Assessing China’s Strategic Behaviour During Republic Day and the Shangrila Dialogue 2018

Assessing China’s Strategic Behaviour During Republic Day and the Shangrila Dialogue 2018

A ‘rising and revanchist’ China has finally discarded from its lexicon the terms ‘Peaceful Rise’ and ‘Harmonious Rise’, as witnessed both during Xi Jinping’s address to the 19th Party Congress in Oct 2017 and his New Year’s address to the nation. It has displayed a propensity to create tensions along...

The Tuting Saga – what we should learn

The Tuting Saga – what we should learn

Mao Zhedong said and Deng Xiaoping reiterated, “Tibet is the palm of China and Ladakh, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and NEFA (now Arunachal Pradesh) are its fingers”. Xi Jinping was a secretary in China’s Ministry of National Defence when China under Deng invaded Vietnam in 1979. Steeped in Deng’s colours, Xi is...

Indo-Israel Relations: Make With India

Indo-Israel Relations: Make With India

Both countries carved their national identity as a fragile balance of cultures, religions and minorities. Both have significant expatriate communities in foreign countries, giving significant contribution to the country’s wealth, and international influence. For India, it was a struggle for unification and defending...

Assessing China’s Strategic Behaviour During Republic Day and the Shangrila Dialogue 2018

Assessing China’s Strategic Behaviour During Republic Day and the Shangrila Dialogue 2018

A ‘rising and revanchist’ China has finally discarded from its lexicon the terms ‘Peaceful Rise’ and ‘Harmonious Rise’, as witnessed both during Xi Jinping’s address to the 19th Party Congress in Oct 2017 and his New Year’s address to the nation. It has displayed a propensity to create tensions along...

The Tuting Saga – what we should learn

The Tuting Saga – what we should learn

Mao Zhedong said and Deng Xiaoping reiterated, “Tibet is the palm of China and Ladakh, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and NEFA (now Arunachal Pradesh) are its fingers”. Xi Jinping was a secretary in China’s Ministry of National Defence when China under Deng invaded Vietnam in 1979. Steeped in Deng’s colours, Xi is...

2017: Was a tough Year for China-India Relations

2017: Was a tough Year for China-India Relations

China–India relations refers to the bilateral relationship between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of India. The modern relationship began in 1950 when India was among the first countries to end formal ties with the Republic of China (Taiwan) and recognised the PRC as the legitimate government of...

Indian Military Doctrine: An Analysis

Indian Military Doctrine: An Analysis

A doctrine is for the future, but is based on past experiences and takes into account the present conflicts/wars with available technology and anticipated technological advances. From doctrine, flows the organisational structure of the military, its staffing, what the forces need to be equipped with, their training and...

Integrated Simulators for Training of Mechanised Forces: The Way Ahead

Integrated Simulators for Training of Mechanised Forces: The Way Ahead

As India improves its economic index, areas available for conduct of large scale exercises will become even more restricted. Furthermore, the need for modernisation, force sustenance, capability development and rising costs inhibit extensive use of weapons and equipment in order to preserve their life. Hence it is...

Indian Military Muscle Degradation

Indian Military Muscle Degradation

Approaching the end of the year, it is time to make a report card for the Indian Military muscle power. The calendar year 2017 began with many promising statements and happenings at the Aero-India 2017, by all who mattered, but have the statements been converted to action? Sadly, the answer is in the negative. The...

Circa 2017: A lot achieved but miles to go in Jammu and Kashmir

Circa 2017: A lot achieved but miles to go in Jammu and Kashmir

2017 offered a mixed bag for Jammu and Kashmir in both the political and security domain. The state witnessed a modicum of peace and virtual destruction of the terror machinery, due to relentless counter terrorist operation by security forces. The going was, however, not totally smooth as many issues came up, some due...

Innovations to Prevent Bomb Blasts: Trust Based Security

Innovations to Prevent Bomb Blasts: Trust Based Security

As reflected by the repeated bomb blasts in Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur and elsewhere, India has proved itself to be vulnerable and unable to prevent bomb blasts.  Bomb disposal teams came into play only on reports.  Is there a better way to ensure our safety? Much of the responsibility rests on the shoulders of Citizens,...

Virtual Currencies: Bitcoin as an Emerging Terror Financing Threat to India

Virtual Currencies: Bitcoin as an Emerging Terror Financing Threat to India

There are various segments of customers who may be interested in buying and selling Bitcoins. It ranges from traders to freelancers to online web market spenders to Hackers. The Bitcoin address to which you shall send Bitcoin may be of the guy next door or across the globe. It is similar to sending an email to an email...

Indo-Israel Relations: Make With India

Indo-Israel Relations: Make With India

Both countries carved their national identity as a fragile balance of cultures, religions and minorities. Both have significant expatriate communities in foreign countries, giving significant contribution to the country’s wealth, and international influence. For India, it was a struggle for unification and defending...

Electronic Warfare: Emerging Trends in Technology

Electronic Warfare: Emerging Trends in Technology

The realm of Electronic Warfare (EW) has traditionally been kept in the classified domain, even within the security community. It was a domain handled by experts, in dedicated units equipped with specialist equipment. This veil of secrecy was necessitated because equipment of this nature was a perceived force...

Logjam in Indigenous Aircraft Production

Logjam in Indigenous Aircraft Production

There is a swirling discomfiture that the ‘Make-in-India’ initiative, a signature tune of the NDA government, involving a large number of defence projects valued at more than $60 billion, is stuck due to long-winded procedures, commercial and technical wrangling, coupled with lack of requisite political thrust. The...

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Netanyahu's India visit: Promoting mutual strategic interests

Netanyahu's India visit: Promoting mutual strategic interests

The visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India (January 14-19)  commemorates  the 25th anniversary of the opening of an Indian embassy in Tel Aviv in 1992 and will further consolidate an important and strategically distinctive bilateral relationship for both nations. It has had a chequered past since...

Ushering Normalcy in Kashmir

Ushering Normalcy in Kashmir

In 2017, Indian security forces (SFs) initiated a more focused approach to dealing with...

 
Can India lead Commonwealth 2.0?

Can India lead Commonwealth 2.0?

Regarded as a hangover of the British colonial legacy, the Commonwealth of Nations (CW)...

 
Spore IED Blast: Terrorists Exposed as Inhumane Killers Gasping for Breath

Spore IED Blast: Terrorists Exposed as Inhumane Killers Gasping for Breath

The recent IED blast in Sopore that has left four police officers martyred and two injured has...

Pakistan Warned by United States that it can no Longer Bear Weight of...

Pakistan Warned by United States that it can no Longer Bear Weight of...

For far too long the United States has borne the strategic weight of Pakistan’s strategic...

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The Raksha Mantri Visits Goa Naval Area

The Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman visited Goa Naval Area on 08 January 2018. She was accompanied by...

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Commissioning the Naval Submarine INS Kalvari

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi commissioning the Naval Submarine INS Kalvari into the Indian Navy, in...

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Armed Forces Flag Day

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Officers of the Kendriya Sainik Board, on the occasion of the...

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 71st Infantry Day

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat paying homage to the Martyrs, on the occasion of 71st...

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Air Warriors, at Airforce Station, Chabua

The Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman with the Air warriors, at Airforce Station, Chabua, in...

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