China’s rise in Asia: A contentious challenge?

China’s rise in Asia: A contentious challenge?

While China’s rise in Asia be peaceful? The question, no matter how naïve, has been the centre of discussion for various foreign policy experts. A discussion, which many experts agreed on a “no”. If China continues to maintain its growth, on economic as well as military fronts, it is quite likely for United...

Afghanistan – great game goes intense

Afghanistan – great game goes intense

During the recent visit of US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis to Afghanistan, General John Nicholson told reporters in Kabul that he is “not refuting” reports that Russia is providing weapons to the Taliban. In fact, as reported in British media, he elaborated by saying he would not dispute claims made to media by an...

Countering Naxalism: What is to be done now?

Countering Naxalism: What is to be done now?

The latest outrage in which the Naxals killed over 25 Policemen of the CRPF, ought to be a wake-up call. But will it be? Given the past experience (like the attack in April 2010 that killed 75 Policemen) it seems rather remote. The killing of CRPF persons on 24 April 2017 near Sukma in Chattisgarh, was directly linked...

China’s rise in Asia: A contentious challenge?

China’s rise in Asia: A contentious challenge?

While China’s rise in Asia be peaceful? The question, no matter how naïve, has been the centre of discussion for various foreign policy experts. A discussion, which many experts agreed on a “no”. If China continues to maintain its growth, on economic as well as military fronts, it is quite likely for United...

Afghanistan – great game goes intense

Afghanistan – great game goes intense

During the recent visit of US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis to Afghanistan, General John Nicholson told reporters in Kabul that he is “not refuting” reports that Russia is providing weapons to the Taliban. In fact, as reported in British media, he elaborated by saying he would not dispute claims made to media by an...

Blasphemy Laws of Pakistan: Lynching of Mashal Khan

Blasphemy Laws of Pakistan: Lynching of Mashal Khan

Mashal Khan, a student of Journalism, in his early twenties, was attacked and killed by a vigilante mob at the Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan (Pakistan) in the broad daylight few days ago. He was dragged out of his hostel room, stripped, beaten, clubbed and then shot dead. There are visuals of people kicking and...

New Joint Doctrine – but who will walk the talk?

New Joint Doctrine – but who will walk the talk?

Anything to do with defence, and there is plenty electronic excitement. So this time, the media is agog with headlines of “New defence doctrine to ensure Army, Navy, IAF can tackle entire spectrum of conflicts”. …who will execute this joint doctrine? Where are the command structures and the organizations that...

Indian Navy successfully test-fires land-attack BrahMos missile

Indian Navy successfully test-fires land-attack BrahMos missile

Indian Navy successfully undertook the firing of BrahMos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile. This variant of Long Range BrahMos Missile was fired from Indian Naval Ship Teg, a Guided Missile Frigate, on a target on land. BrahMos Missile has been jointly developed by India and Russia, and its Anti Ship variant has...

Will the Kamov Ka 226T meet India’s Requirements?

Will the Kamov Ka 226T meet India’s Requirements?

On November 30, 2016, an Indian Army Cheetah helicopter crashed at Sukhna in West Bengal, killing three officers and injuring a soldier. Whether the Court of Inquiry finds the old age of the helicopter to be a contributing factor to the accident or not, the tragedy does serve to highlight the fact that all the defence...

Countering Naxalism: What is to be done now?

Countering Naxalism: What is to be done now?

The latest outrage in which the Naxals killed over 25 Policemen of the CRPF, ought to be a wake-up call. But will it be? Given the past experience (like the attack in April 2010 that killed 75 Policemen) it seems rather remote. The killing of CRPF persons on 24 April 2017 near Sukma in Chattisgarh, was directly linked...

Now is the time to undo Kashmir Blunder

Now is the time to undo Kashmir Blunder

“If you do not have a strategy, you’re part of someone else’s strategy” – Alvin Toffler There are individuals and groups of socio-political inclinations in many parts of the country who profess different interpretations of freedom, autonomy and even the nuances of post-independence national integration into...

Remove Article-370 to salvage Kashmir from Al-Qaeda

Remove Article-370 to salvage Kashmir from Al-Qaeda

For some years now, the Kashmir Valley has been witnessing the most sleazy and abysmal form of jihad by way of ‘stone pelting’. The youth of Kashmir have been robbed off their ability and manliness to cut or chisel rocks for building of society and India. For this they must depend on the labour from outside the...

Indian Army orders for Tata Safari Storme

Indian Army orders for Tata Safari Storme

Tata Motors has signed a contract for supply of 3192 units of the Tata Safari Storme 4×4 to the Indian Armed Forces, under a new category of vehicles – GS800 (General Service 800). The Indian Ministry of Defence (MOD) had floated an RFP for vehicles with three basic criteria – minimum payload capacity of 800 kgs;...

Boeing and IIT conduct fourth annual National Aero-modelling Competition finals

Boeing and IIT conduct fourth annual National Aero-modelling Competition finals

Boeing and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), brought hundreds of young Indian engineers together in New Delhi to compete in the fourth annual Boeing – IIT National Aero-modelling Competition. The competition encourages innovation in aerospace among the next generation of engineers. A total of 28 zonal...

India to get MRSAM Air & Missile Defense System from IAI worth US$ 2 billion

India to get MRSAM Air & Missile Defense System from IAI worth US$ 2 billion

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced today that the company has been awarded contracts in India totaling almost $2.0 billion. In a mega-contract worth over $1.6 billion, considered to be the largest defense contract in Israel’s Defense Industries’ history, IAI will provide an advanced MRSAM air &missile defense...

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Growing Chinese presence in Myanmar has security implications for India

Growing Chinese presence in Myanmar has security implications for India

Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw paid a state visit to China from April 6-11, 2017 at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jingping. During the visit, President U Htin Kyaw held bilateral talks with President Xi Jinping and met Premier Li Keqiang and National People’s Congress Standing Committee Chairman Zhang Dejiang....

China: Signs of an Expansionist Nation

China: Signs of an Expansionist Nation

Over the decades the People’s Republic of China has sold to the world the narrative that it...

 
Don’t Be Naïve: Pakistan will Bypass the Frontiers to Fight Within Kashmir

Don’t Be Naïve: Pakistan will Bypass the Frontiers to Fight Within Kashmir

It is from the greatest dangers that the greatest glory is to be won – Thucydides It is a...

 
Why India must keep an eye on China's 'Silk Road' project

Why India must keep an eye on China's 'Silk Road' project

China is planning to hold an international conference on President Xi Jinping’s ‘One Belt One...

Rising Islamist Suicide Attacks in Bangladesh and their Implications

Rising Islamist Suicide Attacks in Bangladesh and their Implications

For the last few months, Bangladesh has been witnessing a sudden spurt in Islamic State...

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President’s Standard to Armoured Corps Centre and School Ahmednagar

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in a group photograph at the presentation of the President’s...

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Army Releases Book on Rashtriya Rifles

General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), on 27 March 2017 at South Block, New Delhi, released...

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COAS Gen Bipin Rawat at Army Aviation Pavilion at Aero India 2017

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat visiting the Army Aviation Pavilion, during the Aero India...

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COAS Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa flies the LCA Tejas at Aero India 2017

COAS Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa flies the LCA Tejas at Aero India 2017. Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief...

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68th Republic Day

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, on the occasion of the...

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