Strategic Coherence in Russia-Germany Relations

Strategic Coherence in Russia-Germany Relations

On May 18, German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi to discuss the situation in Syria, the conflict in Ukraine, the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and the Iran nuclear deal. The meeting came at an interesting time, following the strain in the transatlantic partnership over issues...

US withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Agreement – An Analysis

US withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Agreement – An Analysis

It was in June 2013 that the maverick President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, relinquished office after the present incumbent, Hassan Rouhani, was elected in a surprisingly low-key election process. Rouhani, now in his second term as President having been re-elected in 2017, is known to many in the West and in USA...

Will Development and Embrace bring Peace to Kashmir? Is the Prescription suiting the Ailment?

Will Development and Embrace bring Peace to Kashmir? Is the Prescription suiting the Ailment?

The developmental efforts initiated by Indian Government in the state of Jammu and Kashmir are a welcome measure for the state as well as for the country. These have been preceded by controversial measures of amnesty to stone pelters, and declaration of ‘Non Initiation of Combat Operations’. The details of the...

Strategic Coherence in Russia-Germany Relations

Strategic Coherence in Russia-Germany Relations

On May 18, German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi to discuss the situation in Syria, the conflict in Ukraine, the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and the Iran nuclear deal. The meeting came at an interesting time, following the strain in the transatlantic partnership over issues...

US withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Agreement – An Analysis

US withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Agreement – An Analysis

It was in June 2013 that the maverick President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, relinquished office after the present incumbent, Hassan Rouhani, was elected in a surprisingly low-key election process. Rouhani, now in his second term as President having been re-elected in 2017, is known to many in the West and in USA...

India’s North Korean Outreach

India’s North Korean Outreach

The surprise two-day visit by General VK Singh, MoS (EAM) to North Korea on May 15-16, 2018, has evoked much interest. India has diplomatic relations with North Korea since 1973, but this was the first high-level visit from India in two decades plus. As per MEA, the visit was on the invitation of North Korea.  During...

Stationing Fighter Jets in ANI is good, but need to do more

Stationing Fighter Jets in ANI is good, but need to do more

News about the decision for India to permanently station fighter jets in the Andaman & Nicobar Group of Islands (ANI) is a welcome move, something that should have happened years back. Deployment of frontline fighter jets is under consideration for deployment at two bases in ANI – one each at Car Nicobar and at...

Dealing with the Stealth Threat: The Way Forward

Dealing with the Stealth Threat: The Way Forward

The stealth muscle in the air threat vehicles of today is one dimension of survivability that is fast becoming a nightmare to air defence warriors. Why so? Because survivability directly translates into lethality. The relationship is fairly simple. Stealthy machines, by managing to become near invisible to the sensors...

Finally, we are back to square one! MMRCA competition has just been restarted!

Finally, we are back to square one! MMRCA competition has just been restarted!

In the first week of April 2018, Ministry of Defence issued an RFI (Request for Information) to fighter aircraft manufacturers including the six companies that took part in Original MMRCA (Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft) contest of 2007. MoD intends to buy an all –weather, multi role combat air craft that can...

Will Development and Embrace bring Peace to Kashmir? Is the Prescription suiting the Ailment?

Will Development and Embrace bring Peace to Kashmir? Is the Prescription suiting the Ailment?

The developmental efforts initiated by Indian Government in the state of Jammu and Kashmir are a welcome measure for the state as well as for the country. These have been preceded by controversial measures of amnesty to stone pelters, and declaration of ‘Non Initiation of Combat Operations’. The details of the...

The best Possible Ramzan Gift to Kashmir

The best Possible Ramzan Gift to Kashmir

It is only the Indian State that can  declare ‘ceasefire’, so the term ‘unilateral ceasefire’ is in-fructuous and insulting, because the question of ‘bilateral’ ceasefire does not arise. In the preceding year, during the period of Ramzan, jihadi terror organizations perpetrated terrorist attacks across the...

What Made the ‘Sword of Islam’ Conquer Large Parts of the Ancient World?

What Made the ‘Sword of Islam’ Conquer Large Parts of the Ancient World?

The deep study of the characteristics of successful Muslim armies is very important for Indian military professionals, because we have Pakistan as our neighbour. Rulers there can unite the polity only when they wage war by overt and covert means onto the territory of Dar al Harab (non-Islamic region). On this important...

Successful test firing of BrahMos to validate service life extension

Successful test firing of BrahMos to validate service life extension

BrahMos, supersonic cruise missile was successfully test fired at 1040 hours today from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore, Odisha as part of service life extension programme. The life extension test firing of BrahMos was conducted from a Static Inclined Launcher, proving the efficacy and longevity of the...

L&T Defence completes delivery of 1,000th Integrated Propulsion Airframe System hardware of Akash Missile

L&T Defence completes delivery of 1,000th Integrated Propulsion Airframe System hardware of Akash Missile

Mr. Jayant Patil, Whole-time Director (Defence) and Member of L&T Board, handed over 1,000th Integrated Propulsion Airframe System hardware to Mr. V. Udaya Bhaskar, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Dynamics Limited, in the presence of Dr. S Christopher, Chairman, DRDO at an event held at L&T Defence’s major growth...

Challenges of Setting up Defence Corridor for Make in India

Challenges of Setting up Defence Corridor for Make in India

Defence manufacturing in India is undergoing a significant change to achieve self-reliance in defence equipment. More and more AONs have been issued under Make India, Buy and Make India Categorization. The quantum of Offset obligations under defence contracts are also increasing. Offset obligations in defence contracts...

Interviews / Spotlight

Insulate Kashmiri youth from radicalisation; house militants in jails...

Insulate Kashmiri youth from radicalisation; house militants in jails...

In early May 2018, separatists in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) directed their stone-pelters to target young school...

Middle East 2018 Witnesses Russia outmaneuvering US

Middle East 2018 Witnesses Russia outmaneuvering US

The Middle East historically has been geopolitically turbulent but the United States stayed predominant. In 2018,...

The resurgence of Taliban and India’s response

The resurgence of Taliban and India’s response

The US has, off and on, made some tall claims of having reigned in the Taliban in Pakistan. These claims stand exposed as fatuous against the backdrop of the military success attained by the organisation that is putting a severe strain on the weak government operating there. A few days back, 0n May, 16, a major attack by Taliban on the Afghan provincial capital of Farah was repelled by the...

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Wuhan Prescription to Fractured India-China Relations: Can There Be Real Progress From Optimistic Optics?

Since the 1962 War, it was the 73-day Doklam stand-off in 2017 that significantly changed the status-quo between India and China at the disputed boundary. Over six decades to the War, but the two countries managed to maintain the peace and stability at the border until the Doklam episode that changed the systemic dynamics. To suggest, rather than a confrontation, Doklam acted as a test case of each other’s resolve- further extending the...

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General Bipin Rawat releasing the book ‘Across the Bench - Insight into the Indian Military Judicial System’

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat releasing the book ‘Across the Bench - Insight into the...

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PM Modi witnessing the demonstration of equipment during DefExpo 2018

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi witnessing the demonstration of equipment of the Armed forces, at the...

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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressing the media on DefExpo India – 2018

The Union Minister for Defence, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman addressing the media-persons on DefExpo India –...

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Releasing a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) Coffee table book ‘Will of Steel’

The Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman releasing a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) Coffee table...

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Visit of Chief of Staff of the US Air Force

The Chief of Staff of the US Air Force, General David L Goldfein meeting the Chief of the Air Staff, Air...

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