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Self-Reliance in General Munitions and Energetics Need for a Vision
“It’s all right to aim high if you have plenty of ammunition.” — Hawley R. Everhart The current stand-off at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) has once again highlighted the fact that despite advances in technology, modern wars in... View Article
Does India need a Strategic Bomber?
A South China Morning Post, report of November 26, 2020, says, China’s H-20 stealth bomber will give China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) a ‘truly intercontinental’ strike capability and allow China to extend its strike range far beyond its... View Article
A New Chapter In India-Saudi Relations
In his six-day-long (9 – 14 December 2020) visit to the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Army Chief, General MM Naravane was given a red carpet reception by the hosts as it was the first visit of any... View Article
Is India Finally Emerging From its Strategic Reticence?
“The world is a gymnasium where nations come to make themselves strong.” — Swami Vivekananda Ancient Indian identity was forged by distinct geographical reality that insulated India from outside influences. Indian subcontinent is surrounded by the vast Arabian Sea and... View Article
Has Atal tunnel got Beijing worried?
To say that Global Times [GT] serves as Beijing’s ‘unofficially-official’ mouthpiece would amount to stating the obvious, but this has to be done in order to make ‘correct’ sense of op-eds that appear therein. So, when a piece written by... View Article
Russia calls Defexpo-2020 a landmark event
Russia has called recently concluded Defexpo-2020 in Lucknow, a landmark event in the advanced military and technical cooperation between both India and Russia. The press statement issued by the Russian embassy in New Delhi says that Defexpo-2020 helped to continue... View Article
From Net Defence Importer to Net Exporter?
On November 11, 2019, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stated, “Looking at the talent India possesses, I am pretty confident that we can become a $10 trillion economy in the next 10-15 years”. He added that the need of the hour... View Article
CDS – A Long Way to Tipperary
Irish soldiers marching off to the Western Front in World War I sang It’s a long way to Tipperary, it’s a long, long way to go; a longing for home but underlying the near certainty of death or disability and... View Article
A Road Map for the New Defence Minister
Like Mr. Modi’s googly in the general election, the shifting of Rajnath Singh to the South Block is nothing short of a Chinaman. And the country he has to checkmate in the coming years in terms of strategy and defence... View Article
The F-16 vs Mig-21 Bison More Questions than Answers
The analysis of the much-reported dogfight between the IAF and the PAF on 27th February as a fall-out of the Balakot strike the previous morning has thrown up a number of theories, conjectures and scenarios particularly with regard to the... View Article