Shia Massacre in Afghanistan – Reason not Always Simple

Shia Massacre in Afghanistan – Reason not Always Simple

On July 23, two suicide bombings ripped through a protest march by Hazaras in Kabul’s Dehmazang Square killing 80 and wounding 260.  The Hazaras were protesting rerouting of the Asian Development Bank and World Bank funded Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TUTAP) power project which was originally...

Aviation: The Future is Unmanned

Aviation: The Future is Unmanned

The Indian Armed Forces operate nearly 150 mid-sized UAVs and many more handheld ones. India needs to push its ‘Make in India’ initiative for UAVs. Mumbai and New Delhi police are on the verge of acquiring UAVs. Aviation may come to the rescue of India’s dismal population-to-police ratio of 130 to every 1,00,000....

With Venomous Terrorist Threat in its Backyard: Can China Remain Cocooned from Terrorism?

With Venomous Terrorist Threat in its Backyard: Can China Remain Cocooned from Terrorism?

Threat from terrorism is a global affliction today. This threat is originating not only from the misguided youth of one particular religious denomination who have no idea of the teachings of their religion but only what a fiery mullah espouses. In majority of the cases, its roots can be traced back to very few nations,...

Shia Massacre in Afghanistan – Reason not Always Simple

Shia Massacre in Afghanistan – Reason not Always Simple

On July 23, two suicide bombings ripped through a protest march by Hazaras in Kabul’s Dehmazang Square killing 80 and wounding 260.  The Hazaras were protesting rerouting of the Asian Development Bank and World Bank funded Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TUTAP) power project which was originally...

With Venomous Terrorist Threat in its Backyard: Can China Remain Cocooned from Terrorism?

With Venomous Terrorist Threat in its Backyard: Can China Remain Cocooned from Terrorism?

Threat from terrorism is a global affliction today. This threat is originating not only from the misguided youth of one particular religious denomination who have no idea of the teachings of their religion but only what a fiery mullah espouses. In majority of the cases, its roots can be traced back to very few nations,...

Which Sharif runs Pakistan

Which Sharif runs Pakistan

Except for few years of its history of 68 years, there are only two ways Pakistan Army (and not Pakistan Air Force or Pakistan Navy but just Pakistan Army) ruled the country. One when Pak Chief of Army Staff is on the front seat holding the wheel and second, when he is sitting on the back seat but pulling the strings...

Aviation: The Future is Unmanned

Aviation: The Future is Unmanned

The Indian Armed Forces operate nearly 150 mid-sized UAVs and many more handheld ones. India needs to push its ‘Make in India’ initiative for UAVs. Mumbai and New Delhi police are on the verge of acquiring UAVs. Aviation may come to the rescue of India’s dismal population-to-police ratio of 130 to every 1,00,000....

Modernisation of Army Air Defence

Modernisation of Army Air Defence

Students of matters military will vouch for the shape of the battlefield in the 21st century. All battles will be preceded by an intense air battle to attempt to destroy the war-waging potential of a nation; which in our case may be two forces joining hands to come at us with the full threat spectrum. In such a...

Trimming Down the Indian Army

Trimming Down the Indian Army

At the Commanders Conference, in Dec 2015, the Prime Minister made a number of points related to outdated military doctrines, financial realities, incompatibility between modernization and expansion of forces, need to alter teeth to tail ratio etc. For a long time Indian military has been starved of funds and the...

Kargil: Ours must live, enemy must die!

Kargil: Ours must live, enemy must die!

Even as the nation readies itself to pay homage to the extraordinary bravery displayed by the young officers and the men of the Indian Army during the Kargil conflict, the lessons thrown up raise many questions that reflect the political and the military leadership in poor light. The infiltration by Pakistanis and...

Gujjar Muslims Leader wants regiment to fight terrorism in J&K

Gujjar Muslims Leader wants regiment to fight terrorism in J&K

Shamsher Hakla Poonchi a prominent and an intellectual Muslim Gujjar Leader of J&K State has appealed to the Gujjar & Bakarwal community to openly support the Government and security forces in their fight against terrorism which has eaten up vitals of the society over last 27 years. Mr. Hakla a Muslim Gujjar Leader of...

How must India respond to Geopolitical Challenges?

How must India respond to Geopolitical Challenges?

The people of Kashmir Valley refuse to accept responsibility for their plight but blame the Central Government for their woes. They will not accept that Valley Muslims dominate and rule the State, hold maximum number of government jobs, are responsible for widespread corruption, terrorism drives away tourists and...

Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security collaborate with Dedrone to counter the threat posed by small drones

Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security collaborate with Dedrone to counter the threat posed by small drones

Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security (EBS) and Dedrone, San Francisco, have signed a cooperation agreement and are joining forces to counter the threat posed by small drones. The partners intend to jointly offer counter-UAV systems that allow unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) invading critical airspace to be...

Submarine Ahoy – Whither to Bound?

Submarine Ahoy – Whither to Bound?

The MOD’s 1997 proposal for a 30-year s/m building programme got CCS endorsement only in 1999. It consisted of a long term plan for indigenous construction of twenty-four s/m over a period of thirty years. In 2002, Admiral Madhvender the incumbent CNS, is reported to have commended the recent decision of the...

Rheinmetall to supply Canadian Navy with decoy ammunition for the next thirty years

Rheinmetall to supply Canadian Navy with decoy ammunition for the next thirty years

At the recent CANSEC show in May 2016 in Canada, the Canadian government and ammunition suppliers Rheinmetall and General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems–Canada signed a licence agreement to produce Omnitrap decoy ammunition for the Canadian Navy. Worth a mid-range eight-figure euro amount over the course of...

Interviews / Spotlight

It is Time to Call Pakistan’s Bluff on Kashmir

It is Time to Call Pakistan’s Bluff on Kashmir

The party in power in Islamabad, Pakistan, the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), won 31 out of the 49 seats (direct election is held for only 41 seats) in the assembly elections of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) held on July 21, 2016. A total of 26 political parties and 423 candidates participated in this farcical...

Dhaka Attacks and Fallouts on India

Dhaka Attacks and Fallouts on India

The attack on a restaurant in the Gulshan area, the high-profile diplomatic enclave of Dhaka,...

 
India and Pakistan In A Tug-Of-War Over Stealth Fighters

India and Pakistan In A Tug-Of-War Over Stealth Fighters

If India is on the verge of acquiring fifth-generation fighter aircraft, can Pakistan be far...

 
A Letter to My Fellow Kashmiris

A Letter to My Fellow Kashmiris

My Dear Fellow Kashmiris, The summer of discontent is once again haunting the Valley; not for...

Chinese Investments in Myanmar: A Dam too Far

Chinese Investments in Myanmar: A Dam too Far

In 2011, the Thein Sein-led government of Myanmar citing public protests suspended construction...

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Paying Homage to the Martyrs of OP VIJAY

The Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh paying homage to the martyrs of OP VIJAY at the historic...

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Gen Dalbir Singh, COAS Flags in Indian Army Mount Everest Expedition

The Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh in a group photograph with the team members of the Indian...

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NCC Girls Mount Everest Expedition Team

The Union Minister for Defence Manohar Parrikar along with the NCC girl cadets during the felicitation of...

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with ITBP Jawans in Afghanistan

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with ITBP Jawans at Indian Consulate, in Herat, Afghanistan...

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Admiral Sunil Lanba , PVSM, AVSM, ADC assumes command of Indian Navy

The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba on assuming the command of the Indian Navy, in New Delhi on...

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