Friday, October 18, 2019

India and Japan Boarding the Shinkansen

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo AbeIndo-Japanese ties have seen what one can call an irresistible change in the last two decades. The growth to present day strategic...

The Great Wall(s) of China

Over the past 65 years, China has erected psychological walls with all its neighbors.  First, China shut itself from the world while it carried out internal purges.  Today, China has walls of intransigence with...

What does 2016 hold for Afghanistan?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Kabul to inaugurate the Parliament building was followed in quick succession by a long-overdue visit by Pakistan’s army chief Raheel Sharif, who met President Ghani to publicly...

A Glimpse of Life in the Army

Many of us wonder what the Army does in peacetime when there is no war on. Some people believe that they live a life of luxury, drink a lot and generally waste their time...

Upgraded Advanced Landing Grounds at Ziro and along Inaugurated

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...

Needed: Ministry of Intelligence, Foresight and Design (MIFD)

I have heard this saying, “one who can master time masters everything.” How do you master time? Obviously one cannot stop time. Or at least, as yet we do not know how to. However,...

Will India be able to outwit China in Iran?

With the Islamic Republic of Iran coming out of long standing global isolation in the aftermath of the lifting of sanction early this year, there is a sort of gold rush to exploit a...

Army Aviation Corps and CAG report

Army Aviation Corps, a wing of the Indian Army, has come under severe criticism in the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India submitted to the Parliament.  This wing was created with...

Saudi Arabia and House of Saud at the Heart of Terrorism

Across much of Middle East, South Asia, Africa and even in Europe and America, terrorism is being attributed by Most of the eminent analysts to the rogue element in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Iran, Iraq,...

Islamic State in India

On the eve of the visit of French President François Hollande to India as Chief Guest of the 67th Republic Day, there has been a massive flow of intelligence from Western sources regarding the...