Handling Red Terror: Chicken Egg Debate

Handling Red Terror: Chicken Egg Debate

Any debate about handling the Maoist insurgency finally boils down to whether it is or isn’t a ‘Law and Order’ problem and whether it should or should not be handled by the Centre or the State. The debate has been ongoing for many years despite the Prime Minister periodically describing it as the biggest internal...

India must revamp its policy towards Pakistan

India must revamp its policy towards Pakistan

Several aspects of our Pakistan policy need a fresh look by the new government in May, though how much change can be brought about remains an open question as the issues involved and the options available have been analysed over the years without producing an optimal policy for dealing with our neighbour. Pakistan...

Political parties’ manifestos mean little for the armed forces

Political parties’ manifestos mean little for the armed forces

The eagerly awaited election manifesto of the principal opposition party is now in the public domain and it is natural for students of national security to look at it in some depth since opinion polls tend to indicate that the next government at the Centre could possibly be led by that party. Whether or not this indeed...

India must revamp its policy towards Pakistan

India must revamp its policy towards Pakistan

Several aspects of our Pakistan policy need a fresh look by the new government in May, though how much change can be brought about remains an open question as the issues involved and the options available have been analysed over the years without producing an optimal policy for dealing with our neighbour. Pakistan...

Revisiting India’s nuclear doctrine

Revisiting India’s nuclear doctrine

In its manifesto for 2014 general elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has promised to review India’s nuclear doctrine. But does India really have a proper nuclear doctrine in strict sense of the term? In my considered opinion, we do not have a proper nuclear doctrine. We in India, and I think that it is a part...

Beyond the Afghan Polls

Beyond the Afghan Polls

With Afghanistan having gone to polls on 5th April, the die is cast. The Taliban having warned the public not to vote indulged in violence as expected. These included suicide bombings on the biggest hotel in Kabul, as also the election office in Kabul plus the shooting of two foreign women journalists just a day prior...

Political parties’ manifestos mean little for the armed forces

Political parties’ manifestos mean little for the armed forces

The eagerly awaited election manifesto of the principal opposition party is now in the public domain and it is natural for students of national security to look at it in some depth since opinion polls tend to indicate that the next government at the Centre could possibly be led by that party. Whether or not this indeed...

Foreign Funding of Indian NGOs

Foreign Funding of Indian NGOs

Introduction to FCRA  From time to time there is a furor over receipt of donations from abroad. In December 2013 the Supreme Court gave the Central Bureau of Investigation a further period of eight weeks to report on the actual of NGO’s in the country. FCRA regulates the receipt of funds by NGOs and is managed by...

What ails Indian Submarine Fleet?

What ails Indian Submarine Fleet?

There been a spate of accidents in the recent past in Indian Navy’s fleet, particularly in the submarine arm of the Navy. One of the most unfortunate accidents of the Indian Navy, was the mishap with INS Sindhuratna, a Russian made Kilo-class submarine on 26 February this year. It was the tenth such incident in a...

Handling Red Terror: Chicken Egg Debate

Handling Red Terror: Chicken Egg Debate

Any debate about handling the Maoist insurgency finally boils down to whether it is or isn’t a ‘Law and Order’ problem and whether it should or should not be handled by the Centre or the State. The debate has been ongoing for many years despite the Prime Minister periodically describing it as the biggest internal...

Arming ‘After’ Aiming: Agenda for the New Government

Arming ‘After’ Aiming: Agenda for the New Government

“The inability to think beyond rigid assumptions and perceptions in matters strategic have often led to surprise, failure and disaster” Mr Stephen Cohen needs to be complemented for flagging the attention of India’s leadership and her strategic community to the direction modern India needs to take towards meeting...

India needs a new personality

India needs a new personality

Tectonic changes are required on the diplomatic and military fronts for India to emerge happy and confident, and with an industry that can compete with world players. As far as world competition goes, India’s success is often measured by capital un-intensive measures such as cricket and software, and there it seems...

Indigenisation of the Indian Aerospace Industry

Indigenisation of the Indian Aerospace Industry

A National Aerospace Policy, that caters to the interests of all stakeholders, duly synchronised where necessary, is the need of the hour along with an Aeronautics Commission and a dedicated Department of Aerospace with other supporting organisations. The Commission, Department and other supporting bodies should be...

Airbus Defence and Space presents the latest generation of electronic protection systems

Airbus Defence and Space presents the latest generation of electronic protection systems

Previously unachievable security offered by new developments for troops operating in the world’s hot spots Airbus Defence and Space’s Business Line Electronics has presented a new generation of electronic protection systems in a series of field tests and demonstrations in a Northern European country. The performance...

L-3 Acquires Mustang Technology Group

L-3 Acquires Mustang Technology Group

L-3 Communications has acquired aerospace and defence systems manufacturer Mustang Technology Group, now re-named L-3 Mustang Technology. The Plano, Texas-based L-3 Mustang develops and manufactures radar-based sensors and systems used in unmanned systems and other military applications. Mustang is projected to generate...

Interviews / Spotlight

A British Private Company, raised a Private Army to conquer India!

A British Private Company, raised a Private Army to conquer India!

It is a law of nature that all civilizations must finally decay and be replaced; Muslims were no exception. By the early 1700s, Muslims were bored and fatigued with their 500 years of continuous rule. There were no new challenges emerging; the Muslim zest for warfare and domination was all but lost. The great Mughal Empire...

A Lesson in Ethics by an Army Officer

A Lesson in Ethics by an Army Officer

It was the summer of 67. I was all of sixteen years old, had just finished my schooling from a...

 
IAF defeated PAF in 1965 War

IAF defeated PAF in 1965 War

After few sorties by the IAF against East Pakistan on 7 Sept a political embargo was imposed on...

 
The Making of a Field Marshal

The Making of a Field Marshal

It was on New Year’s Day of 1973 that the nation got to know that the architect of India ’s...

Indian Navy: Underwater Ranges

Indian Navy: Underwater Ranges

The simplest and economical way to incapacitate ships and submarines is to damage their...

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Admiral RK Dhowan, PVSM, AVSM, YSM takes over as new Chief of the Naval Staff

Admiral RK Dhowan, PVSM, AVSM, YSM the CNS paying tributes to the Unknown Soldier at Amar Jawan Jyoti at...

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The statue of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw

The statue of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. The statue of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw was inaugurated by...

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Guard of Honour to Air Vice Marshal of The Royal Air Force of Oman (CRAFO)

Air Vice Marshal Matar Ali Matar Al-Abaidani, Commander, The Royal Air Force of Oman (CRAFO) reviewing the...

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Last respects to the Crews of C-130J

Last respects to the Crews of C-130J. Last respects to the Crews of C-130J. Chief of the Air Staff, Air...

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Last respects to the Crews of C-130J

Last respects to the Crews of C-130J. Family members paying their last respects to the Crews of C-130J at...

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