Obama’s Visit: A Paradigm Shift in Strategic Partnership

Obama’s Visit: A Paradigm Shift in Strategic Partnership

President Obama and the First Lady came to India this week on a state visit from 25 to 27 Jan 2015. This visit underscored the importance of the fact that the USA and India are true global partners in an effort of strengthening economies and strong democracies. This shared global vision made this US President to be a...

Integrated Air Defence for the Indian Airspace

Integrated Air Defence for the Indian Airspace

Events such as the Purulia arms drop, use of hijacked airliners as a lethal arm of terrorism, disappearance of a civil airliner from the radar screen and proliferation of tactical and intermediate range ballistic missiles across our western and northern borders, are pointers for us to take a holistic look at our air...

The Dud of banning JuD – Zebra can’t change stripes

The Dud of banning JuD – Zebra can’t change stripes

Abdul Basit, Pakistan’s High Commissioner was recently centre stage on one of our national TV channel. The competition for TRPs being never ending it didn’t  really matter that Basit sabotaged the foreign secretary level talks by inviting Hurriyat hardliners for a ‘Biryani with Basit’ dinner-cum-discussion on...

Obama’s Visit: A Paradigm Shift in Strategic Partnership

Obama’s Visit: A Paradigm Shift in Strategic Partnership

President Obama and the First Lady came to India this week on a state visit from 25 to 27 Jan 2015. This visit underscored the importance of the fact that the USA and India are true global partners in an effort of strengthening economies and strong democracies. This shared global vision made this US President to be a...

The Dud of banning JuD – Zebra can’t change stripes

The Dud of banning JuD – Zebra can’t change stripes

Abdul Basit, Pakistan’s High Commissioner was recently centre stage on one of our national TV channel. The competition for TRPs being never ending it didn’t  really matter that Basit sabotaged the foreign secretary level talks by inviting Hurriyat hardliners for a ‘Biryani with Basit’ dinner-cum-discussion on...

As the Western Powers Withdraw: Afghanistan at a Crossroads

As the Western Powers Withdraw: Afghanistan at a Crossroads

The withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan has left the troubled country in an undecided state. NATO alone had 1, 30,000 troops on the ground. By the year’s end this number will become around 12,000. Will this not leave a vacuum into which the forces of disruption—the Afghan Taliban—backed by their masters...

Integrated Air Defence for the Indian Airspace

Integrated Air Defence for the Indian Airspace

Events such as the Purulia arms drop, use of hijacked airliners as a lethal arm of terrorism, disappearance of a civil airliner from the radar screen and proliferation of tactical and intermediate range ballistic missiles across our western and northern borders, are pointers for us to take a holistic look at our air...

PM's remarks at the NCC Rally

PM's remarks at the NCC Rally

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today called upon NCC cadets to plan a unique nationwide celebration of the first International Yoga Day on June 21st. Addressing cadets from across the country on the occasion of the NCC Rally, the Prime Minister urged NCC cadets to work towards a record-setting performance,...

Aerial Weapons Systems for the Indian Air Force

Aerial Weapons Systems for the Indian Air Force

In the foreseeable future extending up to the next 20 years or so, the IAF will have to prepare for the eventuality of a hostile adversary continuing a low intensity campaign using expendable manpower and based on inexpensive low level “donkey, tent and AK-47 technology”. Due to national political compulsions, it is...

Terrorism in the 21st Century: Battling Non State Actors

Terrorism in the 21st Century: Battling Non State Actors

If we look in the past or even in the current situation no state has ever been a threat towards national and international security. On the other hand, despite their disregard for international security, peace cooperation and recognition some non-states forces have began exhibiting state like characteristics. Today...

Bengaluru’s Terror Horror

Bengaluru’s Terror Horror

By synchronising serial IED blasts IM had plans to draw North-South Blood Corridor on Republic Day Bengaluru-Hyderabad-Nagpur-Bhopal-New Delhi was the “bloody” route The success of Intelligence apparatus is measured by the ability of the security forces to prevent or thwart a terror act. Going by this principle,...

Non-state Actors versus Conventional Armies

Non-state Actors versus Conventional Armies

Planet Earth seems to be spinning faster on its axis, or is it that events with serious ramifications on global geo-political dynamics are emanating around the world with uncontrolled ferocity? Are potentially destabilising situations being wilfully ignored because political will is wanting? Are a rag-tag band of...

Lockheed Martin Leaders Visit Tata-Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Facility

Lockheed Martin Leaders Visit Tata-Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Facility

A team of senior Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] executives led by Patrick Dewar, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin International, visited the Tata-Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Limited (TLMAL) facility in Hyderabad on January 21, 2015, to inspect the C130-Js as well as to tour the TLMAL site. Set up in 2012, TLMAL...

Landing Craft Utility Ship for Indian Navy Launched at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE)

Landing Craft Utility Ship for Indian Navy Launched at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE)

The third ship of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk IV project, Yard 2094, for the Indian Navy was launched at an impressive ceremony at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata here today, in the presence of Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, Vice Chief of the Naval Staff and Smt. Reena Lanba. Launching of...

BAE Systems names Deepak Parekh India chairman

BAE Systems names Deepak Parekh India chairman

BAE Systems has appointed Deepak Parekh, Chairman of HDFC Ltd, as a non-executive Director and Chairman of its Indian subsidiary, BAE Systems India (Services) Private Limited, with effect from 1st January, 2015. Mr Parekh’s association with BAE Systems began in 2010 when he was appointed as a member of the Company’s...

Interviews / Spotlight

A Lesson in Ethics by an Army Officer

A Lesson in Ethics by an Army Officer

It was the summer of 67. I was all of sixteen years old, had just finished my schooling from a prestigious boarding school and was on a sabbatical working out what to do with my life. My father was a colonel in the army and had a year to go before retirement. We were living in a comfortable government bungalow in Ajmer...

Afghanistan's Strategic Culture and Threat Perception

Afghanistan's Strategic Culture and Threat Perception

Afghanistan has geographical interface with energy-rich West Asia and Central Asia as also with...

 
Was it an Atomic Bomb?

Was it an Atomic Bomb?

On 7 August, Bose was still unaware of what had happened at Hiroshima. In fact, the news of...

 
India's Long Range Missile

India's Long Range Missile

Indian doctrine of minimum credible nuclear deterrence envisages “No First Use” (NFU) policy...

NE Insurgency: The Religious Dimension

NE Insurgency: The Religious Dimension

Before the advent of Christianity, the hill tribes of Assam practiced animism. An important...

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 Prime Minister's NCC Rally

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with the awardees of the best cadets in different categories,...

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arriving at the Amar Jawan Jyoti

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi arriving at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, on the occasion of...

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 66th Republic Day Parade 2015

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee arrives at Raj Path, meets the US President, Mr. Barack Obama and the...

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Tank T- 90 (Bhishma) passes through the Rajpath

Tank T- 90 (Bhishma) passes through the Rajpath during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day...

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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar inspecting the flag area, during his visit to the DG NCC Republic Day Camp – 2015

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar inspecting the flag area, during his visit to the DG NCC Republic Day...

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