Securing the Indian Skies

Securing the Indian Skies

The face-saving reprisal by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in response to the Indian Air Force (IAF) aerial strike on February 26, 2019, against a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) training camp near Balakot in Pakistan, has served to emphasize the issue of securing the Indian skies. Implicit to this issue is the defence against an...

India and US – Rising Bonhomie

India and US – Rising Bonhomie

The just concluded Indo-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue was held in backdrop of an increasingly aggressive China who also caused a global pandemic by triggering the Wuhan virus that has claimed over one million lives. It initiated the aggression in Eastern Ladakh, with an arrogant Chinese regime and media indulging in...

The Myths and Lies being spread by Gupkaris

The Myths and Lies being spread by Gupkaris

Dr Farooq Abdullah and his other colleagues are busy spreading certain myths and lies in order to regain the lost sympathies of the people who have displayed open hatred for them for the miseries thrust upon them while in power. It is being done in the hope that repeated lies may convince the people of their innocence...

India and US – Rising Bonhomie

India and US – Rising Bonhomie

The just concluded Indo-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue was held in backdrop of an increasingly aggressive China who also caused a global pandemic by triggering the Wuhan virus that has claimed over one million lives. It initiated the aggression in Eastern Ladakh, with an arrogant Chinese regime and media indulging in...

The Myths and Lies being spread by Gupkaris

The Myths and Lies being spread by Gupkaris

Dr Farooq Abdullah and his other colleagues are busy spreading certain myths and lies in order to regain the lost sympathies of the people who have displayed open hatred for them for the miseries thrust upon them while in power. It is being done in the hope that repeated lies may convince the people of their innocence...

New “START” Renewal Hits an Impasse

New “START” Renewal Hits an Impasse

Post-World War I, Germany was forced to disarm. But during 1930s, Germany again became belligerent and the world suffered in World War 2. Post-World War 1, Germany’s weapons were destroyed but the underlying causes of conflict were not. This example illustrates that that there is no simple “cause and effect”...

Securing the Indian Skies

Securing the Indian Skies

The face-saving reprisal by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in response to the Indian Air Force (IAF) aerial strike on February 26, 2019, against a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) training camp near Balakot in Pakistan, has served to emphasize the issue of securing the Indian skies. Implicit to this issue is the defence against an...

Air Defence of India: Evolving Options

Air Defence of India: Evolving Options

Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) attempted a large force ‘reposte’ on February 27, 2019, in response to Indian Air Force’s (IAF) deep air strikes on targets in Balakot. The PAF launched a 24-aircraft force comprising F-16, JF-17 and Mirage-V in a wide area on India’s Western border in broad daylight. They included...

INS Kavaratti: A Versatile Anti-Submarine Warfare Platform

INS Kavaratti: A Versatile Anti-Submarine Warfare Platform

“Indian Naval Ship Kavaratti”, the last in the series of four Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvettes’ (ASWC) built for the Indian Navy by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata, a Mini Ratna Category 1 & leading shipyard of the country, under Project 28, was commissioned today. GRSE had...

Kashmir: Self appointed, self serving leadership is now in self preservation mode

Kashmir: Self appointed, self serving leadership is now in self preservation mode

In the wake of the bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and abrogation of Article 370, the political structures in Kashmir that were aligned with separatism and soft separatism have been left without viable agendas. Articulation on the subject can draw a lead from the “Gupkar Declaration” of 4 August, 2019....

The Islamic State Footprints are all over India

The Islamic State Footprints are all over India

There are some very significant indicators, which indicate the widespread footprints of the Islamic State in India. Recently in Bengaluru, a 28 year old ophthalmologist, Abdur Rehman, was arrested by the NIA for his links with the Islamic State. In 2014, soon after completion of his MBBS, Rehman had travelled all the...

Gupkar Declaration 2.0

Gupkar Declaration 2.0

Not content with anti-national, seditious, pro-separatist Gupkar Declaration signed on 04 August 2019, a day prior to the historical announcement of Modi Government, the six leaders of Kashmir centric political parties including the descendant of Indian National Congress, Nehru-Gandhi Congress, have again issued a new...

Complexification and Public-Private Positioning in the Land Forces Armament Sector

Complexification and Public-Private Positioning in the Land Forces Armament Sector

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, restructuring has pervaded the land forces defense industry. Without the needs demanded by such a threat, a transformation precipitated in the Western industrial apparatus. Land defense systems have become increasingly complex, while economic conditions have altered the industry...

Thales Partnering with the Indian Air Force for a better tomorrow, today

Thales Partnering with the Indian Air Force for a better tomorrow, today

With initiatives and policy decisions on several fronts, India is marching steadfastly towards an era of Atmanirbharta. The country has shown will and muscle to become a global manufacturing huband lead the modernization of the armed forces. The Indian Air Force (IAF) is historically known to providing the country with...

Indian Defence Private Sector: Some Initial Successes Yet Miles To Go

Indian Defence Private Sector: Some Initial Successes Yet Miles To Go

The much publicised Strategic Partnership Model (SPM) launched with a laudable aim to allow the growth of the private sector through the route of Joint Ventures with foreign OEMs failed to deliver initially due to lack of clarity on many issues. The SPM, from the word ‘Go’, was put through so many amendments that it...

Interviews / Spotlight

India at 73 Engaging the World: India’s Relations with South Asian Nations

India at 73 Engaging the World: India’s Relations with South Asian Nations

At 73, one is thought to be old and wise in one’s ways, have difficulty in changing, but a nation like India at...

US Arms Sales to Taiwan and China’s International Isolation

US Arms Sales to Taiwan and China’s International Isolation

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is lamenting that post Covid 19, it has become the world’s punching bag....

Women in Combat Role: Proving their Mettle in J&K

Women in Combat Role: Proving their Mettle in J&K

Winds of change are taking place in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in more ways than one. A welcome development in recent times is enhancement in induction of women in security forces operating in the region. The ball was set rolling in August, 2020 with deployment of what the media termed as “Rifle Women” on duty along the Line of Control (LOC). These Rifle Women are soldiers of...

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Myth of Tribal Attack in J&K

Pakistan never had love for people of J&K. It required this territory to sustain it’s Punjabi dominated economy dependent on water and resources of this region. Pakistan had entered into a Standstill Agreement with the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir on August 12, 1947. Right from August 1947 itself Pakistan had started disruptive activities in J&K which took shape of final attack on October 22, 1947 when Pakistan unilaterally broke the...

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Shastra Puja at Sukna War Memorial, in Darjeeling

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh performs Shastra Puja at Sukna War Memorial, in Darjeeling,...

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Atal Tunnel, Rohtang

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh along with the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Jai Ram...

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Rafale aircraft's Formal Induction Ceremony

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh along with the Minister of Armed Forces of the French...

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The Naval Commanders’ Conference

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh with the Naval Commanders, at the Naval Commanders’...

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The First Rafale Aircraft

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief...

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