Limited Rise in India’s Defence Budget 2015 - 16

Limited Rise in India’s Defence Budget 2015 - 16

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while presenting his maiden budget on 28 Feb, 2015 underlined that defence of every square inch of our mother land comes before anything else. …push towards ‘Make in India’ initiative will curtail over-dependence on imports. He announced an increase in the defence budget by 10.95...

Sowing the Dragon’s Teeth: Role of United States in the Islamic World

Sowing the Dragon’s Teeth: Role of United States in the Islamic World

The activities of the Islamic State for Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State (IS), which is its most recent avatar, have brought into sharp focus the schisms in the Islamic world. The most apparent aspect of the fault line in this is the fresh resurgence of the Shia-Sunni divide, with the Sunni militant IS...

Defence Budget 2015-16: Allocation Inadequate for Modernisation

Defence Budget 2015-16: Allocation Inadequate for Modernisation

The finance Minister has hiked the defence budget for FY 2015-16 by 9.46 per cent to Rs 2,46,727 crore, which is Rs 23,357 crore more than the revised estimates for the current financial year that stand at Rs 2,22,370 crore. This small increase is grossly inadequate to give a boost to military modernisation that...

Sowing the Dragon’s Teeth: Role of United States in the Islamic World

Sowing the Dragon’s Teeth: Role of United States in the Islamic World

The activities of the Islamic State for Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State (IS), which is its most recent avatar, have brought into sharp focus the schisms in the Islamic world. The most apparent aspect of the fault line in this is the fresh resurgence of the Shia-Sunni divide, with the Sunni militant IS...

Possibility of Military Coup in Bangladesh?

Possibility of Military Coup in Bangladesh?

Despite ongoing rumblings in certain Western circles — and a faint echo inside Bangladesh — of possible military intervention to end the country’s current political unrest, the armed forces are highly unlikely enter the fray unless and until the civilian administration crumbles and frightened people start fleeing...

Attaining Strategic India 2020: Lessons From Niccolo Machiavelli

Attaining Strategic India 2020: Lessons From Niccolo Machiavelli

Great individuals associated with the Renaissance such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Dante Aligheri and Galileo were Florentine citizens. The forces of debate, democracy, organised guilds, public interest feelings and the works of geniuses in the arts and culture which were unleashed, spread to all parts of...

Limited Rise in India’s Defence Budget 2015 - 16

Limited Rise in India’s Defence Budget 2015 - 16

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while presenting his maiden budget on 28 Feb, 2015 underlined that defence of every square inch of our mother land comes before anything else. …push towards ‘Make in India’ initiative will curtail over-dependence on imports. He announced an increase in the defence budget by 10.95...

Defence Budget 2015-16: Allocation Inadequate for Modernisation

Defence Budget 2015-16: Allocation Inadequate for Modernisation

The finance Minister has hiked the defence budget for FY 2015-16 by 9.46 per cent to Rs 2,46,727 crore, which is Rs 23,357 crore more than the revised estimates for the current financial year that stand at Rs 2,22,370 crore. This small increase is grossly inadequate to give a boost to military modernisation that...

The Future of India’s Air Power

The Future of India’s Air Power

The humongous prolonged gestation period in designing and operationalising any weapon system by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and assembly line manufacturing by the Defence Public Sector Units (PSUs) is unacceptable. If the DRDO and Defence PSUs do not get their act together, India would be...

Humanitarian Crisis in the BTAD of Assam: A view from the Field

Humanitarian Crisis in the BTAD of Assam: A view from the Field

On 23rd and 24th December 2014, 82 Adivasis (including 26 women and 16 infants) were shot dead by suspected militants belonging to the National Democratic Front for Bodoland (Songbojit) or NDFB(S) in Kokrajhar, Sonitpur, Udalguri and Chirang districts of Assam. The murder of these innocent civilians in these horrific...

Foreign interference in J&K: A challenge for new government

Foreign interference in J&K: A challenge for new government

Recent statements by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) indicate that both have agreed upon the shape their coalition, which is likely to be announced soon, will take. A malevolent religious agenda of foreign elements is aimed at breaking down the culture of Sufism and replacing it...

Terrorism in the 21st Century: Battling Non State Actors

Terrorism in the 21st Century: Battling Non State Actors

If we look in the past or even in the current situation no state has ever been a threat towards national and international security. On the other hand, despite their disregard for international security, peace cooperation and recognition some non-states forces have began exhibiting state like characteristics. Today...

Nexter Robotics announces the sale of 50 robotics systems in 2014

Nexter Robotics announces the sale of 50 robotics systems in 2014

Two years ago the Nexter Group announced the creation of a new subsidiary, Nexter Robotics, specialised in the design and marketing of land and air-land robots for defence and security applications. In 2013, Nexter Robotics acquired Wifibot, expert in the design of low cost research and development robots. Armed with a...

“...committed to supporting the government’s vision of positioning India as a global manufacturing hub...”

“...committed to supporting the government’s vision of positioning India as a global manufacturing hub...”

How have the eight decades of Rolls Royce in India been? Rolls-Royce 80 year’s association with India is marked with significant achievements. We started our association with the Indian aerospace sector in 1932 with our Gypsy engines on the first Tata Aviation aircraft. Then in 1933, Indian Air Force took to the...

Rolls-Royce Awarded Production And Support Contracts for F-35B

Rolls-Royce Awarded Production And Support Contracts for F-35B

Rolls-Royce has been awarded three contracts totalling up to $442 million to produce and support LiftSystems™ for F-35B Lightning II aircraft, including price reductions from prior contracts. The new contracts cover Low Rate Initial Production of 17 LiftSystems for F-35B aircraft, plus support, for two contract...

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Need for Structural Changes in India’s Higher Defence Management

Need for Structural Changes in India’s Higher Defence Management

The reality today is that India is facing the strategic environment of the 21st century with its higher defence structures largely as they were in the 1940s. This is a recipe for disaster. A continuation of such outdated structures are already affecting the culture of discipline and sacrifice so assiduously built up...

The Battle Untold: Ukraine and the Old Socialist Republic

The Battle Untold: Ukraine and the Old Socialist Republic

After a very long time, Europe is gripped in an armed conflict within its continent. From 2013...

 
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

The Islamic State for Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), otherwise known as the Islamic State for Iraq...

 
Sri Lanka will maintain equidistance between neighbours

Sri Lanka will maintain equidistance between neighbours

Will Maitripala Srisena’s assumption of Office as the Sri Lankan president bring in a...

Effects of Covert and Clandestine Operations on International Peace and Security

Effects of Covert and Clandestine Operations on International Peace and Security

To understand the topic better, let us first understand few terminologies with respect to the...

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Lt Gen JS Bajwa, Editor presenting the Special Issue of IDR to Gen D S Suhag at Aero India

During Aero India 2015, Lt Gen JS Bajwa, Editor Indian Defence Review, presents the Special Issue of...

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Aero India-2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Aero India-2015. Mr Modi during inaugural speech said: "Our security...

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Advantages of Sikorsky's S-92 VVIP helicopters

Advantages of Sikorsky's S-92 VVIP helicopters. Air Vice Marshal (Retd) Arvind Walia, Regional...

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Chief of Gen Staff, UK, Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter in New Delhi

The Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh exchanging memento with the Chief of Gen Staff, UK, Sir...

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 Prime Minister's NCC Rally

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with the awardees of the best cadets in different categories,...

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