Enhanced Role of Women in Conflict Zones

Enhanced Role of Women in Conflict Zones

Women have to be incorporated as equal stakeholders in the entire spectrum of the conflict cycle, to include conflict prevention, crisis management and conflict resolution. This equal-stakeholder philosophy must define an institutionalised role for women in formulating strategies and initiatives during the planning,...

TTP’s Omar 1 Missile: Rising Terror Threat

TTP’s Omar 1 Missile: Rising Terror Threat

The Pakistan Taliban claim that they have developed and successfully test-fired a missile christened ‘Omar-1’. According to the TTP spokesperson in the video showing the assembly and launch of the missile, the Omar-1 can be easily assembled and dissembled in accordance to the situation, and that the engineering unit...

No tunnel under the Everest ...but a road to Xinjiang?

No tunnel under the Everest ...but a road to Xinjiang?

When one watches China, it is gratifying to be right once in a while. It does not happen every day. …can a tunnel really be drilled through the Himalayan mountains? Is it technically feasible? Last week, I wrote on http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ that I doubted if China would dig a tunnel under the Everest, when it...

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TTP’s Omar 1 Missile: Rising Terror Threat

TTP’s Omar 1 Missile: Rising Terror Threat

The Pakistan Taliban claim that they have developed and successfully test-fired a missile christened ‘Omar-1’. According to the TTP spokesperson in the video showing the assembly and launch of the missile, the Omar-1 can be easily assembled and dissembled in accordance to the situation, and that the engineering unit...

No tunnel under the Everest ...but a road to Xinjiang?

No tunnel under the Everest ...but a road to Xinjiang?

When one watches China, it is gratifying to be right once in a while. It does not happen every day. …can a tunnel really be drilled through the Himalayan mountains? Is it technically feasible? Last week, I wrote on http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ that I doubted if China would dig a tunnel under the Everest, when it...

Pakistan: The Most Dangerous Place

Pakistan: The Most Dangerous Place

Today, it is well proven and acknowledged worldwide that the roots of Pakistan’s jihadism lie in its obsession with India, born out of the two-nation theory. Crafted by the fear that its powerful neighbour, India wants to dismember Pakistan and undo the Partition, supports the overall design of policies in Pakistan....

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Enhanced Role of Women in Conflict Zones

Enhanced Role of Women in Conflict Zones

Women have to be incorporated as equal stakeholders in the entire spectrum of the conflict cycle, to include conflict prevention, crisis management and conflict resolution. This equal-stakeholder philosophy must define an institutionalised role for women in formulating strategies and initiatives during the planning,...

Government is Committed to Modernise the Armed Forces: Manohar Parrikar

Government is Committed to Modernise the Armed Forces: Manohar Parrikar

The Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that the Government is committed to provide all support towards modernisation of the Armed Forces. Addressing the Annual Unified Commanders’ Conference for Tri-Services Commanders in New Delhi today, he said that there is a need to exercise financial prudence and optimise...

Defence ministry must maintain momentum

Defence ministry must maintain momentum

The NDA Government received a decrepit Defense Ministry as a legacy from the UPA Government. By moving Manohar Parrikar from Goa to New Delhi as Union Defence Minister, PM Modi aptly demonstrated the seriousness with which he looked upon the problem at hand. He pulled out his best man from a position where he was...

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VARUNA 2015: Indo - French Naval Exercise VARUNA Commences at Goa

VARUNA 2015: Indo - French Naval Exercise VARUNA Commences at Goa

Fourteenth (14th) edition of Indo-French naval exercise (VARUNA) started with the arrival of four French naval ships at Goa today. Representing the French Navy is Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle, two destroyers Chevalier Paul and Jean de Vienne, replenishment tanker Meuse and a maritime patrol aircraft Atlantique 2....

Maoist attacks: Hunters become the Hunted

Maoist attacks: Hunters become the Hunted

In yet another ambush by the Maoists in Sukma District, seven policemen of Chhattisgarh’s Special Task Force (STF) were gunned down and 11 were injured at Pidmal village near Dornapal in Sukma District of the Bastar Division of Chattisgarh. This ambush, which took place on the morning of 11 April 2015, had striking...

Maoist Insurgency: In Cross Hair of Centre versus State

Maoist Insurgency: In Cross Hair of Centre versus State

The recent Maoist attack in Sukma created some turbulence in the hierarchy once again. The media focused on delayed retrieval of dead bodies of the security personnel killed, because of bad weather hampering movement of helicopters, plus shabby arrangements for treatment of wounded who escaped on foot. This time the...

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Keysight Technologies Hosts Aerospace & Defense Symposium 2015

Keysight Technologies Hosts Aerospace & Defense Symposium 2015

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced its annual Aerospace and Defense Symposium  held in New Delhi hosted the biggest technical gathering of aerospace and defense engineers and scientists who work on cutting-edge strategic electronics in India. The symposium theme “‘Focus where it counts”presented...

QuEST Global Leadership team meets Narendra Modi on the sidelines of his visit to Airbus’ facility

QuEST Global Leadership team meets Narendra Modi on the sidelines of his visit to Airbus’ facility

The ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Modi Government has garnered fervor & appreciation with aviation giants expressing their wish to ‘make more in India’, during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to France last week. Initiatives like Make in India & Offset is driving more OEMs into India &...

Firstship of Project 15B – Visakhapatnam Launched

Firstship of Project 15B – Visakhapatnam Launched

The First ship of Project – 15B, Guided Missile Destroyer, christened ‘Visakhapatnam’ was launched on 20 Apr 15 at a magnificent ceremony at Mazagaon Dock Limited (MDL), Mumbai. The ship was launched from Slip Way No. 2 in MDL, Mumbai. The Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral RK Dhowan, was the Chief Guest for the...

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Interviews / Spotlight

The Fighting Gurkha

The Fighting Gurkha

So much has been written of the Gurkha and the Sikh that officers who pass their lives with other classes of the Indian Army are tired of listening to their praises. Their fame is deserved, but the exclusiveness of it was resented in days when one seldom heard of the Mahratta, Jat, Dogra, and Punjabi Mussalman. But it...

NTRO: India’s Technical Intelligence Agency

NTRO: India’s Technical Intelligence Agency

In the Indian Defence Review issue of Oct–Dec 2007, Shri B Raman, wrote an article on Indian...

 
Strategic Partnerships of the 21st Century

Strategic Partnerships of the 21st Century

The term “strategic partnership” has been in-vogue in the post cold War period with...

 
Battle of Hajipir Pass 1965

Battle of Hajipir Pass 1965

The cease-fire of January I, 1949 ended the First Kashmir War but did nothing to improve the...

Gwadar port operationalisation: India, US need to redraw maritime strategy

Gwadar port operationalisation: India, US need to redraw maritime strategy

International pressure and concern notwithstanding, China is now poised to change the maritime...

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit to Airbus Facility

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the Airbus Facility, in Toulouse, France on April 11, 2015.

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Indian Army Everest Massif Expedition 2015

The Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh with the Indian Army Everest Massif expedition members, at...

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Defence Investiture Ceremony–I

The President Pranab Mukherjee, the Vice President Mohd. Hamid Ansari, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi,...

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Centenary of First World War, at Manekshaw Centre

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a group photograph at the commemorative exhibition on centenary of First...

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Centenary Commemoration of World War – I

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of the Centenary...

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