Pakistan Army: Twice ‘Bitten’ by TTP, Yet Not Shy!

Pakistan Army: Twice ‘Bitten’ by TTP, Yet Not Shy!

For years, Pakistan army’s media wing Inter Services Public Relation [ISPR] had been claiming that it was the unholy nexus between New Delhi and previous regimes in Kabul which was solely responsible for unending spate of terrorist violence within the country. So, when Taliban seized power in Afghanistan last year,...

Lessons from the 1962 Sino-Indian War in Ladakh

Lessons from the 1962 Sino-Indian War in Ladakh

This is the third and concluding part of the Sino-Indian war, and although, it covers the wider canvas of the war, it focuses on Ladakh. The previous parts of the extracts from the book: The Crimson Chinar – The Kashmir Conflict: A Politico-Military Perspective that form this series, posted on this site before this:...

Sixth Generation Fighter Aircraft: Its Prospects

Sixth Generation Fighter Aircraft: Its Prospects

Classification of fighter aircraft into ‘generations’ dates back to the 1990s and there are several diverse classification criteria applied by air historians, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States (US), leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and some prominent...

Xi Jinping will lead China for record third time, but is much weaker than we think

Xi Jinping will lead China for record third time, but is much weaker than we think

The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will be held in Beijing in November this year. About 2,300 delegates, representing an estimated 90 million members, will meet in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing and decide the fate of China for the next five years at least. The CCP Congress will...

Indo-Sino geopolitical strategies in Sri Lanka through the lenses of Buddhism

Indo-Sino geopolitical strategies in Sri Lanka through the lenses of Buddhism

When Mackinder coined the phrase “Heartland Theory” in 1904, the importance of Sri Lanka as a strategic location was not widely recognized by the European powers. However, today the gravity of Indian ocean as an indispensable factor to the global governance challenges “Heartland Theory” of Mackinder. Perhaps,...

Intense Tactical Battle Area

Intense Tactical Battle Area

From many military lessons which ongoing Russo-Ukraine war can offer for study, perhaps the most noticeable is the increased range, accuracy, lethality and sophistication of the weaponry being used in the Tactical Battle Area (TBA). At the start of war,the survivability of Ukrainian forces looked hopelessly dim in...

Pakistan Army: Twice ‘Bitten’ by TTP, Yet Not Shy!

Pakistan Army: Twice ‘Bitten’ by TTP, Yet Not Shy!

For years, Pakistan army’s media wing Inter Services Public Relation [ISPR] had been claiming that it was the unholy nexus between New Delhi and previous regimes in Kabul which was solely responsible for unending spate of terrorist violence within the country. So, when Taliban seized power in Afghanistan last year,...

Lessons from the 1962 Sino-Indian War in Ladakh

Lessons from the 1962 Sino-Indian War in Ladakh

This is the third and concluding part of the Sino-Indian war, and although, it covers the wider canvas of the war, it focuses on Ladakh. The previous parts of the extracts from the book: The Crimson Chinar – The Kashmir Conflict: A Politico-Military Perspective that form this series, posted on this site before this:...

Indian Army’s ‘Raksha Atmanirbharta’ [Defence Self-Dependency] Seminar and Exhibition

Indian Army’s ‘Raksha Atmanirbharta’ [Defence Self-Dependency] Seminar and Exhibition

Being responsible for maintaining sanctity of both the tenuous Indo-Pak and Sino Indian borders in J&K and Ladakh regions, Udhampur based Headquarters Northern Command of Indian Army is most unique in terms of fronts, terrain, weather and operational challenges. While J&K is witnessing a full-blown proxy war being...

Is Pakistan Reinventing its Kashmir Strategy?

Is Pakistan Reinventing its Kashmir Strategy?

Pakistan appears to have been trying to reinvent its efforts to politicize and internationalize Jammu & Kashmir issue. The present Pakistani strategy appears to have adopted a more global approach with international legal process as its corner stone, with the sole intention to trap India. By doing this, Pakistan has...

On ‘Targeted’ Killings and Violence in Kashmir

On ‘Targeted’ Killings and Violence in Kashmir

The cold-blooded murder of Manzoor Ahmad Bangroo in Pattan area of South Kashmir on Friday is the latest incident of ongoing targeted killings by terrorists in Kashmir. The deceased was a sarpanch [an elected village-level functionary who acts as an interphase between the government and village community], and his...

Capacity, Autonomy and Venality: The Larger Challenges of Governance

Capacity, Autonomy and Venality: The Larger Challenges of Governance

Mr. Suba Rao, previously RBI Governor, has stirred a hornet’s nest by calling the IAS’ elitist, self-serving, perpetuating a set of bureaucrats who are out of touch with reality and wallow in their privileges and social status and have lost their courage of conviction to stand up for what is right’. As if this is...

Concurrent launch of two indigenous frontline warships – INS Surat & INS Udaygiri

Concurrent launch of two indigenous frontline warships – INS Surat & INS Udaygiri

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh launched two frontline warships of the Indian Navy – ‘Surat’ and ‘Udaygiri’ – at Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL), Mumbai on May 17, 2022. ‘Surat’ is the fourth Guided Missile Destroyer of P15B class, while ‘Udaygiri’ is the second Stealth Frigate of P17A class. Both...

Airbus Selected Elbit Systems to Provide DIRCM and EW Systems to Additional European Air Force

Airbus Selected Elbit Systems to Provide DIRCM and EW Systems to Additional European Air Force

Elbit Systems was selected by Airbus Defence and Space (Airbus) to provide J-MUSIC™ DIRCM (Direct Infrared Countermeasures) including the Company’s Infra-Red-based Passive Airborne Warning Systems (PAWS IR), for Airbus A330-200MRTT aircraft of additional European Air Force. The Company’s DIRCM systems integrate...

RAFAEL Unveils the AEROSPIKE Missile at SOFIC 2022

RAFAEL Unveils the AEROSPIKE Missile at SOFIC 2022

As part of the 2022 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), Rafael Advanced Defense Systems unveils AEROSPIKE, a new advanced air-to-surface Stand-Off Precision Guided Missile (SOPGM) for fixed-wing airborne platforms. AEROSPIKE is a state-of-the-art, next generation EO/IR SOPGM system, designed to meet...

Interviews / Spotlight

Xi Jinping’s Global Security Initiative

Xi Jinping’s Global Security Initiative

Amid the ongoing Ukraine conflict, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered the keynote speech at the annual Boao...

Is the Presence of ISIS in Afghanistan an Objective Fact or a Western...

Is the Presence of ISIS in Afghanistan an Objective Fact or a Western...

People’s Hatred of ISIS in Afghanistan Today’s analysis, forecasts, and surveys in Afghanistan also confirm that...

1971 War: Memories of the Chamb Battle

1971 War: Memories of the Chamb Battle

We were sixteen and all of us had gathered at the Regimental Gun position (12 Field Regiment), at 1230 hrs sharp, on 03 December, 1971. The occasion was the farewell lunch for one of our Battery Commanders (Tara S  Gill) and to welcome to our fold T N Konnar, straight from the DSSC Wellington. The Officers Field Mess was neatly tucked inside a cluster of 8 to 12 ft high “Sarkanda”...

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18 Punjab Operations in High Altitude Terrain of Kargil

Like most other days at Drass, 03 December 1971, was again a chilly day. The bone-chilling afternoon deterred all activity, but we had found out a method to beat back the freezing cold. Our prolonged deployment at Drass and the large open area adjoining our field fortifications had turned us into accomplished baseball players. Baseball had become our favourite game. And as we played baseball during that afternoon, our Commanding Officer,...

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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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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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