The Islamic Caliphate of West Bengal and Bangladesh

The Islamic Caliphate of West Bengal and Bangladesh

First Published on November 3, 2014. The recent communal clashes in Basirhat in 24 Parganas in West Bengal was not the least spontaneous, but was clearly orchestrated. In case it was spontaneous, flags, and sophisticated sloganeering like ‘Aryans Go Back’ would have never materialized so soon. This clash...

Targeted Killings in Kashmir: Inexplicable Silence of Hurriyat and Civil Society

Targeted Killings in Kashmir: Inexplicable Silence of Hurriyat and Civil Society

The continuing killing of minority community members and non-locals in Kashmir Valley has made it abundantly clear that this barbaric trend has approval of those from across the Line of Control [LoC] who are masterminding the so called ‘armed struggle’ here. What’s even more disturbing is the perfunctory response...

Yet another attempt to force an ethnic exodus from Kashmir?

Yet another attempt to force an ethnic exodus from Kashmir?

The recent killings in Kashmir have two dimensions, i.e. Territorial and Civilizational. Matters pertaining to the Line of Control (LoC), observance and violations of Cease Fire, Counter Terrorist operations, Surgical Strike, and Balakot Air Strike fall under the Territorial dimension. The recent killing of a...

The Islamic Caliphate of West Bengal and Bangladesh

The Islamic Caliphate of West Bengal and Bangladesh

First Published on November 3, 2014. The recent communal clashes in Basirhat in 24 Parganas in West Bengal was not the least spontaneous, but was clearly orchestrated. In case it was spontaneous, flags, and sophisticated sloganeering like ‘Aryans Go Back’ would have never materialized so soon. This clash...

Yet another attempt to force an ethnic exodus from Kashmir?

Yet another attempt to force an ethnic exodus from Kashmir?

The recent killings in Kashmir have two dimensions, i.e. Territorial and Civilizational. Matters pertaining to the Line of Control (LoC), observance and violations of Cease Fire, Counter Terrorist operations, Surgical Strike, and Balakot Air Strike fall under the Territorial dimension. The recent killing of a...

It is Pakistan State Versus Islam

It is Pakistan State Versus Islam

The demand for Pakistan was to secure homeland for Muslims. This was logically tenuous, as a sizeable chunk of Muslim population despite their pro-Pakistan proclivities chose to stay in India. In the 1946 elections, 86 percent of the Indian Muslims had voted for the Muslim League, but when they realized that they were...

Politico-Military Strategy for the 1971 Indo-Pak War: A Perspective

Politico-Military Strategy for the 1971 Indo-Pak War: A Perspective

Abstract National strategy during a war cannot be primarily confined to the military, but rather embody the wide gamut of national interests. Military strategy is derived from the political strategy which leads to the evolution of national policy. It must also include the common consensus of members of different...

Who were the Mysterious ‘Tibetan 419 Troops’ in 1962?

Who were the Mysterious ‘Tibetan 419 Troops’ in 1962?

China always speaks of the 1962 War against India as a ‘Self-Defence Counter-Attack’. In this context, the setting up of the Z-419 Force was a turning point in the unfolding confrontation between India and China. Though some Chinese records call it ‘the Tibetan Z-419 Army’ (“Z” standing for ‘Xizang’ or...

The Concept of Theatre Command in the Indian Context

The Concept of Theatre Command in the Indian Context

On July 02, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat stated, “Do not forget that Air Force continues to remain a supporting arm to the armed forces, just as artillery or the engineers support the combatant arms in the Army,” thus attempting to relegate Indian Air Force (IAF), the world’s fourth...

Targeted Killings in Kashmir: Inexplicable Silence of Hurriyat and Civil Society

Targeted Killings in Kashmir: Inexplicable Silence of Hurriyat and Civil Society

The continuing killing of minority community members and non-locals in Kashmir Valley has made it abundantly clear that this barbaric trend has approval of those from across the Line of Control [LoC] who are masterminding the so called ‘armed struggle’ here. What’s even more disturbing is the perfunctory response...

BSF gets extended powers to search in borderStates. Why the fuss?

BSF gets extended powers to search in borderStates. Why the fuss?

The Govt of India, in the exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 129 of the Border Security Force Act, 1948 (47 of 1968)”, has extended BSF’s jurisdiction to 50 km in Rajasthan, West Bengal, Assam and Punjab where earlier it was 15 km.  Some of the States like Punjab is saying this to be an...

Unstable Pakistan is attempting to increase Terrorist activity in Kashmir

Unstable Pakistan is attempting to increase Terrorist activity in Kashmir

As General Qamar Bajwa, the all powerful chief of the Pakistan Army, prepares to drift into retirement and ignominy, he would be ruing the day he decided to place all his political eggs in the basket of Imran Khan and his political party, the Tehreek-e-Insaaf (TeI). The concept was in line with the thought process of...

Corporatisation of OFB & Fault lines of India’s Military Industry Capability

Corporatisation of OFB & Fault lines of India’s Military Industry Capability

Corporatisation was listed as one of the 167 transformational ideas to be implemented in the first 100 days of NDA manifesto (2019). The delay in corporatisation of 41 ordnance factories which have a hoary history of 246 years, with a credible record of providing requisite firepower to the defence services during the...

U-UAP presented Ka-226T Climber at the

U-UAP presented Ka-226T Climber at the "Army" forum

Ulan-Ude aviation plant of Russian Helicopters Holding (Rostec State Corporation) presented at the static display of the Army-2021 International Military and Technical Forum in Patriot Park a sample of the latest modification of light multipurpose Ka-226T Climber helicopter, which will begin flight tests this...

New Mi-171SH Storm arrived at the

New Mi-171SH Storm arrived at the "Army-2021" under its own power from Ulan-Ude

The upgraded Mi-171Sh Storm military transport helicopter arrived under its own power from Ulan-Ude aviation plant of ”Russian Helicopters” (Rostec State Corporation) at the international military-technical forum “Army-2021”. The five thousand kilometers flight took five days. “The multifunctional special forces...

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Bhutan – Will China Have Its Way?

Bhutan – Will China Have Its Way?

Bhutan and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on October 14 for a ‘Three-Step Roadmap for...

Pakistani Taliban a Cause of Concern For Islamabad

Pakistani Taliban a Cause of Concern For Islamabad

The attacks carried out by Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) aka Pakistan Taliban have increased to the highest level...

Decoding Attacks on Minority Communities in Kashmir

Decoding Attacks on Minority Communities in Kashmir

Taliban Angle While the Pakistan backed Taliban was rapidly gaining ground in Afghanistan, there was widespread apprehension that once it came to power, Rawalpindi would demand its pound of flesh by directing Kabul to divert its fighters into J&K. Since this had already happened in the 1990s, after the then Soviet army had left Afghanistan, it was but natural to expect a replay after US forces...

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Nothing new in Dragon’s ‘Wolf Warrior’ diplomacy; it actually started when India was ‘nice’ to China

India has to fight her own battles alone, and should not expect any ‘friend’ to come to her rescue, especially when facing China Nothing new in Dragon’s ‘Wolf Warrior’ diplomacy; it actually started when India was ‘nice’ to China In a couple of months, India will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Bangladesh from the tyranny of the Pakistani generals. It is perhaps an occasion to take a look back at some of the...

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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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Review of construction of first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh at Kochi Naval Base during the review of construction of...

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3rd Joint Logistics Node (JLN)

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat inaugurates the 3rd Joint Logistics Node (JLN) in...

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