Decoding India’s Success in Sittwe Port and the Militarization of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Decoding India’s Success in Sittwe Port and the Militarization of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Abstract: The vortex of competing interests of India and China has embroiled the Bay of Bengal arena within its fold. It is in this process that the port facilities of the states bordering the Bay of Bengal gain prominence. Myanmar is thus not an anomaly to this trend. India’s recent success in acquiring the rights of...

US Sanctions and Pakistan’s Strategic Indisposition

US Sanctions and Pakistan’s Strategic Indisposition

On 19th April 2024, the United States imposed sanctions on three China based companies- Xi’an Longde Technology Development Company Limited, Tianjin Creative Source International Trade Co Ltd and Granpect Company Limited along with a Belarus based- Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant – for aiding Pakistan in its Ballistic...

Has Iran Played Just Too Smart?

Has Iran Played Just Too Smart?

The shocking attack of Hamas on Israel had also left enough signatures of intervention of a foreign power in the details of its execution. Israel was definitely never in doubt about the ‘real perpetrators’ as it fought a bloody guerrilla war in dense Gaza. The strike on the Iranian consulate appeared as bait to draw...

Decoding India’s Success in Sittwe Port and the Militarization of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Decoding India’s Success in Sittwe Port and the Militarization of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Abstract: The vortex of competing interests of India and China has embroiled the Bay of Bengal arena within its fold. It is in this process that the port facilities of the states bordering the Bay of Bengal gain prominence. Myanmar is thus not an anomaly to this trend. India’s recent success in acquiring the rights of...

US Sanctions and Pakistan’s Strategic Indisposition

US Sanctions and Pakistan’s Strategic Indisposition

On 19th April 2024, the United States imposed sanctions on three China based companies- Xi’an Longde Technology Development Company Limited, Tianjin Creative Source International Trade Co Ltd and Granpect Company Limited along with a Belarus based- Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant – for aiding Pakistan in its Ballistic...

Has Iran Played Just Too Smart?

Has Iran Played Just Too Smart?

The shocking attack of Hamas on Israel had also left enough signatures of intervention of a foreign power in the details of its execution. Israel was definitely never in doubt about the ‘real perpetrators’ as it fought a bloody guerrilla war in dense Gaza. The strike on the Iranian consulate appeared as bait to draw...

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...

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...

How to Defend Against the Dubious Kuki-Chin Armed Movement

How to Defend Against the Dubious Kuki-Chin Armed Movement

The Bangladesh government has garnered significant experience in countering insurgency activities in the Chattagram Hill Tracts (CHT). Through operations like “Operation Dabanal,” the Bangladesh Armed Forces have effectively neutralized separatist armed groups. After the peace treaty, to date, “Operation Uttaron” has...

Contribution of Army Goodwill Schools towards Development of J&K

Contribution of Army Goodwill Schools towards Development of J&K

The contrast couldn’t be more telling. While the people of J&K ushered 2024 with the good news that students of Army Goodwill School in Wuzur, Anantnag had won two gold medals in the prestigious all-India innovative projects development competition, those living across the Line of Control [LoC] were out on the...

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...

Empowering Edge Intelligence: Teledyne FLIR Introduces AVP, Revolutionizing AI Processing

Empowering Edge Intelligence: Teledyne FLIR Introduces AVP, Revolutionizing AI Processing

Teledyne FLIR, a division of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, proudly unveils the Teledyne FLIR AVP—a cutting-edge video processor poised to revolutionize AI and computational imaging at the edge. Leveraging the pinnacle of mobile processing technology, the AVP integrates the latest Qualcomm QCS8550 chip, renowned...

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...

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The Army’s Disability Conundrum

The Army’s Disability Conundrum

Scot Hamilton, one of the most recognised figure skaters in the world, won over seventy medals including four World...

With Navatny dead does Putin have any Red Lines?

With Navatny dead does Putin have any Red Lines?

Vladimir Putin’s “Red Line” to Western Powers​ In April 2021 Russian President Vladimir Putin sternly...

Ideology for Iran: Pahlavis’ Iranian Nationalism versus Ayatollahs’ Political Islam 

Ideology for Iran: Pahlavis’ Iranian Nationalism versus Ayatollahs’ Political Islam 

Moving through the streets of Cairo, one notices a profoundly rich history, bearing influences of centuries of migrations and assimilations of diverse ethnicities in this cosmopolitan metropolis. From Abbasids (Sunnis) to Fatimids (Shias), from Bahri Mamluks (Central Asians) to Burji Mamluks (Caucasians), from Ayyubids (Kurds) to Ottomans (Turks), from the French to the British, many nations...

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Citizenship: Concept and Consequences

The term “citizenship” is usually used either in academia or news as a synonym of nationality and national affiliation (from the Anglo-Saxon, West European perspective followed by the New World, in fact, as a synonym of state). However, “citizenship” as a concept is essentially a product of and used in political philosophy and jurisprudence. Citizenship has evolved over time, from being a privilege of the aristocracy in feudal...

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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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