The Dragon’s Design: Info War on Indo-China Clash

The Dragon’s Design: Info War on Indo-China Clash

The tragic events at Galwan River Valley on the night of June 15th resulting in the loss of 20 Indian brave hearts, with perhaps an equal or number of casualties on the Chinese side, have once again brought in sharp focus China’s duplicity and deception in the current face-off at the LAC between the two Asian...

What S-400 will bring to the Indian Ground-Based Air Defence Capability?

What S-400 will bring to the Indian Ground-Based Air Defence Capability?

Good strides of progress, cutting across Service boundaries have taken place in automating the erstwhile manual/semi-automatic Control and Reporting (C&R) Nodes that exercise tactical, operational and minute-to-minute control of the air defence battle. This has been made possible by the paradigm shift brought about by...

China has no claim on Tibet and East Turkestan, what to talk of Ladakh

China has no claim on Tibet and East Turkestan, what to talk of Ladakh

The history of South Asia and China was dominated by the British broadly from the 17th century to mid-20th century. Today, almost seven decades after the exit of the British, India and China remain unable to reconcile to their new destinies and move on. Border identified and delineated at the time of the British rule...

The Dragon’s Design: Info War on Indo-China Clash

The Dragon’s Design: Info War on Indo-China Clash

The tragic events at Galwan River Valley on the night of June 15th resulting in the loss of 20 Indian brave hearts, with perhaps an equal or number of casualties on the Chinese side, have once again brought in sharp focus China’s duplicity and deception in the current face-off at the LAC between the two Asian...

China has no claim on Tibet and East Turkestan, what to talk of Ladakh

China has no claim on Tibet and East Turkestan, what to talk of Ladakh

The history of South Asia and China was dominated by the British broadly from the 17th century to mid-20th century. Today, almost seven decades after the exit of the British, India and China remain unable to reconcile to their new destinies and move on. Border identified and delineated at the time of the British rule...

China’s INEW and the Sleepy Elephant

China’s INEW and the Sleepy Elephant

Following the news of some 40,000 cyber attacks in a week by China, an interesting discussion on TV had a former additional secretary R&AW say that China became serious with cyber warfare when it unveiled its strategy of ‘Unrestricted Warfare’ in 1999. He said China has a dedicated 50,000-strong force for cyber...

Hypersonic Weapons

Hypersonic Weapons

A headache for the US defence establishment is hypersonic weapons of Russia and China. Hypersonic missiles flying above Mach 5 can be cruise-type missiles, powered throughout flight or carried on board a ballistic missile from which the hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) separates and then flies to its target. Russia’s...

Air Elements in Special Ops

Air Elements in Special Ops

Twelve multi-role all-weather Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) supported by SU-30MKI air-superiority fighters and combat enablers like the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) and Flight Refueling Aircraft (FRA), carried out deep air strikes into Northern Pakistan, including at targets...

The Space Frontier – Arena for Hybrid War

The Space Frontier – Arena for Hybrid War

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of Rs 20 lakh crore economic package, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in a press briefing on May 16 that future projects for planetary exploration and outer space travel will be open for private sector. She said, “India already has the benefit of an...

Kashmiriyat and secular philosophy of Indian Army are intrinsically linked

Kashmiriyat and secular philosophy of Indian Army are intrinsically linked

History provides innumerable examples of the most beautiful places, rich in natural resources, commerce, education and boasting of an enlightened civilisation becoming victim to barbaric attacks by outsiders who wish to partake of the benefits by use of force. It has happened in the Indian Sub-continent innumerable...

India: Challenges & Opportunities - The War against Terror

India: Challenges & Opportunities - The War against Terror

India has faced insurgencies and terrorism since independence with the ingress of ‘Razakars’ from Pakistan with an intermix of regulars, reportedly even led by British Officers! The 80’s saw a growth of such acts and post 1984 began the terrorism in Punjab demanding a separate state of Khalistan, 1990 marked the...

Anatomy of Stone Pelting During Encounters in Kashmir

Anatomy of Stone Pelting During Encounters in Kashmir

It’s very easy for activists and the intelligentsia who sit safely in the confines of their homes to decry temporary suspension of mobile and internet services in an area where an is encounter going on between terrorists and security forces in J&K. For such ‘concerned’ champions of human rights, these actions is...

What S-400 will bring to the Indian Ground-Based Air Defence Capability?

What S-400 will bring to the Indian Ground-Based Air Defence Capability?

Good strides of progress, cutting across Service boundaries have taken place in automating the erstwhile manual/semi-automatic Control and Reporting (C&R) Nodes that exercise tactical, operational and minute-to-minute control of the air defence battle. This has been made possible by the paradigm shift brought about by...

Military Spending – Getting Bang for the Buck

Military Spending – Getting Bang for the Buck

A nation maintains its military as an instrument of national power and means of safeguarding national interests. Military capabilities in turn mean expenditure. Universally countries spend in proportion to their economic development or in direct response to immediate security threats. We seem to be guided by neither....

Corporatization versus Privatization

Corporatization versus Privatization

On May 16, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) would be corporatized. It was emphasized this did not mean privatization and the corporatized OFB will remain under the government control – read Ministry of Defence (MoD).  Shortly thereafter news came that thousands of...

Interviews / Spotlight

The Chinese View

The Chinese View

The article is presenting what the Chinese are writings in their...

Tibet ‘slips out’ of India’s hands; it’s advantage China on the border

Tibet ‘slips out’ of India’s hands; it’s advantage China on the border

The border clashes between India and China, that has cost the lives of troops on both sides, is a pointer to the...

Chinese Experts on Galwan:

Chinese Experts on Galwan: "Indian Army’s poor military sense makes it easy for PLA"

The article is presenting what the Chinese are writing about India and the Indian Army in their Chinese Media. The Economist, in its May 28th issue carried a story on China’s Wolf Warrior diplomacy and called it a gamble. The article was written after the release of Chinese action flick “Wolf Warrior 2,” the highest-grossing film in Chinese history. “This action flick is both...

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Frontiers and Borders: Breaking the logjam on the Northern Border

Listen in the north, my boys, there’s trouble in the wind; Tramp o’ Cossack hooves in front, grey great coats behind. Trouble on the Frontier of a most amazin’ kind …. —Rudyard Kipling, Mutiny of the Mavericks Kipling’s words referred to the Russians at the frontier, it’s the Chinese today. The Treaty of Westphalia 24 October 1648, involving no fewer than 194 states represented by 179 plenipotentiaries negotiating over a few years...

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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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