The Rise of Global “Warlords”: Violent Non-State Actors and Threat to Global Order

The Rise of Global “Warlords”: Violent Non-State Actors and Threat to Global Order

Introduction Today, violent non-state actors are playing a “featured” role in the theories of international relations particularly in the domain of international law. International relations theory has always put nations interests first, with every jurisdiction covering state related matters within the...

Jinping’s Worries and the Game of Nukes

Jinping’s Worries and the Game of Nukes

Heading a large country like China, President Xi Jinping naturally has many worries, besides pushing his pet project – the ‘China Dream’.  The standoff between the Indian Army and the PLA at Doklam Plateau is continuing, with some indications PLA is making bunkers to dig in for winters. There is a cross-section...

Make in India – Indian Style

Make in India – Indian Style

The vibrant defence industrial base of DPSUs, OFs and R&D that has existed for decades has not produced the desired results; though there has been success in many fields, predominantly in space ventures, defence manufacturing is not one of them. A low plateau has been maintained in gaining self-reliance in defence...

Jinping’s Worries and the Game of Nukes

Jinping’s Worries and the Game of Nukes

Heading a large country like China, President Xi Jinping naturally has many worries, besides pushing his pet project – the ‘China Dream’.  The standoff between the Indian Army and the PLA at Doklam Plateau is continuing, with some indications PLA is making bunkers to dig in for winters. There is a cross-section...

Doklam Plateau Standoff or South China Sea: Chinese Active Defence Strategy turns into Incremental Encroachments

Doklam Plateau Standoff or South China Sea: Chinese Active Defence Strategy turns into Incremental Encroachments

As Comprehensive National Power (CNP) of China is growing, its strategy to impose its national will (as perceived by its few key leaders), exercise its power through its behavior in the international arena is undergoing noticeable change. Besides unprecedented economic growth in last few decades, its technological...

China has done India a Favor

China has done India a Favor

China did India a favor in 1962 by waking up the Indian government, especially the deceptive Prime Minister of the time, though it really killed him very quickly after. The conflict brought the Prime Minister to his senses about the reality of defense, military, and the realpolitik. The conflict made India to...

Creating an Indian Weapons Industry: The Total Matrix Approach

Creating an Indian Weapons Industry: The Total Matrix Approach

The present “Fire and Forget” style of weapons development has not worked and will not work in a hundred years. The development of weapons independence will need the active and sustained collaboration of the four constituents of the POBAT and that too in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. This, the cabinet...

Military Uniforms of Khadi – have we asked the Forces?

Military Uniforms of Khadi – have we asked the Forces?

According to a news report titled ‘Armed Forces personnel may soon wear khadi uniform’, quoting a release by Press Trust of India dated 4 August 2017, the Khadi Villages Industries Commission (KVIC) had requested the forces to consider using Khadi uniforms for security personnel, and the Ministry of Defence (MoD)...

Indian Defence University Bill

Indian Defence University Bill

It’s been almost a year since the Indian National Defence University (INDU) bill has been drafted. Last year, on 5th August, the bill went online at MyGov.in and the website of Ministry of Defence for six weeks for public consultations. The draft bill proposed to establish a world class fully autonomous institution...

The Rise of Global “Warlords”: Violent Non-State Actors and Threat to Global Order

The Rise of Global “Warlords”: Violent Non-State Actors and Threat to Global Order

Introduction Today, violent non-state actors are playing a “featured” role in the theories of international relations particularly in the domain of international law. International relations theory has always put nations interests first, with every jurisdiction covering state related matters within the...

Analysing PM Modi's Speech on 71st Independence Day: Security Aspects

Analysing PM Modi's Speech on 71st Independence Day: Security Aspects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the Nation from ramparts of Red Fort was the most balanced  comprehensive and statesman like speech that has ever been delivered on this occasion.  The PM’s speech, inter alia, was focused largely on national security, black money and corruption, intolerance...

Terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir: Ebb and Flow

Terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir: Ebb and Flow

With the killing of Lashkar-e-Taiba’s top  Kashmir Commander, Abu Dujana, in an encounter with the security forces in the early hours of Aug 1, 2017,  in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, the anti-militancy operations have scored a great success in eliminating the effective and influential leadership of Jihadis in...

Make in India – Indian Style

Make in India – Indian Style

The vibrant defence industrial base of DPSUs, OFs and R&D that has existed for decades has not produced the desired results; though there has been success in many fields, predominantly in space ventures, defence manufacturing is not one of them. A low plateau has been maintained in gaining self-reliance in defence...

MiG-35, F-16, Gripen or Better Choice?

MiG-35, F-16, Gripen or Better Choice?

All of sudden, MiG-35 started rolling in Indian newspapers. It started with Director General of MiG Corporation, Ilya Tarasenko’s interaction with the press during MAKS 2017 air show where he claimed that India has shown interest in MiG-35, which is 4++ generation aircraft capable of giving American F-35 a run for its...

First Two NOPVs Shachi and Shruti launched by RDEL at Pipavav, Gujarat

First Two NOPVs Shachi and Shruti launched by RDEL at Pipavav, Gujarat

Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) launched the first two Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels (NOPVs) at their shipyard in Pipavav, Gujarat on 25 July 2017. The ships are part of a five ship project being constructed for the Indian Navy. The two NOPVs, Shachi and Shruti were launched by Smt Preeti Luthra, wife of...

Interviews / Spotlight

None in Pakistan can boast of Pristine Purity

None in Pakistan can boast of Pristine Purity

Even though the rabble rouse emanating from ousted Prime-Minister Nawaz Sharif’s road rally, has thus far been not as enthusiastic as anticipated , it would be foolhardy for political rivals to dismiss it off as a damp squib.  Hence Imran Khan is being mocked at by erudite Pakistani politicians for calling the Nawaz...

China’s Internal Fissures

China’s Internal Fissures

Despite the fact that China has become a formidable economic and military power, able to compete...

 
National Solidarity Within Ethnic Armed Movements: A Study of Nagalim Voice

National Solidarity Within Ethnic Armed Movements: A Study of Nagalim Voice

The development of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isaac Muivah (NSCN-IM) must be...

 
Anglo-Maratha Struggle for Empire: The Importance of Maritime Power

Anglo-Maratha Struggle for Empire: The Importance of Maritime Power

At the beginning of the seventeenth century, power equations on the West coast had undergone a...

The Doklam Standoff - Should India Project its Stand More Vigorously?

The Doklam Standoff - Should India Project its Stand More Vigorously?

Two months have elapsed since the eruption of the eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation on the cold,...

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Kargil Vijay Diwas

Raksha Mantri Arun Jaitley along with three Service Chiefs paid homage to the martyrs at the Amar Jawan...

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CAS flies Rafale fighter during his ongoing visit of France

Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC after a sortie in Rafale...

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INS Sumitra awarded Special Search and Rescue (SAR) Award by NMSAR

Indian Naval Ship Sumitra was awarded a Special Search and Rescue (SAR) Award by Chairman, National...

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HAL Signs MoU with Government; Aims Higher Revenue

HAL signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the financial year 2017-18 with Ministry of Defence...

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Myanmar Defence Services Chief visits Tata Motors, Sanand Plant

A high-level delegation led by Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief Defence Services,...

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