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,...

India and China Relations: Back to Basics

India and China Relations: Back to Basics

India and China continue to face-off over a long running territorial dispute that has resulted in one war, back in 1962, and numerous lesser confrontations at regular intervals over the years. The latest crisis in Eastern Ladakh, sparked in 2021 by the preemptive Chinese occupation of over 4000 Sq Kms of disputed...

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...

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,...

India and China Relations: Back to Basics

India and China Relations: Back to Basics

India and China continue to face-off over a long running territorial dispute that has resulted in one war, back in 1962, and numerous lesser confrontations at regular intervals over the years. The latest crisis in Eastern Ladakh, sparked in 2021 by the preemptive Chinese occupation of over 4000 Sq Kms of disputed...

Xi-Putin Meet & The Cold War

Xi-Putin Meet & The Cold War

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent two-day visit to China, the first foreign visit after being re-elected president, was watched globally, particularly by the US-led West. A few days earlier, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Beijing to convey China should not assist Russia in the Ukraine War; which...

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...

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Can the World afford to enter Nuclear Race?

Can the World afford to enter Nuclear Race?

Worldwide holding of Nuclear Weapons Currently about 13080 nuclear warheads exist worldwide, with Russia holding...

Friend Indeed

Friend Indeed

Many Indians probably see Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu as putting on a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde act when he deals...

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 district of J&K that left one air warrior dead and four others injured. Given the seriousness of the incident, the interest generated is a positive sign as it indicates the high degree of public concern on Pakistan’s continuing proxy war against India. Moreover, despite heightened...

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French President’s warning to Europe against falling Into Thucidydes Trap

Is Emmanuel Macron a Juperatian President Famous British magazine The Economist cited French President Emmanuel Macron as a Jupetarian President thinking about his legacy. World History Encyclopedia has termed Jupiter, the supreme god. He was Jupiter Elicius – one who brings forth. By the rise of the Republic, Jupiter’s identity as the greatest of all the gods was firmly established, but two members of the old triad were replaced...

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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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