China’s Specter on Bhutan

China’s Specter on Bhutan

China and Bhutan held their 10th round of expert group meeting (EGM) on boundary issues in Kunming (China) between April 6 and 9. This was reportedly the 25th round of boundary talks between the two countries that began 37 years ago in 1984. This round was the first one since the Doklam standoff in 2017 and after China...

11th Round Also Ends in a Stalemate

11th Round Also Ends in a Stalemate

The 11th round of India-China military talks to diffuse tension in Eastern Ladakh held after a gap of nearly two months has ended without any major breakthrough. The marathon talks lasted 13 hours as has been trend in the past but the Chinese side this time was rigid and uncompromising. Ever since, the successful...

Understanding the Chinese Leadership’s Decision-Making Process in a Possible India-China Border Conflict Scenario

Understanding the Chinese Leadership’s Decision-Making Process in a Possible India-China Border Conflict Scenario

If you know the Enemy as well as well as you know Yourself, then you can win a Hundred Battles! – Sun Tzu Introduction The top hierarchy in the Indian military are not very familiar with the structure and functioning of the leadership in the People’s Republic of China despite it being our neighbouring Country and...

China’s Specter on Bhutan

China’s Specter on Bhutan

China and Bhutan held their 10th round of expert group meeting (EGM) on boundary issues in Kunming (China) between April 6 and 9. This was reportedly the 25th round of boundary talks between the two countries that began 37 years ago in 1984. This round was the first one since the Doklam standoff in 2017 and after China...

11th Round Also Ends in a Stalemate

11th Round Also Ends in a Stalemate

The 11th round of India-China military talks to diffuse tension in Eastern Ladakh held after a gap of nearly two months has ended without any major breakthrough. The marathon talks lasted 13 hours as has been trend in the past but the Chinese side this time was rigid and uncompromising. Ever since, the successful...

Understanding the Chinese Leadership’s Decision-Making Process in a Possible India-China Border Conflict Scenario

Understanding the Chinese Leadership’s Decision-Making Process in a Possible India-China Border Conflict Scenario

If you know the Enemy as well as well as you know Yourself, then you can win a Hundred Battles! – Sun Tzu Introduction The top hierarchy in the Indian military are not very familiar with the structure and functioning of the leadership in the People’s Republic of China despite it being our neighbouring Country and...

Dassault Aviation’s Official Statement

Dassault Aviation’s Official Statement

Faced with certain allegations reported in the press about the contract signed in 2016 with India for the supply of 36 Rafale combat aircraft, a Dassault Aviation spokesperson points out the following: Numerous controls are carried out by official organizations, including the French Anti-Corruption Agency. No...

UAVs: A Potent Operational Asset

UAVs: A Potent Operational Asset

Despite tacit understanding between China and India, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) continue to play a significant role in the face-off between them in Ladakh. Meanwhile, Pakistan continues to use drones to drop weapons to operatives in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir. Two General Atomics Predator drones have been leased...

Disconnected Operations: Keeping military assets and critical information in sight when ‘Going Dark’

Disconnected Operations: Keeping military assets and critical information in sight when ‘Going Dark’

The tools to manage that 1% period when military assets have noconnectivity  Military organisations face increasing pressure to move to a more distributed operational model than ever before, making them less vulnerable to physical attack, but asking serious connectivity and logistical questions. Matt Medley, Senior...

Anti-Naxal Operations: How not to Fight a Guerilla War!

Anti-Naxal Operations: How not to Fight a Guerilla War!

The April 4, 2021, attack by Naxalites in Sukma district of Chattisgad resulted in 22 Policemen being killed. As per early reports around 400 Naxalites executed an ambush on a section of divided police force of around 1100. The ambush site was in open area and not thick jungles. This raises several ‘Red Flags’. Why...

Strategy to Eliminate the Red Corridor

Strategy to Eliminate the Red Corridor

The nation is shocked yet again with mass causalities of the policemen who were part of an anti-Maoist operation launched in the forests of Bastar in Bijapur district of Chattisgarh, a Maoists infested state. The forces not only suffered large fatal casualties with many seriously wounded and one policeman still missing...

Blueprint to tackle Maoists

Blueprint to tackle Maoists

First Published on print issue of IDR Jul-Sep 2010 (Vol 25.3) THE BIG PICTURE Confronted with the Maoist menace, Civil Administration’s incompetence is making mountain out of a molehill by suggesting induction of the military. The threat posed by the Maoists to the Union cannot be compared to the LoC in Kashmir or the...

Mahindra Defence to Manufacture World Class Armoured Tactical Vehicles for Indian Army

Mahindra Defence to Manufacture World Class Armoured Tactical Vehicles for Indian Army

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a major contract to Mahindra Defence Systems Limited (MDS) for the manufacturing of Armoured Tactical Vehicles (LSV) for the Indian Army for their recce and weapon carrier requirements. Competitive bids from Indian companies were invited by MoD through open tender wherein the...

Make in India and The Aerospace Industry

Make in India and The Aerospace Industry

This article delves into ‘Make in India’ and India’s aerospace industry, the two regimes have a lot in common. Each has immense potential, but is hobbled by policy dilemmas. Each is characterised by an exterior of hyperbole which conceals a hollow internal growth and each has the potential to make a significant...

MoU between “BEL & Texmaco” at Aero India 2021, Bengaluru

MoU between “BEL & Texmaco” at Aero India 2021, Bengaluru

A Boost to ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Make-in-India’ through a unique initiative of Public-Private Partnership between Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL) & Texmaco Rail & Engineering Ltd. (TREL). A strategic and a unique MoU signifying Public – Private Sector Partnership, was earlier signed by Smt. Anandi Ramalingam,...

Interviews / Spotlight

Multi-front Crisis Facing USA: India’s Role

Multi-front Crisis Facing USA: India’s Role

US decision to join 2nd WW was simplified by Pearl Harbour attack. After end of 2nd WW control of Berlin led to open...

Pakistan Army’s “Culture of Entitlement”

Pakistan Army’s “Culture of Entitlement”

If an outsider was to say that there’s rampant corruption in Pakistan army, especially within the top echelons,...

India–Pakistan: New Peace Overtures

India–Pakistan: New Peace Overtures

On the second anniversary of the famous Balakot strike by India, another surprise awaited the region and world at large. In an uncharacteristic move the two arch rivals declared cessation of hostilities along the Line of Control (LC) on 24 Feb 2021. A very cryptic press release by the two governments declared that the two Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMO) held a cordial...

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Early Nuclear Indicators in the US’ Interim National Security Strategic Guidance

President Joe Biden’s administration has been quick off the mark to retrieve control on many domestic and foreign policy fronts: reining in the COVID-19 health emergency, extending New START, reassuring allies on US commitment to extended deterrence, reinforcing partnerships, looking for ways to reinstate the Iran deal, and generally engaging with the world ‘once again’. Another important action taken is the announcement of the Interim...

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The inauguration of the biennial Air Show, Aero India 2021

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh addressing at the inauguration of the biennial air show, Aero...

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Occasion of Army Day 2021

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund...

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Occasion of Vijay Diwas

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh releasing a logo at the National War Memorial, on the...

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Combined Graduation Parade of Autumn

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh witnessing the Combined Graduation Parade of Autumn term, at...

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Shastra Puja at Sukna War Memorial, in Darjeeling

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh performs Shastra Puja at Sukna War Memorial, in Darjeeling,...

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