Navy’s Minesweeping Woes – Going Critical

Navy’s Minesweeping Woes – Going Critical

From the very beginning of his tenure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave priority to visiting countries in the Indian Ocean. Addressing the valedictory function of the International Fleet Review during 2016 he had also stated, “The Indian Ocean Region is one of my foremost policy priorities. Our approach is evident in...

Canada Meeting on North Korea and Kim’s ‘Sports Diplomacy’: Who is playing Smarter Diplomacy?

Canada Meeting on North Korea and Kim’s ‘Sports Diplomacy’: Who is playing Smarter Diplomacy?

Two contradictory events set an uneven tone for Korean Crisis. China condemns the 20 nation call for tougher sanctions against North Korea, held this week in Canada, attempting to pressurise North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, without participation of China and Russia. At the same time the two Koreas decide to...

South Asia: Re-alignments on the Anvil

South Asia: Re-alignments on the Anvil

In bilateral relations, there are no permanent friends or foes: there are only permanent interests. US-Pakistan relations almost reached nadir when President Trump; twitted “lies and deceit”. Nobody had anticipated that relations between Pakistan — a country once more aligned than allies— with the US would sink to...

Canada Meeting on North Korea and Kim’s ‘Sports Diplomacy’: Who is playing Smarter Diplomacy?

Canada Meeting on North Korea and Kim’s ‘Sports Diplomacy’: Who is playing Smarter Diplomacy?

Two contradictory events set an uneven tone for Korean Crisis. China condemns the 20 nation call for tougher sanctions against North Korea, held this week in Canada, attempting to pressurise North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, without participation of China and Russia. At the same time the two Koreas decide to...

South Asia: Re-alignments on the Anvil

South Asia: Re-alignments on the Anvil

In bilateral relations, there are no permanent friends or foes: there are only permanent interests. US-Pakistan relations almost reached nadir when President Trump; twitted “lies and deceit”. Nobody had anticipated that relations between Pakistan — a country once more aligned than allies— with the US would sink to...

India and Israel – Inseparable Friends

India and Israel – Inseparable Friends

The ongoing return visit of the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to India in response to the visit of Indian Premier Narendra Modi to Israel in July 2017 has cemented the relationship between the two countries to such an extent that it has sent shivers across the borders on both the flanks.  India and Israel, though...

Navy’s Minesweeping Woes – Going Critical

Navy’s Minesweeping Woes – Going Critical

From the very beginning of his tenure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave priority to visiting countries in the Indian Ocean. Addressing the valedictory function of the International Fleet Review during 2016 he had also stated, “The Indian Ocean Region is one of my foremost policy priorities. Our approach is evident in...

Assault Rifles, Carbine Procurement – Israel could be best source

Assault Rifles, Carbine Procurement – Israel could be best source

Media headlines on January 17 read “13 yrs after requst, Army to get 1.6 lakh rifles, carbines”. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) headed by the Defence Minister, has  cleared fast-track procurement of 72,400 assault rifles and 93,850 carbines for Rs 3,547 cr from the global market. According to PTI, tenders...

Soldierathon: Run for Our Soldiers

Soldierathon: Run for Our Soldiers

`Soldierathon`- the unique name &it’s posts on social media on the social media caught my attention last week. On checking, I found that it was an initiative taken by Maj (R) Surendra Poonia – my friend for 7 years. I met Sunny when I was working on an article on the President Bodyguards. He was posted as the...

Circa 2017: A lot achieved but miles to go in Jammu and Kashmir

Circa 2017: A lot achieved but miles to go in Jammu and Kashmir

2017 offered a mixed bag for Jammu and Kashmir in both the political and security domain. The state witnessed a modicum of peace and virtual destruction of the terror machinery, due to relentless counter terrorist operation by security forces. The going was, however, not totally smooth as many issues came up, some due...

Innovations to Prevent Bomb Blasts: Trust Based Security

Innovations to Prevent Bomb Blasts: Trust Based Security

As reflected by the repeated bomb blasts in Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur and elsewhere, India has proved itself to be vulnerable and unable to prevent bomb blasts.  Bomb disposal teams came into play only on reports.  Is there a better way to ensure our safety? Much of the responsibility rests on the shoulders of Citizens,...

Virtual Currencies: Bitcoin as an Emerging Terror Financing Threat to India

Virtual Currencies: Bitcoin as an Emerging Terror Financing Threat to India

There are various segments of customers who may be interested in buying and selling Bitcoins. It ranges from traders to freelancers to online web market spenders to Hackers. The Bitcoin address to which you shall send Bitcoin may be of the guy next door or across the globe. It is similar to sending an email to an email...

Indo-Israel Relations: Make With India

Indo-Israel Relations: Make With India

Both countries carved their national identity as a fragile balance of cultures, religions and minorities. Both have significant expatriate communities in foreign countries, giving significant contribution to the country’s wealth, and international influence. For India, it was a struggle for unification and defending...

Electronic Warfare: Emerging Trends in Technology

Electronic Warfare: Emerging Trends in Technology

The realm of Electronic Warfare (EW) has traditionally been kept in the classified domain, even within the security community. It was a domain handled by experts, in dedicated units equipped with specialist equipment. This veil of secrecy was necessitated because equipment of this nature was a perceived force...

Logjam in Indigenous Aircraft Production

Logjam in Indigenous Aircraft Production

There is a swirling discomfiture that the ‘Make-in-India’ initiative, a signature tune of the NDA government, involving a large number of defence projects valued at more than $60 billion, is stuck due to long-winded procedures, commercial and technical wrangling, coupled with lack of requisite political thrust. The...

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Pakistan’s Dam Despair

Pakistan’s Dam Despair

The Diamer Bhasha Dam (DBD) project to be built in Gilgit Baltistan in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is showing signs of distress yet again with Pakistan’s November 2017 decision not to let the project be subsumed under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Over the years, the DBD project with a slated capacity of...

Buffer States a Shield to Protect the Frontiers

Buffer States a Shield to Protect the Frontiers

Economic and military rise of China has shown early signs of expansionist mindset. China is...

 
The Third Raisina Dialogue

The Third Raisina Dialogue

The much awaited third annual Raisina Dialogue at New Delhi has finally concluded. The core...

 
Fighting Falcon: The End of an Era?

Fighting Falcon: The End of an Era?

On November 14, 2017, four decades of continuous production of the Fighting Falcon (F16) ceased...

Maldives: Drift, Intransigence, Implications

Maldives: Drift, Intransigence, Implications

There is plenty euphoria in the media about Maldives having “reset” the bilateral relations...

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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman onboard Sukhoi 30MKI

The Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman in front of Sukhoi 30MKI for a sortie, at Air Force...

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The Raksha Mantri Visits Goa Naval Area

The Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman visited Goa Naval Area on 08 January 2018. She was accompanied by...

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Commissioning the Naval Submarine INS Kalvari

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi commissioning the Naval Submarine INS Kalvari into the Indian Navy, in...

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Armed Forces Flag Day

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Officers of the Kendriya Sainik Board, on the occasion of the...

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 71st Infantry Day

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat paying homage to the Martyrs, on the occasion of 71st...

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