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संसदीय लोकतंत्र में विपक्ष का महत्वपूर्ण कार्य मौजूदा सरकार की आलोचना करना होता है. मगर ये आलो....

Commentary: Rafael Deal - To Be Lauded Not Pilloried

In a Parliamentary Democracy the Opposition's role is clearly to criticise the Government. Such criticism must, however, be directed at the Government's failures not its successes. Should the Opposition engage in criticism for the sake of criticism, ....

Changing Contours of Air Threat and its Implications in our Scenario

“Air power may either end war or end civilisation”.1 - Winston Churchill, House of Commons, 1933 Since the raison d’etre for the existence of air defence, be it on land, sea or in the air, is to counter the air threat from....

Three Stages of Indo-Russian Defence Relations: A Military Perspective

Abstract This Apr this year, India and Russia celebrated 70 years of their diplomatic relations. The occasion was marked with reciprocal visits of the Heads of State to each other's country. While PM Modi wrote 'India, Russia r....

India Needs Structural Changes to Remove Uncertainty in National Security

Thucydides said, “Peace is a temporary truce in a war that is continuously going on.” India is at war since 1947 as no nation has fought so many conventional and sub-conventional conflicts post World War–II as India. Incidentally, each of these....

How Strong are Our Offset Guidelines?... A User's Perspective

Abstract The Minister of State for Defence Mr Subash Bhamre announced in Jan 17 this year, that nearly $14 billion worth of defence offset obligations would be discharged in India by foreign Original Equipment Manufacturers (O....

Towards a New Defence Procurement Organisation: Some Points for Consideration

Abstract The Times of India reported on 15 May 17 that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is considering of putting in place a new Defence Procurement Organisation (DPO) to streamline the mega arms acquisitions, as well as to lever....

Critical Requirement of VSHORADS - A User's Perspective

Abstract The ongoing procurement case of Very Short Range Air Defence (VSHORAD) weapon system for the three Services is currently in the news both in the print, as well as, the digital media. Understandably, the information content in both of t....

Laudable Reforms in Defence Procurement

Transformative Reform It is a well-established fact that no nation aspiring to great power status can expect to achieve its goal without being substantively self-reliant in defence production. The NDA government led by Prime Minis....

The Finest Chief for The Finest Army

“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion."
Alexander the Great

Time to move on

Ever since the nomination of the now incumbent Army Ch....

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