Six Wars China Is Sure to Fight In the Next 50 Years

Six Wars China Is Sure to Fight In the Next 50 Years

On July 8, 2013, the pro-PRC Chinese-language newspaper, Wenweipo, published an article titled “中國未來50年裡必打的六場戰爭 (Six Wars China Is Sure to Fight In the Next 50 Years)”. The anticipated six wars are all irredentist in purpose — the reclaiming of what Chinese believe to be national...

Games Nations Play: The Middle East Conflict — A Game of Gas Pipelines

Games Nations Play: The Middle East Conflict — A Game of Gas Pipelines

A decade may appear to be a microcosm compared to the infinity of time, however, when measured on the scale of geo-politics, a decade can often become an eternity. Viewed in the context of the decade long blood-letting in the Middle East since the US led invasion of Iraq, it would be fair to revisit the US Mission of...

Indian Air Force (IAF) Contingent Set to Return Home on Completion of Exercise Indradhanush

Indian Air Force (IAF) Contingent Set to Return Home on Completion of Exercise Indradhanush

Having ‘touched the sky with glory’ in consonance with the motto of the Indian Air Force (IAF) “Nabhah Sparsham Deeptam”, the air warriors of IAF are now set to return home after successful completion of the Indo-UK bilateral air exercise, Indradhanush. This was the fourth edition of Ex-Indradhanush which...

Six Wars China Is Sure to Fight In the Next 50 Years

Six Wars China Is Sure to Fight In the Next 50 Years

On July 8, 2013, the pro-PRC Chinese-language newspaper, Wenweipo, published an article titled “中國未來50年裡必打的六場戰爭 (Six Wars China Is Sure to Fight In the Next 50 Years)”. The anticipated six wars are all irredentist in purpose — the reclaiming of what Chinese believe to be national...

Games Nations Play: The Middle East Conflict — A Game of Gas Pipelines

Games Nations Play: The Middle East Conflict — A Game of Gas Pipelines

A decade may appear to be a microcosm compared to the infinity of time, however, when measured on the scale of geo-politics, a decade can often become an eternity. Viewed in the context of the decade long blood-letting in the Middle East since the US led invasion of Iraq, it would be fair to revisit the US Mission of...

The New Strategic Importance of Tibet?

The New Strategic Importance of Tibet?

It is very rare for China to mention the ‘strategic importance of Tibet’, but it is what an article posted on the portal China Tibet Online recently did. One of the reasons is the forthcoming 6th Tibet Work Forum which will decide the direction Tibet takes during the next decade. The ‘opening’ of Tibet...

Indian Air Force (IAF) Contingent Set to Return Home on Completion of Exercise Indradhanush

Indian Air Force (IAF) Contingent Set to Return Home on Completion of Exercise Indradhanush

Having ‘touched the sky with glory’ in consonance with the motto of the Indian Air Force (IAF) “Nabhah Sparsham Deeptam”, the air warriors of IAF are now set to return home after successful completion of the Indo-UK bilateral air exercise, Indradhanush. This was the fourth edition of Ex-Indradhanush which...

Lt Gen Philip Campose, Vice Chief of the Army Staff Superannuates on 31 Jul 15

Lt Gen Philip Campose, Vice Chief of the Army Staff Superannuates on 31 Jul 15

Lt Gen Philip Campose superannuates today after 40 years and seven months of distinguished service in the Indian Army. The General Officer took over as the Vice Chief of Army Staff on 01 August 2014, after commanding Army’s Western Command. He is an alumnus of St. Xavier’s School, Delhi, the National Defence...

Canards of Military Coup – another James Bond

Canards of Military Coup – another James Bond

As if the lies of a purported army coup by a journalist in 2013 were not enough, not prosecuting him had the obvious fallout for inviting more such acts. So, now we have a former IB officer, President of a so called ‘Patriots Forum’, advising the government to strategize and put in place anti-coup measures because...

Security Implications of Social Media

Security Implications of Social Media

The use of social media has become a ubiquitous component of the ever more interconnected world in which we now live. The use of social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn can provide organisations with new and innovative ways in which to engage with their staff. However this highly dynamic and...

An effort to Imortalise Yakub Abdul Razak Memon

An effort to Imortalise Yakub Abdul Razak Memon

Yakub Abdul Razak Memon was executed by hanging on 30 July 2015 at 0630 IST in Nagpur jail. About 257 people were killed and over 700 injured in a series of explosions that rocked Mumbai on March 12, 1993. He was a terrorist by choice and chartered accountant by profession. Yakub was convicted over his...

Why there is an attack in Dinanagar?

Why there is an attack in Dinanagar?

The foregoing eighteen months have witnessed three major jihadi attacks along the Pathankot-Jammu highway. This highway, NH1 (A), which serves as the lifeline of J&K runs parallel to the International Boundary (IB) with Pakistan. Most prominent places along this axis i.e. Kathua, Hiranagar, Sambha, RS Pura, have been...

Make in India: Challenges Before Defence Manufacturing

Make in India: Challenges Before Defence Manufacturing

There is a distinctive buzz about Prime Minister Modi’s new campaign for “Make in India”. The thrust is to increase share of manufacturing from the current level of 15 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to 25 per cent and create additional employment opportunity of ten million per year. This has led a few...

Boeing and Tata announce Strategic Aerospace Partnership to Make in India

Boeing and Tata announce Strategic Aerospace Partnership to Make in India

Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) today signed a framework agreement to collaborate in aerospace and defense manufacturing and potential integrated systems development opportunities, including unmanned aerial vehicles.  The companies intend to access markets jointly for products and platforms developed...

Mahindra and Ultra Electronics, UK Partner for defence products

Mahindra and Ultra Electronics, UK Partner for defence products

Mahindra Group through its company Mahindra Defence Naval Systems has joined hands with Ultra Electronics UK for addressing the highly specialized segment of Underwater Warfare equipment for the Indian Navy and radio’s for the Indian Army. With the renewed thrust from the government in clearing various naval programs...

Interviews / Spotlight

'India First' Policy Mandatory: What they don’t teach in Indian schools!

'India First' Policy Mandatory: What they don’t teach in Indian schools!

The five thousand years of civilisation we talk of can be broken in two distinct periods. The first four thousand years appear to be an age of enlightenment. Though I was not there! The last one thousand years (more or less) are recorded as an era of servitude and bondage. Once again I was not there! New Delhi...

1965 War: IAF supports Indian Army better than PAF

1965 War: IAF supports Indian Army better than PAF

Air support to surface forces, both in offence and defence is one of the most important tasks...

 
Crass politicization of terrorism in India

Crass politicization of terrorism in India

Ever since India began to be subjected to unremitting terrorism from Pakistan, mostly in direct...

 
Dinanagar Terror Attack Attempt to revive militancy in Punjab?

Dinanagar Terror Attack Attempt to revive militancy in Punjab?

The terror attack in Dinanagar town of Gurdaspur in Punjab and the growing incidents of...

1971 War: The Sinking of the Ghazi

1971 War: The Sinking of the Ghazi

 The Pakistan Navy’s Deployment of Ghazi in the 1971 Indo Pakistan War In his book,...

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The Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Myanmar in India

The Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Myanmar Senior General Min Aung Hlaing calling on the Prime...

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Kargil Vijay Diwas

The Union Minister for Defence Manohar Parrikar accompanied by the Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir...

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Innovation and Indigenisation – Sailing towards Self Reliance

The Union Minister for Defence Manohar Parrikar being felicitated by the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral...

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with the Indian soldiers at the India-Tajik Friendship Hospital

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with the Indian soldiers at the India-Tajik Friendship...

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 Handing over the Notional Key of Akash Missile System

The CMD, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), S K Sharma handing over the notional Key of Akash Missile...

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