Articles By Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva

Defence Budget 2018-19 Dashes Hopes For Modernisation

Defence Budget 2018-19 Dashes Hopes For Modernisation

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Feb , 2018

While the government has increased the defence budget by 5.91 per cent for FY 2018-19 to Rs 2,95,511.41 crore, the allocation is estimated at around 1.58 per cent of the GDP — the lowest since...

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Sri Lanka’s Handing Over Hambantota Port to China has Enormous Ramifications

Sri Lanka’s Handing Over Hambantota Port to China has Enormous Ramifications

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jan , 2018

Sri Lanka’s handing over of Hambantota Port to China on a 99-year lease on 9 December 2017 has enormous ramifications for the island as well as the region and beyond. Unable to repay about $8...

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2017: Was a tough Year for China-India Relations

2017: Was a tough Year for China-India Relations

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jan , 2018

China–India relations refers to the bilateral relationship between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of India. The modern relationship began in 1950 when India was among the...

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Indian Navy’s Maritime Success with Kalvari’s Commissioning

Indian Navy’s Maritime Success with Kalvari’s Commissioning

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Dec , 2017

The Indian Navy underlined its growing prowess at the International Fleet Review (IFR) 2016. Though it was largely a ceremonial inspection of naval warships by the President, it provided an...

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India’s Entry in the Wassenaar Arrangement is a steppingstone to get...

India’s Entry in the Wassenaar Arrangement is a steppingstone to get...

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Dec , 2017

The Ministry of External Affairs on 8 December 2017 welcomed the decision of the Wassenaar Arrangement to admit India as the 42nd member of the organisation, which aims to regulate trade and use...

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31st ASEAN Summit in Manila: Peace & Stability in the Region & Maritime...

31st ASEAN Summit in Manila: Peace & Stability in the Region & Maritime...

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Nov , 2017

On November 13, the heads of states of Southeast Asian nations gathered for the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila under the chairmanship of the Philippines. This year, the summit’s theme is...

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Forces Rejected Advanced Versions of Indigenous Tejas and Arjun

Forces Rejected Advanced Versions of Indigenous Tejas and Arjun

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Nov , 2017

The armed forces have virtually overruled to the proposed advanced versions of the indigenous Tejas light combat aircraft and Arjun main-battle tank (MBT) by strongly pitching for mega...

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Infantry Without Basic Weapons!!!

Infantry Without Basic Weapons!!!

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Oct , 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping has followed up the closure of the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) with a major revamp of the military leadership. On 25 October, a new lineup of...

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North Korea: A Rogue State Pain in the Neck for All

North Korea: A Rogue State Pain in the Neck for All

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Sep , 2017

North Korea has been accelerating its nuclear weapons development under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, a third-generation dictator who has conducted four of North Korea’s six nuclear tests...

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First Phase of Army Reforms Cleared By CCS

First Phase of Army Reforms Cleared By CCS

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Sep , 2017

In a first, the government on 30th August 2017 approved reforms within the Indian Army to enhance combat capability of the forces thereby rebalancing defence expenditure in a phased manner by...

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Army Ill-equipped for battle

Army Ill-equipped for battle

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Courtesy: www.thestatesman.com | Date: 06 Aug , 2017

The report by the Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG), which highlights a serious shortage of ammunition in the Indian Army, has caused considerable concern and raised questions about the...

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Stand-Off at Tri-Junction: China Indulging in Psychological Warfare

Stand-Off at Tri-Junction: China Indulging in Psychological Warfare

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jul , 2017

In the first week of June 2017, China had bulldozed an old bunker of the Indian army at Doka La south of the tri-junction of India, Tibet and Bhutan in Sikkim. The Indian army had refused to...

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The Three Years of ‘Modi Sarkar’ Sense of Purpose with some Deficiencies...

The Three Years of ‘Modi Sarkar’ Sense of Purpose with some Deficiencies...

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Jun , 2017

The Modi government completes three eventful tumultuous years this month. Taking over from the UPA Government that was voted out on charges of corruption and indifferent governance, it promised...

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Why Blame Pakistan as it is Bent Upon Bleeding India Until India Gives a...

Why Blame Pakistan as it is Bent Upon Bleeding India Until India Gives a...

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 May , 2017

Why blame Pakistan for acts of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir as it is always on denial and is bent upon bleeding India until the Kashmir problem is resolved or till India gives a befitting reply...

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Defence Budget 2017-18 Analysis

Defence Budget 2017-18 Analysis

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Feb , 2017

India’s defence budget has been hiked by a measly 6 per cent to Rs 2,74,114 crore ($40.42 billion) for 2017-18, dashing the hopes for any major jump in military modernisation this year despite...

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Boost to India's Strategic Ambitions with Inking of Trilateral Project with...

Boost to India's Strategic Ambitions with Inking of Trilateral Project with...

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jun , 2016

A trilateral transport corridor project, inked in Tehran during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Iran on 23-24 May with the leaders of Iran and Afghanistan, altered the geopolitical map...

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China Begins Construction of Tibet’s Biggest Dam: Suwalong Project

China Begins Construction of Tibet’s Biggest Dam: Suwalong Project

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 May , 2016

China has started construction of its biggest Suwalong hydropower project at the junction of Mangkam county in Tibet and Batang county in Sichuan province has a design capacity of 1.2 gigawatts...

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Defence Budget not compatible with threat perception and modernisation...

Defence Budget not compatible with threat perception and modernisation...

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Mar , 2016

Indian Armed Forces were expecting a huge jump in the defence budget during the Modi Government’s third budget announced on February 29, 2016. The nation is experiencing positive economic...

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High Time Siachen Dispute is Settled

High Time Siachen Dispute is Settled

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Mar , 2016

Unfortunately, the death of the brave heart Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad 19 Madras who was rescued alive from under the 35 feet snow avalanche after five days has made the strategicians to...

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Indo-Russian ties need regular nurturing for time tested friendship

Indo-Russian ties need regular nurturing for time tested friendship

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jul , 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to India has served to reaffirm bilateral bonds between the two countries. Beyond the positive rhetoric – New Delhi assured Putin that Moscow will...

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