Whither Army’s TacC3I System?

Whither Army’s TacC3I System?

Network Centric Warfare (NCW) aims near instantaneous distribution of large amount of data enabling different units and even individuals to share a common operational picture. Networking provides a new type of advantage which results in significantly improved capabilities for sharing and accessing information. The...

Strategic Corruption: Emerging as an Instrument of State Policy

Strategic Corruption: Emerging as an Instrument of State Policy

The age-old practice of graft is a feature of a nation’s political system. Power and corruption are always hand in glove and always posed a threat to rule of law and hindered protection of basic civil and economic rights. What is new, however, is the transformation of corruption into an instrument of national...

India China Dispute:  Courage of conviction and righteousness will ultimately prevail

India China Dispute:  Courage of conviction and righteousness will ultimately prevail

In the Mahabharata, the Kaurava Army had better warriors and Generals than the Pandavas; their forces were also much larger and better trained. It was on this strategic calculation that Prince Duryodhana decided to fight against the Pandavas. The Pandavas won because they had Dharma (Righteousness) on their side. The...

Strategic Corruption: Emerging as an Instrument of State Policy

Strategic Corruption: Emerging as an Instrument of State Policy

The age-old practice of graft is a feature of a nation’s political system. Power and corruption are always hand in glove and always posed a threat to rule of law and hindered protection of basic civil and economic rights. What is new, however, is the transformation of corruption into an instrument of national...

India China Dispute:  Courage of conviction and righteousness will ultimately prevail

India China Dispute:  Courage of conviction and righteousness will ultimately prevail

In the Mahabharata, the Kaurava Army had better warriors and Generals than the Pandavas; their forces were also much larger and better trained. It was on this strategic calculation that Prince Duryodhana decided to fight against the Pandavas. The Pandavas won because they had Dharma (Righteousness) on their side. The...

China's Cyber Warfare Capabilities

China's Cyber Warfare Capabilities

On 23 May 2017, an Indian Air Force Sukhoi 30 fighter aircraft was downed, purportedly by a cyber-attack from China. This was just one more incident in the series of cyber incidents against India.1 To most observers, this did not come as a surprise as India has been one of the most cyber-attacked countries with most of...

Whither Army’s TacC3I System?

Whither Army’s TacC3I System?

Network Centric Warfare (NCW) aims near instantaneous distribution of large amount of data enabling different units and even individuals to share a common operational picture. Networking provides a new type of advantage which results in significantly improved capabilities for sharing and accessing information. The...

Hypersonic Weapons

Hypersonic Weapons

A headache for the US defence establishment is hypersonic weapons of Russia and China. Hypersonic missiles flying above Mach 5 can be cruise-type missiles, powered throughout flight or carried on board a ballistic missile from which the hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) separates and then flies to its target. Russia’s...

Air Elements in Special Ops

Air Elements in Special Ops

Twelve multi-role all-weather Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) supported by SU-30MKI air-superiority fighters and combat enablers like the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) and Flight Refueling Aircraft (FRA), carried out deep air strikes into Northern Pakistan, including at targets...

Kashmiriyat and secular philosophy of Indian Army are intrinsically linked

Kashmiriyat and secular philosophy of Indian Army are intrinsically linked

History provides innumerable examples of the most beautiful places, rich in natural resources, commerce, education and boasting of an enlightened civilisation becoming victim to barbaric attacks by outsiders who wish to partake of the benefits by use of force. It has happened in the Indian Sub-continent innumerable...

India: Challenges & Opportunities - The War against Terror

India: Challenges & Opportunities - The War against Terror

India has faced insurgencies and terrorism since independence with the ingress of ‘Razakars’ from Pakistan with an intermix of regulars, reportedly even led by British Officers! The 80’s saw a growth of such acts and post 1984 began the terrorism in Punjab demanding a separate state of Khalistan, 1990 marked the...

Anatomy of Stone Pelting During Encounters in Kashmir

Anatomy of Stone Pelting During Encounters in Kashmir

It’s very easy for activists and the intelligentsia who sit safely in the confines of their homes to decry temporary suspension of mobile and internet services in an area where an is encounter going on between terrorists and security forces in J&K. For such ‘concerned’ champions of human rights, these actions is...

Boeing delivered 22 AH-64E Apache and 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook military helicopters to IAF

Boeing delivered 22 AH-64E Apache and 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook military helicopters to IAF

Boeing has completed delivery of all new AH-64E Apache and CH-47F(I) Chinook military helicopters to the Indian Air Force (IAF). The final five of the 22 Apache attack helicopters were handed over to the IAF at Air Force Station, Hindan. Earlier in March, Boeing handed over the last five of 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook...

What S-400 will bring to the Indian Ground-Based Air Defence Capability?

What S-400 will bring to the Indian Ground-Based Air Defence Capability?

Good strides of progress, cutting across Service boundaries have taken place in automating the erstwhile manual/semi-automatic Control and Reporting (C&R) Nodes that exercise tactical, operational and minute-to-minute control of the air defence battle. This has been made possible by the paradigm shift brought about by...

Military Spending – Getting Bang for the Buck

Military Spending – Getting Bang for the Buck

A nation maintains its military as an instrument of national power and means of safeguarding national interests. Military capabilities in turn mean expenditure. Universally countries spend in proportion to their economic development or in direct response to immediate security threats. We seem to be guided by neither....

Interviews / Spotlight

The Chinese View: China’s Long Range Missiles not Threatened by Indian Air...

The Chinese View: China’s Long Range Missiles not Threatened by Indian Air...

The article is presenting what the Chinese are writings in their Media (The article in Chinese appeared on...

The Chinese View

The Chinese View

The article is presenting what the Chinese are writings in their...

Tibet ‘slips out’ of India’s hands; it’s advantage China on the border

Tibet ‘slips out’ of India’s hands; it’s advantage China on the border

The border clashes between India and China, that has cost the lives of troops on both sides, is a pointer to the larger seesaw power game between the two countries for over six decades now. It is all about bargaining power and the degree of leverage one country has over the other. In this game of thrones, China seems to be gaining over India. One key pawn that New Delhi historically used as...

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Treachery and Valour

Barren, cold desert High, rocky mountains Icy freezing winds Desolate, uneasy loneliness Unexpected, barbaric treachery brutal, tragic consequences Loss of life and limb                 yes, most certainly                 but more significantly Loss of trust and faith                 in humanity                 in the given word Loss of total respect                 for international convention                 for law and treaty A rejection...

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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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‘At Home Reception’, on the occasion of the 71st Republic Day Celebrations

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting the invitees, at the ‘At Home Reception’, on the occasion of...

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 K9 VAJRA-T Gun from L&T Armoured System

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh flagging off 51st K9 VAJRA-T Gun from L&T Armoured System...

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Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat along with the Chief of the Army Staff, General...

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Piskarevsky Memorial Cemetery in St Petersburg, Russia

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh at the Piskarevsky Memorial Cemetery in St Petersburg, Russia...

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