Leveraged Transactional Diplomacy (LTD) can resolve the Doklam Stand off

Leveraged Transactional Diplomacy (LTD) can resolve the Doklam Stand off

There is no gainsaying, that in modern warfare, a military confrontation between two militarily unequal nations, does not always result in the defeat of the weaker nation, though, in all likelihood, that is what would normally follow. Therefore, nations have progressively begun to invest a greater share of their GDP on...

Kargil War - How it should have been fought?

Kargil War - How it should have been fought?

Question: “Where and when did the Indian Army fight the last battle of the First World War”? Answer: “Kargil, J&K, India, in 1999”. With our Army’s very long deployment on the Internal Security and prolonged denial of military wherewithal, Pakistan appeared to believe that we were too tired and weak enough...

How should India deal with China?

How should India deal with China?

India’s refusal to be part of OBOR and Doklam stand-off has made China occupy more mind space than at any time in the recent past. Conversely Global Times, mouthpiece of the Communist Party of China, regularly publishes articles threatening and advising India. There is no need for India to be submissive because...

Leveraged Transactional Diplomacy (LTD) can resolve the Doklam Stand off

Leveraged Transactional Diplomacy (LTD) can resolve the Doklam Stand off

There is no gainsaying, that in modern warfare, a military confrontation between two militarily unequal nations, does not always result in the defeat of the weaker nation, though, in all likelihood, that is what would normally follow. Therefore, nations have progressively begun to invest a greater share of their GDP on...

How should India deal with China?

How should India deal with China?

India’s refusal to be part of OBOR and Doklam stand-off has made China occupy more mind space than at any time in the recent past. Conversely Global Times, mouthpiece of the Communist Party of China, regularly publishes articles threatening and advising India. There is no need for India to be submissive because...

Doklam: Keeping the Powder Dry!

Doklam: Keeping the Powder Dry!

The SENSEX is zooming and therefore all is hanky dory. The Government is busy with its economic agenda. All is well….. Doklam!! What of it? Are war clouds looming? Are we conjuring up reasons of why a war is not in China’s best interest??? There has been so much written on the Doklam issue… The question that...

A Nuclear Command and Control System for India

A Nuclear Command and Control System for India

The recent missile tests have brought to the fore, once again the talks on south Asian nuclear arms race and scenarios. It is imperative to understand that mere capability in terms of Agni V or any other nuclear delivery capability does not signify step-change in nuclear postures. The overall nuclear capability...

India’s Military Might: The Real Truth

India’s Military Might: The Real Truth

No country has become a regional or global power without the ability to project military power in the region or across the globe. The Navy and the Air Force are major players in developing this capability. India’s land centric or continental fixation has created a very large Army which continues to grow. The Navy and...

Indian Air Force: 2025

Indian Air Force: 2025

With the Middle East in flames and Pakistan military-terrorist nexus routinely triggering border skirmishes, India is virtually at war. China now has a vibrant aircraft industry and routinely displays aggressive behaviour on the Sino-Indian border. Very close military and economic links between China and Pakistan is a...

Kargil War - How it should have been fought?

Kargil War - How it should have been fought?

Question: “Where and when did the Indian Army fight the last battle of the First World War”? Answer: “Kargil, J&K, India, in 1999”. With our Army’s very long deployment on the Internal Security and prolonged denial of military wherewithal, Pakistan appeared to believe that we were too tired and weak enough...

Beyond Amarnath Yatra Attack

Beyond Amarnath Yatra Attack

The terrorist attack on the bus carrying 60 Amarnath pilgrims returning post visiting the cave on July 10 indicates more terror in the offing, requiring measures beyond ramped up security and adherence to rules of movement. Seven pilgrims (five from Gujarat and two from Maharashtra) including six women were killed and...

Kashmir: Now or Never

Kashmir: Now or Never

The recent killing of six policemen betrayed the nadir of ‘Ramzan Jihad’ in the Kashmir Valley. Their cardinal sin being that they in their line of duty to protect the nation and its citizens, they were part of security forces operations did away with a dreaded LeT commander Junaid Mattoo. The LoC has dissolved as...

First Two NOPVs Shachi and Shruti launched by RDEL at Pipavav, Gujarat

First Two NOPVs Shachi and Shruti launched by RDEL at Pipavav, Gujarat

Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) launched the first two Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels (NOPVs) at their shipyard in Pipavav, Gujarat on 25 July 2017. The ships are part of a five ship project being constructed for the Indian Navy. The two NOPVs, Shachi and Shruti were launched by Smt Preeti Luthra, wife of...

Non Traditional Threats: South Asia's “Meth” Traffic

Non Traditional Threats: South Asia's “Meth” Traffic

The intensity of the issue within South Asia is clearly visible from the fact that, those nations which are principle “consumers” of methamphetamines, be it Laos, China and Myanmar, are not only the largest consumers, they also make a major “profit” from the largest drug trade in the history of South East Asia....

IAI expands JV with Kalyani Group for Advanced Air Defense Systems

IAI expands JV with Kalyani Group for Advanced Air Defense Systems

As part of India’s PM Narendra Modi visit in Israel this week, executives from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Kalyani Strategic Systems (KSSL), the defense arm of a Kalyani Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) addressed to expand the joint venture that the companies are establishing. The new MOU...

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India should employ tough measures against Cross-Border Terrorism in Kashmir

India should employ tough measures against Cross-Border Terrorism in Kashmir

The trend towards declining violence has been reversed in Jammu and Kashmir over the past few years; the current situation in the State is alarming and 2017 could end up being the bloodiest year in over a decade, show latest indications.  According to partial data compiled by the South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP), at...

Head hunters in Kargil – Naga Regiment

Head hunters in Kargil – Naga Regiment

Sahab, suna hai ye sar kaat ke le jaate hai aur insan bhi kha lete hai` (Sahab, we heard that...

 
China Going Strategically Berserk in 2017- A Global Concern

China Going Strategically Berserk in 2017- A Global Concern

Communist China in 2017 emerges as a strategically berserk ‘Revisionist Power’, militarily...

 
The Kargil War: How courage prevailed upon cowardly duplicity

The Kargil War: How courage prevailed upon cowardly duplicity

Eighteen years have elapsed since the fateful day, 26 July 1999, when India emerged victorious...

China: A Threat or A Challenge?

China: A Threat or A Challenge?

Introduction China remains a complex and paradoxical country and people to understand; even in...

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Kargil Vijay Diwas

Raksha Mantri Arun Jaitley along with three Service Chiefs paid homage to the martyrs at the Amar Jawan...

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CAS flies Rafale fighter during his ongoing visit of France

Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC after a sortie in Rafale...

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INS Sumitra awarded Special Search and Rescue (SAR) Award by NMSAR

Indian Naval Ship Sumitra was awarded a Special Search and Rescue (SAR) Award by Chairman, National...

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HAL Signs MoU with Government; Aims Higher Revenue

HAL signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the financial year 2017-18 with Ministry of Defence...

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Myanmar Defence Services Chief visits Tata Motors, Sanand Plant

A high-level delegation led by Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief Defence Services,...

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