Winning Hearts and Minds in J&K: At Whose Cost?

Winning Hearts and Minds in J&K: At Whose Cost?

The tragic martyrdom of six soldiers, including an officer, is neither the first such loss nor is it likely to be the last in the ongoing tragedy that is Jammu and Kashmir. We are, at this point, unaware of  how the tactical situation played out in each of the encounters, leading to this tragic loss of lives. …public...

South China Sea Imbroglio: PLA’s Grand Strategy of ‘Unrestricted Warfare’

South China Sea Imbroglio: PLA’s Grand Strategy of ‘Unrestricted Warfare’

For India, these are crucial times, and it should ensure ASEAN solidarity and a joint response to this imbroglio, a united front of South China Sea claimants (the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei) negotiating jointly with China under the umbrella of ASEAN Regional Forum. Should all these islands be...

Must nation be at the mercy of vote-banks?

Must nation be at the mercy of vote-banks?

Must the nation always be at the mercy of vote banks? What would explain the deafening silence of the entire political class over successive attempts to derail trains and cause massive casualties? Is it because the needle of suspicion points towards an inimical neighbour, of a particular religious persuasion? The death...

South China Sea Imbroglio: PLA’s Grand Strategy of ‘Unrestricted Warfare’

South China Sea Imbroglio: PLA’s Grand Strategy of ‘Unrestricted Warfare’

For India, these are crucial times, and it should ensure ASEAN solidarity and a joint response to this imbroglio, a united front of South China Sea claimants (the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei) negotiating jointly with China under the umbrella of ASEAN Regional Forum. Should all these islands be...

The Curious Case of Masood Azhar

The Curious Case of Masood Azhar

At a time when countries across the globe are taking serious looks at their internal security due to Islamic Terrorism, India is among the few countries whose internal security is directly related to its border security.  Liberal as she is in terms of peoples’ rights across religion and ethnicity, India has to admit...

Dilemma of Trump’s Grand Strategy and its Immediate Repercussions

Dilemma of Trump’s Grand Strategy and its Immediate Repercussions

Last few days have been very chaotic for international community. The first fortnight of the Trump government have been memorable not only for the Americans but equally so for international community. His decisions which included banning entry of citizens from seven Muslim majority countries to introducing a bill in...

Defence Budget 2017-18 Analysis

Defence Budget 2017-18 Analysis

India’s defence budget has been hiked by a measly 6 per cent to Rs 2,74,114 crore ($40.42 billion) for 2017-18, dashing the hopes for any major jump in military modernisation this year despite heightened tensions with Pakistan and the mighty China. At Rs. 2,74,114 crore, the defence budget excluding defence pensions,...

Nirbhay Fiasco – no need to be disheartened

Nirbhay Fiasco – no need to be disheartened

December 21, 2016 was bad day for India when the trial test of the nuclear-capable ‘Nirbhay’ long-range cruise missile failed for the third time. Ironically the missile has failed to achieve its failed parameters since March 2013. Like the previous tests, the third test also took place at the Integrated Test Range...

The Unmanned Route to Military Might: India’s Evolving Unmanned Systems

The Unmanned Route to Military Might: India’s Evolving Unmanned Systems

India’s holdings of unmanned systems are clearly inadequate for a country of this size. This is, perhaps, due to uncertain commitment from the users in the past, inadequate funding and over-reliance on the DRDO’s ability to deliver. Consequently, precious time has been lost. Pakistan is well on the way to acquiring...

Winning Hearts and Minds in J&K: At Whose Cost?

Winning Hearts and Minds in J&K: At Whose Cost?

The tragic martyrdom of six soldiers, including an officer, is neither the first such loss nor is it likely to be the last in the ongoing tragedy that is Jammu and Kashmir. We are, at this point, unaware of  how the tactical situation played out in each of the encounters, leading to this tragic loss of lives. …public...

Must nation be at the mercy of vote-banks?

Must nation be at the mercy of vote-banks?

Must the nation always be at the mercy of vote banks? What would explain the deafening silence of the entire political class over successive attempts to derail trains and cause massive casualties? Is it because the needle of suspicion points towards an inimical neighbour, of a particular religious persuasion? The death...

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) must be Empowered

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) must be Empowered

Fast changing strategic environment has necessitated remodeling of long out dated structure of our armed forces. Major military reforms have been the subject of discussion for long. It was the Kargil episode that finally triggered the process. Its most positive outcome was the government’s resolve to review the...

Tata Advanced Systems and Raytheon to co-produce Stinger missile components

Tata Advanced Systems and Raytheon to co-produce Stinger missile components

Raytheon[1] Company signed a memorandum of understanding with India’s Tata Advanced Systems Limited[2] (TASL) to engage in co-production of Stinger[3] air defense missile components. “Our agreement with Tata Advanced Systems deepens our industrial partnership in India with a global technology leader and will expand...

DCNS Energies to collaborate with APEDB for future industrialization of OTEC plan for A&N islands

DCNS Energies to collaborate with APEDB for future industrialization of OTEC plan for A&N islands

At the occasion of Aero India Exhibition at Bangalore (India), DCNS Energies[1] along with DCNS India proposed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB[2]) CEO Shri J. Krishna Kishore. The Letter of Intent was proposed in presence of Hon’ble Civil Aviation Minister Shri P. A....

HAL bags IAI orders for supply of Boeing Main Deck Cargo Door

HAL bags IAI orders for supply of Boeing Main Deck Cargo Door

HAL has been selected by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for further supply of Boeing 737 Main Deck Cargo Door and a contract to this effect was signed at Aero India 2017. “This reflects the confidence reposed by our valued customer”, says Mr. T. Suvarna Raju, CMD, HAL. HAL has already manufactured and supplied...

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Recommendations to Curb Menace of Terrorism in India

Recommendations to Curb Menace of Terrorism in India

Though there are many kinds of terrorist activities across the globe and their root causes are as varied, without beating around the bush it can be said that the kind of terrorism that most affects India is Jihadi terrorism backed by radical Islamic thought. This is the terrorism sponsored by a series of radical...

India’s Participation in CPEC: The Ifs and Buts

India’s Participation in CPEC: The Ifs and Buts

At the recently concluded Raisina Dialogue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that “only by...

 
1971 War: The Sinking of the Ghazi

1971 War: The Sinking of the Ghazi

 The Pakistan Navy’s Deployment of Ghazi in the 1971 Indo Pakistan War In his book,...

 
Enhancement of Security at Military Airfields

Enhancement of Security at Military Airfields

Effective enhancement of security needs to have components that carry out continuous gapless...

Confronting Modern Air Threat

Confronting Modern Air Threat

Countering an emerging, modern multi-vector and multi-element air threat will need a modern air...

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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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'Guard of Honour’, at the War Memorial in Indian Military Academy, Dehradun

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspecting the Tri-services ‘Guard of Honour’, at the War Memorial in...

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NCC Republic Day Parade 2017

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat reviewing the NCC Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on...

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