Friday, February 22, 2019

Race for the Final Frontiers: Is India Lagging Behind China?

In an report submitted by the Indian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Science, Technology, Environment and Forests last year,it was observed that delays in the implementation of Indian space projects including the ambitious human space...

Worsening Fault lines Militant Groups attacking the Pakistani Armed Forces?

On Friday 18th September 2015, militants attacked a Pakistan Air Force base in Peshawar. In the ensuing battle, 13 militants were killed along with the 29 victims of the attack, many of whom were...

India: An Aerospace Power?

AWACSAn objective analysis would indicate that India is truly not an aerospace power. We have as yet, not become a substantive aerospace power primarily because of two reasons. Firstly, the lopsided and flawed Defence...

The IS challenge: Europe needs to get its act together

ISIS linked events in Europe: January 2014 to December 4, 2015. (Map Courtesy: www.businessinsider.in)Islamic State (IS) which has already overtaken Al-Qaeda is currently the most treacherous, wealthiest and better organized terrorist organization in the...

New Defence Procurement Procedure: A Stimulating Preview

S-400In the first meeting of 2016 held on January 11, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) took some policy decisions that will eventually get incorporated, along with other policy and procedural changes, in the much-awaited...

China-Pakistan Corridor: Tightening noose around Balochi aspirations

Pic Courtesy: http://southasiamonitor.org/I was watching the inauguration ceremony of the Gwadar corridor route passing through occupied Balochistan territory that made me pen down my thoughts on how the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which is...

“Reviewing the Activities UNRWA”: Palestine Refugees and the Conquest for Peace

“As a major recipient of U.S. tax dollars, UNRWA must take more robust measures to ensure its facilities are not being used to facilitate terrorism,” – US Representative Doug CollinsIntroductionWithin UN, United Nations Security...

UN is US – but what game is US playing with India?

Pic Courtesy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban_Ki-moon#/media/File:Ban_Ki-moon_April_2015.jpgUN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s acting deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq said on March 4 “our good offices are available if both sides (India and Pakistan) were to request” mediation. Haq was responding...

Quietly Effective, Vigilant Airborne ISR

Aeros airship in interdiction support roleBeyond India’s current deployment of large aerostats for wide area radar-based monitoring of border areas, airships, new cargo airships, mid-sized aerostats and tactical aerostats also hold great promise to...

Defence Procurement: A Major Overhaul of Policy and Procedures is Necessary

No country that is not substantially self-reliant in defence production can aspire to become a dominant military power in its region and, in due course, on the world stage. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has...