Justin Trudeau and a new low in Indo-Canadian relationship

Justin Trudeau and a new low in Indo-Canadian relationship

The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived on 17th Feb 2018 on a weeklong visit to India alongwith his family and three ministers of Indian origin; Navdeep Bains, Harjit Singh Sajjan and Amarjeet Sohi included in his entourage. More than a dozen of Indian Canadian MPs are expected to join Trudeau in India...

Maldives – China tightening the noose

Maldives – China tightening the noose

There cannot be any denial that the manner in which the India-Maldives equation  has been allowed to drift, indicates crass intelligence failure coupled with our inability to understand geostrategic realities of power play despite our stated ‘Neighbours First’ policy. This is even more conspicuous after wafting of...

Why the attack in Sunjwan?

Why the attack in Sunjwan?

In the recent days in Jammu and Kashmir, some clashes and two terrorist attacks took place, one on an army base and other on CRPF camp. The chain of clashes in the Valley took various forms, i.e. murderous stone pelting on an army convoy in Shopian, FIR against Major Aditya and the statement by the Chief Minister...

Justin Trudeau and a new low in Indo-Canadian relationship

Justin Trudeau and a new low in Indo-Canadian relationship

The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived on 17th Feb 2018 on a weeklong visit to India alongwith his family and three ministers of Indian origin; Navdeep Bains, Harjit Singh Sajjan and Amarjeet Sohi included in his entourage. More than a dozen of Indian Canadian MPs are expected to join Trudeau in India...

Maldives – China tightening the noose

Maldives – China tightening the noose

There cannot be any denial that the manner in which the India-Maldives equation  has been allowed to drift, indicates crass intelligence failure coupled with our inability to understand geostrategic realities of power play despite our stated ‘Neighbours First’ policy. This is even more conspicuous after wafting of...

Perspective: Understanding Korea’s History, 1884 to 2017

Perspective: Understanding Korea’s History, 1884 to 2017

Japan’s Annexation of Korea After the Meiji restoration in the latter half of the 19th century, Japan sought to be competitive with the Western colonial powers in power and style.   Consequently, Japan sought hegemony over Korea, in addition to later expanding to other nations. Around 1884, Japan planned a coup in...

Similarities in the Leadership Environment of Military and Corporate World

Similarities in the Leadership Environment of Military and Corporate World

 “Our interpretation is that service in the military may prepare one to make tough decisions and show leadership in tough times.” – Based on the research of Efraim Benmelech and Carola Frydman After superannuating from the army, I re-attired to manage Army Welfare Placement Organisation as Managing Director. It...

Fifth-Generation Fighter Aircraft for the IAF: A Mirage or Reality?

Fifth-Generation Fighter Aircraft for the IAF: A Mirage or Reality?

In military planning, it is essential to keep abreast of the potential adversary’s capabilities. The main reason the Indian Air Force (IAF) needs a fifth-generation fighter is to maintain approximate parity if not superiority over the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) and to a lesser extent the Pakistan...

Defence Budget 2018-19 Dashes Hopes For Modernisation

Defence Budget 2018-19 Dashes Hopes For Modernisation

While the government has increased the defence budget by 5.91 per cent for FY 2018-19 to Rs 2,95,511.41 crore, the allocation is estimated at around 1.58 per cent of the GDP — the lowest since 1962 once again dashing the hopes for any major jump in military modernisation despite heightened tensions confronting...

Why the attack in Sunjwan?

Why the attack in Sunjwan?

In the recent days in Jammu and Kashmir, some clashes and two terrorist attacks took place, one on an army base and other on CRPF camp. The chain of clashes in the Valley took various forms, i.e. murderous stone pelting on an army convoy in Shopian, FIR against Major Aditya and the statement by the Chief Minister...

Securing Perimeter of Military Establishments

Securing Perimeter of Military Establishments

After the terrorist attack on IAF’s Patahnkot airbase on January 2, 2016, the MoD had appointed a committee headed by Lt Gen Phillip Campose, then Vice Chief of Army Staff,  to review the security set-up for the military bases and suggest ways to improve it. The Committee found gaping holes in the security set up of...

South India on Short Fuze?

South India on Short Fuze?

In matters of national security India has repeatedly glossed over breeches and ignored build up to explosive situations till the explosion takes place. Resolute action lacks under euphemisms like democratic freedom, but actually because of vote-banking even if intelligence indicates what is going to happen in future....

Boost to Make-in-India, HAL Invites Indian Partner for Licence Manufacturing of ALH-Civil Under TOT

Boost to Make-in-India, HAL Invites Indian Partner for Licence Manufacturing of ALH-Civil Under TOT

For the first time in Indian history, as a major boost to defence manufacturing and Government’s ‘Make-in-India’ initiative,  HAL has offered  the indigenous  ‘Advanced Light Helicopter-Dhruv’  (Civil version) for manufacturing to potential Indian private companies through Transfer of Technology....

Lockheed Martin Delivers 400th C-130J Super Hercules Aircraft

Lockheed Martin Delivers 400th C-130J Super Hercules Aircraft

Lockheed Martin reached a major milestone with the delivery of its 400th C-130J Super Hercules aircraft on Feb. 9. This Super Hercules is an MC-130J Commando II Special Operations aircraft that is assigned to the U.S. Air Force’s Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The C-130J Super Hercules is the current production...

Rolls-Royce Launches IntelligentEngine

Rolls-Royce Launches IntelligentEngine

Rolls-Royce today launched its pioneering IntelligentEngine vision at the Singapore Airshow. With more people flying than ever before and an increasing demand for more efficient travel, Rolls-Royce has defined a vision for the future of aircraft power that will help deliver passengers more reliably and more efficiently...

Interviews / Spotlight

China is the single most impediment to Korean Reunification

China is the single most impediment to Korean Reunification

Korean Reunification like the Germany Reunification can be brought about only when the citizens of North Korea in a massive upsurge like the East Germans tore down the Berlin Wall. Even if the above is attempted by the North Korean masses, China would not permit the end-aim to be achieved. A unified Korean Peninsula...

Catch the Pakistani bull by the horns

Catch the Pakistani bull by the horns

The terror machinery operating from Pakistan has reactivated itself in a big way. The fallout...

 
Leadership in the 21st Century: Sam Manekshaw, MC

Leadership in the 21st Century: Sam Manekshaw, MC

Vice President, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am fully conscious of the honour and privilege which is...

 
Kashmir Valley Behind the Veil - Application of Soft System Methodology in...

Kashmir Valley Behind the Veil - Application of Soft System Methodology in...

Kashmir as a Soft System Soft systems methodology (SSM) is an approach to organizational...

Impact of Article 370

Impact of Article 370

The Article 370 was clearly meant to be a temporary provision included in the Constitution to...

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Visit of Chief of Staff of the US Air Force

The Chief of Staff of the US Air Force, General David L Goldfein meeting the Chief of the Air Staff, Air...

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 NCC Republic Day Parade Camp 2018

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat inspecting the Parade, during his visit to the NCC Republic...

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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman onboard Sukhoi 30MKI

The Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman in front of Sukhoi 30MKI for a sortie, at Air Force...

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The Raksha Mantri Visits Goa Naval Area

The Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman visited Goa Naval Area on 08 January 2018. She was accompanied by...

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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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