J&K: Apple Terrorism

J&K: Apple Terrorism

Pakistan, its proxies and sympathisers had hoped that post 05 August there would be a mass uprising and blood bath in Kashmir Valley and the adjoining areas south of PirPanjal drawing the attention of the entire world thus justifying Pakistan’s stand on Kashmir. But to their dismay nothing like that happened. Even...

The Frustrated Pakistan Deep State is Reacting to its Failure in an Obtuse and Graceless Manner

The Frustrated Pakistan Deep State is Reacting to its Failure in an Obtuse and Graceless Manner

The Line of Control is heated up yet again! The last few days have seen a heavy exchange of artillery fire. The recent face-off is the result of Indian retaliation to unprovoked fire by Pakistan from its terrorist launch pads in the Jura, Athmuqam and Kundalsahi in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK). It is quite apparent...

Technology in Warfare: Is India Lagging Behind?

Technology in Warfare: Is India Lagging Behind?

There are more than 250 government or private drone developers or manufacturers in China. Some are working closely with technical universities and the government. China is investing heavily in Swarm Technology and Artificial Intelligence. With the rapid rate of development and astonishing test results, China appears to...

J&K: Apple Terrorism

J&K: Apple Terrorism

Pakistan, its proxies and sympathisers had hoped that post 05 August there would be a mass uprising and blood bath in Kashmir Valley and the adjoining areas south of PirPanjal drawing the attention of the entire world thus justifying Pakistan’s stand on Kashmir. But to their dismay nothing like that happened. Even...

The Frustrated Pakistan Deep State is Reacting to its Failure in an Obtuse and Graceless Manner

The Frustrated Pakistan Deep State is Reacting to its Failure in an Obtuse and Graceless Manner

The Line of Control is heated up yet again! The last few days have seen a heavy exchange of artillery fire. The recent face-off is the result of Indian retaliation to unprovoked fire by Pakistan from its terrorist launch pads in the Jura, Athmuqam and Kundalsahi in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK). It is quite apparent...

Offensive Force versus Manning Border

Offensive Force versus Manning Border

India conducted Exercise ‘Him Vijay’ in Arunachal Pradesh before the recent Modi-Xi second informal summit at Mamallapuram. Him Vijay involved exercising three Integrated Battle Groups (IBGs) of the Mountain Strike Corps (MSC) in their combat role. The drill was carried out in phases with each IBG comprising around...

Honouring Braves and Sleeping with Terrorists

Honouring Braves and Sleeping with Terrorists

Indian-American Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, posted as Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy, was shot dead on September 28 while on duty. According to a senior police officer, Dhaliwal, who was in his early 40s, died after being shot multiple times from behind in a “ruthless, cold-blooded way” during a traffic stop in the US state...

The Rafale is finally on IAF inventory

The Rafale is finally on IAF inventory

The Indian Air Force had issued a “Request for Information” (RFI) for 126 MMRCA in 2001. After much dilly-dallying, for almost two years beyond the planned December 2005 issue date, the MoD finally announced a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) in Aug 2007, once the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) had granted the...

India takes delivery of first Rafale in France on Air Force Day

India takes delivery of first Rafale in France on Air Force Day

On the auspicious day of Indian Air Force, 8th October, Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, hosted the handover ceremony of the first Indian Air Force Rafale in Mérignac, Dassault Aviation’s Rafale final assembly facility. The event was placed under the high patronage of the...

Defence against Drones

Defence against Drones

The Houthi drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Abaqiq and Khurais oil facilities on September 14 have once again brought forth the deadly dimension of this type of disruptive threat. Not that this was the first instance of swarm drone attack. It was covered in these columns earlier that in 2018, there were periodic...

The Relevance of Geography and History in the Maritime Domain

The Relevance of Geography and History in the Maritime Domain

Command Her! If you can’t command her, control her. If you can’t control her, dominate her. If you can’t dominate her, maintain presence and deny her to others. Oh! The sea is a wild child! — Anonymous Geopolitics emerged towards the fag end of the 19th century at a time when the international system was...

Terror’s Third Dimension

Terror’s Third Dimension

In a recent bid to revive militancy in Punjab, Pakistan has tried to smuggle in arms and ammunition from across the border, in multiple sorties using drones. The cargo was meant for the Khalistan Zindabad Force – a proscribed organisation.  Intelligence was a tad late in getting this information on time. Had it not...

Technology in Warfare: Is India Lagging Behind?

Technology in Warfare: Is India Lagging Behind?

There are more than 250 government or private drone developers or manufacturers in China. Some are working closely with technical universities and the government. China is investing heavily in Swarm Technology and Artificial Intelligence. With the rapid rate of development and astonishing test results, China appears to...

The Way Ahead: Making India Self Reliant in Defence

The Way Ahead: Making India Self Reliant in Defence

On May 31, 2017, in a major policy reform intended to promote ‘Make in India’ in defence manufacturing, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced the much-anticipated Strategic Partnership model for the Indian private sector. The model, whose concept was first suggested by the Dhirendra Singh Committee in its July...

Sustaining Air Defence Weapon Systems: Facing the Challenge Here and Now

Sustaining Air Defence Weapon Systems: Facing the Challenge Here and Now

If there is one challenge that stares insurmountably in the face of Air Defence warriors today, it is the challenge of sustaining and keeping alive, guns, missiles, sensors and Battle Management Systems that are 40 to 50 years old. With the cumulative percentage of obsolescence of all Ground Based Air Defence Weapon...

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India should not forget its history

India should not forget its history

“India should not forget its history,” Bhutto observed on the eve of the India-Pakistan conflict in 1950....

The Final Nail in the Coffin of Pakistani Manipulations in J&K

The Final Nail in the Coffin of Pakistani Manipulations in J&K

Network and landline connections in Jammu and Kashmir, that have remained restricted in parts since 05 August this...

Indian Al Qaeda Boss Killed, Highlighting Growing Problem

Indian Al Qaeda Boss Killed, Highlighting Growing Problem

Al Qaeda on the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) chief Asim Umar was killed in an air strike in Afghanistan that was announced this week, shining the light on the Islamic terror group’s rapid expansion across the region. An expert in the field, journalist and counter-terrorism scholar J.M. Phelps, told The Liberty Sentinel that the death highlights what he described as the international...

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China celebrates its Republic day in Minsar, the Indian village in Tibet

China celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in the Indian village/town of Minsar in Western Tibet. An article inChina Tibet Newsmentioned the performance held to welcome upcoming National Day on September 29. A picture showed a dance composed and performed by teachers and students of the Primary School of Montser Town. Montser is the Chinese spelling for Minsar. The article says: “To celebrate the...

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41st Directors’ Conference of DRDO

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh in a group photo with the participants, awardees and...

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The newly inducted Rafale Aircraft

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh after flying a sortie in the newly inducted Rafale aircraft,...

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Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria taking over as the Chief of the Air Staff of Indian Air Force

Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria reviewing the Guard of Honour at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhavan), on taking...

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Union Minister for Defence onboard the INS Vikramaditya

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh onboard the INS Vikramaditya, the biggest ship of Indian...

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CAS flies with Wg Cdr Abhinandan Varthaman at Air Force Station Pathankot

Glimpses of a sortie of Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, Chairman Chiefs of Staff...

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