Sidhu at Taliban Khan's Oath Ceremony

Sidhu at Taliban Khan's Oath Ceremony

Imran Khan swearing in ceremony reflected the actual dynamics in Pakistan. The new prime minister was at pains in reading his oath in Urdu. Imran Khan is a Pashtun. Most people in Pakistan have rejected the Urdu language. The only people who are devout adherents to the Urdu language are the mohajirs, who migrated from...

Knock-Knock on SC Door: Writ Petition by Army-men

Knock-Knock on SC Door: Writ Petition by Army-men

Before becoming Chief Minister in the PDP-BJP government in J&K, Mehbooba Mufti sitting in opposition was actively demonstrating for removal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). She mustered support from various NGOs and human rights activists, and was obviously being propped up and financed by the ISI to do...

Bharat Ratna Vajpayee: An Assessment

Bharat Ratna Vajpayee: An Assessment

On 25 December 2014, the govt. announced the award of nation’s highest civil honour of Bharat Ratna to Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. It is an honour that should have come to him much earlier, the moment he became ill and left active politics. Not giving him this honour in the long ten years rule is one of the blots on...

Sidhu at Taliban Khan's Oath Ceremony

Sidhu at Taliban Khan's Oath Ceremony

Imran Khan swearing in ceremony reflected the actual dynamics in Pakistan. The new prime minister was at pains in reading his oath in Urdu. Imran Khan is a Pashtun. Most people in Pakistan have rejected the Urdu language. The only people who are devout adherents to the Urdu language are the mohajirs, who migrated from...

His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the news again

His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the news again

Surprisingly, exiled spiritual Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama said on 8 August at an event in management institute of Goa that Partition would have been averted had Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah become the first prime minister of India. “Mahatma Gandhi was very much willing to give primeministership to...

Imran Khan: A pawn in the hands of troika

Imran Khan: A pawn in the hands of troika

After clearing all hiccups, it is now finally confirmed that Imran Khan alias ‘Taliban Khan’ will be sworn as Prime Minister of nuclear-armed Pakistan, a nation of 207 million, with an economy inching towards financial disaster and perennial conflicts on its borders due to continued dependence on terrorism as the...

Beyond Cyber Protection and TECHINT

Beyond Cyber Protection and TECHINT

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman acknowledged that the defence sector is more prone to cyber threats and there is need to safeguard the country’s cyberspace from possible attacks, while addressing a workshop for formulating Cyber Security Framework on Jun 19, 2018, organized by the Department of Defence Production...

NAMAS-II procurement for defending Delhi

NAMAS-II procurement for defending Delhi

Media reports that Delhi is to get a missile shield “soon” that will be akin to that of Washington and Moscow. Going by past experience, the “soon” could be any number of months, even years. This time perhaps it could be little faster since the US has been specified as the source of procurement. The Defence...

Modernisation of the IAF’s Helicopter Fleet

Modernisation of the IAF’s Helicopter Fleet

The IAF began with US helicopters in the fifties and expanded gradually to include license-built French and Soviet helicopters. The circle is coming round once again with planned induction of the Chinook heavy-lift and the Apache attack helicopters, both of US origin. However, the Chetak/Cheetah family are tottering on...

Knock-Knock on SC Door: Writ Petition by Army-men

Knock-Knock on SC Door: Writ Petition by Army-men

Before becoming Chief Minister in the PDP-BJP government in J&K, Mehbooba Mufti sitting in opposition was actively demonstrating for removal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). She mustered support from various NGOs and human rights activists, and was obviously being propped up and financed by the ISI to do...

Bharat Ratna Vajpayee: An Assessment

Bharat Ratna Vajpayee: An Assessment

On 25 December 2014, the govt. announced the award of nation’s highest civil honour of Bharat Ratna to Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. It is an honour that should have come to him much earlier, the moment he became ill and left active politics. Not giving him this honour in the long ten years rule is one of the blots on...

Social Media: emerging threat to internal security

Social Media: emerging threat to internal security

In the insurgency hit Kashmir valley, spread of social media and cell phones has created the phenomenon of ‘flash crowds’ at the site of encounters. In addition media like face book and you tube are being used to great advantage to carry out propaganda. Burhan Wani, whose killing led to the current bout of violence...

Ballistic Missile Interceptor AAD Successfully Flight Tested

Ballistic Missile Interceptor AAD Successfully Flight Tested

DRDO conducted the successful test of the Ballistic Missile Interceptor Advanced Area Defence (AAD) at 1130 hrs today from Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha. The endo-atmospheric missile, capable of intercepting incoming targets at an altitude of 15 to 25 kms was launched against multiple simulated targets of 1500 km class...

India Joins Select Club of Deck Landing of Fighter Aircraft

India Joins Select Club of Deck Landing of Fighter Aircraft

India has joined the select club of US, Europe, Russia and China having the capability of Deck Landing of fighter aircraft. The LCA Naval Prototype 2 (NP2), piloted by Capt Shivnath Dahiya safely executed the first contact of the arrestor hook system with Arresting wire at moderate taxi-in speeds on location at the...

Maiden Ground Run of First Green ALH Dhruv Mk-III for Indian Coast Guard

Maiden Ground Run of First Green ALH Dhruv Mk-III for Indian Coast Guard

HAL Conducts Maiden Ground Run of First Green ALH Dhruv Mk-III for Indian Coast Guard; First Time A Contract with ICG on PBL Support The first green helicopter earmarked for Indian Coast Guard has completed its build with installation of basic systems and had a successful maiden ground run here today. It was handed over...

Interviews / Spotlight

Indo-Pacific's Centrality in US National Strategy and Indian Position

Indo-Pacific's Centrality in US National Strategy and Indian Position

Indo Pacific security and stability in 2018 occupies a centrality in US National Strategy stands unambiguously...

The Challenges of AI-enabled Underwater Platforms

The Challenges of AI-enabled Underwater Platforms

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is likely to acquire a new type of submarine by the early 2020s....

A new broom in Pakistan: Will Imran follow a different tack with India?

A new broom in Pakistan: Will Imran follow a different tack with India?

A new broom in the form of Pakistan’s likely new Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to sweep clean simply because his political bristles are hard and straight.  His upbeat messaging about his governing philosophy generally and India-Pakistan relations particularly are to be noted with a measure of circumspection.  The question is how soon those bristles would wear off.  In 2014, basking...

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Afghanistan: The Game That Wasn't Great

“A nation’s culture resides in the heart and in the soul of its people” – Mahatama Gandhi Never in the history of mankind, has a country been so devastated and exploited by strong external powers like Afghanistan. In the name of expanding one’s colonial kingdom or safeguarding one’s national interest, Afghanistan has been on the receiving end of external powers. The unending saga of sorrow for Afghanistan commenced with the First...

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Chief of Army Staff, Bangladesh Army Visit

The Chief of Army Staff, Bangladesh Army, General Aziz Ahmed meeting the Chief of Army Staff, General...

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 Kargil Vijay Diwas

The Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman along with the Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat,...

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CYBERTCH INDIA – 2018

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat and other dignitaries at the Seminar on Cyber Warfare, Cyber...

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Seminar on “Physical and Mental Issues of Disabled Soldiers”

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat looking at the exhibits for the disabled soldiers, at the...

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The Chief of Army Staff Nepal Army Visit

The Chief of Army Staff, Nepal Army, General Rajendra Chhetri meeting the Chief of Army Staff, General...

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