Dawn of Drones on Tactical Battlefield

Dawn of Drones on Tactical Battlefield

A soldier or a commander felt very safe operating from a trench, bunker, ditch cum bund, weapon emplacement, tank, combat vehicle, an Artillery gun position, Air Defence gun platform, radar, communication post, command and control dug out among others. But not anymore with the arrival of attack drones as weapon...

Depriving Armed Forces to Reduce Defence Budget: Why blame the CDS for following precedent of Idiosyncratic...

Depriving Armed Forces to Reduce Defence Budget: Why blame the CDS for following precedent of Idiosyncratic...

Introduction A former colleague of mine said recently, “The CDS has very good ideas. But he is not able to sell them properly.” Perhaps, that it is the difference between battles lost or won – a commander unable to “sell” his idea to his subordinates and troops. However, whether the decisions have the primary...

IAF’s Unmanned Capability: Prospects for Indigenisation

IAF’s Unmanned Capability: Prospects for Indigenisation

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have contributed to the application of air power for decades; in a sense, the German V1 flying bomb of the 1940s was a UAV. Current definitions however, discount ballistic vehicles, cruise missiles and artillery projectiles from the hugely expansive and speedily proliferate realm of UAVs...

Pakistan Democratic Movement and the Military Proclivity

Pakistan Democratic Movement and the Military Proclivity

Although India continues to be the eternal enemy of Pakistan, the people of Pakistan no longer blindly yield to the establishment’s narrative – a narrative inventively built by showcasing some illusory Indian threat. Islam, too, continues to be a national unifier for Pakistan to some extent. But Islamabad’s Islam...

Checking Cross LoC Infiltration by Pakistan

Checking Cross LoC Infiltration by Pakistan

One of the easiest ways by which an adversary/ enemy can access those areas which necessarily have to be protected from the former is through an underground passageway facilitated through a tunnel. This method, has over the decades, been perfected to such an extent that illegal immigrants wishing to settle down in the...

Imran Khan’s Visit to Afghanistan

Imran Khan’s Visit to Afghanistan

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Afghanistan recently and met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on November 19.  Ghani called Imran’s visit historic though Afghanistan has been reeling under terrorist attacks over past decades courtesy Pakistan. Imran reportedly assured President Ghani that his government...

Dawn of Drones on Tactical Battlefield

Dawn of Drones on Tactical Battlefield

A soldier or a commander felt very safe operating from a trench, bunker, ditch cum bund, weapon emplacement, tank, combat vehicle, an Artillery gun position, Air Defence gun platform, radar, communication post, command and control dug out among others. But not anymore with the arrival of attack drones as weapon...

Depriving Armed Forces to Reduce Defence Budget: Why blame the CDS for following precedent of Idiosyncratic...

Depriving Armed Forces to Reduce Defence Budget: Why blame the CDS for following precedent of Idiosyncratic...

Introduction A former colleague of mine said recently, “The CDS has very good ideas. But he is not able to sell them properly.” Perhaps, that it is the difference between battles lost or won – a commander unable to “sell” his idea to his subordinates and troops. However, whether the decisions have the primary...

IAF’s Unmanned Capability: Prospects for Indigenisation

IAF’s Unmanned Capability: Prospects for Indigenisation

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have contributed to the application of air power for decades; in a sense, the German V1 flying bomb of the 1940s was a UAV. Current definitions however, discount ballistic vehicles, cruise missiles and artillery projectiles from the hugely expansive and speedily proliferate realm of UAVs...

Nagrota Encounter: A Critical Appraisal of Pakistan’s intent and our Response

Nagrota Encounter: A Critical Appraisal of Pakistan’s intent and our Response

The successful encounter at Nagrota, near Jammu on NH 44, in which four heavily armed Pakistani terrorists were eliminated by the alert and diligent Indian security forces, has once again exposed the fact that the ‘Deep State’ in Pakistan continues to rule the roost with a singular agenda of ‘bleeding India with a...

Fake Army of Assam

Fake Army of Assam

Incidents of terrorists wearing Army uniforms to attack army bases in Jammu and Kashmir have been happening over past years. Donning Army uniforms naturally would help terrorists close in to entrance of a unit base even by daylight, duping  sentries posing as regular Army soldiers, open surprise fire to kill them and...

Kashmir: Self appointed, self serving leadership is now in self preservation mode

Kashmir: Self appointed, self serving leadership is now in self preservation mode

In the wake of the bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and abrogation of Article 370, the political structures in Kashmir that were aligned with separatism and soft separatism have been left without viable agendas. Articulation on the subject can draw a lead from the “Gupkar Declaration” of 4 August, 2019....

FDI in Defence Manufacturing-26-49-100 Percent

FDI in Defence Manufacturing-26-49-100 Percent

There are times when a nation is blessed with decisive leadership, which can take bold policy initiatives that would benefit future generations. In the budget of 2014, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in defence production was increased from the then 26 percent to 49 percent. There was noticeable excitement amongst the...

Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces awards Rosoboronexport with Certificate of Honor

Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces awards Rosoboronexport with Certificate of Honor

In line with Order No. 1 of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin dated October 15, 2020, Rosoboronexport JSC (part of Rostec State Corporation) has been awarded the Certificate of Honor “For merit in strengthening the country’s defense capacity and developing...

Complexification and Public-Private Positioning in the Land Forces Armament Sector

Complexification and Public-Private Positioning in the Land Forces Armament Sector

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, restructuring has pervaded the land forces defense industry. Without the needs demanded by such a threat, a transformation precipitated in the Western industrial apparatus. Land defense systems have become increasingly complex, while economic conditions have altered the industry...

Interviews / Spotlight

Will/Can Japan Go Nuclear?

Will/Can Japan Go Nuclear?

With China set to match/overtake US economy by 2035 C.E. geo-strategic scenario, specifically the ‘world power...

Islamic State in Afghanistan is a Major Threat

Islamic State in Afghanistan is a Major Threat

Islamic State claimed responsibility for some major attacks in Afghanistan, carried out recently, including the one...

The Fake Pakistani Dossier

The Fake Pakistani Dossier

On 14 Nov, Pakistan Foreign Minister, SM Qureshi, accompanied by DG ISPR, Major General Babar Iftikhar, released a dossier, which they claimed had irrefutable proof of Indian involvement in supporting terrorism in Pakistan. They expressed the hope that the world community would study the dossier and act against India. The dossier included presumed intelligence intercepts that purportedly...

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Use Tibet links, counter China in the Himalayas

For millennia, the Himalayas have been an active bridge between the Indic and Tibetan civilisations. The great physical barrier has been a place of intense contacts between two worlds which shared their search for infinity. After the arrival of a newcomer (Mao’s People’s Liberation Army) on the plateau in 1950-51, the ancient relations became more and more strained, ending with being completely severed in 1962. Beijing could not tolerate...

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Shastra Puja at Sukna War Memorial, in Darjeeling

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh performs Shastra Puja at Sukna War Memorial, in Darjeeling,...

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Atal Tunnel, Rohtang

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh along with the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Jai Ram...

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Rafale aircraft's Formal Induction Ceremony

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh along with the Minister of Armed Forces of the French...

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The Naval Commanders’ Conference

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh with the Naval Commanders, at the Naval Commanders’...

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The First Rafale Aircraft

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief...

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