Towards a Prompt Global Defence Architecture for India

Towards a Prompt Global Defence Architecture for India

India celebrated its national technology day on 11th May 2022 to celebrate the Shakti series of nuclear tests in 1998, that heralded an era of nuclear-armed India with a well-defined nuclear doctrine. It is a worthy occasion for celebrations in a world that has become more diffused, devious and dangerous. The overt...

Anti-Nationals versus Agniveers

Anti-Nationals versus Agniveers

Fire has two manifestations: Godly that creates, nurtures and sustains; and savage, that destroys and rejoices over the destruction of creations, achievements and accomplishments. The later variety was in stark evidence in many parts of the country, specially Bihar and some parts of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana...

Logistics and Stamina in War

Logistics and Stamina in War

“My logisticians are a humourless lot… they know if my campaign fails, they will be the first ones I will slay.” — Alexander the Great “Logistics comprises the means and arrangements which work out the plans of strategy and tactics. Strategy decides where to act, logistics brings the troops to this point.”...

Logistics and Stamina in War

Logistics and Stamina in War

“My logisticians are a humourless lot… they know if my campaign fails, they will be the first ones I will slay.” — Alexander the Great “Logistics comprises the means and arrangements which work out the plans of strategy and tactics. Strategy decides where to act, logistics brings the troops to this point.”...

Pakistan Military’s Dilemma Admist a Political Turmoil

Pakistan Military’s Dilemma Admist a Political Turmoil

Pakistan’s history since its creation has been full of political turbulence. Infighting amongst the provinces on linguistic and ethnic lines has always posed a unity challenge. While the power struggle between the so called democratic forces and the all-powerful military has been the underline to Pakistan’s...

Trench Warfare in the 21st Century: What Satellite Imagery Analysis reveals about Ukraine-Russia War

Trench Warfare in the 21st Century: What Satellite Imagery Analysis reveals about Ukraine-Russia War

Introduction The characteristics of war are rapidly changing in the 21st century. This change is due to the induction of latest weapon systems that can track and destroy enemy positions with pinpoint accuracy while reducing collateral damage. We are also witnessing new evolution in the modern battle field where-in...

Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile successfully flight-tested by DRDO & Indian Navy

Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile successfully flight-tested by DRDO & Indian Navy

Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) was successfully flight-tested by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Navy from an Indian Naval Ship at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha on June 24, 2022. The VL-SRSAM, a ship borne weapon system, is...

Military Service through a “Tour of Duty”

Military Service through a “Tour of Duty”

Introduction On 29th of July 2020 a brief write up by me was published in the Indian Defense Review (IDR), it was titled ‘Indian Army: A Nation Builder through Character, Leadership and Industry’. In this article the objective was to draw on the strength of our Armed Forces to highlight how they could be gainfully...

Laser Weapons: The Future of Air Defence?

Laser Weapons: The Future of Air Defence?

Israel recently announced the successful test of its Iron Beam laser weapon system that reportedly has the capability of intercepting rockets, mortars and anti-tank missiles. Called a game changer, it is claimed to be the world’s first energy-based missile defence system that employs a laser beam to strike down...

Anti-Nationals versus Agniveers

Anti-Nationals versus Agniveers

Fire has two manifestations: Godly that creates, nurtures and sustains; and savage, that destroys and rejoices over the destruction of creations, achievements and accomplishments. The later variety was in stark evidence in many parts of the country, specially Bihar and some parts of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana...

WTO Sealed a Package: India Emerged as Global Leader with Win-Win Outcome

WTO Sealed a Package: India Emerged as Global Leader with Win-Win Outcome

For the first time in a decade, the members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), a 164-nation body, have finalised a historic deal at the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12).The four-day MC12 was extended by two days as trade ministers negotiated through the night at WTO headquarters, next to Lake Geneva, and...

Countering Targeted Killings in Kashmir

Countering Targeted Killings in Kashmir

By targeting defenceless men and women belonging to the indigenous minority Hindu community as well as non-locals working in Kashmir, Pakistan sponsored terrorists have succeeded in creating a fear psychosis here. Unfortunately, rather than expressing solidarity and reassuring the terrorised people, local political...

Towards a Prompt Global Defence Architecture for India

Towards a Prompt Global Defence Architecture for India

India celebrated its national technology day on 11th May 2022 to celebrate the Shakti series of nuclear tests in 1998, that heralded an era of nuclear-armed India with a well-defined nuclear doctrine. It is a worthy occasion for celebrations in a world that has become more diffused, devious and dangerous. The overt...

Rosoboronexport to showcase Russian products at first National Security, Belarus-2022 Exhibition

Rosoboronexport to showcase Russian products at first National Security, Belarus-2022 Exhibition

Rosoboronexport JSC (part of Rostec State Corporation) will present the latest Russian security solutions and more than 350 items of military, dual-use and civilian products for all services and branches of the armed forces at the first National Security. Belarus-2022 Exhibition, which will be held from 22 to 25 June...

Tata Advanced Systems and L&T to deliver 100th Missile Launcher for the Akash Programme for IAF

Tata Advanced Systems and L&T to deliver 100th Missile Launcher for the Akash Programme for IAF

Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) have jointly delivered 100th Akash Air Force Launcher (AAFL) for the Indian Air Force, developed with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). This event was flagged off by Dr BHVS Narayana Murthy, DG-MSS, DRDO at the Vemagal facility of TASL...

Interviews / Spotlight

New Strategic Alignments Presuppose New Trade Routes

New Strategic Alignments Presuppose New Trade Routes

Partition of India in 1947 and the emergence of an endemic hostile state to our west have impeded the full growth...

Open Heart & Doors for Afghan People

Open Heart & Doors for Afghan People

“India stands by the people of Afghanistan in their difficult times and is ready to provide all possible disaster...

Pakistan: Why Enforced Disappearances go Unpunished!

Pakistan: Why Enforced Disappearances go Unpunished!

Islamabad High Court [IHC] Chief Justice Athar Minallah’s directions that the Federal Government should serve notices on General Pervez Musharraf and all other “successor Chief Executives” [former Prime Ministers] to explain why legal proceedings should not be initiated against them for alleged “subversion of the Constitution” through “undeclared tacit approval of the policy...

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Let Us Welcome the Agniveer

The Government announcement regarding the new recruitment policy for the Armed Forces appeared in the form of a scoop in newspapers on Tuesday, the 7th of June, 2022. The content made it clear that it was an informal ‘release’ by the Government, possibly because it wanted to test the water. A formal announcement was expected on the next day, but it has not been made as yet. The new policy has been encapsulated in two keywords:...

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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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