Will the AUKUS alliance eclipse the Quad?

Will the AUKUS alliance eclipse the Quad?

The trilateral alliance among Australia, UK and the US (AUKUS), recently announced by President Biden from the White House, has given rise to two controversies. One is whether it undervalues and supersedes the Quad-4 that is presumed to be an important feature in the security dynamics of the Indo-Pacific region. The...

US Boots-on-the-Ground in India?: Focus on Afghanistan

US Boots-on-the-Ground in India?: Focus on Afghanistan

The US Administration is embarrassed by its capitulation to Taliban (signing a peace treaty with Taliban at Doha, February 2020, to allow withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan), the sudden collapse of the US trained and equipped Afghan Army, USA’s $2-trillion-plus investment over 20 years in Afghanistan vanishing,...

Was the Prospect of Nobel Peace Prize behind sell-out of 93,000 Pak Prisoners of War?

Was the Prospect of Nobel Peace Prize behind sell-out of 93,000 Pak Prisoners of War?

The left liberals and the anti-nationals greeted the attack on Balakot with howls of disbelief and their usual rants about ‘proof,’ questioning the veracity of the forthright Indian response,in the wake of ghastly Pulwama terror attack. The cataclysmic blast had ripped through a CRPF convoy, instantly dismembering...

Will the AUKUS alliance eclipse the Quad?

Will the AUKUS alliance eclipse the Quad?

The trilateral alliance among Australia, UK and the US (AUKUS), recently announced by President Biden from the White House, has given rise to two controversies. One is whether it undervalues and supersedes the Quad-4 that is presumed to be an important feature in the security dynamics of the Indo-Pacific region. The...

US Boots-on-the-Ground in India?: Focus on Afghanistan

US Boots-on-the-Ground in India?: Focus on Afghanistan

The US Administration is embarrassed by its capitulation to Taliban (signing a peace treaty with Taliban at Doha, February 2020, to allow withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan), the sudden collapse of the US trained and equipped Afghan Army, USA’s $2-trillion-plus investment over 20 years in Afghanistan vanishing,...

Durand Line not Recognised by Taliban Causing Clash with Pakistan

Durand Line not Recognised by Taliban Causing Clash with Pakistan

The taking over of Afghanistan by the deadly terrorist organisation Taliban on 15 August 2021, reverabrated with celebration in Pakistan. However, Pakistani officials fear that once again the dispute between the two countries may escalate over the Durand Line, which is the 2,760 km boundary between Pakistan and...

Was the Prospect of Nobel Peace Prize behind sell-out of 93,000 Pak Prisoners of War?

Was the Prospect of Nobel Peace Prize behind sell-out of 93,000 Pak Prisoners of War?

The left liberals and the anti-nationals greeted the attack on Balakot with howls of disbelief and their usual rants about ‘proof,’ questioning the veracity of the forthright Indian response,in the wake of ghastly Pulwama terror attack. The cataclysmic blast had ripped through a CRPF convoy, instantly dismembering...

The Re-Incarnation of INS Vikrant

The Re-Incarnation of INS Vikrant

Often, a newborn is given the name of a parent, or a grandparent or a great-grandparent, and so on. In India, a number of kings have been named Vikramaditya. In the western cultures similar traditions prevail. It is not uncommon to see names perpetuated through generations.The reason for such practice in all cultures is...

The Border War-October 1962

The Border War-October 1962

On September 8, 1962, Nehru had gone to London to attend the Commonwealth Prime Ministers Conference. On September 9, a meeting was held by Krishna Menon, where a decision was taken to evict the Chinese South of the Thag La ridge. Nehru was informed of the developments and he in turn endorsed the decision. Army...

Is India doomed to being a Soft State?

Is India doomed to being a Soft State?

Is India doomed to being a soft state, too disinclined to derive lessons from serial blunders committed during the more than 70 years of independence, with eyes wide open? The question keeps popping up time and again to haunt the nation and all right thinking citizens. But the answer is a resounding ‘yes,’ staring...

India needs to become Drone-Conscious to Counter Aerial Cross-Border Threats

India needs to become Drone-Conscious to Counter Aerial Cross-Border Threats

Terrorism exported by Pakistan’s military to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) did not end with the abrogation of Article 370 – which had given limited autonomy to the then state – of the Indian constitution by the Modi government on August 5, 2019. But the decisive step had its effect as the wide and intricate network of...

Kargil: Ours must live, enemy must die!

Kargil: Ours must live, enemy must die!

Even as the nation readies itself to pay homage to the extraordinary bravery displayed by the young officers and the men of the Indian Army during the Kargil conflict, the lessons thrown up raise many questions that reflect the political and the military leadership in poor light. The infiltration by Pakistanis and...

U-UAP presented Ka-226T Climber at the

U-UAP presented Ka-226T Climber at the "Army" forum

Ulan-Ude aviation plant of Russian Helicopters Holding (Rostec State Corporation) presented at the static display of the Army-2021 International Military and Technical Forum in Patriot Park a sample of the latest modification of light multipurpose Ka-226T Climber helicopter, which will begin flight tests this...

New Mi-171SH Storm arrived at the

New Mi-171SH Storm arrived at the "Army-2021" under its own power from Ulan-Ude

The upgraded Mi-171Sh Storm military transport helicopter arrived under its own power from Ulan-Ude aviation plant of ”Russian Helicopters” (Rostec State Corporation) at the international military-technical forum “Army-2021”. The five thousand kilometers flight took five days. “The multifunctional special forces...

Tata Boeing Aerospace Delivers 100th Fuselage for the AH-64 Apache Combat Helicopter

Tata Boeing Aerospace Delivers 100th Fuselage for the AH-64 Apache Combat Helicopter

Delivery demonstrates Boeing’s continued commitment to Aatmanirbhar Bharat Production line manufactures fuselages for Apache customers around the world and for the recently contracted six Apaches for the Indian Army Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited (TBAL) today announced the delivery of the 100th fuselage for the...

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Tough Road Ahead for Taliban

Tough Road Ahead for Taliban

The Taliban after much wait has announced its 33-member interim cabinet. This new government is exclusively...

China’s Rising Shenanigans Sprouts AUKUS

China’s Rising Shenanigans Sprouts AUKUS

With signs of Beijing seemingly escaping from releasing the Wuhan Virus, China’s aggressive moves are on the rise,...

1962 War: Battle of Chusul

1962 War: Battle of Chusul

Background to the Battle The war with China in 1962 is remembered as a national debacle and a litany of disasters. Under Pandit Nehru as Prime Minister, the Indian Armed forces were totally neglected from 1949 to 1962. There was no modernisation. There were acute shortages of every kind of arms, ammunition and equipment. Sycophants ruled the roost in the higher echelons of the armed forces and...

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Mingling like the Pomegranate Seeds

On June 8, China’s Core Leader Xi Jinping visited Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province. Meeting a group of Tibetan villagers relocated in one of the Xiaogang villages (‘moderately well-off’ villages, looking more like ghettos), the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) told the Tibetan villagers: “the Chinese nation was closely united like the seeds of a pomegranate. We are all members of the...

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The Occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh paying homage to the fallen heroes at National War Memorial,...

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Short Span Bridging System (SSBS)-10m

The Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane inducts the Short Span Bridging System...

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Interacting with the veterans, at Leh, Ladakh

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh interacting with the veterans, at Leh, Ladakh on June 27, 2021.

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Review of construction of first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh at Kochi Naval Base during the review of construction of...

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3rd Joint Logistics Node (JLN)

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat inaugurates the 3rd Joint Logistics Node (JLN) in...

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