Biotechnology and Biological Warfare – its Applicability to Indian Armed Forces

What is Biotechnology? The technology which is based on biology is known as biotechnology which harnesses cellular and bio molecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet. The biol

Use of Precision Artillery on the Line of Control

Background Artillery has been a major contributor in all conflicts which the nation has undertaken since independence. It has played important roles in Jammu and Kashmir where there has never been a peaceful moment ever since the Indian Arm

Recent Transgressions by China in the South China Sea

Activities of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) China along with Vietnam is the largest claimants of islands in the South China Sea. China has built military bases to include berthing sites for war ships, air strips for fighter and transp

Nano-Technology and its Military Application

General Aspects Nano technology is science, technology and engineering conducted at nano scale of approximately 1 to 100 nanometre (nm).1 It is stated that physicist Richard Feynman is the father of this technology. It all started at a meeting of

Pakistan’s Nuclear Bluff

Current Perspective 14 February 2019 was a clear day for movement of vehicles on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. It was after a long spell of road closure that the highway was opened. Viewing the frequent road closures, there was a need to move troops

Impasse in Jammu and Kashmir

Political Situation On 19 June 2018, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled out of the Mehbooba Mufti Government in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). The alliance was formed after the elections in 2015. The mandate during the elections was fractured. It wa

Artillery Today

Introduction The Indian Artillery has ever been performing creditably during war and peace. Its motto ‘Sarvatra’ signifies its employment in all operations including Low Intensity Conflicts. Artillery is actively involved in surveillance, reco

Modernisation of the Armed Forces of China: Wake Up Call for India

Issues Meriting Importance The People’s Republic of China was established in 1949 under the Chairmanship of Mao Ze Dong. The Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) defeated Generalissimo Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-shek), and formed the government. Thereaft

Armed Forces of Vietnam

Introduction The Armed Forces of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is known as the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN). The PAVN was formed by Ho Chi Minh and General Vo Nguyen Giap on 22 December 1944. The Service Branches comprise of the Army, Nav

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