Pakistan - Terror tags don’t worry Beijing’s Darling

Pakistan - Terror tags don’t worry Beijing’s Darling

News about the recently released UNSC consolidated list of individual terrorist and terrorist entities naming 139 from Pakistan including prominent names like Dawood Ibrahim and LeT chief Hafiz Saeed was headlined in Indian media. The list includes all individuals who have either lived in Pakistan, operated from there...

Backroom Snippets from Islamabad

Backroom Snippets from Islamabad

Indian High Commission Housing Residential Complex on about 15 acres plot is coming up in Diplomatic Enclave, Islamabad. It is 98% complete and will be fully operational by Sep 18. On becoming functional, interference from ISI may stop and thus ISI is worried. ISI intervened on 15 Feb and stopped the work and snapped...

The Strategy of Moral High Ground in Jammu and Kashmir

The Strategy of Moral High Ground in Jammu and Kashmir

The two epics of Indian Philosophy; Ramayana and Mahabharat portrayed wars fought for righteousness and justice. These wars depicted ‘Victory of Virtue over Vice’. Even Christianity supported and practised the ‘Just War Theory: Initially, propounded by St Augustine of Hippo in the 4th Century and later, St Thomas...

Pakistan - Terror tags don’t worry Beijing’s Darling

Pakistan - Terror tags don’t worry Beijing’s Darling

News about the recently released UNSC consolidated list of individual terrorist and terrorist entities naming 139 from Pakistan including prominent names like Dawood Ibrahim and LeT chief Hafiz Saeed was headlined in Indian media. The list includes all individuals who have either lived in Pakistan, operated from there...

Backroom Snippets from Islamabad

Backroom Snippets from Islamabad

Indian High Commission Housing Residential Complex on about 15 acres plot is coming up in Diplomatic Enclave, Islamabad. It is 98% complete and will be fully operational by Sep 18. On becoming functional, interference from ISI may stop and thus ISI is worried. ISI intervened on 15 Feb and stopped the work and snapped...

The Strategy of Moral High Ground in Jammu and Kashmir

The Strategy of Moral High Ground in Jammu and Kashmir

The two epics of Indian Philosophy; Ramayana and Mahabharat portrayed wars fought for righteousness and justice. These wars depicted ‘Victory of Virtue over Vice’. Even Christianity supported and practised the ‘Just War Theory: Initially, propounded by St Augustine of Hippo in the 4th Century and later, St Thomas...

Maritime Air Ops: Ex Gagan Shakti – 2018

Maritime Air Ops: Ex Gagan Shakti – 2018

During both phases of Ex Gagan Shakti, the IAF is effectively exercising its Maritime war fighting concepts on both the Western and Eastern seaboards.  Air Dominance, over the entire extended area of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) in support of the Indian Navy (IN) is being demonstrated by employment of combat enablers...

Military Diplomacy: A Vital Tool for Furthering National Interests

Military Diplomacy: A Vital Tool for Furthering National Interests

“While the civil bureaucracy and the political leadership in our MOD continue to constrain the Indian military’s engagement with the world, China is consciously promoting it.”  — C Raja Mohan A nation’s strength to thwart diverse threats to its interests and adequately address the varied transformational...

Indo-French Relations: Will the Partnership take a Step Further?

Indo-French Relations: Will the Partnership take a Step Further?

According to most commentators, the visit to India of French President Emmanuel Macron has been an unqualified success. For the first time, a French President was on the cover a national magazine; another first, President Macron gave an interview from the Elysee Palace in Paris which was broadcasted in prime time on a...

Internal Peace: Understanding the Structural Issues

Internal Peace: Understanding the Structural Issues

Increasingly, as the country becomes more powerful, external threats reduce in intensity, but the army finds itself engaged in restoring internal peace. This becomes of even greater importance when the external enemies use the internal fissures to fight a proxy war against us; a low cost, low risk option for our...

Did India ever formulate Kashmir Policy !!!

Did India ever formulate Kashmir Policy !!!

Article 35A, which essentially determines as to who can be permanent citizen of Jammu and Kashmir is the lynchpin of Article 370. It was a Presidential Order in the year 1954 by way of which Article 35A was made operative. It has never been intrinsic to the Indian Constitution. This stark illegality or Constitutional...

Cyber Security: Civil and Military Implications

Cyber Security: Civil and Military Implications

The capability of India’s matchless troops in on-the-ground, blood-and-guts fighting is legendary. But if operational logistics is compromised in advance by a hostile military, wars may be lost even before engaging in battles and such battles as engaged in, will prove costly in terms of soldiers’ lives lost due to...

Indian delegation witnessed performance of Ka-226T helicopter

Indian delegation witnessed performance of Ka-226T helicopter

The representatives of the Indian MoD visited Kamov Helicopters of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec) within the framework of the project of the delivering 200 units of Ka-226T rotorcraft and establishing its serial production in India.  The Indian military took part in the demonstration flight of...

Dr Alexander Sagel takes over as head of Weapon and Ammunition division of Rheinmetall Defence

Dr Alexander Sagel takes over as head of Weapon and Ammunition division of Rheinmetall Defence

Dr Alexander Sagel, until now head of the Hardparts division at Rheinmetall Automotive, assumed overall responsibility for the Weapon and Ammunition division of the Group’s Defence arm effective 1 April 2018. In his new position he simultaneously serves on the executive board of Rheinmetall Defence, reporting directly...

Kalyani Group launches futuristic Artillery Guns

Kalyani Group launches futuristic Artillery Guns

The DefExpo 2018 witnessed the launch of yet another new, modern gun by India’s Artillery power house, the Kalyani Group. The Ultra-Light Howitzer (ULH), which is a 155/39 cal gun system was unveiled here at Chennai today. The Gun comes in two variants – the conventional Recoil ULH and Advance Hybrid Recoil...

Interviews / Spotlight

Leaders root for peace in Kashmir, Kashmiriyat holds the key

Leaders root for peace in Kashmir, Kashmiriyat holds the key

The chief of the Indian Army, General Bipin Rawat, recently made a significant statement on Jammu and Kashmir,...

Defence Budget: Beyond the Numbers

Defence Budget: Beyond the Numbers

As reported by the Times of India on April 04, this year’s discussion on the general budget in parliament will go...

When the snows melt

When the snows melt

Every year during the months of May and June, the high passes of Himalayas witness activity as the Chinese cross over and intrude on Indian territory. The Himalayan snows will soon start melting. Every year during the months of May and June, the high passes witness activities not in consonance with the majestic peace-conducive surrounding peaks. This year again, the Chinese will cross over...

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United States-Russia Military Confrontation 2018 & its Implications for Indian Foreign Policy

United States and Russia are in a state of edgy military confrontation which has all the potential of a flare-up and military showdown. Inherent in this are serious implications for India and its foreign policy would be severely tested. Geopolitically, strange is the emerging reality that the United States has chosen the Middle East for a showdown with Russia where the strategic challenges to United States are much lower in scale than in Indo...

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PM Modi witnessing the demonstration of equipment during DefExpo 2018

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi witnessing the demonstration of equipment of the Armed forces, at the...

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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressing the media on DefExpo India – 2018

The Union Minister for Defence, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman addressing the media-persons on DefExpo India –...

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Releasing a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) Coffee table book ‘Will of Steel’

The Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman releasing a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) Coffee table...

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Visit of Chief of Staff of the US Air Force

The Chief of Staff of the US Air Force, General David L Goldfein meeting the Chief of the Air Staff, Air...

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 NCC Republic Day Parade Camp 2018

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat inspecting the Parade, during his visit to the NCC Republic...

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