Republic Day Parade 2019 – Chief Guest Donald Trump

Republic Day Parade 2019 – Chief Guest Donald Trump

Going by media reports, US President Donald Trump has been invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day Parade 2019. The news says that the invite is learnt to have been sent a few months back, which probably was formal follow up to what Modi had said at the White House in June 2017...

Helsinki Summit: Global and Regional Implications

Helsinki Summit: Global and Regional Implications

Indians should be pleased with the outcome of the Helsinki summit between Russia and the US as that resolves some of the major security dilemma faced by India. The problem was that while we wish to improve relations with the US, yet we would like to keep going our long term defence ties with Russia that have stood the...

Surface Air Defence Missile Systems – Potent and Relevant

Surface Air Defence Missile Systems – Potent and Relevant

Air is increasingly the medium for launch of offensive operations as it offers the advantage of inter-continental range, short-notice employment, high speed of delivery, high accuracy of weapons with low collateral damage and concentration of fire power. Ground based AD weapons have to take on satellite-based weapons,...

Republic Day Parade 2019 – Chief Guest Donald Trump

Republic Day Parade 2019 – Chief Guest Donald Trump

Going by media reports, US President Donald Trump has been invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day Parade 2019. The news says that the invite is learnt to have been sent a few months back, which probably was formal follow up to what Modi had said at the White House in June 2017...

Helsinki Summit: Global and Regional Implications

Helsinki Summit: Global and Regional Implications

Indians should be pleased with the outcome of the Helsinki summit between Russia and the US as that resolves some of the major security dilemma faced by India. The problem was that while we wish to improve relations with the US, yet we would like to keep going our long term defence ties with Russia that have stood the...

UNHRC on Kashmir: Wrong Diagnosis, Unwanted Prescription

UNHRC on Kashmir: Wrong Diagnosis, Unwanted Prescription

In June 2018, UNHRC released a first ever report on Kashmir regarding alleged human rights violations and abuses on both sides of the Line of Control recommending a Commission of Inquiry.  The uncalled for report of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mr Zeid was highly prejudiced, based on inadequate inputs and...

Surface Air Defence Missile Systems – Potent and Relevant

Surface Air Defence Missile Systems – Potent and Relevant

Air is increasingly the medium for launch of offensive operations as it offers the advantage of inter-continental range, short-notice employment, high speed of delivery, high accuracy of weapons with low collateral damage and concentration of fire power. Ground based AD weapons have to take on satellite-based weapons,...

Tejas Delayed – is it by design?

Tejas Delayed – is it by design?

Media reports, Tejas, the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) has missed yet another deadline of getting its final operational clearance (FOC) by June 2018, 35 years after approval of the LCA project in 1983 This is after several revisions and repeated declarations by the government that FOC will be given by June...

Empowered Committee – evaluating rifles, carbines?

Empowered Committee – evaluating rifles, carbines?

On July 3, 2018 media reported that Ministry of Defence (MoD) had sent a team of military experts headed by a Brigadier to five countries to scout for rifles and carbines. The nine-member “Empowered Committee” reportedly left on June 30 for the Australia, Israel, South Korea, United Arab Emirates and the US. They...

Coming - Another Kargil Anniversary

Coming - Another Kargil Anniversary

Come July 26, India will celebrate Op ‘Vijay’ Diwas; another anniversary synonymous with the date of culmination of the Kargil Conflict during 1999. There will be wreath laying at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate, and much bigger ceremony to pay homage at the Kargil War Memorial at Dras in J&K in presence next of kin...

Situation in Kashmir is improving with every passing year

Situation in Kashmir is improving with every passing year

Nitin Pai, Director of the Takshashila Institution, an independent centre for research and education in public policy, has recently written an opinion piece on Kashmir titled, “What Kautilya would have prescribed for the Kashmir problem.” The piece has been carried by The Print on 30, June, 2018 and subsequently by...

The unbearable stench of ‘Tukde-Tukde’ Gang

The unbearable stench of ‘Tukde-Tukde’ Gang

Recently, at a function in a university in Kashmir, some students displayed deliberate disdain of the national anthem. These young boys ensured that nobody rose in respect when the national anthem was played. This was condoned by a segment of intellectuals, who dubbed it as misdemeanor of the youth. The same...

Maiden Ground Run of First Green ALH Dhruv Mk-III for Indian Coast Guard

Maiden Ground Run of First Green ALH Dhruv Mk-III for Indian Coast Guard

HAL Conducts Maiden Ground Run of First Green ALH Dhruv Mk-III for Indian Coast Guard; First Time A Contract with ICG on PBL Support The first green helicopter earmarked for Indian Coast Guard has completed its build with installation of basic systems and had a successful maiden ground run here today. It was handed over...

LCA Tejas: Time to go Indigenous?

LCA Tejas: Time to go Indigenous?

By placing an order for 123 LCA Tejas Mk1/1A and a commitment for the Mk-2 variant, the IAF has encouraged indigenous production of combat aircraft. This time, the IAF must not kill indigenous combat aircraft design capability the way it did after the HF-24 Marut project. The LCA Tejas project may have numerous flaws,...

Russian Helicopters overhauled 6 helicopters of the Indian Border Security Force

Russian Helicopters overhauled 6 helicopters of the Indian Border Security Force

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) delivered six Mi-17-1V helicopters to the Border Security Force of the Republic of India. The helicopters were overhauled at Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant (NARP).  “NARP performs activities associated with the repair and overhaul of Mi-8/17...

Interviews / Spotlight

India needs to recalibrate its South Asia policy

India needs to recalibrate its South Asia policy

In recent years, some countries in SAARC which earlier had deep strains with India, have sought to improve ties with...

Iran Sanctions: India’s Options

Iran Sanctions: India’s Options

Once again, India is caught in the middle of a conflict between the US and Iran. During the earlier round of...

Kargil Controversy: IAF on the Ghosts of Kargil

Kargil Controversy: IAF on the Ghosts of Kargil

When the Pakistani Northern Light Infantry, officered by the regular Pak Army, reeling under incessant day and night attacks, both from air and surface, fled in complete disarray from the occupied heights during the Kargil war, they left behind the bodies of their comrades-in-arms, an act considered most shameful in the annals of warfare. The bodies were later buried with full military...

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Dialogue a must to prevent escalations along volatile India-Pakistan border

The Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of Pakistan and India re-affirmed their commitment last month to follow the 2003 Ceasefire Agreement (CFA) ‘in letter and in spirit.’  This was a much desired outcome because there has been a manifold increase in ceasefire violations (CFVs) over the past few years. This ceasefire commitment came in the month of Ramzan, like in 2003, when Pakistan had announced a ceasefire across the...

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CYBERTCH INDIA – 2018

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat and other dignitaries at the Seminar on Cyber Warfare, Cyber...

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Seminar on “Physical and Mental Issues of Disabled Soldiers”

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat looking at the exhibits for the disabled soldiers, at the...

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The Chief of Army Staff Nepal Army Visit

The Chief of Army Staff, Nepal Army, General Rajendra Chhetri meeting the Chief of Army Staff, General...

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General Bipin Rawat releasing the book ‘Across the Bench - Insight into the Indian Military Judicial System’

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat releasing the book ‘Across the Bench - Insight into the...

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PM Modi witnessing the demonstration of equipment during DefExpo 2018

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi witnessing the demonstration of equipment of the Armed forces, at the...

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