Operation ‘Sunrise’

Operation ‘Sunrise’

News of India conducting a ‘Third Surgical Strike’ in Myanmar has suddenly exploded in media on March 14-15. Over the last three years, all Indian military operations are prefixed with ‘surgical’. Operation ‘Sunrise’ was reportedly a joint operation with the Myanmar Army (Tatmadaw). This operation from...

Is China preparing for a conflict with India?

Is China preparing for a conflict with India?

The Indian armed forces need not match the numerical superiority of the PLA in terms of manpower and equipment. There is no need for India to get into an arms race with China and match its inventory weapon for weapon. India needs to concentrate on maintaining a technological asymmetry to deter China from any attempts at...

Jaw-Jawing Special Forces

Jaw-Jawing Special Forces

Post the Pulwama car-bombing of February 14 and IAF airstrikes on Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror camps inside Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) and Pakistan on February 27, the media exploded with strategists and super specialists discussing military options on TV. Articles even theorized nuclear exchange. This phenomenon...

Is China preparing for a conflict with India?

Is China preparing for a conflict with India?

The Indian armed forces need not match the numerical superiority of the PLA in terms of manpower and equipment. There is no need for India to get into an arms race with China and match its inventory weapon for weapon. India needs to concentrate on maintaining a technological asymmetry to deter China from any attempts at...

China does it Again

China does it Again

The nation yet again is busy discussing China’s decision to block efforts at the United Nations to ban Jaish chief Masood Azhar for the fourth consecutive time. The discussion appears to be bordering on anger, raised anti-China sentiments and political slugfest highlighting a division on matters of national security....

A Paradgim Shift in India’s Security Strategy

A Paradgim Shift in India’s Security Strategy

In the wee hours of the morning of February 26, 2019, India reacted to the Pulwama suicide attack on the Indian Security Forces with a “pre-emptive strike on terrorist targets” by the Indian Air Force in Balakot beyond the International Borders of J&K. That morning the civilian government in New Delhi employed its...

Jaw-Jawing Special Forces

Jaw-Jawing Special Forces

Post the Pulwama car-bombing of February 14 and IAF airstrikes on Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror camps inside Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) and Pakistan on February 27, the media exploded with strategists and super specialists discussing military options on TV. Articles even theorized nuclear exchange. This phenomenon...

The Joint Venture for AK-203: The Long Term Challenge of Indigenisation

The Joint Venture for AK-203: The Long Term Challenge of Indigenisation

The Army has been looking for a modern assault rifle to replace the INSAS which was inducted in 1994. The army has been generally dissatisfied with the rifle design of INSAS because of its limitation in terms of lethality, reliability, heavier weight and lack of an integrated sighting system. The Defence Acquisition...

‘Out of box options’ needed to deal with Pakistan’s Proxy War, post Indian Air Strikes

‘Out of box options’ needed to deal with Pakistan’s Proxy War, post Indian Air Strikes

Backdrop India has suffered enough of Proxy War since last 30 years, which continues in Imran’s ‘Naya Pakistan’ with same vigor as hitherto fore.  The surgical strikes launched in 2016 post terrorist attack on Uri, was the first signal that India has changed its strategy of being ‘Defensive’ as a responsible...

Operation ‘Sunrise’

Operation ‘Sunrise’

News of India conducting a ‘Third Surgical Strike’ in Myanmar has suddenly exploded in media on March 14-15. Over the last three years, all Indian military operations are prefixed with ‘surgical’. Operation ‘Sunrise’ was reportedly a joint operation with the Myanmar Army (Tatmadaw). This operation from...

Airstrikes wipe out decades of cowardice and humiliation

Airstrikes wipe out decades of cowardice and humiliation

Fast paced events have overtaken the country, quite unprecedented in its post independence historical sweep, such as the devastating air strike on Balakot, the nerve-centre of Jaish-e-Mohammed’s diabolical terror network, in the small hours of February 26.  In one fell swoop, the sledge hammer blows not only...

What Beyond Balakot?

What Beyond Balakot?

The unprecedented use of image of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthman, a serving IAF officer, indicates the low to which the ruling political party is prepared to stoop. This too after the deafeningly raucous politicization of the 2016 ‘surgical strikes’ and the recent cross border airstrikes. It is all the more...

Creating An Indian Weapons Industry

Creating An Indian Weapons Industry

The monopoly of the West over the production of all industrial goods a hundred years ago has been taken over by Far Eastern countries such as China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan who have offered significantly better products at breathtakingly lower prices. Weaponry is the last bastion for the Western nations and they will...

AK203 production kicks-off in India

AK203 production kicks-off in India

PM of India Narendra Modi opened a plant for production of 200-series Kalashnikov assault rifles, in Corva, Uttar Pradesh. The founders of the JV Indo-Russian Rifles Private Limited for production of Kalashnikov assault rifles in India are India’s Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and Russia’s Rosoboronexport and Kalashnikov...

The true Import of C&AG report on Rafale

The true Import of C&AG report on Rafale

The C&AG report tabled on the Parliament is being considered as a victory by the NDA government and by the opposition too. The ruling party is gung-ho that the auditors have vindicated their claim that the cost of Rafale aircraft is around 2.5% lower than the contracted price of the UPA government. On the other hand the...

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China Chooses to Stand with Terrorists for the Fourth Time

China Chooses to Stand with Terrorists for the Fourth Time

It’s not a big surprise for any strategist that China has blocked the bid to have Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood...

Anti India sentiments serve Pakistan’s interests

Anti India sentiments serve Pakistan’s interests

Politics makes strange bedfellows while destiny imposes difficult neighborhoods. The two nation theory being...

Pulwama-Balakot can be defining moment for India in a long drawn out war

Pulwama-Balakot can be defining moment for India in a long drawn out war

The grenade attack in Jammu city on Thursday (March 7) that killed two people and injured more than 40 has been attributed to the Hizbul Mujahedin and comes a few weeks after the Pulwama attack. This draws attention again to the abiding and complex terror challenge that India has to deal with and what merits scrutiny is the degree to which the post Pulwama trajectory that includes the Balakot...

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India reaping strategic dividend of enhanced ties with Saudi Arabia

In the subcontinental blame game that has broken out over the deadly terrorist attack in Pulwama and tit-for-tat air strikes, Pakistan appears to have blinked first with India applying sudden and unrelenting pressure with the help of a largely supportive international community. Part of this was visible in India’s invitation as ‘guest of honour’ to the foreign ministerial meet of the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)...

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Guard of Honour

The Chief of the Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Air Marshal Gavin Neil Davies inspecting the Guard...

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Tri-Services troops of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Command

The Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman with the Tri-Services troops of Andaman & Nicobar...

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Visit of Chief of the Naval Staff French Navy

The Chief of the Naval Staff French Navy, Admiral Christophe Prazuck meeting the Chief of Naval Staff,...

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Ex AVIAINDRA-18

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa in a group photograph with the IAF and Russian...

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Occasion of Vijay Diwas

The Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman, the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba, the...

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