• 16 May, 2022
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Battle Rages for Ukrainian Region of Donbas

By Jonathan Landay and Tom Balmforth RUSKA LOZOVA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Russia pummelled positions in the east of Ukraine on Sunday, its defence ministry said, as it sought to encircle…

The Sinking of Moskva – Challenges for Large Surface Ships

The Russian warship cruiser Moskva, the flagship of Russia's Black Sea Fleet, sank on 14 April 2022 during the conflict in Ukraine. The ship was hit by two R-360 Neptune…

By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd)

Russia’s Ukrainian Quagmire Providing Tough Lessons for China

By Greg Torode, Martin Quin Pollard and Yew Lun Tian HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) -From countering a Western "information war" during a Taiwan conflict to using "shock and awe" to swiftly…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Nuclear Resurgence for Peace and War

The emergence of Covid-19 and climate change as existential threats to mankind had relegated the nuclear danger to a second level threat till the Russia-Ukraine war broke out. In 1991,…

By TP Sreenivasan

Mariupol : Ruins of Port Could Become Russia’s First Big Prize in Ukraine

By Pavel Polityuk and Natalia Zinets (Reuters) - The Sea of Azov port of Mariupol, reduced to a wasteland by seven weeks of siege and bombardment that Ukraine says killed…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Even With Sanctions, Russia Can Afford to Feed its War Machine

By Mark Trevelyan and Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen LONDON (Reuters) - Russia can afford to wage a long war in Ukraine despite being hammered by Western sanctions aimed at crippling its ability…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Air Power in Ukraine Conflict

The global attention continues to be focused on the conflict between the two largest nations of Europe, Russia and Ukraine. The war began with contest of influence over Ukraine. The…

By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd)

Russia’s ‘Defensive’ Use of Nuclear Weapons Policy

Even before the Russian military machine entered Ukrainian territory on February 24, the potential threat of escalation to a nuclear conflict had been raised. In the days before the invasion,…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Bogged Down in Ukraine, Russia Moves War Goalposts

By Mark Trevelyan LONDON (Reuters) - Russia has reframed its war goals in Ukraine in a way that may make it easier for President Vladimir Putin to claim a face-saving…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Largest Test Yet, North Korea’s ICBM Programme Hits New Heights

By Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's resumption of long-range missile tests, including a flight of its largest-ever weapon, puts it closer than ever to having a reliable way…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Chinese Military Aid to Russia – A Major Role Reversal

By Greg Torode and Martin Quin Pollard HONG KONG (Reuters) - For decades Russia has, more than any other country, aided China's dramatic military modernisation with weapons and technology -…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

War of Mercenaries

On 10th of March, Britain’s Ministry of Defence released an intelligence update, which said—Russia is deploying Private Military Companies (PMCs) in Ukraine.  Interestingly just a week before this announcement Russia’s…

By Levina