Fully Autonomous Military Systems – Challenges in Development

Fully Autonomous Military Systems – Challenges in Development

After the advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI), few advanced nations are busy in developing and deploying an array of autonomous weapon systems to attain better speed and accuracy. All fatal missions are likely to be undertaken by unmanned systems in future. AI based Tactical Decision Support Systems (TDSS) could...

Dragon Dares India: How to Face the Dragon

Dragon Dares India: How to Face the Dragon

In the ongoing battle of supremacy amidst the corona crisis between USA and China, the latter let loose its wolf warriors signifying China’s new, more robust diplomatic riposte against those countries critical of China. China all of a sudden was faced with a hostile global narrative blaming it for the corona pandemic,...

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...

Dragon Dares India: How to Face the Dragon

Dragon Dares India: How to Face the Dragon

In the ongoing battle of supremacy amidst the corona crisis between USA and China, the latter let loose its wolf warriors signifying China’s new, more robust diplomatic riposte against those countries critical of China. China all of a sudden was faced with a hostile global narrative blaming it for the corona pandemic,...

Sino-Indian Stand Off: A Case of Russian Roulette

Sino-Indian Stand Off: A Case of Russian Roulette

While our complete attention has been taken up in tackling the COVID 19 pandemic, we find ourselves hit by another virus again involving China, in the form of deliberate attempts by the People’s Liberation Army to destroy what came to be known as the “Wuhan Spirit”. It’s intrusions in Ladakh, including four in...

India-Nepal Tension Needs Attention

India-Nepal Tension Needs Attention

On 7th May 2020, India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the road from Tawaghat to Lipulekh in Pithoragarh Distt of Uttarakhand via a video conferencing. The road is passing through extremely difficult terrain which has reduced the arduous trek of the pilgrims going to Kailash-Mansarovar from three weeks to...

Hypersonic Weapons: A New Threat or Just Another Technology Demonstrator?

Hypersonic Weapons: A New Threat or Just Another Technology Demonstrator?

One of the most keenly observed weapons system during China’s National Day military parade on 1 October 2019 was the hypersonic glide vehicle. 18 of the sleek, aerodynamically shaped glide vehicles participated in the parade, presenting a whole new weapon system which many have called as a game changer. China has...

India’s War against COVID-19: Impact on Defence and India’s Emergence as a Global Manufacturing Hub

India’s War against COVID-19: Impact on Defence and India’s Emergence as a Global Manufacturing Hub

Ever since the outbreak of Coronavirus Pandemic, a plethora of literature has appeared on various  aspects  of  the problem . Adverse  impact on business and financial sectors has been  analyzed by numerous economists. The latest forecast  of  India’s GDP growth rate of around 1.9% by the IMF does not paint a good...

Algorithmic Warfare – World is Waiting

Algorithmic Warfare – World is Waiting

Algorithmic warfare is a warfare which is driven by autonomous systems powered with Artificial Intelligence (AI) that can control the weapon platforms, systems, operations and even tactics in a network centric battlefield. Algorithms are sequence of instructions and rules that computer machines use to solve problems....

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...

JK Domicile Rules: Win-Win for All

JK Domicile Rules: Win-Win for All

The Government of India on 05 August 2019, by abrogating controversial Article 35A of the Constitution of India undid the injustice done to the citizens of India against the spirit of the same Constitution by denying them one of their fundamental rights. This article was inserted in the Indian Constitution through a...

Fully Autonomous Military Systems – Challenges in Development

Fully Autonomous Military Systems – Challenges in Development

After the advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI), few advanced nations are busy in developing and deploying an array of autonomous weapon systems to attain better speed and accuracy. All fatal missions are likely to be undertaken by unmanned systems in future. AI based Tactical Decision Support Systems (TDSS) could...

Far reaching reforms in Defense Production

Far reaching reforms in Defense Production

As a part of PM’s grand initiative to combat COVID and looming economic crisis, the FM has been unveiling a slew of major initiative to resuscitate MSMEs, Power sector, migrant workers, farmers etc. These are essentially intended to provide increased sinews to the “Make in India” initiative, christened...

Hiking FDI in Defence Aimed At Drawing in Active Foreign Participation

Hiking FDI in Defence Aimed At Drawing in Active Foreign Participation

Announcing the fourth tranche of the economic package, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman revealed three important government decisions related to defence. These include corporatization of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), hiking Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in defence and banning certain imports where indigenous...

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CPEC and Pakistan’s Great Expectations

CPEC and Pakistan’s Great Expectations

Since Islamabad has been bandying the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as the ultimate panacea for all the...

Peoples Land-grab  Army (PLA) of China is presently at its element

Peoples Land-grab  Army (PLA) of China is presently at its element

“Desperate men do desperate things,” these words ring in the ears with regard to the series of misadventures that...

PTM Leader Sardar Arif Wazir’s Killing: Warning Not Heeded?

PTM Leader Sardar Arif Wazir’s Killing: Warning Not Heeded?

Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) leader Sardar Arif Wazir, who had been detained by Wana police on April 17 must have been really very happy on being granted bail just 10 days after his arrest, because such speedy judicial relief isn’t very forthcoming in Pakistan, especially when one stands accused of having made an “anti-Pakistan speech during his visit to Afghanistan.” He must also have...

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Yemen Torn Apart from Another Strife

Yemen’s leading Southern separatist group Southern Transition Council (STC) has declared self-rule and state of emergency in the areas under their control, including the port city of Aden. This bold move of the STC has been strongly condemned by Saudi Arabia led military coalition and United Nation recognized government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. Moreover, officials in southern provinces of Shabwa, Socotra, Mahrah and Hadramout...

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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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