Wuhan to Chennai and China’s ‘Choga’ Game

Wuhan to Chennai and China’s ‘Choga’ Game

Our media appears quite content over China indicating that the Kashmir issue may not be a major topic of discussion during the forthcoming second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told media on September 17, “As for Kashmir...

Drone Attack on Saudi Oil Installations: Need to assess the failure of Air Defence Systems

Drone Attack on Saudi Oil Installations: Need to assess the failure of Air Defence Systems

In a continuum of the its attacks designed to hit Saudi Arabia at its most vulnerable, the Houthi rebels carried out a massive drone attack on the strategic Saudi oil facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais, just 50 km. from Bahrain. The attack was reportedly carried out deep inside Saudi Arabia by ten drones. The drones were...

Evolving India-Japan Defence Cooperation

Evolving India-Japan Defence Cooperation

Post World War II Japan had no autonomy in defence and, India and Japan have had diplomatic relations since 1952 wherein their relationship saw different trajectories, especially during the Cold War. In 2010, India and Japan initiated a 2+2 dialogue involving Secretaries and Vice Ministers from their Foreign and Defence...

Wuhan to Chennai and China’s ‘Choga’ Game

Wuhan to Chennai and China’s ‘Choga’ Game

Our media appears quite content over China indicating that the Kashmir issue may not be a major topic of discussion during the forthcoming second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told media on September 17, “As for Kashmir...

Drone Attack on Saudi Oil Installations: Need to assess the failure of Air Defence Systems

Drone Attack on Saudi Oil Installations: Need to assess the failure of Air Defence Systems

In a continuum of the its attacks designed to hit Saudi Arabia at its most vulnerable, the Houthi rebels carried out a massive drone attack on the strategic Saudi oil facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais, just 50 km. from Bahrain. The attack was reportedly carried out deep inside Saudi Arabia by ten drones. The drones were...

Evolving India-Japan Defence Cooperation

Evolving India-Japan Defence Cooperation

Post World War II Japan had no autonomy in defence and, India and Japan have had diplomatic relations since 1952 wherein their relationship saw different trajectories, especially during the Cold War. In 2010, India and Japan initiated a 2+2 dialogue involving Secretaries and Vice Ministers from their Foreign and Defence...

Politics and the Military

Politics and the Military

History bears witness that a strong, sovereign and independent state has always been backed by a strong army, in today’s context military, yet paradoxically, the military is a threat in being for the ruling elite and polity; the spectre of the ‘man on horseback’. Therefrom follows the requirement and doctrine of...

Creating the CDS – Not the What but the How

Creating the CDS – Not the What but the How

Two recent announcements by the government – creation of a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) for the armed forces and merger of public sector banks – though diametrically opposite in context, have a common concept; bringing about synergy so that the whole is more than the sum of the parts. While the merger of banks being...

Indian Air Force inducts eight Boeing AH-64E Apache helicopters

Indian Air Force inducts eight Boeing AH-64E Apache helicopters

Boeing formally handed over eight of 22 AH-64E Apache helicopters to the Indian Air Force at the Air Force Station, Pathankhot. Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, Chief of Air Staff, officers from the Indian Air Force and officials from Boeing attended the induction ceremony. The Apaches arrived at the Air Force Station,...

Valley Traders on Terror Radar - and what is needed

Valley Traders on Terror Radar - and what is needed

No sooner did NSA Ajit Doval state that not one bullet had been fired in J&K past one month, two Urdu-Punjabi speaking terrorists struck at the house of wholesale fruit trader Abdul Hamid Rather in Sopore, Baramulla district on September 7. Two and half year old baby-girl Asma Arshid Jan was shot in the right leg with...

Integrating Madrassa Education

Integrating Madrassa Education

It is no secret that the deep state of Middle East and the West were behind the installation of Mohamed Morsi as President of Egypt following the Egyptian Revolution in 2011. Morsi led the ‘Freedom and Justice Party’ launched by the radical Sunni-islamists outfit ‘Muslim Brotherhood’, which latter described as...

Government is determined to strengthen democracy and usher development in J&K

Government is determined to strengthen democracy and usher development in J&K

“We as a nation, as a family, have taken a historic decision. A system due to which brothers and sisters of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh were deprived of many rights and which was a big obstacle to their development, that system has been done away with,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the Nation on...

Autonomous Aerial Weapons & Platforms

Autonomous Aerial Weapons & Platforms

The modern military drone was the brainchild of John Stuart Foster Jr., a nuclear physicist and aero modeling hobbyist, who in 1971, had the idea that these models could be applied to building weapons. He drew up plans and by 1973, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) had built two prototypes. They were...

Russian Helicopters presents Mi-171A2 and Ka-226T intended for India at EEF

Russian Helicopters presents Mi-171A2 and Ka-226T intended for India at EEF

As part of its joint exposition with the Buryat Republic, Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation)  will present  its latest civilian helicopter Mi-171A2 and Ka-226T light-weight multi-purpose helicopter, which are planned to be supplied to India, at the Eastern Economic Forum in...

Rafael expands operations in India and announces New Facility with Astra

Rafael expands operations in India and announces New Facility with Astra

Astra Rafael Communication System (ARC), a Joint Venture between Astra Microwave Pvt Ltd. and RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. of Israel, inaugurated their state-of-the-art facility at Hardware Technology Park, Hyderabado. The occasion was graced by Shri G Kishan Reddy, Hon’ble Minister of State, Home Affairs, in...

Interviews / Spotlight

Jammu and Kashmir: Look to the future

Jammu and Kashmir: Look to the future

It is a month and a half since the decision to reorganise the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories...

Iranian Air Defences

Iranian Air Defences

On August 22, 2019, Iran unveiled Bavar-373 air defence system. Reportedly based on the Russian S-300, Iran claimed...

Credible Deterrence must remain Leitmotif of India’s Security Policies

Credible Deterrence must remain Leitmotif of India’s Security Policies

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day announcement on August 15 about the institution of a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) has, justifiably, evoked hosannas from the armed forces and the strategic community, as well the citizen. Coming, as it does, after decades of delay, this declaration embellishes Modi’s reputation as a decisive leader. Close on its heels, came Defence...

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Kashmir As "Disputed Territory" Bogey Fades into History- 2019

Kashmir as ‘Disputed Territory’ bogey nauseatingly maintained by Pakistan ever since 1947 and permissively perpetuated by past Indian Governments due to  political timidity faded into history on August 05 2019 when PM Narendra Modi BJP Government steered through  Indian Parliament by overwhelming majority for abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of State into two Union Territories. In 2019, it must be understood that in terms of...

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CAS flies with Wg Cdr Abhinandan Varthaman at Air Force Station Pathankot

Glimpses of a sortie of Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, Chairman Chiefs of Staff...

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‘Samritika’ War Memorial, Lucknow

The Union Minister for Defence, Rajnath Singh paying homage at ‘Samritika’ War Memorial, in Lucknow on...

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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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