Look Long, Look Deep: China’s Airborne Warning and Control Systems

Look Long, Look Deep: China’s Airborne Warning and Control Systems

China, it seems has major long-term plans for future AWACS. Future Chinese AWACS are going to be very cost competitive since major development work has already been done. Dr Wang says, “The KJ-2000 costs billions of RMB and some new systems will spend only thousands or even millions of RMB. Being a large country, in...

Simmering Cauldron in the Himalayas

Simmering Cauldron in the Himalayas

We shall be entering twenty-eighth year of sponsored Kashmir insurgency. The bloodshed on either side has neither thrown out India nor brought in Pakistan.  The position of Kashmir uprising is far weaker today than what it was in 1990s or early 20s. The world community is convinced that Kashmir is part of Islamic...

14-16th Dec 1971 - Inside Enemy Camp

14-16th Dec 1971 - Inside Enemy Camp

Late night 14th December 1971, Peshawar, West Pakistan. General Yahya Khan, then President of Pakistan was giving a party in his newly constructed house. There were a few selected guests and a Bengali woman Mrs. Shammim (also known as Black Pearl) was one of those chosen ones. She was Gen Yahya’s latest `close`...

Simmering Cauldron in the Himalayas

Simmering Cauldron in the Himalayas

We shall be entering twenty-eighth year of sponsored Kashmir insurgency. The bloodshed on either side has neither thrown out India nor brought in Pakistan.  The position of Kashmir uprising is far weaker today than what it was in 1990s or early 20s. The world community is convinced that Kashmir is part of Islamic...

Bullet Train, Saltoro and the BMS

Bullet Train, Saltoro and the BMS

In a recent pre-election rally in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that those who do not want the bullet train are welcome to keep using the bullock cart. Debunkers of the bullet train argue it is at a tangent to the requirements of overall development – sab ka sath, sab ka vikas. But do they know that...

Use of Pakistan by Indians

Use of Pakistan by Indians

At a time when the Gujarat election fever pervades India, the timing of meeting between some Indian stalwarts and Pakistanis in New Delhi is intriguing. The Indians comprised a former Vice President, former PM, former Cabinet Minister, former diplomats, former Army Chief and journalists. One common trait or proclivity...

14-16th Dec 1971 - Inside Enemy Camp

14-16th Dec 1971 - Inside Enemy Camp

Late night 14th December 1971, Peshawar, West Pakistan. General Yahya Khan, then President of Pakistan was giving a party in his newly constructed house. There were a few selected guests and a Bengali woman Mrs. Shammim (also known as Black Pearl) was one of those chosen ones. She was Gen Yahya’s latest `close`...

The Fault Lines of the Rafale Deal

The Fault Lines of the Rafale Deal

The feisty Defence Minister Ms Nirmala Sitaraman faced a volley of questions of late about the Rafale fighter deal for 36 aircraft concluded on April 10, 2015 as lacking in transparency as it did not have the prior approval of the earlier Defence Minister Mr Manohar Parrikar & the Cabinet Committee on Security. Besides...

Infantry’s Day As It Was

Infantry’s Day As It Was

On October 24, India got the first news of invasion of Kashmir. It was through a formal dispatch from Pakistan Army Headquarter informing the supreme commander of all British forces in India and Pakistan, Field Marshal Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck. He was informed that, “Tribesmen estimated 5,000 Afridis, Wazirs,...

Assessing challenges posed by domestic police agencies in countering terrorism

Assessing challenges posed by domestic police agencies in countering terrorism

Nine years ago ten militants “hailing” from the terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) landed on the shores of Mumbai. Trained in “military assault tactics”, their targets varied from restaurants to prominent hotel in the “financial capital” of India, Mumbai. Lashkar-e-Taiba or the “Army of the righteous”,...

Mr Abdullah Don’t masquerade Global Jihad as PoK Issue

Mr Abdullah Don’t masquerade Global Jihad as PoK Issue

Four weeks before Mr Dineshwar Sharma was appointed as the special interlocutor for Jammu & Kashmir, US diplomat Joshua Goldberg, the political unit chief Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs in Washington visited Kashmir and confabulated with various political and religious leaders (both Shia and Sunni) as well...

Central Armed Police Forces: Do we really care?

Central Armed Police Forces: Do we really care?

The Police Commemoration Day is observed on October 21st every year. Since Independence, 34,418 Police personnel have sacrificed their lives for safeguarding the integrity of the nation and providing security to people of this country. During the last one year, from September 2016 to August 2017, 383 Police personnel...

Look Long, Look Deep: China’s Airborne Warning and Control Systems

Look Long, Look Deep: China’s Airborne Warning and Control Systems

China, it seems has major long-term plans for future AWACS. Future Chinese AWACS are going to be very cost competitive since major development work has already been done. Dr Wang says, “The KJ-2000 costs billions of RMB and some new systems will spend only thousands or even millions of RMB. Being a large country, in...

INS Kalvari Commissioned into the Indian Navy

INS Kalvari Commissioned into the Indian Navy

Road to development in the 21st century goes through the Indian ocean – Narendra Modi, Prime Minister   Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi commissioned INS Kalvari (S-21), the first of the six Scorpene class submarines built under Project 75 (Kalvari Class) into the Indian Navy at an impressive ceremony held at...

The Offset Policy – A Decade In Retrospect

The Offset Policy – A Decade In Retrospect

The offset policy is an important policy statement for the conservative defence manufacturing sector. It has to embrace design, development and manufacturing in its scope and encourage OEMs, design houses to have long-term partnership with the Indian defence industry. The private sector player must play a more dynamic...

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Iran: India’s Pivot to Connectivity

Iran: India’s Pivot to Connectivity

India’s push to boost connectivity with Eurasia is set to be enhanced further with planned operationalisation of the International North South Transportation Corridor (INSTC) in mid January 2018. Coupled with opening up of Phase 1 of Chabahar port on 3rd December 2017, it will significantly enhance Indian strategic...

Making of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier

Making of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier

The project for an Indigenous Aircraft Carrier took shape in 1979. Under the terms of the...

 
1971 War: Battle of Dera Baba Nanak

1971 War: Battle of Dera Baba Nanak

Dera Baba Nanak (DBN) is a small town about 30 miles north of Amritsar and south of the Ravi....

 
Make in India: Indian Army Initiative since 2016 Interactions with Indian...

Make in India: Indian Army Initiative since 2016 Interactions with Indian...

Why this Initiative?  Since January 2016, the Indian Army has taken an unusual and...

To make Chabahar a ‘Game Changer’ Central Asian states need to be roped in

To make Chabahar a ‘Game Changer’ Central Asian states need to be roped in

Once again there has been a lot of hype about Chabahar becoming a strategic ‘game changer’...

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Commissioning the Naval Submarine INS Kalvari

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi commissioning the Naval Submarine INS Kalvari into the Indian Navy, in...

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Armed Forces Flag Day

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Officers of the Kendriya Sainik Board, on the occasion of the...

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 71st Infantry Day

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat paying homage to the Martyrs, on the occasion of 71st...

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Air Warriors, at Airforce Station, Chabua

The Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman with the Air warriors, at Airforce Station, Chabua, in...

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Diwali with the Jawans of Indian Army and BSF

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrating Diwali with the jawans of Indian Army and BSF, in the Gurez...

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