Complexification and Public-Private Positioning in the Land Forces Armament Sector

Complexification and Public-Private Positioning in the Land Forces Armament Sector

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, restructuring has pervaded the land forces defense industry. Without the needs demanded by such a threat, a transformation precipitated in the Western industrial apparatus. Land defense systems have become increasingly complex, while economic conditions have altered the industry...

Fighting a Two Front Collusive War

Fighting a Two Front Collusive War

‘Si vis pacem, para bellum’ in Latin means ‘If you want peace, prepare for war’. India learned this the hard way in 1962, but learnt it well, as demonstrated by its resounding victory in 1971, the biggest after WW II. One may wonder why we are discussing this subject now, even though the threat has existed for...

Implications of China’s Dark Shadow in Myanmar

Implications of China’s Dark Shadow in Myanmar

China’s intention to make inroads into the Bay of Bengal has become clearer with President Xi Jinping’s visit to Myanmar from January 17 to January 18, 2020. It will not only boost infrastructure projects in Myanmar but also increase China’s influence in the region. Among the 33 agreements signed during the visit,...

Implications of China’s Dark Shadow in Myanmar

Implications of China’s Dark Shadow in Myanmar

China’s intention to make inroads into the Bay of Bengal has become clearer with President Xi Jinping’s visit to Myanmar from January 17 to January 18, 2020. It will not only boost infrastructure projects in Myanmar but also increase China’s influence in the region. Among the 33 agreements signed during the visit,...

The Rodents of Gupkar

The Rodents of Gupkar

Farooq Abdullah, National Conference (NC) chief held a meeting of representatives of six J&K political parties at his residence on Gupkar Road on October 15. He announced formation the ‘People’s Alliance’ seeking restoration of Article 370 as it applied to Jammu & Kashmir prior to August 5, 2019. The meeting was a...

Is the QUAD Winding back the Clock of History?

Is the QUAD Winding back the Clock of History?

While the stated strategic objective of the Quadrilateral Strategic Dialogue [QUAD – Japan, the US, Australia and India] is to safeguard a free, open, rule based order in the Indo-Pacific region as against the one based on power, China’s interpretation of the QUAD is – a big underlying security risk. It is...

Fighting a Two Front Collusive War

Fighting a Two Front Collusive War

‘Si vis pacem, para bellum’ in Latin means ‘If you want peace, prepare for war’. India learned this the hard way in 1962, but learnt it well, as demonstrated by its resounding victory in 1971, the biggest after WW II. One may wonder why we are discussing this subject now, even though the threat has existed for...

Advances in Military Helicopters

Advances in Military Helicopters

While lagging behind fixed-wing combat aircraft that are stretching out to their sixth generation, military helicopters have yet cornered substantial attention and funding to have made notable advances in technology. Their immense utility to the land forces by dint of the ‘high ground’ benefit they present and the...

Militarisation of Space: Imperatives for India

Militarisation of Space: Imperatives for India

In the last week of July 2019, India concluded the first table-top joint war game called ‘IndSpaceEx’. Run by the military and the space scientists, it was the next logical step after India had tested its Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) defence systems and achieved many other key milestones pertaining to space...

Kashmir: Self appointed, self serving leadership is now in self preservation mode

Kashmir: Self appointed, self serving leadership is now in self preservation mode

In the wake of the bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and abrogation of Article 370, the political structures in Kashmir that were aligned with separatism and soft separatism have been left without viable agendas. Articulation on the subject can draw a lead from the “Gupkar Declaration” of 4 August, 2019....

The Islamic State Footprints are all over India

The Islamic State Footprints are all over India

There are some very significant indicators, which indicate the widespread footprints of the Islamic State in India. Recently in Bengaluru, a 28 year old ophthalmologist, Abdur Rehman, was arrested by the NIA for his links with the Islamic State. In 2014, soon after completion of his MBBS, Rehman had travelled all the...

Gupkar Declaration 2.0

Gupkar Declaration 2.0

Not content with anti-national, seditious, pro-separatist Gupkar Declaration signed on 04 August 2019, a day prior to the historical announcement of Modi Government, the six leaders of Kashmir centric political parties including the descendant of Indian National Congress, Nehru-Gandhi Congress, have again issued a new...

Complexification and Public-Private Positioning in the Land Forces Armament Sector

Complexification and Public-Private Positioning in the Land Forces Armament Sector

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, restructuring has pervaded the land forces defense industry. Without the needs demanded by such a threat, a transformation precipitated in the Western industrial apparatus. Land defense systems have become increasingly complex, while economic conditions have altered the industry...

Thales Partnering with the Indian Air Force for a better tomorrow, today

Thales Partnering with the Indian Air Force for a better tomorrow, today

With initiatives and policy decisions on several fronts, India is marching steadfastly towards an era of Atmanirbharta. The country has shown will and muscle to become a global manufacturing huband lead the modernization of the armed forces. The Indian Air Force (IAF) is historically known to providing the country with...

Indian Defence Private Sector: Some Initial Successes Yet Miles To Go

Indian Defence Private Sector: Some Initial Successes Yet Miles To Go

The much publicised Strategic Partnership Model (SPM) launched with a laudable aim to allow the growth of the private sector through the route of Joint Ventures with foreign OEMs failed to deliver initially due to lack of clarity on many issues. The SPM, from the word ‘Go’, was put through so many amendments that it...

Interviews / Spotlight

Sri Lanka's Newfound Optimism in it's India First Policy

Sri Lanka's Newfound Optimism in it's India First Policy

Due to the change in the order in the global power shift, countries have to balance its foreign policies in making...

Battle of Phillora 1965 War

Battle of Phillora 1965 War

Background to the Battle As we have seen in the last chapter, with the failure of OPERATION GIBRALTAR and faced with...

Won’t Allow Any Foreign Group to Interfere in Afghanistan: Taliban

Won’t Allow Any Foreign Group to Interfere in Afghanistan: Taliban

Dr Muhammad Naeem Wardak is the Spokesperson for Taliban political office in Doha. Political talks are undergoing between Afghan government and Taliban at Doha but on the other hand, intense fighting is also continuing at the battlefield. In an exclusive interview with Manish Rai Columnist for Af-Pak region. Dr Wardak speaks on various aspects of ongoing talks including Taliban commitment of...

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India’s Future-Oriented Strategy for a Post-Poll Myanmar

Weeks before Myanmar elects its new parliament and provincial assemblies on 8 November, India’s Army Chief, Gen MM Naravane, and Foreign Secretary, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, paid a two-day visit to the country (4-5 October). This was one of the rare instances of the Indian military and diplomatic establishments jointly advancing the country’s foreign policy priorities. Keeping in line with regular high-level engagements between New Delhi...

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Atal Tunnel, Rohtang

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh along with the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Jai Ram...

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Rafale aircraft's Formal Induction Ceremony

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh along with the Minister of Armed Forces of the French...

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The Naval Commanders’ Conference

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh with the Naval Commanders, at the Naval Commanders’...

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The First Rafale Aircraft

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief...

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11th edition of DefExpo2020

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the Pavilions of the 11th edition of DefExpo2020, at Lucknow, in...

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