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Deliberate Loss of War by the US to Taliban

According to the international media, “The fall of Afghanistan on 15 August 2021 happened quicker than it was expected. The passport and visa agencies got overwhelmed when the Taliban took…

By Mursal Noorzai

LAC – Condescending China Faces a Resolute India

The 13th round of talks at Moldo (Chinese side), on 10 October 21 between Lt Gen PGK Menon, Corps Commander 14 Corps and his counterpart the South Xinjiang Military District…

By Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia (Retd)

Indian Air Force – Game Changers in the Current Geo Strategic Scenario

“The one who controls Aerospace will control the planet Earth” was well established by the 1950s. The major powers began spending greater sums on aerospace. Air offers speed, range, accuracy,…

By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd)

New Drives to Counter China Come With a Major Risk: Throwing Fuel on The Indo-Pacific Arms Race

An accelerating arms race in the Indo-Pacific is all but guaranteed now that China finds itself a target of new security arrangements — AUKUS and the Quad — aimed at…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Including Arthashastra and The Bhagavad Gita for Indian Military Training – Salience of India’s Strategic Roots

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for enhancing indigenisation in the national security system, not just in sourcing equipment and weapons but also in the doctrines, procedures and customs practiced in…

By Dr Kajari Kamal

Balochistan is Now a Geostrategic Center of Gravity in South Asia

As long as the United States maintained a presence in Afghanistan, China could not fulfill its ambition to dominate South Asia and isolate India. Now largely free of American influence…

By Dr Lawrence Sellin

It’s Not the Job of the Quad, Keeping Chinese Tankers Safe !

In mature democracies, the relationship between the foreign service and the Navy is symbiotic, with each service wishing the best of health to the other. In India, the relationship started…

By Rear Admiral K Raja Menon (Retd)

The Second Quad Summit- Whither Indo-Pacific Order

The first-ever in-person summit of the four leaders of the Quadrilateral Framework (Quad) in the Indo-Pacific on Friday in Washington marks a critical milestone for the consultative framework since it…

By Commodore Abhay Kumar Singh (Retd)

Quad as Bulwark Against an Aggressive Dragon

There is heightened expectation as US President, Joe Biden is preparing to host the first, ‘in person’ Quad leaders’ summit, on 24th September 2021 at White House.  Besides host USA,…

By Lt Gen K J Singh (Retd)

C 295 and India’s Aircraft Production Ecosystem

Indian government finally cleared Rupees 21,000 crore ($3 billion) Airbus-Tata project for 56 C-295W military transport aircraft. Additional six may be acquired by the Coast Guard. The long-pending deal for…

By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd)

China Appoints New Commander Western Theatre Command – What India Should Read Into the Move

From the days of Arjuna or Alexander, every side has spent time and effort to know about opposing commander/s and understanding the whys and wherefores of what drives them, what…

By Brigadier Sanal Kumar (Retd)

Operations in Kailash Range – An Year On: India’s Strategic Resolve Demonstrated

Operations in Kailash Range - An Year On: India’s Strategic Resolve Demonstrated Lieutenant General  Vinod Bhatia (Retd) Achieving strategic, operational and tactical surprise, India occupied the operationally important heights of…