• 03 June, 2023
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Understanding Manipur Dynamics

Manipur was merged fully with the Indian Union on October 15, 1949, but it became a full-fledged state more than two decades later, in 1972. Manipur is known for its…

By Air Marshal Anil Khosla (Retd)

SIACHEN 1987 : A Story Forgotten

Siachen is one of those battlefields from where very little information flows rearwards. Great feats of valour remain buried there, forgotten with nary a memory. Over time a ceasefire has…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

Repealing The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA)1958 In The NE: Is This The Right Time?

On September 11, 1958, a law (Armed Forces Special Powers Act) was enacted to deal with the ongoing disturbed situation in the Naga Hills, which were then part of Assam.…

By Lt Gen Shokin Chauhan (Retd)

Role Of Indian Defence Forces During Freedom Struggle

As India Celebrates 75 years of Independence and commemorates the freedom struggle by the Indian citizens against the British Empire, the role of British Indian forces to preserve the British…

By Col Deepak Kumar

Teenage Terrorists of PLA in Manipur and the China Angle

Teenagers in Manipur are on the edge of a precipice ready to be pushed into a very frightening abyss. The proscribed terrorist groups like PLA are now following a strategy…

By Levina

Where is the Henderson-Brooks-Bhagat Report?

Sixty years ago, traumatic events took place on the Northern borders of India; undoubtedly, the Sino-Indian conflict in October/November 1962 is an episode which marked the Indian psyche. Though many…

By Claude Arpi

A Guerilla Victory At Umberkhind!

Screenshot Portraying The Battle of Umberkhind: Source-inmarathi.com  “The conventional army loses if it does not win. The guerrilla wins if he does not lose”.            …

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

‘The Pashtuns: A Contested History’

Pashtunistan - the land of the Pashtuns- straddling an area of more than 100,000 square miles, historically stretches from the Indus to the Hindu Kush. Today, this land and its…

By Tilak Devasher

The Battle Of Thermopylae: One Of History’s Greatest Stands!

“Victory belongs to those that believe in it the most and believe in it the longest” Randall Wallace  “No retreat, no surrender. That is Spartan Law. We will stand and…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

Joint Exercise With US Special Forces Commences at Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh

The 13th Edition of the Indo-US Joint Special Forces exercise “Ex Vajra Prahar 2022” commenced at the Special Forces Training School (SFTS), Bakloh (HP) today. The US contingent is represented…

12th DefExpo to be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat between October 18-22, 2022

The 12th edition of DefExpo - India’s flagship exhibition on Land, Naval and Homeland Security systems - will be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat between October 18-22, 2022. The five-day event will witness…

Restructuring of Defence Forces and Modernization

The modernisation/reforms of defence forces is a continuous process based on threat perception, operational challenges and technological changes to keep the Armed Forces in a state of readiness to meet…