Kargil: Ours must live, enemy must die!

Kargil: Ours must live, enemy must die!

Even as the nation readies itself to pay homage to the extraordinary bravery displayed by the young officers and the men of the Indian Army during the Kargil conflict, the lessons thrown up raise many questions that reflect the political and the military leadership in poor light. The infiltration by Pakistanis and...

India comes calling to Central Asia

India comes calling to Central Asia

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the five Central Asian states from July 6- 8, and again from July 10-13, 2015 is extremely significant, timely and symbolic. It has the potential of transforming and catapulting relations between India and the Central Asian countries to new, uncharted heights. It is...

Dhanush 155mm Artillery Gun: A “Make in India” Marvel

Dhanush 155mm Artillery Gun: A “Make in India” Marvel

Dhanush as an artillery system has proved to be one of the best amongst its class. A 45 Calibre towed gun system capable of targeting at long ranges incorporating autonomous laying features and having one of the most sophisticated suites of electronic and computing systems in the world. …the success of 155mm/ 42 Cal...

India comes calling to Central Asia

India comes calling to Central Asia

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the five Central Asian states from July 6- 8, and again from July 10-13, 2015 is extremely significant, timely and symbolic. It has the potential of transforming and catapulting relations between India and the Central Asian countries to new, uncharted heights. It is...

UN Sanctions Must Be Imposed On Pakistan

UN Sanctions Must Be Imposed On Pakistan

On June 22, 2015, the Afghan Parliament was attacked by Jihadi extremists while it was in session. According to Haseeb Sediqi, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s intelligence agency the National Directorate of Security, preliminary investigations had revealed that Bilal, an ISI officer, had helped the Haqqani Network’s...

Rise of Terrorism in Africa: An Era of Religious Militancy

Rise of Terrorism in Africa: An Era of Religious Militancy

Terrorism is not a ‘rare occurrence’. The word ‘terrorism’ that we refer to today (which we are using regularly since September 11 attacks), refers to religiously motivated terrorism. As a matter of fact, political actions that indicted fear in the hearts of civilian populations, (the same methodology which is...

WAC SMOs’ Conference

WAC SMOs’ Conference

Air Marshal Rajan Chaudhry AVSM VSM President’s Honorary Surgeon, Director General Medical Services (Air), inaugurated the Western Air Command’s SMOs’ Conference 2015 at Subroto Park on 03 July 15. In his address he directed the SMOs to ensure regular and continuous training of all medical personnel and be ready...

Dhanush 155mm Artillery Gun: A “Make in India” Marvel

Dhanush 155mm Artillery Gun: A “Make in India” Marvel

Dhanush as an artillery system has proved to be one of the best amongst its class. A 45 Calibre towed gun system capable of targeting at long ranges incorporating autonomous laying features and having one of the most sophisticated suites of electronic and computing systems in the world. …the success of 155mm/ 42 Cal...

IXth Indo – Mauritius Joint Committee Meeting on Hydrography Held at Port Louis, Mauritius

IXth Indo – Mauritius Joint Committee Meeting on Hydrography Held at Port Louis, Mauritius

The IXth Hydrographic Committee meeting was held at Mauritius recently (29 Jun to 01 Jul 2015). The Indian delegation was headed by Vice Admiral SK Jha, Chief Hydrographer to the Government of India. In addition, to reviewing various ongoing hydrographic projects, the Admiral also interacted with the senior Government...

Kargil: Ours must live, enemy must die!

Kargil: Ours must live, enemy must die!

Even as the nation readies itself to pay homage to the extraordinary bravery displayed by the young officers and the men of the Indian Army during the Kargil conflict, the lessons thrown up raise many questions that reflect the political and the military leadership in poor light. The infiltration by Pakistanis and...

INS Teg Reaches Seychelles: To carry out EEZ Surveillance and Represent India during National Day celebrations

INS Teg Reaches Seychelles: To carry out EEZ Surveillance and Represent India during National Day celebrations

India has a strong and longstanding relationship with Seychelles of which defence cooperation is a very significant component. The defence cooperation between the two nations includes cooperation in the field of Training, Hydrography and Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA). India has also provided a Fast Attack Craft and...

Kidnap for Ransom and Linkages to Terrorism Finance in India

Kidnap for Ransom and Linkages to Terrorism Finance in India

India’s tryst with contemporary terrorism started with the birth of the Khalistani movement in Punjab, which was followed by insurgency in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. On the other hand, Maoist insurgency with a pan-Indian presence and insurgency in India’s north-east has been one of the teething issues...

Mahindra and Ultra Electronics, UK Partner for defence products

Mahindra and Ultra Electronics, UK Partner for defence products

Mahindra Group through its company Mahindra Defence Naval Systems has joined hands with Ultra Electronics UK for addressing the highly specialized segment of Underwater Warfare equipment for the Indian Navy and radio’s for the Indian Army. With the renewed thrust from the government in clearing various naval programs...

Defence Manufacturing: DIPP Clears Defence Licenses Worth 613 Crs.

Defence Manufacturing: DIPP Clears Defence Licenses Worth 613 Crs.

The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) has been in the vanguard for undertaking major reforms to promote Defence Manufacturing under Make in India Initiative. Continuing with the momentum created, it has so far issued 73 Industrial Licenses in Defence sector during last one year (since June 2014),...

Airbus Helicopters teams up with India’s Mahindra Group

Airbus Helicopters teams up with India’s Mahindra Group

Airbus Helicopters is joining hands with Mahindra Group subsidiary, Mahindra Defence, to produce helicopters in India in order to meet the country’s military requirements. The strengths of both the companies will ensure a strong partnership to present the best rotorcraft solutions for India’s needs and strengthen...

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Indo-Russian ties need regular nurturing for time tested friendship

Indo-Russian ties need regular nurturing for time tested friendship

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to India has served to reaffirm bilateral bonds between the two countries. Beyond the positive rhetoric – New Delhi assured Putin that Moscow will remain its foremost partner – a string of agreements in the energy, defence and economic sectors were signed which serve to...

The Assassination of Indira Gandhi

The Assassination of Indira Gandhi

Till 1985, the IB was the over-all in charge of the security of the Prime Minister —...

 
The Years of Hindi-Chini Bhai-Bhai

The Years of Hindi-Chini Bhai-Bhai

Zhou’s First Visit to Delhi During the years following the signing of the Panchsheel...

 
1971: Manekshaw Prepares for War

1971: Manekshaw Prepares for War

As in other Eastern countries, the Indian public is easily swayed by sentiment. Important issues...

China’s move on Lakhvi not about terrorism, but about sending India and...

China’s move on Lakhvi not about terrorism, but about sending India and...

The Chinese bailout of Pakistan on the Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi case in the United Nations on...

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Wreath Laying Ceremony of Brig Mohammad Usman, MVC

A wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the death anniversary of Brigadier Mohammad Usman, MVC was...

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Inaugural ceremony of the Arpan Software

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and the Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh inaugurating the Arpan...

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Bernhard Gerwert, CEO, Airbus Defence and Space, calls on Prime Minister Narendra Modi

They discussed various projects in India, in the aerospace, defence and civil aviation sectors. Mr....

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NCC Girls’ Expedition Flagged in after Scaling Mt Deo-Tibba

Officiating Director General NCC Maj Gen C Prakash flagged-in the NCC Girl Expedition team to Mount...

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Indian Army Recruitment Goes Online

Lt Gen Philip Campose, Vice Chief of Army Staff launched a new website, www.joinindianarmy.nic.in, of the...

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