Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Engage South Asian Nations

Map not to ScaleSouth Asia continues to be in a state of flux. Maldives, which recently faced political turmoil, now appears to be stabilizing. Sri Lanka, post the last election, has seen a sea...

Recalling the 1st International Fleet Review: When PM Vajpayee’s leadership stood out

Until the turn of the century, a Fleet Review by the President of India had always been deemed as a local affair, meant to be conducted in-house by the Indian Navy (IN). Even though...

The Strategic Importance of the Siachen Glacier for India

The death of nine army jawans belonging to the Madras regiment on the Indian side and the miraculous survival of one of the brave Indian soldier (who unfortunately died in hospital in Delhi) has...

India’s National Security: Rhetoric needs to be matched by Action

The annual budget will be presented at the end of February and the manner in which India allocates fiscal resources for its military and related national security will come under brief scrutiny, even as...

Its War – And India has to fight it as such

{The following article I wrote in December 2014 after the Gurdaspur attack}The house where Gunner Manpreet Singh was born near the border town of Gurdaspur in Punjab is called “fauzian da dera” – the...

Russian Helicopters delivers five Mi-171Sh helicopters to Bangladesh

Mi-171ShRussian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) delivered a batch of five military transport Mi-171Sh helicopters to Bangladesh’s Ministry of Defence. In addition to regular cargo transportation operations and border security provision, the new...

Reliance Defence enters Into Strategic Relationship with Rafael Advanced Defence Systems of Israel

.Reliance and Rafael to address programs valued at Rs 65,000 Crore (USD 10 Billion)Reliance and Rafael to set up Joint Venture at Dhirubhai Ambani Land Systems Park for Ultra – Modern Weapon SystemsJoint Venture...

Army Day Seminar on Capability Development and Indigenisation of Indian Army in a Futuristic...

A two day Seminar on “Capability Development and Indigenisation of Indian Army in a Futuristic Context” has commenced at the Manekshaw Centre, Delhi Cantt, today. The Seminar, being organised by the Indian Army on...

Is India wasting its energies in totally unproductive and self-destructive pursuits?

At the cusp of becoming a reckonable global player, India, relatively a young nation but importantly, the inheritor of an ancient and a great civilization, displays an uncanny propensity for repeatedly axing its own...

South China Sea on the Boil Again

There never seems to be a dull moment in so far as the raging controversy over the strategically located South China Sea is concerned. The most recent development in the high voltage melodrama surrounding...