Fissures Developing in Sino-Pak Relations?

Fissures Developing in Sino-Pak Relations?

In his letter to Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang written in May last year to commemorate 70 years of Sino-Pak friendship, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan mentioned how “Our time-tested relationship is built around lasting values of mutual respect, mutual trust, and mutual understanding.” But just two months...

Pakistan: Wages of ‘Keeping Snakes in the Backyard’

Pakistan: Wages of ‘Keeping Snakes in the Backyard’

It was in 2011, when former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had warned Pakistan about the dangers of providing safe sanctuaries and sustenance to terrorists by saying that “you can’t keep snakes in your backyard and expect them only to bite your neighbours.” She further added that “Eventually those snakes...

Pakistan heading for a fall is all the more dangerous for the world

Pakistan heading for a fall is all the more dangerous for the world

A few days back, two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a police checkpoint in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. In the ensuing fire-fight, an officer was killed, while two policemen sustained injuries; one of those injured succumbed to his wounds later. The assailants were also killed, however, no...

Fissures Developing in Sino-Pak Relations?

Fissures Developing in Sino-Pak Relations?

In his letter to Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang written in May last year to commemorate 70 years of Sino-Pak friendship, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan mentioned how “Our time-tested relationship is built around lasting values of mutual respect, mutual trust, and mutual understanding.” But just two months...

Pakistan: Wages of ‘Keeping Snakes in the Backyard’

Pakistan: Wages of ‘Keeping Snakes in the Backyard’

It was in 2011, when former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had warned Pakistan about the dangers of providing safe sanctuaries and sustenance to terrorists by saying that “you can’t keep snakes in your backyard and expect them only to bite your neighbours.” She further added that “Eventually those snakes...

Pakistan heading for a fall is all the more dangerous for the world

Pakistan heading for a fall is all the more dangerous for the world

A few days back, two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a police checkpoint in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. In the ensuing fire-fight, an officer was killed, while two policemen sustained injuries; one of those injured succumbed to his wounds later. The assailants were also killed, however, no...

Managing a Congested Airspace over the Future Battle Area

Managing a Congested Airspace over the Future Battle Area

The number of platforms and projectiles in the Tactical Battle Area (TBA) has increased exponentially. The friendly and adversary aerial systems are not only increasing in numbers, but are also of a variety of sizes from micro UAVs to large aircraft and they are also travelling from very slow speeds to many times faster...

Does the World need Ethical Weapons?

Does the World need Ethical Weapons?

Artificial intelligence-powered weapons have radically transformed the battlefield. But can, or should they also be made to follow ethical rules? Although many nations still practice the tried and tested military tactics and techniques of World War II vintage, major powers, particularly the US, China, Russia and Israel,...

Increasing Retirement Ages vis-à-vis Savings in Defence Spending & Pension: A Discussion

Increasing Retirement Ages vis-à-vis Savings in Defence Spending & Pension: A Discussion

Introduction & Acknowledgements Study of military history in our Defence institutions appear to dominate our thought process so much that we appear to ignore other realities of the present, even the recent past. One such is the ephemeral proposal of reducing the outgo on pay and pensions in the Defence budget by...

Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

On Jan, 04, 1990, a local Urdu newspaper, Aftab, published a press release issued by Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, asking all Pandits to leave the Valley immediately. Al Safa, another local daily repeated the warning.These warnings were followed by Kalashnikov-wielding masked Jehadis carrying out military-type marches openly....

India needs to Forcefully respond to Chinese Psychological Operations

India needs to Forcefully respond to Chinese Psychological Operations

Winters used to be looked upon as a lie-low time along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China.  In present times, the extreme cold conditions are utilised by China for launching sophisticated information battles and psychological operations. This year the intensity seems to be more than normal. In India there is an...

Indo–Pacific Oceans Initiative

Indo–Pacific Oceans Initiative

Concept of Indo-Pacific Eminent historian and scholar Radhakumud Mookerjee in his seminal work on Indian Shipping, while tracing the history of maritime activities of Indians from historic times, brought out that India was linked with all major movements in the world which had influenced the history of mankind. In his...

Indigenous IJT Completes Six Turn Spin

Indigenous IJT Completes Six Turn Spin

The Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT), designed and developed by HAL for stage –II training of IAF pilots has successfully demonstrated the capability to carry out six turn spins to the LH and RH sides. The aircraft was piloted by Gp. Capt HV Thakur (Retd) and Gp. Capt A Menon (Retd). Given the right resources and...

C4ISR and Autonomous Capabilities

C4ISR and Autonomous Capabilities

A military leader, as a pre-condition, must be able to exercise Command and Control (C2) over the forces subordinated to him if he is to accomplish his mission. The United States (US) Department of Defence defines C2 as the exercise of authority and direction by a properly designated commander over assigned and attached...

Rosoboronexport Presented top 5 new Russian Export Products of 2021

Rosoboronexport Presented top 5 new Russian Export Products of 2021

Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has summed up its efforts to promote Russian weapons and military equipment on the world market in 2021. “In 2021, the global arms market has largely adapted to work under coronavirus pandemic conditions. Exhibition activities have resumed largely, contacts...

Interviews / Spotlight

China Should Know That it’s Investment is not Safe in Balochistan: BNA

China Should Know That it’s Investment is not Safe in Balochistan: BNA

Two important Baloch armed groups Baloch Republican Army (BRA) and the United Baloch Army (UBA) recently announced...

'Was it an Atomic Bomb?' - asked Bose

'Was it an Atomic Bomb?' - asked Bose

On 7 August, Bose was still unaware of what had happened at Hiroshima. In fact, the news of what had happened at...

14th Round : Endless Negotiations, ‘Insipid’ Line, Unsettled Border, Rising Hostilities

14th Round : Endless Negotiations, ‘Insipid’ Line, Unsettled Border, Rising Hostilities

It can be argued, when Henry McMahon drew an “insipid” line sitting in beautiful surroundings in Simla Office over one hundred years ago, he was only being dutiful in maximizing British control in Central Asia in the “Great Game” being played between England and Russia during the nineteenth century. Interestingly, both China and India were not signatories to the Simla Accord in...

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China’s Economic Invasion of Sri Lanka

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi is on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka (Jan 8-9) to mark the 65th Anniversary of Sri Lanka-China diplomatic relations and   70th anniversary of the Rubber-Rice Pact between both countries signed in 1952; a trade agreement for Sri Lanka to supply rubber to China in exchange for rice. Interestingly, Yi is celebrating 70th anniversary of the Rubber-Rice Pact at Colombo when China’s reputation is mired with the shipment...

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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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