India must help defuse Iran-US tension

India must help defuse Iran-US tension

After some select Asian countries, China, India, and Pakistan achieved nuclear capability, its impact on regional strategy was obvious. Even repercussions of the neo-proliferation possibility had its impact on regional strategy in the Asian continent. Its reverberations were also noticeable in the Western world. As long...

Kashmir: Lessons from the Rise and Fall of a Decorated Cop

Kashmir: Lessons from the Rise and Fall of a Decorated Cop

For the J&K Police, which till now was being lauded for its resolute anti-militancy operations despite being targeted by terrorists, Dy SP Davinder Singh being caught red-handed while ‘escorting’ two high-profile Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terroristsout of the Kashmir Valley has come as big shock and embarrassment....

Air-Sea Doctrine

Air-Sea Doctrine

Marshal Lin Piao, a probable successor to Mao, had said prophetic words in the context of Indian Ocean in early 60s. He said, I quote “INDIAN OCEAN IS NOT INDIA’s OCEAN” unquote. We as a nation have a north, north-west centric approach, when it comes to national security. Our focus towards south, south-east is...

India must help defuse Iran-US tension

India must help defuse Iran-US tension

After some select Asian countries, China, India, and Pakistan achieved nuclear capability, its impact on regional strategy was obvious. Even repercussions of the neo-proliferation possibility had its impact on regional strategy in the Asian continent. Its reverberations were also noticeable in the Western world. As long...

Air-Sea Doctrine

Air-Sea Doctrine

Marshal Lin Piao, a probable successor to Mao, had said prophetic words in the context of Indian Ocean in early 60s. He said, I quote “INDIAN OCEAN IS NOT INDIA’s OCEAN” unquote. We as a nation have a north, north-west centric approach, when it comes to national security. Our focus towards south, south-east is...

The Indian Republic under Siege – Termites Crawling out of the Woodwork

The Indian Republic under Siege – Termites Crawling out of the Woodwork

The last few weeks have been incendiary (both literally and figuratively) for our country. For almost every day during this period, our country which is young in the narrow political /administrative sense but which is nevertheless one of the oldest surviving civilisations and cultures in the world, has seen widespread...

1971 War: Battle of Sylhet-The first Special Heli Borne Operation

1971 War: Battle of Sylhet-The first Special Heli Borne Operation

The first Special Heli-Borne Operation of the Indian Army was not a pre-planned operation. It just popped up, out of nowhere and was executed exceptionally well by a small team of 10 Mi-4 helicopters led by Group Captain Chandan Singh. The operation was a brain child of the legendary Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Sagat...

14-16th Dec 1971 - Inside Enemy Camp

14-16th Dec 1971 - Inside Enemy Camp

Late night 14th December 1971, Peshawar, West Pakistan. General Yahya Khan, then President of Pakistan was giving a party in his newly constructed house. There were a few selected guests and a Bengali woman Mrs. Shammim (also known as Black Pearl) was one of those chosen ones. She was Gen Yahya’s latest `close`...

Importance of Data Mining for Operational Efficiency

Importance of Data Mining for Operational Efficiency

As world in general begins to move towards widespread use of artificial intelligence (AI for short) authentic data becomes increasingly important. Battlefields of the future are no exception. But for the AI to be effective in any field, the necessary input data is essential. It is often said that ‘data is the new...

Kashmir: Lessons from the Rise and Fall of a Decorated Cop

Kashmir: Lessons from the Rise and Fall of a Decorated Cop

For the J&K Police, which till now was being lauded for its resolute anti-militancy operations despite being targeted by terrorists, Dy SP Davinder Singh being caught red-handed while ‘escorting’ two high-profile Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terroristsout of the Kashmir Valley has come as big shock and embarrassment....

To challenge status quo J&K needs new age, dynamic, baggage-free leadership

To challenge status quo J&K needs new age, dynamic, baggage-free leadership

The need for a dynamic leadership to chart out the course of new Jammu and Kashmir that is emerging post reorganisation has been spoken of by many academicians and intelligentsia. In fact, one of the objectives of intensive grass root level elections that have been held in the state for the Panchayats, Municipal...

Popular Front of India - Snake in the Backyard

Popular Front of India - Snake in the Backyard

The country witnessed organised loot and arson in different parts of the country post the promulgation of Citizenship Amendment Act, CAA-2019. The protestors were ill-informed but highly charged since they had been fed a false narrative of CAA being anti-Muslim. But when questioned, the majority could not justify their...

Defence Minister flags-off 51st K9 VAJRA-T Gun from L&T’s Armoured System

Defence Minister flags-off 51st K9 VAJRA-T Gun from L&T’s Armoured System

Armoured Systems Complex is currently producing 100 ‘K9 Vajra-T’ 155 mm 52 Cal Self-propelled Tracked Howitzers under first major Make in India Program of the Indian Army All the 51 Guns have been dispatched ahead of schedule – a testimony to planning prowess and execution efficiency of L&T Defence Minister...

Lockheed Martin has appointed William Blair as Vice President and Chief Executive for India

Lockheed Martin has appointed William Blair as Vice President and Chief Executive for India

Lockheed Martin has appointed William Blair as Vice President and Chief Executive for India. In this role, Mr. Blair will lead the growth and development of Lockheed Martin’s business in India and serve as the executive representative for all of Lockheed Martin’s programs, products and services in the country. He...

From Net Defence Importer to Net Exporter?

From Net Defence Importer to Net Exporter?

On November 11, 2019, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stated, “Looking at the talent India possesses, I am pretty confident that we can become a $10 trillion economy in the next 10-15 years”. He added that the need of the hour is to strengthen research and development in defence manufacturing and that India needs to...

Interviews / Spotlight

Emerging Technologies in Contemporary Ocean Warfare

Emerging Technologies in Contemporary Ocean Warfare

It is being widely debated that the revolution in science and technology and its role in military strategy would...

Relevance of Arthashastra in the 21st Century

Relevance of Arthashastra in the 21st Century

There is possibly a misconception in the Western world that ancient India was ignorant of aspects such as strategy,...

Afghanistan has changed but Taliban hasn’t: Afghan Envoy

Afghanistan has changed but Taliban hasn’t: Afghan Envoy

Mr Tahir Qadiry is Afghanistan’s envoy to India (Charge d’Affaires). In an exclusive interview to Manish Rai, Editor of Viewsaround and a geo-political analyst spoke about various issues concerning Afghanistan. Following is the detailed interview of Mr Qadiry conducted at Afghanistan embassy in New Delhi. Question 1- Do you think recent escalation between United States and Iran will be...

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2019: The Year that Was in Kashmir!  

Looking back, one can safely say that the year gone by was a mixed bag for Jammu and Kashmir in both the political and security domains, as well as that the going wasn’t totally smooth because of many momentous issues that came up during 2019. On February 14, more than 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in one of the deadliest attacks in Kashmir’s Pulwama district when a local Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) suicide...

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 K9 VAJRA-T Gun from L&T Armoured System

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh flagging off 51st K9 VAJRA-T Gun from L&T Armoured System...

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Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat along with the Chief of the Army Staff, General...

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Piskarevsky Memorial Cemetery in St Petersburg, Russia

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh at the Piskarevsky Memorial Cemetery in St Petersburg, Russia...

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41st Directors’ Conference of DRDO

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh in a group photo with the participants, awardees and...

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The newly inducted Rafale Aircraft

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh after flying a sortie in the newly inducted Rafale aircraft,...

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