Run Up to Intra-Afghan Dialogue

Run Up to Intra-Afghan Dialogue

As part of the US-Taliban agreement of February 29, the Afghan Government has released 4917 Taliban prisoners while the Taliban has released about 700 prisoners of Afghan security forces. Under the US-Taliban deal 5000 Taliban prisoners were to be released in exchange for 1000 Afghan government security...

Dealing with the Dragon – Harsh Reality, Hard Options

Dealing with the Dragon – Harsh Reality, Hard Options

Nations on attaining independence and sovereignty will, like any family inheritance, also inherit disputes and legacies needing resolution.   In any family, the options are to settle the disputes amicably and pragmatically or create lifelong feuds with resource sapping legal and other contests. The same holds good for...

Challenging the New Kashmiri Narrative

Challenging the New Kashmiri Narrative

Ever since the historical day of 05 August 2019 when two J&K specific articles of the Constitution of India were abrogated/made dysfunctional, the hardliner lobby in Kashmir led by the Gupkar Gang has begun to spin a new narrative of Kashmir being the victim of the agenda of Hindutva aimed at “decimation of Kashmiri...

Run Up to Intra-Afghan Dialogue

Run Up to Intra-Afghan Dialogue

As part of the US-Taliban agreement of February 29, the Afghan Government has released 4917 Taliban prisoners while the Taliban has released about 700 prisoners of Afghan security forces. Under the US-Taliban deal 5000 Taliban prisoners were to be released in exchange for 1000 Afghan government security...

Dealing with the Dragon – Harsh Reality, Hard Options

Dealing with the Dragon – Harsh Reality, Hard Options

Nations on attaining independence and sovereignty will, like any family inheritance, also inherit disputes and legacies needing resolution.   In any family, the options are to settle the disputes amicably and pragmatically or create lifelong feuds with resource sapping legal and other contests. The same holds good for...

Foursome of the Silver Fox

Foursome of the Silver Fox

Silver Fox is the nickname of Wang Yi, China’s vice foreign minister and state councilor.  Chinese have given him this name not because of looks but because he can easily take diplomats, politicians and countries for a ride. Yi loves playing Mahjong like all Chinese but on July 27 he played geopolitical Mahjong with...

Strategic Potential of Naval Power: A Game Changer in National Security Mechanism

Strategic Potential of Naval Power: A Game Changer in National Security Mechanism

In present day strategic environment, it is the economy which is the centre of gravity of political buoyancy impacting on the way nations manage their fiscal policy. It is indeed the core virtue of the geo politics and concomitant grand games being played out for economic dominance by the global as well as regional...

Ferry of Rafale

Ferry of Rafale

The first five Indian Air Force (IAF) Rafales have taken off from Dassault Aviation Facility, Merignac, France, today morning. These five include three single seater and two twin seater aircraft. The ferry of the aircraft is planned in two stages and will be undertaken by the pilots of the IAF, who have undergone...

LAC: Fast Forward to the Summer of 2021

LAC: Fast Forward to the Summer of 2021

The 1962 Chinese attack was – “To demolish India’s arrogance and illusions of grandeur. China had taught India a lesson and would do so again and again.” – Chinese President Liu Shaoqi to Sri Lankan President Felix Bandaranaike 2021 is the centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. The party has...

Challenging the New Kashmiri Narrative

Challenging the New Kashmiri Narrative

Ever since the historical day of 05 August 2019 when two J&K specific articles of the Constitution of India were abrogated/made dysfunctional, the hardliner lobby in Kashmir led by the Gupkar Gang has begun to spin a new narrative of Kashmir being the victim of the agenda of Hindutva aimed at “decimation of Kashmiri...

Kashmiriyat and secular philosophy of Indian Army are intrinsically linked

Kashmiriyat and secular philosophy of Indian Army are intrinsically linked

History provides innumerable examples of the most beautiful places, rich in natural resources, commerce, education and boasting of an enlightened civilisation becoming victim to barbaric attacks by outsiders who wish to partake of the benefits by use of force. It has happened in the Indian Sub-continent innumerable...

India: Challenges & Opportunities - The War against Terror

India: Challenges & Opportunities - The War against Terror

India has faced insurgencies and terrorism since independence with the ingress of ‘Razakars’ from Pakistan with an intermix of regulars, reportedly even led by British Officers! The 80’s saw a growth of such acts and post 1984 began the terrorism in Punjab demanding a separate state of Khalistan, 1990 marked the...

The Case for hastening India's self reliance in Defense and Aerospace Manufacturing

The Case for hastening India's self reliance in Defense and Aerospace Manufacturing

At the end of 2018, India’s defence spend was close to $50Bn. This will continue to grow at 8% – 10% for the next few years. Roughly 60% of this spend is on imported goods and services. India’s Ordnance Factories Board (OFB), responsible for producing a variety of goods and services for the Defence Sector, accounted for...

Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Ltd Names Kiran Dambala Chief Operating Officer

Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Ltd Names Kiran Dambala Chief Operating Officer

Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Limited (TLMAL) — a joint venture between Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics— has appointed Kiran Dambala as chief operating officer (COO). Mr. Dambala assumes this position from the outgoing TLMAL COO Abhay Paranjape, who has retired after 35...

Boeing delivered 22 AH-64E Apache and 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook military helicopters to IAF

Boeing delivered 22 AH-64E Apache and 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook military helicopters to IAF

Boeing has completed delivery of all new AH-64E Apache and CH-47F(I) Chinook military helicopters to the Indian Air Force (IAF). The final five of the 22 Apache attack helicopters were handed over to the IAF at Air Force Station, Hindan. Earlier in March, Boeing handed over the last five of 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook...

Interviews / Spotlight

One Year Without 370

One Year Without 370

Till 05 August 2019 the state of Jammu & Kashmir had a unique status in that it was protected by the discriminatory...

Abrogation of Article 370: Threats and Opportunities

Abrogation of Article 370: Threats and Opportunities

Irrespective of what people may say against New Delhi’s decision to abrogate Articles 370 and 35 A, the fact of...

1965 War: IAF supports Indian Army better than PAF

1965 War: IAF supports Indian Army better than PAF

Air support to surface forces, both in offence and defence is one of the most important tasks of any air force. Post 1962 debacle, the Government got down to building up the Army and the Air Force to the required size and structure. Both, the Army and the Air Force got seriously involved in their expansion plan. Their pre-commission training periods were reduced in duration and cadet strength...

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Gust of wind over the Himalaya

  The Rafale’s arrival will have a strong deterrent effect on China. For, despite Beijing’s info warfare overdrive, the fact is the Dragon can’t match the French plane today. Indian Air Force pilots inside the Rafale aircraft at Dassault Aviation Facility, in Merignac on Monday. The first five IAF Rafale jets took off from France on Monday and are likely to arrive at the Air Force station in Ambala on 29 July.   “Tout est bien qui...

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11th edition of DefExpo2020

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the Pavilions of the 11th edition of DefExpo2020, at Lucknow, in...

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‘At Home Reception’, on the occasion of the 71st Republic Day Celebrations

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting the invitees, at the ‘At Home Reception’, on the occasion of...

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 K9 VAJRA-T Gun from L&T Armoured System

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh flagging off 51st K9 VAJRA-T Gun from L&T Armoured System...

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Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat along with the Chief of the Army Staff, General...

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Piskarevsky Memorial Cemetery in St Petersburg, Russia

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh at the Piskarevsky Memorial Cemetery in St Petersburg, Russia...

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