China's latest Military Buildup in Tibet: China’s Provocation does not end with just Cartographic Aggression

China's latest Military Buildup in Tibet: China’s Provocation does not end with just Cartographic Aggression

Introduction Amidst the thawing snows and the onset of spring in the Himalayan Border Region, the possibility of a military confrontation between India and China looms ominously. Since March, China’s expansive military buildup in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) and the Tibetan areas has been disconcerting, marked by...

The NATO Story

The NATO Story

NATO is celebrating its 75th anniversary of its inception this year. NATO signed the North Atlantic Treaty on April 4, 1949 in Washington DC; a collective security system in which independent member states agreed to defend each other against attacks by third parties. The main threat perceived was from the Soviet Union...

Pakistan’s Security Quandary: Juxtaposed activities of TTP, Taliban and Hafiz Gul Bahadur Group

Pakistan’s Security Quandary: Juxtaposed activities of TTP, Taliban and Hafiz Gul Bahadur Group

With the drastically evolving militant landscape of Pakistan, several small militant groups have begun to emerge. Operating in the shadows, they are proving to be highly efficient in their attacks and capabilities. The emergence of these groups can be attributed the cooperative style of dealing with already pre-existing...

China's latest Military Buildup in Tibet: China’s Provocation does not end with just Cartographic Aggression

China's latest Military Buildup in Tibet: China’s Provocation does not end with just Cartographic Aggression

Introduction Amidst the thawing snows and the onset of spring in the Himalayan Border Region, the possibility of a military confrontation between India and China looms ominously. Since March, China’s expansive military buildup in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) and the Tibetan areas has been disconcerting, marked by...

The NATO Story

The NATO Story

NATO is celebrating its 75th anniversary of its inception this year. NATO signed the North Atlantic Treaty on April 4, 1949 in Washington DC; a collective security system in which independent member states agreed to defend each other against attacks by third parties. The main threat perceived was from the Soviet Union...

Pakistan’s Security Quandary: Juxtaposed activities of TTP, Taliban and Hafiz Gul Bahadur Group

Pakistan’s Security Quandary: Juxtaposed activities of TTP, Taliban and Hafiz Gul Bahadur Group

With the drastically evolving militant landscape of Pakistan, several small militant groups have begun to emerge. Operating in the shadows, they are proving to be highly efficient in their attacks and capabilities. The emergence of these groups can be attributed the cooperative style of dealing with already pre-existing...

Forging Bonds of Strength: The 5th Edition of India-Uzbekistan Joint Military Exercise DUSTLIK

Forging Bonds of Strength: The 5th Edition of India-Uzbekistan Joint Military Exercise DUSTLIK

The Indian Army contingent embarked today for the illustrious 5th edition of the India-Uzbekistan joint military Exercise DUSTLIK, marking a significant stride in bilateral cooperation. This prestigious Exercise, slated from 15th to 28th April 2024, unfolds its activities in Termez, within the picturesque landscape of...

Success of Indigenous Innovation with Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) Trials

Success of Indigenous Innovation with Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) Trials

The recent successful trials conducted by the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Army of the indigenous Man Portable Anti-tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) Weapon System represent a significant milestone in India’s defense capabilities. This state-of-the-art system, meticulously designed and...

HAL secures landmark defence contract of LCA Mark 1A

HAL secures landmark defence contract of LCA Mark 1A

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has recently clinched a monumental contract, marking a historic milestone in India’s quest for self-reliance in defense manufacturing. The Defense Ministry has awarded HAL a staggering tender worth Rs 65,000 crore, signaling the procurement of 97 indigenously built LCA Mark 1A...

Operation Meghdoot: India's Conquest of the Siachen Glacier

Operation Meghdoot: India's Conquest of the Siachen Glacier

Operation Meghdoot, a monumental military endeavor launched on April 13, 1984, marks a defining moment in India’s history, epitomizing its unwavering determination to safeguard its territorial integrity. This audacious operation, orchestrated with meticulous planning by the Indian Army and Indian Air Force (IAF), aimed...

Jobless Growth in India: Thoughts on Viksit Bharat

Jobless Growth in India: Thoughts on Viksit Bharat

Introduction One of the paradoxes of India’s growth story, after economic liberalization was introduced in 1991, has been jobless growth. At its peak during the years 2004-2009, while the average GDP growth rate was 8.7%, the growth in employment was 0.1% only. The recently released India Unemployment Report...

The Question of Sea Security in IR

The Question of Sea Security in IR

The recent induction of MH-60 R Helicopters and deployment of INS Jatayu in the Lakshadweep area by the Indian Navy will strengthen India’s maritime prowess in the Indian Ocean Area and enhance its reputation as a security provider in the region. The post-2022 has seen increasing concern by nations over the question of...

Top 3 Trends in Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) Innovations to Watch Out

Top 3 Trends in Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) Innovations to Watch Out

The swift evolution of drone technologies has brought forth a new era of innovation and convenience across sectors. The availability of advanced and affordable small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) has facilitated diverse applications, ranging from delivering medical supplies to remote areas to maintaining commercial...

Proposed Reforms for DRDO: Debates and the Way Forward

Proposed Reforms for DRDO: Debates and the Way Forward

Introduction Economic liberalization came in the defence manufacturing sector in 2001, 10 years after India decided to be a free market economy. The policy mosaic included 100% participation of private sector players in defence manufacturing and permitted FDI of 26% from global players. This was in sharp contrast to...

MIRV Technology - Are we heading towards a MAD world

MIRV Technology - Are we heading towards a MAD world

On 11 March 2024 the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired an indigenously developed missile with multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle (MIRV) technology from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha. This test conducted by India as part of Mission Divyastra...

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Ideology for Iran: Pahlavis’ Iranian Nationalism versus Ayatollahs’...

Ideology for Iran: Pahlavis’ Iranian Nationalism versus Ayatollahs’...

Moving through the streets of Cairo, one notices a profoundly rich history, bearing influences of centuries of...

The last voyage of Pakistani Naval Ship Ghazi

The last voyage of Pakistani Naval Ship Ghazi

0n 21 February 2024, Indian Naval Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) located the wreckage of SS-102 PNS Ghazi,...

Boon is Central Rule for Ladakhi Buddhists

Boon is Central Rule for Ladakhi Buddhists

The one region which suffered huge socio-economic and political losses after the accession of the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir to Bharat on October 26, 1947 was the Buddhist-dominated Leh district in the strategic Trans-Himalayan Ladakh region, also called “the roof of the world” and “the land of the Lamas”. The story of the overwhelmingly Buddhist-majority Zanskar tehsil in...

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Uncle Sam, fellow democracies should be respected and not scorned

  India can easily retort by showing the mirror to the US, Germany and others about the problems these countries face at home. But there is nothing to be gained by resorting to polemics with countries we consider as friends and partners Western countries have dominated the rest of the world for centuries. This has ingrained in them some pernicious habits of lecturing the non-Western world, assuming superior moral positions, imposing their...

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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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