Defence
Defence Capability Vs Defence Expenditure

One of the most keenly watched part of the Union budget is the allocations of funds for defence expenditure. Given the prevailing security environment, modernization of the armed forces and keeping them militarily prepared is a major challenge faced ....

Enhancing the Indo-US Defence Relations: Dissecting the Three ‘Foundational’ Agreements

Introduction The international environment remains in flux. Even though there is a belief that major wars are unlikely yet history has the uncanny knack of surprising us; it is therefore encumbent for nation states while abjuring conflict....

Analysis: Chinese Military “Buildup” in Gilgit

Selig Harrison’s report on the deployment of 7-11,000 Chinese troops in the Gilgit Region of POK has caused considerable concern in India. By way of denial the Pakistanis and Chinese have not refuted the presence of the troops but their purpose. Th....

Acquisition of C-17 Boeing Transport Aircraft


On 22 Apr, the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency notified the US Congress about the proposed sale of ten C-17 Boeing Globe Master III Transport aircraft to India, This is an important step forward in the US Foreign military sales proce....

Op Moshtarak: Post Surge Operations in Afghanistan

Courtesy the Iraq diversion, the critical Counter- Terrorist campaign in Afghanistan had been deliberately underfunded and under-resourced for nearly a decade. The situation began to deteriorate steadily from 2005 onwards and the Taliban steadily ....

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