Review of Policy on FDI

Review of Policy on FDI

The recently released Press Note 7 of 2014, dated 26 August 2014, notifies the changes brought about by the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the defence sector. The revised policy allows FDI in defence production up to 49 percent under the Government approval...

Standards of Intervention

Standards of Intervention

Formed in the wake of the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust, the United Nations took as its primary mission the maintenance of international peace and security. Since the end of the Cold War, the UN has used this mandate to justify intervention in cases such as the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990. In the case...

OROP – diminutive in deeper malaise

OROP – diminutive in deeper malaise

There is plenty hoopla about OROP and with reason – some angered, some amused, some complacent. Articles have appeared that veterans are disappointed and are losing faith in the government. Some write that since Uttrakhand had large number of military veterans, they chose to vote for opposition parties in assembly...

Standards of Intervention

Standards of Intervention

Formed in the wake of the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust, the United Nations took as its primary mission the maintenance of international peace and security. Since the end of the Cold War, the UN has used this mandate to justify intervention in cases such as the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990. In the case...

India's hollowness and Pak’s perpetual war path

India's hollowness and Pak’s perpetual war path

“Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from defeat” – Jean-Paul Sartre After many years, the nation’s retrieval of some lost territory astride the Kargil heights found endorsement as an event to be solemnly observed; previously, this national level military undertaking seemed to have...

Ceasefire Violations: Is Pak Army trying to regain its confidence?

Ceasefire Violations: Is Pak Army trying to regain its confidence?

Pakistan!! Trying to figure out this nation is by far the most elusive challenge for a political or a military analyst! What makes this nation tick? How is it staying afloat given its multifarious problems? Is there any hope in the horizon or will it continue to hurtle down a tunnel of despair till it hits rock bottom...

Review of Policy on FDI

Review of Policy on FDI

The recently released Press Note 7 of 2014, dated 26 August 2014, notifies the changes brought about by the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the defence sector. The revised policy allows FDI in defence production up to 49 percent under the Government approval...

OROP – diminutive in deeper malaise

OROP – diminutive in deeper malaise

There is plenty hoopla about OROP and with reason – some angered, some amused, some complacent. Articles have appeared that veterans are disappointed and are losing faith in the government. Some write that since Uttrakhand had large number of military veterans, they chose to vote for opposition parties in assembly...

Speeding up DRDO output

Speeding up DRDO output

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called upon Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) to speed up projects and advance delivery schedules. He has opined that India can be world leader in defence technology and show the world way forward. Those in the MoD, who exercise control over DRDO, are blissfully...

Internal Security: The Maoist Dimension

Internal Security: The Maoist Dimension

The Maoist rebellion is a phenomenon, an adverse one of course, in which bands of armed local inhabitants, led by firebrand ‘area commanders’, assume a role that should truly lie within the constitutional mandate of the state. The role of the third element of this phenomenon, the far-ensconced communist ideologues,...

Kashmiris are being hijacked!

Kashmiris are being hijacked!

The government in the centre has been there barely two months and a segment of the so-called prime-movers of the Kashmir valley, political leaders and intelligentsia, have started voicing a litany of demands – political, economic, development, social and what not. Inimical voices from across the border have increased...

Israel under the Iron Dome - Should India Seek Cover?

Israel under the Iron Dome - Should India Seek Cover?

The ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict has once again brought into sharp focus the technological disparities between the two adversaries. Although there are news reports indicating use of UAVs by Hamas, most of these are unconfirmed. It could be very much possible that these were rudimentary aero-models with explosive...

Finmeccanica – Selex ES’s mini and micro UAVs see success in tests

Finmeccanica – Selex ES’s mini and micro UAVs see success in tests

Finmeccanica – Selex ES’s ASIO-B and SPYBALL-B UAVs have passed their factory acceptance tests, leaving them ready for delivery to the Italian Army for its Forza NEC modernisation programme. With the systems ready to be welcomed into operation, the Italian Army will soon be able to benefit from the effective support...

FDI in Defence: Dispelling the Myths

FDI in Defence: Dispelling the Myths

India should adopt a flexible FDI policy to import much needed technologies which cannot be mastered through indigenous efforts in the acceptable time frame. Unfortunately, every time the issue of increasing FDI limit comes up, the opponents resort to their time-tested subterfuge of raising the bogey of security...

Lenco announces successful Blast Test of BEAR Troop Transport Armored Vehicle

Lenco announces successful Blast Test of BEAR Troop Transport Armored Vehicle

Lenco Industries, Inc., the global leader in the design and manufacture of armored police vehicles, announces successful underbody and side blast testing of the BEAR® 17-man Troop Transport Armored Vehicle designed for Military and Government personnel and International Security Forces operating in hostile...

Interviews / Spotlight

Defence Industry of Pakistan

Defence Industry of Pakistan

After partition, Pakistan did not inherit any military production facilities. In 1951, the Pakistan Ordnance Factory was established at Wah cantonment to produce small arms, ammunition and explosives. After 1965, Pakistan, apart from shifting its overwhelming arms supplies reliance from the US to China and other western...

Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft for the Indian Air Force

Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft for the Indian Air Force

The IAF has decided that there is a pressing requirement to have a stealth fighter with...

 
1971 War: The First Missile Attack on Karachi

1971 War: The First Missile Attack on Karachi

 Events before the Attack Vice Admiral (later Admiral) Kohli, was the Flag Officer...

 
Return of Haji Pir Pass in 1965 – Myth and the Reality

Return of Haji Pir Pass in 1965 – Myth and the Reality

In 1965 war, Indian Army had captured the strategic Haji Pir Pass.  During the Tashkent talks...

The Great Upsurge of 1857: Historical sites in Meerut Cantonment

The Great Upsurge of 1857: Historical sites in Meerut Cantonment

Meerut Cantonment The British formally arrived in Meerut in 1803, through a treaty with the...

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INS Kamorta commissioned into the Indian Navy.

The first indigenously built stealth Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette ‘INS Kamorta’ was commissioned on...

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 INS Kolkata commissioned into the Indian Navy.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi commissioned INS Kolkata into the Indian Navy at a glittering...

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General Dalbir Singh, Chief of the Army Staff

General Dalbir Singh took over as the Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army, in New Delhi on July 31,...

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 Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, new Chairman, Chief of Staff Committee (COSC)

The outgoing Chairman, Chief of Staff Committee (COSC) and Chief of Army Staff, General Bikram Singh...

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IAF receives its sixth C-17 Globemaster III

The IAF received its Sixth C-17 Globemaster III. On its arrival, the Defence Minister Arun Jaitley visited...

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