Indian Army
Covid Pandemic and the Armed Forces

The armed forces are actively involved in the national effort of dealing with the second wave of covid pandemic which has wreaked havoc on the entire nation. Join Lt Gen (Dr) Rakesh Sharma, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, (Retd) and Shashank Sharma for a...

LoC Ceasefire

As a positive step, on 24-25 February 2021, the Director Generals of the Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan agreed to a ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC). Since 2018, a total of 12,969 incidents of Ceasefire Violations (CFV)...

Vimarsh - Role of the Indian Army in dealing with the Contemporary National Security Challenges by General Manoj Mukund Naravane, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC (Chief of the Army Staff)

The Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC spoke on the “Role of the Indian Army (IA) in dealing with the Contemporary National Security Challenges” during the Vimarsh series of lecture organised by VIF on 24 Feb...

India-China military standoff: What next?

The India-China military stand-off has worsened in the last few days. Each side has blamed the other for the current round of tensions. In a pre-emptive move, the Indian forces occupied important heights in the Rezin La/Rechin La area on its side of...

Talk on 'Jammu & Kashmir: The Big Picture', by Lt General Syed Ata Hasnain

Lt General Syed Ata Hasnain, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM (Bar), VSM (Bar), former General Officer Commanding of Srinagar based 15 Corps and former Military Secretary was invited to disseminate his knowledge on Jammu and Kashmir in the March edition of the...

Vimarsha: ‘Changing Security Environment: The Role of Indian Army’, talk by General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff

At a public event, organised by the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 13 Mar 2018 under the Vimarsha lecture series, General Bipin Rawat, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), spoke about India’s changing security...

जम्मू कश्मीर: विशेष प्रतिनिधि के लिए आसान नहीं होगी राह

खुफिया ब्यूरो के पूर्व निदेशक श्री दिनेश्वर शर्मा को सरकार ने कश्मीर के लोगों की “जायज इच्छाओं” को समझने के लिए वहां के समाज के विभिन्न वर्गों से बातचीत हेतु अपना विशेष प्रतिनिधि चुना है, जो सकारात्मक एवं साहसिक कदम है। कश्मीर में बातचीत के लिए कई...

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 these...

Review Essay: ‘Deadly Impasse: Indo-Pakistani Relations at the Dawn of a New Century’, Dr Sumit Ganguly

The terrorist attack at an army camp in Uri in mid-September 2016 was followed by several surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) by the Special Forces of the Indian Army. Since then, India-Pakistan relations have deteriorated steadily and...

Hatred and Subterfuge : Pakistan's Proxy War on India

Through my years as a senior commander in the Indian Army there was an annual feature which never escaped my attention. The yearly war game of my formation would invariably begin with a presentation by a new team each time on the psyche and mindset...

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