The battle that rages within the Nation

The battle that rages within the Nation

Since Independence, the nation has grown up with the knowledge and belief that its armed forces are pillars of strength and symbolize probity and the spirit of sacrifice. This belief is reflected in polls conducted from time to time, and is strengthened when citizens see men and women in uniform risking their lives to...

Specialised Force for Internal Unrests

Specialised Force for Internal Unrests

Policy and methodology to counter the Naxalite threat have been subjects of intense debate recently. Army’s reluctance to get embroiled has been questioned in some government quarters. Sadly, opinions are being expressed, both by military and non-military experts, more as short term fire-fighting solutions rather than...

Rise of the PLAAF: Implications for India

Rise of the PLAAF: Implications for India

The ‘inscrutable’ sobriquet for the Chinese is not so much because of their unsmiling faces but on account of their unpredictable actions. Military action against India may not come in the form of a full-fledged war. Small pin pricks in ‘disputed territories’ may keep increasing in magnitude and frequency until...

Rise of the PLAAF: Implications for India

Rise of the PLAAF: Implications for India

The ‘inscrutable’ sobriquet for the Chinese is not so much because of their unsmiling faces but on account of their unpredictable actions. Military action against India may not come in the form of a full-fledged war. Small pin pricks in ‘disputed territories’ may keep increasing in magnitude and frequency until...

Solution to J & K problem lies in New Delhi...

Solution to J & K problem lies in New Delhi...

J&K is an integral part of India.  The only problem that can be called J&K Problem is the non- comprehension by India, its people and the government to this ultimate truth of its being the integral part of India and not distinct or separate entity in any way from the other states of India.  The problem that would...

Road Parallel to the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh

Road Parallel to the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh

The announcement by the Government to construct an 1800 km long road running parallel to the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh (AP) is a purposive step but specious at best and is likely to remain a pipe-dream for a long time to come. In 1997-98 there was a determined move by the then NDA government displaying a purposeful...

The battle that rages within the Nation

The battle that rages within the Nation

Since Independence, the nation has grown up with the knowledge and belief that its armed forces are pillars of strength and symbolize probity and the spirit of sacrifice. This belief is reflected in polls conducted from time to time, and is strengthened when citizens see men and women in uniform risking their lives to...

Defence Policy: Preparing for the unknown

Defence Policy: Preparing for the unknown

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first address to the combined commander’s conference went beyond the inane utterances that one has got used to in the last few years. Mostly, such meetings were addressed by reading out of a scripted message prepared by the Ministry of Defence. The proceedings used to be low in...

Developing Heavy Breakthrough Capability for the Indian Army

Developing Heavy Breakthrough Capability for the Indian Army

A ‘heavy breakthrough capability’ in India’s context relates to having the capability to reach objectives up to 600km in depth, should the political circumstances impose war on our nation. Our democratic set up will never allow India to become the aggressor, as the people’s support will never be available for...

Specialised Force for Internal Unrests

Specialised Force for Internal Unrests

Policy and methodology to counter the Naxalite threat have been subjects of intense debate recently. Army’s reluctance to get embroiled has been questioned in some government quarters. Sadly, opinions are being expressed, both by military and non-military experts, more as short term fire-fighting solutions rather than...

Is West Bengal becoming a new jihadi terror hub?

Is West Bengal becoming a new jihadi terror hub?

For several months, senior operatives of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) quietly slipped into India to visit seven madrasas across three West Bengal border districts to build a robust network before the October 2 Burdwan blast exposed a growing terror plot. The literature recovered from the Burdwan house also...

ISIS Flags in Kashmir: Dangers ensconced in mass appeal

ISIS Flags in Kashmir: Dangers ensconced in mass appeal

On Oct 14, Indians were shocked by the visuals on their television sets of a stone pelting ritual in Srinagar. An event generally played out after the Friday prayers, however this time occurring on a Tuesday. This not being the only difference, the stone palters also waved Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) flags...

Boeing Delivers 18th P-8A Poseidon to the US Navy

Boeing Delivers 18th P-8A Poseidon to the US Navy

Boeing delivered the 18th P-8A Poseidon aircraft to the U.S. Navy ahead of schedule October 14, where it joined other Poseidon aircraft being used to train Navy crews. The P-8A departed Boeing Field in Seattle for Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., and was Boeing’s fifth delivery this year. “We’re proud to...

Rolls-Royce advance and Ultrafan CTi Fan Blade flies for the first time

Rolls-Royce advance and Ultrafan CTi Fan Blade flies for the first time

The Rolls-Royce composite carbon/titanium (CTi) fan blade for the Advance and UltraFan™ engine designs has taken to the skies for the first time, marking another milestone for the programme. A set of the CTi fan blades successfully completed a first flight incorporated into a Trent 1000 “donor” engine, on a...

Successful implementation of the new redesigned shaft on first EC225s/EC725s

Successful implementation of the new redesigned shaft on first EC225s/EC725s

Airbus Helicopters is working alongside operators of its EC225 and EC725 aircraft to implement the final step of its proven solution: the retrofit of the worldwide EC225/EC725 fleet with the redesigned bevel gear vertical shaft, which was certified in April of this year. Since the previous safety measures were put in...

Interviews / Spotlight

The Brave Sikh

The Brave Sikh

It has often been said that the Indian Army has kept Sikhism alive. War is a conserver of the Khalsa, peace a dissolvent. When one understands how this is so, one has grasped what Sikhism has done for the followers of the faith, and why the Sikh is different in habit and thought from his Hindu and Muhammadan neighbour,...

India's Multifunction Missile for Credible Deterrent

India's Multifunction Missile for Credible Deterrent

Shourya and Sagarika is a new common missile that can be launched from multiple platforms, i.e....

 
Threat or Use of Force with Special Focus on Interventions and Invasions

Threat or Use of Force with Special Focus on Interventions and Invasions

 The international law realm has for some time struggled with two distinct and contrary legal...

 
Colonel Commandants: An Archaic and Parochial Institution

Colonel Commandants: An Archaic and Parochial Institution

The concept of Colonel Commandants (Col Comdts) dates back to the 17th century when Colonels...

Repatriation of Pak POWs 1973

Repatriation of Pak POWs 1973

It was by some strange coincidence that I met her, the lady in the green silk saree. I...

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PM’s address at the Combined Commanders Conference

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi posing for a group photo with the Union Minister for Finance,...

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Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi meets the Marshal of the Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh during Air Force Day celebration at Air House on 08 Oct 14.

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi meets the Marshal of the Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh...

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The Chairman and CEO of The Boeing Company, Mr. W. James McNerney meeting the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi.

The Chairman and CEO of The Boeing Company, Mr. W. James McNerney meeting the Prime Minister, Shri...

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Air Chief visit to the United Kingdom

Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) meeting his counterpart Air Chief Marshal Sir...

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INS Sumitra commissioned by Admiral RK Dhowan at Chennai

INS Sumitra commissioned by Admiral RK Dhowan at Chennai. INS Sumitra is the first major ship being based...

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