Oil – S 400 – CAATSA : A Test of Diplomacy for India

Oil – S 400 – CAATSA : A Test of Diplomacy for India

There is never a dull moment in world politics. International relations are in a constant state of flux with many an extraneous factor causing shift in alliances, changes in priorities and even worse. The only ‘constant’ as immortalised by Lord Palmerston in his famous statement on international relations: “There...

Manan Wani and his ilk are victims of evil, self serving, foreign sponsored forces

Manan Wani and his ilk are victims of evil, self serving, foreign sponsored forces

Manan Bashir Wani, who chose to pursue the path of terrorism at the behest of enemies of the Nation, has been eliminated by the security forces within nine months of his joining the terrorist organisation, Hizbul Mujahedeen. The second terrorist to be killed with Wani was identified as Ashiq Hussain Zargar. The...

Maoists Insurgency – far from getting over soon

Maoists Insurgency – far from getting over soon

In 2010, then Home Minister PC Chidambaram had announced that the Maoist problem will be over in next 2-3 years. Coming from the Union Home Minister that Maoist insurgency will be over by 2013-2014, it should have called for celebrations. Eight years have passed since that announcement but the recently released US...

Oil – S 400 – CAATSA : A Test of Diplomacy for India

Oil – S 400 – CAATSA : A Test of Diplomacy for India

There is never a dull moment in world politics. International relations are in a constant state of flux with many an extraneous factor causing shift in alliances, changes in priorities and even worse. The only ‘constant’ as immortalised by Lord Palmerston in his famous statement on international relations: “There...

Twists and Turns in US -China Trade War

Twists and Turns in US -China Trade War

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s stopover at Beijing on 08 October may not have been a pleasant experience, more so in the backdrop of accusation of US Vice President Pence about  China attempting to interfere in U.S. elections. The agenda of North Korean denuclearisation, where US and China were broadly agreeing...

Response by Chinese Embassy in India to Queries on China-US Relations

Response by Chinese Embassy in India to Queries on China-US Relations

The trade friction between China and US has drawn widespread attention recently. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited China on October 8th. Yang Jiechi, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the...

Chemical Attacks – may not be too distant

Chemical Attacks – may not be too distant

Britain’s Minister of State for Security Ben Wallace has warned on October 9 that “Chemical and Biological weapons are marching in closer”, terrorists have prepared better arsenal and country must be prepared to face such attacks. Underlining that there is no doubt over the reality of the threat, Wallace stressed...

Strategic Partnership Vindicated

Strategic Partnership Vindicated

The Indo-Soviet treaty in 1971 marked a first decisive break with the policy non-alignment which was espoused by Jawaharlal Nehru. The bitter experience of Indo-Chinese war 1962 compelled India to have technology transfer agreements with the Russians MiG 21 in 1963 was our footprint in license agreement. This was...

Defence Preparedness: Inconvenient truths

Defence Preparedness: Inconvenient truths

Pakistan carries the “hurt” of its 1971 loss of East Pakistan, while China, with memory of its successful 1962 adventure, has its hegemonic aim of becoming the world’s dominant economic and military power, beginning with its neighbourhood. In the context of China and Pakistan teaming up, defence preparedness to...

Manan Wani and his ilk are victims of evil, self serving, foreign sponsored forces

Manan Wani and his ilk are victims of evil, self serving, foreign sponsored forces

Manan Bashir Wani, who chose to pursue the path of terrorism at the behest of enemies of the Nation, has been eliminated by the security forces within nine months of his joining the terrorist organisation, Hizbul Mujahedeen. The second terrorist to be killed with Wani was identified as Ashiq Hussain Zargar. The...

Maoists Insurgency – far from getting over soon

Maoists Insurgency – far from getting over soon

In 2010, then Home Minister PC Chidambaram had announced that the Maoist problem will be over in next 2-3 years. Coming from the Union Home Minister that Maoist insurgency will be over by 2013-2014, it should have called for celebrations. Eight years have passed since that announcement but the recently released US...

All India National Registers of Citizens and National Security

All India National Registers of Citizens and National Security

The National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam has been in the news past few months. It relates to illegal immigrants, though many would like to paint it as a communal issue. 52,000 Assam State government officials reportedly worked over three years (2015-2018) to produce the final draft. Over 40 lakh people who...

Pallas Aviation Announced as Launch Operator for Lockheed Martin LM-100J Commercial Freighter

Pallas Aviation Announced as Launch Operator for Lockheed Martin LM-100J Commercial Freighter

Lockheed Martin introduced Pallas Aviation as the first LM-100J commercial freighter operator. The LM-100J is a production variant of the proven C-130J Super Hercules, which is the military airlifter of choice for 18 nations around the world. Pallas Aviation will provide management services and operational control of...

Lockheed Martin, Tata Host F-16 Supplier Conference in India

Lockheed Martin, Tata Host F-16 Supplier Conference in India

Lockheed Martin Corp. and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) are hosting an F-16 industry supplier conference this week in India. Current F-16 suppliers and prospective Indian industry partners at the event are gathering to discuss opportunities on the F-16 program — the world’s largest fighter aircraft...

Rosoboronexport: contract with India for S-400 missile systems – biggest-ever deal in company history

Rosoboronexport: contract with India for S-400 missile systems – biggest-ever deal in company history

On October 5, 2018, in Delhi Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) signed a contract to supply India with the S-400 Triumph long-range air defense missile systems (ADMS). “The S-400 supply agreement with India is a new landmark in the history of military-technical cooperation between our countries. The...

Interviews / Spotlight

Beyond ULB and Panchayat Polls in J&K

Beyond ULB and Panchayat Polls in J&K

J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik’s statement “we have to kill militancy, not militants. We have to make militancy...

1971 War: Inside the Pakistani Jail

1971 War: Inside the Pakistani Jail

While in Kotlakhpat I had easy access to some of the leading national newspapers of Pakistan because of the...

Tough words for Pakistan: Introspection time for new government

Tough words for Pakistan: Introspection time for new government

Pakistani Foreign Minster Shah Mahmood Qureshi made history at the United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) by giving a speech in Urdu, Pakistan’s national language. However, the contents of speech were almost the same as last year. The same was the case with Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, who accused Pakistan of “harbouring terrorists” and “masking malevolence with duplicity.”...

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India needs to get over its Pak fixation

During her speech at the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Sushma Swaraj, India’s external affairs minister, devoted approximately half her speech on Pakistan. This has been the norm over the years. Is this because Pak dominates Indian political space or is it to satisfy Indian audiences, who expected her to raise issues concerning Pak forcefully, remains a mute question? Could it also be in preparation of 2019 for if she had not raised Pak, the...

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Air Force Day Parade

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on dais during the Air Force Day Parade, at Air...

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Parakram Parv

The Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman at the inauguration of “Parakram Parv”, at India...

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Chief of Army Staff, Bangladesh Army Visit

The Chief of Army Staff, Bangladesh Army, General Aziz Ahmed meeting the Chief of Army Staff, General...

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 Kargil Vijay Diwas

The Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman along with the Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat,...

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CYBERTCH INDIA – 2018

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat and other dignitaries at the Seminar on Cyber Warfare, Cyber...

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