China’s belligerence betrays its desire to dominate the Indo-Pacific Region

China’s belligerence betrays its desire to dominate the Indo-Pacific Region

Ever since the Communists came to power in China in 1949, their leaders gave enough hints to convey that the success of communist revolution was only a beginning of ushering in tectonic shift in the balance of post-World War II world. They did not go to the roof tops to announce it, but their intentions were made quite...

Chimera of Atmanirbhar Defence

Chimera of Atmanirbhar Defence

In this year full of pessimism, one is loath to add on to the pile of misery, but reality of last 70 years and our Ostrich like attitude makes it likely that the dream of defence self-reliance is likely to remain just that: a dream. Over the years we have tried indigenization, import substitution, license production,...

Trans-Himalaya: An Odyssey along the India-Tibet Border

Trans-Himalaya: An Odyssey along the India-Tibet Border

Four men and one Tibetan Mastiff, make an incredible 8,000–km journey across the wonderful but perilous Himalayan frontier. Editor’s Comments: In 1981, the then Captain Harish Kohli (an Infantry Officer) serving a stint in the remote region of Arunachal Pradesh where the Brahmaputra River enters India, decided on this...

China’s belligerence betrays its desire to dominate the Indo-Pacific Region

China’s belligerence betrays its desire to dominate the Indo-Pacific Region

Ever since the Communists came to power in China in 1949, their leaders gave enough hints to convey that the success of communist revolution was only a beginning of ushering in tectonic shift in the balance of post-World War II world. They did not go to the roof tops to announce it, but their intentions were made quite...

Trans-Himalaya: An Odyssey along the India-Tibet Border

Trans-Himalaya: An Odyssey along the India-Tibet Border

Four men and one Tibetan Mastiff, make an incredible 8,000–km journey across the wonderful but perilous Himalayan frontier. Editor’s Comments: In 1981, the then Captain Harish Kohli (an Infantry Officer) serving a stint in the remote region of Arunachal Pradesh where the Brahmaputra River enters India, decided on this...

Beijing is an no mood to Stick to the Decision taken during Sino-Indian Negotiations

Beijing is an no mood to Stick to the Decision taken during Sino-Indian Negotiations

The way the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has deployed its troops and the armament in Ladakh and Arunachal and so has India matched its forces in equal numbers, it does not indicate that India and China will disengage during winters despite their “pledge to disengage as quickly as possible” during the diplomatic...

Indian Navy conducts Naval Exercise JIMEX 20 with Japan

Indian Navy conducts Naval Exercise JIMEX 20 with Japan

The 4th edition of India – Japan Maritime bilateral exercise JIMEX, which is conducted biennially between the Indian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) will be held in North Arabian Sea from 26 to 28 September 2020. JIMEX series of exercises commenced in January 2012 with special focus on maritime...

Chimera of Atmanirbhar Defence

Chimera of Atmanirbhar Defence

In this year full of pessimism, one is loath to add on to the pile of misery, but reality of last 70 years and our Ostrich like attitude makes it likely that the dream of defence self-reliance is likely to remain just that: a dream. Over the years we have tried indigenization, import substitution, license production,...

The Rafale: Indian Quest for Air Supremacy

The Rafale: Indian Quest for Air Supremacy

The first five of India’s new Rafale fighters touched down at Ambala air base on July 29, 2020. Accordingly 31 more will follow and thus they will form two squadrons of 18 each by the end of 2021. The second squadron is planned at Hasimara in the east. These Rafale fighters will definitely be making up some of the...

Kashmir: Self appointed, self serving leadership is now in self preservation mode

Kashmir: Self appointed, self serving leadership is now in self preservation mode

In the wake of the bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and abrogation of Article 370, the political structures in Kashmir that were aligned with separatism and soft separatism have been left without viable agendas. Articulation on the subject can draw a lead from the “Gupkar Declaration” of 4 August, 2019....

The Islamic State Footprints are all over India

The Islamic State Footprints are all over India

There are some very significant indicators, which indicate the widespread footprints of the Islamic State in India. Recently in Bengaluru, a 28 year old ophthalmologist, Abdur Rehman, was arrested by the NIA for his links with the Islamic State. In 2014, soon after completion of his MBBS, Rehman had travelled all the...

Gupkar Declaration 2.0

Gupkar Declaration 2.0

Not content with anti-national, seditious, pro-separatist Gupkar Declaration signed on 04 August 2019, a day prior to the historical announcement of Modi Government, the six leaders of Kashmir centric political parties including the descendant of Indian National Congress, Nehru-Gandhi Congress, have again issued a new...

Corporatizing the Defence Ordnance Factories: Gainful Employment of Support Cadre from Armed Forces

Corporatizing the Defence Ordnance Factories: Gainful Employment of Support Cadre from Armed Forces

Introduction On the heels of my earlier article carried by IDR , some very important initiatives have been announced and steps taken by the Government. While these in my considered opinion have come only about four decades late and the roll out of results are likely to be felt not before another five years to say the...

Defence Production & Export Promotion Policy will be the oxygen for the industry

Defence Production & Export Promotion Policy will be the oxygen for the industry

IBT: India has recently imposed an import embargo on 101 items in the defence sector. How well is the country positioned for indigenous manufacturing of these items? How can the government make the domestic industry ready? Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa: On March 18, 1986, India signed a Rs 1,437-crore deal with Swedish arms...

NAVAL GROUP: A partner for all naval needs

NAVAL GROUP: A partner for all naval needs

NAVAL GROUP as shipbuilder and integrator The NAVAL GROUP of today can trace its roots back to 1631, when France’s Louis XIII ordered the construction of new naval shipyards. More than just an administrative decision, this move was a radical change in naval shipbuilding. It aimed to bring together under one...

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Turkey’s Perceptional Geopolitical Downslide under President Erdogan

Turkey’s Perceptional Geopolitical Downslide under President Erdogan

Geopolitics focuses on political power and international relations and in the case of Turkey under...

Southern Indian Ocean: Securing a Common Fisheries policy for India and the...

Southern Indian Ocean: Securing a Common Fisheries policy for India and the...

The Indian Ocean provides a dependency for its Island and coastal nations on their economic and commercial...

Technology on the Battlefield: Finding the Right Balance

Technology on the Battlefield: Finding the Right Balance

Simply throwing countless hordes of grunts at the enemy simply won’t cut it anymore in the art of warfare, and the idea of ensuring our safety exclusively with machines, as attractive as it may be, is light years away. Technology is slowly penetrating the battlefield, as we find ways to bring the fight close to the enemy and keep it away from us. Arithmetic versus Judgement The computing...

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Skilling Gaps in Defence Production

In accordance with its “Atmanirbhar Bharat” policy,the Government on August 10 announced a ban on import of 101 weapons, platforms and equipment. Later, none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi surprised the participants at a Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry-event by his “unscheduled address”, in which he asserted that, “Our commitment to self-sufficiency in defence production is not limited to talks or...

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11th edition of DefExpo2020

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the Pavilions of the 11th edition of DefExpo2020, at Lucknow, in...

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‘At Home Reception’, on the occasion of the 71st Republic Day Celebrations

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting the invitees, at the ‘At Home Reception’, on the occasion of...

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 K9 VAJRA-T Gun from L&T Armoured System

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh flagging off 51st K9 VAJRA-T Gun from L&T Armoured System...

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Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat along with the Chief of the Army Staff, General...

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Piskarevsky Memorial Cemetery in St Petersburg, Russia

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh at the Piskarevsky Memorial Cemetery in St Petersburg, Russia...

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