Making the Indian Army Self-Sufficient

Making the Indian Army Self-Sufficient

Editors Comment: As a first the Ordinance Factory manufacturing the AK-203 Assault Rifle with Russian design and technology is the first truly Make in India project. This Factory is headed by a serving Major General of the Army, another first and truly game-changing initiative. For a very long period since...

Ushering in a green army!

Ushering in a green army!

In 1992, a remark by the then Army Chief, General SF Rodrigues that ‘good governance was as much the business of army!’ was deliberately picked up by a journalist to defame him. The late journalist had a personal/family grudge and scores to settle. The resultant furore saw a debate in the parliament and a rap on the...

Remembering the undefeated Sarvatra (Lt Gen) Sagat Singh

Remembering the undefeated Sarvatra (Lt Gen) Sagat Singh

6th Dec 1971 Afternoon, 10 Bihar had just finished a hard fought battle of Akhaura and were taking care of their wounded and silently mourning their dead brothers-in-arm. They had not slept of 2 days and had been in action continuously. In that saddened, gloomy and tired battlefield, a helicopter landed and a 6 feet...

Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi – Cat with 10 Lives?

Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi – Cat with 10 Lives?

Amidst ‘dead or alive’ speculations about Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, chief of ISIS, he emerged in a video on April 29, 2019, talking to three others with faces blurred. Baghdadi accepted new pledges of support from extremist groups in Burkina Faso and Mali, praised attacks against French forces,  Easter Sunday bombings...

Two Year Membership of UNSC: Euphoria Over Crumbs!!!

Two Year Membership of UNSC: Euphoria Over Crumbs!!!

There has been much euphoria in the media over India being backed by 55 members of the UN for a seat as a non-permanent member of the UNSC for which votes will be cast in June 2020 for a two year tenure starting from 1st January 2021. India has been a non-permanent member of the UNSC seven times earlier starting way...

US-Iran conflict could spark Western Pacific

US-Iran conflict could spark Western Pacific

The US-Iran conflagrating war of words is raging. President Donald Trump has tweeted, “Any attack by Iran on anything American will be greeted with tremendous and overwhelming force. In some areas, overwhelming will mean destruction. No more John Kerry and Obama!” After US imposed fresh sanctions on Iran,    Iranian...

Making the Indian Army Self-Sufficient

Making the Indian Army Self-Sufficient

Editors Comment: As a first the Ordinance Factory manufacturing the AK-203 Assault Rifle with Russian design and technology is the first truly Make in India project. This Factory is headed by a serving Major General of the Army, another first and truly game-changing initiative. For a very long period since...

Ushering in a green army!

Ushering in a green army!

In 1992, a remark by the then Army Chief, General SF Rodrigues that ‘good governance was as much the business of army!’ was deliberately picked up by a journalist to defame him. The late journalist had a personal/family grudge and scores to settle. The resultant furore saw a debate in the parliament and a rap on the...

Remembering the undefeated Sarvatra (Lt Gen) Sagat Singh

Remembering the undefeated Sarvatra (Lt Gen) Sagat Singh

6th Dec 1971 Afternoon, 10 Bihar had just finished a hard fought battle of Akhaura and were taking care of their wounded and silently mourning their dead brothers-in-arm. They had not slept of 2 days and had been in action continuously. In that saddened, gloomy and tired battlefield, a helicopter landed and a 6 feet...

The Great Kashmir Betrayal

The Great Kashmir Betrayal

A recent report of the Home Ministry has made public a fact that was known to many but did not get the due visibility in the media and hence remained confined to a few. Ever since, Amit Shah has occupied the all- important chair of the Union Home Minister, the ministry has got a new fillip because of his perceived image...

Exemplary valour prevented Kargil from going the 1962 way

Exemplary valour prevented Kargil from going the 1962 way

The Sino-Indian war of 1962 can never be erased from the country’s collective consciousness, though it is extremely doubtful whether successive political dispensations have learnt any lessons at all, except for occasional acts of bravado as a sop to public sentiments. The wounds and the abiding sense of betrayal had...

Talking to Hurriyat

Talking to Hurriyat

Speaking at a function on June 22, 2019, J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik asserted that the situation in J&K is changing and separatist Hurriyat Conference leaders were ready for talks with the Centre. He added, “The ones who turned back Ram Vilas Paswan from their door, they are now ready for talks. The stone pelting...

IAI inks $50 million worth of follow-up agreement with India on complementary MRSAM systems

IAI inks $50 million worth of follow-up agreement with India on complementary MRSAM systems

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced it has entered this week agreement worth $50 million for provision of complementaryNaval MRSAM (Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile) systems. The contracts were entered with the Indian Navy and MDL Shipyard. Under the contract, IAI will provide complementary systems for the...

KRAS receives $100 M Order from RAFAEL for manufacturing BARAK-8 MRSAM missiles’ kits

KRAS receives $100 M Order from RAFAEL for manufacturing BARAK-8 MRSAM missiles’ kits

At a ceremony, RAFAEL Executive Vice President & General Manager of the Air & Missile Defense Systems Division, Brigadier General (ret.) Pini Yungman, presented to Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems Ltd, India (KRAS) a $100 Million contract for manufacturing 1,000 BARAK-8 MRSAM missiles’ kits which in turn would be...

Boeing appoints Surendra Ahuja as Boeing Defence India leader

Boeing appoints Surendra Ahuja as Boeing Defence India leader

Boeing has announced the appointment of Surendra Ahuja as managing director of Boeing Defence India (BDI), based in New Delhi. Ahuja will lead BDI in alignment with Boeing’s accelerated growth strategy for India. This includes the execution of current and future programs across all BDI business sectors in a...

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20 year after Kargil: India's Military Modernisation remains unaddressed

20 year after Kargil: India's Military Modernisation remains unaddressed

July 2019 marks the 20th anniversary  of the Kargil war that caught India by surprise in the summer of 1999. ...

No Further Increase in Defence Outlay: Need to Move On

No Further Increase in Defence Outlay: Need to Move On

It is pointless bemoaning that there was no reference to defence in the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s...

OHCHR has no understanding of dynamics of Kashmir issue

OHCHR has no understanding of dynamics of Kashmir issue

The fatuous approach of the United Nation towards understanding the dynamics of the Kashmir issue came to the fore once more in the second report presented by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on the situation of Human Rights in Kashmir and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. The report covers the period from May 2018 to April 2019. On 14 June 2018, OHCHR had released the first report...

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Why does the Pak army fear the PTM and BLA?

Pak, post 1971, only concentrated development in Punjab and Sindh, ignoring its western provinces. They were secure in their belief that these areas which were under-developed, lacked education and inhabited by population which it could subdue would never rise against the state. This region houses two major communities, Pashtuns and Balochis. The troubles for the Pashtuns, who have resided in Waziristan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) began post...

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National War Memorial to ignite mashal of Victory Flame of Kargil War

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat taking flame from the eternal flame of Amar Jawan at National...

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Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh visiting the world’s highest battlefield, Siachen

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh visiting the world’s highest battlefield, Siachen, in Jammu...

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The CAS visits AF STN Bhisiana and Sarsawa

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa and the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western...

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Passing Out Parade - Spring Term 2019 Held at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat with the passing out trainees from friendly foreign nations,...

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Induction ceremony of CH-4F (I) Chinook heavy lift Helicopters

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa handing over a symbolic key to Group Captain...

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