Evolution of China’s Military Strategy

Evolution of China’s Military Strategy

Some of the major events of the recent past, that have influenced Chinese strategists in seeking a contemporary military strategy have been the Tiananmen incident of 1989; the weakening and then the fall of the Soviet Union; the Gulf War; the NATO operation in Kosovo and bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade; the...

Cyberspace: No Man’s Land

Cyberspace: No Man’s Land

Cyberspace is a vast, complex and rapidly changing battle space. The key to prevailing in a hostile cyber space environment may lie in the ability to generate a comprehensive picture of that environment. In the kinetic realm, the “fog of war” is a term derived from Clausewitz referring to uncertain knowledge about...

Iran’s Dilemma

Iran’s Dilemma

The recent temporary impasse in negotiations with Iran by the six world powers in Switzerland has been in global focus. While the negotiations are to be resumed shortly, the US has accused Israel of spying on the negotiation process. Though Israel has denied it, why should Israel not do so when the outcome impacts its...

Evolution of China’s Military Strategy

Evolution of China’s Military Strategy

Some of the major events of the recent past, that have influenced Chinese strategists in seeking a contemporary military strategy have been the Tiananmen incident of 1989; the weakening and then the fall of the Soviet Union; the Gulf War; the NATO operation in Kosovo and bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade; the...

Iran’s Dilemma

Iran’s Dilemma

The recent temporary impasse in negotiations with Iran by the six world powers in Switzerland has been in global focus. While the negotiations are to be resumed shortly, the US has accused Israel of spying on the negotiation process. Though Israel has denied it, why should Israel not do so when the outcome impacts its...

“Putin’s Soviet Ambitions”: The Return of the Cold War

“Putin’s Soviet Ambitions”: The Return of the Cold War

Ukraine is situated in the Eastern part of Europe bordering Belarus, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovakia. It is home to almost 44.3 million citizens (it grows to 45.4 million if we include Crimea). Territorially it is the largest country in Europe. After the fall of Soviet Union, Ukraine has...

Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba takes over Commander-in-Chief of Southern Naval Command

Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba takes over Commander-in-Chief of Southern Naval Command

In an impressive ceremonial parade held at the Naval base today, Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, took over charge as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command from Vice Admiral SPS Cheema PVSM, AVSM, NM. The Parade was followed by the traditional ‘Pulling Out’ Ceremony in which the...

Cyberspace: No Man’s Land

Cyberspace: No Man’s Land

Cyberspace is a vast, complex and rapidly changing battle space. The key to prevailing in a hostile cyber space environment may lie in the ability to generate a comprehensive picture of that environment. In the kinetic realm, the “fog of war” is a term derived from Clausewitz referring to uncertain knowledge about...

Are the Rafales, Mirages?

Are the Rafales, Mirages?

The first dog fight on the French multi-purpose combat aircraft is on in full swing. It is not a battle in the air, but through communiqués, articles by ‘experts’, information and disinformation, and more importantly, tough negotiations which have been facing complex technical hurdles. “Dassault is patient and...

North East Region: The Alaska of India

North East Region: The Alaska of India

The North East Region offers all strategic imperatives to India that Alaska offers to the US. It is a land bridge joining the two ends of Asia, the East with the West and a gateway to ASEAN. It gives India reach and depth to project power as well as access to resource-rich South East Asia. It has land borders with four...

Unsung Heros of India’s Silent War

Unsung Heros of India’s Silent War

The day of 16 March 2015 must be remembered by our countrymen for the sacrifice of a civilian soldier DK Ravi who laid down his life fighting a silent war. It is against the most dangerous of all the enemies of India: corruption and the corrupt. This war is almost six decades old. It is the most silent war ever fought...

J&K: Addressing Security Concerns in a Changing Environment

J&K: Addressing Security Concerns in a Changing Environment

After the successful holding of elections yet again in J&K, and the establishment of a new government in the state, the stage is set for allowing political initiatives to complete the normalisation process. Violence levels in the state have been low since 2008 and the total fatalities year on year, both civilians and...

Saab receives follow-on orders for Self-protection Systems for ALH Dhruv

Saab receives follow-on orders for Self-protection Systems for ALH Dhruv

Defence and security company Saab has received follow-on orders from Hindustan Aeronautic Limited (HAL), India, for serial production of an integrated electronic warfare self-protection system for installation on the Indian Army’s and Air Force’s Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv. The orders have a total value...

IAI to supply four Super Dvora Mk3 Fast Patrol Boat to African Military

IAI to supply four Super Dvora Mk3 Fast Patrol Boat to African Military

Super Dvora high speed boat will be employed in EEZ Protection & HLS Missions IAI recently received a contract worth tens millions of dollars to supply four Super Dvora Mk3 Fast Patrol Boat to an African military customer.All four boatswill be built at IAI Ramta’s facilities in Israel, and will be delivered during 2016....

Five more Airbus helicopters for Japan in police and firefighting missions

Five more Airbus helicopters for Japan in police and firefighting missions

A contract for two new Airbus Helicopters Dauphins, along with deliveries of three Dauphins this month, have underscored the importance of this twin-engine aircraft family in Japan – particularly with the country’s law enforcement and firefighting agencies. The latest order was signed with Japan’s National Police...

Interviews / Spotlight

India should not forget its history

India should not forget its history

“India should not forget its history,” Bhutto observed on the eve of the India-Pakistan conflict in 1950. Indeed, India has a sad history of centuries of subjugation imposed by the power of the sword. The invaders came, both across the land frontiers and the sea, and each time, however stout the defence, Indian...

Iran's Threat Perception

Iran's Threat Perception

Enduring stability has eluded Iran ever since British Petroleum discovered oil at Majid...

 
Impact of Article 370

Impact of Article 370

The Article 370 was clearly meant to be a temporary provision included in the Constitution to...

 
1971: Assessment of campaign in the Western Sector

1971: Assessment of campaign in the Western Sector

According to a Defence Ministry announcement after the 1971 conflict, India claimed the capture...

Redeeming the Standing of the Army

Redeeming the Standing of the Army

Every survey carried out by different agencies shows the military at the top of peoples’...

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Defence Investiture Ceremony–I

The President Pranab Mukherjee, the Vice President Mohd. Hamid Ansari, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi,...

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Centenary of First World War, at Manekshaw Centre

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a group photograph at the commemorative exhibition on centenary of First...

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Centenary Commemoration of World War – I

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of the Centenary...

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Lt Gen JS Bajwa, Editor presenting the Special Issue of IDR to Gen D S Suhag at Aero India

During Aero India 2015, Lt Gen JS Bajwa, Editor Indian Defence Review, presents the Special Issue of...

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Aero India-2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Aero India-2015. Mr Modi during inaugural speech said: "Our security...

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