Beijing is an no mood to Stick to the Decision taken during Sino-Indian Negotiations

Beijing is an no mood to Stick to the Decision taken during Sino-Indian Negotiations

The way the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has deployed its troops and the armament in Ladakh and Arunachal and so has India matched its forces in equal numbers, it does not indicate that India and China will disengage during winters despite their “pledge to disengage as quickly as possible” during the diplomatic...

Winter only Affects Scale of Operations

Winter only Affects Scale of Operations

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech via video link to the  United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 22 was on expected lines – rambling on issues that China (read he and Communist Party of China) stands for but doing exactly the opposite. His statement of China being “committed to peaceful, open,...

Trans-Himalaya: An Odyssey along the India-Tibet Border

Trans-Himalaya: An Odyssey along the India-Tibet Border

Four men and one Tibetan Mastiff, make an incredible 8,000–km journey across the wonderful but perilous Himalayan frontier. Editor’s Comments: In 1981, the then Captain Harish Kohli (an Infantry Officer) serving a stint in the remote region of Arunachal Pradesh where the Brahmaputra River enters India, decided on this...

Beijing is an no mood to Stick to the Decision taken during Sino-Indian Negotiations

Beijing is an no mood to Stick to the Decision taken during Sino-Indian Negotiations

The way the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has deployed its troops and the armament in Ladakh and Arunachal and so has India matched its forces in equal numbers, it does not indicate that India and China will disengage during winters despite their “pledge to disengage as quickly as possible” during the diplomatic...

Winter only Affects Scale of Operations

Winter only Affects Scale of Operations

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech via video link to the  United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 22 was on expected lines – rambling on issues that China (read he and Communist Party of China) stands for but doing exactly the opposite. His statement of China being “committed to peaceful, open,...

Trans-Himalaya: An Odyssey along the India-Tibet Border

Trans-Himalaya: An Odyssey along the India-Tibet Border

Four men and one Tibetan Mastiff, make an incredible 8,000–km journey across the wonderful but perilous Himalayan frontier. Editor’s Comments: In 1981, the then Captain Harish Kohli (an Infantry Officer) serving a stint in the remote region of Arunachal Pradesh where the Brahmaputra River enters India, decided on this...

The Rafale: Indian Quest for Air Supremacy

The Rafale: Indian Quest for Air Supremacy

The first five of India’s new Rafale fighters touched down at Ambala air base on July 29, 2020. Accordingly 31 more will follow and thus they will form two squadrons of 18 each by the end of 2021. The second squadron is planned at Hasimara in the east. These Rafale fighters will definitely be making up some of the...

Gorkha Soldiers and India-Nepal relations: A Veteran's View

Gorkha Soldiers and India-Nepal relations: A Veteran's View

​The recent slide in relations between India and Nepal triggered by the border stand–off has been unprecedented. Nepal’s claim on the Indian territory of Kalapani (around 400 sq km), which has been the subject of dispute for decades, has beenunanimously passed by both the Houses of the Nepalese Parliament and...

Capture of Hajipir Pass: A Saga of Guts and Glory

Capture of Hajipir Pass: A Saga of Guts and Glory

Much has been spoken and written about the capture of Hajipir Pass in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) during the 1965 Indo-Pak conflict and rightly so, because this was indeed a stupendous victory that taught Pakistan army a lesson on the grave consequences of daring to mess with Indian armed forces. Infact, the...

Kashmir: Self appointed, self serving leadership is now in self preservation mode

Kashmir: Self appointed, self serving leadership is now in self preservation mode

In the wake of the bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and abrogation of Article 370, the political structures in Kashmir that were aligned with separatism and soft separatism have been left without viable agendas. Articulation on the subject can draw a lead from the “Gupkar Declaration” of 4 August, 2019....

The Islamic State Footprints are all over India

The Islamic State Footprints are all over India

There are some very significant indicators, which indicate the widespread footprints of the Islamic State in India. Recently in Bengaluru, a 28 year old ophthalmologist, Abdur Rehman, was arrested by the NIA for his links with the Islamic State. In 2014, soon after completion of his MBBS, Rehman had travelled all the...

Gupkar Declaration 2.0

Gupkar Declaration 2.0

Not content with anti-national, seditious, pro-separatist Gupkar Declaration signed on 04 August 2019, a day prior to the historical announcement of Modi Government, the six leaders of Kashmir centric political parties including the descendant of Indian National Congress, Nehru-Gandhi Congress, have again issued a new...

Corporatizing the Defence Ordnance Factories: Gainful Employment of Support Cadre from Armed Forces

Corporatizing the Defence Ordnance Factories: Gainful Employment of Support Cadre from Armed Forces

Introduction On the heels of my earlier article carried by IDR , some very important initiatives have been announced and steps taken by the Government. While these in my considered opinion have come only about four decades late and the roll out of results are likely to be felt not before another five years to say the...

Defence Production & Export Promotion Policy will be the oxygen for the industry

Defence Production & Export Promotion Policy will be the oxygen for the industry

IBT: India has recently imposed an import embargo on 101 items in the defence sector. How well is the country positioned for indigenous manufacturing of these items? How can the government make the domestic industry ready? Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa: On March 18, 1986, India signed a Rs 1,437-crore deal with Swedish arms...

NAVAL GROUP: A partner for all naval needs

NAVAL GROUP: A partner for all naval needs

NAVAL GROUP as shipbuilder and integrator The NAVAL GROUP of today can trace its roots back to 1631, when France’s Louis XIII ordered the construction of new naval shipyards. More than just an administrative decision, this move was a radical change in naval shipbuilding. It aimed to bring together under one...

Interviews / Spotlight

Technology on the Battlefield: Finding the Right Balance

Technology on the Battlefield: Finding the Right Balance

Simply throwing countless hordes of grunts at the enemy simply won’t cut it anymore in the art of warfare, and the...

Chinese View: India thinks it has got the better of China, so it can dare China

Chinese View: India thinks it has got the better of China, so it can dare China

 The article is presenting what the Chinese are writings in their Media Original article title in...

India-China: ‘The Way Forward’

India-China: ‘The Way Forward’

In a deft, stab-in-the-back move, a complete violation of earlier mutually agreed positions, China used the pretext of annual summer exercises to divert troops for multiple, meticulously planned intrusions beyond the Line of Actual Control (LAC) mostly in Eastern Ladakh. This went hand in hand with permanent infrastructure installations and unprecedented force levels with additional warplanes...

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LOC-isation of LAC: Pragmatic Appreciation

In a candid statement on the floor of the Indian Parliament on 15 and 17 Sep 2020, the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stated that there is no common delineation or perception of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between China and India. China was also unwilling to pursue LAC clarification exercise over many decades.  A Five-Point Consensus arrived at in Moscow on 10 Sep 2020, between Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar and...

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11th edition of DefExpo2020

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the Pavilions of the 11th edition of DefExpo2020, at Lucknow, in...

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‘At Home Reception’, on the occasion of the 71st Republic Day Celebrations

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting the invitees, at the ‘At Home Reception’, on the occasion of...

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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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