Defence
Keep The Armed Forces Out of Politics!

The Indian Armed Forces have fought and won four wars against our Western neighbor, a state where the country does not have an army but the Army has a country. Despite these obvious victories, the Indian Armed Forces have never fallen prey to the wor....

Realizing the ‘Make Defence Equipment in India’ Dream by First Nurturing in-house Human Resources

Introduction The Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016 was unveiled by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in March this year incorporating most of the recommendations of the Committee of Experts (CoE) constituted by MoD for ‘Amendment to DP....

सातवां शियांगशान फोरम

अनौपचारिक बातचीत का दौर सातवां ‘शियांगशान’ (शाब्दिक अर्थ है ‘खुशबू भरी पहाड़ियां’) सम्मेलन ....

Air Defence: De-Mystifying Facts from Euphoria

Abstract If there was one news that dominated the media space like no other in the recently concluded BRICS Summit on 15-16 Oct, it was the one on the signing of the contract between India and Russia for the purchase of five Regiments ....

The Seventh Xiangshan Forum

The Trend of Confabulations The Seventh ‘Xiangshan’ (literal meaning ‘Fragrant Hills’) Conference was held from 10 to 12 October 2016 at the Haidian District of Xiangshan near Beijing. The Xiangshan Forum is co-sponsored by China A....

China’s Aircraft Carrier Program

China’s Naval Ambitions China’s aircraft carrier program has made significant progress with the country ready to launch its first indigenous aircraft carrier in the near future. China acquired its first aircraft carrier, the decommissio....

CAG Reports on Military Equipment: Prudence is the Need of the Hour

Recent reports in the media, concerning a CAG report on the Indian Navy’s MiG 29K aircraft, have raised alarm about the performance of these aircraft. However, the issue needs to be deliberated with the necessary seriousness, devoid of media specul....

Tejas Fighter Induction: Glory and the Grind

On 1 July the Deputy Chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Air Marshal RKS ‘Chottu’ Bhadauria received the first two series production Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA) from HAL. These would equip IAF’s 45 ‘Flying Daggers’ Squadron—which, ....

The Ins & Outs of Infiltration: The Real Challenge in J&K - Part 2

Infiltration is usually a well-planned process but often terrorists continue repeating the very same routes on which their colleagues have been killed in droves. This is because of the compulsion they perceive of getting to the ‘reception area’ a....

The Ins & Outs of Infiltration: The Real Problem in J&K - Part 1

People who meet me socially often get into discussions on J&K. I find most of them have visited the state as tourists and have considerable interest in the security situation. Besides never being able to perceive why there is such large presence of t....

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