Politics over J&K Lockdown and Way Ahead

Politics over J&K Lockdown and Way Ahead

Politicization of the J&K lockdown has been gaining momentum with those opposing government move counting days and hours. The crescendo can be expected to rise with each passing day. Absence of reports of violent incidents during partial lifting of the lockdown has depressed those looking for a killing. Numerous...

Article 370 and Pakistan’s Nuclear Bombast

Article 370 and Pakistan’s Nuclear Bombast

“The world will not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, ‘Now I am become Death,...

War Clouds Over Kashmir: Expect Commando Raids!

War Clouds Over Kashmir: Expect Commando Raids!

The abrogation of article 370 by India has put Pakistani army, its ‘real’ ruler, at horns of a dilemma. Indications are that the world body like UN has refused to take up the issue. Pakistani Army’s vast budget and its stranglehold over the state is based on its image of invincibility and the only means to wrest...

Article 370 and Pakistan’s Nuclear Bombast

Article 370 and Pakistan’s Nuclear Bombast

“The world will not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, ‘Now I am become Death,...

War Clouds Over Kashmir: Expect Commando Raids!

War Clouds Over Kashmir: Expect Commando Raids!

The abrogation of article 370 by India has put Pakistani army, its ‘real’ ruler, at horns of a dilemma. Indications are that the world body like UN has refused to take up the issue. Pakistani Army’s vast budget and its stranglehold over the state is based on its image of invincibility and the only means to wrest...

Tibet and The Next Dalai Lama

Tibet and The Next Dalai Lama

All media in China is government-controlled. Every journalist must be member of the All-China Journalists Association (ACJA) which conducts periodic training capsules for all journalists; psychological treatment to keep tethered to the Communist Party of China (CPC). Anyone crossing the line can face fiscal fine, job...

Future Military Helicopters — Design & Development

Future Military Helicopters — Design & Development

Military Aviation today is looking at the next generation of military helicopters and the strategy to modernise vertical lift capability with improved avionics, electronics, range, speed, propulsion, survivability and high altitude performance. The philosophy is to improve upon the present limitations by examining...

An Indian Philosophy of A Soldier

An Indian Philosophy of A Soldier

Members of the Indian Armed Forces swear to observe and obey all the commands, not only of their Supreme Commander, the President of India, but of any officer set above them. Significantly, when swearing their allegiance in this manner, they assert that they would do so even to the peril of their life!  It is very...

Military Integration – Much Rhetoric, Zero Will

Military Integration – Much Rhetoric, Zero Will

Speaking during the Kargil Diwas celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 27 called upon the Army, Navy and Air Force to better integrate themselves as they modernize their capabilities, and said that the Armed Forces should also strive towards “jointness” despite “wearing different uniforms. He also added...

Politics over J&K Lockdown and Way Ahead

Politics over J&K Lockdown and Way Ahead

Politicization of the J&K lockdown has been gaining momentum with those opposing government move counting days and hours. The crescendo can be expected to rise with each passing day. Absence of reports of violent incidents during partial lifting of the lockdown has depressed those looking for a killing. Numerous...

The Emptiness of Red Fort Republicanism

The Emptiness of Red Fort Republicanism

•  There are several reasons to look beyond the Lal Qila symbolism of Independence Day On August 15, India will mark its 73rd Independence day. Delivering his 6th consecutive address Prime Minister Modi will brave the monsoon to address hundreds of school children and the cream of India who will be shepherded before...

Article 370 Revoked in J&K rattles some Countries: Should India be Concerned?

Article 370 Revoked in J&K rattles some Countries: Should India be Concerned?

The Indian Government revoked Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, on August 06, 2019, making J&K and Ladakh two separate Union Territories. Pakistan rattled taking reckless actions, China anguished but balanced. Meaningless information War, propaganda, fake news campaign commences. Facts disprove propaganda/fake news....

Defence Corridor: UP’s golden gate to high growth    

Defence Corridor: UP’s golden gate to high growth    

In setting up a Defence Corridor in the biggest state of the country, the Modi government has opened up huge opportunities which if exploited intelligently and creatively could make Uttar Pradesh one of India’s leading states in terms of industrial production of the highest quality and caliber, and could also put the...

Lockheed Martin Inks Three Memorandums of Understanding with Indian Start-Ups

Lockheed Martin Inks Three Memorandums of Understanding with Indian Start-Ups

Lockheed Martin announced the establishment of Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with three Indian Start-ups. The MOUs pave the way for Terero Mobility, Sastra Robotics, and NoPo Nanotechnologies, graduates of the India Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP), to integrate with Lockheed Martin’s supply chain, and...

IAI inks $50 million worth of follow-up agreement with India on complementary MRSAM systems

IAI inks $50 million worth of follow-up agreement with India on complementary MRSAM systems

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced it has entered this week agreement worth $50 million for provision of complementaryNaval MRSAM (Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile) systems. The contracts were entered with the Indian Navy and MDL Shipyard. Under the contract, IAI will provide complementary systems for the...

Interviews / Spotlight

The Uncertain Terrain of Chief of Defence Staff

The Uncertain Terrain of Chief of Defence Staff

John F. Kennedy had said “Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion, without the discomfort of thought”. In...

Emirati Withdrawal is a Well Calculated Move

Emirati Withdrawal is a Well Calculated Move

Just last month, the United Arab Emirates announced that it will reduce its forces significantly in Yemen. After...

J&K: The challenge has just begun; communication and sobriety hold the key

J&K: The challenge has just begun; communication and sobriety hold the key

The Indian nation has remained engrossed in the all pervasive “K” issue since the beginning of this month when indications of some major change started coming in. In view of the volumes already written on the subject, a good columnist would realise that fatigue has set in among the readers, Another piece may not be a great idea, nevertheless, it is quite difficult to curtail the urge to...

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Security forces firmly in control of the situation says Army Commander

Against the backdrop of the prevailing situation in Jammu & Kashmir, the Army Commander, Northern Command, Lt. General Ranbir Singh chaired a meeting of the Core Group of Intelligence and Security agencies at Srinagar to review the operational readiness to meet any contingency that could adversely impact the security situation in J&K. The Army Commander highlighted that during the past few days, Pakistan had intensified its efforts at...

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National War Memorial to ignite mashal of Victory Flame of Kargil War

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat taking flame from the eternal flame of Amar Jawan at National...

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Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh visiting the world’s highest battlefield, Siachen

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh visiting the world’s highest battlefield, Siachen, in Jammu...

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The CAS visits AF STN Bhisiana and Sarsawa

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa and the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western...

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Passing Out Parade - Spring Term 2019 Held at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat with the passing out trainees from friendly foreign nations,...

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Induction ceremony of CH-4F (I) Chinook heavy lift Helicopters

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa handing over a symbolic key to Group Captain...

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