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It Is High Time India Graduates To Theatre Commands

It Is High Time India Graduates To Theatre Commands

By: Jaideep Mazumdar | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 28 Jul , 2018

Imagine an outbreak of hostilities between India and China on the eastern front, something like what happened in 1962. Or a Doklam spinning out of control. The primary responsibility for stymying...

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Brigadier Rajinder Singh: Remembering One Of India’s Little-Known War Heroes

Brigadier Rajinder Singh: Remembering One Of India’s Little-Known War Heroes

By: Ayushman Jamwal | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 26 Oct , 2017

The date, 26 October, does not stir anything significant in the minds and hearts of the majority of this country. It is not a special birthday or a religious holiday that is etched in the...

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When Indian Soldiers helped turn the tide in favour of the Allies in World...

When Indian Soldiers helped turn the tide in favour of the Allies in World...

By: Shefali K Chandan | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 06 Jun , 2017

It wasn’t British soldiers alone who halted Japan’s advance into India in World War II. Rather, it was Indian soldiers fighting for the British Indian Army who contributed to the Japanese...

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The IAF Fleet Needs Rejuvenating, And Needs It Now

The IAF Fleet Needs Rejuvenating, And Needs It Now

By: Dr Sanjay Badri-Maharaj | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 16 Mar , 2017

On 3 January 2017, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar made a series of pronouncements on the country’s intended “Make in India” fighter project. Among the pieces of information revealed was...

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How the Islamic Alliance Led by Pakistan’s Raheel Sharif could Pose a...

How the Islamic Alliance Led by Pakistan’s Raheel Sharif could Pose a...

By: Rakesh Krishnan Simha | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 09 Feb , 2017

When Saudi Arabia announced that it had cobbled together a global Islamic alliance to fight terror, and that the organisation would be headed by Raheel Sharif, the recently retired army chief of...

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India And China: Does The Elephant Read The Dragon Right?

India And China: Does The Elephant Read The Dragon Right?

By: Abhijnan Rej | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 05 Feb , 2017

At the heart of India’s China problem is an Indian inability to size up the Middle Kingdom and the meaning of its spectacular rise and to devise realistic responses to meet the attendant...

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Grievance Redressal Systems In Defence Forces Need Fixing, And Urgently

Grievance Redressal Systems In Defence Forces Need Fixing, And Urgently

By: Major Navdeep Singh | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 20 Jan , 2017

In my opinion, no organisation, the uniformed services included, is beyond scrutiny. And with that disclaimer, I would like to emphasise, that the recent events in public gaze concerning our...

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Deterrence Against The Dragon: Why Agni’s Arc Worries China

Deterrence Against The Dragon: Why Agni’s Arc Worries China

By: Rakesh Krishnan Simha | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 03 Jan , 2017

The shrill, disjointed and illogical rants emanating from Beijing after the fourth successful test of the Agni-V missile is an adequate proof that nothing succeeds like deterrence. By developing a...

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A Game-Changer: Agni-V Marks a Shift in India’s Nuclear Deployment Strategy

A Game-Changer: Agni-V Marks a Shift in India’s Nuclear Deployment Strategy

By: Dr Sanjay Badri-Maharaj | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 20 Dec , 2016

The long awaited fourth test of India’s Agni-V missile will mark a major milestone in the development of India’s Credible Minimum Deterrent posture (CMD). Expected in late 2015 or early to...

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Dealing With Pakistan

Dealing With Pakistan

By: Ashok Sajjanhar | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 14 Nov , 2016

The most formidable challenge confronting Pakistan since its birth 70 years ago is its failure to carve out an identity for itself. It has hence tried to define itself in being anti-Indian in most...

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Understanding The Impact Of The Rafale Fighter Jet And S-400 Missile System...

Understanding The Impact Of The Rafale Fighter Jet And S-400 Missile System...

By: Rammohan Kalluri | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 03 Nov , 2016

On 23 September, the Rafale fighter jet deal was signed by French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. Over half a month later, on 15 October, India...

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Birth of A Boomer: How India Built Its Nuclear Submarine

Birth of A Boomer: How India Built Its Nuclear Submarine

By: Rakesh Krishnan Simha | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 25 Oct , 2016

During the 1971 War, as India’s armoured columns prepared to crash through the Pakistan Army’s defences and thundered down the road to Lahore, the US and British navies made a threatening...

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How IAF Firepower Severely Dented Pakistan’s Psyche During The Kargil War

How IAF Firepower Severely Dented Pakistan’s Psyche During The Kargil War

By: Rakesh Krishnan Simha | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 02 Aug , 2016

On 12 June 1999, Pakistani Foreign Minister Sartaj Aziz hastily arrived in New Delhi, ostensibly to discuss ways of ending the Kargil War. Aziz, who deeply resents India, had landed with a single...

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India and Pakistan In A Tug-Of-War Over Stealth Fighters

India and Pakistan In A Tug-Of-War Over Stealth Fighters

By: Rakesh Krishnan Simha | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 27 Jul , 2016

If India is on the verge of acquiring fifth-generation fighter aircraft, can Pakistan be far behind? With the decks cleared for the Indian Air Force (IAF) to co-produce 127 PAK-FA stealth...

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“Make In India” Is On Track with Win-Win Partnerships in The Defence...

“Make In India” Is On Track with Win-Win Partnerships in The Defence...

By: Surajit Dasgupta | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 24 Jul , 2016

Boeing, Lockheed Martin and SAAB-AB have been looking for Indian partners to manufacture their respective aircraft in this country. This means that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Make in...

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How India Bailed out The West in World War II

How India Bailed out The West in World War II

By: Rakesh Krishnan Simha | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 18 Jul , 2016

Seventy years ago, this month, Germany surrendered to the Allies to end World War II in Europe. It is time India’s game-changing contribution to the victory is acknowledged in the actual context...

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The Naysayers are wrong. Here’s Why India Must Celebrate The Tejas

The Naysayers are wrong. Here’s Why India Must Celebrate The Tejas

By: Mihir Shah | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 07 Jul , 2016

Last week saw the formal induction of two Tejas aircraft into the No. 45 Flying Daggers Squadron of the Indian Air Force. The squadron will begin operating from Bangalore before eventually...

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Talwar Frigates: Stealth Ships That Could Sink Pakistan

Talwar Frigates: Stealth Ships That Could Sink Pakistan

By: Rakesh Krishnan Simha | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 21 Jun , 2016

The Talwar class frigates will play a key role in India’s new Maritime Strategy 2015 that aims to dominate the blue waters and strike on land. High octane defence deals are often the most...

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India is Building A Missile Defence System - With Russian Missiles!

India is Building A Missile Defence System - With Russian Missiles!

By: Rakesh Krishnan Simha | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 16 Jun , 2016

A new generation of air defence missiles is coming up with the ability to create an “iron dome” over India that will deflect missiles, aircraft and drones aimed against the country. In March...

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MiG - 21: The Story of Russia’s ‘People’s Fighter’ and its Service...

MiG - 21: The Story of Russia’s ‘People’s Fighter’ and its Service...

By: Rakesh Krishnan Simha | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 10 Jun , 2016

The time: 2 pm, December 12, 1971, India-Pakistan War. The place: A forward airbase in Jamnagar, Gujarat. One of the most eagerly awaited dogfights in aviation history is about to take place. The...

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