Battleground Afghanistan

Battleground Afghanistan

The title ‘Battleground Afghanistan’ is because Afghanistan will likely remain a battleground in the foreseeable future.  And, this is not because of the presence of US and NATO forces. Pakistan’s specially trained Mujahid battalions and regular troops are fighting shoulder to shoulder with Taliban and other...

21-Gun Salute to Murderous Ideologies!!!

21-Gun Salute to Murderous Ideologies!!!

On the 19th September Maoists destroyed a private solar power plant located in Amas police station area in Gaya district in Bihar. The owners fault was that he had the temerity to refuse to pay a levy imposed by the Maoists. The power plant was spread over 120 acres and produced 25 Mega Watts of electricity. The plant...

Border Infrastructure – Defence Minister’s intervention warranted

Border Infrastructure – Defence Minister’s intervention warranted

On Army Day 2015, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat had stated that of the 73 strategic roads only 22 had been completed after so many years, and ‘all’ of the 14 strategic rail-lines approved remain on paper only. Both the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence and the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) have...

Battleground Afghanistan

Battleground Afghanistan

The title ‘Battleground Afghanistan’ is because Afghanistan will likely remain a battleground in the foreseeable future.  And, this is not because of the presence of US and NATO forces. Pakistan’s specially trained Mujahid battalions and regular troops are fighting shoulder to shoulder with Taliban and other...

North Korea: A Rogue State Pain in the Neck for All

North Korea: A Rogue State Pain in the Neck for All

North Korea has been accelerating its nuclear weapons development under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, a third-generation dictator who has conducted four of North Korea’s six nuclear tests since taking power in 2011. The weapons are being tested at a torrid pace and include solid-fuel missiles have been designed for...

Is China’s ‘Frontline State Strategy’ going out of Control or North Korea Crazy?

Is China’s ‘Frontline State Strategy’ going out of Control or North Korea Crazy?

The Frontline State Strategy of China When President Trump on taking over tried to outsource the problem of resolving North Korean Crisis to China presumably in exchange of some trade concessions, his administration overlooked the fact that China was part of the problem. The disappointment which his Administration...

Border Infrastructure – Defence Minister’s intervention warranted

Border Infrastructure – Defence Minister’s intervention warranted

On Army Day 2015, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat had stated that of the 73 strategic roads only 22 had been completed after so many years, and ‘all’ of the 14 strategic rail-lines approved remain on paper only. Both the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence and the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) have...

Road Ahead for the New Defence Minister

Road Ahead for the New Defence Minister

Mr. Narendra Modi has removed the glass ceiling for women, by appointing Nirmala Sitharaman, as the full time Cabinet Minister for the Defence. This would certainly buttress the position of women in the Union Cabinet, as two of them would be in the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS); and the third in charge of...

Raksha Mantri Flags off Navika Sagar Parikrama

Raksha Mantri Flags off Navika Sagar Parikrama

Nirmala Sitharaman Raksha Mantri flagged-off Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini (INSV Tarini) with an all women crew from INS Mandovi boat pool, Goa at 01:00 PM today (10 Sep17). This is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew and shall attempt to circumnavigate the globe on Indian...

21-Gun Salute to Murderous Ideologies!!!

21-Gun Salute to Murderous Ideologies!!!

On the 19th September Maoists destroyed a private solar power plant located in Amas police station area in Gaya district in Bihar. The owners fault was that he had the temerity to refuse to pay a levy imposed by the Maoists. The power plant was spread over 120 acres and produced 25 Mega Watts of electricity. The plant...

Surrender is the best recourse for local terrorists in J&K

Surrender is the best recourse for local terrorists in J&K

On September, 10, in the course of a counter-terrorist operation in Barbugh District Shopian, Kashmir, two terrorist were killed by the security forces while one surrendered. Investigations established that while the killed terrorists were old and experienced cadre of the Hizbul Mujahedeen (HM) the terrorist, Adil...

Let Kashmiris Take a Call!

Let Kashmiris Take a Call!

The latest and among the most heart wrenching images coming out from Kashmir, which went viral on the social networking sites, is the picture of grief-stricken, five year old girl, Zohra, as she tries to touch the coffin of her slain father. With a stark, pain-stricken look on her face and tears trickling from her...

The F-35 Programme: Lessons for the Aviation Industry

The F-35 Programme: Lessons for the Aviation Industry

The F-35 programme was being driven by a very professional team of uniformed and civilian members of the Pentagon. The Indian MoD needs to have such core ability and learn programme management. Public criticism of the Pentagon for the programme resulted in huge public and government pressure and in turn, aircraft...

Mahindra Defence Systems, Lockheed Martin Commemorate C-130J Training Center at Hindon

Mahindra Defence Systems, Lockheed Martin Commemorate C-130J Training Center at Hindon

Mahindra Defence Systems dedicated its state-of-the-art C-130J Super Hercules simulator training center in service to the nation at a commemorative event at the Air Force base at Hindon. With a full motion simulator, the C-130J training facility offers complete training solution of training aircrews who operate the...

The Albino Debacle – will we learn?

The Albino Debacle – will we learn?

There was great euphoria on the social media when during the run up to the semifinal for the recent Tank Biathlon held at the 2017 International Army Games at the Alabino Range training ground outside Moscow, the Indian team performed exceedingly well – coming toppers. The Indian media has not covered this brilliant...

Interviews / Spotlight

China’s ‘Contentious’ Path to War?

China’s ‘Contentious’ Path to War?

The traditional US foreign policy of ‘preserve and protect’ could instigate some issues between Washington and Beijing but experts argue that Washington would maintain close proximity with Japan and South Korea, the two key regional partners in Asia. In the years to come, Washington would face some major...

Resurgence of ULFA (I) in Assam: Implications for Internal Security

Resurgence of ULFA (I) in Assam: Implications for Internal Security

To infer that India’s COIN campaign in Assam is successful is not justifiable yet as the...

 
North Korea – A Delinquent State?

North Korea – A Delinquent State?

Diplomacy has failed because North Korea remains determined to build its nuclear arsenal....

 
Will China walk the talk on Terror?

Will China walk the talk on Terror?

Unpredictability seems to be the mantra of China’s foreign policy! To everyone’s surprise,...

Nepal a Crumbling Shield of Heart Land India

Nepal a Crumbling Shield of Heart Land India

Chanakya had said, “Neighbouring states are most relevant in foreign policy”[1].Nations...

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Visit of Commander-in Chief (Air), Mayanmar

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC interacting with General...

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INSV Tarini

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Six women officers of the Indian Navy who are due to...

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71st Independence Day

The President Ram Nath Kovind paying homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, on the occasion of 71st...

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Kargil Vijay Diwas

Raksha Mantri Arun Jaitley along with three Service Chiefs paid homage to the martyrs at the Amar Jawan...

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CAS flies Rafale fighter during his ongoing visit of France

Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC after a sortie in Rafale...

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