Terror shouldn’t be totally ruled out in Amritsar train massacre

Terror shouldn’t be totally ruled out in Amritsar train massacre

The train massacre at Amritsar on Dussehra resulting in the death of 61 and injuring 72 has shaken the nation. There is no point blaming the Railways as well as the train driver. The speed of the train has not been mentioned but the fact that the scene of tragedy, Jofa Fatak area, was just 2.5 km from the Golden Temple...

Kashmir: Religious ideology is the only problem

Kashmir: Religious ideology is the only problem

Recently a Kashmiri student of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Manan Wani, was killed in an encounter in Handwara in the Kashmir Valley. Two other fellow terrorists belonging to the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) were also killed with him. Manan Wani was pursuing a PhD course in Geology before joining the Hizbul...

Sino-US Trade War: Politics of Fear and Anxiety

Sino-US Trade War: Politics of Fear and Anxiety

United States (US) administration under President Trump is now engaged in non-kinetic war with China not limited to trade alone. A salvo of charges against China was presented in unequivocal terms by Vice President Pence at the Hudson Institute (Washington D.C.) on 04 October, marking the US intention not to back down...

Sino-US Trade War: Politics of Fear and Anxiety

Sino-US Trade War: Politics of Fear and Anxiety

United States (US) administration under President Trump is now engaged in non-kinetic war with China not limited to trade alone. A salvo of charges against China was presented in unequivocal terms by Vice President Pence at the Hudson Institute (Washington D.C.) on 04 October, marking the US intention not to back down...

Oil – S 400 – CAATSA : A Test of Diplomacy for India

Oil – S 400 – CAATSA : A Test of Diplomacy for India

There is never a dull moment in world politics. International relations are in a constant state of flux with many an extraneous factor causing shift in alliances, changes in priorities and even worse. The only ‘constant’ as immortalised by Lord Palmerston in his famous statement on international relations: “There...

Twists and Turns in US -China Trade War

Twists and Turns in US -China Trade War

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s stopover at Beijing on 08 October may not have been a pleasant experience, more so in the backdrop of accusation of US Vice President Pence about  China attempting to interfere in U.S. elections. The agenda of North Korean denuclearisation, where US and China were broadly agreeing...

China's bid to subvert HAL employees

China's bid to subvert HAL employees

The act of meeting former and some serving employees of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) by an Indian politician, wherein he castigated the present Indian dispensation, have both elements of political ambitions and external leverages. The symbiosis of the relationship between the two needs to be understood in this...

Chemical Attacks – may not be too distant

Chemical Attacks – may not be too distant

Britain’s Minister of State for Security Ben Wallace has warned on October 9 that “Chemical and Biological weapons are marching in closer”, terrorists have prepared better arsenal and country must be prepared to face such attacks. Underlining that there is no doubt over the reality of the threat, Wallace stressed...

Strategic Partnership Vindicated

Strategic Partnership Vindicated

The Indo-Soviet treaty in 1971 marked a first decisive break with the policy non-alignment which was espoused by Jawaharlal Nehru. The bitter experience of Indo-Chinese war 1962 compelled India to have technology transfer agreements with the Russians MiG 21 in 1963 was our footprint in license agreement. This was...

Terror shouldn’t be totally ruled out in Amritsar train massacre

Terror shouldn’t be totally ruled out in Amritsar train massacre

The train massacre at Amritsar on Dussehra resulting in the death of 61 and injuring 72 has shaken the nation. There is no point blaming the Railways as well as the train driver. The speed of the train has not been mentioned but the fact that the scene of tragedy, Jofa Fatak area, was just 2.5 km from the Golden Temple...

Kashmir: Religious ideology is the only problem

Kashmir: Religious ideology is the only problem

Recently a Kashmiri student of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Manan Wani, was killed in an encounter in Handwara in the Kashmir Valley. Two other fellow terrorists belonging to the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) were also killed with him. Manan Wani was pursuing a PhD course in Geology before joining the Hizbul...

Terrorist Attack from the Sea

Terrorist Attack from the Sea

The IB has red flagged the possibility of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) launching seaborne attack (s) in India. Reports are of large number of its cadres being trained in deep sea diving, simultaneous to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) training some 600 cadres and tying up with LeT. Gujarat and Maharashtra are reportedly threatened and...

Pallas Aviation Announced as Launch Operator for Lockheed Martin LM-100J Commercial Freighter

Pallas Aviation Announced as Launch Operator for Lockheed Martin LM-100J Commercial Freighter

Lockheed Martin introduced Pallas Aviation as the first LM-100J commercial freighter operator. The LM-100J is a production variant of the proven C-130J Super Hercules, which is the military airlifter of choice for 18 nations around the world. Pallas Aviation will provide management services and operational control of...

Lockheed Martin, Tata Host F-16 Supplier Conference in India

Lockheed Martin, Tata Host F-16 Supplier Conference in India

Lockheed Martin Corp. and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) are hosting an F-16 industry supplier conference this week in India. Current F-16 suppliers and prospective Indian industry partners at the event are gathering to discuss opportunities on the F-16 program — the world’s largest fighter aircraft...

Rosoboronexport: contract with India for S-400 missile systems – biggest-ever deal in company history

Rosoboronexport: contract with India for S-400 missile systems – biggest-ever deal in company history

On October 5, 2018, in Delhi Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) signed a contract to supply India with the S-400 Triumph long-range air defense missile systems (ADMS). “The S-400 supply agreement with India is a new landmark in the history of military-technical cooperation between our countries. The...

Interviews / Spotlight

Beyond ULB and Panchayat Polls in J&K

Beyond ULB and Panchayat Polls in J&K

J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik’s statement “we have to kill militancy, not militants. We have to make militancy...

1971 War: Inside the Pakistani Jail

1971 War: Inside the Pakistani Jail

While in Kotlakhpat I had easy access to some of the leading national newspapers of Pakistan because of the...

Tough words for Pakistan: Introspection time for new government

Tough words for Pakistan: Introspection time for new government

Pakistani Foreign Minster Shah Mahmood Qureshi made history at the United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) by giving a speech in Urdu, Pakistan’s national language. However, the contents of speech were almost the same as last year. The same was the case with Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, who accused Pakistan of “harbouring terrorists” and “masking malevolence with duplicity.”...

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BIMSTEC can usher in a New Asian Order

The BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Co-operation) Summit was held in Kathmandu on August 30-31 amid contentions that India is losing its influence and goodwill within the immediate neighbourhood, while Chinese political influence is on the rise, through economic assistance.  When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the BIMSTEC military exercises, political, diplomatic and civil society in...

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Air Force Day Parade

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on dais during the Air Force Day Parade, at Air...

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Parakram Parv

The Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman at the inauguration of “Parakram Parv”, at India...

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Chief of Army Staff, Bangladesh Army Visit

The Chief of Army Staff, Bangladesh Army, General Aziz Ahmed meeting the Chief of Army Staff, General...

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 Kargil Vijay Diwas

The Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman along with the Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat,...

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CYBERTCH INDIA – 2018

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat and other dignitaries at the Seminar on Cyber Warfare, Cyber...

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