Blasphemy Laws of Pakistan: Lynching of Mashal Khan

Blasphemy Laws of Pakistan: Lynching of Mashal Khan

Mashal Khan, a student of Journalism, in his early twenties, was attacked and killed by a vigilante mob at the Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan (Pakistan) in the broad daylight few days ago. He was dragged out of his hostel room, stripped, beaten, clubbed and then shot dead. There are visuals of people kicking and...

New Joint Doctrine – but who will walk the talk?

New Joint Doctrine – but who will walk the talk?

Anything to do with defence, and there is plenty electronic excitement. So this time, the media is agog with headlines of “New defence doctrine to ensure Army, Navy, IAF can tackle entire spectrum of conflicts”. …who will execute this joint doctrine? Where are the command structures and the organizations that...

On the China ‘Threat’ to India

On the China ‘Threat’ to India

Is there a Chinese ‘threat’ to India? The answer will depend on how the word ‘threat’ is defined or the kind of adjectives you would use to qualify ‘threat’. It also depends a great deal on who you ask the question. I suspect most people in India do not actually believe that China poses an existential threat...

Blasphemy Laws of Pakistan: Lynching of Mashal Khan

Blasphemy Laws of Pakistan: Lynching of Mashal Khan

Mashal Khan, a student of Journalism, in his early twenties, was attacked and killed by a vigilante mob at the Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan (Pakistan) in the broad daylight few days ago. He was dragged out of his hostel room, stripped, beaten, clubbed and then shot dead. There are visuals of people kicking and...

On the China ‘Threat’ to India

On the China ‘Threat’ to India

Is there a Chinese ‘threat’ to India? The answer will depend on how the word ‘threat’ is defined or the kind of adjectives you would use to qualify ‘threat’. It also depends a great deal on who you ask the question. I suspect most people in India do not actually believe that China poses an existential threat...

China in Central Asia: Controlling the Narrative

China in Central Asia: Controlling the Narrative

China’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ (BRI) of which the SREB is one part has generated apprehension in many of its host countries. There is often an extreme lack of transparency in many deals under the BRI framework and strong concerns that China is exporting obsolete and polluting industries outside its borders....

New Joint Doctrine – but who will walk the talk?

New Joint Doctrine – but who will walk the talk?

Anything to do with defence, and there is plenty electronic excitement. So this time, the media is agog with headlines of “New defence doctrine to ensure Army, Navy, IAF can tackle entire spectrum of conflicts”. …who will execute this joint doctrine? Where are the command structures and the organizations that...

Indian Navy successfully test-fires land-attack BrahMos missile

Indian Navy successfully test-fires land-attack BrahMos missile

Indian Navy successfully undertook the firing of BrahMos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile. This variant of Long Range BrahMos Missile was fired from Indian Naval Ship Teg, a Guided Missile Frigate, on a target on land. BrahMos Missile has been jointly developed by India and Russia, and its Anti Ship variant has...

Will the Kamov Ka 226T meet India’s Requirements?

Will the Kamov Ka 226T meet India’s Requirements?

On November 30, 2016, an Indian Army Cheetah helicopter crashed at Sukhna in West Bengal, killing three officers and injuring a soldier. Whether the Court of Inquiry finds the old age of the helicopter to be a contributing factor to the accident or not, the tragedy does serve to highlight the fact that all the defence...

Now is the time to undo Kashmir Blunder

Now is the time to undo Kashmir Blunder

“If you do not have a strategy, you’re part of someone else’s strategy” – Alvin Toffler There are individuals and groups of socio-political inclinations in many parts of the country who profess different interpretations of freedom, autonomy and even the nuances of post-independence national integration into...

Remove Article-370 to salvage Kashmir from Al-Qaeda

Remove Article-370 to salvage Kashmir from Al-Qaeda

For some years now, the Kashmir Valley has been witnessing the most sleazy and abysmal form of jihad by way of ‘stone pelting’. The youth of Kashmir have been robbed off their ability and manliness to cut or chisel rocks for building of society and India. For this they must depend on the labour from outside the...

Does Non-Traditional Security Threats need to be re-defined?

Does Non-Traditional Security Threats need to be re-defined?

Non-traditional threats are generally seen as those threats which are emanated by the non-state actors. The threats are not considered mainstream and have been seen as peripheral in nature by security experts. For the purpose of comprehensive analysis, one can identify six broad branches of non-traditional security,...

Boeing and IIT conduct fourth annual National Aero-modelling Competition finals

Boeing and IIT conduct fourth annual National Aero-modelling Competition finals

Boeing and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), brought hundreds of young Indian engineers together in New Delhi to compete in the fourth annual Boeing – IIT National Aero-modelling Competition. The competition encourages innovation in aerospace among the next generation of engineers. A total of 28 zonal...

India to get MRSAM Air & Missile Defense System from IAI worth US$ 2 billion

India to get MRSAM Air & Missile Defense System from IAI worth US$ 2 billion

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced today that the company has been awarded contracts in India totaling almost $2.0 billion. In a mega-contract worth over $1.6 billion, considered to be the largest defense contract in Israel’s Defense Industries’ history, IAI will provide an advanced MRSAM air &missile defense...

Boeing, U.S. Army Sign $3.4B Contract for 268 AH-64E Apache Helicopters

Boeing, U.S. Army Sign $3.4B Contract for 268 AH-64E Apache Helicopters

Boeing and the U.S. government recently signed a five-year, $3.4 billion contract through which the Army, and a customer outside the U.S., will acquire the latest Apache attack helicopter at a significant savings to taxpayers. This is the first multi-year agreement for the Apache “E” variant. The Army will receive...

Interviews / Spotlight

Why India must keep an eye on China's 'Silk Road' project

Why India must keep an eye on China's 'Silk Road' project

China is planning to hold an international conference on President Xi Jinping’s ‘One Belt One Road’ (OBOR) project (aimed at rebuilding the ancient Silk Road) in May where the presence of world leaders will boost its leadership ambitions in Asia and beyond. Xi has the dream to make China a global power and wants...

Rising Islamist Suicide Attacks in Bangladesh and their Implications

Rising Islamist Suicide Attacks in Bangladesh and their Implications

For the last few months, Bangladesh has been witnessing a sudden spurt in Islamic State...

 
Pakistan 2017 comprehensively colonised by China

Pakistan 2017 comprehensively colonised by China

Reminiscent of British colonisation of India two centuries ago facilitated by some Indian...

 
Severing Gilgit-Baltistan’s Kashmir link

Severing Gilgit-Baltistan’s Kashmir link

In late March 2017, a motion tabled in the British Parliament titled “Annexation of...

Modernisation of Artillery Guns and Missiles – A Great Leap Forward

Modernisation of Artillery Guns and Missiles – A Great Leap Forward

The Indian Artillery is currently in a Network Centric Warfare (NCW) Environment that has to...

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President’s Standard to Armoured Corps Centre and School Ahmednagar

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in a group photograph at the presentation of the President’s...

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Army Releases Book on Rashtriya Rifles

General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), on 27 March 2017 at South Block, New Delhi, released...

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COAS Gen Bipin Rawat at Army Aviation Pavilion at Aero India 2017

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat visiting the Army Aviation Pavilion, during the Aero India...

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COAS Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa flies the LCA Tejas at Aero India 2017

COAS Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa flies the LCA Tejas at Aero India 2017. Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief...

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68th Republic Day

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, on the occasion of the...

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