its...

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How to prevent assets from going AWOL in the military environment

How to prevent assets from going AWOL in the military environment

Armies and military bases have to keep track of a considerable amount of assets, from big-ticket items such as...

Xi Jinping’s Global Security Initiative

Xi Jinping’s Global Security Initiative

Amid the ongoing Ukraine conflict, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered the keynote speech at the annual Boao...

Is the Presence of ISIS in Afghanistan an Objective Fact or a Western Propaganda?

Is the Presence of ISIS in Afghanistan an Objective Fact or a Western Propaganda?

People’s Hatred of ISIS in Afghanistan Today’s analysis, forecasts, and surveys in Afghanistan also confirm that the emergence of the phenomenon of ISIL in this country is a program of foreign and Western origin to compensate for the defeat of ISIL in impossible ways.Afghans believe that most of Afghanistan’s people do not react positively to Salafi terrorist, extremist, and takfirist groups....

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18 Punjab Operations in High Altitude Terrain of Kargil

Like most other days at Drass, 03 December 1971, was again a chilly day. The bone-chilling afternoon deterred all activity, but we had found out a method to beat back the freezing cold. Our prolonged deployment at Drass and the large open area adjoining our field fortifications had turned us into accomplished baseball players. Baseball had become our favourite game. And as we played baseball during that afternoon, our Commanding Officer,...

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Presidential Fleet Review-2022

The President Ram Nath Kovind at the Presidential Fleet Review-2022 at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh on...

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Exhibition of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

The Union Minister for Defencei Rajnath Singh visiting the exhibition of Defence Research and Development...

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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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