Major Structural Reform for Defence Modernization

Major Structural Reform for Defence Modernization

Introduction The Union Budget 2021-22 has come in the backdrop of severe economic crisis, induced by a global Covid-19 pandemic. The Indian economy, whose growth was already decelerating in 2019-20,seems to be witnessing a major contraction of the economy to by 7.7%, as assessed by the Economic Survey. Independent...

Afghan Peace Deal: A Review

Afghan Peace Deal: A Review

Review of Situation On 29 February 2020, USA and Taliban inked a landmark peace agreement. It essentially stated that Taliban will eschew violence, will not harbour foreign terrorist groups,and that Taliban will hold peace talks with the Afghan regime in Kabul for power sharing in governance. In bargain 5000 Taliban...

Tenth round of Corps Commander level talks would ensure De-Escalation at the LAC

Tenth round of Corps Commander level talks would ensure De-Escalation at the LAC

India and China have completed disengagement on the north and south banks of Pangong Tso (lake) in eastern Ladakh as decided at the 9th round of military level commanders talks. Subsequently, the 10th round of Corps Commander level talks were held on 20 February 2021 to discuss pullbacks from other friction...

Afghan Peace Deal: A Review

Afghan Peace Deal: A Review

Review of Situation On 29 February 2020, USA and Taliban inked a landmark peace agreement. It essentially stated that Taliban will eschew violence, will not harbour foreign terrorist groups,and that Taliban will hold peace talks with the Afghan regime in Kabul for power sharing in governance. In bargain 5000 Taliban...

Tenth round of Corps Commander level talks would ensure De-Escalation at the LAC

Tenth round of Corps Commander level talks would ensure De-Escalation at the LAC

India and China have completed disengagement on the north and south banks of Pangong Tso (lake) in eastern Ladakh as decided at the 9th round of military level commanders talks. Subsequently, the 10th round of Corps Commander level talks were held on 20 February 2021 to discuss pullbacks from other friction...

On Pakistan’s Minority Persecution ‘Concerns’

On Pakistan’s Minority Persecution ‘Concerns’

Last Thursday, while speaking at a virtual meeting of United Nations Economic and Social Council on “Reimagining Equality: Eliminating Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination for all,” Pakistan’s Foreign Minister [FM] Shah Mahmood Qureshi was at his eloquent best, pitching strongly for the “forging a global...

Major Structural Reform for Defence Modernization

Major Structural Reform for Defence Modernization

Introduction The Union Budget 2021-22 has come in the backdrop of severe economic crisis, induced by a global Covid-19 pandemic. The Indian economy, whose growth was already decelerating in 2019-20,seems to be witnessing a major contraction of the economy to by 7.7%, as assessed by the Economic Survey. Independent...

UAVs: A Great Operational Asset

UAVs: A Great Operational Asset

The precursor to modern day Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) flew more than a century ago as the Curtiss-Sperry Flying Bomb manufactured in 1917 – a 230kg empty weight aircraft capable of carrying 450kg of explosives to a range of 80km. Today, in the military space, diverse terminology is used to describe aerial...

Unmanned Platforms and Artificial Intelligence - Where do we stand now

Unmanned Platforms and Artificial Intelligence - Where do we stand now

Drones are the future of warfare. These machines can go anywhere, anytime, almost undetected to the electronic surveillance equipment’s and can carry a lethal punch for the enemy without any risk of collateral damage. These are low cost, smart and highly flexible who are becoming smarter day by day with the use of...

Internal Threat 1950 and now

Internal Threat 1950 and now

One of the biggest lessons that can be drawn from the collapse of Soviet Union is that a country may be extremely strong on the external front but will not sustain as a nation if its internal front is weak. It is the internal front which feeds the external front. The internal front of Soviet Union had become...

Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

On Jan, 04, 1990, a local Urdu newspaper, Aftab, published a press release issued by Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, asking all Pandits to leave the Valley immediately. Al Safa, another local daily repeated the warning.These warnings were followed by Kalashnikov-wielding masked Jehadis carrying out military-type marches openly....

Indo-Pacific: An Emerging Outlook for the 21st Century

Indo-Pacific: An Emerging Outlook for the 21st Century

Strategically located in the Indian Ocean, India was a flourishing economic and cultural centre from the dawn of civilisation. As historian KM Panikkar in his seminal work ‘India and the Indian Ocean’, brought out, “Millenniums before Columbus sailed the Atlantic and Magellan crossed the Pacific, the Indian Ocean...

Make in India and The Aerospace Industry

Make in India and The Aerospace Industry

This article delves into ‘Make in India’ and India’s aerospace industry, the two regimes have a lot in common. Each has immense potential, but is hobbled by policy dilemmas. Each is characterised by an exterior of hyperbole which conceals a hollow internal growth and each has the potential to make a significant...

MoU between “BEL & Texmaco” at Aero India 2021, Bengaluru

MoU between “BEL & Texmaco” at Aero India 2021, Bengaluru

A Boost to ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Make-in-India’ through a unique initiative of Public-Private Partnership between Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL) & Texmaco Rail & Engineering Ltd. (TREL). A strategic and a unique MoU signifying Public – Private Sector Partnership, was earlier signed by Smt. Anandi Ramalingam,...

GRSE Signs Contract for 01 FPV for Government of Seychelles

GRSE Signs Contract for 01 FPV for Government of Seychelles

A contract for delivering 01 Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) was signed between Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) and Government of Seychelles. Signing of this prestigious contract, that occurred within just a month of the shipyard concluding a contract for 01 Ocean Going Passenger & Cargo Ferry Vessel with...

Interviews / Spotlight

Need for Reinventing India’s Aeronautical Industry

Need for Reinventing India’s Aeronautical Industry

Whether it was a scheduled visit, or happenstance, India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was in Moscow, in June...

Disengagement in Ladakh: Heed words of Army Commander Northern Command

Disengagement in Ladakh: Heed words of Army Commander Northern Command

In March-April, 2020, taking advantage of the COVID situation, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China made...

Genius of Shivaji the Great

Genius of Shivaji the Great

In 1987 as I was attending the Senior Command course at the College of Combat, Mhow, we had an officer from Bangladesh also as a fellow student officer. Once during a casual conversation, I asked him a question about history of Bangladesh. He proudly mentioned that the 17th century and Governorship of Shahiste Khan is regarded as the ‘Golden Age’ of Bangladesh. He hastened to add that yes...

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Trusty old allies India, France can Bond over Big Research

What is required for France and India is to take their relations to the next level Concrete collaborations are, and will be, undoubtedly difficult, they will face obstacles, which in the end can only help deepen bilateral relations.  Concrete collaborations are, and will be, undoubtedly difficult, they will face obstacles, which in the end can only help deepen bilateral relations.  President Xi Jinping recently affirmed that “time and...

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The inauguration of the biennial Air Show, Aero India 2021

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh addressing at the inauguration of the biennial air show, Aero...

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Occasion of Army Day 2021

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund...

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Occasion of Vijay Diwas

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh releasing a logo at the National War Memorial, on the...

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Combined Graduation Parade of Autumn

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh witnessing the Combined Graduation Parade of Autumn term, at...

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Shastra Puja at Sukna War Memorial, in Darjeeling

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh performs Shastra Puja at Sukna War Memorial, in Darjeeling,...

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