Its not Pakistan, Its Kashmir...!

Its not Pakistan, Its Kashmir...!

Indian policy makers could do well to adopt it in their prescriptions for the perpetual hostilities at the border. Since 1947, Pakistan has almost completely occupied India’s strategic mindspace, its defence budgets, border management, diplomatic outreach, nuclear manoueuvring and internal security. In all this, an...

Winning the Asymmetric Wars: Matrix of Instruments of War

Winning the Asymmetric Wars: Matrix of Instruments of War

Using Ivan Arreguin Toft’s hypothesis of strategic interaction proposed and studied on a sample of asymmetric conflicts since year 1800,in “How the weak win wars – a theory of asymmetric conflict”, Ihave proposed the three step rapid strategy switching process for winning the asymmetric wars. The three steps...

Same Country, Same Army, Same Enemy but now a Different Result

Same Country, Same Army, Same Enemy but now a Different Result

“A nation that will insist on drawing a broad line between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to find its fighting done by fools and thinking done by cowards.” — Sir William Francis Butler In the past, India had borne the brunt of many Pathankot’s and Uri’s with patience and restraint. It...

Winning the Asymmetric Wars: Matrix of Instruments of War

Winning the Asymmetric Wars: Matrix of Instruments of War

Using Ivan Arreguin Toft’s hypothesis of strategic interaction proposed and studied on a sample of asymmetric conflicts since year 1800,in “How the weak win wars – a theory of asymmetric conflict”, Ihave proposed the three step rapid strategy switching process for winning the asymmetric wars. The three steps...

Understand Pakistan’s Proxy War – and we could brag less

Understand Pakistan’s Proxy War – and we could brag less

On November 25, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told a rally in Panaji, Goa, “There is no doubt that the army is gallant, but for the first time, the country’s political leadership took a strong policy decision. And after that too, we have given an appropriate response to other cowardly attacks. It was such a...

Pakistan’s new Army Chief: Old wine in new bottle

Pakistan’s new Army Chief: Old wine in new bottle

Pakistan has mastered the art of symbolism; of letting its actions do all the talking. As the country prepares for a change of Army Chiefs today (November, 29) two terror attacks in the Jammu region have sent out a clear signal that there is no change in its policy towards India. The twin terrors attacks in the Jammu...

UCAV Race in Subcontinent

UCAV Race in Subcontinent

Recent media reports quoting MoD sources indicate that the military has prepared detailed blueprint for procuring unattended aerial vehicles (UAVs) over the next decade; some 5000 UAVs are to be procured through the ‘Make in India’ initiative, indigenously through joint ventures (JVs) with foreign companies at an...

1971 War: Dhaka or Bust?

1971 War: Dhaka or Bust?

1971 war was the finest hour of Indian Army. In a quick, decisive, well planned & well executed campaign, Indian Army carved out a new nation on the face of earth – Bangladesh.  It was a remarkable campaign when different departments of Indian Govt. – Armed Forces, Defense Ministry, External Affairs Ministry, Home...

Media and National Security

Media and National Security

Is there malaise that ails the Indian media today? Yes, and the disease is in both print and visual media, which have undergone a transformation for the worse! Is it the downgrading of the political stance of our leaders; or is it the increased commercialisation of the society? In recent years, there has been a rising...

Its not Pakistan, Its Kashmir...!

Its not Pakistan, Its Kashmir...!

Indian policy makers could do well to adopt it in their prescriptions for the perpetual hostilities at the border. Since 1947, Pakistan has almost completely occupied India’s strategic mindspace, its defence budgets, border management, diplomatic outreach, nuclear manoueuvring and internal security. In all this, an...

Same Country, Same Army, Same Enemy but now a Different Result

Same Country, Same Army, Same Enemy but now a Different Result

“A nation that will insist on drawing a broad line between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to find its fighting done by fools and thinking done by cowards.” — Sir William Francis Butler In the past, India had borne the brunt of many Pathankot’s and Uri’s with patience and restraint. It...

Technology for Border Protection

Technology for Border Protection

The devastatingly stunning impact in the immediate aftermath of the Nagrota terrorist attack evoked awe and shock- besides rushing the intelligence agencies to undertake an in-depth probe as to how the terrorists accessed their target destination i.e. whether the terrorists had journeyed through Kashmir, or, had...

BAE welcomes signed letter of agreement and acceptance for Indian M777 Howitzers

BAE welcomes signed letter of agreement and acceptance for Indian M777 Howitzers

BAE Systems welcomes the news that the Governments of India and the U.S. have agreed on the Foreign Military Sale of 145 M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzers. India will join the U.S., Canadian and Australian forces in gaining the M777’s unmatched strategic and tactical mobility. “We look forward to providing the Indian...

Impact Analysis of the Indian Defence Offset Program

Impact Analysis of the Indian Defence Offset Program

The India Defense Industry has grown from USD 21.9 billion in 2010-11 to USD 37.3 billion in 2016-17, at a CAGR of 9.25%.  India ranks among the top 10 countries in the world in terms of its military expenditure and import of defense equipment. It allocates about 1.8% of its GDP to defense spending, of which 36% is...

Upgraded Jaguar (DARIN III) Aircraft Gets Initial Operational Clearance

Upgraded Jaguar (DARIN III) Aircraft Gets Initial Operational Clearance

Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria, AVSM, VM, Dy. Chief of the Air Staff, flew the upgraded Jaguar DARIN-III twin-seat aircraft at HAL airport recently and announced satisfactory completion of Initial Operation Clearance (IOC) of Jaguar DARIN III Upgrade.  Wg. Cdr. V. Prabhakaran, Test Pilot, ASTE was his co-pilot. Reacting to...

Interviews / Spotlight

Great Game in Afghanistan: Pak Terror, Russian Roulette and Chinese Checkers

Great Game in Afghanistan: Pak Terror, Russian Roulette and Chinese Checkers

The recently concluded Sixth Ministerial ‘Heart of Asia’ Conference at Amritsar, attended by some 30 countries and international and regional organisations, emerged as a platform for stronger India-Afghanistan relationship, and for the world to understand more the problems and instability being faced by Afghanistan...

‘Heart of Asia Summit 2016’ Critically Analysed

‘Heart of Asia Summit 2016’ Critically Analysed

The ‘Heart of Asia’ which Afghanistan really is, continues to be brutally bled by...

 
Unknown is the New Normal

Unknown is the New Normal

Can Wargaming tools aid the Military Decision Maker in the uncertain future? A series of world...

 
Border Tension Leaves India-Pakistan Trade in Crisis

Border Tension Leaves India-Pakistan Trade in Crisis

Increased tension along the Line of Control (LOC), particularly in the wake of reported...

What the Nagrota Terrorist Assault Augurs for our Military

What the Nagrota Terrorist Assault Augurs for our Military

It is accepted conventional wisdom the world over, ever since well-known military theorist,...

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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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Occasion of Navy Day

The President Pranab Mukherjee, the Vice President M. Hamid Ansari, the Speaker, Lok Sabha Sumitra...

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Guard of Honour

The Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh inspecting the Guard of Honour, at the Bayi Building, in...

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Award of President's Standard to 501 Signal Unit and 30 Squadron

The Hon’ble President of India and the Supreme Commander of Indian Armed Forces Pranab Mukherjee...

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COAS, VCAS and CNS call on the Prime Minister

The Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh, the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba and the Vice...

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