Multi-Calibre Assault Rifle: Made in India vs Make in India

Multi-Calibre Assault Rifle: Made in India vs Make in India

Aping the philosophy of the West, the Indian Army wanted a rifle that would incapacitate a solider instead of killing him thus increasing the logistics burden for each soldier injured. However, as the Army started getting involved in Counter Insurgency especially in the North, the requirement for a gun with a higher...

Stories on 1965 War should be included in School Curriculum: Manohar Parrikar

Stories on 1965 War should be included in School Curriculum: Manohar Parrikar

The Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has stressed the need to include the stories of gallantry and sacrifices of our brave soldiers in 1965 Indo-Pak War in the school curriculum. He said, this is essential so as to instil the spirit of patriotism and values in the minds of the future generations. Manohar Parrikar was...

Call for a Native Indian Military Doctrine

Call for a Native Indian Military Doctrine

It is historically recognised that the conduct of war has much to do with intellect, creativity and initiative. From this angle, it is imperative to devote attention towards the conceptual inquisition of the strategic complexions of warfare that may confront the Indian defence forces in the coming years. There are...

Exposé: How Hafiz and Hurriyat killed NSA talks

Exposé: How Hafiz and Hurriyat killed NSA talks

It is not the military-intelligence establishment of Pakistan, which was solely responsible for the sabotage of NSA level talks between India and Pakistan, the pre-dominant role was that of Hafiz Saeed and to some extent the Hurriyat leaders in India. The other abetting forces were some mainstream political parties of...

Red rags and preconditions: An opportunity lost between India and Pakistan

Red rags and preconditions: An opportunity lost between India and Pakistan

Pakistan on Saturday night called off the first-ever NSA-level talks, with its Foreign Office saying that the proposed talks between the NSAs of the two countries would not serve any purpose, if held as per the two conditions laid down by the Indian External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj. What became a red rag...

Maldives – in path of Chinese squall

Maldives – in path of Chinese squall

As per media reports, Maldives president Abdulla Yameen has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to assure him that there will be no militarization in the Indian Ocean. This was obviously in response to recent Indian concerns about the recent constitutional amendment which allowed foreigners to own land in the island...

Air Marshal SB Deo, AVSM, VM, VSM takes over Command of Western Air Command

Air Marshal SB Deo, AVSM, VM, VSM takes over Command of Western Air Command

Air Marshal SB Deo, AVSM, VM, VSM took over the command of Western Air Command on 01st September 2015. Commissioned into the Fighter stream on 15 Jun 1979, the Air Marshal has more than 4000 hours of operational and training flying. He has held various important assignments at various stages of his service. The Air...

Stories on 1965 War should be included in School Curriculum: Manohar Parrikar

Stories on 1965 War should be included in School Curriculum: Manohar Parrikar

The Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has stressed the need to include the stories of gallantry and sacrifices of our brave soldiers in 1965 Indo-Pak War in the school curriculum. He said, this is essential so as to instil the spirit of patriotism and values in the minds of the future generations. Manohar Parrikar was...

Call for a Native Indian Military Doctrine

Call for a Native Indian Military Doctrine

It is historically recognised that the conduct of war has much to do with intellect, creativity and initiative. From this angle, it is imperative to devote attention towards the conceptual inquisition of the strategic complexions of warfare that may confront the Indian defence forces in the coming years. There are...

The Heart of the Common Man: The Battleground of Asymmetric Conflict

The Heart of the Common Man: The Battleground of Asymmetric Conflict

Modern warfare has taken on a decidedly un-modern cast. Militaries worldwide are engaged in an entirely different kind of combat – of the asymmetric variety – that renders the military technologies of modern states relatively ineffective. Military force alone cannot defeat the enemy in asymmetric...

A Nation Shamed - and the mafia marches on

A Nation Shamed - and the mafia marches on

Early last year, the former COAS, Gen VK Singh (now MoS in the Modi government) went to lay a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate accompanied by 7-8 veteran General Officers – all wearing their regimental side caps and some even their medals. Army Headquarters, or shall we say the misnomer Integrated HQ of...

Who cares for the nation?

Who cares for the nation?

As the Independence Day draws near, our foes are getting activated to strike wherever they can. “Inflicting a thousand cuts” has become the gospel for them. Recent weeks witnessed many gun battles between security forces and the terrorists in Sopore, Srinagar, Pulwama, Udhampur and some more places in Jammu and...

Multi-Calibre Assault Rifle: Made in India vs Make in India

Multi-Calibre Assault Rifle: Made in India vs Make in India

Aping the philosophy of the West, the Indian Army wanted a rifle that would incapacitate a solider instead of killing him thus increasing the logistics burden for each soldier injured. However, as the Army started getting involved in Counter Insurgency especially in the North, the requirement for a gun with a higher...

Boeing Receives $1.49 Billion Contract for 13 P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

Boeing Receives $1.49 Billion Contract for 13 P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

Boeing will provide the first P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft for Australia and additional P-8As for the U.S. Navy following a $1.49 billion contract award from the Navy for 13 aircraft. The order includes nine aircraft for the U.S. Navy and four Poseidon aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF),...

GSLV successfully launches India’s latest communication Satellite GSAT-6

GSLV successfully launches India’s latest communication Satellite GSAT-6

In its ninth flight (GSLV-D6) conducted today, (August 27, 2015), India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, equipped with the indigenous Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS), successfully launched GSAT-6, the country’s latest communication satellite, into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). The achieved orbit is very...

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1965 War: Ceasefire and Tashkent Agreement

1965 War: Ceasefire and Tashkent Agreement

The Secretary General of the United Nations, U. Thant, had been endeavouring ever since the Pakistani infiltration started into Jammu and ‘Kashmir on August 5, to bring the fighting to an end and to have the Ceasefire Line respected by both sides. In his Report to the Security Council on September 3, he stated that on...

PoW in Tibet

PoW in Tibet

In 1962, Maj. Gen. K.K. Tewari was Commander Signals of the 4 Infantry Division based in...

 
India’s Sub-Conventional Warfare Deficit

India’s Sub-Conventional Warfare Deficit

National security strategies should aim at the creation of national and international...

 
Defence of Khalra and Khemkaran

Defence of Khalra and Khemkaran

Major General Freemantle, General Officer Commanding 7 Infantry Division, was operationally...

Surrender as Prisoners of War & Birth of INA

Surrender as Prisoners of War & Birth of INA

All the Indian troops were to assemble in Ferrer Park, the Polo-ground of Singapore, to...

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The Golden Jubilee of India's Victory in Indo-Pak War of 1965

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee paying tributes to martyrs, on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of...

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Vice Admiral Ram Rutberg, Commander-In-Chief of Israeli Navy is on an official visit to India

Vice Admiral Ram Rutberg, Commander-In-Chief of Israeli Navy is on an official visit to India from 24 to...

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The Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Myanmar in India

The Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Myanmar Senior General Min Aung Hlaing calling on the Prime...

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Kargil Vijay Diwas

The Union Minister for Defence Manohar Parrikar accompanied by the Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir...

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Innovation and Indigenisation – Sailing towards Self Reliance

The Union Minister for Defence Manohar Parrikar being felicitated by the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral...

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