Pulwama Car Bombing – another Surgical Strike or Chemotherapy?

Pulwama Car Bombing – another Surgical Strike or Chemotherapy?

The car bombing of a CRPF convoy on February 14, 2019, 30 km short of Srinagar in Pulwama has claimed the lives of 44 CRPF personnel with more than 30 others injured. J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik has called it an intelligence failure possibly because an intelligence advisory telex marked ‘extremely urgent’ of...

Pulwama Terror Attack: Challenge by Jihadists

Pulwama Terror Attack: Challenge by Jihadists

The deadly car bomb suicide attack on a convoy of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) near Awantipora in Pulwama claiming the lives of more than 40 troopers and leaving a score of them injured is a rude call to the nation to smell the coffee and accept the fact that militancy in Kashmir has been overtaken by the radical...

Trump-Kim Summit II – Is Resolution Really Possible?

Trump-Kim Summit II – Is Resolution Really Possible?

While South Korea has every reason to be hopeful about the upcoming summit of President Trump with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi scheduled for February 27 and 28th this year, looking for a peaceful nuclear free Korean Peninsula, but with inadequate signs of North Korean activities towards denuclearization and...

Trump-Kim Summit II – Is Resolution Really Possible?

Trump-Kim Summit II – Is Resolution Really Possible?

While South Korea has every reason to be hopeful about the upcoming summit of President Trump with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi scheduled for February 27 and 28th this year, looking for a peaceful nuclear free Korean Peninsula, but with inadequate signs of North Korean activities towards denuclearization and...

Looming Shadow of Afghanistan over Kashmir

Looming Shadow of Afghanistan over Kashmir

Kashmir has always had a rather unfortunate linkage with Afghanistan. The brief Afghan rule over valley from 1750 to 1819 is universally regarded as ‘dark age’ by the Kashmiris. In that year a Kashmiri delegation went to Lahore and requested Maharaja Ranjit Singh for help in liberating the valley from Afghan rule....

How far should India trust China

How far should India trust China

“It is in India’s interest to see China strong enough to provide credible bi-polarity in the interregnum during which the world moves towards the establishment of a globally respected United Nations system; one which would be capable of enforcing its mandate without let or hindrance. At the same time it is vital to...

Downsizing the Indian Army

Downsizing the Indian Army

While the MoD may be swayed by 300,000-manpower reduction in the PLA, US concept of Integrated Brigades in Iraq and Afghanistan and the German concept of three rifle company battalions, all this must be related to our environment of future conflict of a two-and-half to three-front conflict. Where one Army Chief told the...

UAVs: A Potential Game Changer for Indian Coast Guard for SAR and Maritime Security

UAVs: A Potential Game Changer for Indian Coast Guard for SAR and Maritime Security

In last forty years, responsibilities of Indian costal maritime security have been transferred to the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) from Indian Navy. ICG have recently come up with the plan of adding 50 new vessels and aircraft, with this addition, the force would have 200 sea going platforms in the next four years. Besides...

Bharat Ratna for Pranab Mukherjee

Bharat Ratna for Pranab Mukherjee

Defence is the first charge of a nation’s budget, as it protects a nation’s sovereignty. Sardar Baldev Singh was India’s first Defence Minister. There have been 26 Defence Ministers so far. Mrs. Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi also held the charge of Defence Ministry as Prime Minister. The Bofors scandal happened...

Pulwama Car Bombing – another Surgical Strike or Chemotherapy?

Pulwama Car Bombing – another Surgical Strike or Chemotherapy?

The car bombing of a CRPF convoy on February 14, 2019, 30 km short of Srinagar in Pulwama has claimed the lives of 44 CRPF personnel with more than 30 others injured. J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik has called it an intelligence failure possibly because an intelligence advisory telex marked ‘extremely urgent’ of...

Pulwama Terror Attack: Challenge by Jihadists

Pulwama Terror Attack: Challenge by Jihadists

The deadly car bomb suicide attack on a convoy of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) near Awantipora in Pulwama claiming the lives of more than 40 troopers and leaving a score of them injured is a rude call to the nation to smell the coffee and accept the fact that militancy in Kashmir has been overtaken by the radical...

Sabotage - The Silent Killer

Sabotage - The Silent Killer

During the Regional Conference on Security held in Bangladesh in 2001, both Pakistani speakers Shirin Mazari, Director General, Institute of Strategic Studies and Lt Gen Javed Hassan, Commandant, National Defence College, propagated low intensity conflict, guerilla warfare and indirect intervention as more viable...

Boeing to showcase advanced capabilities at Aero India 2019

Boeing to showcase advanced capabilities at Aero India 2019

•  Exhibit best-in-class defense capabilities and services, including F/A-18 Super Hornet, KC-46A tanker, AH-64 Apache, CH-47 Chinook, and P-8  •  Showcase partnership to modernize India’s armed forces •  Highlight commitment to “Make in India” •  Record-setting domestic passenger traffic and a robust...

Raytheon Appoints Ravi Nirgudkar as President, Raytheon India

Raytheon Appoints Ravi Nirgudkar as President, Raytheon India

Raytheon Company has appointed Ravi Nirgudkar as the president of Raytheon India, effective immediately. Raviis based in the company’s New Delhi office. Ravi will focus on growing Raytheon’s long-standing partnership with India and collaborating with local partners to meet global defense needs and expand...

Lockheed Martin showcases selection of aircraft, precision systems, local and global programs at Aero India 2019

Lockheed Martin showcases selection of aircraft, precision systems, local and global programs at Aero India 2019

Lockheed Martin will participate at the 12th Aero India Exhibition, to be held at the Yelahanka Air Force Station located here, Feb.20 – 24, 2019. The company’s participation in the premier biennial aerospace eventin the country reaches back to its inception in 1996. This year, Lockheed Martin will present a...

Interviews / Spotlight

Myanmar: The Dragon on a ‘Roll’

Myanmar: The Dragon on a ‘Roll’

Events in Myanmar are moving at a bewildering pace both in the ethnic front and in moving towards Constitutional...

Pulwama Attack: Stand steadfast in support of the brave Indian soldiers

Pulwama Attack: Stand steadfast in support of the brave Indian soldiers

The terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy at Pulwama, Srinagar, is a tragedy of monumental proportions. It was a...

Bangladesh-China relations have metamorphosed into a strategic partnership

Bangladesh-China relations have metamorphosed into a strategic partnership

Diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and China were established in 1976, five years after Bangladesh’s independence. Consolidation and enhancement of China-Bangladesh friendship and cooperation serve the fundamental interests of both countries, meet common aspirations of their people and are conducive to peace and development in the region and the world. This is why both decided to...

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Silk Roads without people

China is very fond of Silk Roads. In 2013, a year after Xi Jinping was anointed Emperor of the Middle Kingdom, he initiated a Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Since then, the Chinese diplomacy has been tirelessly promoting the mega project to link the country to its neighbours as well as to Central Asia, Africa and Europe. Beijing’s latest promotional move has been to confer the Silk Road Super Ambassador Awards to the Ambassadors of...

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Guard of Honour

The Chief of the Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Air Marshal Gavin Neil Davies inspecting the Guard...

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Tri-Services troops of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Command

The Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman with the Tri-Services troops of Andaman & Nicobar...

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Visit of Chief of the Naval Staff French Navy

The Chief of the Naval Staff French Navy, Admiral Christophe Prazuck meeting the Chief of Naval Staff,...

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Ex AVIAINDRA-18

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa in a group photograph with the IAF and Russian...

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Occasion of Vijay Diwas

The Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman, the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba, the...

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