Articles By Danvir Singh

Analysing PM Modi's Speech on 71st Independence Day: Security Aspects

Analysing PM Modi's Speech on 71st Independence Day: Security Aspects

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Aug , 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the Nation from ramparts of Red Fort was the most balanced  comprehensive and statesman like speech that has ever been delivered on this...

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India’s Quest for Replacement of the Ageing MiG 21 Fleet of the IAF

India’s Quest for Replacement of the Ageing MiG 21 Fleet of the IAF

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 32.2 Apr-Jun 2017 | Date: 28 Jun , 2017

Swedish aircraft maker SAAB and US defence contractor Lockheed Martin are the runners-up in a fierce international competition to supply the Indian Air Force (IAF) with up to 250 new Western-made...

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INS Khanderi: India’s Second Kalvari-Class Scorpene Submarine

INS Khanderi: India’s Second Kalvari-Class Scorpene Submarine

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 32.1 Jan-Mar 2017 | Date: 10 Feb , 2017

The jewel in the crown in the modernisation of MDL is the new Submarine Assembly shop, a sprawling 10,000-square metre facility, which, in one go, will enable MDL to undertake concurrent...

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INS Mormugao in the Series of Indian Naval Destroyers

INS Mormugao in the Series of Indian Naval Destroyers

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016 | Date: 30 Dec , 2016

The Indian Navy has 41 vessels of various types under construction including; an aircraft carrier, destroyers, frigates, corvettes, conventional and nuclear-powered submarines. The Indian...

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A Failed Terrorist Strike at Nagrota

A Failed Terrorist Strike at Nagrota

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Dec , 2016

On Nov 29, 2016 the enemy struck deep at Nagrota in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. The target was the 16 Corps Headquarter. This formation is responsible for defending the Line of Control...

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Decommissioning of INS Viraat

Decommissioning of INS Viraat

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 31.3 Jul-Sep 2016 | Date: 25 Oct , 2016

As the glorious chapter in the Indian Navy’s history draws to a close, the decommissioning of INS Viraat is a symptom of metamorphism the Indian navy is undergoing. INS Viraat, originally...

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The Ships are not Built for the Harbours

The Ships are not Built for the Harbours

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Courtesy: The New Indian Express | Date: 20 Sep , 2016

On September 18, Home Minister Rajnath Singh cancelled his overseas visit after hearing of the attack on an army camp in Uri. Back in 2014 on December 05, six terrorists had attacked the Indian...

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Kashmir: The Soldier Betrayed

Kashmir: The Soldier Betrayed

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Sep , 2016

As per the media reports, “in the next 48 hours, thousands more soldiers will be deployed in south Kashmir, with an emphasis on rural areas. The military is moving back into areas that it vacated...

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Modi’s Visit to Vietnam and China: The Strategic Underpinnings

Modi’s Visit to Vietnam and China: The Strategic Underpinnings

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Sep , 2016

The Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi started a four-day tour on Sep 02, 2016, visiting Vietnam and later China. At Hanoi, Prime Minister Modi met President Tran Dai Quang and Prime...

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India’s Home Minister in Pakistan: Take Action Against Terrorists and...

India’s Home Minister in Pakistan: Take Action Against Terrorists and...

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Aug , 2016

Ever since the formation of SAARC in 1985, Indo-Pak relations have always overshadowed various other important regional issues. Pakistan’s obsession of Kashmir and its aggressive stance on that...

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“Our vision in next 10 years is to become top defence industry in the...

“Our vision in next 10 years is to become top defence industry in the...

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 31.2 Apr-Jun 2016 | Date: 24 Jun , 2016

The Defence Expo 2016, held at Goa; a maiden attempt to get the world to see a different destination rather differently. Goa is famous for its sea beeches, sun and sand. Every year lakhs of...

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Indian Army: Decay sets in the last Bastion

Indian Army: Decay sets in the last Bastion

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 May , 2016

The most important pillar of any nation, The Armed Forces, they are proudly referred to as the last bastion. It is there strength upon which rest all others. The temples of democracy, freedom,...

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Indian Airborne Troops Script History

Indian Airborne Troops Script History

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Apr , 2016

On the eve of April 22, 2016, at Bamanwali, 60 km from Nal Air Field near Suratgarh, the Indian Army and the Air Force displayed highest levels of joint-man-ship. The Agra based 50 Para Brigade...

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Myanmar Elections and Impact on the Region

Myanmar Elections and Impact on the Region

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Mar , 2016

In the words of Thant Myint-U, “China and India have always been separated not only by the Himalayas, but also by the impenetrable jungle and remote areas that once stretched across Burma. Now...

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Dhanush 155mm Artillery Gun: A “Make in India” Marvel

Dhanush 155mm Artillery Gun: A “Make in India” Marvel

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 30.2 Apr-Jun 2015 | Date: 13 Mar , 2016

Dhanush as an artillery system has proved to be one of the best amongst its class. A 45 Calibre towed gun system capable of targeting at long ranges incorporating autonomous laying features and...

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A Quick Glance at the Defence Budget 2016-17

A Quick Glance at the Defence Budget 2016-17

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Mar , 2016

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented his third Union Budget. With an eye on supporting the small tax-payer and the small investor, the Minister announced a slew of schemes, and income tax...

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Siachen Glacier also known as The Third Pole

Siachen Glacier also known as The Third Pole

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Feb , 2016

As I write, the nation prays for Lance Naik Hanumanthappa’s speedy recovery. His condition continues to be critical. This brave soldier continues to battle for his life, admitted in the ICU. His...

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Flight from Kabul to Delhi Stops at Lahore: Modi’s Diplomatic Master Stroke

Flight from Kabul to Delhi Stops at Lahore: Modi’s Diplomatic Master Stroke

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Dec , 2015

The Indian Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi on Dec 25, 2015 surprised all by a simple tweet. He said he was going to stop over at Lahore, to wish his Pakistani counterpart, Mr Nawaz Sharif a happy...

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Indira Gandhi – Shiek Abdullah 1974 Agreement

Indira Gandhi – Shiek Abdullah 1974 Agreement

By: Danvir Singh | Date: 28 Nov , 2015

Appendix – H In 1974 Indira–Sheikh accord was signed by on behalf of Sheikh Abdullah and then Prime Minister of India, Smt. Indira Gandhi whereby Sheikh became the chief minister of Jammu and...

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Russian Domination of the Syrian Battleground

Russian Domination of the Syrian Battleground

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 30.4 Oct-Dec 2015 | Date: 25 Nov , 2015

For the past so many years, the NATO had been making all decisions about war and peace unilaterally but now the situation appears to have changed. The most striking part of the Russian campaign is...

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