Nagaland Killings Exposes Lack of Responsible Reporting

Nagaland Killings Exposes Lack of Responsible Reporting

Disclaimer: This piece is neither meant to justify the recent killing of civilians by security forces in Nagaland, nor find fault in a particular news portal. Au contraire, the sole objective is to highlight how truth and logic are ruthlessly trampled by the malaise of sensationalism which afflicts Indian media. The...

US Abandonment of Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan Could Be Boon for China

US Abandonment of Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan Could Be Boon for China

Former President Donald Trump recently expressed concern that the Chinese regime could gain control of Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, adding that his administration would have maintained control of the airbase upon a U.S. withdrawal from the country. Back in June, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark...

1971 War: Operations in Sind-Rajasthan

1971 War: Operations in Sind-Rajasthan

The border area of Rajasthan-Sind is generally desert terrain with very limited road and rail communications. The border area of Gujarat and Sind is mainly covered by the Rann of Kutch. The Indian Southern Command was responsible for the defence of the area of Rajasthan and Gujarat, with the exception of the Ganganagar...

US Abandonment of Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan Could Be Boon for China

US Abandonment of Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan Could Be Boon for China

Former President Donald Trump recently expressed concern that the Chinese regime could gain control of Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, adding that his administration would have maintained control of the airbase upon a U.S. withdrawal from the country. Back in June, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark...

The Question of Bosnia

The Question of Bosnia

Tensions in Bosnia and Herzegovina are not calming down. And if tensions in that state are a frequent occurrence, they have never been at the level as they are now. The reason for this is the announcement by Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik that he wants to regain the competencies of the Republika Srpska, which the...

The Upcoming Modi-Putin Bilateral Summit

The Upcoming Modi-Putin Bilateral Summit

The bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin on December 6, 2021, will be watched with interest world over, particularly by the US and China. The summit is an annual event though it did not take place last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei...

1971 War: Operations in Sind-Rajasthan

1971 War: Operations in Sind-Rajasthan

The border area of Rajasthan-Sind is generally desert terrain with very limited road and rail communications. The border area of Gujarat and Sind is mainly covered by the Rann of Kutch. The Indian Southern Command was responsible for the defence of the area of Rajasthan and Gujarat, with the exception of the Ganganagar...

Decision Making in War: Recalling India’s Military History

Decision Making in War: Recalling India’s Military History

War is a costly proposition and the currency of war is life and limb. Leaders at all levels are required to attain the results with minimum effort and risk to own forces. Unfortunately, Indian decision making has rarely considered this factor, and the case studies exemplify these. Having said that, it is reiterated...

March 1971 – Political Chess Played by Army Generals

March 1971 – Political Chess Played by Army Generals

Gen Yahya Khan President of Pakistan and Chief Martial Law Administrator (CMLA) Lt. Gen. Yakub                                   Martial law Administrator, Zone B (East Pakistan) Vice Admiral Ahsan                         Governor East Pakistan Lt. Gen. Abdul Hamid Khan Deputy CMLA and Chief of Staff (Pak...

Nagaland Killings Exposes Lack of Responsible Reporting

Nagaland Killings Exposes Lack of Responsible Reporting

Disclaimer: This piece is neither meant to justify the recent killing of civilians by security forces in Nagaland, nor find fault in a particular news portal. Au contraire, the sole objective is to highlight how truth and logic are ruthlessly trampled by the malaise of sensationalism which afflicts Indian media. The...

Manipur Ambush: Madness or a Method?

Manipur Ambush: Madness or a Method?

Incidents of terrorists ambushing security forces in India’s North East aren’t uncommon and nor does their barbaric practice of murdering security force personnel incapacitated in such attacks arouse a sense of revulsion.Yet, Saturday’s ambush in near S Sehken village under Behiang Police Station in Churachandpur...

Demographic invasion of India from the North East

Demographic invasion of India from the North East

First Published in print issue of Indian Defence Review (Vol 22.2) Apr-Jun, 2007 Six decades of ‘Indian effort’, still Seven Sisters have not been fully integrated with the main landmass. Thousands of crores of money has been pumped into the North East. In fact our  Central Govt is indirectly financing the...

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles completes handover of HX 8x8 Heavy Recovery Vehicles to New Zealand Defence Force

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles completes handover of HX 8x8 Heavy Recovery Vehicles to New Zealand Defence Force

Key facts Delivery complements already delivered Medium-heavy Operational Vehicles fleet. HX 8×8 Heavy Recovery Vehicles have enhanced recovery and mobility capabilities. 8×8 Heavy Recovery Vehicles meet current and future operational needs of the NZDF. Rheinmetall is pleased to announce the official handover of...

Lockheed Martin announces indigenous production capability of fighter wing shipset at TLMAL facility in Hyderabad

Lockheed Martin announces indigenous production capability of fighter wing shipset at TLMAL facility in Hyderabad

The partnership with TLMAL echoes Lockheed Martin’s commitment to supporting India’s defence manufacturing capabilities  Lockheed Martin today formally recognized Tata-Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Limited (TLMAL) as a potential future co-producer of fighter wings. A ceremonial event marking the first fighter wing...

On Navy Day 2021, Rolls-Royce salutes the Indian Navy and reiterates its commitment to serve the forces

On Navy Day 2021, Rolls-Royce salutes the Indian Navy and reiterates its commitment to serve the forces

New Delhi: As India celebrates Navy Day, Rolls-Royce salutes the valour and spirit of the brave officers of the Indian Navy for their selfless service in securing the marine borders of the nation. Rolls-Royce is proud to be a strong partner in the mission readiness of the Indian Navy as well as Coast Guard with advanced...

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Nagaland Killings

Nagaland Killings

The media is agog with the recent incident of killings in Nagaland. The Union Home Minister has made a statement in...

Islamabad’s Deepening Financial Crisis and Rawalpindi’s Apathy

Islamabad’s Deepening Financial Crisis and Rawalpindi’s Apathy

The bad news is that three years after Sri Lanka was forced to hand over Hambantota port to China on a 99-year lease...

Intelligence: Past, Present and Future

Intelligence: Past, Present and Future

 All over the Western world, till the Second World War, intelligence agencies were viewed and grudgingly accepted as a necessary and unavoidable evil. Nothing more. It was their performance during the Second World War and their contribution to the victory of the Allies against Germany and Japan that brought them recognition as valuable and essential tools to national security management and...

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Xi-Biden Summit Flops

The over-hyped Xi-Biden summit held last week ended up as ‘much ado about nothing.’ The nearly three-and-a-half-hours summit was mainly both sides projecting their views with no joint statement being released, though this had already been hinted by the White House, prior to the meeting. However, the fact that the two most powerful global leaders and current adversaries spoke, implied that communication channels are open. While Biden has...

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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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