Now Doklam: Renounce of the Eternal ‘Wisdom of China’

Now Doklam: Renounce of the Eternal ‘Wisdom of China’

The Hoary and Sublime‘Wisdom of China’ Scholars and strategists across the globe have always wondered at the excellence of China’s hoary strategic Wisdom. This is a Wisdom which is derived from cumulative teachings of the ‘Hundred Schools of Thought’ that flowered in Chinese civilisation from time to time...

Reviewing ‘Responsibility to Protect’ doctrine

Reviewing ‘Responsibility to Protect’ doctrine

Today, the concept of international warfare has received a paradigm shift, moving away from its traditional concept, it has adapted the “globalization” extending the warfare to socio-economic and political domains. Today, the international arena is not only threatened from rogue/military states, but largely from...

Charlottesville Protests: USA at a Threshold of a Bitter Racial Conflict

Charlottesville Protests: USA at a Threshold of a Bitter Racial Conflict

A group of about 500 people chanting  “White Lives Matter”  and “Unite the Right” suddenly descended  on 12th Aug 2017 to Charlottesville (Virginia) to protest the removal of a statue of one General Robert E. Lee of the Confederate Army, long known as a symbol of a Confederacy that fought to maintain slavery...

Now Doklam: Renounce of the Eternal ‘Wisdom of China’

Now Doklam: Renounce of the Eternal ‘Wisdom of China’

The Hoary and Sublime‘Wisdom of China’ Scholars and strategists across the globe have always wondered at the excellence of China’s hoary strategic Wisdom. This is a Wisdom which is derived from cumulative teachings of the ‘Hundred Schools of Thought’ that flowered in Chinese civilisation from time to time...

Reviewing ‘Responsibility to Protect’ doctrine

Reviewing ‘Responsibility to Protect’ doctrine

Today, the concept of international warfare has received a paradigm shift, moving away from its traditional concept, it has adapted the “globalization” extending the warfare to socio-economic and political domains. Today, the international arena is not only threatened from rogue/military states, but largely from...

Charlottesville Protests: USA at a Threshold of a Bitter Racial Conflict

Charlottesville Protests: USA at a Threshold of a Bitter Racial Conflict

A group of about 500 people chanting  “White Lives Matter”  and “Unite the Right” suddenly descended  on 12th Aug 2017 to Charlottesville (Virginia) to protest the removal of a statue of one General Robert E. Lee of the Confederate Army, long known as a symbol of a Confederacy that fought to maintain slavery...

Creating an Indian Weapons Industry: The Total Matrix Approach

Creating an Indian Weapons Industry: The Total Matrix Approach

The present “Fire and Forget” style of weapons development has not worked and will not work in a hundred years. The development of weapons independence will need the active and sustained collaboration of the four constituents of the POBAT and that too in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. This, the cabinet...

Military Uniforms of Khadi – have we asked the Forces?

Military Uniforms of Khadi – have we asked the Forces?

According to a news report titled ‘Armed Forces personnel may soon wear khadi uniform’, quoting a release by Press Trust of India dated 4 August 2017, the Khadi Villages Industries Commission (KVIC) had requested the forces to consider using Khadi uniforms for security personnel, and the Ministry of Defence (MoD)...

Indian Defence University Bill

Indian Defence University Bill

It’s been almost a year since the Indian National Defence University (INDU) bill has been drafted. Last year, on 5th August, the bill went online at MyGov.in and the website of Ministry of Defence for six weeks for public consultations. The draft bill proposed to establish a world class fully autonomous institution...

The Rise of Global “Warlords”: Violent Non-State Actors and Threat to Global Order

The Rise of Global “Warlords”: Violent Non-State Actors and Threat to Global Order

Introduction Today, violent non-state actors are playing a “featured” role in the theories of international relations particularly in the domain of international law. International relations theory has always put nations interests first, with every jurisdiction covering state related matters within the...

Analysing PM Modi's Speech on 71st Independence Day: Security Aspects

Analysing PM Modi's Speech on 71st Independence Day: Security Aspects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the Nation from ramparts of Red Fort was the most balanced  comprehensive and statesman like speech that has ever been delivered on this occasion.  The PM’s speech, inter alia, was focused largely on national security, black money and corruption, intolerance...

Terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir: Ebb and Flow

Terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir: Ebb and Flow

With the killing of Lashkar-e-Taiba’s top  Kashmir Commander, Abu Dujana, in an encounter with the security forces in the early hours of Aug 1, 2017,  in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, the anti-militancy operations have scored a great success in eliminating the effective and influential leadership of Jihadis in...

Make in India – Indian Style

Make in India – Indian Style

The vibrant defence industrial base of DPSUs, OFs and R&D that has existed for decades has not produced the desired results; though there has been success in many fields, predominantly in space ventures, defence manufacturing is not one of them. A low plateau has been maintained in gaining self-reliance in defence...

MiG-35, F-16, Gripen or Better Choice?

MiG-35, F-16, Gripen or Better Choice?

All of sudden, MiG-35 started rolling in Indian newspapers. It started with Director General of MiG Corporation, Ilya Tarasenko’s interaction with the press during MAKS 2017 air show where he claimed that India has shown interest in MiG-35, which is 4++ generation aircraft capable of giving American F-35 a run for its...

First Two NOPVs Shachi and Shruti launched by RDEL at Pipavav, Gujarat

First Two NOPVs Shachi and Shruti launched by RDEL at Pipavav, Gujarat

Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) launched the first two Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels (NOPVs) at their shipyard in Pipavav, Gujarat on 25 July 2017. The ships are part of a five ship project being constructed for the Indian Navy. The two NOPVs, Shachi and Shruti were launched by Smt Preeti Luthra, wife of...

Interviews / Spotlight

Islamic State Establishing Roots in Afghanistan

Islamic State Establishing Roots in Afghanistan

The Sunni Salafi organization, Islamic State (‘Daesh’ in Arabic), has been defeated in Iraq and Syria and, according to unconfirmed reports, its Emir, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed in the massive bombings by troops led by the United States as well as Russian forces. Islamic State (IS), declared a terrorist...

Has the Time Come to Replace Manned Combat Aircraft With Armed Unmanned...

Has the Time Come to Replace Manned Combat Aircraft With Armed Unmanned...

The F-35 should be, and almost certainly will be, the last manned strike fighter aircraft the...

 
Xi Jinping’s Fight against Coups and Assassination Bids

Xi Jinping’s Fight against Coups and Assassination Bids

Quoting a source identified as a top Chinese Communist Party (CCP) official, Hong...

 
New Hambantota Port Deal: China Consolidates its Stakes in Sri Lanka

New Hambantota Port Deal: China Consolidates its Stakes in Sri Lanka

Some Sri Lankan economists had privately told me in 2011 that their country will find it...

None in Pakistan can boast of Pristine Purity

None in Pakistan can boast of Pristine Purity

Even though the rabble rouse emanating from ousted Prime-Minister Nawaz Sharif’s road rally,...

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INSV Tarini

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Six women officers of the Indian Navy who are due to...

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71st Independence Day

The President Ram Nath Kovind paying homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, on the occasion of 71st...

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Kargil Vijay Diwas

Raksha Mantri Arun Jaitley along with three Service Chiefs paid homage to the martyrs at the Amar Jawan...

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CAS flies Rafale fighter during his ongoing visit of France

Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC after a sortie in Rafale...

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INS Sumitra awarded Special Search and Rescue (SAR) Award by NMSAR

Indian Naval Ship Sumitra was awarded a Special Search and Rescue (SAR) Award by Chairman, National...

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