Foreign Affairs. Geopolitics. National Security.
MENU

Defence & Strategy

Indian Navy’s March from Indigenisation to Innovations and Beyond  

The Indian Navy and indigenisation go back a long way when the visionary leadership of Indian Navy established a Central Design Office in early 60’s for designing and making warships…

By Captain DK Sharma (Retd)

‘Bahala Na’ to Brahmos

The first ever defence export order of Brahmos supersonic missile system to Philippines’ Navy is a significant milestone for India. As usual, this news of $ 374 million export contract…

By Captain N Shyam Sundar (Retd)

North Korea’s ‘Hypersonic Missile’ Tests Raise Military Stakes in Asia

Even as debates swirl over their capability, a series of “hypersonic missiles” recently tested by nuclear-armed North Korea sparked sudden talk of preemptive strikes and arms races amid worry over…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

India Needs to Deploy its Ballistic Missile Defence System

The commencement of the induction of S 400 Missile system by the Indian Air Force has once again brought into public consciousness the issue of Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD). S…

By Colonel Deepak Kumar

‘93,000 POW Given For Free’ – Boundary Negotiations Need a Change

Boundary negotiations are complex issues. For countries which came out of grip of Western colonialism in the 1940s, 50s and even 60s, territory and sovereignty are interlinked. Neither can exist…

By Maj Gen Ashok Kumar

Complexities of Chinese “New Era” Along Indian Northern Borders

On 01 July 2021 President Xi clearly threatened that "no one should underestimate" the will of the Chinese people to defend their national sovereignty and territorial integrity.  A very large…

By Lt Gen (Dr) Rakesh Sharma

Adieu, Bharat’s General

There are moments in a nation’s history when time stands still. The unfortunate and untimely death of the country’s first Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Laxman Singh Rawat is…

By Colonel S Dinny (Retd)

Replacing “INSAS – 5.56 mm” With “AK 203 – 7.62mm” : Bang on Target! 

The present assault rifle INSAS (Indian Small Arms System) of 5.56 mm calibre was developed by the DRDO, manufactured at various ordinance factories and was introduced in service in 1990.…

By Maj Gen KK Sinha (Retd)

Revitalising the Strategic Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Being a country with immense potential, India also holds the advantage of geographic centrality that boosts India in its quest for becoming a key maritime power in the Indian Ocean…

By Induja J S

Is War Between Russia and Ukraine Imminent?

Russian troop movements near Ukraine have drawn concern from Kyiv and the United States that it might be considering attacking its neighbour. Here is a look at some of the…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Confronting the Global Hegemon

Global problems require global solutions is an oft quoted truism.  It is equally a fact that notwithstanding the acquisition of ever increasing economic and military power and the spread of…

By Lt Gen Kamal Davar (Retd)

LAC : China’s Strategic Misadventure

China reinforcing her strategic misadventure along the India - China Line of Actual Control (LAC) passed a new ‘Land Border Law’ on 23 October 2021, effective 01 January 2022. The…

By Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia (Retd)