Bullet Train, Saltoro and the BMS

Bullet Train, Saltoro and the BMS

In a recent pre-election rally in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that those who do not want the bullet train are welcome to keep using the bullock cart. Debunkers of the bullet train argue it is at a tangent to the requirements of overall development – sab ka sath, sab ka vikas. But do they know that...

INS Kalvari Commissioned into the Indian Navy

INS Kalvari Commissioned into the Indian Navy

Road to development in the 21st century goes through the Indian ocean – Narendra Modi, Prime Minister   Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi commissioned INS Kalvari (S-21), the first of the six Scorpene class submarines built under Project 75 (Kalvari Class) into the Indian Navy at an impressive ceremony held at...

Use of Pakistan by Indians

Use of Pakistan by Indians

At a time when the Gujarat election fever pervades India, the timing of meeting between some Indian stalwarts and Pakistanis in New Delhi is intriguing. The Indians comprised a former Vice President, former PM, former Cabinet Minister, former diplomats, former Army Chief and journalists. One common trait or proclivity...

Bullet Train, Saltoro and the BMS

Bullet Train, Saltoro and the BMS

In a recent pre-election rally in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that those who do not want the bullet train are welcome to keep using the bullock cart. Debunkers of the bullet train argue it is at a tangent to the requirements of overall development – sab ka sath, sab ka vikas. But do they know that...

Use of Pakistan by Indians

Use of Pakistan by Indians

At a time when the Gujarat election fever pervades India, the timing of meeting between some Indian stalwarts and Pakistanis in New Delhi is intriguing. The Indians comprised a former Vice President, former PM, former Cabinet Minister, former diplomats, former Army Chief and journalists. One common trait or proclivity...

Kashmir fast heading towards “Acchhe Din”

Kashmir fast heading towards “Acchhe Din”

When a lamp is about to extinguish, it begins to flicker. Similarly, terrorism in Kashmir is flickering. The gun has yielded space to stones. The militancy is on decline. Hurriyat leadership has been badly exposed. The traditional Kashmiri power brokers are frustrated and dejected. Terror funding has been...

The Fault Lines of the Rafale Deal

The Fault Lines of the Rafale Deal

The feisty Defence Minister Ms Nirmala Sitaraman faced a volley of questions of late about the Rafale fighter deal for 36 aircraft concluded on April 10, 2015 as lacking in transparency as it did not have the prior approval of the earlier Defence Minister Mr Manohar Parrikar & the Cabinet Committee on Security. Besides...

Infantry’s Day As It Was

Infantry’s Day As It Was

On October 24, India got the first news of invasion of Kashmir. It was through a formal dispatch from Pakistan Army Headquarter informing the supreme commander of all British forces in India and Pakistan, Field Marshal Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck. He was informed that, “Tribesmen estimated 5,000 Afridis, Wazirs,...

Brahmos on Su30MKI – Towards an Indian CPRS Capability

Brahmos on Su30MKI – Towards an Indian CPRS Capability

With the unique demonstration by test-firing Brahmos from Su30MKI aircraft, India has started its unique baby steps towards indicating what I called Conventional Prompt Regional Strike (CPRS) Capability. Can IAF consider these and perhaps other options for creating a system for conventional prompt regional strike...

Assessing challenges posed by domestic police agencies in countering terrorism

Assessing challenges posed by domestic police agencies in countering terrorism

Nine years ago ten militants “hailing” from the terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) landed on the shores of Mumbai. Trained in “military assault tactics”, their targets varied from restaurants to prominent hotel in the “financial capital” of India, Mumbai. Lashkar-e-Taiba or the “Army of the righteous”,...

Mr Abdullah Don’t masquerade Global Jihad as PoK Issue

Mr Abdullah Don’t masquerade Global Jihad as PoK Issue

Four weeks before Mr Dineshwar Sharma was appointed as the special interlocutor for Jammu & Kashmir, US diplomat Joshua Goldberg, the political unit chief Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs in Washington visited Kashmir and confabulated with various political and religious leaders (both Shia and Sunni) as well...

Central Armed Police Forces: Do we really care?

Central Armed Police Forces: Do we really care?

The Police Commemoration Day is observed on October 21st every year. Since Independence, 34,418 Police personnel have sacrificed their lives for safeguarding the integrity of the nation and providing security to people of this country. During the last one year, from September 2016 to August 2017, 383 Police personnel...

INS Kalvari Commissioned into the Indian Navy

INS Kalvari Commissioned into the Indian Navy

Road to development in the 21st century goes through the Indian ocean – Narendra Modi, Prime Minister   Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi commissioned INS Kalvari (S-21), the first of the six Scorpene class submarines built under Project 75 (Kalvari Class) into the Indian Navy at an impressive ceremony held at...

The Offset Policy – A Decade In Retrospect

The Offset Policy – A Decade In Retrospect

The offset policy is an important policy statement for the conservative defence manufacturing sector. It has to embrace design, development and manufacturing in its scope and encourage OEMs, design houses to have long-term partnership with the Indian defence industry. The private sector player must play a more dynamic...

LCA Tejas: Still a Long Way

LCA Tejas: Still a Long Way

Originally intended to serve as an air superiority aircraft, the LCA Tejas has a secondary ground-attack role. The wing and fin are made of carbon-fibre-reinforced polymer. It is one of the smallest and lightest fighter aircraft of its class in the world. The IAF requires 200 single-seat and 20 twin-seat aircraft to...

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To make Chabahar a ‘Game Changer’ Central Asian states need to be roped in

To make Chabahar a ‘Game Changer’ Central Asian states need to be roped in

Once again there has been a lot of hype about Chabahar becoming a strategic ‘game changer’ for India. Media reports had earlier highlighted the shipment of 1.1 million tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan through Chabahar port as India sending subtle messages to its friends and foes across the region. A fresh sense of...

Pakistan Army as a Politically Disruptive Force in Nation-Building

Pakistan Army as a Politically Disruptive Force in Nation-Building

Pakistan Army having ruled over Pakistan for nearly half its existence since 1947 has no credits...

 
1971 War: Battle of Daruchian

1971 War: Battle of Daruchian

Consequent upon the failure of the Pakistani divisional attack on Poonch, it was decided to...

 
Multiple Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV)

Multiple Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV)

Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) The concept of having a defensive system against ballistic...

The Military Literature Festival

The Military Literature Festival

Introduction Chandigarh being central to Punjab & Haryana, both states which have contributed...

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Commissioning the Naval Submarine INS Kalvari

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi commissioning the Naval Submarine INS Kalvari into the Indian Navy, in...

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Armed Forces Flag Day

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Officers of the Kendriya Sainik Board, on the occasion of the...

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 71st Infantry Day

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat paying homage to the Martyrs, on the occasion of 71st...

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Air Warriors, at Airforce Station, Chabua

The Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman with the Air warriors, at Airforce Station, Chabua, in...

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Diwali with the Jawans of Indian Army and BSF

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrating Diwali with the jawans of Indian Army and BSF, in the Gurez...

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