Kashmir fast heading towards “Acchhe Din”

Kashmir fast heading towards “Acchhe Din”

When a lamp is about to extinguish, it begins to flicker. Similarly, terrorism in Kashmir is flickering. The gun has yielded space to stones. The militancy is on decline. Hurriyat leadership has been badly exposed. The traditional Kashmiri power brokers are frustrated and dejected. Terror funding has been...

Oil – Is It a Dying Resource?

Oil – Is It a Dying Resource?

Countries that consume large amounts of energy have been coping with oil prices hovering around $110 per barrel since the beginning of 2011, as most of the developed and developing nations have been trying to emerge from financial and debt crises. A sustained period of lower oil prices has provided relief. Major oil...

Kashmiri Separatists Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds

Kashmiri Separatists Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds

Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), the main two militant organisations in Pakistan who provide ISI’s cutting edge to the Pakistan-sponsored proxy war in Kashmir have, of late, suffered heavy casualties at the hands of security forces in the Valley. What is, however, of significance, is the killing of...

Kashmir fast heading towards “Acchhe Din”

Kashmir fast heading towards “Acchhe Din”

When a lamp is about to extinguish, it begins to flicker. Similarly, terrorism in Kashmir is flickering. The gun has yielded space to stones. The militancy is on decline. Hurriyat leadership has been badly exposed. The traditional Kashmiri power brokers are frustrated and dejected. Terror funding has been...

Oil – Is It a Dying Resource?

Oil – Is It a Dying Resource?

Countries that consume large amounts of energy have been coping with oil prices hovering around $110 per barrel since the beginning of 2011, as most of the developed and developing nations have been trying to emerge from financial and debt crises. A sustained period of lower oil prices has provided relief. Major oil...

Kashmiri Separatists Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds

Kashmiri Separatists Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds

Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), the main two militant organisations in Pakistan who provide ISI’s cutting edge to the Pakistan-sponsored proxy war in Kashmir have, of late, suffered heavy casualties at the hands of security forces in the Valley. What is, however, of significance, is the killing of...

The Fault Lines of the Rafale Deal

The Fault Lines of the Rafale Deal

The feisty Defence Minister Ms Nirmala Sitaraman faced a volley of questions of late about the Rafale fighter deal for 36 aircraft concluded on April 10, 2015 as lacking in transparency as it did not have the prior approval of the earlier Defence Minister Mr Manohar Parrikar & the Cabinet Committee on Security. Besides...

Infantry’s Day As It Was

Infantry’s Day As It Was

On October 24, India got the first news of invasion of Kashmir. It was through a formal dispatch from Pakistan Army Headquarter informing the supreme commander of all British forces in India and Pakistan, Field Marshal Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck. He was informed that, “Tribesmen estimated 5,000 Afridis, Wazirs,...

Brahmos on Su30MKI – Towards an Indian CPRS Capability

Brahmos on Su30MKI – Towards an Indian CPRS Capability

With the unique demonstration by test-firing Brahmos from Su30MKI aircraft, India has started its unique baby steps towards indicating what I called Conventional Prompt Regional Strike (CPRS) Capability. Can IAF consider these and perhaps other options for creating a system for conventional prompt regional strike...

Assessing challenges posed by domestic police agencies in countering terrorism

Assessing challenges posed by domestic police agencies in countering terrorism

Nine years ago ten militants “hailing” from the terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) landed on the shores of Mumbai. Trained in “military assault tactics”, their targets varied from restaurants to prominent hotel in the “financial capital” of India, Mumbai. Lashkar-e-Taiba or the “Army of the righteous”,...

Mr Abdullah Don’t masquerade Global Jihad as PoK Issue

Mr Abdullah Don’t masquerade Global Jihad as PoK Issue

Four weeks before Mr Dineshwar Sharma was appointed as the special interlocutor for Jammu & Kashmir, US diplomat Joshua Goldberg, the political unit chief Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs in Washington visited Kashmir and confabulated with various political and religious leaders (both Shia and Sunni) as well...

Central Armed Police Forces: Do we really care?

Central Armed Police Forces: Do we really care?

The Police Commemoration Day is observed on October 21st every year. Since Independence, 34,418 Police personnel have sacrificed their lives for safeguarding the integrity of the nation and providing security to people of this country. During the last one year, from September 2016 to August 2017, 383 Police personnel...

LCA Tejas: Still a Long Way

LCA Tejas: Still a Long Way

Originally intended to serve as an air superiority aircraft, the LCA Tejas has a secondary ground-attack role. The wing and fin are made of carbon-fibre-reinforced polymer. It is one of the smallest and lightest fighter aircraft of its class in the world. The IAF requires 200 single-seat and 20 twin-seat aircraft to...

Stonewalling Privatization of Government Defence Industry

Stonewalling Privatization of Government Defence Industry

As per media reports, Army’s move to source fabric for its combat uniforms from the private sector because of huge price differential between the uniforms procured from Ordnance Factories and those available locally with the “same cloth”, has Ordnance Factory employees up in arms. Army reportedly wrote to the...

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet Tops 400,000 Flight Hours

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet Tops 400,000 Flight Hours

Boeing and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. company announced today the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000 flight hour milestone. The V-22 Osprey has been continuously deployed since entering service in 2007 with the United States Marine Corps...

Interviews / Spotlight

Pakistan Army as a Politically Disruptive Force in Nation-Building

Pakistan Army as a Politically Disruptive Force in Nation-Building

Pakistan Army having ruled over Pakistan for nearly half its existence since 1947 has no credits to distinguish itself in terms of Pakistan’s nation-building; the contrary is true in that despite its pretentions of being the “Glue that Holds Pakistan Together”, Pakistan as a nation in 2017 is unstuck and...

1971 War: Battle of Daruchian

1971 War: Battle of Daruchian

Consequent upon the failure of the Pakistani divisional attack on Poonch, it was decided to...

 
Multiple Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV)

Multiple Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV)

Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) The concept of having a defensive system against ballistic...

 
The Military Literature Festival

The Military Literature Festival

Introduction Chandigarh being central to Punjab & Haryana, both states which have contributed...

Chabahar: Indian Perseverence pays Dividends

Chabahar: Indian Perseverence pays Dividends

The 15 year long wait forthe opening of Chabahar Port, located in Sistan- Balochistan region of...

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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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Air Warriors, at Airforce Station, Chabua

The Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman with the Air warriors, at Airforce Station, Chabua, in...

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Diwali with the Jawans of Indian Army and BSF

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrating Diwali with the jawans of Indian Army and BSF, in the Gurez...

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Diwali with Troops and their Families

The Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman celebrating the Diwali with troops and their families,...

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