Foursome of the Silver Fox

Foursome of the Silver Fox

Silver Fox is the nickname of Wang Yi, China’s vice foreign minister and state councilor.  Chinese have given him this name not because of looks but because he can easily take diplomats, politicians and countries for a ride. Yi loves playing Mahjong like all Chinese but on July 27 he played geopolitical Mahjong with...

India is not Bharat: A Note to Chinese Strategic Thinkers!

India is not Bharat: A Note to Chinese Strategic Thinkers!

Of all the strategic variables – intention, capability, objective, strategy, tactics, doctrines, domestic and foreign policy, leadership etc – it is geography that remains a constant – hence the challenges arising thereof are structural in nature. Despite investing heavily on its naval arm, China was, is, and...

To Resume Nuclear Testing is a Step Backward

To Resume Nuclear Testing is a Step Backward

US tested the world’s first nuclear device on 16 Jul 1945. On 06 Aug and 09 Aug 1945, US conducted world’s first and till date the only nuclear bombings, on Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Over 214,000 Japanese lost their lives and thousands were maimed. Following generations too suffered. This 06 August...

Foursome of the Silver Fox

Foursome of the Silver Fox

Silver Fox is the nickname of Wang Yi, China’s vice foreign minister and state councilor.  Chinese have given him this name not because of looks but because he can easily take diplomats, politicians and countries for a ride. Yi loves playing Mahjong like all Chinese but on July 27 he played geopolitical Mahjong with...

India is not Bharat: A Note to Chinese Strategic Thinkers!

India is not Bharat: A Note to Chinese Strategic Thinkers!

Of all the strategic variables – intention, capability, objective, strategy, tactics, doctrines, domestic and foreign policy, leadership etc – it is geography that remains a constant – hence the challenges arising thereof are structural in nature. Despite investing heavily on its naval arm, China was, is, and...

To Resume Nuclear Testing is a Step Backward

To Resume Nuclear Testing is a Step Backward

US tested the world’s first nuclear device on 16 Jul 1945. On 06 Aug and 09 Aug 1945, US conducted world’s first and till date the only nuclear bombings, on Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Over 214,000 Japanese lost their lives and thousands were maimed. Following generations too suffered. This 06 August...

Strategic Potential of Naval Power: A Game Changer in National Security Mechanism

Strategic Potential of Naval Power: A Game Changer in National Security Mechanism

In present day strategic environment, it is the economy which is the centre of gravity of political buoyancy impacting on the way nations manage their fiscal policy. It is indeed the core virtue of the geo politics and concomitant grand games being played out for economic dominance by the global as well as regional...

Ferry of Rafale

Ferry of Rafale

The first five Indian Air Force (IAF) Rafales have taken off from Dassault Aviation Facility, Merignac, France, today morning. These five include three single seater and two twin seater aircraft. The ferry of the aircraft is planned in two stages and will be undertaken by the pilots of the IAF, who have undergone...

LAC: Fast Forward to the Summer of 2021

LAC: Fast Forward to the Summer of 2021

The 1962 Chinese attack was – “To demolish India’s arrogance and illusions of grandeur. China had taught India a lesson and would do so again and again.” – Chinese President Liu Shaoqi to Sri Lankan President Felix Bandaranaike 2021 is the centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. The party has...

Kashmiriyat and secular philosophy of Indian Army are intrinsically linked

Kashmiriyat and secular philosophy of Indian Army are intrinsically linked

History provides innumerable examples of the most beautiful places, rich in natural resources, commerce, education and boasting of an enlightened civilisation becoming victim to barbaric attacks by outsiders who wish to partake of the benefits by use of force. It has happened in the Indian Sub-continent innumerable...

India: Challenges & Opportunities - The War against Terror

India: Challenges & Opportunities - The War against Terror

India has faced insurgencies and terrorism since independence with the ingress of ‘Razakars’ from Pakistan with an intermix of regulars, reportedly even led by British Officers! The 80’s saw a growth of such acts and post 1984 began the terrorism in Punjab demanding a separate state of Khalistan, 1990 marked the...

Anatomy of Stone Pelting During Encounters in Kashmir

Anatomy of Stone Pelting During Encounters in Kashmir

It’s very easy for activists and the intelligentsia who sit safely in the confines of their homes to decry temporary suspension of mobile and internet services in an area where an is encounter going on between terrorists and security forces in J&K. For such ‘concerned’ champions of human rights, these actions is...

The Case for hastening India's self reliance in Defense and Aerospace Manufacturing

The Case for hastening India's self reliance in Defense and Aerospace Manufacturing

At the end of 2018, India’s defence spend was close to $50Bn. This will continue to grow at 8% – 10% for the next few years. Roughly 60% of this spend is on imported goods and services. India’s Ordnance Factories Board (OFB), responsible for producing a variety of goods and services for the Defence Sector, accounted for...

Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Ltd Names Kiran Dambala Chief Operating Officer

Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Ltd Names Kiran Dambala Chief Operating Officer

Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Limited (TLMAL) — a joint venture between Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics— has appointed Kiran Dambala as chief operating officer (COO). Mr. Dambala assumes this position from the outgoing TLMAL COO Abhay Paranjape, who has retired after 35...

Boeing delivered 22 AH-64E Apache and 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook military helicopters to IAF

Boeing delivered 22 AH-64E Apache and 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook military helicopters to IAF

Boeing has completed delivery of all new AH-64E Apache and CH-47F(I) Chinook military helicopters to the Indian Air Force (IAF). The final five of the 22 Apache attack helicopters were handed over to the IAF at Air Force Station, Hindan. Earlier in March, Boeing handed over the last five of 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook...

Interviews / Spotlight

Jammu and Kashmir: Forging ahead to a vibrant and prosperous future

Jammu and Kashmir: Forging ahead to a vibrant and prosperous future

“We as a nation, as a family, have taken a historic decision. A system due to which brothers and sisters of Jammu,...

How Pakistan army covered-up the Kharqamar checkpost genocide

How Pakistan army covered-up the Kharqamar checkpost genocide

If Pakistan army is to be believed, then something unimaginable and unpardonable happened in the Boya area of North...

Kargil War: Pakistan’s duplicity should neither be forgotten nor forgiven

Kargil War: Pakistan’s duplicity should neither be forgotten nor forgiven

The ongoing week marks the 21st Anniversary of India’s victory against Pakistan in the Kargil War, also called Operation Vijay. In 26, July, 1999, Pakistan announced complete withdrawal of its troops from the Kargil heights when nothing was left over there to withdraw with its beleaguered troops having been battered by the Indian Army. Every year, on 26, July, India celebrates the great...

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India-Australia-Quad Strategic Dynamics

As regards Australia’s participation in the ensuing Malabar Exercises (ME) there is a misleading impression that Canberra was thus far reluctant to participate in these because India was under tremendous pressure from China to ensure that Australia is not allowed to join the Quad.  The fact of the matter is that Australia itself was under a strong pressure from China not to join Quad. The broad contours of the Malabar Exercises (ME)and...

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11th edition of DefExpo2020

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the Pavilions of the 11th edition of DefExpo2020, at Lucknow, in...

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‘At Home Reception’, on the occasion of the 71st Republic Day Celebrations

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting the invitees, at the ‘At Home Reception’, on the occasion of...

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 K9 VAJRA-T Gun from L&T Armoured System

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh flagging off 51st K9 VAJRA-T Gun from L&T Armoured System...

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Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat along with the Chief of the Army Staff, General...

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Piskarevsky Memorial Cemetery in St Petersburg, Russia

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh at the Piskarevsky Memorial Cemetery in St Petersburg, Russia...

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