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  • Self-Reliance in General Munitions and Energetics Need for a Vision

    April 2, 2021 10:57 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    “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?

    March 26, 2021 9:41 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    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

    December 30, 2020 11:31 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    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?

    December 18, 2020 1:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    “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?

    November 18, 2020 3:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    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

    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

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