The Naga Peace Accord: A Historical Context

The Naga Peace Accord: A Historical Context

It is often said that history is chronicle of follies of the past! The history of Nagaland conflict aptly fits that description. It is worthwhile to take a dispassionate look at the past so that we can learn from the past mistakes. Unlike the Shillong Accord of 1970s, this was a full photo op with PM in attendance....

Dhanush 155mm Artillery Gun: A “Make in India” Marvel

Dhanush 155mm Artillery Gun: A “Make in India” Marvel

Dhanush as an artillery system has proved to be one of the best amongst its class. A 45 Calibre towed gun system capable of targeting at long ranges incorporating autonomous laying features and having one of the most sophisticated suites of electronic and computing systems in the world. …the success of 155mm/ 42 Cal...

Self Reliance Index and the Enduring Legacy of Kalam

Self Reliance Index and the Enduring Legacy of Kalam

In a perceptive article in the Economic Times (31st July) Prof. Bharat Karnad, while paying fulsome tributes to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam for his contribution to long range delivery systems like Agni series of ballistic missiles, has bemoaned the fact that the Defence PSUs have never progressed beyond the “Screw Driver”...

Six Wars China Is Sure to Fight In the Next 50 Years

Six Wars China Is Sure to Fight In the Next 50 Years

On July 8, 2013, the pro-PRC Chinese-language newspaper, Wenweipo, published an article titled “中國未來50年裡必打的六場戰爭 (Six Wars China Is Sure to Fight In the Next 50 Years)”. The anticipated six wars are all irredentist in purpose — the reclaiming of what Chinese believe to be national...

Games Nations Play: The Middle East Conflict — A Game of Gas Pipelines

Games Nations Play: The Middle East Conflict — A Game of Gas Pipelines

A decade may appear to be a microcosm compared to the infinity of time, however, when measured on the scale of geo-politics, a decade can often become an eternity. Viewed in the context of the decade long blood-letting in the Middle East since the US led invasion of Iraq, it would be fair to revisit the US Mission of...

The New Strategic Importance of Tibet?

The New Strategic Importance of Tibet?

It is very rare for China to mention the ‘strategic importance of Tibet’, but it is what an article posted on the portal China Tibet Online recently did. One of the reasons is the forthcoming 6th Tibet Work Forum which will decide the direction Tibet takes during the next decade. The ‘opening’ of Tibet...

Dhanush 155mm Artillery Gun: A “Make in India” Marvel

Dhanush 155mm Artillery Gun: A “Make in India” Marvel

Dhanush as an artillery system has proved to be one of the best amongst its class. A 45 Calibre towed gun system capable of targeting at long ranges incorporating autonomous laying features and having one of the most sophisticated suites of electronic and computing systems in the world. …the success of 155mm/ 42 Cal...

Self Reliance Index and the Enduring Legacy of Kalam

Self Reliance Index and the Enduring Legacy of Kalam

In a perceptive article in the Economic Times (31st July) Prof. Bharat Karnad, while paying fulsome tributes to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam for his contribution to long range delivery systems like Agni series of ballistic missiles, has bemoaned the fact that the Defence PSUs have never progressed beyond the “Screw Driver”...

Indian Air Force (IAF) Contingent Set to Return Home on Completion of Exercise Indradhanush

Indian Air Force (IAF) Contingent Set to Return Home on Completion of Exercise Indradhanush

Having ‘touched the sky with glory’ in consonance with the motto of the Indian Air Force (IAF) “Nabhah Sparsham Deeptam”, the air warriors of IAF are now set to return home after successful completion of the Indo-UK bilateral air exercise, Indradhanush. This was the fourth edition of Ex-Indradhanush which...

The Naga Peace Accord: A Historical Context

The Naga Peace Accord: A Historical Context

It is often said that history is chronicle of follies of the past! The history of Nagaland conflict aptly fits that description. It is worthwhile to take a dispassionate look at the past so that we can learn from the past mistakes. Unlike the Shillong Accord of 1970s, this was a full photo op with PM in attendance....

Depleting Consensus to Fight Proxy War

Depleting Consensus to Fight Proxy War

Underworld don and Dawood aide Chota Shakeel has warned about strong reprisal for Yakub’s hanging. Crime, politics and Pakistan’s proxy war have become inextricably intertwined. All at the cost of national resolve to fight Pak sponsored terror. The security apparatus is being weakened because India’s depleting...

Security Implications of Social Media

Security Implications of Social Media

The use of social media has become a ubiquitous component of the ever more interconnected world in which we now live. The use of social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn can provide organisations with new and innovative ways in which to engage with their staff. However this highly dynamic and...

Fate of DRDO Developed Arjun Tank

Fate of DRDO Developed Arjun Tank

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully completed project for development of Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun in March 1995, with delivery of 12 Prototypes and 15 Pre Production Series (PPS) tanks. Initial sanctioned cost of the project was Rs.15.50 Crore in 1974, which was revised to...

Effect of Indigenisation of Technology on Defence Preparedness

Effect of Indigenisation of Technology on Defence Preparedness

The Defence Production Policy promulgated in 2011, aims at achieving substantive self-reliance in the design, development and production of equipment, weapon systems, platforms required for defence in as early a time frame as possible; creating conditions conducive for the private industry to take an active role in this...

Make in India: Challenges Before Defence Manufacturing

Make in India: Challenges Before Defence Manufacturing

There is a distinctive buzz about Prime Minister Modi’s new campaign for “Make in India”. The thrust is to increase share of manufacturing from the current level of 15 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to 25 per cent and create additional employment opportunity of ten million per year. This has led a few...

Interviews / Spotlight

The Panchsheel Agreement

The Panchsheel Agreement

The “Agreement on Trade and Intercourse between the Tibet region of China and India” was signed on 29th April 1954 in Beijing by the Indian Ambassador N. Raghavan and Chang Han-fu, the Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister of China. It is remembered as the Panchsheel Agreement. During a speech on the occasion of the...

'India First' Policy Mandatory: What they don’t teach in Indian schools!

'India First' Policy Mandatory: What they don’t teach in Indian schools!

The five thousand years of civilisation we talk of can be broken in two distinct periods. The...

 
1965 War: IAF supports Indian Army better than PAF

1965 War: IAF supports Indian Army better than PAF

Air support to surface forces, both in offence and defence is one of the most important tasks...

 
Crass politicization of terrorism in India

Crass politicization of terrorism in India

Ever since India began to be subjected to unremitting terrorism from Pakistan, mostly in direct...

Dinanagar Terror Attack Attempt to revive militancy in Punjab?

Dinanagar Terror Attack Attempt to revive militancy in Punjab?

The terror attack in Dinanagar town of Gurdaspur in Punjab and the growing incidents of...

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The Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Myanmar in India

The Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Myanmar Senior General Min Aung Hlaing calling on the Prime...

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Kargil Vijay Diwas

The Union Minister for Defence Manohar Parrikar accompanied by the Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir...

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Innovation and Indigenisation – Sailing towards Self Reliance

The Union Minister for Defence Manohar Parrikar being felicitated by the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral...

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with the Indian soldiers at the India-Tajik Friendship Hospital

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with the Indian soldiers at the India-Tajik Friendship...

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 Handing over the Notional Key of Akash Missile System

The CMD, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), S K Sharma handing over the notional Key of Akash Missile...

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