Afghanistan: Drawdown or Abandonment-Its Consequences

Afghanistan: Drawdown or Abandonment-Its Consequences

Joe Biden has ultimately announced 11 September as the final cut-off date for the complete pullout of the US and other allies’ troops from the war-torn Afghanistan. Earlier he had denounced the decision of his predecessor Donald Trump of complete drawdown by 01 May as “impractical.” As per the new blue print the...

The Takeaway from Sukma

The Takeaway from Sukma

The ambush of a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) party by Maoists, also known as Naxals, on 03 April this year has put the spotlight back on the ongoing insurgency in India’s hinterland. South Asia Intelligence Review (SAIR) in itsweekly assessment of 05 April quotes Chattisgarh DIG (Anti Maoist Operations) Shri...

China is Raring to Invade Taiwan

China is Raring to Invade Taiwan

The US is once again warning that China is threatening to invade Taiwan. Chinese missiles are launched in the direction of Taiwan which has resulted in a US aircraft carrier taskforce sailing through the Taiwan Strait in a defiant signal of resolve. Consequently, tensions are rising over Taiwan again. China has...

Afghanistan: Drawdown or Abandonment-Its Consequences

Afghanistan: Drawdown or Abandonment-Its Consequences

Joe Biden has ultimately announced 11 September as the final cut-off date for the complete pullout of the US and other allies’ troops from the war-torn Afghanistan. Earlier he had denounced the decision of his predecessor Donald Trump of complete drawdown by 01 May as “impractical.” As per the new blue print the...

China is Raring to Invade Taiwan

China is Raring to Invade Taiwan

The US is once again warning that China is threatening to invade Taiwan. Chinese missiles are launched in the direction of Taiwan which has resulted in a US aircraft carrier taskforce sailing through the Taiwan Strait in a defiant signal of resolve. Consequently, tensions are rising over Taiwan again. China has...

Geo-Politics trump over Geo-Economics

Geo-Politics trump over Geo-Economics

The ‘thawing process’ in Indo-Pak relations which appeared to have begun with the sudden announcement in end February when the DGMOs of both nations announced ceasefire on the LoC and expressed desire to implement in letter and spirit the 2003 Ceasefire Agreement came to an equally sudden end when Imran Khan’s...

Artificial Intelligence in Avionics

Artificial Intelligence in Avionics

The term avionics was first used in late 1940s as a portmanteau conjoining ‘aviation’ and ‘electronics’ but since then, both aviation and electronics have undergone tremendous evolutionary changes. Modern military and civil aircraft have avionics as their quintessential defining characteristics and include...

Dassault Aviation’s Official Statement

Dassault Aviation’s Official Statement

Faced with certain allegations reported in the press about the contract signed in 2016 with India for the supply of 36 Rafale combat aircraft, a Dassault Aviation spokesperson points out the following: Numerous controls are carried out by official organizations, including the French Anti-Corruption Agency. No...

UAVs: A Potent Operational Asset

UAVs: A Potent Operational Asset

Despite tacit understanding between China and India, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) continue to play a significant role in the face-off between them in Ladakh. Meanwhile, Pakistan continues to use drones to drop weapons to operatives in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir. Two General Atomics Predator drones have been leased...

The Takeaway from Sukma

The Takeaway from Sukma

The ambush of a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) party by Maoists, also known as Naxals, on 03 April this year has put the spotlight back on the ongoing insurgency in India’s hinterland. South Asia Intelligence Review (SAIR) in itsweekly assessment of 05 April quotes Chattisgarh DIG (Anti Maoist Operations) Shri...

Kashmir: Improved Security Situation has Paved the way for Progress & Prosperity

Kashmir: Improved Security Situation has Paved the way for Progress & Prosperity

In a very unfortunate incident in Kashmir on Friday, 9 April, terrorists shot dead a Territorial Army (TA) soldier, Havaldar Mohammad Saleem Akhoon, near his home in Goriwan, Bijbehara. The soldier belonged to 162 Infantry Battalion (TA) and had been granted leave from March 22 for 40 days. The brutal murder of the...

Anti-Naxal Operations: How not to Fight a Guerilla War!

Anti-Naxal Operations: How not to Fight a Guerilla War!

The April 4, 2021, attack by Naxalites in Sukma district of Chattisgad resulted in 22 Policemen being killed. As per early reports around 400 Naxalites executed an ambush on a section of divided police force of around 1100. The ambush site was in open area and not thick jungles. This raises several ‘Red Flags’. Why...

Mahindra Defence to Manufacture World Class Armoured Tactical Vehicles for Indian Army

Mahindra Defence to Manufacture World Class Armoured Tactical Vehicles for Indian Army

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a major contract to Mahindra Defence Systems Limited (MDS) for the manufacturing of Armoured Tactical Vehicles (LSV) for the Indian Army for their recce and weapon carrier requirements. Competitive bids from Indian companies were invited by MoD through open tender wherein the...

Make in India and The Aerospace Industry

Make in India and The Aerospace Industry

This article delves into ‘Make in India’ and India’s aerospace industry, the two regimes have a lot in common. Each has immense potential, but is hobbled by policy dilemmas. Each is characterised by an exterior of hyperbole which conceals a hollow internal growth and each has the potential to make a significant...

MoU between “BEL & Texmaco” at Aero India 2021, Bengaluru

MoU between “BEL & Texmaco” at Aero India 2021, Bengaluru

A Boost to ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Make-in-India’ through a unique initiative of Public-Private Partnership between Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL) & Texmaco Rail & Engineering Ltd. (TREL). A strategic and a unique MoU signifying Public – Private Sector Partnership, was earlier signed by Smt. Anandi Ramalingam,...

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Chhattisgarh Massacre: Responding to Battlefield Setbacks

Chhattisgarh Massacre: Responding to Battlefield Setbacks

Within a span of less than two weeks, 28 security force (SF) personnel were killed in Chhattisgarh by left-wing...

China’s Defence Budget – An Unchecked Primer to China’s Defence...

China’s Defence Budget – An Unchecked Primer to China’s Defence...

In 2021, China issued a draft defence budget of 1.35 trillion yuan (US$ 209 billion), with a hike of 6.8 percent...

1971 War: Airborne Operations

1971 War: Airborne Operations

Between the two world wars there was a significant development of aircraft, both transport and combat, in Germany and elsewhere. Military planners of all erstwhile warring nations were seeking a solution for the static trench warfare of World War I. Along with achieving mobility in battle by outflanking static defences by manoeuvre on land, thought was given to vertical envelopment by dropping...

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Modi’s Foreign Policy Moments

In June 2017, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi happened to be the first foreign head of the government whom the then US President Donald Trump hosted in the White House. On March 12, 2021, Modi was also the one among two other Prime Ministers whom the new US President Joe Biden interacted with in what was the latter’s first ever multilateral summit with international leaders after assuming office on January 20, 2021. President Biden,...

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Air Force Commanders’ Conference

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh with the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat,...

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The inauguration of the biennial Air Show, Aero India 2021

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh addressing at the inauguration of the biennial air show, Aero...

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Occasion of Army Day 2021

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund...

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Occasion of Vijay Diwas

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh releasing a logo at the National War Memorial, on the...

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Combined Graduation Parade of Autumn

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh witnessing the Combined Graduation Parade of Autumn term, at...

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