31st ASEAN Summit in Manila: Peace & Stability in the Region & Maritime Cooperation

31st ASEAN Summit in Manila: Peace & Stability in the Region & Maritime Cooperation

On November 13, the heads of states of Southeast Asian nations gathered for the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila under the chairmanship of the Philippines. This year, the summit’s theme is “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World.” The leaders met with the purpose of realizing the six thematic priorities of the...

Tejas, Arjun – and vilification of the Armed Forces

Tejas, Arjun – and vilification of the Armed Forces

A massive information campaign has been mounted to vilify the Armed Forces with respect to the not so indigenous Tejas LCA and the indigenous Arjun main battle tank (MBT) produced by the DRDO. Media headlines, editorials, articles are implicit with the news that the Armed Forces have said no to the indigenous Tejas...

‘Farewell to Arms‘ in Siachen : Not likely

‘Farewell to Arms‘ in Siachen : Not likely

The word ‘Siachen’ means ‘the place of white roses’. This may be a rare linguistic irony to confer such an exotic name to a place devoid of any sign of life. Siachen is the world’s largest non polar glacier and thus also referred as third pole. Indian army has lost 849 men and officers till date mostly to the...

31st ASEAN Summit in Manila: Peace & Stability in the Region & Maritime Cooperation

31st ASEAN Summit in Manila: Peace & Stability in the Region & Maritime Cooperation

On November 13, the heads of states of Southeast Asian nations gathered for the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila under the chairmanship of the Philippines. This year, the summit’s theme is “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World.” The leaders met with the purpose of realizing the six thematic priorities of the...

American Deep State: Two-Timing Trump?

American Deep State: Two-Timing Trump?

The meeting and brief conversation between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the recent APEC meeting at Manila was watched world over with great interest. Putin apparently told Trump that Russia had no hand in meddling in the US presidential elections. Later aboard Air Force One,...

The Faux Pas of Army Building Foot Over Bridges – and beyond

The Faux Pas of Army Building Foot Over Bridges – and beyond

Much has been written about the Army being employed to construct three foot over bridges (FoB) including replacing the one linking the Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban stations in Mumbai. 22 people were killed and over 30 were injured in a stampede that broke out in Mumbai on September 29 during peak hours on the...

Tejas, Arjun – and vilification of the Armed Forces

Tejas, Arjun – and vilification of the Armed Forces

A massive information campaign has been mounted to vilify the Armed Forces with respect to the not so indigenous Tejas LCA and the indigenous Arjun main battle tank (MBT) produced by the DRDO. Media headlines, editorials, articles are implicit with the news that the Armed Forces have said no to the indigenous Tejas...

‘Farewell to Arms‘ in Siachen : Not likely

‘Farewell to Arms‘ in Siachen : Not likely

The word ‘Siachen’ means ‘the place of white roses’. This may be a rare linguistic irony to confer such an exotic name to a place devoid of any sign of life. Siachen is the world’s largest non polar glacier and thus also referred as third pole. Indian army has lost 849 men and officers till date mostly to the...

Army Aviation – The Arm of the Future?

Army Aviation – The Arm of the Future?

The Aviation Arm of the Indian Army today is nowhere near the one envisaged in 1963 or as has been projected in the Indian Army’s perspective plans over the years and lacks some vital elements in its inventory related to firepower, lift and logistics capability. It is indeed a far cry from the Aviation Corps of the...

Mr Abdullah Don’t masquerade Global Jihad as PoK Issue

Mr Abdullah Don’t masquerade Global Jihad as PoK Issue

Four weeks before Mr Dineshwar Sharma was appointed as the special interlocutor for Jammu & Kashmir, US diplomat Joshua Goldberg, the political unit chief Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs in Washington visited Kashmir and confabulated with various political and religious leaders (both Shia and Sunni) as well...

Central Armed Police Forces: Do we really care?

Central Armed Police Forces: Do we really care?

The Police Commemoration Day is observed on October 21st every year. Since Independence, 34,418 Police personnel have sacrificed their lives for safeguarding the integrity of the nation and providing security to people of this country. During the last one year, from September 2016 to August 2017, 383 Police personnel...

Rumour Bombs as Terror Tools

Rumour Bombs as Terror Tools

Apart from other reasons several media reports attribute the stampede at the Eliphistone footbridge to rumours. The Hindustan Times reports : “Two rumours began circulating, which most likely caused commuters to panic, survivors said. One rumour, a survivor said was of short circuit.” The other rumour as usual was...

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet Tops 400,000 Flight Hours

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet Tops 400,000 Flight Hours

Boeing and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. company announced today the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000 flight hour milestone. The V-22 Osprey has been continuously deployed since entering service in 2007 with the United States Marine Corps...

Forces Rejected Advanced Versions of Indigenous Tejas and Arjun

Forces Rejected Advanced Versions of Indigenous Tejas and Arjun

The armed forces have virtually overruled to the proposed advanced versions of the indigenous Tejas light combat aircraft and Arjun main-battle tank (MBT) by strongly pitching for mega acquisitions of foreign single-engine fighters and futuristic armoured fighting vehicles through the ‘Make in India’ route under the...

AOC-in-C Southern Air Command Flies Tejas: Reposes Faith in the Indigenous Combat Aircraft

AOC-in-C Southern Air Command Flies Tejas: Reposes Faith in the Indigenous Combat Aircraft

The induction and operationalization of the indigenous fighter jet Light Combat Aircraft-Tejas received a major boost with Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria, AVSM, VM, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Air Command undertaking a solo flight for 30 minutes from HAL Airport, here today.   Mr. T. Suvarna Raju,...

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Strategic Partnership: The Unresolved Issues

Strategic Partnership: The Unresolved Issues

Self-reliance and indigenisation in defence manufacturing is vital for success in future wars. The doors for Private Industry participation were opened fifteen years hence, but the response has generally been muted. Other than manufacturing low technology items, assemblies and components, hardly anything of...

Probability Game about War between China and USA in Asia

Probability Game about War between China and USA in Asia

Not reading Thucydides is a mistake, misreading Thucydides is fatal Ever since the curtain of...

 
Sorry Farooq Abdullah: PoK is ours

Sorry Farooq Abdullah: PoK is ours

“I tell them in plain terms – not only the people of India, but also to the world – that...

 
1971 Air War: Battle for Air Supremacy

1971 Air War: Battle for Air Supremacy

The IAF had initially deployed 10 squadrons in the East; four squadrons for air defence and six...

Is Nuclear Blackmailing Theory going to be a New Normal? Can the World...

Is Nuclear Blackmailing Theory going to be a New Normal? Can the World...

The use of nuclear capability as insurance for its defence, was cited as the main reason by...

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 71st Infantry Day

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat paying homage to the Martyrs, on the occasion of 71st...

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The Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman with the Air warriors, at Airforce Station, Chabua, in...

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Diwali with the Jawans of Indian Army and BSF

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrating Diwali with the jawans of Indian Army and BSF, in the Gurez...

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Diwali with Troops and their Families

The Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman celebrating the Diwali with troops and their families,...

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Defence Minister inside the Cockpit of MiG 29 Fighter Aircraft

The Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman inside the cockpit of MiG 29 fighter aircraft on her...

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