ICJ Verdict, Kulbhushan Jadhav and Rogue Pakistan

ICJ Verdict, Kulbhushan Jadhav and Rogue Pakistan

There is no doubt that the ICJ ruling on Kulbhushan Jadhav granting Indian authorities consular access to Jadhav and directing Pakistan to review and reconsider his conviction and sentencing is a diplomatic and legal victory for India. It was a 15-1 verdict with the Chinese Vice President of ICJ, Xue Hanqin and the US...

GSLV MkIII-M1 successfully launches Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft

GSLV MkIII-M1 successfully launches Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft

India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV MkIII-M1, successfully launched the 3840 kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into an earth orbit today. The spacecraft is now revolving round the earth with a perigee (nearest point to Earth) of 169.7 km and an apogee (farthest point to Earth) of 45,475 km. Today’s flight...

Beware of the diabolical enemy within

Beware of the diabolical enemy within

The enemy within is to be feared much more than the enemy without, as events unfolding over the past 20 or 30 years have amply borne out. The external one has a definite face and contour, while the internal one wears many masks and guises. He is more difficult to identify, hence more dangerous. He or she is just hiding...

ICJ Verdict, Kulbhushan Jadhav and Rogue Pakistan

ICJ Verdict, Kulbhushan Jadhav and Rogue Pakistan

There is no doubt that the ICJ ruling on Kulbhushan Jadhav granting Indian authorities consular access to Jadhav and directing Pakistan to review and reconsider his conviction and sentencing is a diplomatic and legal victory for India. It was a 15-1 verdict with the Chinese Vice President of ICJ, Xue Hanqin and the US...

Strategic Challenges from Pakistan and its Implications for India

Strategic Challenges from Pakistan and its Implications for India

Historically, India has been exposed to military threats and conquest from the north-west, and foreign policy and military strategy, therefore, have often been considered the two main thresholds of external security of India. Both mutually drive each other particularly when it comes to dealing with an irksome and not...

Can the US afford to impose sanctions on India for its arms purchases from Russia?

Can the US afford to impose sanctions on India for its arms purchases from Russia?

“India was the world’s second largest importer of major arms in 2014–18 and accounted for 9.5 per cent of the global total,” according to the latest report published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). However, Indian imports decreased by 24 per cent between 2009-13 and 2014-18,...

Indian Navy Commissions Dornier Squadron INAS 313 at Chennai

Indian Navy Commissions Dornier Squadron INAS 313 at Chennai

Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 313, the fifth Dornier aircraft squadron was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chief of the Naval Staff at an impressive ceremony held at Naval Air Enclave, Meenambakkam, on 22 July 2019.  Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, AVSM, VSM, Flag Officer...

Making the Indian Army Self-Sufficient

Making the Indian Army Self-Sufficient

Editors Comment: As a first the Ordinance Factory manufacturing the AK-203 Assault Rifle with Russian design and technology is the first truly Make in India project. This Factory is headed by a serving Major General of the Army, another first and truly game-changing initiative. For a very long period since...

Ushering in a green army!

Ushering in a green army!

In 1992, a remark by the then Army Chief, General SF Rodrigues that ‘good governance was as much the business of army!’ was deliberately picked up by a journalist to defame him. The late journalist had a personal/family grudge and scores to settle. The resultant furore saw a debate in the parliament and a rap on the...

GSLV MkIII-M1 successfully launches Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft

GSLV MkIII-M1 successfully launches Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft

India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV MkIII-M1, successfully launched the 3840 kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into an earth orbit today. The spacecraft is now revolving round the earth with a perigee (nearest point to Earth) of 169.7 km and an apogee (farthest point to Earth) of 45,475 km. Today’s flight...

Beware of the diabolical enemy within

Beware of the diabolical enemy within

The enemy within is to be feared much more than the enemy without, as events unfolding over the past 20 or 30 years have amply borne out. The external one has a definite face and contour, while the internal one wears many masks and guises. He is more difficult to identify, hence more dangerous. He or she is just hiding...

The Great Kashmir Betrayal

The Great Kashmir Betrayal

A recent report of the Home Ministry has made public a fact that was known to many but did not get the due visibility in the media and hence remained confined to a few. Ever since, Amit Shah has occupied the all- important chair of the Union Home Minister, the ministry has got a new fillip because of his perceived image...

Lockheed Martin Inks Three Memorandums of Understanding with Indian Start-Ups

Lockheed Martin Inks Three Memorandums of Understanding with Indian Start-Ups

Lockheed Martin announced the establishment of Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with three Indian Start-ups. The MOUs pave the way for Terero Mobility, Sastra Robotics, and NoPo Nanotechnologies, graduates of the India Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP), to integrate with Lockheed Martin’s supply chain, and...

IAI inks $50 million worth of follow-up agreement with India on complementary MRSAM systems

IAI inks $50 million worth of follow-up agreement with India on complementary MRSAM systems

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced it has entered this week agreement worth $50 million for provision of complementaryNaval MRSAM (Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile) systems. The contracts were entered with the Indian Navy and MDL Shipyard. Under the contract, IAI will provide complementary systems for the...

KRAS receives $100 M Order from RAFAEL for manufacturing BARAK-8 MRSAM missiles’ kits

KRAS receives $100 M Order from RAFAEL for manufacturing BARAK-8 MRSAM missiles’ kits

At a ceremony, RAFAEL Executive Vice President & General Manager of the Air & Missile Defense Systems Division, Brigadier General (ret.) Pini Yungman, presented to Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems Ltd, India (KRAS) a $100 Million contract for manufacturing 1,000 BARAK-8 MRSAM missiles’ kits which in turn would be...

Interviews / Spotlight

Al Qaeda video a desperate attempt to revive dying Kashmir Militancy

Al Qaeda video a desperate attempt to revive dying Kashmir Militancy

Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson for India’s Ministry of External Affairs, commenting on the latest video issued by al...

Restructuring and Rightsizing of the Army

Restructuring and Rightsizing of the Army

Reports stated that the Government has begun approving the army’s restructuring plans proposed by the present army...

Deconstructing the Psycho-Political Profile of a Terrorist

Deconstructing the Psycho-Political Profile of a Terrorist

The term terrorism can be traced to the Latin word ‘terrere’, which means ‘to frighten’ and the French suffix, ‘isme’ – ‘to practice’. The term was used in ancient Rome and is nearly 2,100 years old. The continuum of discourse on terrorism projects the intriguing question of what makes one a terrorist. What profiles a terrorist? What makes him or her do the things he or she...

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Indo-US Defence Partnership: Future Prospects

One of the first priorities of the new government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be to take stock of the ‘global strategic partnership’ with the United States (US) which has emerged in recent years as an indispensable partner in India’s economic transformation and the realisation of its aspiration to play a bigger role on the global stage. The defence partnership, a key pillar of the relationship, has blossomed. Yet it runs...

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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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Passing Out Parade - Spring Term 2019 Held at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat with the passing out trainees from friendly foreign nations,...

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Induction ceremony of CH-4F (I) Chinook heavy lift Helicopters

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa handing over a symbolic key to Group Captain...

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