Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Afghan Peace Process: Headed Down a Blind Alley?

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The second meeting of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) of Afghanistan, Pakistan, the US and China on the Afghan peace and reconciliation process was held in Kabul, Afghanistan, on January 18, 2016, a week...

Is The Indian Air Force On A Flight Path Of Extinction?

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Su-30MKIThe IAF suffered a major setback in October 2012 when the government agreed to transfer most of its attack helicopters to the Indian Army.There will now be growing pressure on the IAF to transfer...

Upgraded Advanced Landing Grounds at Ziro and along Inaugurated

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The operational capability of the Indian Air Force got a major fillip with the re-launching of two upgraded Advanced Landing Grounds (ALG) at Ziro and Along in Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday. “The ALGs will further...

India’s Limited Options Against Pakistan

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Map depicting export of terrorism from Pak soilTo comprehend the magnitude of what Pakistan has been up to during all these years since independence, one has to only glance through its dastardly acts against...

Light Combat Aircraft: Going the Marut way?

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LCA TejasWhen I hear the sudden roar of the LCA fighter jet’s engines in the skies above here in Bangalore, I often wonder why did the LCA programme take so long to reach the...

China’s Military Reforms: Is all Well with the PLA?

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The announcement of military reforms has been touted in the official Chinese media as a major transformational change in the history of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). While the transformation itself is of a...

Modernisation and Security of Shipyards

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 Government has plans to modernise and upgrade the shipyards where various types of warships and submarines are produced. A comprehensive assessment of the modernisation needs of the Defence Shipyards have been made based on...

Why ISIS can’t make much headway with Muslims in India

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Once, on a chilly, windy and snowy evening, my economics professor lectured us on the importance of asking the right questions. Failing to do so can trip up the brightest of minds, the greatest...

Siachen Glacier also known as The Third Pole

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Col Danvir Singh (Then Major) second from left during a patrol at Chaman post in Sia-La complex Siachen GlacierAs I write, the nation prays for Lance Naik Hanumanthappa’s speedy recovery. His condition continues to...

Kashmir Valley cannot Bleed India

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Kashmir is again on the boil. It is cyclical feature the periodicity of which is determined by political developments within the state and the vicissitudes of Pakistan state. At present a new government has...