Iron Dome: The Game-Changer

Iron Dome: The Game-Changer

The name ‘Iron Dome’ evokes an image of a protective bubble. The Iron Dome is an Israeli ground based, truck towable, short-range, ground-to-air air defence system in operation since 2011. Currently operated only by Israel and Singapore, it has been operationally tested in Operation Pillar of Strength in November...

Doklam has set a benchmark for Sino-India relations for the future

Doklam has set a benchmark for Sino-India relations for the future

The Doklam stand-off between India and China, which lasted for 72 days, and which took place in a remote area of the forbidden heights of eastern Himalayas, is symbolic of the continued lack of trust that exists between India and China, ever since the ‘Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai’ slogan was turned on its head by Chinese...

The Wounded Lion in Dragon’s ‘Peaceful Rise’

The Wounded Lion in Dragon’s ‘Peaceful Rise’

As defence and strategıc analyst ın Indıa and China begın to present theır post-crisis analysıs on the recent near-sımultaneous wıthdrawal of troops along the trı-junctıon between Indıa-Chına-Bhutan (Doklam), thıs presentation ıntends to present a synthesis wıth a objectıve to address the overall health...

Doklam has set a benchmark for Sino-India relations for the future

Doklam has set a benchmark for Sino-India relations for the future

The Doklam stand-off between India and China, which lasted for 72 days, and which took place in a remote area of the forbidden heights of eastern Himalayas, is symbolic of the continued lack of trust that exists between India and China, ever since the ‘Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai’ slogan was turned on its head by Chinese...

The Wounded Lion in Dragon’s ‘Peaceful Rise’

The Wounded Lion in Dragon’s ‘Peaceful Rise’

As defence and strategıc analyst ın Indıa and China begın to present theır post-crisis analysıs on the recent near-sımultaneous wıthdrawal of troops along the trı-junctıon between Indıa-Chına-Bhutan (Doklam), thıs presentation ıntends to present a synthesis wıth a objectıve to address the overall health...

Rise of China: An Enigma

Rise of China: An Enigma

Arnold J. Toynbee, a doyen of historian, in his multi volume magnum opus ‘Studies in World History’ had predicted rise of China and India and the challenge it will pose to the West dominated world order. Toynbee wrote that when the process of industrialization going on in India and China reaches its conclusion, the...

Iron Dome: The Game-Changer

Iron Dome: The Game-Changer

The name ‘Iron Dome’ evokes an image of a protective bubble. The Iron Dome is an Israeli ground based, truck towable, short-range, ground-to-air air defence system in operation since 2011. Currently operated only by Israel and Singapore, it has been operationally tested in Operation Pillar of Strength in November...

INS Kiltan: Add new dimension to the ASW capability of Indian Navy

INS Kiltan: Add new dimension to the ASW capability of Indian Navy

INS Kiltan (P30), third Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) stealth corvettes built under Project 28 (Kamorta Class) was commissioned into the Indian Navy by the Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at an impressive ceremony held at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam, 16 October 2017. Admiral Sunil Lanba, the Chief of the Naval...

Exercise INDRA: Indo-Russia Joint Exercise - First Ever International Tri Service Exercise

Exercise INDRA: Indo-Russia Joint Exercise - First Ever International Tri Service Exercise

Giving the Indo-Russian defence cooperation a major boost, Exercise INDRA-2017, the first ever Tri Services Joint Exercise between Indian and Russian Armed Forces will be conducted in the Eastern Military District of Russia from 19 to 29 Oct 2017. Exercise INDRA in its previous nine avatars has been conducted as a...

Rumour Bombs as Terror Tools

Rumour Bombs as Terror Tools

Apart from other reasons several media reports attribute the stampede at the Eliphistone footbridge to rumours. The Hindustan Times reports : “Two rumours began circulating, which most likely caused commuters to panic, survivors said. One rumour, a survivor said was of short circuit.” The other rumour as usual was...

The Issue of Rohingyas

The Issue of Rohingyas

The opposition parties and the habitual critics of the present dispensation have now made the presence of about 40000 Rohingyas in India a political issue. With the usual and unthinking support of the human rights activists and the National Human rights Commission, the issue has now become communal. In fact, now there...

To ‘Act East’, Act in the North East India First!

To ‘Act East’, Act in the North East India First!

As China rises and acts aggressively on our Northern borders laying claim to the whole of state of Arunachal Pradesh, establishing contact and strengthening our ancient ties with South East Asia is a strategic necessity. South East Asia is China’s soft underbelly. Our North East is a bridge to South East Asia to...

Successful flight tests for the active array radar offered by Thales to HAL for TEJAS

Successful flight tests for the active array radar offered by Thales to HAL for TEJAS

Thales has developed an active array radar that meets the specific needs of HAL, to equip the 80 TEJAS Mk1A multirole LCA operated by the Indian Air Force. The radar has successfully completed an initial flight test campaign designed to measure its performance level. In order to meet the needs of the Indian...

Strategic Partnership with Private Players: An Overview

Strategic Partnership with Private Players: An Overview

There are two concerns which need to be addressed to make Strategic Partnerships contribute in a meaningful and time-bound manner. The first and foremost concern is the lack of institutional capacity and ability to guide the new process to its logical conclusion. In the past, several promising measures, especially...

Deepening India-Israel Ties: Changing Landscape of the Indian Defence Sector

Deepening India-Israel Ties: Changing Landscape of the Indian Defence Sector

Israel has become a prominent defence partner for India in recent times. A string of defence deals between the two countries have benefitted Indian companies seeking advanced manufacturing technologies and Israeli companies looking at new defence markets. Israel has also been able to provide the Indian armed forces with...

Interviews / Spotlight

Bangladesh: A Judgement Gone Awry!

Bangladesh: A Judgement Gone Awry!

On many parameters Sheikh Hasina’s government is doing extremely well.  The economy is moving at around 6 percent growth.  There was a proud moment for Bangladesh when the first span of 6.15 Kilometer Padma Bridge was installed on 1st October- a project financed and executed indigenously. On the Terrorist front,...

1971 War: Airborne Operations

1971 War: Airborne Operations

Between the two world wars there was a significant development of aircraft, both transport and...

 
The Future of US Troops in Afghanistan: Assessing Potential Roles

The Future of US Troops in Afghanistan: Assessing Potential Roles

In his new strategy for Afghanistan, US President Donald Trump recently decided on increasing...

 
The Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar: Options for India

The Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar: Options for India

Ever since Rohingya Muslim militants killed 12 local persons in the Rakhine state of Myanmar on...

EMP Weapons and the New Equation of War

EMP Weapons and the New Equation of War

An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is an intense burst of electromagnetic (EM) energy that causes,...

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Defence Minister inside the Cockpit of MiG 29 Fighter Aircraft

The Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman inside the cockpit of MiG 29 fighter aircraft on her...

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Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Naval Staff Visits Vietnam

Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Naval Staff is...

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Visit of Commander-in Chief (Air), Mayanmar

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC interacting with General...

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INSV Tarini

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Six women officers of the Indian Navy who are due to...

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71st Independence Day

The President Ram Nath Kovind paying homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, on the occasion of 71st...

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