China in Turmoil

China in Turmoil

World is witnessing the fifth Taiwan Straits crisis. First being in 1955 when China forcibly occupied Yijiangshan island. Second in 1958 when China used artillery firing on Matsu island. In 1995 was the third when the then Taiwanese president Lee Teng-Hui visited USA. Last being after the visit of yet another speaker...

Ukrainian army endangers civilians

Ukrainian army endangers civilians

Ukrainian forces have threatened civilians by setting up bases and operating weapons systems in populated areas, including schools and hospitals, as they battled the Russian intervention that began in February, Amnesty International said in a statement. “Such a tactic violates international humanitarian law and...

Yasin Malik: Kashmir’s Most ‘Artful Dodger’

Yasin Malik: Kashmir’s Most ‘Artful Dodger’

From an ordinary public event disruptor to waging Pakistan sponsored armed insurrection in J&K [in the course of which he was actively involved in killing security forces personnel and innocent civilians alike], Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front [JKLF] chief Yasin Malik has not only come a long way. What’s really...

China in Turmoil

China in Turmoil

World is witnessing the fifth Taiwan Straits crisis. First being in 1955 when China forcibly occupied Yijiangshan island. Second in 1958 when China used artillery firing on Matsu island. In 1995 was the third when the then Taiwanese president Lee Teng-Hui visited USA. Last being after the visit of yet another speaker...

Ukrainian army endangers civilians

Ukrainian army endangers civilians

Ukrainian forces have threatened civilians by setting up bases and operating weapons systems in populated areas, including schools and hospitals, as they battled the Russian intervention that began in February, Amnesty International said in a statement. “Such a tactic violates international humanitarian law and...

Mounting Demoralisation could become a major problem for Putin

Mounting Demoralisation could become a major problem for Putin

Moscow indicates that Russian public support for the country’s invasion of Ukraine is growing. However, with the war now in its sixth month, there is little sign of similar enthusiasm within the ranks of Vladimir Putin’s invading army. Instead, much of the available evidence points to mounting demoralisation among...

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...

Yasin Malik: Kashmir’s Most ‘Artful Dodger’

Yasin Malik: Kashmir’s Most ‘Artful Dodger’

From an ordinary public event disruptor to waging Pakistan sponsored armed insurrection in J&K [in the course of which he was actively involved in killing security forces personnel and innocent civilians alike], Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front [JKLF] chief Yasin Malik has not only come a long way. What’s really...

Dark Clouds went away with 370

Dark Clouds went away with 370

Three weeks back this author was invited to Akhnoor to deliver a talk on “National Security Challenges”. This kind of an invitation in a small town of J&K was unthinkable before the arrival of current dispensation in New Delhi. It was inconceivable because nationalism was stifled by various jihadi oriented, pro...

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...

Teledyne FLIR Announces the Neutrino LC CZ 15-300 Demonstrating Rapid MWIR Integration Capability

Teledyne FLIR Announces the Neutrino LC CZ 15-300 Demonstrating Rapid MWIR Integration Capability

Teledyne FLIR, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, announced the release of the Neutrino LC CZ 15-300, the latest Neutrino IS series model of mid-wavelength infrared (MWIR) camera modules with integrated continuous zoom (CZ) lenses. Designed for integrated solutions requiring crisp, long range, SD or HD MWIR...

12th DefExpo to be held in Gandhinagar between October 18-22, 2022

12th DefExpo to be held in Gandhinagar between October 18-22, 2022

The 12th edition of DefExpo – India’s flagship exhibition on Land, Naval and Homeland Security systems – will be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat between October 18-22, 2022. The five-day event will witness three business days followed by two public days. Live demonstrations showcasing the equipment and skill set of the...

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...

Interviews / Spotlight

An Ode to the Defence Forces and Families

An Ode to the Defence Forces and Families

The glory of the defence forces is second to none. The pride and valour associated with wearing the uniform is an...

Revision of OROP and related aspects

Revision of OROP and related aspects

The honourable Supreme Court has awarded the petitioners a revision of One Rank One Pension (OROP) with effect from...

Restructuring the Indian Military in the 21st century

Restructuring the Indian Military in the 21st century

Defence modernisation has a major chunk of share in the rhetoric “Atmanirbharta”. With offence becoming the best form of defence and traditional soft power diplomacy giving way to the hard power capabilities, India is pushing forward its hard power by modernising its state-craft, inking defence deals and discussing the need for National defence policies. Recently, civil-military relations...

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Chinese Panchen Lama visits an 'Indian' Village

On July 22, China Tibet Network posted an article announcing that the Chinese-selected Panchen Lama (Gyaltsen Norbu) visited a village on the Indian border: “Panchen: Guarding the border is a great cause,” was the title of the article. It mentioned the name of a 71-year-old Tibetan lady “wearing new clothes, wearing new hats and holding white khatas eagerly waiting, with faithful masses, in the fine rain,” for the arrival of the...

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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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