Defence
The Absence of Air Power in India’s Security Narratives

India’s security narrative of the region has been largely driven by the coercive diplomacy which China has chosen to pursue as a part of its national security strategy. Border stand offs in Arunachal in the near recent past and Ladakh currently, un....

Interaction between UK’s Chief of Defence and the Vivekananda International Foundation on UK’s “Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy”.

On 21 April 2021, Vivekananda International Foundation members had a virtual Interaction with UK’s Chief of Defence Staff General Sir Nicholas PatrickCarter, GCB, CBE, DSO, ADC Gen. The interaction was focussed on the Indo-Pacific security and UK....

Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) by USS John Paul Jones in the Indian EEZ – A violation or unwarranted assertion?

On Apr 7, the 7th Fleet of the US Navy released a statement about Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) undertaken by USS John Paul Jones in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) without requesting India's prior consent. Join Rear Admiral Sudars....

Vimarsha: Talk by Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) on 'National Security Challenges and Air Power'

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) invited Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC, for a public discourse on “National Security Challenges and Air Power”. The talk was organised under the aegis of Vimarsha....

The Rajput Age of the Indian Navy: Why INS Rajput matters on her day of decommissioning

As the Indian Navy’s destroyer INS Rajput heads for decommissioning on 21st May after 41 years of service, join Rear Admiral Sudarshan Shrikhande, AVSM, IN, (Retd) and Shashank Sharma, as they reminisce the era these ships ushered in for the India....

PM’s call at Kevadia – What is the ‘Big Picture’?

Ever since the PM addressed the Combined Commanders Conference in Kevadia on 06 March 2021 the media has been picking up bits and pieces of his address and pitching it as ‘stand-alone agendas’ complete with all the semantics aimed to sensationali....

Vimarsh on Changing Contours of Competition and Conflict - Implications for Indian Navy by Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS)

As part of Vimarsh series of lectures on 21 Jan 2021, Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chief of the Naval Staff spoke on “Changing Contours of Competition and Conflict - Implications for Indian Navy”. Admiral Karambir Singh brought out....

Vimarsh - Role of the Indian Army in dealing with the Contemporary National Security Challenges by General Manoj Mukund Naravane, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC (Chief of the Army Staff)

The Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC spoke on the “Role of the Indian Army (IA) in dealing with the Contemporary National Security Challenges” during the Vimarsh series of lecture organised by VIF on 24 F....

Vimarsha: "Shaping the Armed Forces to meet likely Current and Future Challenges", by General BipinRawat, Chief of Defence Staff.

Under the Vimarsha series of lectures organized by the VIF on 07 April 2021,General Bipin Rawat, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, ADC, Chief of Defence Staff spoke on 'Shaping the Armed Forces to meet likely Current and Future Challenges'. It was foll....

Technology and Air Warfare

Most pathbreaking technologies in use in the civilian world were first developed for military applications. Brightest of minds and R&D efforts have focussed on developing technologies for gaining a military edge over the adversary. Join Air Marshal A....

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