How much will the ISIS and Al Qaeda impact Indians?

How much will the ISIS and Al Qaeda impact Indians?

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his first interview as Prime Minister of India to a TV channel, responding to a question on the formation of AQIS, said it would be delusional to think Indian Muslims would respond to its call to launch jihad in the region adding that such ideas do injustice to the Muslims of...

Strengthen India's Aerospace Power

Strengthen India's Aerospace Power

India missed out on the first industrial revolution and as a result, for centuries, we remained an agrarian society. A large part of our population continued to languish in poverty. Today, India is resurgent. The Indian economy is galloping, growing at the rate of eight to nine percent and possibly at ten percent very...

Indo-US relations: Not natural partners at all

Indo-US relations: Not natural partners at all

If the media coverage in India of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s US visit and the adulation with which the Indian-American community greeted him in New York were any yardstick, it can already be labelled a resounding success. No other Indian prime minister has connected so well with the Indian Americans. Just before...

How much will the ISIS and Al Qaeda impact Indians?

How much will the ISIS and Al Qaeda impact Indians?

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his first interview as Prime Minister of India to a TV channel, responding to a question on the formation of AQIS, said it would be delusional to think Indian Muslims would respond to its call to launch jihad in the region adding that such ideas do injustice to the Muslims of...

Indo-US relations: Not natural partners at all

Indo-US relations: Not natural partners at all

If the media coverage in India of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s US visit and the adulation with which the Indian-American community greeted him in New York were any yardstick, it can already be labelled a resounding success. No other Indian prime minister has connected so well with the Indian Americans. Just before...

The Arc of the India-US Partnership

The Arc of the India-US Partnership

Today, the India-US relationship is a transformed one with the change in Indian thinking about America being the most important element. Being ‘pro-American’ is not a stigma any longer whether in politics or business. The wider public accepts that establishing good relations with America is a desirable objective....

Strengthen India's Aerospace Power

Strengthen India's Aerospace Power

India missed out on the first industrial revolution and as a result, for centuries, we remained an agrarian society. A large part of our population continued to languish in poverty. Today, India is resurgent. The Indian economy is galloping, growing at the rate of eight to nine percent and possibly at ten percent very...

AFSPA : A Delusion or Dilemma

AFSPA : A Delusion or Dilemma

Post-independence, India has witnessed many secessionist movements and has long suffered from extremist attacks. The very notion of secessionism disturbs the territorial integrity and unity of a country. In order to curb the secessionist activities of the militants, the Indian government under Nehru in 1958 implemented...

Research in China

Research in China

It was recently reported that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was extremely unhappy about the state of affairs at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). According to the Times of India, when he visited the DRDO headquarters on August 20, Modi “has asked the tardy organisation to shape-up in the face...

The Challenges of Global Terrorism

The Challenges of Global Terrorism

There should be no distinction between a good and a bad terrorist which is what some countries are trying to do. The scourge will consume all unless it is ruthlessly eliminated. Countries sponsoring terrorism might realise that it is like riding a tiger that, one day, they might fall prey to. The biggest worry of these...

Chairman COSC & CAS visits Flood Affected J&K to oversee Relief and Rescue Operations

Chairman COSC & CAS visits Flood Affected J&K to oversee Relief and Rescue Operations

The Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) and Chief of the Air Staff (CAS)  Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha visited the flood affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir, today and carried out aerial recce of both north and south Kashmir. The Air Chief Marshal took stock of the relief and rescue operations being carried out...

Al-Qaeda set to burn the Ganga Post 2014

Al-Qaeda set to burn the Ganga Post 2014

The year 2014 is very important to many of us, in the Indian sub-continent for some reason or other. The importance of which is being discussed on the television, the radio and in the print media at length as to what will happen in Afghanistan after the Americans pull out, and many other questions which will effect...

Thales & Bharat Electronics form a joint venture in India

Thales & Bharat Electronics form a joint venture in India

Navratna Defence Public Sector Undertaking Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Thales announce that the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, has approved the incorporation of their joint venture company, BEL-THALES Systems Limited, in late August this year. This joint venture (JV) Company will primarily...

Pakistan Upgrades F-16 Fleet

Pakistan Upgrades F-16 Fleet

With the 13 F-16 fighter aircraft received from Jordan, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has raised a new squadron, No 19, at Mushaf Air Base. The F-16 fleet of the PAF now stands at 79. The Government of Pakistan has requested the US for a possible sale of up to 36 F-16C/D Block 50/52 aircraft – a purchase of 18 jets,...

Artillery Modernisation: A Reality Check

Artillery Modernisation: A Reality Check

With changes in policy clearly stating that in all future acquisitions of defence equipment, the first priority would be given to Indian companies both private and public, a number of private companies such as L&T, Bharat Forge, Mahindra Defence Systems, Tata Powers and Punj Lloyd have taken the plunge and are forging...

Interviews / Spotlight

The Legacy of Peshawar

The Legacy of Peshawar

If the United States had been sincere and provided aid to the Afghan Mujahidin after the Russians were ousted from Afghanistan, Afghanistan might have not gotten into its current situation.  Recall that the Taliban destroyed the tall Bamian statues[1] in March 2001 and were angry with the international community, in...

Professional Mooring: The Making of an Officer

Professional Mooring: The Making of an Officer

The Indian Army, the second largest in the world, is a voluntary organisation. A general...

 
Xi in India: a thorny route at home?

Xi in India: a thorny route at home?

There are two ways to look at an event, especially a State visit by a foreign dignitary: it can...

 
The Khalistani Terrorism

The Khalistani Terrorism

In the first few years after India’s independence, the Sikh migrants from Punjab constituted...

Israel Palestine and the divine intervention

Israel Palestine and the divine intervention

In the 7th Century, the Arab conquest of Palestine assimilated its inhabitants (who are today...

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The Chairman and CEO of The Boeing Company, Mr. W. James McNerney meeting the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi.

The Chairman and CEO of The Boeing Company, Mr. W. James McNerney meeting the Prime Minister, Shri...

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Air Chief visit to the United Kingdom

Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) meeting his counterpart Air Chief Marshal Sir...

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INS Sumitra commissioned by Admiral RK Dhowan at Chennai

INS Sumitra commissioned by Admiral RK Dhowan at Chennai. INS Sumitra is the first major ship being based...

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INS Kamorta commissioned into the Indian Navy.

The first indigenously built stealth Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette ‘INS Kamorta’ was commissioned on...

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 INS Kolkata commissioned into the Indian Navy.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi commissioned INS Kolkata into the Indian Navy at a glittering...

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