Articles By Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva

Indo-US 2+2 talks on Defence, Security and Chinese Incursions in Eastern Ladakh

Indo-US 2+2 talks on Defence, Security and Chinese Incursions in Eastern Ladakh

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Oct , 2020

India and the United States will hold their third edition of 2+2 ministerial dialogue on October 27 during which the sides are expected to explore ways to further strengthen defence, security and...

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Implications of China’s Dark Shadow in Myanmar

Implications of China’s Dark Shadow in Myanmar

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Oct , 2020

China’s intention to make inroads into the Bay of Bengal has become clearer with President Xi Jinping’s visit to Myanmar from January 17 to January 18, 2020. It will not only boost...

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Beijing is an no mood to Stick to the Decision taken during Sino-Indian...

Beijing is an no mood to Stick to the Decision taken during Sino-Indian...

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Sep , 2020

The way the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has deployed its troops and the armament in Ladakh and Arunachal and so has India matched its forces in equal numbers, it does not indicate that India...

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India-US Space Cooperation Envisaged on Trump visit

India-US Space Cooperation Envisaged on Trump visit

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Mar , 2020

The United States and India, both major space powers, have long worked together on civil space efforts but have not done much with regards to security-space-cooperation. According to Victoria...

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Chief of Defence Staff and Military Integration

Chief of Defence Staff and Military Integration

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Mar , 2020

On New Year’s Day 2020, the Government appointment Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) as announced by the Prime Minister on the Independence Day of 2019 from the ramparts of Red Fort. As India’s...

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Marginal Increase in Defence Budget Could Mar Modernisation

Marginal Increase in Defence Budget Could Mar Modernisation

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Feb , 2020

The disappointing part is that there has been a very marginal increase in the capital outlay for defence for 2020-21 as compared to the budget estimates and revised estimates of 2019-20, which...

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India reminds Pak and China not to interfere in the internal affairs of its...

India reminds Pak and China not to interfere in the internal affairs of its...

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Oct , 2019

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) went off on expected lines on 27 September 2019. On the one hand the Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a speech that tick-boxed development, progress,...

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Can the US afford to impose sanctions on India for its arms purchases from...

Can the US afford to impose sanctions on India for its arms purchases from...

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jul , 2019

“India was the world’s second largest importer of major arms in 2014–18 and accounted for 9.5 per cent of the global total,” according to the latest report published by the Stockholm...

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Defence Budget 2019-20

Defence Budget 2019-20

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Date: 08 Jul , 2019

Editors Comment: Increasing the Defence Budget in the prevailing circumstances of long drawn out procedures for weapons and equipment procurement is futile. It will be like in earlier times when...

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Challenges before New Defence Minister

Challenges before New Defence Minister

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jun , 2019

The appointment of Rajnath Singh as Raksha Mantri brought cheers and applause to the Defence Services community including the veterans, who are highly critical of the political leadership because...

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Denigrating the Armed Forces

Denigrating the Armed Forces

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Apr , 2019

Surprisingly, the opposition political parties have started making disparaging remarks against the Armed Forces and casting aspersions on their cross border strikes for narrow selfish political...

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Congress Manifesto on Reforms towards National Security (Un)Justified

Congress Manifesto on Reforms towards National Security (Un)Justified

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Apr , 2019

Besides emphasis on job creation, farmers’ distress, poverty elimination by giving Rs 72,000 per annum to the poorest families, single moderate GST rate and minorities’ welfare, the Congress...

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India has entered an Elite Space Club with Mission Shakti

India has entered an Elite Space Club with Mission Shakti

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Apr , 2019

India has entered an elite space club with the accomplishment of ‘Mission Shakti’ when the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) blew up an Indian satellite in a Low Earth Orbit...

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Success Story: Surgical Strike-2 Retaliation of the Pulwama Attack

Success Story: Surgical Strike-2 Retaliation of the Pulwama Attack

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Mar , 2019

After the Pulwama massacre where more than 40 CRPF jawans were martyred in a convoy by Pakistani terrorists as claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) Chief Masood Azhar, Modi government gave a stunning...

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Defence Budget 2019-20 Not Based on Threat Perception

Defence Budget 2019-20 Not Based on Threat Perception

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Feb , 2019

Surprisingly, not considering the threat perception the defence budget for the fiscal 2019-2020 has been merely increased by 6.87 per cent to Rs. 3,18,93 crore against last year’s allocation of...

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Is Indian Defence Preparedness Adequate in 2019?

Is Indian Defence Preparedness Adequate in 2019?

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Jan , 2019

India is the world’s sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP and the third largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). Since 2014 India’s economy has been the world’s fastest growing, surpassing China....

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Situation in J&K: Serious but not insurmountable

Situation in J&K: Serious but not insurmountable

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Dec , 2018

The Kashmir conflict is a territorial conflict primarily between India and Pakistan, having started just after 1947 partition. India and Pakistan have fought three wars over Kashmir –...

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Maldives gets pro-people and pro-India government under Ibrahim Solih

Maldives gets pro-people and pro-India government under Ibrahim Solih

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Nov , 2018

After five years of strong-armed domestically political dissent rule by a government under Abdulla Yameen, the Maldives has now put a pro-people and pro-Indian administration in power, under...

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Revival of National Security Council (Un) Justified

Revival of National Security Council (Un) Justified

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Oct , 2018

The decision to make National Security Adviser Ajit Kumar Doval as the chairman of the Strategic Policy Group (SPG) of the beleaguered and unwieldy National Security Council (NSC) has surprised...

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Modi-Putin summit will be a game changer

Modi-Putin summit will be a game changer

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Oct , 2018

After wide-ranging talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin, Indian and Russia on October 5, signed $5 billion five S-400 Triumf missile defence system deal in New...

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