Chinese Doklam Standoff very different from previous Border Disputes

Chinese Doklam Standoff very different from previous Border Disputes

Discarding Bhutan’s objections, when Chinese unilaterally started constructing a Class 40 road towards Bhutan Army’s camp in Zompelri on 16 Jun in Doklam area, thereby bringing the Tri Junction Point of Bhutan, Sikkim and Tibet border 7.5 kms further down South and posing a direct strategic threat to India’s...

Politics over China’s Political Warfare

Politics over China’s Political Warfare

Query about China’s political warfare in India and you receive blank looks as if the antecedents of Princess Wei are being asked who as per President Xi Jinping was married to the moon in ancient times. So China must be highly amused at the cacophony in India after Lou Zhaohui Chinese Ambassador to India met a host...

Non Traditional Threats: South Asia's “Meth” Traffic

Non Traditional Threats: South Asia's “Meth” Traffic

The intensity of the issue within South Asia is clearly visible from the fact that, those nations which are principle “consumers” of methamphetamines, be it Laos, China and Myanmar, are not only the largest consumers, they also make a major “profit” from the largest drug trade in the history of South East Asia....

Chinese Doklam Standoff very different from previous Border Disputes

Chinese Doklam Standoff very different from previous Border Disputes

Discarding Bhutan’s objections, when Chinese unilaterally started constructing a Class 40 road towards Bhutan Army’s camp in Zompelri on 16 Jun in Doklam area, thereby bringing the Tri Junction Point of Bhutan, Sikkim and Tibet border 7.5 kms further down South and posing a direct strategic threat to India’s...

Politics over China’s Political Warfare

Politics over China’s Political Warfare

Query about China’s political warfare in India and you receive blank looks as if the antecedents of Princess Wei are being asked who as per President Xi Jinping was married to the moon in ancient times. So China must be highly amused at the cacophony in India after Lou Zhaohui Chinese Ambassador to India met a host...

Doklam Standoff: A case of Chinese duplicity

Doklam Standoff: A case of Chinese duplicity

Consistency has never been a virtue for the Communist rulers of China in settling their border disputes with the neigbours. They have used different principles for different countries. And this is the biggest bottleneck in arriving at an amicable solution to the present faceoff between the Chinese and Indian troops in...

A Nuclear Command and Control System for India

A Nuclear Command and Control System for India

The recent missile tests have brought to the fore, once again the talks on south Asian nuclear arms race and scenarios. It is imperative to understand that mere capability in terms of Agni V or any other nuclear delivery capability does not signify step-change in nuclear postures. The overall nuclear capability...

India’s Military Might: The Real Truth

India’s Military Might: The Real Truth

No country has become a regional or global power without the ability to project military power in the region or across the globe. The Navy and the Air Force are major players in developing this capability. India’s land centric or continental fixation has created a very large Army which continues to grow. The Navy and...

Indian Air Force: 2025

Indian Air Force: 2025

With the Middle East in flames and Pakistan military-terrorist nexus routinely triggering border skirmishes, India is virtually at war. China now has a vibrant aircraft industry and routinely displays aggressive behaviour on the Sino-Indian border. Very close military and economic links between China and Pakistan is a...

Beyond Amarnath Yatra Attack

Beyond Amarnath Yatra Attack

The terrorist attack on the bus carrying 60 Amarnath pilgrims returning post visiting the cave on July 10 indicates more terror in the offing, requiring measures beyond ramped up security and adherence to rules of movement. Seven pilgrims (five from Gujarat and two from Maharashtra) including six women were killed and...

Kashmir: Now or Never

Kashmir: Now or Never

The recent killing of six policemen betrayed the nadir of ‘Ramzan Jihad’ in the Kashmir Valley. Their cardinal sin being that they in their line of duty to protect the nation and its citizens, they were part of security forces operations did away with a dreaded LeT commander Junaid Mattoo. The LoC has dissolved as...

Why the Human Rights of Soldiers not Respected in India?

Why the Human Rights of Soldiers not Respected in India?

Martyrdom of two brave soldiers – Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh of Indian Army and Head Constable Prem Sagar of BSF – who were recently badly mutilated and beheaded by Border Action Force of Pakistan has left the nation aghast. This has not happened for the first time with our soldiers. Earlier also, we have seen...

Non Traditional Threats: South Asia's “Meth” Traffic

Non Traditional Threats: South Asia's “Meth” Traffic

The intensity of the issue within South Asia is clearly visible from the fact that, those nations which are principle “consumers” of methamphetamines, be it Laos, China and Myanmar, are not only the largest consumers, they also make a major “profit” from the largest drug trade in the history of South East Asia....

IAI expands JV with Kalyani Group for Advanced Air Defense Systems

IAI expands JV with Kalyani Group for Advanced Air Defense Systems

As part of India’s PM Narendra Modi visit in Israel this week, executives from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Kalyani Strategic Systems (KSSL), the defense arm of a Kalyani Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) addressed to expand the joint venture that the companies are establishing. The new MOU...

Garware - Wall Ropes Ltd. and Israel’s Aero–T ink MOU to explore mutual co-operation for manufacturing advanced...

Garware - Wall Ropes Ltd. and Israel’s Aero–T ink MOU to explore mutual co-operation for manufacturing advanced...

Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd. (GWRL), a leading manufacturer of technical textiles for the Indian and global markets, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Israel’s Aero-T showing intention to combine their capability for manufacturing and supply of advanced aerostats for Indian...

Interviews / Spotlight

Doklam Standoff – Secure Peace But Prepare for War

Doklam Standoff – Secure Peace But Prepare for War

In the Chinese language, the word “crisis” is composed of two characters, one representing the danger and the other, opportunity. The Doklam standoff offers risk of escalation of local war and an opportunity for India to send a message that the rolling strategy of pushing frontiers will no more be tolerated by India....

China-Pakistan Water Axis on the Indus

China-Pakistan Water Axis on the Indus

Before the Belt and Road summit held at Beijing in mid-May 2017, several memoranda of...

 
Damp squib response to diktats indicate irrelevance of Syed Sallahuddin

Damp squib response to diktats indicate irrelevance of Syed Sallahuddin

What happened to the weeklong agitation that Syed Sallahuddin had ordered to be observed to mark...

 
The Malabar Exercises: An Appraisal

The Malabar Exercises: An Appraisal

The 21st edition of the Malabar exercises, Malabar-17, was conducted in the Bay of Bengal from...

An Integrated Indian Military Strategy - 2040: A Perspective (Part-V)

An Integrated Indian Military Strategy - 2040: A Perspective (Part-V)

Conclusion The clear and present dangers that India faces across both its unresolved borders are...

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CAS flies Rafale fighter during his ongoing visit of France

Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC after a sortie in Rafale...

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INS Sumitra awarded Special Search and Rescue (SAR) Award by NMSAR

Indian Naval Ship Sumitra was awarded a Special Search and Rescue (SAR) Award by Chairman, National...

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HAL Signs MoU with Government; Aims Higher Revenue

HAL signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the financial year 2017-18 with Ministry of Defence...

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Myanmar Defence Services Chief visits Tata Motors, Sanand Plant

A high-level delegation led by Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief Defence Services,...

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President’s Standard to Armoured Corps Centre and School Ahmednagar

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in a group photograph at the presentation of the President’s...

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