Defence
Defence Exports: Analysing the Armenian Success

On 01 Mar 2020, the media was abuzz with the breaking news of India having won a 40 million USD contract to supply four Swathi Weapon Locating Radars (WLR) to Armenia beating strong competitors like Russia and Poland1. A contract of th....

Creating an Effective CDS for India’s National Defence

Background
Nearly two decades after submission of the Kargil Review Committee (KRC) report in 1999, the Group of Ministers (GOM) Report in 2001 and recommendations of the Naresh Chandra Task Force in 2012, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)....

भारत के चीफ ऑफ डिफेंस स्टाफ: कुछ अनसुलझे मुद्दे

भारत सरकार ने देश की रक्षा सेवाओं से जुड़े सभी मामलों पर रक्षा मंत्री के इकलौते सलाहकार तथा सैन्....

Air Defence Command – Some Salient Aspects

The newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) in his very first meeting after taking over on 01 Jan 2020, has directed Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) to prepare a proposal by 30 Jun 2020 for the creation of Air Defence Command (ADC) b....

India`s Chief of Defence Staff: Some Issues to be Resolved

Government of India has created the institution of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) as a single point adviser to Raksha Mantri (RM) on all matters concerning the Defence Services of the country and as Secretary of a newly created Department of Military A....

IBGs – Need To Survive To Fight Another Day

Premise
It was reported in Nov 2019, that after having tested the Integrated Battle Group (IBG) concept (explained later) both in the Western, as well as, the Eastern theatre, the Indian Army will be operationalising the IBGs in the field....

भारतीय सशस्त्र सेना के चीफ ऑफ डिफेंस स्टाफ पर फैसले का क्रियान्वयन

स्टडी ग्रुप का गठन
भारतीय सशस्त्र सेना का चीफ ऑफ डिफेंस स्टाफ (सीडीएस) नियुक्त करने का बहुत....

Amid Economic Woes, Pak Government Reports Revamping - A Review

Despite all odds…
Despite all the economic woes and downturns, despite spiralling debt trap, and sky-rocketing costs of imports in the face of sharp currency de-valuation, not to mention the IMF imposed economic re-structuring and the ....

Can the Integrated Battle Groups Reinforce India’s Conventional Deterrence?

In a significant decision last month, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has officially cleared the proposal for launching the first Integrated Battle Group (IBG) under the Indian Army’s 9 Corps, which will be deployed along India’s Western Border.

Saudi Arabia Drone Attack: Sign of Changing Character of Hybrid War

Introduction
The Houthi militants carried out an audacious "large-scale" attack with 10 drones targeting Saudi Aramco oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais.1 Even in the past Houthi rebels had attacked Saudi Arabia but the preci....

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