Chinese objection to Indian road projects unacceptable

Chinese objection to Indian road projects unacceptable

Some 10 days ago, I wrote a piece “Chinese objection to Indian road projects unacceptable” for NitiCentral (see below). My conclusion was that “There is absolutely nothing wrong in the proposed project to build a road on the Indian side of the India-Tibet border.” Yesterday, during his monthly press conference, the...

The Gathering Storm

The Gathering Storm

It is a troubled world that we live in today and there are many reasons for this. Draw a straight line from Pakistan to Turkey, swing down to the Gaza Strip and from there to Yemen, and we have an area embroiled in all sorts of conflicts, some recent and some that have lasted for decades. Another journey from Sinai to...

Why the existence of Pakistan is not in India’s interest

Why the existence of Pakistan is not in India’s interest

Pakistan has been a thorn in India’s left side for 65 years, and amazingly, India has tolerated its pain and irritation, against most odds of human nature.  After four wars and multiple proxy wars waged by Pakistan, it still doesn’t count as much for India – a big elephant that is difficult to move.  India’s...

Chinese objection to Indian road projects unacceptable

Chinese objection to Indian road projects unacceptable

Some 10 days ago, I wrote a piece “Chinese objection to Indian road projects unacceptable” for NitiCentral (see below). My conclusion was that “There is absolutely nothing wrong in the proposed project to build a road on the Indian side of the India-Tibet border.” Yesterday, during his monthly press conference, the...

Why the existence of Pakistan is not in India’s interest

Why the existence of Pakistan is not in India’s interest

Pakistan has been a thorn in India’s left side for 65 years, and amazingly, India has tolerated its pain and irritation, against most odds of human nature.  After four wars and multiple proxy wars waged by Pakistan, it still doesn’t count as much for India – a big elephant that is difficult to move.  India’s...

Needed, a new military doctrine to deter Pakistan permanently

Needed, a new military doctrine to deter Pakistan permanently

Before the ceasefire agreement was signed in 2003 between India and Pakistan, ceasefire violations were a regular feature all along the Line of Control. During these engagements, heavy artillery fire was exchanged very frequently. Such artillery and mortar duels generally caused larger casualties among the civilians...

The battle that rages within the Nation

The battle that rages within the Nation

Since Independence, the nation has grown up with the knowledge and belief that its armed forces are pillars of strength and symbolize probity and the spirit of sacrifice. This belief is reflected in polls conducted from time to time, and is strengthened when citizens see men and women in uniform risking their lives to...

Defence Policy: Preparing for the unknown

Defence Policy: Preparing for the unknown

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first address to the combined commander’s conference went beyond the inane utterances that one has got used to in the last few years. Mostly, such meetings were addressed by reading out of a scripted message prepared by the Ministry of Defence. The proceedings used to be low in...

Developing Heavy Breakthrough Capability for the Indian Army

Developing Heavy Breakthrough Capability for the Indian Army

A ‘heavy breakthrough capability’ in India’s context relates to having the capability to reach objectives up to 600km in depth, should the political circumstances impose war on our nation. Our democratic set up will never allow India to become the aggressor, as the people’s support will never be available for...

The Gathering Storm

The Gathering Storm

It is a troubled world that we live in today and there are many reasons for this. Draw a straight line from Pakistan to Turkey, swing down to the Gaza Strip and from there to Yemen, and we have an area embroiled in all sorts of conflicts, some recent and some that have lasted for decades. Another journey from Sinai to...

Kill funding to kill terrorism

Kill funding to kill terrorism

Terrorism, like almost every other human activity that involves production and creation of goods and services, needs money. Collecting funds initially through donations, borrowing or robbing banks and the rich are the first stage when terrorism/insurgency is internal. State sponsors are the starting point of all...

Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

On Jan, 04, 1990, a local Urdu newspaper, Aftab, published a press release issued by Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, asking all Pandits to leave the Valley immediately. Al Safa, another local daily repeated the warning.These warnings were followed by Kalashnikov-wielding masked Jehadis carrying out military-type marches openly....

Airbus Defence and Space and Tata Advanced Systems bid for the Indian Air Force’s Avro replacement programme

Airbus Defence and Space and Tata Advanced Systems bid for the Indian Air Force’s Avro replacement programme

Companies will offer Airbus C295 under new teaming arrangement. Airbus Defence and Space and Tata Advanced Systems (TASL) have submitted a joint bid to replace the Indian Air Force´s fleet of Avro aircraft with the market-leading Airbus C295 medium transport. The teaming follows a detailed industrial assessment and...

Boeing Delivers 18th P-8A Poseidon to the US Navy

Boeing Delivers 18th P-8A Poseidon to the US Navy

Boeing delivered the 18th P-8A Poseidon aircraft to the U.S. Navy ahead of schedule October 14, where it joined other Poseidon aircraft being used to train Navy crews. The P-8A departed Boeing Field in Seattle for Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., and was Boeing’s fifth delivery this year. “We’re proud to...

Rolls-Royce advance and Ultrafan CTi Fan Blade flies for the first time

Rolls-Royce advance and Ultrafan CTi Fan Blade flies for the first time

The Rolls-Royce composite carbon/titanium (CTi) fan blade for the Advance and UltraFan™ engine designs has taken to the skies for the first time, marking another milestone for the programme. A set of the CTi fan blades successfully completed a first flight incorporated into a Trent 1000 “donor” engine, on a...

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Defence of Srinagar 1947

Defence of Srinagar 1947

Battle of Shalateng When the British left in 1947 after creating Pakistan and India, the Princely States were given the option of acceding to India or Pakistan or to remain independent. All the Princely States except two had soon aligned with either India or Pakistan. One of the two was Maharaja Hart Singh, of Kashmir....

Sardar Patel's Letter to Jawaharlal Nehru on Tibet

Sardar Patel's Letter to Jawaharlal Nehru on Tibet

My dear Jawaharlal, Ever since my return from Ahmedabad and after the Cabinet meeting the same...

 
Role of Intelligence Agencies in Modern Warfare

Role of Intelligence Agencies in Modern Warfare

Gathering intelligence and information by means of espionage has been a key element to the...

 
1965 War: Pakistan's Tactical Concept

1965 War: Pakistan's Tactical Concept

1.  It was observed that the basic tactical concept of the PAK Army did not vary fundamentally...

The Brave Sikh

The Brave Sikh

It has often been said that the Indian Army has kept Sikhism alive. War is a conserver of the...

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Visit of the Chief of Air Force, South Africa, Lt Gen Fabian Zimpande (Zakes) Msimang

The Chief of Air Force, South Africa, Lt Gen Fabian Zimpande (Zakes) Msimang calling on the Chief of the...

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Visit of Commander of Srilanka Navy Chief Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera

Vice Adm Jayantha Perera Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy inspecting the Guard of Honour at South Block,...

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with our brave Jawans at Siachen

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi sharing sweets with Indian Army Jawans on the occasion of Diwali,...

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PM’s address at the Combined Commanders Conference

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi posing for a group photo with the Union Minister for Finance,...

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Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi meets the Marshal of the Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh during Air Force Day celebration at Air House on 08 Oct 14.

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi meets the Marshal of the Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh...

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