IAF’s Unmanned Capability: Prospects for Indigenisation

IAF’s Unmanned Capability: Prospects for Indigenisation

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have contributed to the application of air power for decades; in a sense, the German V1 flying bomb of the 1940s was a UAV. Current definitions however, discount ballistic vehicles, cruise missiles and artillery projectiles from the hugely expansive and speedily proliferate realm of UAVs...

Pakistan Democratic Movement and the Military Proclivity

Pakistan Democratic Movement and the Military Proclivity

Although India continues to be the eternal enemy of Pakistan, the people of Pakistan no longer blindly yield to the establishment’s narrative – a narrative inventively built by showcasing some illusory Indian threat. Islam, too, continues to be a national unifier for Pakistan to some extent. But Islamabad’s Islam...

Nagrota Encounter: A Critical Appraisal of Pakistan’s intent and our Response

Nagrota Encounter: A Critical Appraisal of Pakistan’s intent and our Response

The successful encounter at Nagrota, near Jammu on NH 44, in which four heavily armed Pakistani terrorists were eliminated by the alert and diligent Indian security forces, has once again exposed the fact that the ‘Deep State’ in Pakistan continues to rule the roost with a singular agenda of ‘bleeding India with a...

Pakistan Democratic Movement and the Military Proclivity

Pakistan Democratic Movement and the Military Proclivity

Although India continues to be the eternal enemy of Pakistan, the people of Pakistan no longer blindly yield to the establishment’s narrative – a narrative inventively built by showcasing some illusory Indian threat. Islam, too, continues to be a national unifier for Pakistan to some extent. But Islamabad’s Islam...

Checking Cross LoC Infiltration by Pakistan

Checking Cross LoC Infiltration by Pakistan

One of the easiest ways by which an adversary/ enemy can access those areas which necessarily have to be protected from the former is through an underground passageway facilitated through a tunnel. This method, has over the decades, been perfected to such an extent that illegal immigrants wishing to settle down in the...

Imran Khan’s Visit to Afghanistan

Imran Khan’s Visit to Afghanistan

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Afghanistan recently and met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on November 19.  Ghani called Imran’s visit historic though Afghanistan has been reeling under terrorist attacks over past decades courtesy Pakistan. Imran reportedly assured President Ghani that his government...

IAF’s Unmanned Capability: Prospects for Indigenisation

IAF’s Unmanned Capability: Prospects for Indigenisation

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have contributed to the application of air power for decades; in a sense, the German V1 flying bomb of the 1940s was a UAV. Current definitions however, discount ballistic vehicles, cruise missiles and artillery projectiles from the hugely expansive and speedily proliferate realm of UAVs...

US Naval Fleet in Indian Ocean: Emerging Priority Theatre of Global Power Matrix

US Naval Fleet in Indian Ocean: Emerging Priority Theatre of Global Power Matrix

The reported US intention of creating a separate naval command for Indian Ocean apparently sounds to be good news for the India. The positive side is its timings in the current context, and more than that  its long term strategic import of enhancing much needed  military deterrence against China in the Indian Ocean...

Capability Enhancement Programme: A Cost Effective Approach to Modernisation of Land Systems

Capability Enhancement Programme: A Cost Effective Approach to Modernisation of Land Systems

Military capability denotes an integrated and agile combination of trained personnel, mission capable equipment, infrastructure, information systems, organisational structures and processes that can create a military effect in a range of operational contingencies. The ability to achieve a desired effect is defined by...

Nagrota Encounter: A Critical Appraisal of Pakistan’s intent and our Response

Nagrota Encounter: A Critical Appraisal of Pakistan’s intent and our Response

The successful encounter at Nagrota, near Jammu on NH 44, in which four heavily armed Pakistani terrorists were eliminated by the alert and diligent Indian security forces, has once again exposed the fact that the ‘Deep State’ in Pakistan continues to rule the roost with a singular agenda of ‘bleeding India with a...

Fake Army of Assam

Fake Army of Assam

Incidents of terrorists wearing Army uniforms to attack army bases in Jammu and Kashmir have been happening over past years. Donning Army uniforms naturally would help terrorists close in to entrance of a unit base even by daylight, duping  sentries posing as regular Army soldiers, open surprise fire to kill them and...

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....

FDI in Defence Manufacturing-26-49-100 Percent

FDI in Defence Manufacturing-26-49-100 Percent

There are times when a nation is blessed with decisive leadership, which can take bold policy initiatives that would benefit future generations. In the budget of 2014, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in defence production was increased from the then 26 percent to 49 percent. There was noticeable excitement amongst the...

Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces awards Rosoboronexport with Certificate of Honor

Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces awards Rosoboronexport with Certificate of Honor

In line with Order No. 1 of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin dated October 15, 2020, Rosoboronexport JSC (part of Rostec State Corporation) has been awarded the Certificate of Honor “For merit in strengthening the country’s defense capacity and developing...

Complexification and Public-Private Positioning in the Land Forces Armament Sector

Complexification and Public-Private Positioning in the Land Forces Armament Sector

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, restructuring has pervaded the land forces defense industry. Without the needs demanded by such a threat, a transformation precipitated in the Western industrial apparatus. Land defense systems have become increasingly complex, while economic conditions have altered the industry...

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Ceasefire of Indo-China War 1962: Victory has many Fathers; Defeat is an Orphan

Ceasefire of Indo-China War 1962: Victory has many Fathers; Defeat is an Orphan

On 20 October, 1962, in NEFA, units of 7 Infantry Brigade were overrun, after giving stiff resistance to People’s...

Indian Navy: Changes in Regulations Regarding Moustaches and Beards

Indian Navy: Changes in Regulations Regarding Moustaches and Beards

The Navy’s Regulations on the subject of moustaches and beards had adopted, verbatim, the regulations of the...

Mumbai 26/11: Islamabad's brazen attack

Mumbai 26/11: Islamabad's brazen attack

The war of civilization between the Muslims and the infidels has begun in Indian territory. So said the first statement issued in the name of the so-called Indian Mujahideen (IM) in November, 2007, after three orchestrated explosions in three towns of Uttar Pradesh outside local courts. Intelligence agencies of India as well as the US had reportedly detected chatter in the jihadi circles in...

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Converging Priorities: India, France and Germany in the Indo-Pacific

India’s maritime security has been increasingly threatened by China over the past decade. Beijing’s ‘nine-dash line’ claim in the South China Sea (SCS), its false claim of a historical “maritime silk road” to the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), and the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), along with its rise as the world’s largest naval power, have made it a disruptive force in the Indo-Pacific Region (IPR). Beijing’s territorial...

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Shastra Puja at Sukna War Memorial, in Darjeeling

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh performs Shastra Puja at Sukna War Memorial, in Darjeeling,...

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Atal Tunnel, Rohtang

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh along with the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Jai Ram...

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Rafale aircraft's Formal Induction Ceremony

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh along with the Minister of Armed Forces of the French...

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The Naval Commanders’ Conference

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh with the Naval Commanders, at the Naval Commanders’...

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The First Rafale Aircraft

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief...

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