• 26 November, 2022
Foreign Affairs. Geopolitics. National Security.

Military History

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)

First Battle Of Panipat

GREAT BATTLES THAT SHAPED HISTORY In the ‘Trilogy’ of the Battles of Panipat, wherein three historical battles were fought, none impacted the destiny of the Indian Subcontinent for the next…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

The Battles Of Tarain

Great Battles That Shaped History The Indian Subcontinent through the ages, extending from the ancient era upto the establishment of British Rule in the 18th Century, has been a Bellum…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

The Battle Of Hydaspes: Was It Ancient India’s Rubicon

GREAT BATTLES THAT SHAPED HISTORY Geography has always been central to planning and conduct of battle. Indeed, ancient and even modern wars have been fought astride natural features or obstacles,…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

The Military Power, Strategy, and Conquests of the Chozha Empire

The military strategies of great conquerors are always fascinating for any young and aspiring academician to analyse. The world has seen the birth of many impressive empires from the Greek,…

By Aakrith Harikumar

The Question of Junagadh and Independent India’s First Joint Military Operation

The Integrated Defence Staff released the first-ever public joint doctrine for the Indian armed forces (JDIAF-2017) in April 2017[1]. The Indian defence services have since been working in all earnest…

By Colonel Deepak Kumar

Lessons from a Conference Hundred Years Back

This year marks the centenary of the Washington Naval Conference which was held in the capital of the United States from November 1921 to February 1922. This Conference, well known…

By G S Iyer

Sardar KM Panikkar : A Maritime Visionary

A great historian, statesman, educationist, diplomat, journalist and bilingual writer, Kavalam Madhava Panikkar (1895-1963) has been consigned to history as having given the wrong advice to Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru…

By TP Sreenivasan

Field Marshal SHFJ Manekshaw Too Deserved a Farewell with Honour  

On 06 February 2022 as the nation mourned the passing away of Lata Mangeshkar who apart from a well-known singer of international repute was also an awardee of Bharat Ratna,…

By Lt Col JS Sodhi (Retd)