Killing of Ayman al-Zawahiri   

Killing of Ayman al-Zawahiri   

The killing of Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Sherpur, Kabul’s neighbourhood, by a US drone strike on July 31 using a Hellfire R9X missile made headline news. The Hellfire R9X has no explosive and has no collateral damage; just 45 kgs of metal with blades opening close to the target for the kill. Zawahiri had a...

Perpetual turmoil till November

Perpetual turmoil till November

In the ancient Chinese game of Weiqi, better known in the West as Go, the objective is not to knock out your opponent but to weaken and stifle the enemy with more space. Players seek to build large structures and shun contact that adds to more unresolved challenges and frustration for the adversary and the advantage...

Article 370 Abrogation: An Appraisal

Article 370 Abrogation: An Appraisal

August 5 marks the third anniversary of the center’s decision to abrogate Articles 370 and 35[A] of the Indian Constitution, and though it’s still too early to comprehensively comment on the pros and cons of this move, however, after evaluating the developments in the union territories of J&K and Ladakh post...

Killing of Ayman al-Zawahiri   

Killing of Ayman al-Zawahiri   

The killing of Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Sherpur, Kabul’s neighbourhood, by a US drone strike on July 31 using a Hellfire R9X missile made headline news. The Hellfire R9X has no explosive and has no collateral damage; just 45 kgs of metal with blades opening close to the target for the kill. Zawahiri had a...

Perpetual turmoil till November

Perpetual turmoil till November

In the ancient Chinese game of Weiqi, better known in the West as Go, the objective is not to knock out your opponent but to weaken and stifle the enemy with more space. Players seek to build large structures and shun contact that adds to more unresolved challenges and frustration for the adversary and the advantage...

Fifth Joe Biden-Xi Jinping Video Chat

Fifth Joe Biden-Xi Jinping Video Chat

The fifth video chat between the POTUS Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping lasting two hours and 20 minutes was held on July 28 – as always at the behest of Joe Biden. In a press briefing on June 28, the White House attributed multiple reasons for Biden’s conversation with Xi. The gist of the conversations...

DRDO successfully test fires indigenously developed laser-guided ATGMs

DRDO successfully test fires indigenously developed laser-guided ATGMs

Indigenously developed Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) were successfully test-fired from Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Army at KK Ranges with support of Armoured Corps Centre & School (ACC&S) Ahmednagar in Maharashtra on August 04, 2022....

Kargil War 1999: Capture of Point 5770 -'Navdeep Top'

Kargil War 1999: Capture of Point 5770 -'Navdeep Top'

Background 23 years may have passed by, but memories of the exemplary valour exhibited and sacrifices made by the Indian armed forces during ‘Operation Vijay’ are as fresh in everyone’s mind just as they were in 1999. While names of many relatively unknown mountain peaks like Tololing, Tiger Hill and several...

The CAATSA Waiver

The CAATSA Waiver

There is considerable euphoria in media over the US House of Representatives approving an exception from the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) for India in connection with the purchase of S-400 air defence systems from Russia. The motion was passed by voice vote as part of an en bloc...

Article 370 Abrogation: An Appraisal

Article 370 Abrogation: An Appraisal

August 5 marks the third anniversary of the center’s decision to abrogate Articles 370 and 35[A] of the Indian Constitution, and though it’s still too early to comprehensively comment on the pros and cons of this move, however, after evaluating the developments in the union territories of J&K and Ladakh post...

Kargil: Ours must live, enemy must die!

Kargil: Ours must live, enemy must die!

Even as the nation readies itself to pay homage to the extraordinary bravery displayed by the young officers and the men of the Indian Army during the Kargil conflict, the lessons thrown up raise many questions that reflect the political and the military leadership in poor light. The infiltration by Pakistanis and...

Upgraded tactics of Pakistani terror in J&K

Upgraded tactics of Pakistani terror in J&K

In a press conference at Jammu, the Additional Director General of Police, J&K, disclosed some sensitive information about the drone deployment strategy of Pakistan’s ISI in its Kashmir terror policy. No less than 20 drone sorties in the area along International Border in Kathua and Samba and Rajouri districts have...

Advanced Maritime Technology Partnership with Thales Group

Advanced Maritime Technology Partnership with Thales Group

British maritime technology company Kraken Technology Group (KTG) today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Thales for the ongoing development and provision of bespoke systems for the Kraken K50 maritime precision engagement platform. The K50 has been designed to deliver unparalleled...

Air Works delivers Sixth P-8I to the Indian Navy after successful completion of phase 32 checks

Air Works delivers Sixth P-8I to the Indian Navy after successful completion of phase 32 checks

India’s largest independent MRO and aviation services and solutions major – Air Works – has handed over the last of the six P-8I maritime patrol aircraft after completing Phase 32 maintenance checks to Boeing and the Indian Navy. The heavy maintenance of these aircraft was successfully completed at the Air Works...

MBDA and India, longstanding partners

MBDA and India, longstanding partners

MBDA is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence Day. India and MBDA share a long history of partnership in equipping the Indian Armed Forces going back to the early days of India’s independence. MBDA today has two focuses providing the highest performing missile technologies to India, and...

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10th Review of Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

10th Review of Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

March 5, 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) coming in...

Terrorism boomerangs on Pakistan

Terrorism boomerangs on Pakistan

In its editorial captioned ‘Hotbed of Militancy’, the leading English daily of Pakistan Dawn of 25 July has...

Beijing issues new 4-Point plan to improve Bilateral Relationship with Australia

Beijing issues new 4-Point plan to improve Bilateral Relationship with Australia

Australia is China’s sixth largest trading partner; it is China’s fifth biggest supplier of imports and its tenth biggest customer for exports. Twenty-five per cent of Australia’s manufactured imports come from China; 13 per cent of its exports are thermal coal to China. However, relations between the Australia and China began to deteriorate in 2018 due to growing concerns of Chinese political...

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India’s ‘IPKF’ Intervention in Sri Lanka: A Study in Retrospect

Introduction  The Indo-Sri Lankan Accord (ISLA) was signed between Prime Minister Rajeev Gandhi and President JR Jayewardene on 29 July 1987. The fundamental purpose of this pro-active action by the Indian Government (Govt) was to bring about an end to the murderous Civil War going on between the Sri Lankan Armed Forces (SLAF) and the Tamil Rebel Organisations fighting for independence in their traditional and majority-inhabited areas of...

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‘Artificial Intelligence in Defence’ exhibition

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh visits the ‘Artificial Intelligence in Defence’...

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High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) ABHYAS

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted the flight test of...

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INS Khanderi

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh at the ‘INS Khanderi’ during his visit to Karwar Naval...

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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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