Articles By Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva

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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Situation in J&K improving however, normalcy is still a distant dream

Situation in J&K improving however, normalcy is still a distant dream

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Sep , 2018

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) witnessed a hike of more than 166 per cent in civilian causalities in 2017 from a year ago, but security forces were successful in killing 42 per cent more terrorists...

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Cadre Review: Lean and Mean Indian Army

Cadre Review: Lean and Mean Indian Army

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Sep , 2018

The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat on June 21 ordered a long awaited cadre review of the 1.2 million strong Indian Army to cover wide ranging issues including cutting of...

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Can the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation bring India and Pakistan closer?

Can the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation bring India and Pakistan closer?

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 18 Sep , 2018

With India and Pakistan as newly incorporated members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), China is likely to face an increasing amount of divisiveness within a regional economic and...

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Indo-US 2+2 Dialogue: An Analysis

Indo-US 2+2 Dialogue: An Analysis

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Sep , 2018

After cancellation twice in the last 14 months, foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held the first high-level 2+2 talks on September 6 with their US...

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Karmapa’s Controversy Leads to the Dalai Lama’s Headache

Karmapa’s Controversy Leads to the Dalai Lama’s Headache

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Aug , 2018

In a recent statement of the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje (OTD), seen as the most influential Tibetan Buddhist religious leader after the Dalai Lama from New York conveyed to the Government...

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the news again

His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the news again

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Aug , 2018

Surprisingly, exiled spiritual Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama said on 8 August at an event in management institute of Goa that Partition would have been averted had Quaid-e-Azam...

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US granted STA-1 status to India to strengthen defence partnership: India to...

US granted STA-1 status to India to strengthen defence partnership: India to...

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Aug , 2018

India has become the 3rd Asian country after Japan and South Korea and 37th in the world to get the Strategic Trade Authorisation-1 (STA-1) status when the US issued a federal notification on 4th...

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