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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)

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

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…

Time for India to Answer the Afghan Conundrum

Can India, at least this time, go beyond tokenism in supporting the Afghan National Army (ANA) in its fight against the Taliban? Will the Indian think-tank give up its measured…

The Great Churn in the Indian Armed Forces

The unseemly squabble in the Indian armed forces on establishment of Theatre Commands has plainly indicated that there exists incongruence in consolidation and synergistic application of combat power. The diktat…

Why Pakistan’s Kashmir Obsession is Good for India

To use a business term to describe a national security priority is never a good idea. You can be seen as unfeeling and cold. But unfeeling and cold is what…

The Drone Threat : A Progressive Fit Into The Sub-Conventional Threat Matrix

Sub-Conventional operations which form such an essential part of Hybrid War are never static by nature. Terrorists and insurgents find equipment and methodologies which transform the very nature of conflict.…

India-China Border Build-up: Pragmatically Speaking!

A recent news-item has proclaimed that India has redirected at least 50,000 additional troops to its border with China, in a historic shift towards offensive military posture.  Over the past…

Future Indian Forces With Indigenous Character

Future Indian Forces With Indigenous Character Lt Gen KJ Singh (Retd) PM’s Modi's statement at Kevadia, while addressing Combined Commanders conference has generated considerable interest, in strategic circles. The address…