Russia-Ukraine War: A Game of Vain Military Venture?

Military Theories Unheeded Traditionally, over the centuries, the Russians have been the pioneers of original military strategic thinking. Even the world’s leading military thinkers, mainly the Prussians/Germans and British, have been heavily i

India: Gearing Up for National Defence

Covenant of Defence Modernisation In a welcome change from the past, particularly in the post-Doklam 2017 period, the nation is witnessing a coalescence of sensitivities on matters of national defence. This is a welcome attitudinal change in the St

Pandemic Factor in Military Organisation

Curse of the Pandemic All-pervasive adversities brought about by the Covid-19 Pandemic have occupied, seized in fact, the universal human consciousness in a manner seen never before. That is only to be expected when the Pandemic has turned out to

Fore-warning that could not be Heeded

In mid-April of 2013, with Xi Jinping regime in saddle, the PLA set up a camp nearly 19 kilometres west of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) near the Raki Nala in India’s strategically sensitive Depsang Plains part of Eastern Ladakh. The intrusion c

Kashmir: The Climb Ahead

“Don’t hit at all if it is honourably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft”, - Theodore Roosevelt A State of Complexities At the time of India’s independence, the State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) was, by the very nature of its

Has ‘Sab ka Saath ..’ Ended the Political Trick of ‘Divide and Rule’?

“An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry”, - T S Eliot Politics in ‘New India’ Interactions with the masses indicate a rediscovery of India’s once

US-India 2 Plus 2 Dialogue: Significance of Strategic Partnership

“Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, …confusion of counsel until emergency comes … are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history” – Anon Defence Industry and Defence Pr

The Maoist Rebellion, in Limp

“ … for then only you will be strong, when you cherish the laws, and when the revolutionary attempts of lawless men shall have ceased …” – Aeschines. Greek statesman The Object of Discussion Much confabulations have taken place ov

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