Amrit Kal Lessons of History

Amrit Kal Lessons of History

The biggest lesson of Indian history is that we are negligent of our own history and do not know much about it and as a corollary do not learn from it. In my 30 years of study of military history, I have not come across a SINGLE treatise or book that attempted to describe and learn from our various military defeats...

Rumblings in Pakistan : Coup, Civil War and Disintegration?

Rumblings in Pakistan : Coup, Civil War and Disintegration?

There is nothing right in Pakistan as of now and that is a matter of concern across the world. Pakistan being a nuclear state surely has serious implications in case of administrative failure. The strategic community is rife with buzz words like an army coup, civil war and balkanization of Pakistan etc in their...

De-Globalization and Road Ahead for India’s Defence Manufacturing

De-Globalization and Road Ahead for India’s Defence Manufacturing

Trade is an engine of growth and has been a major factor in impacting GDP handsomely, in both developed and developing economies since the 1970s. From a measly share of 8% in global output in the 1970s, trade accounts for nearly 20% of world GDP which is around 66 trillion dollars. Apart from the USA, EU countries and...

Rumblings in Pakistan : Coup, Civil War and Disintegration?

Rumblings in Pakistan : Coup, Civil War and Disintegration?

There is nothing right in Pakistan as of now and that is a matter of concern across the world. Pakistan being a nuclear state surely has serious implications in case of administrative failure. The strategic community is rife with buzz words like an army coup, civil war and balkanization of Pakistan etc in their...

Dollar and the Petrodollar

Dollar and the Petrodollar

The POTUS Joe Biden’s visit to Papua New Guinea in a bid to counter growing Chinese influence in the Pacific has been cancelled. Biden also cancelled attending the QUAD meeting scheduled in Sydney, due to which Australia was forced to cancel the QUAD meet. Biden’s plans have been disrupted because of the critical...

Pakistan in Spirals: A Road to nowhere

Pakistan in Spirals: A Road to nowhere

75 Years of sham of democracy  seems to be heading towards course correction, albeit in a revolutionary format in Pakistan. Nothing surprising in a politically skewed environment with deep afflictions of religious radical mindset. A sub nationality that chose to get separated from its roots on basis of one exclusive...

Amrit Kal Lessons of History

Amrit Kal Lessons of History

The biggest lesson of Indian history is that we are negligent of our own history and do not know much about it and as a corollary do not learn from it. In my 30 years of study of military history, I have not come across a SINGLE treatise or book that attempted to describe and learn from our various military defeats...

Army bears brunt of myopic political platitudes

Army bears brunt of myopic political platitudes

Despite four wars being fought with Pakistan and thousands of bomb blasts devastating the soil of India, New Delhi’s pursuit of a pacifist policy towards Islamabad, except for occasional surgical strikes, has only emboldened terrorists into killing more and more of highly experienced military personnel. An explosion...

First C295 for India completes its maiden flight

First C295 for India completes its maiden flight

The first C295 for India has successfully completed its maiden flight, marking a significant milestone towards its delivery by the second half of 2023. The tactical aircraft took off from Seville, Spain, on the 5th May at 11:45 am local time (GMT+1) and landed at 14:45 pm after three hours of flight. “This first...

Poonch Terror Attack Exposes Pakistan’s Duplicity

Poonch Terror Attack Exposes Pakistan’s Duplicity

The recent attack on an Indian army vehicle by Pakistan backed terrorists in the Poonch area of J&K that claimed five lives is an extremely tragic incident that serves as a grim reminder of the fact that despite facing a host of extremely menacing domestic threats ranging from political instability to financial...

Kerala-Kashmir-Kabul and the Islamic State

Kerala-Kashmir-Kabul and the Islamic State

Reports regarding emergence of a new terror group ‘Base Movement’ has been making rounds for some time. The ramifications, reach and consequences of this terror group, however has not been analyzed to any degree. Least to say, the ramifications are pernicious. The Base Movement, which has been carrying out revenge...

Kashmir on a Roll

Kashmir on a Roll

Investment entails acquisition of assets or items with the primary objective of generating income or for the purposes of wealth appreciation. However, since successful investment is dependent on a host of factors-both quantifiable and undeterminable, it’s a risky business. Furthermore, the fact that the capital...

Future of Attack Helicopters: The Million Dollar Question?

Future of Attack Helicopters: The Million Dollar Question?

Background Third of October 2022, was a memorable day for Indian Aviation as the defence minister presided over the formal handing over of the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) to the Indian Air Force.[1] Designed, developed and manufactured by HAL, the induction of LCH aka Prachanda, was a momentous occasion signalling a...

Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems: Existential Threat to Humanity?

Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems: Existential Threat to Humanity?

Early in January 1942, Project X-Ray of the United States of America (USA) envisaged using the Mexican Bat, endemic to South Western USA, as a retaliatory weapon against the Japanese for the attack on Pearl Harbour. The plan envisaged attaching incendiary bombs to the bats and releasing them from cluster containers,...

Defense Allocation, Reforms, Reality & The Way Forward

Defense Allocation, Reforms, Reality & The Way Forward

The Indian economy has been an outlier in terms of growth, clocking a 7.1% increase in GDP during 2022-23, and is expected to achieve 6.5% growth in 2023-24. Agriculture has proved to be a robust sector, registering an average growth rate of 3.5%, and most importantly provided much-needed food security when nearly 50...

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An Overview of UN Peacekeeping Operations

An Overview of UN Peacekeeping Operations

29th May is observed every year as International Day of UN Peacekeepers. The United Nations was established in the...

Russia will not allow hunger in the world

Russia will not allow hunger in the world

A year after the war in Ukraine began, grain exports across the Black Sea will be extended for another two months....

Islamic Jihad Emerging as Most Eminent Threat from Gaza

Islamic Jihad Emerging as Most Eminent Threat from Gaza

The ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) has taken effect in the Gaza Strip after days of cross-border fighting. The confrontation left at least 33 Palestinians dead in Gaza and at least two persons in Israel. But most importantly in the Israeli military’s Operation named “Shield and Arrow” six PIJ commanders were killed. The main objective of the Israeli...

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The US primarily looks after its own interests: Can Washington be a good ally?

A question has been going around in the strategic circles in the recent weeks: should India enter into a military alliance with the US and will the US be a good ally? Quoting several experts, The Scroll.in noted: “India may eventually help the United States militarily in a security contingency involving China, in some form, to protect its own interests.” The Indian digital news publication also cites other views, for example an article of...

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Commissioning Ceremony of INS Mormugao

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh inaugurates of commissioning ceremony of INS Mormugao,...

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Vijay Diwas

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh paying homage to the fallen heroes at National War Memorial...

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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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