Take the war to the enemy

Take the war to the enemy

New Delhi continues to fumble while India burns. Pakistan’s superior psychological warfare machinery further tied down the already overstretched Indian security forces in knots. Airports and railway stations are the new fortresses that are heavily guarded. Next will be Metro stations or shopping malls. The list is...

OROP – diminutive in deeper malaise

OROP – diminutive in deeper malaise

There is plenty hoopla about OROP and with reason – some angered, some amused, some complacent. Articles have appeared that veterans are disappointed and are losing faith in the government. Some write that since Uttrakhand had large number of military veterans, they chose to vote for opposition parties in assembly...

Historically India’s Soft Power Comes a Cropper to Chinese Irredentist Belligerence

Historically India’s Soft Power Comes a Cropper to Chinese Irredentist Belligerence

Chinese Irredentism Like a debutante in the global arena, China has been particular about its national image. After decades of revolutionary diplomacy that challenged the international system, the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) has worked hard to ease the concerns of countries that used to be targets of its...

Historically India’s Soft Power Comes a Cropper to Chinese Irredentist Belligerence

Historically India’s Soft Power Comes a Cropper to Chinese Irredentist Belligerence

Chinese Irredentism Like a debutante in the global arena, China has been particular about its national image. After decades of revolutionary diplomacy that challenged the international system, the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) has worked hard to ease the concerns of countries that used to be targets of its...

Scrap Article 370 immediately

Scrap Article 370 immediately

On 23-May-2015, some ten Pakistani women met the General Secretary of ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Nizamuddin Bhat.  These women, as claimed by them entered into matrimonial alliance with Kashmiri terrorists, who had crossed over to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) for terrorist training. Some of these...

Deflection Won’t Work

Deflection Won’t Work

When the Pakistani Corps Commanders conveyed through an ISPR statement that R&AW was whipping up terrorism in Pakistan, the Pakistani media made an interesting observation; that it was unusual for fingers being pointed directly at R&AW in a Corps Commanders Conference.  Pakistani media says it is the second time in...

Take the war to the enemy

Take the war to the enemy

New Delhi continues to fumble while India burns. Pakistan’s superior psychological warfare machinery further tied down the already overstretched Indian security forces in knots. Airports and railway stations are the new fortresses that are heavily guarded. Next will be Metro stations or shopping malls. The list is...

OROP – diminutive in deeper malaise

OROP – diminutive in deeper malaise

There is plenty hoopla about OROP and with reason – some angered, some amused, some complacent. Articles have appeared that veterans are disappointed and are losing faith in the government. Some write that since Uttrakhand had large number of military veterans, they chose to vote for opposition parties in assembly...

Boeing Awarded First-Ever Commercial Human Space Flight Mission

Boeing Awarded First-Ever Commercial Human Space Flight Mission

NASA issued a task order as part of Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] $4.2 billion Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract recently to include the company’s first-ever service flight to the International Space Station. The award marks the first time in human spaceflight history NASA has contracted with a...

Indo Singapore Bilateral Exercise SIMBEX 15 Commences

Indo Singapore Bilateral Exercise SIMBEX 15 Commences

The Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet under the command of Rear Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, is on an operational deployment to South Indian Ocean and South China Sea. As a part of this deployment, INS Satpura, indigenously built guided missile stealth frigate, commanded by...

INS Saryu Participating in ASEAN Regional Forum Disaster Relief Exercise 2015

INS Saryu Participating in ASEAN Regional Forum Disaster Relief Exercise 2015

INS Saryu, an indigenously built NOPV based at the Andaman and Nicobar Command, shall be participating in a week long ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Disaster Relief Exercise (DiREx) 2015. The aim of ARF DiREx-15 is to exercise information sharing and networking among national agencies of this region towards providing...

Naval Base at Porbandar Commissioned as INS Sardar Patel

Naval Base at Porbandar Commissioned as INS Sardar Patel

‘Sardar Patel’, the latest Naval establishment of Indian Navy, was commissioned at Porbandar, Gujarat by Smt. Anandiben Patel, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat today 09 May 15. The commissioning ceremony was attended by Admiral RK Dhowan, Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral SPS Cheema, Flag Officer...

HAL Completes Noise Measurement Flight Trials for ALH for European Certification

HAL Completes Noise Measurement Flight Trials for ALH for European Certification

As part of a process to acquire certification from the European Space Agency (ESA) for Advance Light Helicopter-Dhruv, HAL carried out noise measurement flight trials at Mysuru airport recently in compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The EASA representatives witnessed the entire flight...

‘Kavaratti’ - Fourth Ship of Project–28 (Anti Submarine Warfare Corvette)

‘Kavaratti’ - Fourth Ship of Project–28 (Anti Submarine Warfare Corvette)

The Fourth Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) Corvette of Project-28, christened ‘Kavaratti’, was launched today at a glittering ceremony held at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata. The Hon’ble Raksha Rajya Mantri, Rao Inderjit Singh was the Chief Guest at the occasion. In keeping with the...

Self Dependency in Arms Production

Self Dependency in Arms Production

The Government of India has promulgated its Defence Production Policy in January 2011. The objectives of the policy are to achieve substantial self-reliance in the design, development and production of equipment, weapon systems, platforms required for defence in as early a time frame as possible; to create conditions...

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No Use of Combat Air Power in 1962

No Use of Combat Air Power in 1962

In 1962 as the war clouds gathered over the Himalayan mountains, Indian Army beefed up its defences. As a result IAF was asked to undertake tremendous surge in air maintenance – nearly thrice the normal amount. The air maintenance flying in Sep 1962 was 1179 hours. It increased to 3263 hours in Nov 1962. However, the...

Shortage of officers is the root-cause

Shortage of officers is the root-cause

Independent India is 65 years old. If the nation remains united today, the credit goes entirely...

 
Nuclear Weapons Stockpiles: The Growing Insecurity

Nuclear Weapons Stockpiles: The Growing Insecurity

Nuclear weapons are the most destructive form of manmade weaponry that has the ability to...

 
Ten truths about the 1962 War

Ten truths about the 1962 War

Here are some truths about the 1962 China’s War which are not often mentioned in history books...

Rebooting the Indian Army: Metamorphosing Dandaman to eMAN

Rebooting the Indian Army: Metamorphosing Dandaman to eMAN

Addressing the Combined Commanders of Defence Services on 17 Oct 2014 at New Delhi, Prime...

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Raksha Mantri Visits Army Posts in Rajouri Area

On the second day of his official visit to the State of Jammu & Kashmir, the Honorable Raksha Mantri Shri...

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An Indian Air Force (IAF) Mirage -2000 lands at Yamuna Expressway

IAF's Mirage -2000 lands at Yamuna Expressway. The IAF has been considering the use of national highways...

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Victory Day Parade at Moscow

The Indian Army Contingent from the Grenadiers participating in the Victory Day Parade, at Moscow, in...

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit to Airbus Facility

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the Airbus Facility, in Toulouse, France on April 11, 2015.

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Indian Army Everest Massif Expedition 2015

The Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh with the Indian Army Everest Massif expedition members, at...

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