Ceasefire Violations: Is Pak Army trying to regain its confidence?

Ceasefire Violations: Is Pak Army trying to regain its confidence?

Pakistan!! Trying to figure out this nation is by far the most elusive challenge for a political or a military analyst! What makes this nation tick? How is it staying afloat given its multifarious problems? Is there any hope in the horizon or will it continue to hurtle down a tunnel of despair till it hits rock bottom...

Pakistan isn't ready for peace with India

Pakistan isn't ready for peace with India

We have to draw some hard lessons from the latest drama in India-Pakistan relations. If we do not, we will continue being beset with unmet expectations, unrequited gestures and a thousand cuts. The military dominates the Pakistani state and because it is deeply hostile towards India it will always impede bilateral...

Review of India’s Security Imperatives: Agenda for the New Government

Review of India’s Security Imperatives: Agenda for the New Government

The armed forces of a country are a manifestation of the Government’s commitment to the people it represents of its concern for the pursuing the country’s national interests, for providing people security and creating a safe environment for the people to achieve individual success and growth. The armed forces...

Ceasefire Violations: Is Pak Army trying to regain its confidence?

Ceasefire Violations: Is Pak Army trying to regain its confidence?

Pakistan!! Trying to figure out this nation is by far the most elusive challenge for a political or a military analyst! What makes this nation tick? How is it staying afloat given its multifarious problems? Is there any hope in the horizon or will it continue to hurtle down a tunnel of despair till it hits rock bottom...

Pakistan isn't ready for peace with India

Pakistan isn't ready for peace with India

We have to draw some hard lessons from the latest drama in India-Pakistan relations. If we do not, we will continue being beset with unmet expectations, unrequited gestures and a thousand cuts. The military dominates the Pakistani state and because it is deeply hostile towards India it will always impede bilateral...

Kashmir: Solution lies elsewhere

Kashmir: Solution lies elsewhere

The root cause of instability in the South Asian region is no doubt the lingering dispute in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). Whether India agrees to this or not, the Kashmir issue is the core issue beyond doubt. It has been a cause of four wars between two Asian neighbors (India & Pakistan) in the past sixty-seven years of...

Review of India’s Security Imperatives: Agenda for the New Government

Review of India’s Security Imperatives: Agenda for the New Government

The armed forces of a country are a manifestation of the Government’s commitment to the people it represents of its concern for the pursuing the country’s national interests, for providing people security and creating a safe environment for the people to achieve individual success and growth. The armed forces...

National War Memorial: A question of honour

National War Memorial: A question of honour

Before the flicker of the last candle to commemorate those who laid down their lives for their motherland during the Kargil conflict dies out and memories of this 15th anniversary of Kargil Diwas begin to dim, it is perhaps time for the collective conscience of the nation to pause and reflect. The army, which lost 527...

Ageing Defence Forces: The Enemy Within

Ageing Defence Forces: The Enemy Within

The profession demands a younger profile, whereas due to the narrow pyramid of promotional avenues, the age profile in various command assignments continues to soar upwards, notwithstanding the Ajai Vikram Singh Committee report. There are now six to seven Lieutenant Colonels / Colonels in a major unit. If we continue...

Internal Security: The Maoist Dimension

Internal Security: The Maoist Dimension

The Maoist rebellion is a phenomenon, an adverse one of course, in which bands of armed local inhabitants, led by firebrand ‘area commanders’, assume a role that should truly lie within the constitutional mandate of the state. The role of the third element of this phenomenon, the far-ensconced communist ideologues,...

Kashmiris are being hijacked!

Kashmiris are being hijacked!

The government in the centre has been there barely two months and a segment of the so-called prime-movers of the Kashmir valley, political leaders and intelligentsia, have started voicing a litany of demands – political, economic, development, social and what not. Inimical voices from across the border have increased...

Israel under the Iron Dome - Should India Seek Cover?

Israel under the Iron Dome - Should India Seek Cover?

The ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict has once again brought into sharp focus the technological disparities between the two adversaries. Although there are news reports indicating use of UAVs by Hamas, most of these are unconfirmed. It could be very much possible that these were rudimentary aero-models with explosive...

Finmeccanica – Selex ES’s mini and micro UAVs see success in tests

Finmeccanica – Selex ES’s mini and micro UAVs see success in tests

Finmeccanica – Selex ES’s ASIO-B and SPYBALL-B UAVs have passed their factory acceptance tests, leaving them ready for delivery to the Italian Army for its Forza NEC modernisation programme. With the systems ready to be welcomed into operation, the Italian Army will soon be able to benefit from the effective support...

FDI in Defence: Dispelling the Myths

FDI in Defence: Dispelling the Myths

India should adopt a flexible FDI policy to import much needed technologies which cannot be mastered through indigenous efforts in the acceptable time frame. Unfortunately, every time the issue of increasing FDI limit comes up, the opponents resort to their time-tested subterfuge of raising the bogey of security...

Lenco announces successful Blast Test of BEAR Troop Transport Armored Vehicle

Lenco announces successful Blast Test of BEAR Troop Transport Armored Vehicle

Lenco Industries, Inc., the global leader in the design and manufacture of armored police vehicles, announces successful underbody and side blast testing of the BEAR® 17-man Troop Transport Armored Vehicle designed for Military and Government personnel and International Security Forces operating in hostile...

Interviews / Spotlight

1971 War: The First Missile Attack on Karachi

1971 War: The First Missile Attack on Karachi

 Events before the Attack Vice Admiral (later Admiral) Kohli, was the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command (FOCINCWEST). In his book “We Dared”, he states: “After Pakistan proclaimed a National Emergency on 23 November, three missile boats were placed at Okha to carry out patrols. They gained...

Return of Haji Pir Pass in 1965 – Myth and the Reality

Return of Haji Pir Pass in 1965 – Myth and the Reality

In 1965 war, Indian Army had captured the strategic Haji Pir Pass.  During the Tashkent talks...

 
The Great Upsurge of 1857: Historical sites in Meerut Cantonment

The Great Upsurge of 1857: Historical sites in Meerut Cantonment

Meerut Cantonment The British formally arrived in Meerut in 1803, through a treaty with the...

 
The situation in Syria: Then and Now

The situation in Syria: Then and Now

The wave of Arab unrest that began with the Tunisian revolution reached Syria on March 15,...

Indian Army and Management of Stress

Indian Army and Management of Stress

Military’s Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre (PRC) at Pune provides rehabilitation support to...

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INS Kamorta commissioned into the Indian Navy.

The first indigenously built stealth Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette ‘INS Kamorta’ was commissioned on...

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 INS Kolkata commissioned into the Indian Navy.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi commissioned INS Kolkata into the Indian Navy at a glittering...

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General Dalbir Singh, Chief of the Army Staff

General Dalbir Singh took over as the Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army, in New Delhi on July 31,...

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 Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, new Chairman, Chief of Staff Committee (COSC)

The outgoing Chairman, Chief of Staff Committee (COSC) and Chief of Army Staff, General Bikram Singh...

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IAF receives its sixth C-17 Globemaster III

The IAF received its Sixth C-17 Globemaster III. On its arrival, the Defence Minister Arun Jaitley visited...

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