Articles By Danvir Singh

After the 2020 Indo-China Silent War

After the 2020 Indo-China Silent War

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Oct , 2020

The definition was never so emphatic before, as it was when the four met on Oct 06, 2020 in Tokyo. They sounded more like an alliance than any informal grouping. This time pledging to make the...

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The Rafale: Indian Quest for Air Supremacy

The Rafale: Indian Quest for Air Supremacy

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. Apr-Jun 2020, (35.2) & Jul-Sep 2020, (35.3) | Date: 22 Sep , 2020

The first five of India’s new Rafale fighters touched down at Ambala air base on July 29, 2020. Accordingly 31 more will follow and thus they will form two squadrons of 18 each by the end of...

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Indian Offensive to Retake Chinese Seized Territory: The Hidden Story

Indian Offensive to Retake Chinese Seized Territory: The Hidden Story

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Sep , 2020

On 3 July, the Prime Minister of India arrived at Leh on a surprise visit. Flanked by his Army Chief and the Chief of Defence Staff, he was received by the Army Commander of Northern Command, Lt...

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COVID-19 Apocalypse: The Military Response

COVID-19 Apocalypse: The Military Response

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Mar , 2020

At this juncture three months after the outbreak of Chinese Virus commonly known as COVID-19, over 3,00,000 people have been infected, and more than 13,000 killed across the world. India today...

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Exclusive Interview: The F-21 will Truly be a Game-Changer…

Exclusive Interview: The F-21 will Truly be a Game-Changer…

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020 | Date: 06 Feb , 2020

Indian Defence Review exclusive email interview by Col Danvir Singh – Associate Editor with William L. Blair, Vice President & Chief Executive – Lockheed Martin India Lockheed Martin is...

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Defence Expo 2020: The Ultimate Display of Military Technology

Defence Expo 2020: The Ultimate Display of Military Technology

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Feb , 2020

Many leading defence equipment manufacturers both domestic and international are taking the lead in displaying their high end technologies in cyberspace and artificial intelligence. The various...

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70 Years of China’s Independence: Its Message to the World

70 Years of China’s Independence: Its Message to the World

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 07 Dec , 2019

Nearly 15,000 military personnel, more than 160 aircraft, 580 pieces of weaponry and equipment were paraded in the Tiananmen Square in Beijing to mark the celebrations on the 70th anniversary of...

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The Way Ahead: Making India Self Reliant in Defence

The Way Ahead: Making India Self Reliant in Defence

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 34.3 Jul-Sep 2019 | Date: 13 Oct , 2019

On May 31, 2017, in a major policy reform intended to promote ‘Make in India’ in defence manufacturing, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced the much-anticipated Strategic Partnership model...

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Why Pakistan is a Frustrated Nation?

Why Pakistan is a Frustrated Nation?

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Oct , 2019

When the Prime Minister of a nation issues a veiled threat of a nuclear catastrophe. When he hallucinates a defeat from a neighbour seven times larger than his own fragmented country. When he...

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The Russian Shift

The Russian Shift

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 24 Jul , 2019

India is geographically situated in the middle of the huge geo-political divide. Ironically, the partners in the East do not share the table in the West. And those, who did earlier, are now...

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India’s Defence Forces: A 5 Years Review

India’s Defence Forces: A 5 Years Review

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 34.1 Jan-Mar 2019 | Date: 16 Apr , 2019

Though present dispensation has utilized the available meager resources quiet diligently-achieving far more in much less. Lest we lose sight, it would be very much in context to mention about the...

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Perfidy and Valour

Perfidy and Valour

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: Kashmir's Death Trap | Date: 06 Mar , 2019

The Special Situational Report (SITREP) on the October 29, 1994 giving out the operational details of the events that unfolded the previous day was received by the Col GS of 28 Infantry Division...

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Defence Budget 2019: A positive Increase

Defence Budget 2019: A positive Increase

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Feb , 2019

Acting Finance Minister of India, Mr Piyush Goyal presented an interim budget in this election year of 2019. Many experts had predicted a low key defence budget for the FY 19-20. There was seen a...

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Kashmir Diary

Kashmir Diary

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 21 Nov , 2018

I recently travelled to Kashmir valley in the month of October of 2018. And this must have been the nth time that I was in to this troubled zone. The first journey was way back in the year 1992....

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In Search of a Rifle: Ministry of Defence goes Globetrolling

In Search of a Rifle: Ministry of Defence goes Globetrolling

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 31 Oct , 2018

The Indian army realised the inadequacies of the existing 5.56 mm, INSAS rifle way back in 1999. Soon after the Kargil war, the Army’s quest to find a replacement for its standard issue INSAS,...

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Analysing the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement

Analysing the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Sep , 2018

USA’s strategic and business interests in Indo-Pacific region puts India under its cross hairs as priority one. To counter China and its growing menace in the region, India fits into the...

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The Scorpene: Enhancing India’s Underwater Capability

The Scorpene: Enhancing India’s Underwater Capability

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 33.1 Jan-Mar 2018 | Date: 21 Apr , 2018

In addition to the 14 active submarines, India is in the process of constructing six Scorpène-class boats that are being indigenously built at the Mazagon Dock in Mumbai, under the supervision...

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Multi-Calibre Assault Rifle: Made in India vs Make in India

Multi-Calibre Assault Rifle: Made in India vs Make in India

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 30.3 Jul-Sep 2015 | Date: 19 Mar , 2018

Aping the philosophy of the West, the Indian Army wanted a rifle that would incapacitate a solider instead of killing him thus increasing the logistics burden for each soldier injured. However, as...

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Indo-French Naval Diplomacy

Indo-French Naval Diplomacy

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Mar , 2018

Amid significant rise in presence of Chinese ships and submarines in the Indian Ocean region, India is looking to build strong ties with France and the US. French President Emmanuel Macron, who...

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The Indian Defence Budget FY 2018-19

The Indian Defence Budget FY 2018-19

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Feb , 2018

India’s Defence Budget FY 2018-19, today registered a marginal increase. Allocation from previous FY moved up from 2.74 lakh crores to 2.95 lakh crores. Thus, pitching the increase at 1.58% of...

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