Pakistan Must End Kashmir Obsession

Pakistan Must End Kashmir Obsession

Pakistan’s obsession with Kashmir is the main cause of its economic collapse and international labelling as fountainhead of terror. Pakistani political and military leadership continues to brainwash its “awam” (native people) with rhetoric like “Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of the partition”, “Kashmir is...

China on Abrogation of Article 370: Look who’s Talking!

China on Abrogation of Article 370: Look who’s Talking!

Now that China’s Foreign Ministry has crossed the red line by brazenly interfering in India’s internal affairs by terming abrogation of Article 370 “illegal and invalid,” it’s high time New Delhi reviewed its unduly magnanimous attitude in face of Beijing’s belligerence since such undue munificence has...

Remembering the Forgotten Army of World War-II

Remembering the Forgotten Army of World War-II

“The British couldn’t have come through both world wars if they hadn’t had the British Indian Army.” — Field Marshal Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief of British Indian Army 1942 Seventy-five years ago, Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr. piloting a B-29 Superfortress – Enola Gay – dropped ‘Little Boy’, the first...

Pakistan Must End Kashmir Obsession

Pakistan Must End Kashmir Obsession

Pakistan’s obsession with Kashmir is the main cause of its economic collapse and international labelling as fountainhead of terror. Pakistani political and military leadership continues to brainwash its “awam” (native people) with rhetoric like “Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of the partition”, “Kashmir is...

China on Abrogation of Article 370: Look who’s Talking!

China on Abrogation of Article 370: Look who’s Talking!

Now that China’s Foreign Ministry has crossed the red line by brazenly interfering in India’s internal affairs by terming abrogation of Article 370 “illegal and invalid,” it’s high time New Delhi reviewed its unduly magnanimous attitude in face of Beijing’s belligerence since such undue munificence has...

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...

Remembering the Forgotten Army of World War-II

Remembering the Forgotten Army of World War-II

“The British couldn’t have come through both world wars if they hadn’t had the British Indian Army.” — Field Marshal Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief of British Indian Army 1942 Seventy-five years ago, Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr. piloting a B-29 Superfortress – Enola Gay – dropped ‘Little Boy’, the first...

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...

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

Beirut Blast – darker days ahead

Beirut Blast – darker days ahead

Destruction and confusion prevailed as twin gigantic explosion rocked Beirut with Lebanon in the grip of major...

1971 War: Inside the Pakistani Jail

1971 War: Inside the Pakistani Jail

While in Kotlakhpat I had easy access to some of the leading national newspapers of Pakistan because of the...

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 Article 35A and divisive Article 370. These two articles were utilised by the Kashmir-centric leadership, which also happened to be the ruling class, not only to swindle huge amount of funds received from the Central Government but also to alienate the Kashmiri Muslim population...

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Equality in Armed Forces Comes with All Its Dues: Revisiting the Judgement of Apex Court

“Inferior inducements bring second rate men. Second rate men invite second best security. In war there is no prize for the runner up.” —General Omar N Bradley In what has been called significant judgment on gender equality, the Supreme Court on 16th February 2020 directed that Permanent Commission should be granted to women in army regardless of their service, in all the ten streams where the Union Government have already taken a...

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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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