Articles By Sumit Walia

Armed Forces for Civilian Departments: Last Resort or Inevitable Trend?

Armed Forces for Civilian Departments: Last Resort or Inevitable Trend?

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Nov , 2017

Just because the Army is very capable, professional, disciplined force, which has the expertise to complete such tasks at short notice and with-in exceptionally short time lines, they should not...

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MiG-35, F-16, Gripen or Better Choice?

MiG-35, F-16, Gripen or Better Choice?

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Aug , 2017

More Rafale jets for the IAF and the IN will reduce logistics burden and increase operational cooperation. Getting the Kaveri and the Uttam fixed in next three or four years is do-able and can...

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Who made North Korea a nuclear power? Dr A. Q. Khan?

Who made North Korea a nuclear power? Dr A. Q. Khan?

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 May , 2017

North Korea is in news again. It is threatening South Korea, the United States and the entire world with its nuclear and missile arsenal. Most in the world arenot much worried. They consider it as...

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Capt Bharat Verma – A Personal Remembrance

Capt Bharat Verma – A Personal Remembrance

By: Sumit Walia | Date: 14 Feb , 2017

Long before Prime Minister Modi gave a vision of ‘Make in India’ initiative to make India global hub of manufacturing, Capt. (R) Bharat Verma was the first person who in 2005-2006, advised...

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F-16 for India Air Force…Really?

F-16 for India Air Force…Really?

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Jan , 2017

Background In 2007, MoD (Ministry of Defence) issued a tender to purchase 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA procurement programme). Objective of this procurement was to bridge the gap...

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1971 War: Dhaka or Bust?

1971 War: Dhaka or Bust?

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Nov , 2016

1971 war was the finest hour of Indian Army. In a quick, decisive, well planned & well executed campaign, Indian Army carved out a new nation on the face of earth – Bangladesh.  It was a...

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Pakistan's Obsession with its 'Strategic Location'

Pakistan's Obsession with its 'Strategic Location'

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Oct , 2016

When Chinese Premier Xi Jinping visited Pakistan in April 2014 and signed the CPEC agreement, there were un-parallel jubilations in Pakistan. A country badly hit by terrorism1, political unrest,...

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CPEC, its economic viability and options for India

CPEC, its economic viability and options for India

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Oct , 2016

We all have heard enough of US$ 46 billion Chinese investment project in Pakistan – CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor). It is the biggest foreign investment committed by China. China has...

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BrahMos Missile in North-Eastern State: Is Dragon Nervous?

BrahMos Missile in North-Eastern State: Is Dragon Nervous?

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Sep , 2016

In August 2016, Government of India decided to deploy 4th regiment of BrahMos Missile in our North-Eastern state – Arunachal Pradesh. CCS’s (Cabinet Committee on Security) approved the...

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Which Sharif runs Pakistan

Which Sharif runs Pakistan

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jul , 2016

Except for few years of its history of 68 years, there are only two ways Pakistan Army (and not Pakistan Air Force or Pakistan Navy but just Pakistan Army) ruled the country. One when Pak Chief...

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Pakistan: A Country Obsessed with Conspiracy Theories

Pakistan: A Country Obsessed with Conspiracy Theories

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 May , 2016

Can anyone imagine that Bollywood film director Kabir khan is on the panel of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and his anti- Pakistan movies like `Phantom` are RAW funded? And Kabir’s visit...

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Defence Procurement Update

Defence Procurement Update

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 04 Aug , 2009

Since the 1960s, the Indian Armed Forces have been the main source of sustenance fuel to the erstwhile USSR and later Russian weapons industry. Over 80 percent of our military hardware is of...

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