China Wages Total War: Can The World Afford To Play Dumb

China Wages Total War: Can The World Afford To Play Dumb

“Total war is no longer waged by all members of one national community against all those of another. It is total … because it may well involve the whole world” – Jean-Paul Sartre Beijing made it clear in 1999 that when it went to war with the USA, it would be a new type of war. In fact, the wheels were already...

Operation ‘Polo’ and Impact & Ramifications on India’s First Kashmir War

Operation ‘Polo’ and Impact & Ramifications on India’s First Kashmir War

Objectively speaking, the 108 hours campaign undertaken to liberate the Princely State of Hyderabad, codenamed Operation (Op) Polo stands out as India’s ‘first’ military success. Having said that, in view of its timing, (September 1948), and the forces it ‘dislocated,’ at a time when India was fighting a grim...

Interesting Times Ahead in Af-Pak Region

Interesting Times Ahead in Af-Pak Region

Developments in the terrorist-infested Af-Pak region are getting interesting by the day. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is thrilled because despite heading a namesake government subservient to the military he is invited by US President Joe Biden to the virtual Democracy Summit. At the same time, Imran is also...

China Wages Total War: Can The World Afford To Play Dumb

China Wages Total War: Can The World Afford To Play Dumb

“Total war is no longer waged by all members of one national community against all those of another. It is total … because it may well involve the whole world” – Jean-Paul Sartre Beijing made it clear in 1999 that when it went to war with the USA, it would be a new type of war. In fact, the wheels were already...

Operation ‘Polo’ and Impact & Ramifications on India’s First Kashmir War

Operation ‘Polo’ and Impact & Ramifications on India’s First Kashmir War

Objectively speaking, the 108 hours campaign undertaken to liberate the Princely State of Hyderabad, codenamed Operation (Op) Polo stands out as India’s ‘first’ military success. Having said that, in view of its timing, (September 1948), and the forces it ‘dislocated,’ at a time when India was fighting a grim...

Interesting Times Ahead in Af-Pak Region

Interesting Times Ahead in Af-Pak Region

Developments in the terrorist-infested Af-Pak region are getting interesting by the day. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is thrilled because despite heading a namesake government subservient to the military he is invited by US President Joe Biden to the virtual Democracy Summit. At the same time, Imran is also...

Time for a Women Empowerment Commission for the Armed Forces!

Time for a Women Empowerment Commission for the Armed Forces!

Thomas Hobbes, a sixteenth century English Philosopher and one of the pioneers of the ‘Realist’ theory in his work ‘Leviathan’ has described ‘Man in state of nature’. He says that in absence of state, “it is a war of everyone against everyone. Man’s life, nasty, brutish and short”. Substitute...

S-400 Triumf: Beyond Air Defence

S-400 Triumf: Beyond Air Defence

On 14 November 2021, Russian news agencies, citing Dmitry Shugayev, head of the Russian military cooperation agency, reported that Russia has started delivery of S-400 Triumf missile system to India.[1] According to a news report the S-400 “would be first deployed at a location close to the Western border from where...

Advances made by China in the Field of ASW Sonar Systems

Advances made by China in the Field of ASW Sonar Systems

Chinese sonar systems were initially based on Soviet supplied system, and during the 1980s some western ‘sonars’ were imported, including Italian DE-1160, French DUBV23/43, SS-12, HS-312 etc. Domestic manufactured Chinese sonars now include: H/SJD-1 H/SJD-1 sonar is an indigenously developed ‘bow-mounted’ sonar,...

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...

Sarp Vinash 2.0

Sarp Vinash 2.0

Counter-terrorist operations launched by the Army in the area of Nar Khas Forest in J&K’s Poonch region on the evening of October 14 after five Army personnel were killed during an encounter with terrorists are still ongoing. Nine Army personnel including two JCOs have lost their lives in these operations so far; five...

INS Vela: The fourth Kalvari-Class Submarine entirely made in India based on Scorpene® Design

INS Vela: The fourth Kalvari-Class Submarine entirely made in India based on Scorpene® Design

On 25 November 2021, INS Vela, the fourth P75 Kalvari-class submarines, was commissioned within Indian Navy in presence of Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) Chairman & Managing Director, Vice Admiral Narayan Prasad (Retd.) and several other dignitaries. The event was also attended by Naval Group’s Executive Vice...

Rosoboronexport to organize a large-scale demonstration of Russian defense products at EDEX 2021 in Egypt

Rosoboronexport to organize a large-scale demonstration of Russian defense products at EDEX 2021 in Egypt

Rosoboronexport JSC (part of Rostec State Corporation) will organize a large-scale demonstration of Russian defense products at the Egypt Defense Expo (EDEX) 2021, which will be held from November 29 to December 2, 2021 in Cairo. “Egypt is Russia’s important strategic partner. Military-technical cooperation between our...

Strategic portfolio continues to grow Digitization strategy: Rheinmetall takes over activities of unmanned air...

Strategic portfolio continues to grow Digitization strategy: Rheinmetall takes over activities of unmanned air...

Key facts Asset deal: Rheinmetall takes over the activities of EMT Ingenieur-gesellschaft Dipl.-Ing. Hartmut Euer mbH  Approval of competition authorities still pending EMT is the maker of the ALADIN and LUNA NG unmanned aerial systems Unmanned aviation: a key military capability Four EMT locations with almost 200...

Interviews / Spotlight

Role of R&AW in Liberation of Bangladesh

Role of R&AW in Liberation of Bangladesh

Covert action capability is an indispensable tool for any State having external adversaries. Its purpose is not just...

The Maritime Dimension of the India-Pakistan Conflict

The Maritime Dimension of the India-Pakistan Conflict

In a bid to counter India, China recently delivered its most advanced warship to Pakistan. It is designed and built...

Pakistan’s Ignoble Capitulation-Part II: TTP ‘Reconciliation Process’

Pakistan’s Ignoble Capitulation-Part II: TTP ‘Reconciliation Process’

“Are we going to surrender [to TTP] once again?” -Justice Qazi Mohammad Amin Ahmed Judge,Supreme Court of Pakistan November 10, 2021 Islamabad has always alleged that Indian consulates in Afghanistan were being used as covert bases by its spy agency Research and Analysis Wing [RAW] for orchestrating subversive activities inside Pakistan. It also maintained that the Ashraf Ghani government and...

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India Caught in Throes of Three-Front War

India is actually battling not one or two but three different fronts comprising China, Pakistan and some of its own citizens—the internal subversives who happen to be the most diabolical of the triad, because they are indistinguishable from the masses and so escape scrutiny! The faceless fifth columnists and home grown inimical elements are now peddling the cause of hostile neighbours with even greater energy and focus, as if destabilizing...

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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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