Arab States and Hamas: An Uneasy Relationship

Arab States and Hamas: An Uneasy Relationship

The war in Gaza is entering a decisive phase; at least, that is what everyone thinks. The uncertainty of this eight-month-old conflict has tested the patience of the most stubborn. Hard-core supporters of Israel are having second thoughts about the righteousness of their chosen side. President Biden is facing massive...

From the History of Israeli−Palestinian Conflict: The First Palestinian Intifada against the State of Israel...

From the History of Israeli−Palestinian Conflict: The First Palestinian Intifada against the State of Israel...

The meaning of intifada The Arabic word intifada means “shaking off” but in the political language as a term, it means “uprising”. More precisely, this term refers to the two Palestinian uprisings on both territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. These two territories were occupied by Israel during the...

India signed long pending Deal with Iran on Iranian Port of Chabahar Despite US Sanctions

India signed long pending Deal with Iran on Iranian Port of Chabahar Despite US Sanctions

India and Iran on May 14 signed a ten year long pending Agreement to operate the strategic Iranian port of Chabahar that will help both the countries to expand trade with Central Asia. India’s operation of Chabahar port will serve as a vital hub for humanitarian aid, trade agreements, and regional connectivity,...

Arab States and Hamas: An Uneasy Relationship

Arab States and Hamas: An Uneasy Relationship

The war in Gaza is entering a decisive phase; at least, that is what everyone thinks. The uncertainty of this eight-month-old conflict has tested the patience of the most stubborn. Hard-core supporters of Israel are having second thoughts about the righteousness of their chosen side. President Biden is facing massive...

From the History of Israeli−Palestinian Conflict: The First Palestinian Intifada against the State of Israel...

From the History of Israeli−Palestinian Conflict: The First Palestinian Intifada against the State of Israel...

The meaning of intifada The Arabic word intifada means “shaking off” but in the political language as a term, it means “uprising”. More precisely, this term refers to the two Palestinian uprisings on both territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. These two territories were occupied by Israel during the...

India signed long pending Deal with Iran on Iranian Port of Chabahar Despite US Sanctions

India signed long pending Deal with Iran on Iranian Port of Chabahar Despite US Sanctions

India and Iran on May 14 signed a ten year long pending Agreement to operate the strategic Iranian port of Chabahar that will help both the countries to expand trade with Central Asia. India’s operation of Chabahar port will serve as a vital hub for humanitarian aid, trade agreements, and regional connectivity,...

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...

The Digital Battleground: Navigating the Evolution of Cyber Warfare

The Digital Battleground: Navigating the Evolution of Cyber Warfare

In the vast expanse of cyberspace, where lines of code hold as much power as conventional weapons, the battleground of the future is being fiercely contested. Forget sprawling landscapes and rumbling tanks; imagine a hidden realm, a digital labyrinth where a single keystroke can cripple a nation’s power grid or a...

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...

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

India and History of Western Hypocrisy

India and History of Western Hypocrisy

One is not intrigued by the generally negative coverage of India in general and the current elections in...

The International Criminal Court faces controversies and allegations of...

The International Criminal Court faces controversies and allegations of...

The International Criminal Court (ICC) and its chief prosecutor Karim Khan, a Pakistani-British member of the...

Zorawar Good. Sprut Better?

Zorawar Good. Sprut Better?

So, the Zorawar Light Tank seems to be the toast of defence circles nowadays – both in military and industrial spheres. Larsen & Toubro developed the design and had a prototype up and running in an amazingly short time, particularly when contrasted with the snail-pace progress of so many DRDO projects. Very commendable. And a shining example of the need to involve the agile Indian private...

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Xi in Europe: How Chinese President posed as ‘ruler of world’ while Europeans 'begged' a solution for Ukraine

Observers could see that France was fascinated by China when President Xi Jinping of China paid a three-day visit to France; he was lavishly received by his French counterpart, President Emmanuel Macron. What is strange is that at a time when President Vladimir Putin of Russia is considered to be the supreme villain in France (and in Europe in general), Xi is seen as a decent person that France needs to engage with. But is Xi really different...

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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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