Chinese Killings in Pakistan - very much linked to CPEC

Chinese Killings in Pakistan - very much linked to CPEC

The killing of Chinese nationals Lee Zingyang (24) and Meng Lisi (26) in Pakistan post abduction from Quetta, capital of Balochistan, on May 24 was hardly a stray incident. Had the killings not been announced by the Islamic State, Beijing and Islamabad would have suppressed the news. The disappearance would have been...

Indo-US Relations in 100 Days of Trump and Thereafter

Indo-US Relations in 100 Days of Trump and Thereafter

In the closing stages of the primaries in USA, Ms Hillary Clinton, would not have seen herself, in her wildest of dreams, out of the Oval Office in the White House. President Donald trump considered a rank outsider even within the Republican Camp, shattered the dreams and beliefs of all. 20 Jan 2017 saw the...

Kashmir: Now or Never

Kashmir: Now or Never

The recent killing of six policemen betrayed the nadir of ‘Ramzan Jihad’ in the Kashmir Valley. Their cardinal sin being that they in their line of duty to protect the nation and its citizens, they were part of security forces operations did away with a dreaded LeT commander Junaid Mattoo. The LoC has dissolved as...

Chinese Killings in Pakistan - very much linked to CPEC

Chinese Killings in Pakistan - very much linked to CPEC

The killing of Chinese nationals Lee Zingyang (24) and Meng Lisi (26) in Pakistan post abduction from Quetta, capital of Balochistan, on May 24 was hardly a stray incident. Had the killings not been announced by the Islamic State, Beijing and Islamabad would have suppressed the news. The disappearance would have been...

Indo-US Relations in 100 Days of Trump and Thereafter

Indo-US Relations in 100 Days of Trump and Thereafter

In the closing stages of the primaries in USA, Ms Hillary Clinton, would not have seen herself, in her wildest of dreams, out of the Oval Office in the White House. President Donald trump considered a rank outsider even within the Republican Camp, shattered the dreams and beliefs of all. 20 Jan 2017 saw the...

War & Peace in the West Bank: Comparisons and Differences between Israel & India

War & Peace in the West Bank: Comparisons and Differences between Israel & India

Fifty years ago, between June 5 and 10, 1967, Arab countries ganged up on Israel – Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Lebanon — forcing Israel’s hand against bellicose Arab neighbors and nations.   There was nothing less than Israeli and Jewish extinction on the agenda, as if that hadn’t happened...

India’s Military Might: The Real Truth

India’s Military Might: The Real Truth

No country has become a regional or global power without the ability to project military power in the region or across the globe. The Navy and the Air Force are major players in developing this capability. India’s land centric or continental fixation has created a very large Army which continues to grow. The Navy and...

Indian Air Force: 2025

Indian Air Force: 2025

With the Middle East in flames and Pakistan military-terrorist nexus routinely triggering border skirmishes, India is virtually at war. China now has a vibrant aircraft industry and routinely displays aggressive behaviour on the Sino-Indian border. Very close military and economic links between China and Pakistan is a...

War in Upper Stratum

War in Upper Stratum

There is palpable anxiety over international analysts indicating that IAF’s Sukhoi fighter aircraft, certified fit for flying the mission on May 23, that went down close to the India-China border may have crashed as result of “cyber-interference with the onboard computers” in the cockpit. Given the range and...

Kashmir: Now or Never

Kashmir: Now or Never

The recent killing of six policemen betrayed the nadir of ‘Ramzan Jihad’ in the Kashmir Valley. Their cardinal sin being that they in their line of duty to protect the nation and its citizens, they were part of security forces operations did away with a dreaded LeT commander Junaid Mattoo. The LoC has dissolved as...

Why the Human Rights of Soldiers not Respected in India?

Why the Human Rights of Soldiers not Respected in India?

Martyrdom of two brave soldiers – Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh of Indian Army and Head Constable Prem Sagar of BSF – who were recently badly mutilated and beheaded by Border Action Force of Pakistan has left the nation aghast. This has not happened for the first time with our soldiers. Earlier also, we have seen...

The Dirty Face of Defending Borders

The Dirty Face of Defending Borders

China’s Western Theatre Command is responsible for China’s border with Myanmar and thence running west to and including Afghanistan. The Border Guard Divisions are deployed to guard the entire length and they are directly under command the People’s liberation Army. At home we have the Indian Coast Guard looking...

Tata Advanced Systems Delivers First CH-47 Chinook Crown and Tailcone for India to Boeing

Tata Advanced Systems Delivers First CH-47 Chinook Crown and Tailcone for India to Boeing

Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) announced the delivery of the first crown and tailcone assembly for the Indian configuration of the CH-47F Chinook helicopter. Manufactured by TASL in Hyderabad, the parts will be delivered to Boeing for final assembly of the 15 helicopters on delivery to the Indian Air...

Importance of continuing reforms in Defense in India

Importance of continuing reforms in Defense in India

India has to address key challenges in the defense procurement sector. India is the 6th largest country in terms of defense spending but is the largest importer of arms in the world, accounting for 14% of the Global Share of Imports between 2011-2015.  A key reason is the lack of indigenously designed or manufactured...

New Defence Procurement Organization – payoffs?

New Defence Procurement Organization – payoffs?

According to recent media reports, government is mulling setting up a new autonomous organization, ‘Defence Procurement Organization’ (DPO), to be created within the MoD to deal exclusively with procurement for the Armed Forces as recommended by a committee headed by Dr Pritam Singh, former Director of Indian...

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Defence Spending: More From Where?

Defence Spending: More From Where?

India spends 2.35 per cent of GDP on defence. This includes defence pensions; and pensions must be included because it is after all an integral part of defence expenditure. This is also the norm internationally. Therefore, it is this figure that we must use when we compare India’s defence spending with that of other...

Shri Amarnath Yatra: J&K poised to welcome pilgrims

Shri Amarnath Yatra: J&K poised to welcome pilgrims

The pilgrimage to the holy cave of Amarnath in Kashmir is scheduled to commence on 29 June, the...

 
Does Acquisition of Critical Technologies through ToT truly benefit India?

Does Acquisition of Critical Technologies through ToT truly benefit India?

The importance of developing critical technologies in the defence sector was first highlighted...

 
Afghanistan 2017 Offers 'No Exit' Options to the United States

Afghanistan 2017 Offers 'No Exit' Options to the United States

Sensing that the violent paroxysms of the Pakistan Army-Taliban combine in 2017 in disrupting...

Digitised Battlefield and its Impact on War Fighting

Digitised Battlefield and its Impact on War Fighting

The evolution of modern technologies in the fields of communication, remote sensors, computers,...

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President’s Standard to Armoured Corps Centre and School Ahmednagar

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in a group photograph at the presentation of the President’s...

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Army Releases Book on Rashtriya Rifles

General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), on 27 March 2017 at South Block, New Delhi, released...

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COAS Gen Bipin Rawat at Army Aviation Pavilion at Aero India 2017

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat visiting the Army Aviation Pavilion, during the Aero India...

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COAS Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa flies the LCA Tejas at Aero India 2017

COAS Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa flies the LCA Tejas at Aero India 2017. Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief...

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68th Republic Day

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, on the occasion of the...

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