Review of Indian nuclear doctrine?

Review of Indian nuclear doctrine?

The Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo is anathema to the Chinese because they fail to see it as a war memorial that every country has. It is a different story that in India the war memorial in New Delhi (India Gate) was built by the British in memory of the 90,000 Indian soldiers martyred in World War I fighting for the British...

Arming ‘After’ Aiming: Agenda for the New Government

Arming ‘After’ Aiming: Agenda for the New Government

“The inability to think beyond rigid assumptions and perceptions in matters strategic have often led to surprise, failure and disaster” Mr Stephen Cohen needs to be complemented for flagging the attention of India’s leadership and her strategic community to the direction modern India needs to take towards meeting...

Military: Arrogance of Seniority

Military: Arrogance of Seniority

Search for recognition is one of the pursuits which all human beings indulge in and continuously strive for. For professionals, promotions and advancement in career are important aspects of their aspirations. In the services, rank achieved is a conspicuous and well-recognised measure of a soldier’s professional...

Revisiting India’s nuclear doctrine

Revisiting India’s nuclear doctrine

In its manifesto for 2014 general elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has promised to review India’s nuclear doctrine. But does India really have a proper nuclear doctrine in strict sense of the term? In my considered opinion, we do not have a proper nuclear doctrine. We in India, and I think that it is a part...

Beyond the Afghan Polls

Beyond the Afghan Polls

With Afghanistan having gone to polls on 5th April, the die is cast. The Taliban having warned the public not to vote indulged in violence as expected. These included suicide bombings on the biggest hotel in Kabul, as also the election office in Kabul plus the shooting of two foreign women journalists just a day prior...

The Fall of Crimea

The Fall of Crimea

It was the autumn of 1854 in Crimea. British, French, and Ottoman troops were in Crimea to battle Russia. The issue was over the question of who would have control of churches in the Holy Land – the Catholic Christians supported by France or the Orthodox Christians supported by Russia.  To stake its claim, France...

Review of Indian nuclear doctrine?

Review of Indian nuclear doctrine?

The Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo is anathema to the Chinese because they fail to see it as a war memorial that every country has. It is a different story that in India the war memorial in New Delhi (India Gate) was built by the British in memory of the 90,000 Indian soldiers martyred in World War I fighting for the British...

Admiral RK Dhowan Appointed the New CNS

Admiral RK Dhowan Appointed the New CNS

The Government has appointed Admiral RK Dhowan as the Chief of the Naval Staff. Admiral RK Dhowan was commissioned in the Navy on 01 Jan 1975. He is a Navigation and Direction specialist who has served with distinction in an array of Command, Staff and Instructional appointments through his exemplary career spanning 40...

Military: Arrogance of Seniority

Military: Arrogance of Seniority

Search for recognition is one of the pursuits which all human beings indulge in and continuously strive for. For professionals, promotions and advancement in career are important aspects of their aspirations. In the services, rank achieved is a conspicuous and well-recognised measure of a soldier’s professional...

Arming ‘After’ Aiming: Agenda for the New Government

Arming ‘After’ Aiming: Agenda for the New Government

“The inability to think beyond rigid assumptions and perceptions in matters strategic have often led to surprise, failure and disaster” Mr Stephen Cohen needs to be complemented for flagging the attention of India’s leadership and her strategic community to the direction modern India needs to take towards meeting...

India needs a new personality

India needs a new personality

Tectonic changes are required on the diplomatic and military fronts for India to emerge happy and confident, and with an industry that can compete with world players. As far as world competition goes, India’s success is often measured by capital un-intensive measures such as cricket and software, and there it seems...

Article 370: The untold story

Article 370: The untold story

It is often not realized that among the causes of Kashmir problem – inclusion of plebiscite in the Instrument of Accession, reference of Kashmir to UN, halting Indian offensive when it was poised to drive out the invaders from Kashmir, Article 370 has played no less a part in preventing J&K from becoming an integral...

Airbus Defence and Space presents the latest generation of electronic protection systems

Airbus Defence and Space presents the latest generation of electronic protection systems

Previously unachievable security offered by new developments for troops operating in the world’s hot spots Airbus Defence and Space’s Business Line Electronics has presented a new generation of electronic protection systems in a series of field tests and demonstrations in a Northern European country. The performance...

L-3 Acquires Mustang Technology Group

L-3 Acquires Mustang Technology Group

L-3 Communications has acquired aerospace and defence systems manufacturer Mustang Technology Group, now re-named L-3 Mustang Technology. The Plano, Texas-based L-3 Mustang develops and manufactures radar-based sensors and systems used in unmanned systems and other military applications. Mustang is projected to generate...

Initial Operational Clearance for LCA Tejas

Initial Operational Clearance for LCA Tejas

On December 20, 2013, in a major milestone in the country’s military aviation, after three decades of development, the indigenous supersonic combat aircraft LCA Tejas received the Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) paving the way for its series production for the Indian Air Force. At a ceremony at HAL Bangalore...

Interviews / Spotlight

The Making of a Field Marshal

The Making of a Field Marshal

It was on New Year’s Day of 1973 that the nation got to know that the architect of India ’s greatest military victory in centuries had been elevated to the rank of field marshal. This came as a surprise to most of us. Only a couple of months earlier, the then defence minister had told the press at Chennai that...

Indian Navy: Underwater Ranges

Indian Navy: Underwater Ranges

The simplest and economical way to incapacitate ships and submarines is to damage their...

 
Pakistan: On the Edge

Pakistan: On the Edge

In the 2013 elections in Pakistan, all the mainstream political parties emphasised their...

 
Return of Haji Pir Pass in 1965 – Myth and the Reality

Return of Haji Pir Pass in 1965 – Myth and the Reality

In 1965 war, Indian Army had captured the strategic Haji Pir Pass.  During the Tashkent talks...

1962 War: The role of the IAF

1962 War: The role of the IAF

What part did the lAF play in this sad event? A non­combatant role but an important one...

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Admiral RK Dhowan, PVSM, AVSM, YSM takes over as new Chief of the Naval Staff

Admiral RK Dhowan, PVSM, AVSM, YSM the CNS paying tributes to the Unknown Soldier at Amar Jawan Jyoti at...

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The statue of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw

The statue of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. The statue of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw was inaugurated by...

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Guard of Honour to Air Vice Marshal of The Royal Air Force of Oman (CRAFO)

Air Vice Marshal Matar Ali Matar Al-Abaidani, Commander, The Royal Air Force of Oman (CRAFO) reviewing the...

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Last respects to the Crews of C-130J

Last respects to the Crews of C-130J. Last respects to the Crews of C-130J. Chief of the Air Staff, Air...

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Last respects to the Crews of C-130J

Last respects to the Crews of C-130J. Family members paying their last respects to the Crews of C-130J at...

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