The Debilitating Politico-Military Disconnect

The Debilitating Politico-Military Disconnect

The security imperatives for India are multiple and dynamic with a volatile neighbourhood including an aggressive China and an irrational Pakistan that refuses to stop following a state policy of terrorism. The last decade has been characterised with utter neglect of the defence sector and we need to take focused...

50th anniversary of 1965 war: Lessons remain elusive

50th anniversary of 1965 war: Lessons remain elusive

The 50th anniversary of the 1965 war covertly initiated by Pakistan against India is being recalled by the Narendra Modi government in a month-long celebratory commemoration that commenced on August 28 (Friday) – the day when Indian troops captured the Haji Pir pass. Pakistan began this war and tried to use...

Multi-Calibre Assault Rifle: Made in India vs Make in India

Multi-Calibre Assault Rifle: Made in India vs Make in India

Aping the philosophy of the West, the Indian Army wanted a rifle that would incapacitate a solider instead of killing him thus increasing the logistics burden for each soldier injured. However, as the Army started getting involved in Counter Insurgency especially in the North, the requirement for a gun with a higher...

Exposé: How Hafiz and Hurriyat killed NSA talks

Exposé: How Hafiz and Hurriyat killed NSA talks

It is not the military-intelligence establishment of Pakistan, which was solely responsible for the sabotage of NSA level talks between India and Pakistan, the pre-dominant role was that of Hafiz Saeed and to some extent the Hurriyat leaders in India. The other abetting forces were some mainstream political parties of...

Red rags and preconditions: An opportunity lost between India and Pakistan

Red rags and preconditions: An opportunity lost between India and Pakistan

Pakistan on Saturday night called off the first-ever NSA-level talks, with its Foreign Office saying that the proposed talks between the NSAs of the two countries would not serve any purpose, if held as per the two conditions laid down by the Indian External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj. What became a red rag...

Maldives – in path of Chinese squall

Maldives – in path of Chinese squall

As per media reports, Maldives president Abdulla Yameen has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to assure him that there will be no militarization in the Indian Ocean. This was obviously in response to recent Indian concerns about the recent constitutional amendment which allowed foreigners to own land in the island...

The Debilitating Politico-Military Disconnect

The Debilitating Politico-Military Disconnect

The security imperatives for India are multiple and dynamic with a volatile neighbourhood including an aggressive China and an irrational Pakistan that refuses to stop following a state policy of terrorism. The last decade has been characterised with utter neglect of the defence sector and we need to take focused...

50th anniversary of 1965 war: Lessons remain elusive

50th anniversary of 1965 war: Lessons remain elusive

The 50th anniversary of the 1965 war covertly initiated by Pakistan against India is being recalled by the Narendra Modi government in a month-long celebratory commemoration that commenced on August 28 (Friday) – the day when Indian troops captured the Haji Pir pass. Pakistan began this war and tried to use...

First Attack Helicopter to Land at Forward Base: HAL Completes Hot & High Altitude Trials of LCH at Leh

First Attack Helicopter to Land at Forward Base: HAL Completes Hot & High Altitude Trials of LCH at Leh

HAL successfully carried out the hot and the high-altitude trials of indigenously designed, developed attack chopper Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) at Leh recently. “These seasonal trials – including cold weather trials carried out at Leh during February this year – have been completed as part of the certification...

The Heart of the Common Man: The Battleground of Asymmetric Conflict

The Heart of the Common Man: The Battleground of Asymmetric Conflict

Modern warfare has taken on a decidedly un-modern cast. Militaries worldwide are engaged in an entirely different kind of combat – of the asymmetric variety – that renders the military technologies of modern states relatively ineffective. Military force alone cannot defeat the enemy in asymmetric...

A Nation Shamed - and the mafia marches on

A Nation Shamed - and the mafia marches on

Early last year, the former COAS, Gen VK Singh (now MoS in the Modi government) went to lay a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate accompanied by 7-8 veteran General Officers – all wearing their regimental side caps and some even their medals. Army Headquarters, or shall we say the misnomer Integrated HQ of...

Who cares for the nation?

Who cares for the nation?

As the Independence Day draws near, our foes are getting activated to strike wherever they can. “Inflicting a thousand cuts” has become the gospel for them. Recent weeks witnessed many gun battles between security forces and the terrorists in Sopore, Srinagar, Pulwama, Udhampur and some more places in Jammu and...

Multi-Calibre Assault Rifle: Made in India vs Make in India

Multi-Calibre Assault Rifle: Made in India vs Make in India

Aping the philosophy of the West, the Indian Army wanted a rifle that would incapacitate a solider instead of killing him thus increasing the logistics burden for each soldier injured. However, as the Army started getting involved in Counter Insurgency especially in the North, the requirement for a gun with a higher...

India - Australia Defence Ministers’ Meeting

India - Australia Defence Ministers’ Meeting

The Australian Minister of Defence Kevin Andrews is on a four-day visit to India from 31st August 2015. Today the visiting Minister held talks with the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in New Delhi which was followed by delegation level talks to discuss issues of shared strategic interest and the current state of the...

Boeing Receives $1.49 Billion Contract for 13 P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

Boeing Receives $1.49 Billion Contract for 13 P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

Boeing will provide the first P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft for Australia and additional P-8As for the U.S. Navy following a $1.49 billion contract award from the Navy for 13 aircraft. The order includes nine aircraft for the U.S. Navy and four Poseidon aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF),...

Interviews / Spotlight

Indo-Pak War 1965: Major Actions

Indo-Pak War 1965: Major Actions

The Chhamb Offensive With Operation Gibraltar having miscarried, Pakistan undertook the bold Chhamb Offensive on September 01, 1965, by using a division-sized force of tanks and infantry, with the objective of capturing the strategic Akhnoor, thereby hoping to cut off the vital road link between Jammu and Poonch. Soon,...

Return of Haji Pir Pass in 1965 – Myth and the Reality

Return of Haji Pir Pass in 1965 – Myth and the Reality

In 1965 war, Indian Army had captured the strategic Haji Pir Pass.  During the Tashkent talks...

 
Surrender as Prisoners of War & Birth of INA

Surrender as Prisoners of War & Birth of INA

All the Indian troops were to assemble in Ferrer Park, the Polo-ground of Singapore, to...

 
PoW in Tibet

PoW in Tibet

In 1962, Maj. Gen. K.K. Tewari was Commander Signals of the 4 Infantry Division based in...

India’s Sub-Conventional Warfare Deficit

India’s Sub-Conventional Warfare Deficit

National security strategies should aim at the creation of national and international...

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The Golden Jubilee of India's Victory in Indo-Pak War of 1965

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee paying tributes to martyrs, on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of...

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Vice Admiral Ram Rutberg, Commander-In-Chief of Israeli Navy is on an official visit to India

Vice Admiral Ram Rutberg, Commander-In-Chief of Israeli Navy is on an official visit to India from 24 to...

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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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