The F-35 Programme: Lessons for the Aviation Industry

The F-35 Programme: Lessons for the Aviation Industry

The F-35 programme was being driven by a very professional team of uniformed and civilian members of the Pentagon. The Indian MoD needs to have such core ability and learn programme management. Public criticism of the Pentagon for the programme resulted in huge public and government pressure and in turn, aircraft...

Is China’s ‘Frontline State Strategy’ going out of Control or North Korea Crazy?

Is China’s ‘Frontline State Strategy’ going out of Control or North Korea Crazy?

The Frontline State Strategy of China When President Trump on taking over tried to outsource the problem of resolving North Korean Crisis to China presumably in exchange of some trade concessions, his administration overlooked the fact that China was part of the problem. The disappointment which his Administration...

Will jihad kill China-Pakistan Economic Corridor!!!

Will jihad kill China-Pakistan Economic Corridor!!!

China and Pakistan have signed an Anti-Terror Cooperation Agreement devoted exclusively for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The imperative being increasing threat to the CPEC from jihadi groups. The agreement was signed in Beijing after extensive talks between Meng Jianzhu, head of the Commission for Political...

Is China’s ‘Frontline State Strategy’ going out of Control or North Korea Crazy?

Is China’s ‘Frontline State Strategy’ going out of Control or North Korea Crazy?

The Frontline State Strategy of China When President Trump on taking over tried to outsource the problem of resolving North Korean Crisis to China presumably in exchange of some trade concessions, his administration overlooked the fact that China was part of the problem. The disappointment which his Administration...

Will jihad kill China-Pakistan Economic Corridor!!!

Will jihad kill China-Pakistan Economic Corridor!!!

China and Pakistan have signed an Anti-Terror Cooperation Agreement devoted exclusively for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The imperative being increasing threat to the CPEC from jihadi groups. The agreement was signed in Beijing after extensive talks between Meng Jianzhu, head of the Commission for Political...

Spectacles of terror: From Islamic fundamentalism to the ‘un’holy Jihad

Spectacles of terror: From Islamic fundamentalism to the ‘un’holy Jihad

Since 9/11, the global press has exclusively covered all major conflicts, from Syria to Libya, to African Union joint task force against Boko Haram in Africa. Witnessing some of these intense conflicts, we come across many terminologies, frequently used by strategic and security experts, one of most frequently used is...

Road Ahead for the New Defence Minister

Road Ahead for the New Defence Minister

Mr. Narendra Modi has removed the glass ceiling for women, by appointing Nirmala Sitharaman, as the full time Cabinet Minister for the Defence. This would certainly buttress the position of women in the Union Cabinet, as two of them would be in the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS); and the third in charge of...

Raksha Mantri Flags off Navika Sagar Parikrama

Raksha Mantri Flags off Navika Sagar Parikrama

Nirmala Sitharaman Raksha Mantri flagged-off Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini (INSV Tarini) with an all women crew from INS Mandovi boat pool, Goa at 01:00 PM today (10 Sep17). This is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew and shall attempt to circumnavigate the globe on Indian...

Unpredictable Security Environment: Need for an Integrated Military Approach

Unpredictable Security Environment: Need for an Integrated Military Approach

The overall effort should be to enhance operational capabilities in an evolving security scenario. The Indian Armed Forces cannot remain immune even in changing times to serve narrow parochial objectives. The integration and restructuring of the armed forces is warranted by the emerging security environment. In the...

Surrender is the best recourse for local terrorists in J&K

Surrender is the best recourse for local terrorists in J&K

On September, 10, in the course of a counter-terrorist operation in Barbugh District Shopian, Kashmir, two terrorist were killed by the security forces while one surrendered. Investigations established that while the killed terrorists were old and experienced cadre of the Hizbul Mujahedeen (HM) the terrorist, Adil...

Let Kashmiris Take a Call!

Let Kashmiris Take a Call!

The latest and among the most heart wrenching images coming out from Kashmir, which went viral on the social networking sites, is the picture of grief-stricken, five year old girl, Zohra, as she tries to touch the coffin of her slain father. With a stark, pain-stricken look on her face and tears trickling from her...

David versus goliath myth on insurgency

David versus goliath myth on insurgency

A military historian and author of “Quest for Peace: Comparative Studies in Counterinsurgencies”. In the 20th century insurgencies were a major issue of world politics. The decade of 1960s and 1970s were dominated by the Vietnam conflict. The decades of 1980s were dominated by the insurgency in Afghanistan. In the...

Mahindra Defence Systems, Lockheed Martin Commemorate C-130J Training Center at Hindon

Mahindra Defence Systems, Lockheed Martin Commemorate C-130J Training Center at Hindon

Mahindra Defence Systems dedicated its state-of-the-art C-130J Super Hercules simulator training center in service to the nation at a commemorative event at the Air Force base at Hindon. With a full motion simulator, the C-130J training facility offers complete training solution of training aircrews who operate the...

The Albino Debacle – will we learn?

The Albino Debacle – will we learn?

There was great euphoria on the social media when during the run up to the semifinal for the recent Tank Biathlon held at the 2017 International Army Games at the Alabino Range training ground outside Moscow, the Indian team performed exceedingly well – coming toppers. The Indian media has not covered this brilliant...

Drones and UAV Swarming – more dimensions

Drones and UAV Swarming – more dimensions

As per media reports, there was considerable concern about a black helicopter spotted flying over and crossing the no-fly zone over the Ram janambhoomi in Ayodhya on August 10, following a crude bomb recovered inside a train at Amethi and clips found removed from the railway track near Bareilley recently. This obviously...

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China’s Strategic Thinking: Yesterday and Today

China’s Strategic Thinking: Yesterday and Today

Introduction ‘Strategic Leadership’ often does not mean ‘Morals and Ethical leadership’. One of the best examples is Mao Zedong. In Problems of War and Strategy, the Great Helmsman noted: “Some people have ridiculed us as the advocates of omnipotence of war. Yes, we are: we are the advocates of the omnipotence of...

Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh (1919-2017): Man of Stupendous Achievements

Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh (1919-2017): Man of Stupendous Achievements

It is appropriate and befitting, given his stature and distinctive profile, that the only...

 
Testing Pakistan’s Conventional Response below the Nuclear Threshold

Testing Pakistan’s Conventional Response below the Nuclear Threshold

The Doklam issue stands resolved after a nearly 73-day standoff, at least for the time being. It...

 
Defence Reforms: Why is it Critical to Bite the Proverbial Bullet?

Defence Reforms: Why is it Critical to Bite the Proverbial Bullet?

On August 30, 2017, the then Defence Minister, Arun Jaitley announced a series of defence...

Japanese PM Abe’s Visit to India Geopolitically Significant

Japanese PM Abe’s Visit to India Geopolitically Significant

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s visit to India on September 13-14 2017 though officially as part of...

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Visit of Commander-in Chief (Air), Mayanmar

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC interacting with General...

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INSV Tarini

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Six women officers of the Indian Navy who are due to...

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71st Independence Day

The President Ram Nath Kovind paying homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, on the occasion of 71st...

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Kargil Vijay Diwas

Raksha Mantri Arun Jaitley along with three Service Chiefs paid homage to the martyrs at the Amar Jawan...

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CAS flies Rafale fighter during his ongoing visit of France

Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC after a sortie in Rafale...

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