Checking Cross LoC Infiltration by Pakistan

Checking Cross LoC Infiltration by Pakistan

One of the easiest ways by which an adversary/ enemy can access those areas which necessarily have to be protected from the former is through an underground passageway facilitated through a tunnel. This method, has over the decades, been perfected to such an extent that illegal immigrants wishing to settle down in the...

Fake Army of Assam

Fake Army of Assam

Incidents of terrorists wearing Army uniforms to attack army bases in Jammu and Kashmir have been happening over past years. Donning Army uniforms naturally would help terrorists close in to entrance of a unit base even by daylight, duping  sentries posing as regular Army soldiers, open surprise fire to kill them and...

Capability Enhancement Programme: A Cost Effective Approach to Modernisation of Land Systems

Capability Enhancement Programme: A Cost Effective Approach to Modernisation of Land Systems

Military capability denotes an integrated and agile combination of trained personnel, mission capable equipment, infrastructure, information systems, organisational structures and processes that can create a military effect in a range of operational contingencies. The ability to achieve a desired effect is defined by...

US Naval Fleet in Indian Ocean: Emerging Priority Theatre of Global Power Matrix

US Naval Fleet in Indian Ocean: Emerging Priority Theatre of Global Power Matrix

The reported US intention of creating a separate naval command for Indian Ocean apparently sounds to be good news for the India. The positive side is its timings in the current context, and more than that  its long term strategic import of enhancing much needed  military deterrence against China in the Indian Ocean...

Checking Cross LoC Infiltration by Pakistan

Checking Cross LoC Infiltration by Pakistan

One of the easiest ways by which an adversary/ enemy can access those areas which necessarily have to be protected from the former is through an underground passageway facilitated through a tunnel. This method, has over the decades, been perfected to such an extent that illegal immigrants wishing to settle down in the...

Imran Khan’s Visit to Afghanistan

Imran Khan’s Visit to Afghanistan

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Afghanistan recently and met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on November 19.  Ghani called Imran’s visit historic though Afghanistan has been reeling under terrorist attacks over past decades courtesy Pakistan. Imran reportedly assured President Ghani that his government...

Capability Enhancement Programme: A Cost Effective Approach to Modernisation of Land Systems

Capability Enhancement Programme: A Cost Effective Approach to Modernisation of Land Systems

Military capability denotes an integrated and agile combination of trained personnel, mission capable equipment, infrastructure, information systems, organisational structures and processes that can create a military effect in a range of operational contingencies. The ability to achieve a desired effect is defined by...

Surviving Stealth: Responding to Low Observable Combat Jet Threat

Surviving Stealth: Responding to Low Observable Combat Jet Threat

Since the radar was invented in the 1930s, it has been of major concern to aircraft engaged in offensive air operations. Radar was used extensively as a tool of warfare during the Second World War to detect and track enemy aircraft, by day and night, in all weather conditions. Later, employability of the radar to detect...

Artificial Intelligence in Military Aviation

Artificial Intelligence in Military Aviation

Much like the nuclear arms race of the 20th century, Artificial Intelligence (AI) arms race poses the new challenge in 21st century. Autonomous operations by aerial drones, robots and naval systems are fast replacing the manned platforms in every role. Aerial systems which cover large distances at very high speeds will...

Fake Army of Assam

Fake Army of Assam

Incidents of terrorists wearing Army uniforms to attack army bases in Jammu and Kashmir have been happening over past years. Donning Army uniforms naturally would help terrorists close in to entrance of a unit base even by daylight, duping  sentries posing as regular Army soldiers, open surprise fire to kill them and...

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...

FDI in Defence Manufacturing-26-49-100 Percent

FDI in Defence Manufacturing-26-49-100 Percent

There are times when a nation is blessed with decisive leadership, which can take bold policy initiatives that would benefit future generations. In the budget of 2014, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in defence production was increased from the then 26 percent to 49 percent. There was noticeable excitement amongst the...

Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces awards Rosoboronexport with Certificate of Honor

Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces awards Rosoboronexport with Certificate of Honor

In line with Order No. 1 of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin dated October 15, 2020, Rosoboronexport JSC (part of Rostec State Corporation) has been awarded the Certificate of Honor “For merit in strengthening the country’s defense capacity and developing...

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...

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An improbable India-China War

An improbable India-China War

Armed forces of India and China have been facing one another eyeball- to- eyeball in a standoff in Eastern Ladakh...

Decoding Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020

Decoding Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020

It is a challenge to encapsulate the Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020 (DAP 2020), released by the Ministry of...

Indian Army Ignores Chinese Propaganda

Indian Army Ignores Chinese Propaganda

“PLA unveils new smartwatch for combat rescue, it features IoT SIM card, health tracking, Beidou positioning, individual recognition, SOS voice calling, injury reporting, rescue sensing, one key data wiping, remote wipe, a one-key requesting assistance from combat support service,” said a report from a Chinese website.  When one reads the Chinese press related to defence issues, one gets...

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The Tibet Factor in India-China Relations

Seventy Years Ago: Tibet Invaded October 7, 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) crossing the Upper Yangtze and entering into the territory controlled by Lhasa. While invading Eastern Tibet, Beijing asserted that it was ‘liberating’ the Land of Snows. Today, seven decades later, the Tibetans, particularly the first ‘liberated’ populations of Eastern Tibet, still disagree with this...

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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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