Assessing Pakistan’s food insecurity

Assessing Pakistan’s food insecurity

A tormenting heat wave swept through the subcontinent aggravating non-traditional security challenges. One wonders what Kautilya would have thought sipping aampanna in this scorching heat gazing out of the window of his South Block office or how dismayed Sun Tzu would be at Xi’s Zero Covid policy. The fact is that, in...

Defending Taiwan – Biden’s Pledge or Gaffe?

Defending Taiwan – Biden’s Pledge or Gaffe?

Concluding his first Asia tour, US President Joe Biden created a furious debate in global circles by telling reporters in Tokyo that the US would defend Taiwan in the event of an invasion. Drawing parallels between Russia and China, Biden said, “The idea that it (Taiwan) can be taken by force, just taken by force, is...

Putin sacks top Generals for failure to capture Kharkiv and other Ukraine cities

Putin sacks top Generals for failure to capture Kharkiv and other Ukraine cities

President of Russia Vladimir Putin has sacked a top General who failed to capture the Ukraine’s key city of Kharkiv whom he blames for botching his war in Ukraine. Lieutenant General Serhiy Kisel was the head of the elite 1st Guards Tank Army, charged with taking Ukraine’s second biggest city. But he has now been...

Assessing Pakistan’s food insecurity

Assessing Pakistan’s food insecurity

A tormenting heat wave swept through the subcontinent aggravating non-traditional security challenges. One wonders what Kautilya would have thought sipping aampanna in this scorching heat gazing out of the window of his South Block office or how dismayed Sun Tzu would be at Xi’s Zero Covid policy. The fact is that, in...

Defending Taiwan – Biden’s Pledge or Gaffe?

Defending Taiwan – Biden’s Pledge or Gaffe?

Concluding his first Asia tour, US President Joe Biden created a furious debate in global circles by telling reporters in Tokyo that the US would defend Taiwan in the event of an invasion. Drawing parallels between Russia and China, Biden said, “The idea that it (Taiwan) can be taken by force, just taken by force, is...

Putin sacks top Generals for failure to capture Kharkiv and other Ukraine cities

Putin sacks top Generals for failure to capture Kharkiv and other Ukraine cities

President of Russia Vladimir Putin has sacked a top General who failed to capture the Ukraine’s key city of Kharkiv whom he blames for botching his war in Ukraine. Lieutenant General Serhiy Kisel was the head of the elite 1st Guards Tank Army, charged with taking Ukraine’s second biggest city. But he has now been...

Inverted Rifle & Helmet, symbol of fallen soldiers of 1971 war, shifted from India Gate to National War Memorial

Inverted Rifle & Helmet, symbol of fallen soldiers of 1971 war, shifted from India Gate to National War Memorial

Armed Forces on 27-May-2022 in a ceremony shifted the Inverted Rifle and the Helmet from India Gate, which was the symbol of Fallen Soldiers of 1971 War, to Param Yodha Sthal at National War Memorial and installed the same in the midst of Busts of Param Vir Chakra Awardees.  With this ceremony, the integration of the...

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...

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...

Boeing Starts New A-10 Wing Deliveries to U.S. Air Force

Boeing Starts New A-10 Wing Deliveries to U.S. Air Force

Boeing, in partnership with Korean Aerospace Industries and other key suppliers, has delivered the first new wing set for the A-10 Thunderbolt II fleet to the U.S. Air Force. The wing set arrived earlier this month to Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah, where the Air Force has started aircraft integration. “Boeing is...

Trentar Group to launch homegrown UAV products at the Bharat Drone Mahotsav – 2022

Trentar Group to launch homegrown UAV products at the Bharat Drone Mahotsav – 2022

The Trentar Group, a Group Company of Dorf Ketal, is participating in the Bharat Drone Mahotsav – 2022, an initiative by the Drone Federation of India and Ministry of Civil Aviation. The group companies, Garuda UAV, TM Aerospace, and Trishula, will launch and showcase ‘made in India’ UAV innovations at the...

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...

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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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CPEC: a Tale of ‘Iron-Clad’ Friendship and Weak Bridges

Frightening videos of the Hassanabad concrete bridge on Karakoram Highway being washed away in a matter of seconds is a grim reminder of how human apathy towards climate and environment has invited nature’s fury. This incident also reveals the heavy penalty that one has to pay for undertaking infrastructural development with reckless speed and profiteering by cutting corners. The bridge in question is located in Hunza district of...

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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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