Government’s Defence Planning Committee under NSA is Old Wine in New Bottle

Government’s Defence Planning Committee under NSA is Old Wine in New Bottle

When the Lok Sabha elections are due in 2019, the present dispensation eyes new national security strategy under the Chairmanship of National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval known as Defence Planning Committee (DPC). The DPC would define national defence and security policy by undertaking security risk...

Defence against Drone Attacks

Defence against Drone Attacks

The loss of a Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) of the Indian Navy near  Porbandar in March 2018 has taken the count of UAVs lost by the Indian Armed Forces to 14 since the Kargil Conflict. Although the exact reasons for these crashes have not been reported, media quoting officials privy to investigations, say pilot...

Aftermath of US Missiles Attack on Syria: Is it really 'Mission Accomplished'?

Aftermath of US Missiles Attack on Syria: Is it really 'Mission Accomplished'?

The aftermath of US and its ally’s action of claiming to have targeted Syrian Chemical weapon related establishments, and taught a lesson to Syria is full of contradictions and conflicting news from its intent to actions. The US President may claim it to be a ‘Mission Accomplished’ but was it an accomplishment of any...

Aftermath of US Missiles Attack on Syria: Is it really 'Mission Accomplished'?

Aftermath of US Missiles Attack on Syria: Is it really 'Mission Accomplished'?

The aftermath of US and its ally’s action of claiming to have targeted Syrian Chemical weapon related establishments, and taught a lesson to Syria is full of contradictions and conflicting news from its intent to actions. The US President may claim it to be a ‘Mission Accomplished’ but was it an accomplishment of any...

Crisis in the Maldives: India’s Options

Crisis in the Maldives: India’s Options

“To be Secure on Land one must be Supreme at Sea” - Jawahar Lal Nehru In early February this year, the archipelago nation of Maldives found itself in a full-blown constitutional and political crisis, when the incumbent President Abdullah Yameen, ordered the arrest of two Supreme Court judges, who had ordered the...

Pakistan - Terror tags don’t worry Beijing’s Darling

Pakistan - Terror tags don’t worry Beijing’s Darling

News about the recently released UNSC consolidated list of individual terrorist and terrorist entities naming 139 from Pakistan including prominent names like Dawood Ibrahim and LeT chief Hafiz Saeed was headlined in Indian media. The list includes all individuals who have either lived in Pakistan, operated from there...

Government’s Defence Planning Committee under NSA is Old Wine in New Bottle

Government’s Defence Planning Committee under NSA is Old Wine in New Bottle

When the Lok Sabha elections are due in 2019, the present dispensation eyes new national security strategy under the Chairmanship of National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval known as Defence Planning Committee (DPC). The DPC would define national defence and security policy by undertaking security risk...

Defence against Drone Attacks

Defence against Drone Attacks

The loss of a Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) of the Indian Navy near  Porbandar in March 2018 has taken the count of UAVs lost by the Indian Armed Forces to 14 since the Kargil Conflict. Although the exact reasons for these crashes have not been reported, media quoting officials privy to investigations, say pilot...

Dakota DC-3: Homebound to India

Dakota DC-3: Homebound to India

A Dakota DC-3 aircraft of 1940’s vintage would be inducted shortly in to the Vintage Aircraft Flight of the Indian Air Force.  A large fleet of Dakota DC-3 served in the IAF till 1988.  It was one of the most versatile transport aircraft of its time. To honour the first Dakota which transported troops of the 1st...

De-Radicalisation: Need of the Hour

De-Radicalisation: Need of the Hour

Certain occurrences in the recent past in Kashmir, do not augur well for the future of the youth. There are number of instances wherein highly educated youth, including technical graduates and a research scholar, have joined the ranks of the terrorists. The latest report of a soldier of the Indian army, who had...

Internal Peace: Understanding the Structural Issues

Internal Peace: Understanding the Structural Issues

Increasingly, as the country becomes more powerful, external threats reduce in intensity, but the army finds itself engaged in restoring internal peace. This becomes of even greater importance when the external enemies use the internal fissures to fight a proxy war against us; a low cost, low risk option for our...

Did India ever formulate Kashmir Policy !!!

Did India ever formulate Kashmir Policy !!!

Article 35A, which essentially determines as to who can be permanent citizen of Jammu and Kashmir is the lynchpin of Article 370. It was a Presidential Order in the year 1954 by way of which Article 35A was made operative. It has never been intrinsic to the Indian Constitution. This stark illegality or Constitutional...

Dassault Aviation Executive Committee reaffirm full commitment to the “Make in India” policy

Dassault Aviation Executive Committee reaffirm full commitment to the “Make in India” policy

After a four days visit of a major industrial mission of more than 60 French companies part of the GIFAS, the French aerospace industries association, in Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad to strengthen French Indian aerospace cooperation, Eric Trappier, Chairman of the GIFAS and Chairman and CEO of Dassault...

Kalyani Group and Technodinamika to Develop & Manufacture Landing Gears In India

Kalyani Group and Technodinamika to Develop & Manufacture Landing Gears In India

Kalyani Group and Technodinamika, the holding company in Russia decided to come together to form a strategic partnership for producing the undercarriage systems in India for all types of aircrafts. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create a strategic partnership to explore the mutually beneficial opportunities was...

The Scorpene: Enhancing India’s Underwater Capability

The Scorpene: Enhancing India’s Underwater Capability

In addition to the 14 active submarines, India is in the process of constructing six Scorpène-class boats that are being indigenously built at the Mazagon Dock in Mumbai, under the supervision of French technicians. India’s defence planners have also begun development of the long anticipated, indigenously built...

Interviews / Spotlight

Male continues to snub India: Need to Change Tack

Male continues to snub India: Need to Change Tack

It was in eighties that Male gave India a SOS and within no time Indian military planes were landing in Maldives....

Pakistan’s Kashmir agenda fails in CHOGM, prepare for a negative fallout...

Pakistan’s Kashmir agenda fails in CHOGM, prepare for a negative fallout...

An international summit of world leaders is invariably seen by the Pakistan as an opportunity to highlight Kashmir...

India, China must find ways to Cooperate Economically

India, China must find ways to Cooperate Economically

That the 5th Sino-Indian Strategic and Economic Dialogue was held in Beijing despite deep divergences between India and China on strategic and economic issues, and the strains caused after the Doklam standoff in 2017, clearly indicates that both are trying to put relations back on track by increasing engagement at the governmental level.  Significantly, this dialogue, the first after Doklam,...

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Resetting India–Nepal ties: Oli shows his pragmatism

The visit by Nepalese Prime Minister KPS Oli to Delhi on April 6 continued a tradition going back to 1990, wherein the elected leader of Kathmandu makes India the first destination for an official visit. While this is a reiteration of the resilience of bilateral ties, the three-day Oli visit also marked the beginning of a new reset punctuation in the distinctive yet discordant Delhi-Kathmandu relationship.  What is distinctive about this...

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PM Modi witnessing the demonstration of equipment during DefExpo 2018

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi witnessing the demonstration of equipment of the Armed forces, at the...

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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressing the media on DefExpo India – 2018

The Union Minister for Defence, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman addressing the media-persons on DefExpo India –...

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Releasing a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) Coffee table book ‘Will of Steel’

The Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman releasing a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) Coffee table...

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Visit of Chief of Staff of the US Air Force

The Chief of Staff of the US Air Force, General David L Goldfein meeting the Chief of the Air Staff, Air...

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 NCC Republic Day Parade Camp 2018

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat inspecting the Parade, during his visit to the NCC Republic...

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