Instability in Pakistan & Afghanistan: India needs to Respond with Strength

Instability in Pakistan & Afghanistan: India needs to Respond with Strength

Pakistan is in the throes of a huge political and internal security crisis. A politico-religious organisation named  Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLP) is resorting to unprecedented rampage across the country. The protests escalated to unmanageable levels post the imposition of a ban on the organisation  and arrest...

Does India Need Compulsory Military Training

Does India Need Compulsory Military Training

First Published on November 1, 2013. Conscription is the compulsory enlistment of people in some sort of national service, most often military service. Conscription dates back to antiquity and continues in some countries to the present day under various names. The modern system of near-universal national...

Afghanistan: Drawdown or Abandonment-Its Consequences

Afghanistan: Drawdown or Abandonment-Its Consequences

Joe Biden has ultimately announced 11 September as the final cut-off date for the complete pullout of the US and other allies’ troops from the war-torn Afghanistan. Earlier he had denounced the decision of his predecessor Donald Trump of complete drawdown by 01 May as “impractical.” As per the new blue print the...

Instability in Pakistan & Afghanistan: India needs to Respond with Strength

Instability in Pakistan & Afghanistan: India needs to Respond with Strength

Pakistan is in the throes of a huge political and internal security crisis. A politico-religious organisation named  Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLP) is resorting to unprecedented rampage across the country. The protests escalated to unmanageable levels post the imposition of a ban on the organisation  and arrest...

Afghanistan: Drawdown or Abandonment-Its Consequences

Afghanistan: Drawdown or Abandonment-Its Consequences

Joe Biden has ultimately announced 11 September as the final cut-off date for the complete pullout of the US and other allies’ troops from the war-torn Afghanistan. Earlier he had denounced the decision of his predecessor Donald Trump of complete drawdown by 01 May as “impractical.” As per the new blue print the...

China is Raring to Invade Taiwan

China is Raring to Invade Taiwan

The US is once again warning that China is threatening to invade Taiwan. Chinese missiles are launched in the direction of Taiwan which has resulted in a US aircraft carrier taskforce sailing through the Taiwan Strait in a defiant signal of resolve. Consequently, tensions are rising over Taiwan again. China has...

Does India Need Compulsory Military Training

Does India Need Compulsory Military Training

First Published on November 1, 2013. Conscription is the compulsory enlistment of people in some sort of national service, most often military service. Conscription dates back to antiquity and continues in some countries to the present day under various names. The modern system of near-universal national...

Artificial Intelligence in Avionics

Artificial Intelligence in Avionics

The term avionics was first used in late 1940s as a portmanteau conjoining ‘aviation’ and ‘electronics’ but since then, both aviation and electronics have undergone tremendous evolutionary changes. Modern military and civil aircraft have avionics as their quintessential defining characteristics and include...

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...

The Takeaway from Sukma

The Takeaway from Sukma

The ambush of a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) party by Maoists, also known as Naxals, on 03 April this year has put the spotlight back on the ongoing insurgency in India’s hinterland. South Asia Intelligence Review (SAIR) in itsweekly assessment of 05 April quotes Chattisgarh DIG (Anti Maoist Operations) Shri...

Kashmir: Improved Security Situation has Paved the way for Progress & Prosperity

Kashmir: Improved Security Situation has Paved the way for Progress & Prosperity

In a very unfortunate incident in Kashmir on Friday, 9 April, terrorists shot dead a Territorial Army (TA) soldier, Havaldar Mohammad Saleem Akhoon, near his home in Goriwan, Bijbehara. The soldier belonged to 162 Infantry Battalion (TA) and had been granted leave from March 22 for 40 days. The brutal murder of the...

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...

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,...

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Myanmar Coup: Threat to India’s Internal Security and Challenge to...

Myanmar Coup: Threat to India’s Internal Security and Challenge to...

On 01 February, Myanmar’s democratically elected members of the National League of Democracy (NLD) have been...

The So-Called Peaceful Liberation of Tibet

The So-Called Peaceful Liberation of Tibet

The history of Mao’s China is a tale of well-planned and well-executed moves. All the events from 1949 onwards have...

Chhattisgarh Massacre: Responding to Battlefield Setbacks

Chhattisgarh Massacre: Responding to Battlefield Setbacks

Within a span of less than two weeks, 28 security force (SF) personnel were killed in Chhattisgarh by left-wing extremists from the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist). The first attack, on 23 March 2021, involving improvised explosive devices (IEDs), killed five District Reserve Guards (DRG) personnel in Narayanpur district. The second attack, much more meticulously planned than the...

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Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Contours of the Decision and Ramifications for India

Afghanistan has been associated with the India since the days of Ramayana and Mahabharata. King Dashrath’s wife Kakeyi was princess of Kakeya Pradesh, that in ancient times, constituted a group of kingdom’s in the general area of today’s Afghanistan. Kush, the son of Rama, ruled these very north western kingdoms in the lap of the mountains of Hindukush. Gandhari, the famous queen of Emperor Dhritrashtra, was from the Ghandhar kingdom in...

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Air Force Commanders’ Conference

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh with the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat,...

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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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