Strategic Challenges from Pakistan and its Implications for India

Strategic Challenges from Pakistan and its Implications for India

Historically, India has been exposed to military threats and conquest from the north-west, and foreign policy and military strategy, therefore, have often been considered the two main thresholds of external security of India. Both mutually drive each other particularly when it comes to dealing with an irksome and not...

Can the US afford to impose sanctions on India for its arms purchases from Russia?

Can the US afford to impose sanctions on India for its arms purchases from Russia?

“India was the world’s second largest importer of major arms in 2014–18 and accounted for 9.5 per cent of the global total,” according to the latest report published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). However, Indian imports decreased by 24 per cent between 2009-13 and 2014-18,...

Will Trump U-Turn on Pakistan?

Will Trump U-Turn on Pakistan?

The spectacle of US President Donald Trump walking across to meet North Korean President Kim Jong-un last month at Panmunjom would have amused Beijing no end. By now it is quite evident that Trump’s dream of de-nuclearising the Korean Peninsula is utopian. If at all, North Korea may agree to desist further nuclear...

Strategic Challenges from Pakistan and its Implications for India

Strategic Challenges from Pakistan and its Implications for India

Historically, India has been exposed to military threats and conquest from the north-west, and foreign policy and military strategy, therefore, have often been considered the two main thresholds of external security of India. Both mutually drive each other particularly when it comes to dealing with an irksome and not...

Can the US afford to impose sanctions on India for its arms purchases from Russia?

Can the US afford to impose sanctions on India for its arms purchases from Russia?

“India was the world’s second largest importer of major arms in 2014–18 and accounted for 9.5 per cent of the global total,” according to the latest report published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). However, Indian imports decreased by 24 per cent between 2009-13 and 2014-18,...

Will Trump U-Turn on Pakistan?

Will Trump U-Turn on Pakistan?

The spectacle of US President Donald Trump walking across to meet North Korean President Kim Jong-un last month at Panmunjom would have amused Beijing no end. By now it is quite evident that Trump’s dream of de-nuclearising the Korean Peninsula is utopian. If at all, North Korea may agree to desist further nuclear...

Making the Indian Army Self-Sufficient

Making the Indian Army Self-Sufficient

Editors Comment: As a first the Ordinance Factory manufacturing the AK-203 Assault Rifle with Russian design and technology is the first truly Make in India project. This Factory is headed by a serving Major General of the Army, another first and truly game-changing initiative. For a very long period since...

Ushering in a green army!

Ushering in a green army!

In 1992, a remark by the then Army Chief, General SF Rodrigues that ‘good governance was as much the business of army!’ was deliberately picked up by a journalist to defame him. The late journalist had a personal/family grudge and scores to settle. The resultant furore saw a debate in the parliament and a rap on the...

Remembering the undefeated Sarvatra (Lt Gen) Sagat Singh

Remembering the undefeated Sarvatra (Lt Gen) Sagat Singh

6th Dec 1971 Afternoon, 10 Bihar had just finished a hard fought battle of Akhaura and were taking care of their wounded and silently mourning their dead brothers-in-arm. They had not slept of 2 days and had been in action continuously. In that saddened, gloomy and tired battlefield, a helicopter landed and a 6 feet...

The Great Kashmir Betrayal

The Great Kashmir Betrayal

A recent report of the Home Ministry has made public a fact that was known to many but did not get the due visibility in the media and hence remained confined to a few. Ever since, Amit Shah has occupied the all- important chair of the Union Home Minister, the ministry has got a new fillip because of his perceived image...

Exemplary valour prevented Kargil from going the 1962 way

Exemplary valour prevented Kargil from going the 1962 way

The Sino-Indian war of 1962 can never be erased from the country’s collective consciousness, though it is extremely doubtful whether successive political dispensations have learnt any lessons at all, except for occasional acts of bravado as a sop to public sentiments. The wounds and the abiding sense of betrayal had...

Talking to Hurriyat

Talking to Hurriyat

Speaking at a function on June 22, 2019, J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik asserted that the situation in J&K is changing and separatist Hurriyat Conference leaders were ready for talks with the Centre. He added, “The ones who turned back Ram Vilas Paswan from their door, they are now ready for talks. The stone pelting...

Lockheed Martin Inks Three Memorandums of Understanding with Indian Start-Ups

Lockheed Martin Inks Three Memorandums of Understanding with Indian Start-Ups

Lockheed Martin announced the establishment of Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with three Indian Start-ups. The MOUs pave the way for Terero Mobility, Sastra Robotics, and NoPo Nanotechnologies, graduates of the India Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP), to integrate with Lockheed Martin’s supply chain, and...

IAI inks $50 million worth of follow-up agreement with India on complementary MRSAM systems

IAI inks $50 million worth of follow-up agreement with India on complementary MRSAM systems

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced it has entered this week agreement worth $50 million for provision of complementaryNaval MRSAM (Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile) systems. The contracts were entered with the Indian Navy and MDL Shipyard. Under the contract, IAI will provide complementary systems for the...

KRAS receives $100 M Order from RAFAEL for manufacturing BARAK-8 MRSAM missiles’ kits

KRAS receives $100 M Order from RAFAEL for manufacturing BARAK-8 MRSAM missiles’ kits

At a ceremony, RAFAEL Executive Vice President & General Manager of the Air & Missile Defense Systems Division, Brigadier General (ret.) Pini Yungman, presented to Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems Ltd, India (KRAS) a $100 Million contract for manufacturing 1,000 BARAK-8 MRSAM missiles’ kits which in turn would be...

Interviews / Spotlight

Restructuring and Rightsizing of the Army

Restructuring and Rightsizing of the Army

Reports stated that the Government has begun approving the army’s restructuring plans proposed by the present army...

Deconstructing the Psycho-Political Profile of a Terrorist

Deconstructing the Psycho-Political Profile of a Terrorist

The term terrorism can be traced to the Latin word ‘terrere’, which means ‘to frighten’ and the French...

Liberation of Bangladesh: War in Northwestern Sector

Liberation of Bangladesh: War in Northwestern Sector

Lt Gen Thapan, General Officer Commanding XXXIII Corps, was operationally responsible for the sector in addition to his commitments against the Chinese in Sikkim and Bhutan. His headquarters were at Siliguri, from where communicationwise he could adequately control both battles. A divisional commander in the Indo-Pakistani conflict in 1965, he was a copybook general and had the reputation of...

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The Spectacle and Substance of the Trump-Kim Meeting

US President Donald Trump walked into North Korean territory alongside North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on 30 June 2019. The summit meet between the two leaders in the southern side of the DMZ followed. In this episode of spectacle, several historic firsts were achieved: it was the first time a sitting US president entered North Korean territory, a US president crossed the DMZ, and finally, the first time top leaders from the US, North Korea,...

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National War Memorial to ignite mashal of Victory Flame of Kargil War

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat taking flame from the eternal flame of Amar Jawan at National...

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Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh visiting the world’s highest battlefield, Siachen

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh visiting the world’s highest battlefield, Siachen, in Jammu...

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The CAS visits AF STN Bhisiana and Sarsawa

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa and the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western...

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Passing Out Parade - Spring Term 2019 Held at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat with the passing out trainees from friendly foreign nations,...

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Induction ceremony of CH-4F (I) Chinook heavy lift Helicopters

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa handing over a symbolic key to Group Captain...

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