On China’s “Upgraded Version” of CPEC

On China’s “Upgraded Version” of CPEC

With Beijing and Islamabad signing at least 32 MOUs related to China Pakistan Economic Corridor [CPEC], it’s time celebrate for those who continue to believe that this ambitious USD 62 billion project will forever end Pakistan’s economic woes. What must be even more exhilarating for the pro-CPEC camp is the news of...

Train hard without Weakening your Punch in the Battle

Train hard without Weakening your Punch in the Battle

While the Russo-Ukraine war currently charting itsblood–soaked path of death and destruction has thrown up multiple lessons for strategists and military commanders alike, it has once again flagged one basic reality; and that is… ‘while the Armies will march on their stomach war effort can only be sustained so long...

Miffed China and Pakistan’s Security Predicament: Implications Post Dasu attack

Miffed China and Pakistan’s Security Predicament: Implications Post Dasu attack

On 26th March 2024, a convoy of Chinese citizensen route to the Dasu Hydropower Project site in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Kohistan district from Islamabad faced an attack claimed by Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Five Chinese nationals lost their lives.  Since then, China has demanded a probe into the incident,...

On China’s “Upgraded Version” of CPEC

On China’s “Upgraded Version” of CPEC

With Beijing and Islamabad signing at least 32 MOUs related to China Pakistan Economic Corridor [CPEC], it’s time celebrate for those who continue to believe that this ambitious USD 62 billion project will forever end Pakistan’s economic woes. What must be even more exhilarating for the pro-CPEC camp is the news of...

Miffed China and Pakistan’s Security Predicament: Implications Post Dasu attack

Miffed China and Pakistan’s Security Predicament: Implications Post Dasu attack

On 26th March 2024, a convoy of Chinese citizensen route to the Dasu Hydropower Project site in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Kohistan district from Islamabad faced an attack claimed by Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Five Chinese nationals lost their lives.  Since then, China has demanded a probe into the incident,...

New Dawn for Dhaka-Delhi Relations

New Dawn for Dhaka-Delhi Relations

The political landscape of South Asia is poised for a significant transformation with the resounding victory of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India’s 18th Lok Sabha elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s victory heralds a new chapter in India-Bangladesh relations,...

Integrated Intrusion Detection Framework for Military Operations

Integrated Intrusion Detection Framework for Military Operations

In the contemporary landscape of military operations, the escalating reliance on intricate information systems exposes defence networks to heightened cyber threats. This research introduces an Integrated Intrusion Detection Framework (IIDF) tailored for military operations, seamlessly combining signature-based and...

Cyber and Cognitive Warfare: Dreaming of Winning Wars Sans Violence?

Cyber and Cognitive Warfare: Dreaming of Winning Wars Sans Violence?

“The purpose of warfare is not to fight; it is to achieve a political objective. If you can achieve this objective without kinetic conflict, so much the better.” – Prof Nora Bensahel[1]  Background The world has seldom been a harmonious place. Countries are forever competing to enhance their relative security,...

What are the possible consequences of Ebrahim Raisi's death?

What are the possible consequences of Ebrahim Raisi's death?

Following death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and several top officials of the country, while Western analysts are saying death of a consummate loyalist Raisi will be a severe blow to Iran’s conservative leadership, while an expert on country’s domestic politics and foreign policy said, “I believe concern in...

Train hard without Weakening your Punch in the Battle

Train hard without Weakening your Punch in the Battle

While the Russo-Ukraine war currently charting itsblood–soaked path of death and destruction has thrown up multiple lessons for strategists and military commanders alike, it has once again flagged one basic reality; and that is… ‘while the Armies will march on their stomach war effort can only be sustained so long...

New Front Lines – Geopolitics of Semiconductors

New Front Lines – Geopolitics of Semiconductors

Most forms of politics are about power. ‘Geopolitics’ has incarnated itself with scholars providing a new perspective in every generation. This century has seen a rise in geopolitical conflicts creating competition between nations. Geopolitical ramifications are all the more complex as these deliberations require...

The words of the Defence Minister do not ring hollow

The words of the Defence Minister do not ring hollow

For a country that tops the list of arms importing nations of the world to have also joined the list of world’s top 25 ‘arms exporters’ is a story of a steady rise of India and its determined march on the road to achieve self-reliance in domestic manufacturing of defence equipment.  It was on 03 Aug 2020, when the...

ISRO Chairman Inaugurates HAL Facilities to Support LVM3 Program

ISRO Chairman Inaugurates HAL Facilities to Support LVM3 Program

Mr. S. Somanath, Chairman, ISRO inaugurated state-of-the-art Propellant Tank Production and CNC Machining facilities at HAL’s Aerospace Division today in the presence of Mr C B Ananthakrishnan, CMD (Addl. Charge), HAL and senior officers from ISRO and HAL.  The newly established facilities will provide a major boost...

RudraM-II air-to-surface missile successfully flight-tested by DRDO from Su-30 MK-I off the Odisha coast

RudraM-II air-to-surface missile successfully flight-tested by DRDO from Su-30 MK-I off the Odisha coast

Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight-tested the RudraM-II air-to-surface missile from Su-30 MK-I platform of the Indian Air Force (IAF) off the coast of Odisha at around 1130 hours on May 29, 2024. The flight-test met all the trial objectives, validating the propulsion system and...

Need for MRFA

Need for MRFA

In January this year, the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh led a high level delegation to the UK; reportedly, one of the points on the visit’s agenda was a possible partnership in the Tempest project, a sixth generation fighter design and development programme in which the UK, Italy and Japan are currently...

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Battle of Normandy: The Turning Point in World War II

Battle of Normandy: The Turning Point in World War II

80 years ago the Battle of Normandy also known as D-Day on June 6, 1944 was a significant landmark in World War II...

Blue Helmets - 76 Years of UN Peacekeeping

Blue Helmets - 76 Years of UN Peacekeeping

In the last 76 years the UN peacekeepers nicknamed Blue Berets or Blue Helmets have bargained for peace, hope and...

Memorial Day: A Day to remember the brave men and women who died fighting for the United States...

Memorial Day: A Day to remember the brave men and women who died fighting for the United States...

Every year, the last Monday of May is commomerated as Memorial Day in the United States. It is a solemn day to remember the brave men and women who laid down their lives for the United States of America. Memorial Day is also considered the unofficial beginning of summer in the United States. Memorial Day: A Historical Journey  The roots of Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, can...

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Sino-India War – 1967 (Sikkim-Tibet Zone)

After the first Sino-India War of 1962, the wounded Indian Army needed expansion and modern weapons. As many as seven Mountain Divisions were raised and old Lee field .303 Rifles were replaced by 7.62 mm self-loading Rifles (SLR). Four Armoured regiments were equipped with British Centurion Mk 7 modern battle tanks and the Air Force was also upgraded with SU 7 and Gnat fighters. India fought another War with Pakistan in 1965 under the strong...

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Gen Anil Chauhan addressing the Agniveers at INS Chilka

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Anil Chauhan addressing the Agniveers at INS Chilka, in Odisha on...

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DRDO carries out successful flight trial of Autonomous Flying Win

DRDO carries out successful flight trial of Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator, in Karnataka...

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Glimpses of 77th Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort

Glimpses of the full dress rehearsal of the 77th Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort, in New Delhi...

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77th Independence Day

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh hoisting the National Flag on the occasion of 77th...

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Commissioning Ceremony of INS Mormugao

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh inaugurates of commissioning ceremony of INS Mormugao,...

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