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Oil - Gainers and Losers

Oil - Gainers and Losers

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 January 2017

Introduction ​A fluctuation in the world oil market manifests itself on nations in a myriad of ways; an increase in the price leads to inflation in the oil-importing nations, whereas...

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Towards Power Sufficiency and Power Parity in Afghanistan

Towards Power Sufficiency and Power Parity in Afghanistan

By: Chayanika Saxena |Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 22 January 2017

Ravaged by decades of violent conflicts, Afghanistan today finds itself treading a difficult path towards sustainable and effective reconstruction and redevelopment. In its attempt to rebuild the...

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Social Media: The New Shoot and Scoot Weapon

Social Media: The New Shoot and Scoot Weapon

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 January 2017

Social Media, it seems, is the new weapon of choice for those who seek attention of their seniors, the government and the nation at large, with instant stardom thrown in for good measure. While...

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Nicobar as an IAF base in the Indian Ocean: Strategic Asset or Liability?

Nicobar as an IAF base in the Indian Ocean: Strategic Asset or Liability?

By: Special Correspondent |Issue: Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016 | Date: 21 January 2017

The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is slowly but surely turning out to be an area where there would be or perhaps there already is a conflict of interest between China and India. At the opening of the...

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Dynamics of China’s Future Warfighting Potential

Dynamics of China’s Future Warfighting Potential

By: Lt Gen JS Bajwa |Issue: Book Excerpt: China: Threat or Challenge? | Date: 20 January 2017

Preamble The impact of history, geographic position, culture, political system and myriad other factors on strategic and military decision makers is essential to draw comprehensive and complete...

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Grievance Redressal Systems In Defence Forces Need Fixing, And Urgently

Grievance Redressal Systems In Defence Forces Need Fixing, And Urgently

By: Major Navdeep Singh |Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 20 January 2017

In my opinion, no organisation, the uniformed services included, is beyond scrutiny. And with that disclaimer, I would like to emphasise, that the recent events in public gaze concerning our...

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2017...A Year of the Media

2017...A Year of the Media

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 January 2017

The first fortnight of the new year has been rather sedate; what with the northern hemisphere experiencing a severe cold wave and Barrack Obama bidding tearful farewell to the White House, making...

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Government’s New Defence Initiative: Committee of Experts

Government’s New Defence Initiative: Committee of Experts

By: Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee |Issue: Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016 | Date: 19 January 2017

In convening the Review, the MoD has treaded a path of wisdom and it needs to be congratulated on this initiative. But to ensure that the path is not lost to wilderness, it needs to be considered...

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Khanderi: The Second of Indian Navy’s Scorpene’ Class Stealth Submarine

Khanderi: The Second of Indian Navy’s Scorpene’ Class Stealth Submarine

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 January 2017

Khanderi, the second of Indian Navy’s Scorpene’ class stealth submarine, was ‘launched’ by the Hon’ble Raksha Rajya Mantri, Dr Subhash Bhamre paving the way for her sea trials. Admiral...

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Soldiers Fall Victim to Unrelenting Slander

Soldiers Fall Victim to Unrelenting Slander

By: Sudip Talukdar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 January 2017

Nothing could have been more sordid, slanderous or shocking than the unprecedented attack on the Army in a prime time debate on a popular English news channel. It marks the murkiest depths to...

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