Virtual Terrorism

Virtual Terrorism

While no definition of terrorism has been still not been accepted, the US had come up with the term “violent terrorism”. Even within the US hate crimes have been brought into the ambit of terrorism just recently. But coming to violent terrorism, did it imply that ‘latent’ terrorism was acceptable till an act of...

Fifth Generation Fighters and the IAF

Fifth Generation Fighters and the IAF

The capability of any modern fighter is usually way ahead of its predecessors, especially so if it is replacing decades-old planes such as the MiG-21 and the MiG-27. This is even more applicable to the leader of the pack of six of the world’s best fighter jets. Other air forces in the neighbourhood are also acquiring...

Kashmir - The Pivot of Geopolitical Dynamics in South Asia

Kashmir - The Pivot of Geopolitical Dynamics in South Asia

Adorning the head of the Indian sub-continent, the borders of the Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) jutted northwards, connecting with the gnarled heights of the Pamirs in the north-west and its frigid deserts blending with the wilderness of Tibet in the north-east and east; her magnificence cocooned by majestic...

Crystal Gazing the Future from Peshawar

Crystal Gazing the Future from Peshawar

Pakistan was created on religious lines in 1947 by partitioning of India. Today it stands at the cross roads even after 67 years of its creation completely confused and chaotic. One side is the Pakistani nation while on the other are sub nationalists steadfast on regional and ideological lines obscuring Pakistan which...

The Power of Media

The Power of Media

It is ironic that television channels and print media, the world over, have taken, what can only be described as vicarious pleasure, at providing live coverage of the recent hostage crisis in Sydney that ended with the tragic death of two hostages and the Iranian origin gunman, while completely ignoring the killing of...

Macabre Irony – Peshawar massacre

Macabre Irony – Peshawar massacre

In the wildest of macabre irony to the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Taliban theory that Pakistan successfully sold to the US, comes the ghastliest of terrorist attack at the Army Public School, Peshawar snuffing out some 132 young lives and injuring over 200 children and staff. If Jeff M Smith writing in Washington Times...

Fifth Generation Fighters and the IAF

Fifth Generation Fighters and the IAF

The capability of any modern fighter is usually way ahead of its predecessors, especially so if it is replacing decades-old planes such as the MiG-21 and the MiG-27. This is even more applicable to the leader of the pack of six of the world’s best fighter jets. Other air forces in the neighbourhood are also acquiring...

1971 War: Dhaka or Bust?

1971 War: Dhaka or Bust?

1971 war was the finest hour of Indian Army. In a quick, decisive, well planned & well executed campaign, Indian Army carved out a new nation on the face of earth – Bangladesh.  It was a remarkable campaign when different departments of Indian Govt. – Armed Forces, Defense Ministry, External Affairs Ministry, Home...

Central Armed Police Forces: The Need for Re-evaluation

Central Armed Police Forces: The Need for Re-evaluation

With the recent tragic death of 14 CRPF personnel in an ambush in Chhattisgarh, trust the media to go off on a wild goose chase, once again. For a supposedly well informed fraternity, I cannot but help wonder as to why they take the most important of subjects and then promptly go off on a complete tangent. This ambush...

Virtual Terrorism

Virtual Terrorism

While no definition of terrorism has been still not been accepted, the US had come up with the term “violent terrorism”. Even within the US hate crimes have been brought into the ambit of terrorism just recently. But coming to violent terrorism, did it imply that ‘latent’ terrorism was acceptable till an act of...

Kashmir - The Pivot of Geopolitical Dynamics in South Asia

Kashmir - The Pivot of Geopolitical Dynamics in South Asia

Adorning the head of the Indian sub-continent, the borders of the Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) jutted northwards, connecting with the gnarled heights of the Pamirs in the north-west and its frigid deserts blending with the wilderness of Tibet in the north-east and east; her magnificence cocooned by majestic...

Fighting the Proxy War on Social Media

Fighting the Proxy War on Social Media

On one side Modi in his Srinagar rally literally snatched the moral high ground from the army that it had assumed by a series of path breaking stances. And on the other our top military brass was found grappling with the angst and fury of young officers serving in militant infested state of Jammu & Kashmir on the social...

FREMM: A Multi-Mission Frigate by DCNS

FREMM: A Multi-Mission Frigate by DCNS

The FREMM has already entered the world market. Morocco has also ordered one Aquitaine class FREMM Frigate. The vessel, to be named Mohammed VI, is set to become the flagship of the Royal Moroccan Navy. France plans to operate eleven FREMM Frigates which will be the backbone of the French Navy (Marine Nationale)....

Airbus delivers more naval radars to US Navy under contract to Lockheed Martin

Airbus delivers more naval radars to US Navy under contract to Lockheed Martin

Airbus Defense and Space has installed and put into operation the third TRS-3D naval radar for the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program through its agreement with LCS prime contractor, Lockheed Martin. The radar has been integrated on the third “Freedom” variant of the new Littoral Combat Ships,...

Five Indian university teams accept Lockheed Martin challenge to design C-130J

Five Indian university teams accept Lockheed Martin challenge to design C-130J

Teams from five leading Indian universities presented their conceptual designs to Lockheed Martin officials in New Delhi last week, launching the C-130J Roll-On/Roll-Off University Design Challenge to develop cargo aircraft modules for disaster relief operations worldwide. Over the next year, the company will fund...

Interviews / Spotlight

1971 War: The Battle of Hussainiwala

1971 War: The Battle of Hussainiwala

The Indian enclave of Hussainiwala lies west of the Sutlej along the Ferozepur-Lahore highway. It covers about 7.5 hectares and runs in a parabola from the rail and road bridge towards Shamoke in a northwesterly direction. The countryside is mainly riverine and crisscrossed with protective bunds, prominent among them...

The Legacy of Peshawar

The Legacy of Peshawar

If the United States had been sincere and provided aid to the Afghan Mujahidin after the...

 
Pakistan's Threat Perception

Pakistan's Threat Perception

Geographically, the creation of Pakistan was most unnatural. Right from its inception, the...

 
Indo-Russian ties need regular nurturing for time tested friendship

Indo-Russian ties need regular nurturing for time tested friendship

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to India has served to reaffirm bilateral bonds...

R&AW and Bofors

R&AW and Bofors

I was posted in Geneva as Counsellor in the Permanent Mission of India (PMI) to the UN...

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Paying homage to the Martyrs of 1971 War, at Amar Jawan Jyoti

The Union Minister for Defence, Shri Manohar Parrikar and three Services Chiefs the Chief of Army Staff,...

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Indian Air Force launches the Phase-II of 3D Air Combat Mobile Game 'Guardians of the Skies'

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel (AOP) Air...

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Prime Minister paying homage to the martyrs at Martyrs Memorial

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi paying homage to the martyrs at Martyrs Memorial, Badami Bagh...

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 The occasion of Navy Day

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, the Union Minister for...

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The French Defence Minister in India

The French Defence Minister, Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian calling on the Union Minister for Defence, Shri...

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