Articles By Danvir Singh

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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Infantry’s Day As It Was

Infantry’s Day As It Was

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 32.4 Oct-Dec 2017 | Date: 25 Nov , 2017

On October 24, India got the first news of invasion of Kashmir. It was through a formal dispatch from Pakistan Army Headquarter informing the supreme commander of all British forces in India and...

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Strategic Partnership with Private Players: An Overview

Strategic Partnership with Private Players: An Overview

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 32.3 Jul-Sep 2017 | Date: 15 Oct , 2017

There are two concerns which need to be addressed to make Strategic Partnerships contribute in a meaningful and time-bound manner. The first and foremost concern is the lack of institutional...

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Two Pak Army’s Bat Action Foiled in 24 Hours on the LoC in Keran Sector

Two Pak Army’s Bat Action Foiled in 24 Hours on the LoC in Keran Sector

By: Danvir Singh | Date: 27 Sep , 2017

On the eve of first anniversary of India’s surgical strike, Pakistan army’s Special Service Group (SSG) backed Border Action Team comprising 8-10 troops attacked our forward posts on the...

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Indian Challenge in Rohingya Crisis

Indian Challenge in Rohingya Crisis

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Sep , 2017

As India surges ahead militarily and economically, the world and the region is keenly watching its every move. Doklam crisis and its resolution in India’s favour has proved India’s maturity...

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Nirmala Sitharaman: First Woman Defence Minister of India

Nirmala Sitharaman: First Woman Defence Minister of India

By: Danvir Singh | Date: 04 Sep , 2017

Nirmala Sitharaman becomes the first full fledged woman defence minister of India, though Indira Gandhi has held this portfolio before, in addition to her responsibilities as Prime Minister of...

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Analysing PM Modi's Speech on 71st Independence Day: Security Aspects

Analysing PM Modi's Speech on 71st Independence Day: Security Aspects

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Aug , 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the Nation from ramparts of Red Fort was the most balanced  comprehensive and statesman like speech that has ever been delivered on this...

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India’s Quest for Replacement of the Ageing MiG 21 Fleet of the IAF

India’s Quest for Replacement of the Ageing MiG 21 Fleet of the IAF

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 32.2 Apr-Jun 2017 | Date: 28 Jun , 2017

Swedish aircraft maker SAAB and US defence contractor Lockheed Martin are the runners-up in a fierce international competition to supply the Indian Air Force (IAF) with up to 250 new Western-made...

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INS Khanderi: India’s Second Kalvari-Class Scorpene Submarine

INS Khanderi: India’s Second Kalvari-Class Scorpene Submarine

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 32.1 Jan-Mar 2017 | Date: 10 Feb , 2017

The jewel in the crown in the modernisation of MDL is the new Submarine Assembly shop, a sprawling 10,000-square metre facility, which, in one go, will enable MDL to undertake concurrent...

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INS Mormugao in the Series of Indian Naval Destroyers

INS Mormugao in the Series of Indian Naval Destroyers

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016 | Date: 30 Dec , 2016

The Indian Navy has 41 vessels of various types under construction including; an aircraft carrier, destroyers, frigates, corvettes, conventional and nuclear-powered submarines. The Indian...

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A Failed Terrorist Strike at Nagrota

A Failed Terrorist Strike at Nagrota

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Dec , 2016

On Nov 29, 2016 the enemy struck deep at Nagrota in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. The target was the 16 Corps Headquarter. This formation is responsible for defending the Line of Control...

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Decommissioning of INS Viraat

Decommissioning of INS Viraat

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 31.3 Jul-Sep 2016 | Date: 25 Oct , 2016

As the glorious chapter in the Indian Navy’s history draws to a close, the decommissioning of INS Viraat is a symptom of metamorphism the Indian navy is undergoing. INS Viraat, originally...

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