The Ceasefire Game

The Ceasefire Game

Much has been said and written about the February 25, 2021 statement by Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan  reiterating their commitment to ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in J&K. News reports indicate that both countries have been holding back-channel talks for the last...

Announcing the Penta-Polar World

Announcing the Penta-Polar World

India has been playing the power dynamics game without a long-term, consistent and constructed narrative or at least, there is not enough evidence of this being so. Secondly, India has perhaps been more of a playground of global power play for so long that she has not been able to transition to become the global power...

LOC Ceasefire: Need for a Formal Agreement

LOC Ceasefire: Need for a Formal Agreement

An unexpected and sudden announcement merely 24 hours prior to the eve of the second anniversary of the Balakot air strike that had brought two nuclear neighbours to the brink of war has brought cheers on the both sides of the Line of Control (LOC). The announcement pertains to cessation of ceasefire violations which...

The Ceasefire Game

The Ceasefire Game

Much has been said and written about the February 25, 2021 statement by Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan  reiterating their commitment to ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in J&K. News reports indicate that both countries have been holding back-channel talks for the last...

LOC Ceasefire: Need for a Formal Agreement

LOC Ceasefire: Need for a Formal Agreement

An unexpected and sudden announcement merely 24 hours prior to the eve of the second anniversary of the Balakot air strike that had brought two nuclear neighbours to the brink of war has brought cheers on the both sides of the Line of Control (LOC). The announcement pertains to cessation of ceasefire violations which...

Afghan Peace Deal: A Review

Afghan Peace Deal: A Review

Review of Situation On 29 February 2020, USA and Taliban inked a landmark peace agreement. It essentially stated that Taliban will eschew violence, will not harbour foreign terrorist groups,and that Taliban will hold peace talks with the Afghan regime in Kabul for power sharing in governance. In bargain 5000 Taliban...

Major Structural Reform for Defence Modernization

Major Structural Reform for Defence Modernization

Introduction The Union Budget 2021-22 has come in the backdrop of severe economic crisis, induced by a global Covid-19 pandemic. The Indian economy, whose growth was already decelerating in 2019-20,seems to be witnessing a major contraction of the economy to by 7.7%, as assessed by the Economic Survey. Independent...

UAVs: A Great Operational Asset

UAVs: A Great Operational Asset

The precursor to modern day Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) flew more than a century ago as the Curtiss-Sperry Flying Bomb manufactured in 1917 – a 230kg empty weight aircraft capable of carrying 450kg of explosives to a range of 80km. Today, in the military space, diverse terminology is used to describe aerial...

Unmanned Platforms and Artificial Intelligence - Where do we stand now

Unmanned Platforms and Artificial Intelligence - Where do we stand now

Drones are the future of warfare. These machines can go anywhere, anytime, almost undetected to the electronic surveillance equipment’s and can carry a lethal punch for the enemy without any risk of collateral damage. These are low cost, smart and highly flexible who are becoming smarter day by day with the use of...

Announcing the Penta-Polar World

Announcing the Penta-Polar World

India has been playing the power dynamics game without a long-term, consistent and constructed narrative or at least, there is not enough evidence of this being so. Secondly, India has perhaps been more of a playground of global power play for so long that she has not been able to transition to become the global power...

Internal Threat 1950 and now

Internal Threat 1950 and now

One of the biggest lessons that can be drawn from the collapse of Soviet Union is that a country may be extremely strong on the external front but will not sustain as a nation if its internal front is weak. It is the internal front which feeds the external front. The internal front of Soviet Union had become...

Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

On Jan, 04, 1990, a local Urdu newspaper, Aftab, published a press release issued by Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, asking all Pandits to leave the Valley immediately. Al Safa, another local daily repeated the warning.These warnings were followed by Kalashnikov-wielding masked Jehadis carrying out military-type marches openly....

Make in India and The Aerospace Industry

Make in India and The Aerospace Industry

This article delves into ‘Make in India’ and India’s aerospace industry, the two regimes have a lot in common. Each has immense potential, but is hobbled by policy dilemmas. Each is characterised by an exterior of hyperbole which conceals a hollow internal growth and each has the potential to make a significant...

MoU between “BEL & Texmaco” at Aero India 2021, Bengaluru

MoU between “BEL & Texmaco” at Aero India 2021, Bengaluru

A Boost to ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Make-in-India’ through a unique initiative of Public-Private Partnership between Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL) & Texmaco Rail & Engineering Ltd. (TREL). A strategic and a unique MoU signifying Public – Private Sector Partnership, was earlier signed by Smt. Anandi Ramalingam,...

GRSE Signs Contract for 01 FPV for Government of Seychelles

GRSE Signs Contract for 01 FPV for Government of Seychelles

A contract for delivering 01 Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) was signed between Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) and Government of Seychelles. Signing of this prestigious contract, that occurred within just a month of the shipyard concluding a contract for 01 Ocean Going Passenger & Cargo Ferry Vessel with...

Interviews / Spotlight

Indo-Pak Ceasefire: The Politics and their Ramification

Indo-Pak Ceasefire: The Politics and their Ramification

On 24 February, 2021, the Director General’s of Military Operations (DGsMO) of India and Pakistan jointly...

Need for Reinventing India’s Aeronautical Industry

Need for Reinventing India’s Aeronautical Industry

Whether it was a scheduled visit, or happenstance, India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was in Moscow, in June...

Disengagement in Ladakh: Heed words of Army Commander Northern Command

Disengagement in Ladakh: Heed words of Army Commander Northern Command

In March-April, 2020, taking advantage of the COVID situation, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China made India a target of its “wolf-warrior diplomacy” with simultaneous intrusions in Sikkim (Naku La) and the Eastern Ladakh sectors. While the Naku La situation was contained by traditional protocols, the Eastern Ladakh sector witnessed Chinese misadventures to move westward along the...

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Trusty old allies India, France can Bond over Big Research

What is required for France and India is to take their relations to the next level Concrete collaborations are, and will be, undoubtedly difficult, they will face obstacles, which in the end can only help deepen bilateral relations.  Concrete collaborations are, and will be, undoubtedly difficult, they will face obstacles, which in the end can only help deepen bilateral relations.  President Xi Jinping recently affirmed that “time and...

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The inauguration of the biennial Air Show, Aero India 2021

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh addressing at the inauguration of the biennial air show, Aero...

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Occasion of Army Day 2021

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund...

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Occasion of Vijay Diwas

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh releasing a logo at the National War Memorial, on the...

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Combined Graduation Parade of Autumn

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh witnessing the Combined Graduation Parade of Autumn term, at...

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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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