Military Diplomacy: Future of Sino-Indian relations

Military Diplomacy: Future of Sino-Indian relations

Military relations between rising powers are often caught in a conflictual cycle. Yet Sino–Indian military relations is an exception in spite of wariness on both sides of the others strategic intentions. While the two states have been at odds for much of the Cold War following the Sino–Indian border war in 1962,...

Strategic partnerships to change the Indian Defence outlook in 2016

Strategic partnerships to change the Indian Defence outlook in 2016

Despite an ambitious increase in the FDI cap from 29% to 49%, Indian defence sector was not able to attract more than Rs.56 lakh as the FDI equity in flow during the period between October 2014 and September 2015. Some radical changes are expected to be made by defence ministry in its offsets policy, however, this year...

Siachen Glacier also known as The Third Pole

Siachen Glacier also known as The Third Pole

As I write, the nation prays for Lance Naik Hanumanthappa’s speedy recovery. His condition continues to be critical. This brave soldier continues to battle for his life, admitted in the ICU. His wife said it is a second life for him, but that is still to happen as he is on a life support system at the Research and...

Military Diplomacy: Future of Sino-Indian relations

Military Diplomacy: Future of Sino-Indian relations

Military relations between rising powers are often caught in a conflictual cycle. Yet Sino–Indian military relations is an exception in spite of wariness on both sides of the others strategic intentions. While the two states have been at odds for much of the Cold War following the Sino–Indian border war in 1962,...

Expansionist Designs of ISIS

Expansionist Designs of ISIS

ISIS has clearly declared its intentions of formal expansion into the notional region of ‘Khorasan’ that includes Afghanistan-Pakistan and large parts of India, including Kashmir. ISIS has been active in Af-Pak in the recent past. It claimed responsibility for attacks on Ismaili Shias in Pakistan, and in Nangarhar...

Balochistan - a Boiling Cauldron

Balochistan - a Boiling Cauldron

Baloch separatists who are rightly disturbed over the widespread human rights abuse in the province ask why the Federal Government in Islamabad which supports the demand for self determination of Kashmiris in India, should cry foul of the rights of Baloch community for an independent homeland.  Balochs are incensed...

Siachen Glacier also known as The Third Pole

Siachen Glacier also known as The Third Pole

As I write, the nation prays for Lance Naik Hanumanthappa’s speedy recovery. His condition continues to be critical. This brave soldier continues to battle for his life, admitted in the ICU. His wife said it is a second life for him, but that is still to happen as he is on a life support system at the Research and...

Indo-Nepal Battalion Level Combined Military Exercise Surya Kiran IX Commences

Indo-Nepal Battalion Level Combined Military Exercise Surya Kiran IX Commences

The 14 day Indo-Nepal Combined Military Exercise Surya Kiran IX at general area, Pithoragarh commenced on 08 February 2016 and will culminate on 21 February 2016. A combined Ceremonial Parade was held by both the participating contingents. The Nepal Army is being represented by officers and troops of the elite Shree...

Text of Prime Minister's address at International Fleet Review 2016

Text of Prime Minister's address at International Fleet Review 2016

Honourable Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Chief Ministers My Cabinet colleagues; Delegates of Foreign Navies; Brave and proud men and women of the Indian Navy; and  The resolute people of this great city- Visakhapatnam. I am privileged to visit Visakhapatnam. The city has a special place in the heart of all Indians. My...

This time David Headley will matter!

This time David Headley will matter!

The deposition of David Headley in an Indian Court is a significant development in the context of construction of future narrative of jihadi terror orchestrated by Pakistan’s military-intelligence establishment. Notwithstanding the popular opinion that the revelations by David Headley have yielded no new facts, the...

Address by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee at International Fleet Review 2016

Address by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee at International Fleet Review 2016

  It is indeed a privilege for me to have the splendid sight of majestic warships anchored in these waters of Bay of Bengal. The fluttering pennants and flags on the dressing lines, happy and proud men in white manning their ships is indeed heartwarming. I am privileged to be here today with all of you and review this...

More Parliamentary Panel Rebuke – This Time Warships

More Parliamentary Panel Rebuke – This Time Warships

More rebuke has been heaped on the government by the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) – this time because of delay in construction of warships. Considering CAG audit on warship construction for period 1998-2009, the PAC has noted that despite warship-building being complex and time-consuming, the extent...

Strategic partnerships to change the Indian Defence outlook in 2016

Strategic partnerships to change the Indian Defence outlook in 2016

Despite an ambitious increase in the FDI cap from 29% to 49%, Indian defence sector was not able to attract more than Rs.56 lakh as the FDI equity in flow during the period between October 2014 and September 2015. Some radical changes are expected to be made by defence ministry in its offsets policy, however, this year...

MBDA delivers ASRAAM Missiles for F-35 Integration

MBDA delivers ASRAAM Missiles for F-35 Integration

MBDA has commenced deliveries of a quantity of Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missiles (ASRAAM) for the forthcoming integration of this infra-red air dominance missile on to the UK’s F-35B. The first missile was delivered to the US during January in conjunction with BAE Systems (the UK’s F-35 weapon  integration...

Boosting the Prospects of the Indian Aerospace Sector

Boosting the Prospects of the Indian Aerospace Sector

At the “Invest Karnataka 2016” event held in Bengaluru in early February this year with a view to promote the South Indian state of Karnataka, known for its IT industries and aerospace enterprises, as the investment destination par excellence, Reliance ADAG announced its plan for the setting up of Dhirubhai Ambani...

Interviews / Spotlight

The Strategic Importance of the Siachen Glacier for India

The Strategic Importance of the Siachen Glacier for India

The death of nine army jawans belonging to the Madras regiment on the Indian side and the miraculous survival of one of the brave Indian soldier (who unfortunately died in hospital in Delhi) has once again prompted a debate on whether to demilitarize the glacier or to maintain the status quo. This article is an attempt...

How long will India tolerate habitual snubbing?

How long will India tolerate habitual snubbing?

The denial of visa to one of our most accomplished and iconic artistes Anupam Kher, out of the...

 
Sonam a Legend whose Legacy will Go On: A Tribute to Legends of Siachen

Sonam a Legend whose Legacy will Go On: A Tribute to Legends of Siachen

I vividly remember during one of the interaction Brig (then Col) Pushkar Chand Deputy Commandant...

 
Monumental Challenges for Taiwan’s New President

Monumental Challenges for Taiwan’s New President

Dr Tsai Ing-wen won Taiwan’s presidential election on 16 January 2016 – her pro-independence...

“Yemen on its Knees”: Viewing Houthi Insurgency through a Terror Prism

“Yemen on its Knees”: Viewing Houthi Insurgency through a Terror Prism

Introduction In the past couple of months, a coalition led by Saudi Arabia, the richest country...

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International Fleet Review 2016

The President Pranab Mukherjee and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the aboard INS Sumitra reviews the...

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Best Marching Contingent Trophy for Army Day Parade

The Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh giving away the Best Marching Contingent Trophy for Army Day...

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PM's remarks at NCC Rally

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today called upon the NCC cadets to dedicate their lives to the...

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67th Republic Day

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, on the occasion of the...

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents certificates to innovators in the Indian Army

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents certificates to innovators in the Indian Army, on the occasion...

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