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...

China Factor in India-Vietnam Strategic Relations

China Factor in India-Vietnam Strategic Relations

China’s President Xi Jinping visited Vietnam on 12-13 December, with whom China shares an important but complex relationship from a strategic perspective. While Laos and Cambodia are staunchly supportive of China within the ASEAN, Vietnam is most vociferous in calling out China’s assertive or aggressive military...

Unmanned Surface Vehicles: The Tides of Change in Naval Warfare

Unmanned Surface Vehicles: The Tides of Change in Naval Warfare

The naval warfare landscape is undergoing a profound transformation with the advent of unmanned surface vehicles (USVs). These autonomous ships, ranging from small drone boats to large unmanned surface vessels, are poised to revolutionise naval operations by offering increased endurance, versatility, and the added...

China Factor in India-Vietnam Strategic Relations

China Factor in India-Vietnam Strategic Relations

China’s President Xi Jinping visited Vietnam on 12-13 December, with whom China shares an important but complex relationship from a strategic perspective. While Laos and Cambodia are staunchly supportive of China within the ASEAN, Vietnam is most vociferous in calling out China’s assertive or aggressive military...

The Future of Free Market in India

The Future of Free Market in India

Capitalism and its essential bedrock free market are generating a divided society. Many people lead anxious lives. The social bases of these anxieties are geographic, educational, and moral. It is the rural hinterland rebelling against the metropolis, the less educated rebelling against the more educated. It is the...

From Confucius to Xi Jinping: Tianxia and China’s Quest for Regional Dominance

From Confucius to Xi Jinping: Tianxia and China’s Quest for Regional Dominance

In the intricate and multifaceted geopolitical landscape of Asia, the notion of Tianxia has emerged as an indispensable concept, particularly in deciphering China’s strategic ambitions and its intricate interactions with neighbouring nations such as India. Tianxia, deeply rooted in the annals of ancient Chinese...

The Iranian Missile-Drone Attack on Israel: Some Observations

The Iranian Missile-Drone Attack on Israel: Some Observations

On 13 April 2024, Iran had carried out strikes against Israeli territory for the first time ever.The attack included 170 drones and 30 cruise missilesand at least 110 ballistic missiles. It was the largest ballistic missile attack to date. A large number of missiles and drones were shot down before they reached Israeli...

With the Russian field-modified ‘turtle tanks’, we have come full circle

With the Russian field-modified ‘turtle tanks’, we have come full circle

With the First Person View kamikaze drone emerging as the greatest threat to tanks on the Ukraine battlefield, the Russian army is resorting to desperate measures.  They are bolting rough, made-on-the-spot armoured shells onto their T-72s and T-90s.  These ‘turtle tanks’, as they have been dubbed, have struts...

Shaping the Future by DRDO: Exploring Exoskeleton Technologies and Challenges

Shaping the Future by DRDO: Exploring Exoskeleton Technologies and Challenges

The inaugural international workshop on ‘Emerging Technologies & Challenges for Exoskeletons’ convenes in Bengaluru on April 16-17, 2024, marking a pivotal moment in the exploration of transformative technologies. Hosted by the Defence Bio-Engineering & Electromedical Laboratory of the Defence Research & Development...

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...

Chinese focus on Siachen

Chinese focus on Siachen

Siachen has been in the news recently – 40 years of occupation of the Saltoro Range by the Indian Army in 1984. Many narratives, including individual and collective gallant actions, have been penned. On April 22, 2024, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the Base Camp and Kumar Post in Siachen Glacier area and met...

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...

HFCL spearheads innovation in defence products for Indian and global markets

HFCL spearheads innovation in defence products for Indian and global markets

HFCL Limited (“HFCL”), a leading technology enterprise specializing in the manufacturing of high-end telecom equipment, optical fiber, and optical fiber cables, as well as providing communication network solutions for telecommunications, defense, and railway sectors, has strengthened its position in the defense...

Unmanned Surface Vehicles: The Tides of Change in Naval Warfare

Unmanned Surface Vehicles: The Tides of Change in Naval Warfare

The naval warfare landscape is undergoing a profound transformation with the advent of unmanned surface vehicles (USVs). These autonomous ships, ranging from small drone boats to large unmanned surface vessels, are poised to revolutionise naval operations by offering increased endurance, versatility, and the added...

Interviews / Spotlight

Media’s Onerous Responsibility in Reporting Terrorist Incidents

Media’s Onerous Responsibility in Reporting Terrorist Incidents

A lot has been spoken and written about the recent ambush of an Indian Air Force [IAF] convoy in the Poonch...

Western Media's Challenge in Grasping the Essence of South Asia

Western Media's Challenge in Grasping the Essence of South Asia

South Asian nations, bursting with diversity and contradictions, have long been a captivating subject for global...

World Trade Organisation: Future Covid-19 Pandemic Preparedness

World Trade Organisation: Future Covid-19 Pandemic Preparedness

A meetingof Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Councilwas held on 25-26 April whereit was decided that the members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will continue to review the lessons learnt from COVID-19 pandemic and also to find effective solutions for any future pandemic eruption.  Members also considered the process of implementation of the TRIPS Agreement...

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What is Critical Global Geopolitics?

For overwhelming number of Western political analysts, journalists, scientists, etc., the disappearance of the USSR in 1990/91 was symbolized overdramatically by the physical destruction of the Berlin Wall followed by the removal/destruction of statues/monuments devoted to the communist leaders and communist ideology. This geopolitical change called for a new world order in international relations (IR) and, in fact, heralded global peace,...

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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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Vijay Diwas

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh paying homage to the fallen heroes at National War Memorial...

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