Ethico-legal issues of Transnational Drone Strikes against Terror Groups and Misuse of Drones for Terrorism

Ethico-legal issues of Transnational Drone Strikes against Terror Groups and Misuse of Drones for Terrorism

Introduction Military technology which has always defined how wars are fought has come a long way from bows and arrows of the epical war of Mahabharata and Trojan war to longbow used by the English archers at Agincourt in the Middle Ages through the invention of gun powder and much later heavy tanks and bombing...

The Unfulfilled Dream of India-Afghanistan on the Way of Chabahar, Wheat That Never Reached Kabul!

The Unfulfilled Dream of India-Afghanistan on the Way of Chabahar, Wheat That Never Reached Kabul!

What Is the Chabahar Tripartite Project Agreement? The Chabahar trilateral economic project agreement was signed in Tehran in 2016 in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the fugitive Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, and former Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Military Modernisation and the “Hollowness”

Military Modernisation and the “Hollowness”

Ten years ago, in 2012, the then Chief of the Army Staff wrote a detailed letter to the then Prime Minister bringing to his notice the “critical deficiencies” in the Army’s arsenal and military hardware which was have a crippling impact on the operational readiness of the Army.  He brought out that the Army would...

The Unfulfilled Dream of India-Afghanistan on the Way of Chabahar, Wheat That Never Reached Kabul!

The Unfulfilled Dream of India-Afghanistan on the Way of Chabahar, Wheat That Never Reached Kabul!

What Is the Chabahar Tripartite Project Agreement? The Chabahar trilateral economic project agreement was signed in Tehran in 2016 in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the fugitive Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, and former Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

G20 & the US Claptrap

G20 & the US Claptrap

India received the G20 Presidency at a ceremony at the close of the recent G20 summit held in Bali, Indonesia on November 15-16; the G20 Presidency gavel was transferred from Indonesian President Joko Widodo to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India’s presidency will begin on December 1, 2022, leading to India...

Making sense of Xi-Biden meeting in Bali: Scholars in China want Beijing to Reassess US Strategy

Making sense of Xi-Biden meeting in Bali: Scholars in China want Beijing to Reassess US Strategy

Biden’s changed rhetoric in Bali did indeed surprise the world – including China. An editorial in the Financial Times explains the US president’s pledge in Bali to “manage China” as a mere change in tactics. In China, most commentators have described the prospects of China-US “charting the right course”...

The New Age Warfare Scenario in the 21st century

The New Age Warfare Scenario in the 21st century

Introduction The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine and other regional conflicts in the world have once again highlighted the relationship between tactics and technologies. Having the right  technology at the right point of time can change the course of any conflict. The Armenia-Azerbaijan war also proved this...

Pak Army should go back to Barracks

Pak Army should go back to Barracks

The ouster of Imran Khan as the Prime Minister in April this year has led to an unprecedented backlash against the country’s all-mighty military establishment. People are now openly expressing anti-army sentiments on the streets after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan directly accused the deep state of...

Can the Pakistan Army be tamed?

Can the Pakistan Army be tamed?

Pakistan is once again in turmoil, the present one bring due to strong insistence on immediate general election by Imran Khan , the former Prime Minister (PM), who was ousted from the county’s premiership in April 2022, in an allegedly rigged no confidence motion at the behest of the army, as he had become too big...

Indian Army’s Unmatched Resilience

Indian Army’s Unmatched Resilience

While the nation was celebrating ‘Azadika Amrit Mahotsav’ [grand celebration of Freedom’s Nectar] to commemorate India’s 75th Independence Day, on the icy heights of Siachen Glacier, an Indian army patrol recovered the mortal remains of Lance Naik Chandra Shekhar Harbola, of 19 Kumaon Regiment which was the...

Targeted Killings: Kashmir Fights Back!

Targeted Killings: Kashmir Fights Back!

Wednesday’s killing of three Pakistan backed Lashkar-e-Taiba [LeT] terrorists [including self-styled LeT commander Lateef Rather] in the Waterhail area of Budgam district in Central Kashmir is indeed a major success for the security forces and J&K police. What makes this operation all the more special is that despite...

Yasin Malik: Kashmir’s Most ‘Artful Dodger’

Yasin Malik: Kashmir’s Most ‘Artful Dodger’

From an ordinary public event disruptor to waging Pakistan sponsored armed insurrection in J&K [in the course of which he was actively involved in killing security forces personnel and innocent civilians alike], Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front [JKLF] chief Yasin Malik has not only come a long way. What’s really...

Ethico-legal issues of Transnational Drone Strikes against Terror Groups and Misuse of Drones for Terrorism

Ethico-legal issues of Transnational Drone Strikes against Terror Groups and Misuse of Drones for Terrorism

Introduction Military technology which has always defined how wars are fought has come a long way from bows and arrows of the epical war of Mahabharata and Trojan war to longbow used by the English archers at Agincourt in the Middle Ages through the invention of gun powder and much later heavy tanks and bombing...

Military Modernisation and the “Hollowness”

Military Modernisation and the “Hollowness”

Ten years ago, in 2012, the then Chief of the Army Staff wrote a detailed letter to the then Prime Minister bringing to his notice the “critical deficiencies” in the Army’s arsenal and military hardware which was have a crippling impact on the operational readiness of the Army.  He brought out that the Army would...

Rheinmetall will supply Next-generation gun systems to German Navy

Rheinmetall will supply Next-generation gun systems to German Navy

The German technology group Rheinmetall has received an order from Dutch shipbuilder Damen Naval to supply eight state-of-the-art MLG27-4.0 defence systems for the F126-class frigates it is currently building for the German Navy. Each frigate will be equipped with two MLG27-4.0 systems. The order is worth a figure in...

Interviews / Spotlight

Revamping India’s Defence Sector

Revamping India’s Defence Sector

The essence of military endeavour in battle is to pose asymmetric threats to which an adversary has no credible...

MRO Capabilities and Opportunities in Defence Sector 

MRO Capabilities and Opportunities in Defence Sector 

“It’s man behind the machine that matters”  Interview/Q&A with Vice Adm Paras Nath (Retd) AVSM, VSM, Group...

Will Gen Bajwa’s “Non-Interference in Politics” Commitment Endure?

Will Gen Bajwa’s “Non-Interference in Politics” Commitment Endure?

In what could well be his last public address, Pakistan army’s outgoing Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa did the unexpected. Not only did he accept that “our army … is often made the subject of criticism,” but also opined that “a major reason for this is the army’s interference in politics for the last 70 years, which is unconstitutional.” Adding that “This is why in February...

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Preparedness Priorities for the Indian Air Force

The continuing India-China showdown in Ladakh once again brought to focus, the preparedness of Indian armed forces to take on the aggressive and mostly belligerent China. China’s fast growing economy has allowed it to invest in defence R&D and capability. The Communist Party dominated China aspires to be a world power. Indian economy is now rising faster than China. But it remains one of the most threatened nations in the world. It has two...

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‘Artificial Intelligence in Defence’ exhibition

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh visits the ‘Artificial Intelligence in Defence’...

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High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) ABHYAS

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted the flight test of...

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INS Khanderi

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh at the ‘INS Khanderi’ during his visit to Karwar Naval...

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Presidential Fleet Review-2022

The President Ram Nath Kovind at the Presidential Fleet Review-2022 at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh on...

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Exhibition of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

The Union Minister for Defencei Rajnath Singh visiting the exhibition of Defence Research and Development...

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