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  • Russia calls Defexpo-2020 a landmark event

    February 17, 2020 10:57 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    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?

    December 12, 2019 11:46 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    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

    September 3, 2019 3:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    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

    July 6, 2019 3:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    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

    April 1, 2019 2:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    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

  • Towards a More Vigorous Make-In-India in Defence Manufacturing

    November 30, 2018 1:10 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The government of the day must take the country out of its asphyxiating bureaucratisation that seriously afflicts its defence production segment. The UK did it in the 1980s by privatising British ordnance factories. This really turned around their performance in... View Article

  • Oil, S 400, CAATSA A Test of Diplomacy for India

    November 2, 2018 2:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    There is never a dull moment in world politics. International relations are in a constant state of flux with many an extraneous factor causing shift in alliances, changes in priorities and even worse. The only ‘constant’ as immortalised by Lord... View Article

  • IAF Fighter Fleet in Crisis

    October 4, 2018 3:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Indian Air Force (IAF), speaking at the Air Force Day Parade on October 08, 2017, said that the IAF was prepared to fight a war at short notice. He... View Article

  • Self Reliance in  Defence Production A Mirage

    September 21, 2018 10:22 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    Understandably, India does not wish to be a 70 per cent import-dependent nation. Yet, at the same time we cannot be 100 per cent self-sufficient nation. It is just not feasible to be an isolationist in a networked world of... View Article

  • Navy’s Minesweeping Woes  Going Critical

    February 9, 2018 2:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    From the very beginning of his tenure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave priority to visiting countries in the Indian Ocean. Addressing the valedictory function of the International Fleet Review during 2016 he had also stated, “The Indian Ocean Region is... View Article

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