Global Terrorist: Is Pakistan challenging the US?

Global Terrorist: Is Pakistan challenging the US?

Hours before the first meeting of Indian Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi with American President Donald Trump at White House in Washington DC on 26 Jun, US declared head of Kashmiri terror organisation Hizbul Mujahedeen and current mastermind of the unrest in Kashmir Valley, Sayyed Salahuddin as Global Terrorist....

India’s Quest for Replacement of the Ageing MiG 21 Fleet of the IAF

India’s Quest for Replacement of the Ageing MiG 21 Fleet of the IAF

Swedish aircraft maker SAAB and US defence contractor Lockheed Martin are the runners-up in a fierce international competition to supply the Indian Air Force (IAF) with up to 250 new Western-made single-engine fighter jets in the 2020s. Lockheed Martin has proposed to move its F-16 production line to India in...

Beyond defining the Strategic Partnership

Beyond defining the Strategic Partnership

Defining the ‘Strategic Partnership’ took some 18 months after the Defence Procurement Policy (DPP) 2016 was released – much time taken but mercifully it finally came through. The private industry that had been waiting with baited breath, responded immediately. Lockheed Martin signed an agreement with India’s...

Global Terrorist: Is Pakistan challenging the US?

Global Terrorist: Is Pakistan challenging the US?

Hours before the first meeting of Indian Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi with American President Donald Trump at White House in Washington DC on 26 Jun, US declared head of Kashmiri terror organisation Hizbul Mujahedeen and current mastermind of the unrest in Kashmir Valley, Sayyed Salahuddin as Global Terrorist....

Chinese Killings in Pakistan - very much linked to CPEC

Chinese Killings in Pakistan - very much linked to CPEC

The killing of Chinese nationals Lee Zingyang (24) and Meng Lisi (26) in Pakistan post abduction from Quetta, capital of Balochistan, on May 24 was hardly a stray incident. Had the killings not been announced by the Islamic State, Beijing and Islamabad would have suppressed the news. The disappearance would have been...

Indo-US Relations in 100 Days of Trump and Thereafter

Indo-US Relations in 100 Days of Trump and Thereafter

In the closing stages of the primaries in USA, Ms Hillary Clinton, would not have seen herself, in her wildest of dreams, out of the Oval Office in the White House. President Donald trump considered a rank outsider even within the Republican Camp, shattered the dreams and beliefs of all. 20 Jan 2017 saw the...

India’s Military Might: The Real Truth

India’s Military Might: The Real Truth

No country has become a regional or global power without the ability to project military power in the region or across the globe. The Navy and the Air Force are major players in developing this capability. India’s land centric or continental fixation has created a very large Army which continues to grow. The Navy and...

Indian Air Force: 2025

Indian Air Force: 2025

With the Middle East in flames and Pakistan military-terrorist nexus routinely triggering border skirmishes, India is virtually at war. China now has a vibrant aircraft industry and routinely displays aggressive behaviour on the Sino-Indian border. Very close military and economic links between China and Pakistan is a...

War in Upper Stratum

War in Upper Stratum

There is palpable anxiety over international analysts indicating that IAF’s Sukhoi fighter aircraft, certified fit for flying the mission on May 23, that went down close to the India-China border may have crashed as result of “cyber-interference with the onboard computers” in the cockpit. Given the range and...

Kashmir: Now or Never

Kashmir: Now or Never

The recent killing of six policemen betrayed the nadir of ‘Ramzan Jihad’ in the Kashmir Valley. Their cardinal sin being that they in their line of duty to protect the nation and its citizens, they were part of security forces operations did away with a dreaded LeT commander Junaid Mattoo. The LoC has dissolved as...

Why the Human Rights of Soldiers not Respected in India?

Why the Human Rights of Soldiers not Respected in India?

Martyrdom of two brave soldiers – Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh of Indian Army and Head Constable Prem Sagar of BSF – who were recently badly mutilated and beheaded by Border Action Force of Pakistan has left the nation aghast. This has not happened for the first time with our soldiers. Earlier also, we have seen...

The Dirty Face of Defending Borders

The Dirty Face of Defending Borders

China’s Western Theatre Command is responsible for China’s border with Myanmar and thence running west to and including Afghanistan. The Border Guard Divisions are deployed to guard the entire length and they are directly under command the People’s liberation Army. At home we have the Indian Coast Guard looking...

India’s Quest for Replacement of the Ageing MiG 21 Fleet of the IAF

India’s Quest for Replacement of the Ageing MiG 21 Fleet of the IAF

Swedish aircraft maker SAAB and US defence contractor Lockheed Martin are the runners-up in a fierce international competition to supply the Indian Air Force (IAF) with up to 250 new Western-made single-engine fighter jets in the 2020s. Lockheed Martin has proposed to move its F-16 production line to India in...

Beyond defining the Strategic Partnership

Beyond defining the Strategic Partnership

Defining the ‘Strategic Partnership’ took some 18 months after the Defence Procurement Policy (DPP) 2016 was released – much time taken but mercifully it finally came through. The private industry that had been waiting with baited breath, responded immediately. Lockheed Martin signed an agreement with India’s...

F -16 now to have ‘Made in India’ tag?

F -16 now to have ‘Made in India’ tag?

It was only last month that Modi Government, three years after it had announced its policy of not purchasing arms from outside but produce them in India only, for its armed forces, under its ambitious and far sighted programme Make in India in Defence, had finalised and made public its Strategic Partnership Policy (SP)...

Interviews / Spotlight

Remembering a Hero in Bicentenary Year!

Remembering a Hero in Bicentenary Year!

This year the First Nine Gorkha Rifles celebrates its bicentenary and it is natural that we remember all the men who contributed to make this Paltan one of the very best in the world. Every soldier has a ‘Hero’ in his life, a person who made the maximum impact on his life. Our Platan has no shortage of decorated...

SCO membership will facilitate India, China, Pakistan cooperation

SCO membership will facilitate India, China, Pakistan cooperation

India and Pakistan were inducted as full members in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)...

 
‘Obey The Order’ – No Questions Asked, Or…

‘Obey The Order’ – No Questions Asked, Or…

A recent trail on social media extolled a statement of General Mark Milley, the Chief of Staff...

 
First Modi-Trump meeting: Will the deal-makers make any deal?

First Modi-Trump meeting: Will the deal-makers make any deal?

The global and regional strategic context for the first Modi-Trump meeting on Monday (June 26)...

Ten Imponderables in the Strategic Partnership Scheme

Ten Imponderables in the Strategic Partnership Scheme

The missing seventh chapter of Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016 entitled “Revitalising...

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President’s Standard to Armoured Corps Centre and School Ahmednagar

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in a group photograph at the presentation of the President’s...

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Army Releases Book on Rashtriya Rifles

General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), on 27 March 2017 at South Block, New Delhi, released...

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COAS Gen Bipin Rawat at Army Aviation Pavilion at Aero India 2017

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat visiting the Army Aviation Pavilion, during the Aero India...

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COAS Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa flies the LCA Tejas at Aero India 2017

COAS Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa flies the LCA Tejas at Aero India 2017. Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief...

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68th Republic Day

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, on the occasion of the...

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