Drones and UAV Swarming – more dimensions

Drones and UAV Swarming – more dimensions

As per media reports, there was considerable concern about a black helicopter spotted flying over and crossing the no-fly zone over the Ram janambhoomi in Ayodhya on August 10, following a crude bomb recovered inside a train at Amethi and clips found removed from the railway track near Bareilley recently. This obviously...

Floods in India: A challenge for governance and diplomacy

Floods in India: A challenge for governance and diplomacy

World Resource Institute (WRI), a global research organization, has developed an online tool for analyzing the population affected by flood each year in a country. India leads the list of 163 countries followed by Bangladesh and China. The potential threat to the GDP of India due to flood every year is $ 140 Billion....

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...

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...

Assessing the “Extent” of State Sponsored Terrorism: Impotent International Law?

Assessing the “Extent” of State Sponsored Terrorism: Impotent International Law?

Introduction Nations in the history of international relations have been engaged in conflicts, using “conventional” tactics, or through “non-traditional” means. Although, the global community is prepared to counter such “acts” of war with strong and appropriate legal means in an effort to resolve the...

Floods in India: A challenge for governance and diplomacy

Floods in India: A challenge for governance and diplomacy

World Resource Institute (WRI), a global research organization, has developed an online tool for analyzing the population affected by flood each year in a country. India leads the list of 163 countries followed by Bangladesh and China. The potential threat to the GDP of India due to flood every year is $ 140 Billion....

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...

Drones and UAV Swarming – more dimensions

Drones and UAV Swarming – more dimensions

As per media reports, there was considerable concern about a black helicopter spotted flying over and crossing the no-fly zone over the Ram janambhoomi in Ayodhya on August 10, following a crude bomb recovered inside a train at Amethi and clips found removed from the railway track near Bareilley recently. This obviously...

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?

More Rafale jets for the IAF and the IN will reduce logistics burden and increase operational cooperation. Getting the Kaveri and the Uttam fixed in next three or four years is do-able and can be achieved if we closely monitor the development programme and make all concerned parties accountable – DRDO, ADA, ERDE,...

Interviews / Spotlight

India must ensure Myanmar's centrality to 'Act East’ Policy

India must ensure Myanmar's centrality to 'Act East’ Policy

There is a strange dichotomy between what India preaches and what she does on bilateral relations with Myanmar. There is a general acceptance in the corridors of power in Delhi that Myanmar is extremely important for the successful implementation of India’s ‘Act East’ policy, but Naypidaw hardly receives the...

Use of Mine Protected Vehicles against Left Wing Extremism- A Chronicle of...

Use of Mine Protected Vehicles against Left Wing Extremism- A Chronicle of...

Introduction While waiting for Godot, the third character, who eventually remains unknown in...

 
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...

 
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...

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Visit of Commander-in Chief (Air), Mayanmar

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC interacting with General...

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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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