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The Re-Incarnation of INS Vikrant
Often, a newborn is given the name of a parent, or a grandparent or a great-grandparent, and so on. In India, a number of kings have been named Vikramaditya. In the western cultures similar traditions prevail. It is not uncommon... View Article
Declassifying Histories of Wars and Operations
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued a policy for compilation, publication, archiving and declassification of the histories of wars and operations with the stipulation that such events must be officially recorded within five years, which should ordinarily be declassified... View Article
Afghanistan: Drawdown or bandonment Its Consequences
The Taliban see themselves as a government in waiting, speaks volumes of their confidence to overthrow the current regime after the Americans leave. They have already decided to rename the country as “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.”“This is jihad, it is... View Article
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